Friday, January 30, 2015

Agricultural Land

What is it? We all think we know and everyone uses the term but everyone has a different opinion. From what most of us think we know, there are thousands of acres of agricultural land on the Island of Oahu, just laying fallow. Just look around you as you travel throughout the island and the proof is there, this is an urban island. Much of this empty land has never been used for Agriculture.

"Good Solid Character on the Waianae Coast is how you treat
those who can do nothing for you."

Amazingly, Hawaii has less than a seven day supply of many foods, especially perishables. Some 90% percent of our food is still imported. Hawaii will never be totally self-sufficient. And the land owners have made their statement. "You know how much that land is worth? You gotta pay me." They hold Agricultural land for investment not for use.

The goal could be to produce food for the local market efficiently enough to replace most imports. Hopefully, it will be done based on a philosophy of self-sufficiency, sustainability and stewardship reflecting "Aloha 'Aina" - Love of the Land. How about building a monstrosity such as the Rail Catastrophe? Auwe!

The beautiful Articulated Bus. With enough of these
we coulda had it made in the shade.

Take a good look at our citizenry on the Waianae Coast. Many of these friends and neighbors are forced to spend a great part of the workday in commuting. We must take it into account that the lives of all the citizens would be much better if we could live, work and play in our own kuleana. Being able to spend a little extra time with the family could certainly be taken into consideration. If you have to bear the cross of going to Honolulu every day, you can have it but you do not have to lay it on anyone else.

"What A Wonderful World" by Bruddah Iz

Hopefully we will make good choices. We must allow the building of business parks on the Waianae Coast using extra care not to infringe on the possibility of using "Probable" Agricultural Land. And help more farmers make use of the available land. Sustainable farming systems are capable of maintaining their productivity and usefulness to society indefinitely but there must be some concessions for the benefit of the citizens.

Blogger's Law #25b: Some people make their decisions by the book, Even though they don't know who wrote the book, or even what book.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Help Squad

They have arrived on time as per usual and ready to set up their offerings. They have a good crowd of their own and a few visitors start coming in shortly. I tried to find out who saw the last blog but only one person has a computer. This will change with time.

Valentine's Day coming up pretty soon and
these people are going to be ready. 

Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Lean not upon your own understanding, acknowledge him and he shall direct your path. Proverbs 3:5-6  God is Good.
Nani Kaawa

We got a good photographer, so we got good pictures.

God will never leave you or forsake you. He gave his only son, so that we can live. That is why he is God, and we are not.
Sa Capanio

God bless you, as his name is etched in your heart.
From da Kaawa's

"Walk Through Paradise With Me" by Melveen Leed

Friday, January 23, 2015

The Coast

What coast? How about from Kaeana Point to Honokai Hale? One of the most beautiful spots in Hawaii. All except for that Electric Plant goofing up the landscape. Why don't they put it in Kakaako? The Fat Cats in Honolulu Hale don't mind screwing up the works as long as there is money in it for them.

"Let's be nice to everyone, even the shitty ones. Let the Assholes
be Assholes, we will sleep better."

Makaha is waking up as part of the community and there is group Zion Ipuka that comes down to Nanakuli almost every week and shares a little food and drink for those wanting it. The homeless are picking up on this. There are other groups that we must find out about and add to their Public Relations.

The beautiful Waipio Business Park. The residents that work here
worship the very ground. Paradise is so near for them. One in Mililani
and one more in Wahaiwa would be Paradise for so many more residents.
"They coulda been home in 20 minutes."

Lualualei Business Park still on tap in spite of the Present Rail Party veto. Think of all those cars missing from the streets and Highways to Honolulu. Those lucky residents that may be able to take a leisurely walk home. Wow! And time to spend with the family. And the high class don't know this, but minimum wage in Lualualei is worth ten times what it is worth in Honolulu.

The beautiful Articulated Bus. With enough of these we coulda had it
made in the shade and ranked among the best in the nation again.
Not now, we are about 49th. But it's the bread, Fred.

Unfortunately, when the Rail Disaster is installed, they plan on removing, the #93 and the "C" buses, and #40 will become part of the feeder bus system. Auwe. Talk about humbug. But everyone knows that the ones for the Rail will never ride it in a million years. Strictly for the low class, the homeless and a few tourists now and then. Billions and Billions of dollars in profits for the Fat Cats. It's the money, Sonny.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Zion Ipuka Sharing

It was a nice day for me and the first car arrived at about 4:30 in the afternoon. I got everything ready, and by five they were already pretty well set up. I asked around but no seem to know anything about the blog or the pics.

"Great opportunities to help others seldom come,
but small ones surround us every day."

So I go slow too. I got somebody to take the camera but I did not see any photos. Then I got someone else and those are the photos in this blog.

