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.

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

WBDC DANCE THIS SATURDAY!!! OKTOBERFEST 2015!!!


ZIGGA ZAGA, ZIGGA, ZAGGA, HOY! HOY! HOY!
THE WAHIAWA BALLROOM DANCE CLUB INVITES YOU TO
OKTOBERFEST DANCE!
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2015
WAHIAWA RECREATION CENTER, HALE HOOKIPA ROOM
6:30 PM – 9:50 PM
POTLUCK! or a monetary donation is appreciated.
MUSIC BY DJ YAGI          LOTS OF DANCING!         BE WITH FUN PEOPLE! WE WELCOME TRADITIONAL ATTIRE OR JUST YOU JOINING US!
Ok·to·ber·fest Note: Oktoberfest this year,
is celebrated from September 19 – October 4, 2015
/äkˈtōbərˌfest/
noun
1.  a traditional autumn festival held in Munich, Germany, every October that features beer-drinking and merrymaking.
NON-ALCOHOLIC
 

 
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.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Kapolei, Second City?

Kapolei is developing quite nicely and more people have become aware of the Present Rail Party and the millions and millions of dollars they are making on the Rail Disaster. Now, I must continue my quest to find those willing to share a little dance information and perhaps a photo or two with their fellow dancers.

"It takes both rain and sunshine to make a rainbow."

There will continue to be those that believe I am making millions on their good looks, talent, fame and good fortune. If they do, then lucky for us, they will be excluded, but "they" will have made the decision. I finished and posted yesterday's blog before midnight and thought to leave the rest for today in another blog. Why not? This is getting to be great Social Media.

"I'll Remember You" by Don Ho

Then I remembered Emmie when she agreed to the Fake Magazine cover photo back about 2011 with some nice coaching from Nora. We do all of this just for fun. She agreed rather reluctantly because she wasn't sure what I was doing.

I had  seen Emmie as all the others as a nice person attending the dance functions. We may even have a nice dance together during an evening.. I met her one time when I was leaving Safeway at Kapolei and she was just arriving. I couldn't stay long because I had a bus to catch.

Met her later at Waipahu and I had never seen that last name before. I knew what it meant of course. But it struck me as nice. I met her husband Bennie soon after.

So we became friends and she and I had many more friends to meet. That is social dancing at its very essence. As our social dance clubs get bigger and we have more social dance clubs we will have more friends. May she rest in peace.


"What A Wonderful World" by Bruddah Iz


And what ever happened to the "Happy Go Lucky Dancers" of  Ewa Beach? I wish I could have been around. I am sure I could have helped. If you start again, I am ready, willing and able. Send me an email. There are also sparks in the area between Kalealoa Harbor and Kalealoa Airport. Terrific location. Of course, Honokai Hale wouldn't be too bad either. Slowly it moves.


"Why does such an inspiring sight like the sunrise always has to take place
at such an inconvenient time."

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

The Businss Parks

I am getting more good feedback on the Business Park that was going to be built in Lualualei but voted down by the Present Rail Party. Most of us on the Waianae Coast, are sick and tired of having a few handouts from the Ivory Towers of Honolulu. Now we would have had an additional place where we could work nearby and not have to spend half our day commuting in the huge traffic congestion to, from and in Honolulu. And when the Rail Disaster is installed, everyone agrees that the traffic is going to get a lot worse. Feeder buses, Auwe!

"People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing.
That’s why we recommend it daily."


The beautiful Business Park that was to be built in Lualualei. Voted down by
you know who. And I coulda been home in 20 minutes.

The high class do gooders complain about the minimum wage jobs that would have been offered. Most of us on the coast know that minimum wage on the Waianae is worth ten times what it worth in Honolulu. Put together with getting home in 20 minutes. Now we can see that too few were thinking about the good for the members of this community, but we also know it's the bread, Fred. Millions and millions of dollars in profits in the Rail Catastrophe.

"Walk Through Paradise With Me" by Melveen Leed


Something even more, some workers may come from Kapolei. But they will be going to work when the traffic is all going the other way. Clear and easy riding to work. When Pau, they will be going home when the traffic is all going the other way. Living on the Coast becomes a reality that we can live in Paradise. But the Fat Cats in Honolulu gotta have the money and it's the money, Sonny.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Wapahu Rolling


Waipahu gonna be rolling on Saturday Night and we gonna be dancing up a storm.
 

