Tuesday, November 27, 2018

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Politics.
The republicans have been on a "trickle down theory" for over one hundred years. Give it to the rich and it will trickle down to the poor. In over thousand years it has never been proven anywhere. We have records dating hundreds of years that revolutions were caused because it never trickled down. It trickles up. Give it to the people at the bottom and they cannot bank it. They cannot invest it. They use to buy food and drink, pay rent, get clothes and all things that they need. The sellers of these items in turn spend the money on what they need and in a short time it ends at the top. But it will have passed through the poor on its way up. Ya Dumb Dodos.

“Social dancers are almost totally aware of themselves on the dance floor and
dance their way, in a manner that is decided by their hearts."


The Information and Photo Contributors have been difficult to find. Many simply do not understand what blogging or hits are all about. Or they think we are making lots of money on their good looks, talent, fame and good fortune. What they could do for their clubs, their friends and fellow dancers has not entered into their thinking. Come on somebody, email them in, so we can share with our reader/dancers.

"Burning Down the House" by Talking Heads  (1983)


There seems to be more line dancing in town. But the usual thing, somebody thinks men should not dance line dance. Whereas in the beginning it was men only with cowboy boots and a gun in holster, (very manly.)  Paradise Tango night club in town doing good for Tango fans. And there is also a group that specializes in Swing dances and there are plenty of different ones. Any fans want something in these blogs, just email it in.

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God,
which is why we call it the present.” 

Friday, November 23, 2018

The Central Valley

The Paradoxical Commandments

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. Love them anyway.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway.
If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the
smallest men and women with the smallest minds. Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs. Fight for a few underdogs anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway.
People really need help but may attack you if you do help them. Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you may get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.”


This blog like the others does not have a photographer, So not many photos of the participants of a dance club appear in the blogs. So the first part of the solution is simple, a few photo contributors that would find it easy to email a couple of photos now and then. It would do wonders for the photees, the readers of their club, and the reader/dancers in general.   It would certainly do no harm to the picture taker or for the blogs. The photos would go into the next blog to be publish or you can specify the blog of your choice.

“Social dancers believe that dancing is more than the just the locomotive movement 
of the body because of the rhythm in the music that they love."

Monday, November 19, 2018

Meheula Vista II in Mililani

Moved in a few days ago but just got my phone installed today. Nice place and what seems to be a lot of nice people here. Making all my changes necessary, such as a change of address with the post office. I think I did it on line but at the end they tried to sell me things and just cut it. I will get the bank on Monday. Fortunately most items are tied to my Internet and not my address. A few other things and I can now get back to work on these blogs.

"Social dancers know that if you love life, you want to bring a little more music to it,
a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.”


"Time After Time" by Cyndi Lauper (1984)

This blog will continue to cover music and dance mainly on the Island of Oahu. You want to get anything in it about music and dance, email it and I will blog it. You may like your comments in print and whenever you are ready you can get in as a Guest Blogger. Your own blog within the blog. You can open, post text and pictures, save and publish and close it without saying boo to anyone.

“The truth is rarely pure and never simple.”
― Oscar Wilde

Monday, November 5, 2018

Da Latest

The Chinese symbol for the word “crisis” is written using two strokes of a pen. One stroke stands for danger, and the other for opportunity. In other words, in a crisis, beware of the danger, but also recognize the opportunity. Life always balances itself out. Everything that happens is neither positive nor negative; it just depends on your perspective. And all of us are going to dance.

"Social dancers think that all dancers are creators, and
all dancers create their own world in a dance.”


At one time,  I thought for sure there would be a new dance club on West Oahu dedicated to the social dancer only. And most of it based on the American Style of dance and with the introduction of many peripheral dances, such as Night Club 2 step, Bachata, Hustle, Salsa and Latin Waltz. Fortunately many groups have been way ahead of me. With terrific DJs that will play the music that the social dancers want to hear. In fact I have heard of one near Makapuu Point in Southeast Oahu. Gotta look into this when I get my new digs.

"Like a Virgin" by Madonna  (1984)


Now that I am moving to my new location in Mililani, I must accept that I can only go so far by myself.  So the next step is getting the most important Two Center. Finding the right keyword keeps eluding me and I somehow believe it it is not that important. I use Oahu and Social Dance and I will stay there for now. I am going for the dancers not the search engines. There are bloggers in the mainland that seem to have the right keywords and have been able to generate some incredible traffic from search engines and they make thousands of dollars. That is not my goal.

"We need more people who do not read with the intent to understand,
they read with the intent to reply." ~ Social Media.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

The Fairy Tale

A Chinese boy, last name of Yong, was born about 1900 or shortly thereafter in China. He was early on dissatisfied with his life and always thought there must be a better place to live. The family thought of him as an oddball. So there came a time when he was in his teens, that some relatives came to visit and they worked the Pacific Ocean as sailors. By luck they needed a cabin boy and this kid jumped at the chance.

"If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes."

He liked the Philippines, and he thought Hawaii was great but plantation work not what he was hoping for. He liked San Francisco and he figured that this might be the place. However the ship was going to Los Angeles and then to Mexico and then go the same route back. He could wait. He though L.A. was terrific, so at that point, it was San Francisco or L,A. At the seaport in Mexico his group happened to run into some Chinese that spoke the same Chinese that they did. They explained that the Revolution in Mexico was just over and everyone was going to make money, about 1919, and they had a "car." He "jumped" ship with his meager belongings and went with them to Guamuchil in the State of Sinaloa.

"Tu Lo Decidiste" por Ana Gabriel

They got him a job in the local Chinese restaurant and worked 10 hours a day six days a week. He had never learned to read and write in Chinese very well but now he made a special effort to learn the Spanish language. He learned how to go without to save a little money. He worked his way into the kitchen and join a group of same age boys that hung around together. Eventually he met a nice Mexican girl, from the lower economic classes. Got married and settled down. He became a good cook and through one of the good customers, he was able to buy a nice lot with beat up shack for a good price. He developed a nice partnership with his wife and they worked together to make it a home for the family's sake and eventually arose to the job of Chief Cook.

"Eres Todo En Mi" por Ana Gabriel

Now he realized that this was a much better life than he had envisioned before. He had several children and one of his daughters was born right about the time that I was born. And she in turn married a nice middle class Mexican guy and they in turn had several children and a special daughter, named Maria Guadalupe Araujo Yong. Latin Style, first name, middle name, fathers last name and mother's last name. She was born in 1955, and is now 63 years old. She learned music and singing and eventually became the reigning queen of Mexico singers.

"Historia De Un Amor" por Ana Gabriel

And her stage name was now Ana Gabriel. Before he passed, when she had concerts in the vicinity she always made arrangement for her Chinese grandfather to attend her concerts. He could have gotten front row but he always insisted on sitting on the side of the theater. Her favorite introduction always included her Big shot friends in the audience and there were many. And as always she would notice, "and that old Chinese man over there on the side, I know him. "Hola Abuelito" Oh, Hi, Grandpa! and of course he would beam. He had come a long ways. It was always a touching scene.

"The last of the human freedoms - to choose one’s attitude in any given set
of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”