Sunday, March 29, 2015

3rd City? No!

Direct from the Internet.
Leina F.
Honolulu, HI
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Beautiful. - I recently moved here in August 2013 for college, so I live in Honolulu. It was so nice to get away from the city life for a little while. We had to take the bus there, and though the neighborhood seems a little sketchy, it's actually okay. The beach is so perfect! The water is so clear, you can see out the ocean for miles. It's not dirty like you'd expect Oahu beaches to be. There's a lifeguard stand. The beach is a pretty standard size. There are picnic tables, restrooms, and showers. All pretty decent. I love Nanakuli and the countryside.

"Walk With Me Through Paradise" by Melveen Leed.

And I couldn't find anything on the Internet but also at Nanakuli Beach Park, on Sunday, March 29th, they are having an Ohana, praise in the Park from 3 to 6 PM. They are probably going to have a good crowd, any photos would be appreciated for this blog.

D... Discovering New Friends

A... Appreciating Your Talents

N... Never Saying Never

C... Confidence & Compliments

E... Exploring New Heights

"Maui Waltz" by Loyal Garner

Pub's Side Note: Fortunately, I am meeting more people that have good speakers on their computers. With some good speakers you can play music that may sound better than your high class stereos. Or a good set of Earphones. I can give them some of my music on USB.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Zion Ipuka

We have an awful lot of good people on this coast and this group is a good example. Their hour is about from 5 to 6 on Tuesdays but a lot of people are here before that time. Nice crowd and we even had a couple people from Nanaikiola Senior Apartments drop in.

Psalms 30:11: "Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing:
thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness."

Nice People, Looking Good

"The memory that most people take pictures of sometimes in computers,
with just the memory of your mind between the two. The most felt
part  of your memory is what holds in your heart."
Amen - Andrew Kaawa

This is getting to be nice social occasion.

Social Media is our goal for our blogs and we have a ways to go. The commentators come first, the ones that wish to comment on a blog, good or bad. Then come the Information Contributors (Two Centers) which can email info or photos to any blog of their choice.

"Walk With Me Through Paradise" by Melveen Leed.

Then Guest Authors will take some thinking. As Guest Author they can get in the blog (with the password for Blogger) write what they wish, post the photos that they wish and get out without ever asking anyone permission. In effect a blog of their own within the blog.

To our reader and dancers, please consider yourselves, now and henceforth, and no matter what anyone ever asks of you, free to do any thing you want as long as it doesn't hurt someone else unnecessarily.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Waianae, Third City

The Waianae Coast still offers a beautiful panorama of sights along with its own share of troubles. Road construction is always in progress, temporary road repairs last for months, and the roadway is replaced with steel plates that damage car tires and suspension. And everyone understands that the Rail Catastrophe will make things worse. Our representatives have no clout in the sacred halls of Honolulu and the Big Money is on the Rail Crisis. Sam Slom seems to be one of few with enough guts.

"Difficult does not mean impossible, it just means that
you have to work a little harder."

Think of the good it would do for so many on the Waianae Coast to have
a few Business Parks like this one in Pearl City which does wonders
for the residents of Pearl City. How about for "our" citizens of
"our" community instead of the Fat Cats in Honolulu.
"I coulda been home in 20 minutes."

Since there is only one road in and one road out, cars have no option but to drive over the steel plates. And the resulting traffic jams are inevitable, because of the Rail expenses. And there are many old buses with bad suspension, but fortunately we have bus drivers with good attitudes and they know much more about Public Transportation than the wheels that are running the enchilada into the Big Bucks. It's the bread, Fred.

The beautiful #93 bus from Makaha to downtown Honolulu. Many had been thinking it would be better to take it to downtown instead of the car. You can get to town in 90 minutes. The Rail Disaster is not going to beat that in a million years or 20 Billion dollars. And "I coulda got the bus right around the corner." No feeder buses, rail stations and 21 stops to Honolulu and then another feeder to get where you are going. Three hours? The Fat Cats in Honolulu call it "Rapid Transit."

"Beautiful Kauai" by Don Ho

Driving down the Farrington Highway through Waianae’s small towns you can get a view of million dollar homes next to rundown shacks, overgrown weeds, rusted out broken down cars and trucks and on any given day discarded furniture or waste sitting on the side of the street that is disheartening. Along the beautiful stretches of beach scenery may be rows and rows of dilapidated tents with homeless families and their pets living on the beach and at the end of the road you pass the town of Makaha which was a full blown “tent city” with families of homeless living a day to day existence.

Similar to a mainland urban ghetto, the small Waianae towns are peppered with convenience stores, liquor stores and fast food establishments. They know that when the Fat Cats in Honolulu say "keep the country, country" it means no shoe stores and no sidewalks. That stuff is only for the first class deluxe citizens of Honolulu.

"Blue Champagne" by Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra

Drugs are closely interwoven into this landscape with methamphetamines (“ice”) being the preferred choice of self-destruction. “Waianae Chronics” is the moniker for the people trapped in this endless downward spiral. “It’s all about the high.” Meth addiction is a serious blight on the Waianae Coast. Fortunately, many of the young know they are ignorant but they can learn. The Fat Cats in Honolulu couldn't care less, Da Rail Mess is where the Big Bucks are. All we can do is emphasize the importance of shaping public policy and the perception of crystal methamphetamine.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

A New Waianae Coast

Maybe it is just me, but this coast and these people seem to be getting smarter every day. The Present Rail Party still rules much but they have not been able to stop the new Nanakuli Shopping Center. There will be a lot of workers (minimum wage) that will make it home in 20 minutes. Ten times bettah than in Honolulu.

