Friday, March 28, 2014

Update

This blog is really astounding me, the readers seem to be there. OK by me. So it remains that Kapolei should be allowed to be Second City. And the Present Rail Party has no such intentions. The Industrial Parks have been very effectively blocked.


The beautiful Industrial Park in Kapolei. Hundreds of cars would be missing from the freeways to and from Honolulu. Hundreds of cars missing from that horrible downtown traffic. And "I coulda been home in 20 minutes." 


And everyone seem to know that the Rail Mess is not Rapid Transit. It will take longer than the bus service we have now, as bad as it is. The "C" bus and the #40 bus also known as the "Cattle Cars,"  are the worst.

Of course, the Present Rail Party is going to make that even worse than that. Right now we have the local small territory buses running just beautiful for the benefit of the citizens. From Frank Fasi time.

And we have the super duper #93 bus that can get you from the Alapai Transit Center to Makaha in an hour and a half. Few people are aware, the Present Rail Party keeping the information away from the users. Worthwhile to leave the car at home and leave the driving in the very capable hands of the Bus Drivers for now anyway. The Present Rail Party gonna put a stop to that nonsense.


The Rail Catastrophe will never beat the bus system we had, not in a million years. Never. Rapid Transit is a misnomer, or just plain lies. And we all know by now, it's the bread, Fred. Millions and Millions of dollars in profits from the construction of a Rail Crisis. Anybody got an idea of what the minimum wage is for the construction workers on the Rail Mess? How about $50/hour.?

You can con some of the people all of the time. and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot con all of the people all the time. Who said that?

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

What's Doin'?

The most akamai people against the rail on this Island are the people in Kapolei. They realize the disaster caused by the Present Rail Party and their lying methods. They have publicly stated it in a resolution by the Neighborhood board of Makakilo, Kapolei and Honokai Hale. They are leading the protest because Second City has been temporarily been stopped.

"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Bruddah Iz

When Honolulu Weekly folded on June 5, 2013, after 20 years of weekly Pritchett Cartoons, John signed a contract with Honolulu Civil Beat an award-winning, online news site owned by Ebay founder, Pierre Omidyar. A new chapter of Pritchett Cartoons had begun.


Published books on local politics include, "Drawn & Quartered," "The Unbelievable Empire," "Jeremy's World Comics" and the online edition of "Rail, Honolulu's Big Mistake." Pritchett also provides cartoons, caricatures and illustrations to national and international newspapers, book publishers, magazines and Web sites. Now generally considered the best editorial cartoonist in the entire Pacific Basin.


Ask anyone in Waianae. Da Rail, Auwe!

 Beginning dancers prefer to take "intermediate" level classes. Intermediate
dancers prefer to take "advanced" level classes. Advanced dancers
pay to take private lessons to work on their basics.

Too many progressive things in Kapolei on hold because of the Rail Catastrophe. Fortunately the interest in dancing is increasing specially because the preference is for a place to dance nearby and avoid the trip to town. Kapolei Chapter of HBDA is doing just fine, however there is a dire need for another dance organization, just to spread it around.

Then there is the new Dance Studio that is inevitable, even though there some talk of one in Waianae. The combo, Studio - Nightclub? Why not? At any rate there will be a place to dance in Kapolei or vicinity. The best dance floor in the west is still at the Waianae District Park. Could Waianae be far behind? Check it out.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Trick Tracks

In the Night Club News:

“Almost nobody dances sober, unless they are insane.”

Of course, everybody knows that Dancers go to dance, not to drink. Should be common knowledge in Kapolei too. When they build that Night Club in Kapolei they will have to take that into consideration. What ever happened to the Juice Bar idea? And selling not "finger" food but "chopstick " food. This is the twenty first century and we live in Hawaii.


 "I Can Dream, Can't I?" by the Andrews Sisters.