I asked and found a good man to letter the caps and two went to the table of items to be donated. Most of the people were very cooperative and they have a good group.

And we got a good write up:
Aloha from Brudda Moki, spiritual leader of Zion Ipuka ministry. Praise the Lord Jesus for the opportunity to do God's will. Giving hope to the hopeless in Nanakuli. We pray for God's light to shine on the less fortunate. In Jesus's name, Amen.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Zion Ipuka

Another nice group willing to share their food with their fellow residents in the area.

Announcement: There has been a change of plans. Now it will be for the last three Tuesdays of every month. Free food, fun and fellowship. From 5 to 6 pm.

Well we got a good photographer, so I had to put in twice
as many photos as I had planned.

Psalm 149:3
"Let them praise his name with dancing, making melody
to him with tambourine and lyre!"

Zion Ipuka coming together with the homeless community to pay it for and giving back to a place we all came from with God. We can all make a difference. -- Keoki and Kinohi.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Charis Cell Group

A nice group of Christians arrived on Monday afternoon on Nanaikeola Street in Nanakuli to share their food with the neighborhood. I tried to explain but I am not very good at explanations. Still they were cooperative and their intent is to do good and share their Christianity which is commendable.

I took two cameras and I was lucky to find someone that knew something about cameras. She took several photos but the entire thing was my fault. One of the cameras had deficient batteries and the other was not taking clear photos. I will have to donate it to someone and perhaps they can fix it for themselves.

"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Bruddah Iz

From their pamphlet:
Christ Embassy Hawaii
Serve: Sundays 10AM
Where: Waipahu Filipino Community Center
Contact: 888-2975

Hopefuly they will see that we can help too. And keeping contact with us will also help them. This is a blog and not very many are aware of blogs. 

Ecclesiastes 3

There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,

Saturday, January 10, 2015


Ko Olina Resort is a 642-acre master-planned vacation and residential community on the leeward coast of Oahu with 2 miles of coastal frontage and includes three natural and four man-made lagoons with white-sand beaches.

"To them that wait, all things reveal themselves, provided that
they have the courage not to deny in the darkness,
what they have seen in the light."

It is home to three hotel and vacation-club resorts: Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa; the JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa, and Marriott's Ko Olina Beach Club, as well as several resort condominiums and villa homes. The resort includes Ko Olina Golf Club and Ko Olina Marina, as well as shopping and dining at Ko Olina Station and Ko Olina Center.

Watabe Wedding manages four wedding chapels on the resort property. Major events hosted at Ko Olina Resort include the LPGA Lotte Championship, Ko Olina New Year's Lagoon Fireworks Spectacular, and the finale of the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival.

"Morning Dew" by Bruddah Iz

Over 85% of the Social functions are attended by the temporary tenants of the Resort. Perhaps a full ten percent are residents in Kapolei living in million dollar homes. Very few from the Waianae Coast so that this is plainly not for the locals. That is why some intermediately priced fun will come in, Kapolei all the way up to Makaha. The Rail Disaster has given all of us notice.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Community Organizations

This blog is still nip and tuck when it comes to staying or being deleted. We give it another month. Connecting with a few community organizations would help. These are civil society non-profits that operate within a single local community except that for now, they do not seem to know what a blog such as ours could do for what they stand for.

"Let us hope that we may attain the wisdom to know what must be done,
and then have the courage to do it."

They are essentially a subset of the wider group of nonprofits. Like other nonprofits they are often run on a voluntary basis and are self funded. Within our community organizations there are many variations in terms of size and organizational structure. Some are formally incorporated, with a written constitution and a board of directors (also known as a committee), while others are much smaller and are more informal.

"What A Wonderful World"
by Bruddah Iz

The recent evolution of community organizations on the Leeward coast, has strengthened the view that these "bottom-up" organizations are more effective addressing local needs than larger charitable organizations. However, web sites are something they can understand very well, blogs are for somebody else.

From: Ambrosia Maui. Kihei Kalama Village, 1913 South Kihei Road,
 Kihei, Maui, 96753. Open 7 days a week til late. Bar/Lounge/Club -
Ambrosia gals Eva, Jessica, Jettie, Trish da Dish, Sara Byrd
and we are all friends on these islands.

Leading the pack Searider Productions based in Waianae High School. Next is Waianae Mall but unfortunately only on Facebook. Makaha Productions has been very quiet lately. And then there is Western Stories, a written monthly publication and they do quite a good job.

"Maria Elena" by Jimmy Dorsey

There several others but the same thing applies, Web sites are terrific but blogs can be for later - much later. Typical community organizations are community-service and action, health, educational, personal growth and improvement, social welfare and self-help for the disadvantaged. Anyone out there that can use our help?