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Monday, July 27, 2015

Blue Monday

This blog is beginning to roll. Plenty dancers read it from Kalealoa to the North Shore. So I expect any new action in dancing to come in this sector. Cholos on the North Shore is doing just fine with Salsa,. Could there be another dance place on the North Store? Anything just to get away from the mess that has been created in town and which is due to get worse.

“There are small truths and big truths, just as there are small lies and big lies,
and along those truths and lies run the questions that were never asked
and those that were never answered.”


This world was never about Truth or Lies. There are only hard facts. Despite that, some who exist in this world mistakenly believes that only Facts Favorable To Them are truths. They know no other way to live. Do you know all the Facts?” For us the dancers, we just want to dance in a better environment.


Of course, yesterday Sunday was one of the worse on the Waianae Coast. Four solid hours of bumper to bumper traffic. But Farrington cannot be fixed. The Rail Catastrophe has taken all the money and our reps are powerless against the Present Rail Party. And they are making millions and millions of dollars, hand over fist. The Fat Cats in Honolulu call this Easy Money.

"Mokihana Lullaby" by Loyal Garner

And yes, it is true that there are more people leaving West Oahu for Maui. Just to get away from the Rail Disaster. I tried to get housing on Maui and the lists are three years long.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

District Park

A park district is a form of local special-purpose district for providing public parks and recreation in or near its geographic boundaries. This is lacking in Second City, Kapolei. The Present Rail Party as per  usual hold it up. The money is need for the Rail Disaster. A District Park with a nice dance floor is urgently needed in Second City but the people are of not to be considered. It's the money, Sonny.

"You don't learn to walk by going by the rules. You learn by doing
and falling down now and then."


Park districts are prevalent in the United States. State statutes often have a general law to provide for park districts' creation, dissolution, geographic borders, and annexation; the selection of governing boards, often referred to as park boards; and the criteria for levying property taxes on behalf of the district. Unfortunately here, the raise in property taxes is going to the Fat Cats in Honolulu for the Rail Catastrophe. And the price of a four day pass is going to $50. Hey, Hey, this is called "Easy Money."

     "Ain't No Big Thing!" by Don Ho

Park districts sometimes obtain additional revenue by charging admission fees for some venues and through donations or voluntary memberships in a similar way to not-for-profit organizations; in addition, sometimes a park district is assisted by a private not-for-profit organization set up specifically for the purpose of assisting the local public park system.


"Don't Cha" by the Pussy Cat Dolls

Pub's Note: But I do ask, wherever I go. The answer, "There is none around here, everybody goes down town," and many say it in no uncertain terms. Of course, I think there is a lot more dancing coming to the West. So a new club is on its way in the very near future. How about between Kalealoa Harbor and Kalealoa Airport, on the beach. Wow!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Visitacion Family

American Cancer Relay For Life
from Maurice E. Morita

Join  the Visitacion family
at Magic Island at Ala Moana Park

Saturday, July 18, 2015
6:00 p.m. to 12 midnight

Team Benny & Emmie Visitacion
Team Captain:  Jenn Visitacion

Camp site #53
(Diamond Head side where the restrooms,reg/vol//fin committee booths
are located)

Parking instructions for parking lot - volunteers will help you with parking
(give Team Captain name & campsite #53)

Additional parking is available at a select parking area in Ala Moana Center until midnight
handicap parking - 1st row closest to field Team setup will begin from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
for more information, contact Jenn at 808-754-2495

Pub's Side Note: This is a blog site, so anyone can add to it just by emailing it in and the full name of author.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Progressing

Apparently the right side of the Horseshoe is leading the way for West Oahu. The Norh Shore has Cholos with Salsa Dancing. A Giant step ahead. Wahiawa has Dot's in Wahiawa doing just fine and seem to need no help from us. Same thing  for Just Tacos and Salsa in Mililani. Anyway there is dancing in this part and it is going to get even better yet.

"If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones,
then you never will change the outcome."

We can dream, can't we?

Meanwhile, Kapolei is merely thinking about it but it will soon come about. Many people would like to avoid that downtown business specially now with the Rail Crisis coming up. The Freeways are going to be a bigger mess. Car sales are going up, just to avoid those cattle car feeder buses. And most people are now convinced that "Rapid Transit" is not.


