Monday, December 30, 2013

New Year's Eve.

This New Years eve, celebrate at the M nightclub's block party!
HONOLULU'S HOTTEST NEW YEARS EVE PARTY

Sign up now to make your New years eve honolulu VIP bottle service reservation and private area for you and your guests FOR NEW YEARS EVE 2013 / 2014. We require the purchase of one (1) bottle of liquor from our Bottle List (will email you list of bottles to include) to reserve a table for you and five (5) guests.  we are located in restaurant row, honolulu, hi.

M nightclub vip room Reservations are typically taken for 10:30pm and held for a 30 minute grace period. VIP Bottle Service Includes: No line, No cover. Three (3) complimentary carafe mixers


A NIGHTLIFE EVENT & VENUE CONCEPT

Restaurant, Nightclub, vip bottle service destination and honolulu Event Venue has been designed to be a multipurpose and versatile destination - a blank canvas in which the music, lighting, and people who fill the space dictate the experience at any given time.
 
M guests will indulge in A modern chef crafted MENU, sip on savory handcrafted drinks, and move to progressive honolulu nightclub beats and state of the art lighting by resident DJs Jami and Logoe of Nocturnal Sound Krew. M is redefining the standard of Honolulu nightlife.
 
"Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better person."
 
 
Concert hall doors open 8:00 pm 18+ Special Guests include: New Kingston, and Mahi Crabbe. For VIP Bottle Service packages starting at $550, please contact.  It will be a packed house, so reserve early.

Common Kings music is an array of head-rocking beats, relatable lyrics and feel- good vibes. Each of the band members’ personality spills over into Common Kings sound, producing phenomenal pop hits infused with the boys’ love of their Polynesian roots; rock, reggae, and R&B influences; and a live show that is as soothing as it is exhilarating.
 
The band, comprised of Bass Player LuiKirimaua (Ivan), Lead Singer Sasualei Maliga (Junyer), Drummer Jerome Taito(Rome), and Lead Guitar Player Taumata Grey (Mata), forged a bond during a jam session at Ivan’s house and Common Kings was born. The band name: a nod to the fact that the boys are both proud representatives of their home lands of Samoa, Fiji, Tonga and Hawaii, and everyday guys from Orange County, California trying to live out their dreams.
And living a dream, they are!
 
"Let our New Year's resolution be this: we will be there
for one another as fellow members of humanity,
in the finest sense of the word."

Friday, December 27, 2013

Social Media

Social media refers to interaction among people in which they create, share, and/or exchange information and ideas in virtual communities and networks. So far in our dance blogs it is SOS. (same old shit.) The Two Centers and the Guest Authors being the obvious solutions.

"Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us."

Furthermore, social media may depend on mobile and web-based technologies to create highly interactive platforms through which individuals and communities share, co-create, discuss, and modify user-generated content. They may introduce substantial and pervasive changes to communication between organizations, communities, and individuals.


Social media differ from traditional/industrial media in many ways, including quality, reach, frequency, usability, immediacy, and permanence. There are many effects that stem from internet usage. According to Nielsen, internet users continue to spend more time with social media sites than any other type of site.


Much of the criticism of social media is about its exclusiveness, (Newsletter, Web sites) as most sites do not allow the transfer of information from one to another, disparity of information available, issues with trustworthiness and reliability of information presented, concentration, ownership of media content, and the meaning of interactions created by social media.

"Jingle Bell Rock" by Bobby Helms

However, it is also argued that social media have positive effects such as allowing the democratization of the internet while also allowing individuals to advertise themselves and form friendships.

Monday, December 23, 2013

From Aunty Maile

To: Maile Yagi, CDM, CFPP
from my iPad

Begin forwarded message:
From: "Verna Hayashi-Nakahodo" <hayashinv001@hawaii.rr.com>
Date: December 21, 2013 at 9:10:29 AM HST

To: "'Abe Gmail'" <abralette@gmail.com>, <RnSPurvis@aol.com>, <psaqui@hotmail.com>, "Riko Line" <riko@hawaiiantel.net>, <AuntyMaile@aol.com>, "'Lynne Tanouye'" <lynnetanouye@yahoo.com>, "'Sandy Arashiro'" <sandywinds2002@yahoo.com>, "'Amy'" moonlitemagic789@yahoo.com

http://www.dotswahiawa.com/announcements/saturday-night-live-oldies


Jan and I were talking about going Dot’s on Sat night –our fave Oceanside Band – hope you can make it!  Fundraiser – also on the ticket – Koa Uka – Hawaiian Reggae – still danceable!


