Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The Personal Part

Finally getting my new life in Pearl City in good order and it is looking better all the time. The VA and I are both trying to keep me from going to a care center. I have a nice place to live, and they are going to help make it easy for me to get around. The Handi Van is just terrific. Then there is a Nurse that will be coming in once a month to check up on me, what I am doing right or wrong.

"Some dancers are so busy learning the tricks of the trade
that they never learn the trade."
 

They got me a shower chair, which will make it easier for me with my Vertigo. (dizzy,) And they have ordered a special hospital style bed, that can adjusted in several positions. If and when the swelling on my foot happens, I will be able walk a little more and get out. I have read some bad reports on the VA but let me assure everyone that they are not going to get any complaints from me. I have many things ahead of me. My hearing is off, and then I must see my dentist for some new teeth.

"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Bruddah Iz

My son and his wife were visiting Hawaii and visited me at Tripler. Sent me some nice photos. Made me very happy that they are all doing fine. So much good family.

My son Ron, his wife, two daughters with husbands, and one grandchild.
Then one of Ron and me at Tripler and the last of Ron and Leigh
probably at their hotel in Waikiki.

Meanwhile, I have much planning for my blogging, hoping to eventually work myself out of all the blogs and just keep this one which will remain my hobby. I will play it by ear, I haven't got much time.

Dance Law #34B: We can try to make it foolproof,
but we cannot make it damnfoolproof.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Getting Updated

A quarter of the year almost gone and I can see pretty good down the ways. I don't get around much anymore but what I have heard is that the dance situation is getting better. There was a time when too many in our dance circles look down on other groups with disdain. And fortunately now many have seen that kokua works pretty good too. I hope we will all try to understand  and just be one big happy family with normal everyday differences of opinion. We are not clones of anyone, each of us and groups should be respected as a separate distinct unity.

"The richest dancer in the world is the one that finds pleasure
in everyday doings and dancing."


Town Dancer remains in front of the blogs in average hits per day. This is followed by Platinum Horseshoe which is second by a hair ahead of Dancing Nights. Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club sent a beautiful poster for Platinum Horseshoe. The rest are still in solid double digits average per day hits (19 or less.) A steady additional Guest Author will determine who will take over first place. And we are fortunate that we have so many capable people in our dance environment.

"Fly Me To The Moon" by Tony Bennett


"Save The Last Dance For Me" by Dolly Parton

The subject matter most needed is the Live Music on Oahu. Much of what I get is doled out as advertising and almost all on the Internet plainly states that it is copyrighted. They will hang me up by the thumbs if they catch me taking any of it for my blogs. So my friends, anything you can do to help me help them.

Dance Law #35C: "No matter what goes wrong,
there is always somebody who knew it would." 

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club

"The time has come" the Walrus said, "to talk of many things:
of shoes and ships, of sealing wax, of cabbages and kings"
Anyone know where that comes from?

 Received from Aunty Maile and first posted to Platinum Horseshoe blog.


Central Valley is gonna have a rousing good time. It could be a "contendah" what with Dot's In Wahiawa,  Just Tacos, Salsa in Mililani and the new one coming up in Waipio. Now that the Dance Pavilion at the Patsy Mink Recreation Park has been cancelled to pay for the Rail Disaster. But the Present Rail Party is making millions and millions of dollars in profits. It's the money, Sonny.

"Paniolo Country" by Melveen Leed


Meanwhile,Town Dancer, the blog continues to lead all the others, but gradually losing hits. Dancing Nights is in second place mainly because of Richie Fun and his information contributors. And Platinum Horseshoe is in third place just waiting for that good steady Two  Center. And whoever gets the steady Guest Author will determine first place -  I guarantee it.

"My Ku'Ulei" by Willie K.


Took my first trip on the Handy Van today and it was amazing. The good that humans make for their fellow humans on this island of Oahu should be appreciated by us all. Many pick ups on the way to the VA but still made it in 45 minutes. On the way back, only two of us and we live in the same building, 20 minutes. And this is picking me up at my front door and  dropping me off at the door to the VA. Wow.