Meanwhile, the Waianae Coast is waking up and thinking about Third City. Anything is better than the horrible Rail Disaster. And yes, we know, it's the dollars, Scholars. Millions and millions of dollars in profits already being made. How much does the HART board cost? Easy Money. As those Mainlanders like to say, "These local yokels don't know any better."


Photos from Jacob Gravitts new letterman's jacket. His proud momma Tracey emailed to me, and she just happens to be my granddaughter. Hi ya, Jacob.


Thursday, July 9, 2015

WBDC

From Aunty Maile:


WBDC MEMBERS AND GUESTS!
DON'T FORGET WBDC'S MAMA MIA DANCE HAPPENING THIS FRIDAY AT 7:30 PM!
JULY 10, 2015
WAHIAWA REC CTR, HALE HOOKIPA ROOM
FREEEEEE PIZZA!
(SPONSORED BY WBDC!)
DANCE TILL YOUR HEARTS CONTENT TO MUSIC BY DJ LELAND!
ENJOY THE CAMARADERIE
ENJOY THE PIZZA!'


Pub's Side Note: check out Richie Fun in Dancing Night blog. Doing a terrific job blogging. We do not need clones, just your honest opinion, is all. For other news, There is Dance Fever Oahu, a Web site and Frank has two blogs with news not available to us.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Waipahu

A nice day even though I got up late. Did what I had to do and got ready for the trip to Waipahu and Dance Hawaii. Was ready in time and got the #40 bus on time and got to Waipahu after six. Took a nice slow walk through the streets to get to the United Visayan Hall. I needed the exercise, good for me.

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word,
a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring,
all of which have the potential to turn many situations around."


Welcome to Dance Hawaii Social Potluck for our 2nd. Quarter.
We appreciate our voluntary instructors on Monday, & Thursday nights at the Waipahu United Visayan Hall. Our 3rd quarter begins on August 3 & 6. Salamat Po.
Maurice Morita.


A few people were there and there was some line dancing. Many people still remembered me and it certainly made me feel welcomed. Hector was among the first and I gave him the camera to work as he wished. You can all see that he did a terrific job. Wow!


Their Line dancing was very nice though much of it too complicated for beginners. It was fun to watch and they were having fun doing it. As per usual there is a lack of males. Too many of the leads do not realize that this could be a great way to start. The music is the same as most ballroom dancing and the basic movement in all the dances is also the same. From there it is only a skip and a jump to leading a lady into the different figures.


They had some good solid social dancing, but just not enough leads. Very nice ladies there and some of you guys missed out. Of course that is the way it is all over the island. But it is changing for the better specially in West Oahu.

"Y Volvere" by Lucero

And I left after eight to get my #40 bus back to Nanakuli. It was late and packed to gills. As the Present Rail Party has always said, "A bunch of ethnics anyway." Got home before ten which wasn't too bad and made myself a drink. Gratifying to know that so many people understood, that I was there to help.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Second City?

It is a definite plus, that the dance people in West Oahu are getting more cohesive. More together with the same interest in dancing. The Platinum Horseshoe is forming all by itself. We are getting more interest from Makaha and down the coast, around Kalealoa Harbor and Kalealoa Airport. And fortunately the word is spreading up through the central valley to the North Shore. Waikele and Waipio are looking very promising for a new club. Takes time, have patience. 


Somebody wrote in the Internet:
Everybody can be great in our dancing circles: Why? Because anybody can serve and you can see it in all our social dance clubs. You don't have to have a college degree to serve - You don't have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve - You don't have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You don't have to do it, Heel, toe, toe, heel because that is that way it is done, correctly - You only need a heart full of grace and rhythm. A soul generated by the love of music and the dance.


Feedback, in West Oahu, is an unknown function. They know advertising in newspapers, radio and tv stations but communication in a blog is not there. There is a comment section in every blog and all you have to do is type it in. Of course, some are rejected. Unknown, anonymous, incognito. However a pen name is alright, it means somebody. Talk back, you don't have to agree with anyone, it is your honest opinion.