The Three Styles of Tango:
"American tango is when you've just started dating, and you're flirting in an atmosphere of sexual tension. Argentine tango is when you've just started sleeping together and you can't keep your hands off each other. International tango is when you've been married for seven years and you're only staying together for the sake of the children."

There's a story behind every person. There's a reason why
they're the way they are. Pain alters our personality.



We cannot be everywhere and some news is simply not available for us. Check in on the latest at Dance News of the Pacific blog. There are also two very good blogs by Frank Sierra. The Dance Connection and That's Dancing.

By Greg Gilman:
Harvey Weinstein promised that an upcoming film starring Meryl Streep will make the National Rifle Association "wish they weren't alive" during an interview with Howard Stern earlier this week, and now it has a title, "The Senator's Wife." "I don't think we need guns in this country," Weinstein told Stern on Wednesday. "I think the NRA is a disaster area."

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Learning A Little

By Chunho Kim, Kalealoa

Do you have to be the best dancer in the room to have a great time? Ha Ha Ha. If you want to maximize your social dancing fun, you simply need to become "average" in your area and take your time enjoying the journey from beginner to average. Even if you are not the outstanding super star,  you can be having a better time than half the guys in the room.

“No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today,
life does go on,and it will be better tomorrow.” 

I say this to all the newer leads who will listen: "The fun in dancing is amplified dramatically when you get yourself into that 'average' skill level." There is nothing wrong for working toward being the best in the room, but getting into the top 50% changes the dynamics of partner dancing forever.


Once you're as good as half the guys in any room, you grow even faster because your more experienced partners are much happier dancing with you. Part of the followers night is spent dancing with guys below your level, so you start earning a spot on their "preferred list."

"Kiss Of Fire" by Georgia Gibbs

Some partners position themselves closer to you so you almost have to ask them or risk being rude (it’s a great problem when it happens). Dancing with stronger partners improves your game too, and it creates its own momentum.


At the same time, when dancing with newer follows (who grow much faster than most new guys), they recognize you're better than many others and as they grow, they also want more dances with you. You win with both sets of potential partners.

Just the fact that you've grown to the average level lets them know that you'll probably continue improving, and ladies are attracted to guys who are improving over time. Even if you reduce the pace of your direct learning, you’ll still grow with the momentum of your stronger partners.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Men Dancing, It's Illegal?

By William Fong, Ewa Beach

Ten thousand years ago only men danced, then we got civilized and men slowed down in dancing. Somewhere along the line, they have learned to feel as if they have two left feet. The concept of moving gracefully is not a part of their self-image. Learning to dance is way out of their comfort zone. That is for most men. Some men simply accepted it as an acquired gift, going back to the Sun King of France.

"All children are dancers.  The problem is how to remain dancers
once they grow up."

I felt this in my youth, despite my strong desire to flow across the dance floor like Gene Kelly. The feelings of awkwardness persisted and I had little control over my body. But in my forties when I began to slow down physically, I discovered something about Line dancing.

In spite of my slopping learning, I could learn, along with everyone else, the appreciation of the music, the timing, the rhythms and the steps of the different dances. With time I could relax and move my body as I pleased and whichever way I wanted and simply enjoyed my movements to the music.

"Suspicious Minds" by Elvis Presley

Later on in partner dancing, I found the way to experience touch, to interact with another person safely. I learned to be comfortable dancing in sync with my partner and leading. I will never participate in a competition. I feel no need for it. But the need to enjoy my music in movement will be there until the day I die.

It can be the start of a wonderful adventure. You revel in the music and your body as your coordination grows along with the feeling of freedom moving around the floor. It was not always easy, but there are too many men out there that a missing a very good thing.
Bill Fong

"With A Song In My Heart" by Al Martino


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Rolling Along Just Fine

It is truly amazing that this blog is coming up with all those hits. And I don't know where they are coming from except that they come from the Micros. Twitter, Google+, Facebook, and Pinterest. So from there we must get a couple Two Centers to share information and maybe a photo too.