"We have survived 100 per cent of everything in our lives so far.
If we have learned from our mistakes, there is a good chance
we will survive whatever is next."

Waianae Coast T Shirts
There are many people from Makaha connected to the ones in Nanakuli. The City of Joy next door to me has a lot of people from Makaha. There are employees at Sack N Save, McDonalds and Kentucky Fried from Makaha.

And there is a religious group from Makaha, Zion Ipuka that comes almost every Tuesday evening to help those in need. We are getting to be Third City. The Present Rail Party will try to stop it but there will be an Industrial Park or Business Park on the Waianae Coast. So many lucky ones that will avoid that humbug to Honolulu.

"Hey There" by Rosemary Clooney

So it is becoming more evident that if you have something to communicate, you have the comments section in every blog. Just write it in and type your name and everyone will read it. Meanwhile all others with more interest than that can become Information Contributors and just communicate the information to any one of the blogs.  This can be one or two sentences, or even one or two paragraphs, it is entirely up to you. The thing is no other person can be in the exact same spot you are at any function. This can be called Point Of View.

This applies to photos too. Remember the most important photos for the reader/dancers is the five to eight person photo. Too many of the single, or couple photos is somewhat counter productive. Even the triple. It detracts from the social media presentation that we seek.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club

I am starting a new deal in Pages, the new prize will be a Laptop Computer. Used, of course, but working just fine with Windows 7. The winning number will be in this blog every Friday and if the last two numbers in your social security number are the same? Wow! I hope I can keep it up until someone wins it. I use it mainly as a back up but now I have another smaller one to use on the bus.

"Success is never final - nor is failure. Courage and

persistence will overcome."

Received email and beautiful poster from Aunty Maile:

Aloha Dancers!
Tonight tickets go on sale at the Wahiawa Recreation Center.
Hale Hookipa Room!
or call Carol Kohagura at 623-7256 to reserve.

"The movement to music never lies. It is a barometer telling the state
of the soul's weather to all those who can read it." 

Fortunately, most people in the West interested in dancing are learning more about the basic step in every dance. A very few have more than one and there is where you can have a big problem. Waltz, Rumba, Cha Cha Cha, Salsa, all have one basic step and they make some of the most terrific partner dances that have ever existed.

Pub's Side Note: The happiest reader/dancers and the unhappiest reader/dancers are our most valuable Two - Centers. And their tremendous value is the fact, that they have their own unique opinion. Share it with us and your fellow dancers.

Friday, March 6, 2015

What? Bodder You?

There are some very good organizations making every effort to make the residents of this community aware of where we are and how much more important we are than "they" think. Most are in the commercial fields but are hampered by the Agricultural backers and the "Keep the country, country" groups. We all should understand what they mean about no sidewalks or shoestores on the Waianae Coast. And a packed Farrington Highway does not worry them in the least.

"To touch, to move to music, to inspire - that is the true gift of dance."

Kauai is still holding back more than the others. Someone passed on the old "banana peel" about how we print "private" correspondence. It was never true, but no one never apologized to us. It happens, some one will accused us and someone will believe and no proof whatsoever required. Too common - same thing happened on Maui a couple years back. So somebody lost, Fortunately, if we had 1000 places to contact, now we only have 999.

And we have a new Guest Author in Dancing Nights blog,
Richie Fun, check'im out. And we need more like him.
Photos and information for our reader/dancers.

The blogs are beginning to stabilized and the front runners are emerging. Sea Country is not among the front runners, but it is comfortably in the double digits average hits per day. Not enough computer users and we have hopes for more. Town Dancer remains in front with Blogging Hawaii, Platinum Horseshoe and Dancing Nights coming up very nicely. Once one of them shows movement, like getting Two Centers and/or Guest Authors, then we can work on it to get it independent. The independence of the blogs is crucial, I can't live forever.

 "Siboney" by Placido Domingo

Meanwhile there are plenty of dancers already in this area, but they are required to travel long distances to dance. There will be a new dance club, either in Kapolei or the Waianae Coast. This has been forced to come about because of the Rail Catastrophe. Most will be street or club dancers with no formal teaching, but they can sure learn. When they get into the Ballroom Dance classes, they will really shine. And the best dance floor in the West remains at the Waianae District Park. Just beautiful.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Waianae Mall, 40th.

I got the news from Western Stories, our monthly publication on the Waianae Coast. And they sure had a nice write up. I looked it up on the internet and I got something and a Quote From Waianae Mall on Facebook.

"We had such a beautiful event this past Saturday at the Waianae Coast
Hall of Fame. So many families and friends came out from the community
to support our honorees. If you have any photos share it with us! We
would love to see your memories of this unforgettable day."

Forty Waianae leaders and luminaries were honored on February 21st at a public ceremony unveiling the "Waianae Coast Hall Of Fame" created by A&B Properties, Inc. in celebration of Waianae Mall's 40th Annivesary. We may know more about this for next year's celebration.

"The Following Sea" by Don Ho

From Dick Adair, one of the best political cartoonists in the entire Pacific in Midweek. Meanwhile, Nanakuli Shopping Center is still on plan even though efforts are being made to stop it by the Present Rail Party. Their aim is to force everyone to work in Honolulu.

Dancing is slowly coming into prominence. It has almost always been the local folk dancing, Hawaiian, Samoan, Tongan, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese etc. Now we are seeing some sparks of local social partner dancing besides the kids and their acrobatics.

Pub's Side Note: There are some in the dance community have do not wish to be into blogging for whatever the reason. We should respect and try to avoid bothering them. If they do not want it they shall not have it. But the sign on the door we leave open still says welcome.