Not received as poster. I had to use print screen and touch it up with Photoshop. Posters are easy, just wham, wham and wham. We cannot do what one person tells us to do. But we can certainly hear what many of you say and then we must move accordingly. Mahalo.

Friday, December 20, 2013

The Two Center

The Information and Photo Contributor:

As human beings, our job in life could be to help people realize how rare and valuable each one of us is. Each of us has something no one else has or ever will have - something inside that is unique to all time. And your view point from that side of the dance floor is sure to be different than mine. It could also be part of our lives to encourage each other to discover that uniqueness and to provide ways of developing its expression.

"You were not put here on this earth to simply break even.
You are here to break rules, break records, and break through."
 
Getting a message across has never been easier but being heard has never been harder. The new currency in the democratized world of digital media is content creation, info and pics. The goal is to create content that is relevant, resonates, and is real. That’s an advantage for Blog PR; after all we don't build your names on the catchy slogans that almost everyone in advertising now mocks in derision – if they’re even paying attention to them. Come on folks. use it.


Probably the greatest cellist that has ever lived, Pablo Casals. was asked why he continued to practice at the age of 90. He replied, "Porque creo que estoy haciendo progreso."
(Because I think I am making progress.)
Hey, that's ma' man.


I am not all doom and gloom about the situation. Public Relations has the most valid underpinnings for success in our endeavor. Our aptitude and appetite for qualitative research is second to none and we make progress to connect to opinion leaders to acquire insights about perceptions, attitudes, and behaviors that analytics can’t.

We just need the Two Centers and their unique opinions, a great start. Technology can’t replicate the quality human connections or metaphysical experiences that people crave and that will become even more evident as this machine age advances.

Monday, December 16, 2013

HART Rail Art Application.

HART Rail Art Application Illegally Prepared by State Workers
By News Release, Hawaii Free Press ::  Ethics,  Rail   

(Charge No. 13-Cg-12; David Behlke, Respondent)
Hawaii Ethics Commission, November 20, 2013

On September 18, 2013, the Hawaii State Ethics Commission (“Commission”) issued a charge (“Charge”) against David Behlke, a faculty member of Kapiolani Community College (“KCC”) and the director of Koa Gallery, KCC’s art gallery, for violations of the fair treatment provisions of the State Ethics Code, Chapter 84, Hawaii Revised Statutes (“HRS”).

The Commission issued the Charge based upon information obtained from its investigation of a complaint against Mr. Behlke. The Charge alleged that Mr. Behlke improperly used his position as director of the Koa Gallery to direct Koa Gallery staff to perform private business tasks for him that were unrelated to Koa Gallery operations.


We all know that the Present Rail Party is in control. Millions and Millions of dollars in pure gravy train profits. It's the bread, Fred.

The Charge also alleged that Mr. Behlke improperly utilized Koa Gallery equipment, supplies and other resources for private business purposes. The Charge further alleged that Mr. Behlke, in a private capacity, hired subordinate Koa Gallery staff for private business matters in violation of the statute’s provision that prohibits a supervisor from entering into substantial financial transactions with subordinate employees.


Although he denies knowing that his actions may have violated the State Ethics Code, Mr. Behlke does not contest the Charge and the allegations contained therein. As part of a negotiated resolution, Mr. Behlke paid an administrative fine of $2,000 to the State’s General Fund.

All truth passes through three stages. First, it
is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed.
Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.

Pub's Side Note: the Hawaii State Ethics Commission seem to be a lot better than we have assumed. They are doing a terrific job for the citizens of this community, in spite of the Present Rail Party.

 

Friday, December 13, 2013

Welcome Posters

Looks like thing are jumping this Christmas Season. Recreational dancers, club dancers, Salsa, Swing, Da Works. And these blogs are for the dancers.


An important piece of information, if you are looking
for some fun in your life!

From: hayashinv001@hawaii.rr.com
To: auntymaile@aol.com
Sent: 12/13/2013 5:29:08 A.M. Hawaiian Standard Time
Subj: RE: 2014 Schedule.docx.

Fyi:  Audissey will be playing regularly every second Friday at Dot's and some Saturdays!!  Also, Wasabi / our second fave band/ will be regulars every third Friday at Dot's - more bands may be coming to Dot's because of Ige's closing in Feb!! Please share with the gang...let's support live music in the community!!

 
For now very little on the Waianae Coast. But when we get some bus service, we can have a jolly good time. Yes, I know, the Rail Disaster.
 
 
 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Bikes

A bicycle, often called a bike, "pedal bike", "pedal cycle", or "cycle", is a human-powered, pedal-driven, single-track vehicle, having two wheels attached to a frame, one behind the other. Has always been considered the most efficient form of transportation. A bicycle rider is called a cyclist, or bicyclist.

