Tuesday, February 26, 2019

2019 Looking Good

This year is looking nice in spite of my worsening health. Fortunately for me, moving to Mililani has done wonders for my depression, Since I had spread myself too thin, cutting down to only five blogs has been a very good method of cutting down on my work. No one has complained but then I don't get much feedback anyway. Of course there are a few that are beginning to see the advantage of blogs not "instead of" but blogs as "an addition to" their public relations. The entire enchilada is still relatively new, so we all must be patient. The readers are there and they are increasing every day.

"OK, we are starting to blog. Hey, life is short. At some point, we must take our
communication to its logical extreme, and blogging is how many of us
are going to be communicating anyway. Think about it."

I am in the process of trying to find the studios in West Oahu that are into our kind of social dance and perhaps we can give them access to our type of public relations. Some have excellent Web sites and just not interested. Since there is so much out there that is only business, many think in terms of paid advertising. So we must be patient there too. All they have to do is Email an item and/or photo and I will blog it ASAP. They may be very pleasantly surprise and from there we can get some good information contributors from many and the readership will keep going up. Social Media.

"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Bruddah Iz

We just have to be patient and hope for the best.There are over 20,000 potential dancers in this area, and most are going to Honolulu to dance. And not very often because it is so far. In Mililani they believe that, "I coulda been home in 20 minutes." There many places in town it will take 20 minutes to get out in the street. And very gratifying that in West Oahu, they are settling on the American Style of Social Dance. Very acceptable and melds very easily with the night club scene. We are fortunate to have some of the best American style teachers on this island. Now we just have to find some places to dance, with some good music and a better atmosphere.

"To spread our wings and fly boldly - To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies,
our symbols of renewal and rebirth - To offer daily Thanksgiving for ourselves,
our families, our friends, our community, for the whole world."

Saturday, February 23, 2019

West Oahu will lead the way.

Our best example is still Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club in which group opinions are essentially standardized and they may come to a head through one person. And at times that person may be involved with what they think is a commitment.) These are usually very well accepted opinions. The results are still for the benefit of the dancers.

"My kitchen linoleum is so black and shiny that I waltz while I wait for the kettle to boil.
This pleasure is for the old who live alone." ~ Marilyn

Dare to Be

When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully.
When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light.
When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it.
When something seems difficult, dare to do it anyway.
When life seems to beat you down, dare to fight back.

When there seems to be no hope, dare to find some.
When you’re feeling tired, dare to keep going.
When times are tough, dare to be tougher.
When love hurts you, dare to love again.
When someone is hurting, dare to help them heal.

When another is lost, dare to help them find the way.
When a friend falls, dare to be the first to extend a hand.
When you cross paths with another, dare to make them smile.
When you feel great, dare to help someone else feel great too.
When the day has ended, dare to feel as you’ve done your best.

Dare to be the best you can – At all times, Dare to be!”

 "Save The Last Dance For Me" by Englebert Humperdinck

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The Central Valley

Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club remains a beacon of light for the entire dancing scene in the Central Valley and overflowing to Waipahu and the North Shore. They have some information contributors, the main one being Maile Yagi. She emails me the beautiful posters which are appreciated by all the readers and I am invited to the socials. I pass my camera around and I can get some photos, and she emails some photos of the occasion. the following day and the hits go through the ceiling;

“For the social dancer, dance is a game of extreme emotions and
freedom of the soul, where nothing is ever the same.”

They have always had some recognition as the third oldest dance club on Oahu and now they are already getting recognition in all of Hawaii. I had never heard of Halemano Plantation before as a dinner/dance location. Now more people in West Oahu feel more acquainted. Then there Dot's in Wahiawa who has a beautiful Web Site but have no idea what a Blog Site can do for them. Not instead of but "in addition to." Then there is the coming information contributors willing to share their pearls of dance information with our fellow dancers

"Tiny Bubbles" by Don Ho

All of our blogs claim no credit for any images posted on our sites and we should understand that images on this blog may be copyrighted by the respected owners. If there is an image appearing on this blog that belongs to you and you do not wish for it to appear on this site, please E-mail  me and it will be removed immediately if not sooner. Wow, the people are slowly picking on the action of living in West Oahu, and we are going to live, work and play in our own kuleana.. We can always visit Honolulu every year or so and it may be easier than going to the neighbor islands.

"Sometimes you have to accept the fact that certain things
will never go back to how they used to be."

