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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Why Men Can't Dance


By Stephen Ching, North Shore.

The majority of dance instructors and studio owners are female. They may be excellent dancers, and may have excellent people skills, but being a member of the opposite sex, their brains are not wired like a man’s brains. When they teach, they don’t think like a man. By default, they think like a woman, and in their language, they appeal to the feminine nature of the dance.

"If nothing ever changed, there'd be no butterflies."

But men are not motivated by “feeling light and free”. We are motivated by achievement and feeling successful. The average man is also not motivated by being able to move his hips like a Cuban. What are selling points and moments of connection for a woman, can easily be major turn-offs for a man.

"Vaya Con Dios" By Les Paul and Mary Ford 

If there are any women still reading, let me clarify that I’m not writing this article for you. You are free to tag along for the ride, but as a dance instructor, the question I had to come to grips with for the sake of my male students is simply “what is it that motivates a man to embrace this activity as part of a regular lifestyle” Well, it’s not that complicated. While most of us men are not motivated by the promise of feeling “light and free and floating.”


If a woman wants to feel light and free and floating, and I have that ability to give her what she wants, I’m there. If I don’t have a clue as to how to move my hips like a Cuban, I’m not foolish enough to attempt it in public. But if I can get a woman to move her hips, and put a genuine smile on her face while I’m doing it, sign me up! If I can’t, I’d be wise to find some other way to satisfy her. But deep down, surely I’d rather satisfy her.


So men, if you decide to sign up for dance lessons, I implore you to make sure you have a teacher that addresses your concerns. Ask any questions you have, unapologetically. Let them know what you want from them. Let them know that with each lesson, you want them to bring you to a place of confidence and competence, success and victory. Don’t settle for anything less.

"City Lights" by Loyal Garner

Look for specific fruits of less nags and more smiles from your partner; more genuine levels of respect and genuine impressments and less frustration and disappointment. It’s your dollar and it’s your time. It should serve to bring you and your partner closer to each other, instead of further away.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Thinking in Waianae

Yes, there are plenty people that are thinking on the Waianae Coast. We are not going to be led around by the Fats Cats in Honolulu. Some of them don't even respect science. Do we think that science is going to save the world? We don't know, but what we do know is that the absence of science will destroy us. The Fat Cats don't know from Shinola. It's the bread, Fred.

 "Life's too short just to do what you're told!"

We Can Dream, Can't We?
We can look at the improvements in the quality of life around the world. And it has been brought about entirely by advances in science and technology. On the Waianae Coast it had been increasingly good. We also know that for East Oahu, the Rail Disaster is not it.

"Maui Waltz" by Loyal Garner

Meanwhile the food situation is looking pretty good even for the homeless. There are several organizations that are out to feed the hungry. And the supermarkets learned some time ago that it is much better for the people if they compete for the customers. The results are good prices comparable with downtown Honolulu.  And fortunately we have some very good restaurants along the way. Honolulu doesn't have a monopoly on good cooks.

"Tiny Bubbles" by Don Ho


Drinking oasis are too few and far between and very small, private like deals, except for the military of course. There will be a nice Cocktail Lounge coming up soon that can keep a Shopping Center open a couple more hours than they are opened now. A couple of places could compete with one another and might give us a Night Club. The entire enchilada is looking good. If we could just get rid of the Choo Choo train. We deserve it.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Wake Up, Waianae

The Present Rail Party and the "Keep the country, country" people are at it again. No industrial parks on the Waianae Coast. They are of course, the Fat Cats in Honolulu. The Waianae coast must be kept no higher than two stories and a minimum in school money - no sidewalks and specially, no shoe stores. We don't have to think, they will do all our thinking for us.

"In order to succeed we must first believe."

The Beautiful Waipio Business Park
If we did not have the Rail Disaster, we coulda had Farrington as a six lane highway and everyone riding back and forth comfortably. But the Fat Cats wouldn't be making those millions and millions of dollars in that Choo Choo train that will be slower than any bus we got now. But lying is their thing and people are beginning to wonder what happened to that last 100 million. No one knows - so no one can tell. Look what they did to Ben, lying is their business and they are experts.

The Beautiful Business Park at Pearl City.
The business park is an area of land in which many office buildings are grouped together. All of the work that goes on is commercial and light industry, not heavy industry or residential. These are popular in many suburban locations, where development is cheaper because of the lower land costs. The lower building costs for building is wider, not necessarily higher. They are also often located near motorways such as Farrington Highway. For the Waianae Coast it would be a God Send, thousands of cars off the freeways to and from Honolulu. Thousands of cars missing from downtown Honolulu traffic. And "I coulda got home in 20 minutes."


