Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving to all

"When asked if my cup is half-full or half-empty my only response
is that I am thankful I have a cup."

 
"Let's choose today to quench our thirst for the 'good life' we think others lead
by acknowledging the good that already exists in our lives. We can then
 offer the universe the gift of our grateful hearts."
 
 

Monday, November 25, 2013

From Dream To Dance Studio

Holiday Greetings Swing Dancers,
There are a few announcements about Dream To Dance which I would like to share with you.

1. Rumor of my retiring, NOT true.

2. New location, TRUE!  Due to renovation/construction in Kakaako I have been searching properties and found a wonderful spot on 2nd floor of a new building with an elevator, air con, windows and lots of parking.  It is the Palama Supermarket @ 1010 North King St. #202-204.  Sad for me to leave after 15 years at this location but exciting to think of the NEW!

3. The Holly Jolly Trolley is back for fun and travel by trolley to dance venues.  It would be great if you can spread the word and join the night of merriment on Saturday, December 21.  Please RSVP!   See you there!

4. There are requests for swing socials at the studio and I wish I could but don't feel I have the music inventory to keep dancers entertained 1/week or 1/month.  Referrals are sent to your Palladium dances. New events coming to Honolulu for the swing community and Dream To Dance coming next year!

Thanks for listening and a supa big Happy Holidays wish to all!
Debby

Debra Borges Barboza
Dream To Dance
661 Auahi St, #201-202
Honolulu, HI  96813
808-372-5574

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Back In Again.

Public Relations is the promotion of a favorable image of a dance club or group. It can be the practice or profession of establishing, maintaining, or improving a favorable relationship between any organization and the public and that usually costs money.

 "Of the dancers, by the dancers and for the dancers"
All the dancers? Of course not, they do not all wish to be involved and we must respect.

The primary purpose of our dance blogs is a good presentation of a dance club's public image. As far as I know, none of the dance blogs in these Islands charge for what they do. The relationship between the dance group and the public is very important, with respect to whether that club is seen in a positive or negative light.

Our blogs have different views for managing public relations involving the persons in a dance club that are responsible with full knowledge that blogs do not cost money. It is understood that it is all free and no gimmicks are attached. The Guest Authors are the key to making each blog a unique communication device, Social Media.

"Stranger In Paradise" by Tony Bennett

Of course, some people think that the blogs are somehow benefitting immensely on their good looks, talent, fame and fortune, - then they have lost, right then and there. You're pau, brah and I will continue to include as many of our reader/dancers as possible.

Our blogs merely ask that our Guest Authors agree to write whenever and whatever they wish and we just provide the platform. The exchange of independent opinions is of the utmost importance. And Photos too are opinions.We have Guest Authors on this blog and I never push for more or less from them. They do as they wish and if I don't want to write, then I have the same rights as anyone else. Simple?

The hits did not come down as expected because Google is still Mickey Mousing around with their search engines. But they did get rid of some scam-spam robot hits. They are almost there, so I will post again maybe a couple times a week, even though I am very busy elsewhere. Mahalo to all.




Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Pledge of Allegiance

A reminder from Nancy Shimamoto via June Kadomoto: a reprint

The following words were spoken by the late Red Skelton on his television program as he related the story of his teacher, Mr. Laswell, who felt his students had come to think of the Pledge of Allegiance as merely something to recite in class each day.

Now, more than ever, listen to the meaning of these words.

"I've been listening to you boys and girls recite the Pledge of Allegiance all semester and it seems as though it is becoming monotonous to you. If I may, may I recite it and try to explain to you the meaning of each word?"

I
me, an individual, a committee of one.

Pledge
dedicate all of my worldly goods to give without self pity.

Allegiance
my love and my devotion.

To the flag of the
our standard, Old Glory, a symbol of freedom. Wherever she waves, there's respect because your loyalty has given her a dignity that shouts freedom is everybody's job!

United
that means that we have all come together.

States
individual communities that have united into 48 great states. Forty-eight individual communities with pride and dignity and purpose; all divided with imaginary boundaries, yet united to a common purpose, and that's love for country.

And to the republic
a state in which sovereign power is invested in representatives chosen by the people to govern. And government is the people and it's from the people to the leaders, not from the leaders to the people.

For which it stands, one nation
one nation, meaning "so blessed by God"

Indivisible
incapable of being divided.

With liberty
which is freedom -- the right of power to live one's own life without threats, fear or some sort of retaliation.

And Justice
the principle or quality of dealing fairly with others.

For all
which means, boys and girls, it's as much your country as it is mine.

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Since I was a small boy, two states have been added to our country and two words have been added to the pledge of Allegiance...

UNDER GOD
Wouldn't it be a pity if someone said that is a prayer and that would be eliminated from schools too?
God Bless America!
Red Skelton will be long remembered for that.
 
This only for those still tuning in. This blog is trying to find out why the hits from Blogger are not anywhere near what they should be. I am not blogging here but the hits are still up. Why? They certainly are not going to tell me. Meanwhile, all the news is in the other blogs. just click the name in the side bar.