Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Ka Makana Ali‘i

Breaking ground later this year, Ka Makana Ali‘i – The Center for West O‘ahu – will offer residents and visitors a family-friendly, mixed-use center in the heart of Hawaii’s fastest growing community.

"We can never influence the world by trying to be just like it."

The 1.4 million-square-foot regional mall. The only fault is that it will be single story and this is the 21st century. DeBartolo Development’s first such project in Hawaii and will feature more than 100 exciting shopping, dining and entertainment offerings, a department store, It may have two hotels and each with a 4000 square foot ballroom and LEED-certified office space.

Envisioned as the central gathering place for the community, Ka Makana Ali`i will complement notable area attractions and meet the shopping and dining demands of West Oahu, where more than 80,000 new homes are projected to be constructed by 2025. And those people will not be riding the Rail Catastrophe, that's for sure.

Its convenient location offers excellent highway access, ample parking and public transportation for shoppers. With hopeful addition of two Business Parks nearby where local people can find work, there is a distinct possibility of over 1000 less cars on the freeway to and from Honolulu and less traffic in downtown. The Waianae Coast is looking better all the time for Business Parks.

"What A Wonderful World" by Bruddah Iz

In addition, through an innovative partnership between DeBartolo Development and the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, Ka Makana Ali`i will financially support programs benefiting Native Hawaiian interests statewide for decades to come

Pub's Side Note: Social media in dancing is not about technology, it is about psychology. The tools are always changing but the concepts -- the engagement, transparency, sharing and entertainment?? These don't change.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Becoming More Aware

People do ask each other for their opinions and West Oahu is no different. The Paso Doble is not very easily accept into ordinary dance circles. The representation of the bullfight does not seem to be bullfighting. No one wears boots in a bullfight except the horse riders. Least of all the matador. He wears white stockings and shoes that resemble ballet shoes. Let me tell, you don't go around stamping on sand with those. Arena means sand in Spanish. Even the Spanish realize this already.

"We can just sit here and dream it, or we can make the effort to make it happen."

Then many people recognize the fact that there should be a larger Bronze division in all the accepted dances, maybe 30 steps. There are many very basic movements missing there and transferable to other dances as well. The more basic moves covered well by the beginner the better the end results of moving to the music. No doubt about it.

There will also be a larger that usual Silver division, for the same reason. Strickly for the more advanced dancers. The ones planning on going into exhibition and competition dancing and willing to spend more time in learning, Another 30 steps.

Gold and beyond is for Exhibition and Competition Dancers. And those people will be able tackle their own kuleanas adequately, I am sure. With over six hundred documented steps in Salsa alone, you can see that there is plenty of room for the advanced dancers. Meanwhile the real movers to music will continue on their merry way having a ball two or three times a week whenever and wherever they can.

"Walk Through Paradise With Me" by Melveen Leed

We all realize the Republicans have lost the war in Afghanistan. Yeah, but when?

Blogs broadcast their content out to the web every time there is something new and anyone with the URL can tune in and read all about it. Websites on the other hand wait to be discovered by search engine spiders. They are very good as reference material - the officers, the teachers, the schedules, the photo albums etc.

It’s like the difference between fishing and hunting. You can sit and wait for fish or you can actively hunt and pursue. Blogs are faster - posting and syndication is almost instantaneous. Many blog search engines index and list your postings within minutes after you publish.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Second City Update

Kapolei is not letting the Rail Catastrophe stop its advance. Sixteen years after the state took over Kalaeloa Airport in West Oahu, it’s ready and rolling for the commercial airline industry, with Mokulele Airlines leading the way.

"While we dance we can not judge, we can not hate, we can not separate ourselves from life.  We can only be joyful and whole. This is why we dance."

Mokulele Airlines began by offering three round-trip flights a day between Kalaeloa and Kahului airports on a nine-passenger-seat, turbo-powered Caravan. The state has very nicely placed where travelers will board and they have 300 parking stalls and travelers will not be charged.

"Tiny Bubbles" by Don Ho

“I think it’s a great idea. I love to miss that traffic,” said Lina Chun, Waianae resident. “I think it’s always good to have more options, as long as environmentally, everything is sound, especially when you’re thinking of bringing back an area that’s been closed for so long,” said Waialua resident Lisa Fabro.

"Beautiful Kauai" by Melveen Leed

When the demand is there, Mokulele may increase flights to Maui, and could also offer trips to the other neighbor islands. Neighborhoods should not be affected by any noise, because the planes that will be used are small so the noise is minimal.