"Hanalei Moon" by Loyal Garner

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Update

Our blogosphere on Oahu is definitely at the point of diminishing returns. Only a very slight but steady upward trend in hits. My physical disability has of course been a bigger part of it than I had first thought. It then hinges on my ability to get the information contributors to share the dance news with our readers.

"The truth may not always lead us to where we thought we
were going, but it may lead us somewhere better. Even
when ignored, it will eventually show itself."


Town Dancer remains in front by a more narrow margin every week. Dancing Nights is in second place with Platinum Horseshoe in third. The steady Two Center or even a Guest Author will help any one to the top. You got info that you are willing to share, email it and I will post it. The photos remain a big plus when we get going. The rest of the blogs are struggling to get into the 20s in average hits per day which is 600 hits per month.

"Beautiful Kauai" by Don Ho


Races are still being run on Oahu and I have been trying to find out. Most people have always known who were the top five clubs at the Palladium. Now number six has moved into fifth place and many do not know which of the top five is no longer there. Same thing on the Dance Studios, but now Divino Ritmo Studio is definitely emerging into the top spot in Honolulu. And they make good use of blogs to communicate with the dancers.

"Walk Through Paradise" by Melveen Leed

"We are dancers and we believe that we learn by dancing. Whether it means to learn to dance by dancing or to learn to live by living."

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Slow Going

The entire blogosphere has slowed to a crawl. Town Dancer still in front by hair, Platinum Horseshoe and Dancing Nights right behind to make the Big Three. The rest are in trying to stay in the upper teens in average hits per day.

"We should not be afraid of starting new, of starting over again.
It may be a chance to build something better this next time." 


For me the reason is evident. I am almost the only blogger and what I write in these blogs is consider SOS. And now with my limited physical ability it is worse. Dancing Nights is doing so well because they have Richie Fun and his information contributors which can make interesting up to date reading for our dancers. So to get more average hits per day we must have more information contributors to share more dance information with our reader/dancers.

"Hale'iwa Hula" by Amy Hanaialii

New Night Club - Waikele  or Waipio?
The Guest Author will come from this group and then they will have a blog all their own within a blog with ready made readers. From there it will be a short skip and a jump to make our best blog into an independent. I must resign from it. That is my hope before I go.

"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Bruddah Iz

Then we will always help to get some entertainment, music and dance into the outskirts of Oahu. Kapolei, the Waianae Coast, the Central Valley from Waipio up to Haleiwa and of course, the North Shore. We may make this into an island in spite of the Rail Catastrophe,the biggest Con Job, ever. "Rapid Transit" was not a misnomer, it was a deliberate lie.

Friday, March 11, 2016

On Oahu

Our island is pretty well stratified money wise and some people make much ado about it. We now just review the six ordinary social levels according to income.

"There are people on this island so poor, that all they have is money."



Lower Lowers: Up to 16000 (minimum wage) per year.
Upper Lowers, 16 to 32

Lower Middles, 32 to 64
Upper Middles, 64 to 128

Lower Uppers, 128 to 256
Upper Uppers, 256, and over

Deluxe Uppers, the Fat Cats of Honolulu, over half million per year.
Because of the Rail, Carpenters will go to 60 grand per year.

Anyone in the UPPERS is mostly likely a millionaire. And now the Rail Catastrophe has produced eleven new millionaires in Honolulu. Easy Money, Just gotta keep the country, country.

"Morning Dew" by Melveen Leed



"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Bruddah Iz

The Beaches on all the islands are the most powerful enticement to Paradise. They are what should be developed on these Islands. Homes, Shopping Centers close by, Business and Industrial Parks back into the valleys. Live, work and play in you own kuliana. And I coulda been home in 20 minutes.

"Put music to our troubles and we shall dance and
let the rest of the world go by." 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Acceptable

Only eight days and getting into a nice order for the month on Oahu. Town Dancer still in front but holding on by just a hair. Followed by Platinum Horseshoe, Blogging Hawaii and now Dancing Nights as the top four. The other three still trying to scramble out of the teen average hits per day. It still remains that any difference in hits will be because of a regular Two Center and they can pick their blog.