"The public has an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except what is worth knowing"

Bicycles were introduced in the 19th century in Europe and now number more than a billion worldwide, twice as many as automobiles. They are the principal means of transportation in many regions. They also provide a popular form of recreation, and have been adapted for use as children's toys, general fitness, military and police applications, courier services, and bicycle racing.
 
"A Bicycle Built For Two" 1892

In many ways, there has never been a better time to be a bicyclist on Oahu. The number of cylists has been increasing slowly for a number of years. Now with the coming Disaster of the Rail and the obvious deterioration of public transportation it has become imperative for quite a few citizens. Just to get around, commute to work. Progressive mayors in many cities in the US are laying down bike paths and installing bike racks in many public parking lots.



A Flying Pigeon in Hutong.

The classic Flying Pigeon bicycles are the PA-02 and PA-06 (men's) and PB-13 (women's). These are one of the most iconic symbols of old China (the sturdy, single speed black roadster bicycle ridden by the masses). And fully aware that Oahu wants to do everything possible to avoid the Rail Humbug.

They are simple, conceived of as a working machine meant to last a lifetime. They are strong, all-steel single speed with 28 in (710 mm) wheels, fenders, fully covered chain, sprung leather saddle, rear rack and rod brakes (a handlebar lever connects directly to the brake pads), double stand (PA02 and PA06) or side stand (PB13). Like the Ford Model T, they are only available in one color, black, except for the flare of vanilla at the fender tips. They can be equipped with a dynamo lighting set.



The government estimates that a half-billion bikes are in use throughout China, many handed down through generations. The Pigeon is one of the few nostalgically-regarded artifacts of China's postrevolutionary era, which was darkened by the Cultural Revolution and intense poverty.

The company does not advertise its traditional bicycles such as the PA-02 as the brand is so infused in Chinese society and culture and much of the brand's old rolling stock is still in service.
There are, however, localized advertising campaigns. And they are now coming into Oahu. The Rail Mess is goofing up a lot of people but Bike Riders can take advantage.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Aiea

Aiea is the home of Pearlridge, Hawaii's largest enclosed shopping center and second largest shopping center in the state. It has become so well known that the area around the center is known as Pearlridge and extends well into Pearl city.


The mall is separated into two sections, known as Uptown and Downtown, and includes a monorail. There is a hospital located on mall property (Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi), and Hawaii's largest watercress farm (Sumida Farm) is part of the landscape.



Aiea is also home to Aiea Shopping Center. The center's anchor stores include Times Supermarkets, McDonald's, Starbucks, and Jamba Juice. Aiea Chop Suey, Aiea Copy Center, Koa Pancake House, and L&L Drive inn are other businesses located in the center as well.

Only love and death will change all things but
change may bring opportunity.

There are two dance studios located in Aiea - Pearlridge. Nixon Performing Arts Center and Rosalie Woodson Dance Academy. Both have Ballroom dance classes but not very often. The population is there, and there have been some inroads but they remain somewhat private and exclusive.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Audissey and WBDC - Aunty Maile

Here's what's happening on DECEMBER 13, FRIDAY!
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
From: hayashinv001@hawaii.rr.com
To: auntymaile@aol.com
Sent: 12/3/2013 3:52:31 P.M.
Subj: Audissey at Dot's!
From: Dennis Matsukawa [mailto:audissey004@yahoo.com]
Sent: Monday, December 02, 2013 9:56 PM
Subject: Magic Mushroom reunion party & Dots

I want to thank everyone who came and partied with us @ the event this past Friday night @ the Manoa Ballroom.

As you saw that night we were nearly sold out. You came, saw, danced and made the event a success. So my hats off to you. I will also be doing a 70's "Wanna take you Higher" dance party sometime in 2014 so please look for my flier on your computer. For those of you who would like to join us, Audissey will be @ Dots Restaurant on Friday night Dec. 13th from 7:30 - 10:30. We will be playing some of the same Hi energy music. So come and "Dance" or just "Listen to the Music" Mahalo

 
Aloha!
Just a quick reminder to let you know that the Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club, "Jingle Bell Rock" is happening this Saturday! Yay! To keep you informed and just in case you need to remind yourself of all the details, in preparation for this coming Saturday, please read the invitation below: Other than that, we shall see you very soon!
Maile Yagi
 

"I have never found in my long experience of dance that criticism is ever inhibited by ignorance."
 


Monday, December 2, 2013

Exhibition Dancers in the West

Throughout the years the extremely good dancers in the West have recognized that instead of easily recognizable steps, variations with high level of technical difficulties are created in dance choreography to surprise and hopefully to please the audiences.