It will take less than 30 minutes to get to Maui. How long will it take "Rapid Transit" (Da Rail Calamity) to get from Kapolei to Honolulu, with 21 stops? Talk about a con job, this is the masterpiece that will be taught in all the local universities for years. At present, the state-owned airport is still used by the U.S. Coast Guard, the military and other aviators. An airport is an Airport.

Kalealoa Harbor right on track in its 25 year plan to provide services to the Western part of Oahu including the North Shore. But the low cost Hotel is not in the short term. The Present Rail Party is against it, naturally, they are against independence.

"In The Mood" by Glenn Miller

The Drinking Oasis' remain the same and nothing seems on the agenda at the moment. Some people say there is too much available in Ewa Beach and Waipahu. But there is nothing on the Waianae Coast so that gives me a hint. The most prominent place remains the Hideaway smack dab in the middle of the Kalealoa future entertainment center but it is military.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Dance Hawaii Update

Data from Maurice Morita Newsletter.

Dance Hawaii

Manny Abuan retirement party

Wife: Vangie

Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 5 to 10 p.m.

Empress chinese restaurant in Chinatown

Free event to all Dance Hawaii members, family, and friends

Non-stop ballroom dancing / cash prizes

Dance Hawaii has reserved 3 tables (seats 30) but we can reserve more tables

If people respond early by contacting Maurice at 225-0326

"Right Where You Belong" by Julia Anne San Jose

Join the United Visayan Committee of Hawaii

Cost: $63.00 per year / $31.00 initiation fee(one time payment)

Benefit: Attend Monday & Wednesday nights free

see Maurice Morita for more information

"Morning Dew" by Melveen Leed

Dance Hawaii classes to begin this week
Monday: United Visayan Hall

6:30 p.m. Line dance

7:15 p.m. American social intermediate Rhumba

8:00 p.m. break

8:15 p.m. American social intermediate Cha Cha Cha

9:00 p.m. dance class ends

Pub's Side Note: A dance blog is what all dance websites would like to be, updated on a regular basis, containing various points of view that are of interest to a select or target audience, before and after the occasion. Information easy to update and change. Our reader/dancers are gradually picking up on this action.

Sunday, January 18, 2015


Wow, this blog is really moving. The search engines have picked up very nicely. Look into any search engine and you will see some photos in there that are not us, but it is just fine with me. Looks pretty. And we are getting more music and dancing interest in the the Central Valley - Waikele, Waipio and up to the North Shore. It is a toss up whether there will be a new dance club in Waikele or Waipio.

"When you feel like judging someone else, stop and think
about all that God has forgiven you for."

Dance Waianae has been renamed Sea Country to take in the entire Waianae Coast without the name Dance or Waianae. (The Search Engines) It will now be "Sea Country" the name Maili has used for years. Now we will use it to imply Kaena Point to Kalealoa Harbor and there will be overlaps from Sea Country blog and Platinum Horsehoe blog.

Just a figment of someone's imagination.

Honokai Hale has awakened from its long sleep due to the Rail Catastrophe. It had been built as a bedroom community type of the last century. Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Honokai Hale. Many residents that were forced to work in downtown Honolulu could not stand the long hassles on the freeway have moved out. And everyone knows that the situation is going to get much worse. This has also been the case in neighborhoods dominated by seasonal homes (such as vacation areas) and they are right next door to Ko-Olina Resort and their night life.

"The Music of Hawai'i" by Melveen Leeds

The air of independence is going throughout this section brought about by the Rail Disaster. We may be able to live, work and play in a Paradise of our own, A big interest throughout has developed in live music and dancing predominantly in the American Style of dance. Also coming out very nicely is the section between Kalealoa Harbor and Kalealoa Airport. Kalealoa Dance Club? Who knows. We are here ready, willing and able to help all the dancers.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Santo NIno Celebration

From Maurice Morita:

The United Visayan Committee of Hawaii have invited all Dance Hawaii members, families and friends (children invited) to their annual Santo Nino Celebration on




"Dahil Sa Yo" by Rogelio De La Rosa

Dance Hawaii - Friday night classes,
at the Koko Head Recreeation Center
in Hawaii Kai Community Room.
Cost: $20.00 for one dance class per person /$40.00 for two dance classes.
Parks & Recreation requirement: minimum 8 students / maximum 16 students,

Dates of dance classes - (10 dance classes)
January 30, 2015
February 6, 13, 20, 27, 2015
March 6, 13, 20, 27, 2015
April 10, 2015 (no class on April 3rd-good friday)

Senior Instructors: Sally Forges
Dance assistants: Maurice Morita + guest
6:30 p.m. American social rhumba
7:30 p.m. American social cha cha
8:30 p.m. dance class ends.