This new approach to spacial organization has arisen because of the Rail Catastrophe looming ahead for the citizens of the coast. It is getting to be one Big Humbug. Rapid Transit was a deliberate lie, not a misnomer. Just to get at the millions and millions of dollars in profits from it.

"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Bruddah Iz

 Low-rise buildings and attention to free spaces in the Waianae area is a way of shaping the environment and helping the users of public transportation. In sum, business parks could be thematic precincts of autonomous architectural set pieces arranged around parking lots and communal services. They would be situated at the most accessible points of the Waianae Coast road network.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Social Dancing

Someone wrote, "Dancing is at once rational and healthful. It is a natural amusement of young people and as such since the days of Moses." Our only quarrel with that is the statement in reference to "young people." The adult recreation of dancing provides pleasure and enjoyment with relaxation and an improved social life, to people of all ages and backgrounds. It is an ideal path to health through gentle exercise in these days of tension, stress and sedentary work and pleasures.

"When they stop the Rail Disaster,
there will be dancing in the streets of Waianae."


"I Believe" by Frankie Laine

Looks like everyone had a nice Easter and nice that everyone I meet seems to be doing just fine.  Town Dancer is still "The Blog" with 25% of the total hits on our recorded blogosphere, (eight blogs.) Richie Fun in Dancing Nights blog is doing just great and moving that blog up fast.


"Tiny Bubbles" by Don Ho

The bloggers that we have now are slowly learning that they can do as they wish on their blogs. That should be good enough for they are doing a great job. For now what is more important is the Two Centers which are those willing to stick their two cents in. With a little information and photos, we got the readers. Really very simple. Try it. With time they can decide if they wish to become Guest Authors.

 
A Guest Author can get in open, write, post photos, publish, and close it all without saying boo to anyone. In effect it is his own blog within the blog but he is responsible for only his blog. Many do not realize that with more Two Centers and Guest Authors, the hits will go through the roof, if we can keep the advertising malware out.

And Yes, Waianae District Park has the best dance floor in West Oahu.
Just never been used for dancing.


Sunday, May 10, 2015

Trying

Sea Country and the Waianae Coast still trying to do good for our fellow citizens and neighbors in our community. This in spite of the Present Rail Party of Honolulu who is already making millions and millions of dollars in profits. Yes, we know, its the dough, Moe.


There was a planned Library for Nanakuli but now there are rumors that it may be cancelled because they need the money for the Rail Crisis. And those people want more money, naturally. It is easy.

"There Must Be A Better World" by B B King


It would have been a perfect thing for the citizens of Nanakuli. Right in between Waianae Library and Kapolei Library. What a convenience, for everyone not just the people close by. But we all know the people of  "Keep The Country, Country", with their, less money for schools, no money for sidewalks and for sure, no shoe stores. Now it may be no libraries either.


That is the Fat Cats of Honolulu together with the Present Rail Party. They are getting the money and they want more. You can tell all the people that have been bought. They no can figure, "Rapid Transit" is a deliberate lie. Today you can go from Makaha (#93 bus) and get to Honolulu in an hour and a half. "Rapid Transit" with 21 stops from Kapolei to Honolulu will never make make it in 21 minutes, even if it can go 500 miles per hour. But they will be making millions and millions of dollars in profits. They call it "Easy Money."

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Dancing in Waianae

There has been small talk, but not much. More people are finding out that the best dance floor in the west is at the Waianae District Park. Just never been used for dancing. But then dancing has been tried on this coast several times and nice for only one or two times, when they got people coming from outside the area.

"Enough tomorrows and you will be left with empty yesterdays.
perhaps it would be better to make today worth remembering."


There are more people now that can dance socially with a partner, more seasoned dancers. That is all it takes. Get a nice group together and you set up a nice Dance Club like the ones in town. Perhaps even have beginner class to entice new people. Time will tell.


Of course the Rail Catastrophe is still there and that is going to make Farrington Highway into one big hell for all wheels. They plan on canceling the C bus and the 40 bus and provide only feeder buses to the Rail Station in Kapolei. Talk about humbug. But we all know, it's the bread, Fred. Millions and millions of dollars in profits for the Fat Cats in Honolulu.