Music is forever; music should grow and mature with you,
following you right on up until the day you die. ~Paul Simon
 
A typical example is the use of syncopated timing in variations. Dancers must know how to dance in regular timing before they can dance in syncopated timing. So it should be all right for everyone to just wait a little while longer. Of course, folk dancing is just fine for everyone.


The Functions Of A Ballroom Latin Outfit

The female Ballroom Latin costume is always the center of attraction on the dance floor to the audiences especially when the dancer is twisting and turning with speed. Of course there is difference is spirit too.

More importantly, the reason for dancing variations is to demonstrate the skill level of the dancers. That is why in competitions and demonstrations, professional dancers tend to dance more variations than just basic syllabus figures.

"Thank God I'm a Country Boy" by John Denver

This also proves that without a solid foundation and understanding of the basic techniques, it is rather difficult for beginners or hobbyists to imitate these moves although they may look easy on the surface. Take your time and enjoy the process along the way.

Yes, social media and transparency will be crucial in our new blogs. And all the blogs are reflecting what a blog can do and give us the precedent of what the other blogs can do for the readers. And of course, each blog will eventually develop their own idiosyncrasies. Of special impact will be the Two-Centers and the Guest Authors.
 
Pub's Side Note:
The Golden Rule, according to The Present Rail Party.
"He who has the gold, makes the rules."
 
 

Friday, November 29, 2013

Gis and Gat

Links
 
When you are browsing through any one of our blogs you may notice, on the side bars, "Links" and with different adjectives attached. By clicking on a link, you can "jump" to the Blog or Web site whose name you clicked. It will appear like magic on your screen.

"They have the right to criticize, if they have the heart to help."

Some have only one blog in their favorites, however they know that, once in, all they have to do is click the next blog of their choice to see it. In the Blogging Hawaii blog, you can also click the links on the top of the blog for "pages" that have been set up for our special clients.

"Margaritaville" by Jimmy Buffett

McCoy Pavilion is a private company categorized under Theme Park, Amusement and located in Honolulu, across the street from Ala Moana Shopping Center. I always thought it was part of our Parks programs. Current estimates show this company has an unknown annual revenue but employs a staff of 5 to 9 people. Does that mean they charge Big Bucks? It seemed to be a good place to have a dance. But now overrun with homeless.

"Get Ready" by Rare Earth


"Historia De Un Amor" por Luis Miguel

Rumba-bolero, with some of the most beautiful lyrics in the world, can be found throughout popular Latin dance music. This gives the creations of a former time a kind of perpetual life. The elderly "trovadores" lived close to their people, and their songs reflected the loves, lives and concerns of the people. It's has proved surprisingly difficult for present-day musicians to do better. The bolero is a great survivor.


"Most people have no purpose but to exist, to pass quietly through history as minor characters upon a stage they
cannot even see. To be the playthings of tyrants. But
you ... perhaps you were born to fight tyranny."

Whatever we're doing, let's share a little, share our passion, excitement and enthusiasm and let our vibes and energy become an inspration for the rest of the reader/dancers. We have so much to be thankful for.




Tuesday, November 26, 2013

From Midweek

West // West Oahu News
Thanks to a partnership with Honolulu Ford and Solar Help Hawaii, Volta Industries LLC now provides free electric vehicle charging stations at three new locations, including Pearlridge Center.

“Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils
the same function as pain in the human body. It calls
attention to an unhealthy state of things.”

“This is such an exciting time for us,” stated Arden Penton, Volta’s director of media and operations. “To be able to partner with one of Hawaii’s premier local solar companies and the island’s leading Ford dealership to provide free electricity shows huge strides in the long-term, clean and renewable energy efforts being made in our communities.”


The other free charging stations are available at Ward Centers and Koko Marina Center.

The company, which was founded in 2010, installed the first charging station in the state at the capitol in 2011. It also has installed EV charging stations in California and currently is working to expand its presence in California and Arizona.

 
With enough Articulated buses, Honolulu could have retained
its reputation for good public transportation. But the Present Rail Party had their eye on the millions of dollars in profits
from a Rail Disaster like the one coming up.

“Our focus has always been promoting energy efficiency and providing cost savings to our customers,” stated Dale Domen, president of Solar Help Hawaii. “We are so thrilled to give EV drivers the opportunity to power up for free and encourage more people to adopt this sustainable technology.”

“We are thrilled to partner with Volta,” added Danny Asao, general sales manager of Honolulu Ford. “We’ve been serving Hawaii for more than 50 years, giving customers the most innovative auto solutions to meet their transportation needs.

“Our efforts to make green cars more available
aligns perfectly with Volta.”