Pub's Side Note: Blogs are more personal, direct and more current communication, They leave an opening for comments in each blog and they are receptive to more formal answers and opinions in the blog itself. The hits go through the ceiling. Real Social Media is much different than anything we have come across before.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Dance Hawaii

Email from Maurice Morita:

This is a request by a Dance Hawaii member. If you can help, please contact Lucy Maili at 808-218-8680 (cell) text or call or by email at

Hello Maurice,
Happy New Year! Thanks for reminding me about the suit drive. On Jan 10, 2015 we're going to prepare and have our veterans dress up for their job interviews. Thank you so much for your willingness to help. We need suit donations or dress shirts, Aloha shirts, ties, shoes, etc. Mahalo, Lucy

"Morning Dew" by Melveen Leed

For our new readers that are just getting in. We need information contributors. This blog could be easy to learn. Get on it, the readers/dancers are waiting for you. Blogs are active and updated with current events regularly. Websites are passive.

"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Bruddah Iz

Maurice Morita


Lawrence Aguilar contacted me to invite all Dance Hawaii members, families, and friends to a FUND DANCE at August Ahrens School Cafeteria on Saturday, January 17, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Donation is 15.00. Payment can be made at the door. The Mrs. Sarrat candidate putting up the fund dance is Evangline Gabatino.

DISCLAIMER: Dance Hawaii is not supporting or promoting the Mrs. Sarrat candidate. Please understand this a fundraising event for the Mrs. Sarrat candidate and the way it works is you may donate additional money for a dance, etc.

For more information, contact Larry Aguilar at 387-6362

Wednesday, January 7, 2015


This area is coming into prominence not only in West Oahu dancing but also better known up the Central Valley to the North Shore and down the Moanalua Corridor. This area is more precisely West of Kapolei at Kalealoa Harbor to Kalealoa Airport, directly south of Kapolei. And the Campbell Industrial Park sits squarely in the middle.

"A fresh start, a new chapter in life waiting to be written. New questions to be asked, discovered, embraced and loved, all in this coming year."

This awareness throughout the region, not only by the dancers, has been brought about by the Rail Catastrophe that is expected to mess up all transportation to and from Honolulu. You can get the #94 bus today in Kapolei and get to UH Manoa in one hour. With "Rapid?? Transit ??" it will take two hours. look it up.

All this with more hassles, feeder buses to Rail Stations, 21 stops to Honolulu, and another feeder bus to your destination and the noise of steel wheels on steel will be excruciating. Auwe. Yes, we all know, it's the dough, Moe. The select few are already making millions and millions of dollars and the estimated cost goes up daily. Good thing our property owners are rich. Property taxes will double. Milk, Eggs and Bread will go to $10.00.

"Till The End Of Time" by Perry Como

There will be more housing in Kalealoa but what we need is more business parks near the Harbor and also near the Airport. There will be a modestly priced hotel here and we can look forward to more places where we can suck'em up. This leads to live music and sure as hell, Dancing. We will live, work and play in our own kuleana, our own Paradise. We can visit Honolulu every two or three years, why not? After we tear the Rail Mess down it should be a piece of cake.

Saturday, January 3, 2015


Aloha dancers! From Maile Yagi.

Happy New Year! Here's wishing you all a year full of good health, lots of dancing, laughter, and fun! To start 2015 off on the right foot, a copy of the new 2015 dance schedule and the new 2015 dance class schedule of when and where you can learn to dance!

"Wake up early, Drink coffee, Work hard, Be ambitious, Keep your priorities straight,
Your mind right and your head up. Do well, live well, dress well and Do what
you love and Love what you do. It is time to start living."

You will definitely want to keep the monthly dance schedule and the dance class schedule, for your referral to fun times throughout the year.  Keep this important information in a safe place and please do not hesitate to share it with friends and family too!

"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Bruddah Iz

With that, you are  also invited to the start the year with fun and dance at the Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club's first new years dance of 2015!.  See ya soon!

Toot! Toot!
Maile Yagi for WBDC!