Sunday, October 4, 2015


The dance situation remains constant. Salsa dancing on the North Shore, and rumors of dancing at Whitmore Village. Wahiawa is doing very well with Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club and then there is Dot's in Wahiawa for a little night club action. Mililani with Just Tacos, Salsa dancing every Saturday night. Dance Hawaii is pretty solid in Waipahu and HBDA is doing well in Kapolei. From everywhere else there are only rumors. So apparently there is a big section wide open for a dance group.

"Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason."

They just have to get well away from the noise of the Rail Disaster. That leaves the three very needy possibles. Waianae, Kapolei and possibly, Waikele or Waipio. This all makes for very solid dancing of our kind, and the entire area ready for a smaller version of the famous Palladium in downtown Honolulu. One third the square footage would be quite enough. Our people are social dancers and do not require an acre of ground to dance.

"American Woman/No Sugar Tonight" By The Guess Who

Many Community Centers and District Parks in the West would do with just a good dance floor. The best example in the West without a doubt is the Waianae District Park dance floor. Wow, what a place to party! However, np one knows if there has ever been any dance on that floor. Auwe. Time Marches On and the Horseshoe will catch up soon.

If the world is getting smaller, why do postal rates keep going higher? ... Use Tact, You Fathead!" ... Yes he knows 100 patterns in Rumba but dances all in foxtrot styling ...  Sign on Flooring Company Van, "We lay anything." ... "Out of my mind, be back in five minutes."

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Ups and Downs

We have them all the time. I planned on going to the Monday Dance Hawaii social in Waiapahu, but got a little dizzy with my vertigo. If I am on shaky ground I had better stay home.and look at the four grey walls that surround me.

"We all should learn from the mistakes of others too. We cannot possibly
live long enough to make them all by ourselves."

However I am feeling better and I have an appointment for housing in Pearl City on Wednesday. Got my fingers crossed. Now that I have more visits per month to the VA at Tripler, it can be very nice to reduce the time from a full day lost to just a half day. Terrific. And then from Pearl City, there is a lot more io see than in Nanakuli. Specially now that I am on a walker.

Apparently few people know of the goodies that can be gotten for free if you have the lucky number. The numbers change every month after the closing of the Dow Jones Industrials. The last two numbers are the base number used for the monthly prize

"Truth never lost ground by inquiry"

If one hundred people would check their social security numbers, we would have a winner. But so far nothing. Of course, on the Internet if it says free, you must be careful. There are many that have taken good honest selling to the lowest point in history. So I agree, be careful, ask around, check before you get involved. Meanwhile, if you have the number, call first and you can come to Nanakuli and pick up your prize

Sunday, September 27, 2015

It Is Coming Around

We are slowly building a nice blog here. The only thing we have lacking is the Contributing Editors and the Guest Authors, then the sky is the limit. This can be the blog for all dancers on this Island. Specially for the fact that Kapolei will be second city in spite of the Present Rail Party. The residents will live, work and play in their own kuleana. Other people can have their fourteen hour workdays in town.

 “Failure may be instructive. The dancers may really learn quite
as much from their failures as from their successes"

The two main points in the entertainment part is the dance clubs and the night clubs. There is one more dance club in the planning states and there are at least two Night Clubs on tap. And with a big enough bar, you can build a dance floor and voila! You have a night club. The social dance club will be where are a lot of potential dancers and right now it is the territory between Kalealoa Harbor and Kalealoa Airport.

In the poster of our blogs are couples from our dance groups in transparency. I just recently found out how to do this with any photo. The aim is to post the photo to any graphic and the background will remain transparent, while the couple will be printed in all their glory.

I have collected in the last ten years some 100 dance couples where the photo comes transparent. They are hard to find. You can see them in many of my posters. Now my plan is to get a favorite photo from some of our people, make it transparent, then use it in any poster and gradually delete all the professionals. Maybe some of you can help.

I just read that there may be a name change in the city Phnom Penh? - Phat Chance!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The Future

A new concept that started in Florida is now creeping up the Atlantic Coast on the Mainland. If it happens in Hawaii it will be in West Oahu. The new combination Dance Studio and Week End Night Club is apparently the new action in the Atlantic coast and is traveling West, The night clubs are only on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

 “Dancers occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick
themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.”

We can dream, can't we?
"The Tennessee Waltz" by Patti Page

The rest of the week is Dance Studio action. Some have even introduced Juice Bars. God forbid! On Oahu, that's blasphemy! But there has been this kind for many years in Alhambra, California. The Granada and it is a combination, Dance Studio, Restaurant, Night Club and Ballroom. On three floors, it is considered one of the best dance Centers in the West.

"Tiny Bubbles" by Don Ho

But in Kapolei, there is no need for such a big place. I  would say 4000 square feet would be good enough. With as much machine as possible, pop machine, juice machine, nectar machine, candy machine and anything else machine, available just to quench the thirst. Sublet the combination Juice and Alcohol bar service and top it off with a small cover.