Pub's Side Note: The plans of the Present Rail Party are to force the people to use the Rail Calamity. It is a humbug and everyone is looking for a way out. Yes, we also know. It's the money, Honey.








Saturday, November 23, 2013

Waipahu

The early Native Hawaiians took pleasure in the cool and clear water gushing from the ground and named this spring Waipahu. Before the Western civilization set foot in Hawaii, the Hawaiians considered Waipahu to be the capital of Oahu. Royalty in the Kingdom of Hawaii would often gather and enjoy the fresh water from the spring Waipahu.

"If the wind will not serve, take to the oars."

In 1897, Oahu Sugar Company was incorporated and imported laborers from many different countries including the Philippines, Japan, China, Portugal, and Norway. Very few laborers working for the Oahu Sugar Co. were actually Hawaiian.


Beautiful Shopping Center.

The majority of the company's first laborers were either Japanese or Chinese. Each ethnic group was broken up into different camps. This division was said to have been the result of different cultures and language barriers.


Beautiful Waipahu before and after the Rail Monstrosity. Auwe!

Field workers received an average monthly salary of $12.50. However, Filipino immigrants were paid less than all of the other laborers because of the fact that they were the cheapest to import. The Filipinos, on average, made less than $10.00 a month. The Chinese generally were paid the most with a monthly average of $15.00.

Dancing has of course been part of life in the plantations and to each his own. In the last century there came a coming together of the American Style of Dancing and danced socially throughout the islands. They are in the same metamorphosis as the rest of the island.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

WBDC

From Aunty Maile:
Aloha Everyone!


The WBDC Jingle Bell Rock Dance is coming very soon!  We would like to ask you NOT to forget to purchase your tickets!  This is a once a year dance, you will not regret!  You will once again be a part of a very SPECIAL experience, and if you have never participated, NOW IS THE TIME!

This is NOT your ordinary day to day dance!  TAKE this opportunity that only comes up but one time per year, to experience all the special touches of a "Christmas" evening, like a fantastic fulfilling buffet, including CRAB LEGS and a chance to win DOOR PRIZES throughout the evening!  This is an evening made especially for YOU to DANCE, DANCE, DANCE, on the beautiful dance floor, and ENJOY!


We also have a monthly dance coming up shortly.  Please reserve the date and join us at the WBDC Thanksgiving Dance!
Please feel free to bring your friends and family too!



Also, a message from Peter Sy:

Attached is the 2014 schedule.  Also, 18 Nov is the last day for our Monday class which began 14 Oct., and the Wednesday class had its last class 13 Nov which began 9 Oct.    

Please keep this important calendar for your dance class and monthly dance references.  This calendar will inform you ahead of time, so you can PLAN! Please feel free to share this calendar and email or text it to your friends and family too!

Mahalo nui and Salamat Po!
Maile Yagi, PR for WBDC

Pub's Side Note: Interested in dancing to live music? Tune into Town Dancer blog by Richie, nice write up on the coming thing at the Palladium. This entire island getting better.

Monday, November 18, 2013

New Boundaries

We really don't have boundaries but it helps to center the action. Central Valley went into Oahu West blog very easily with Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club leading the way. Thanksgiving at Wahiawa Recreation Center and Christmas at Helemano Plantation fits in just right.


Got a new blog "North Shore" but it certainly can be easy to get to Halemano Plantation. Hopefully we can get some information and photos to share with our readers. The line dancing will lead the way on the North Shore. We don't get much news on line dancing in the Central Valley. And of course with new dance clubs in the process of forming we will have more information and photos of our entire dance scene.


Photos in the West and our blogs may be different than all the other places in the world. We cannot argue with the old saying, "a picture is worth a thousand words." We can start with that as a standard unit. Then we know that two pictures are not worth 2000 words. The law of supply and demand kicks in. And so on with 3, 4, more pictures, less value. You can imagine the value of 500 photos submitted to Facebook which receives 3000 per second. 250 million per year. Yeah, Man.
 
"YMCA" by Village People


It is a different deal with the amount of people in the photo. Same standard, one person photo worth a thousand words. However, two people in the photo and the photo is worth more than one thousand words. How you figure? 3, 4 5 and so on increases the worth until it get to about 7 or 8 than begins to decrease. Clear enough for me. Mid Week discovered this last year.

"Da Rail Mess, won't wait on you hand and foot but
it's gonna cost every one an arm and leg."

In our blogs, two or three special photos hit the reader/dancers right where they want it. With a few choice words, "Perfection." And the hits go through the ceiling and everybody comes out smelling like a rose. We just have to find the people willing to share with their fellow dancers.