Sunday, February 17, 2019

There is no West Oahu

The entire view of Oahu dancing is looking better all the time. Because of and in spite of the Rail Disaster. The prominent section in the next decade will be in the corridor running from Kalihi and all the way to Makaha. You can follow the rail for now but when the noise becomes too much, the Night Clubs will move at least a mile away from the noise. Not only social dancing but most other dances too which include the specialties. The North Shore has always had some good thinking people but the canceling of housing units in the vicinity is according to Downtown Interests.

“Experienced social dancers know that they should dance while they still can.”

Everyone knows that everyone does not agree with all opinions on these blogs. Blogs are meant for feedback. You have a right to your opinion like everyone else. and it can be included but only if you wish. Comes under information contributing, Check out the latest from anyone on our blogs. It should be of interest to all our reader/dancers. Comments no longer work on our blogs. Better to email any communication.

"Morning Dew" by Melveen Leed

I offer our Public Relations whenever they are ready. the cost is zip, zero, nada. Then they can match the news that goes into our blogs compared to any that are out there on a Web site. Each type has its own contribution to the PR scene.The ultimate decisions are made by the reader/dancers. And that is why we have a counter, we want to know, maybe we are just beating our gums.

"Calm in Chaos: In the midst of the flurry - clarity. In the midst of the storm - calm.
In the midst of divided interests - certainty. In the many roads - a certain choice."

Thursday, February 14, 2019

West Oahu is moving.

"Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them
come true. - Blogging is becoming an art, same as any other method of self
expression but it is not a contest, some will be better at it than others."

Now that I live in Mililani, right in the middle of the entire enchilada of West Oahu, I am developing a nice viewpoint. There are an awful lot of things going in our dance circles in this section but for sure not many have been able to tell us much. There may be some blank points of view, but fortunately there are also a lot of points of view in this territory and with an opinion. That is what we need in this blog. Sooner or later they will come around to realize that we just want to help, and it is very distinctive from whatever else they have had.

"Vision Of Love" by Mariah Carey  1990

I am able to get some information from the internet and when I am invited I try to go to a party personally and get sometime to blog'em right. If I go to some function, it will be productive for all involved. I do not intend to waste my time or of any others. I am trying to get everyone to understand that our blogs are not "instead of" anything. We are "in addition to" whatever they have now. Meanwhile, we can certainly help the independent dance organizations or those that would like to feel independent. The studios and the big social dance clubs are not yet aware of the benefits of blogging,

The big dance groups have beautiful Web sites and that seems to be the solution to all their PR problems. Blogging is still relatively new in Social Dance. It is getting to be pretty certain that those that have Web sites do not feel the need of any connection with a blog site. And that is their privilege. So we must target those that do not have a Web site and help them as much as we can. A good example is a social at Wahiawa Ballroom Dance club. We have averages per day from our counter, nice. Then I post WBDC in the blog including three collages of photos and the hits go through the ceiling.

 “Bloggers find that creativity is knowing how to hide your sources” 

Monday, February 11, 2019

Wow, West Oahu looking good.

Some of our blogs have almost been deleted several times but then get back up out of single digit average per day hits and I am always willing to try again. Many times it seems like all the others have their own web or blog sites connections elsewhere. Come on, let's hear it from Turtle Bay or Makaha. The West seems to be gravitating toward the Central Valley. If we can get Just Tacos going as a real night club and then a Social dance Night Club in Waipio and that will do it.

“Every social dancer knows that being technically perfect isn’t good enough. We need to know why we dance. It’s to be connected and be inspired by our friends.”

This restart anew will include the North Shore, the Waianae Coast, Kapolei and the Central Valley. We can give them the benefit of publicity in this blog. Too bad that the Rail Disaster cancelled what could have been the absolute greatest for Dancing in West Oahu, the Dance Pavilion at the Patsy Mink Recreation Park. For now this blog is wide open for any resident of this section to just start to share their opinion on the dancing environment. Photos? Just Email it. A very necessary part of the action and groups are much better, they signify people, togetherness etc.

"Tangerine" by Jimmy Dorsey


As per usual in our group of blogs on Oahu, there is no joining, or passwords and there are no registration fees or annual meetings. You can tune in to any blog via the Internet whenever you want. You may, and it is highly recommended, that you contribute whatever you wish in pertinent data for publication in the blogs and whenever you want. Photos? Terrific. Our readers are mainly residents of the Island of Oahu. You wish coverage on the Mainland and the World? We recommend Twitter or Facebook.

“Social dancers know, somehow, that only when it is
dark enough can you see the stars.”