Latin Dance Friday Night - Cultural Dance on Saturday and Sunday, would be perfect and be sold out every week end. Might even have to add an extra night for dancing, either Thursday or Monday. Or even The Pau Hana Dance every Wednesday evening starting at 5:00 PM. Ideas, ideas, some people will just kick them around, but for now, they're just ideas. And if they invite me, I can go take some photos, take some comments, and blog'em.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

The Waianae Coast

The long standing wants of the club social dancer have long been ignored on the Coast. But the club dancer has always been there and in this century more people are paying attention even if they have to go all the way downtown.

"Music is a pleasure we obtain from unconscious arithmetic and it comes from counting, but counting unconsciously, and just going with music."

The entire West Coast is developing a different mentality now that the Rail Fiasco is settling in. Everyone is trying to find ways to avoid that disaster. Feeder buses are going to be one big hassle. The Noise from Steel wheels on Steel rail is going to drive people bats. Special buses are planned for the people in Waianae that may cost more but you can ride in comfort to town if you have to.

 Sign on Waianae Radiator Shop: "Best place in town to take a leak."

Then there is the planned Fast Ferry from Kalealoa Harbor to Honolulu. It will cost but it will be in comfort. Just get in and get out. "Comfort" has been deleted from all manuals and guides from the Present Rail Party. Even though the entire world is looking to find ways of getting the people off their cars and onto public transportation. The Present Rail Party is a long way from that. They keep looking for ways to force people into their catastrophe. It's the Money, Sonny.

"I'll Remember You" by Don Ho

There are still sparks in Waikele and Waipio about a new dance club in the area. Just have to find the right  place to have it. They would get members from as far away as Makaha and the North Shore too. Just treat the member right is all. And another reason to keep from going to town. Many people in this area already dance the American Rumba with the alternative basic. Looking terrific.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

This blog marches on.

We seem to have some good new people in this sector that are 21st century thinkers and do not accept the standard for the Waianae Coast of yesteryear and the Fat Cats in Honolulu. They are definitely becoming more knowledgeable of what downtown Honolulu means when they say, "Keep the country, country."

"You can regret caring too much about what other people think. But in fifteen
years you won’t give a damn about what any of those people thought."

Very little roads and definitely no sidewalks. Little money for schools, no need. No shoe stores and for sure no place where you can work close to home. You need anything, go to Honolulu and make the traffic even worse than it is now. The Dumb Dodos, just for the millions and millions of dollars in profits.

"The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise" by Les Paul and Mary Ford.

Of course, the extremes in town are terrible. New condos at 30 stories high to add to Traffic Grid lock. And look what they are doing to Pearl City right now, almost brought everything to a stand still. The Present Rail Party is only interested in the Big Bucks they will be making. It's the Pay, Ray.


From Aunty Maile, I am sorry but very difficult to get into this blog.


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Ok·to·ber·fest Note: Oktoberfest this year,
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Just read another article on the possible obsolescence of the Web Site. I don't agree. The Web site has its usefulness and just does not need to be updated constantly. The blog is not "instead of" but "in addition to." The blog site's usefulness is in its currency, it can and is often updated daily. The difference in the hit counters is evident. Though I keep hearing "But we already have a Web site." Oh well, let us not bother.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

UVC and Dance Hawaii

Nice day and everything looked rosy. September 12th. the big day for many people, among them "me" Why me? Well, I have been on this space ship Earth for many years, and yesterday I completed my 90th trip around the sun. Nevah thought I would make it. And I went to the 67th anniversary of the United Visayan Committee. Terrific occasion and the people were all nice and friendly.

“Peaple do not mean all they say, and yet very few say all they mean,
for words are slippery and thought is viscous.” 

I took a couple photos before I could get Maurice to get some for me. The dinner started and they had what looked like some ono food. Then I was able to get another couple people to get a few more photos, and it is looking more likely that I will continue that switching

There were many pictures taken all over the place, with all kinds of cameras. good, bad and indifferent. Many of the young were taking "selfies." I talked to some and explained about the blog but they were not interested. What do I know? We cannot blame them, we should not waste their time - blogs are for mature people.

Beautiful Filipino music, singing and dancing and the audience seemed to enjoy it tremendously. Everyone seemed to be having a good time. However, I began to feel tired about eight and decided to leave. I do not want to take the chance of falling down. Got some ice for my flask and took a nice leisurely walk back to the Waipahu Transit Center..

"Dahil Sa Yo" by Rogelio de la Rosa

Took a nip now and then and the bus arrives about ten minutes later. The bus driver gracious as always, offering to use the ramp. I always tell them I try to do as much as can by myself.  Nice ride back home, taking a nip now and then and got home before nine.

Pub's Side Note: Perhaps if I get enough photos of the dancing I could make another blog for tomorrow.