Dance Hawaii will do two line dances and ballroom dancing will follow.

"Dahil Sa Yo" by Rogelio de la Rosa
 
Parking Lot #1: The main parking in front of the UVC hall is for handicapped and elderly members.

Parking Lot #2: open to all other members, families, and friends. (this parking lot will be double parking to fit as many cars as possible, so if you plan to leave early, do not park in this area)

Parking Lot #3: Konko Buddhist Church parking lot (corner of Awanei st & Mokukaua st) this is the recommended parking for Dance Hawaii members, families, and friends. So you won't be blocked in like in parking lot #1 & #2

"In our dance relationships, we do not have to be perfect. just helpful and honest."

Friday, September 4, 2015

The Rock Step

Amazing how well most dancers in West Oahu are doing the rock step. Though there are a few that are trying to "ballroom dance" with a jerky staccato motion. And it is just a rock step in which you rock suavely, slowly forward with one foot and rock back, suavely, slowly with the other foot. You can rock small, medium or large, depending on how you feel when you are dancing. It just evolved from the even step rhythm.

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

The standard is the lead rocking forward on his left foot and rocking back on his right. Of course, that is only half the pattern. The lead can make as many even steps as he wishes and then rocks back on his right and then rocks forward with his left. The side rock is just as easy and the lead rocks to his left and then rocks back to his right foot. The other half is rocking to his right with his right foot and then rocking back with his left. Most dancers can enjoy their music very well.



"Tiny Bubbles" by Don Ho

In the Carribean, Spanish, English, French and Dutch territories all have similar dances but with different names. The four count favorite of the Europeans led to the development of the rock step and the slow step. The Rumba combined with the Spanish Bolero became the Son and exported to the rest of the world as Rumba.



"Green Eyes" by Bob Eberly and Helen O'Connell

Then Arthur Murray decide to use his box step for basic and the Rumba has been screwed up ever since. Fred Astaire used the same box step and Arthur Murray sued him and won. The original was relegated back to the sticks and then reemerged in the forties as the Mambo, but it still maintained the Rock Step for two counts and the slow for two counts.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

From Maurice


WEEK OF AUGUST 31, 2015 TO SEPTEMBER 6, 2015
MAURICE T MORITA, PRESIDENT
CELL PHONE #: 808-225-0326
EMAIL ADDRESS: mauricetmorita@gmail.com
WEBSITE: dancehawaiiinc.com
MAILING ADDRESS: 808 AHUA ST. #82, HONOLULU, HI. 96819

THE UNITED VISAYAN COMMITTEE OF HAWAII
The United Visayan Committee of Hawaii have amended our Memorandum of Agreement
for the use of the facilities.

They are charging us $200.00 per month or $400.00 for two months
or one quarter (8 dance classes)

If you are a member of the UVC, you are no longer exempt from paying for the dance classes

DANCE HAWAII COSTS
MEMBERSHIP FEE FOR 2015: $10.00 (ONE TIME PAYMENT)
8 DANCE CLASSES / 2 CLASSES PER NIGHT / $10.00 PER DANCE CLASS - TOTAL OF $20.00 PER PERSON / ENROLL IN 2 DANCE CLASSES - LINE DANCE CLASS IS FREE LINE DANCE CLASS ONLY - $10.00

67TH UNITED VISAYAN COMMITTEE OF HAWAII ANNIVERSARY
WAIPAHU UNITED VISAYAN HALL
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2015  5:00 P.M.
OPEN TO ALL DANCE HAWAII MEMBERS, FAMILY, & FRIENDS
COME CELEBRATE UVC 67TH ANNIVERSARY
FREE DINNER/ DANCE HAWAII TO PERFORM 2 LINE DANCE /
BALLROOM DANCING TO FOLLOW
(Caps all Maurice.)

Meanwhile, we know of live music in Wahiawa and Mililani, however all we have are rumors of Live Music in Kapolei. Maybe someone can enlighten us. A good place is between, Kalealoa Harbor and Kalealoa Airport. That is the coming section for Second City. Live, work and play in our own kuleana.