 "Failure will never overtake us, if our determination
to succeed is strong enough."


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

This month I will try in all the blogs and helper blogs to get one or two regular steady information contributors. They will make the blogs and the information available for the increase in readership. We can be a very good influence on the development of the dance environment on Oahu. With it comes the opportunity to become a Guest Author. Then they can develop a blog within the blogs and do their own thing.


 "Hey There" by Rosemary Clooney 

The area for dance in the West still seems to be from Kaleloa Harbor to Kalealoa Airport. Who knows, it could develop into something for the entire island of Oahu.There are a few bars but their most important function is the Happy Hour and that does not interest dancers. Perhaps  they can have a reverse Pau Hana dance, who knows?

"Any Dancer can look in the mirror and  - there is their competition." 

Friday, March 4, 2016

Shaping Up.

Only three days and they are shaping  up already with Town Dancer still in front, followed by Platinum Horseshoe and Blogging Hawaii. The rest are still scrambling for fourth place. No hurry, this month will pretty much establish the trend and the information contributor whoever it is, will decide it.

"Many people use music as a couch. They want to be pillowed on it,
relaxed and consoled from the stress of daily living. But good music
was never intended to be soporific. And all dancers know this."

Looking over the stats on all of my blogs and I have found that I have not got rid of the scam spam robot hits that must be doing somebody some good, but certainly not us.  At least 20% of the total his on each blog are possible scam spam robot hits and search engine hits. Not real reader/dancer hits.


"Skylark" by Jimmy Borges

This month has been very informative. I am getting to know a little bit more about my blogging. Blogger stats are not perfect but they are helpful. The total hits on our blogosphere are running about 80$ US and 20% to Latin America, Europe, Russia and the Orient. Not too bad.In the US, they may be running about 80% Hawaii and 20% Mainland. Again, not too bad. That means that from the total hits recorded by Blogger, well  over half are from readers in Hawaii, mostly on the Island of Oahu. And there is where I want most of the action to occur. It is with this small select group of social dancers that these blogs will develop information for the good of all the dancers on the island of Oahu.


"Every Part Of Love" by Amy Hanaialii

The best use of blogs at the moment is by Divino Ritmo Studio in which they give notice to Frank and his terrific blogging and also to Richie Fun blogs in the Dancing Nights blog. Divino Ritmo Studio is moving into the top spot of all dance studios on the Island of Oahu. None of the others make any use of the blogs available.

"In our dance world, we could stop worrying about what could go wrong and get excited about what could go right."

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Slowly She Goes

Soliloquy from Hamlet by Shakespeare.

To be, or not to be: that is the question: Whether ’tis nobler in the

mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or
to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them?
To die: to sleep;


We can dream, can't we?


I read this in the past week while I was going through my physical and mental distortion called depression. It is mainly that I live in a new place and I know no one. And I cannot get around much anymore. So I going stir crazy. Then I found myself in Tripler Hospital for a stay of two weeks. I am regaining my old strength back.


"My Way" by Jimmy Borges

I am making an agonizing reappraisal of my blogosphere and it is not too bad. Town Dancer, the blog is now becoming one of the gang instead of being way out in front.  Blogging Hawaii and Platinum Horseshoe got the best chances of getting into first place with just one good steady information contributor.


"Have You Ever Seen The Rain?" by Amy Hanaialii

The different points of view in our blogs is what make the interest not the SOS that I write. Look at all Web sites, dancing or others,they are not to be read everyday. One like Dance Fever Oahu usually has update information on many events. And Frank is doing a good job of getting information to convey to the readers. Those are up at the top.

"Take Chances, Dance More Dances." 

 
The thing to do, it seems to me, is to prepare yourself so you can be a rainbow in somebody else's cloud. Somebody who may not look like you. May not call God the same name you call God - if they call God at all. I may not dance your dances or speak your language. But be a blessing to somebody. That's what I think.
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