A Smile:

A smile costs nothing, but it gives much. It enriches those who receive, without making poorer those who give it. Sometimes it lasts forever.

None is so rich or mighty that they can get along without it. A smile creates happiness in the home, fosters good will in business and is a countersign of friendship throughout the world.

It brings rest to the weary, cheer to the discouraged, sunshine to the sad and it is nature's antidote for trouble. Yet it cannot be bought, borrowed or stolen for it is something that is of no value to anyone until it is given away.

Some people are too tired to give you a smile. Give them one of yours, as no one needs a smile so much as one who has none to give."

"Stranger in Paradise" by Tony Bennett



Wendy Johnson: An Honest Opinion

Q: How about judging?

A: We have to mark someone first and someone sixth, but very often there isn't much between those places. The person we mark first thinks we love him, and sixth, that we hate him.We might have hated all of them or we might have loved all of them, but we had to mark first through sixth. That's why you see marks so scattered. There's very little difference, sometimes only an opinion. And that is all we can do.

Fair enough! 

"There is one thing to be said about inviting trouble.
It generally accepts."



Saturday, March 8, 2014

St Patrick Day Celebrations.

Everyone getting ready for Downtown Honolulu Traffic and celebrate St Patrick's Day


Sorry folks this is just the figment of someones imagination. May happen next year. No one knows how the Present Rail Party is going to screw up the transportation even more.

Meanwhile, in town, Da Reel Teeng.

This year Murphy’s Bar & Grill will be having the largest St. Patrick’s Day Celebration in the Pacific! On Monday, the 17th, they will open for lunch in the restaurant at 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and the open-air festival kicks off at noon with a variety of beers, spirits and food ranging from fish n’ chips, Guinness braised lamb shanks, burgers, steak sandwiches and their fabulous corned beef & cabbage, and much more. As always, for every pound of corned beef sold, $2.00 is donated to the Hawaii Children’s Cancer Foundation.


Once the sun goes down, however, the real party begins when Murphy closes down Merchant and Nuuanu Streets and brings on the Irish stylings of Doolin’ Rakes and the hard rocking of local band Elephant! The streets awash in green, lined with kegs of beer and spirits. Its the event everyone will claim they were at and only by attending will you know if they are telling the truth.



Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Happy Mardi Gras

Nothing seems to be doing in Kapolei but things were swinging in town. Fortunately no one had to take the Rail Catastrophe because it is not there yet. But next year Kapolei may be doing a little swinging of its own. How about in the Park with a portable dance floor in the middle?


"This world can be a bad place, not because of those who do evil but
because of those who look on and do nothing"


New Kapolei Motorcycle. We know the bus service is bad and
it is going to get worse. This one has a small trunk like a car.
Can fit three cases of beer if you have to.
 
"Tiny Bubbles" by Don Ho

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Slowly it Moves.

Kapolei people were the first big group to realize that commuting time door to door is definitely not Rapid Transit with the Rail Disaster. There are many people that live now at most a few blocks from the #94 express bus going to Manoa. They can get it at six in the AM and get there by seven. The Rail Catastrophe will never beat that in a million years.

Check it out. Of course the plans are to cut that bus out as soon as possible and forcing the people into using the Rail. That is the Present Rail Party. Millions and Millions of dollars in projected profits. It's the loot, Klute. Rapid Transit has been part of their Con Job all along.


The Beautiful Industrial Park. The residents that live nearby worship the very ground. Hundreds of cars missing from the freeways to and from town and contributing to the traffic miseries. And "I coulda got home in 20 minutes."


We sure need a Night life in the west and get closer to being Second City. Something like Dot's in Wahiawa. Would fit in very nicely in the Industrial Park.
(the noise) Everything starts out as a dream.

Pub's Side Note: And yes, we still need the most important ones, the information and photo contributors. They are the ones that will make this a true blog.

  "In Computing: When the going gets tough, upgrade."