Sunday, December 29, 2013

New Year's Eve.

This New Years eve, celebrate at the M nightclub's block 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


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.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

NY's Eve at the Hilton

Paradise and Company

Explosive...exciting...energetic...Just a few words to describe the most talked about and sought-after
entertainment package that will keep you coming back for more!

Hawaii's most popular show group creates a dynamic 12-piece revue that's guaranteed to keep you partying the night away. Their energetic rhythm section will keep you dancing to the beat and Hawai’i’s best horn players will have you rockin’ to the music.

Four of Hawai’i’s top singers including “Little” Albert Maligmat, formerly of the Society of Seven and Sonya Mendez will take you on a musical journey that can include music from the 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and into the new millennium.

Paradise & Co. gives you more than you could ever imagine. With an array of dazzling costume changes and fancy footwork set to an undeniable groove, it won't be long till you realize that you are a big part of this memorable, fun-filled dance extravaganza. So come on...

Performance by Multiple Award-Winning Magician Mark Mauricio

Prepared to be amazed AND entertained with self-dubbed “magicomedy” by multiple award-winning magician Mark Mauricio  Mauricio will perform his Magic Island Dinner Show,

Born and raised in Hawaii, now lives in Ewa Beach. Mark Allen Mauricio started his fascination with magic at the tender age of 5 years old.  After returning to Hawaii from the mainland one year, he fell under the wing of local magician Curtis Kam, who also introduced Mark to his teacher, the “Gandolf” of Hawaii’s magic society, Mr. Jimmy Yoshida.

He leads the Magic In Paradise show at the Hale Koa Hotel on Oahu, where he performs bigger illusions and magic with animals.  In addition to this, Mark hosts Magic Island, an OC16 TV special that takes viewers to the streets of Hawaii to meet the various people who live, work and visit these islands and rediscover why Hawaii is the most magical place in the world.

And A Happy New Year to Everyone.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Year Coming To A Close

Nice blogging by Calvin and it shows in the hits. We are still looking for the Two Centers who can eventually become Guest Authors. The benefits of this approach also include recognition of Public Relations as an integral part of the management team of the clubs and the blogs, though most will be working independently and each blog will be their own unique blog.

"Become a possibilitarian, no matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and look for the possibilities - You will alway see them, for they are always there."

This is an opportunity to flex our understanding of blogging, its operations, strategy, and internal culture beyond the gloss and glow of status statements. Indeed, a blog’s communication objectives are motivated by (if not the same as) its social objectives.
"Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer" by Gene Autry

That and our ability to measure the impact on the amount of bloggers we provide will be essential to playing a bigger role in dance circles and access to greater resources. A blog with 5 or 6 six Guest Authors can hit 300 average hits per day, (15000 per month.) That should be very good coverage for the Hawaiian Islands.

America's liberal class are abuzz right now over Narco Cultura, a documentary about Mexico's horrific drug wars and the musical movement that has risen around it. These libs (and more than a few conservatives) are telling each other and the two Mexicans they know about how Mexican music nowadays glorifies the drug trade.

And there is some truth to it. How artists do write songs for narcos on commission, how musicians go on stage with AK-47s, bulletproof vests, and bazookas, (exaggerations) and how those songs revel in being as gory as possible--and how terrible all of this is. It is bad, most of us believe but the people (the important ones) are beginning to realize what is wrong and they will make the decisions.

Of course, the laws in the US are what make the drug wars all over. Same as the racketeering we had when Prohibition was the law. With the laws repealed everything would be done the way liquor is done and controlled by law. And people do not drink more nor will they take more drugs either.

From Aunty Maile

To: Maile Yagi, CDM, CFPP
from my iPad

Begin forwarded message:
From: "Verna Hayashi-Nakahodo" <>
Date: December 21, 2013 at 9:10:29 AM HST

To: "'Abe Gmail'" <>, <>, <>, "Riko Line" <>, <>, "'Lynne Tanouye'" <>, "'Sandy Arashiro'" <>, "'Amy'"

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.


Saturday, December 14, 2013

The Rail Catastrophe

Not too many in town yet realize what they voted for. Some are beginning to see the rise in prices. Our legislators jumped the gun and gave themselves a healthy raise in pay, they're not dummies. The ordinary tax payer is not in that position. When the Fed money runs out, (and the Present Rail Party is going through it fast,) we are in deep doo doo.

The Articulated bus, with enough of them, our problems could have been solved
but the big bucks in profits are somewhere else. "And I coulda got the bus
right around the corner like I always did."

Property Taxes will double and you know what that will do to the rents. Oh you lucky people. Gas will go to $8 per gallon, and will be matched by the price of milk at the super. And as Al Jolson used to say, "You ain't seen nuttin' yet." Parking downtown no less that $600 per month. All for Vapid Transit which will never beat what we have now in speed. And I will give you a for instance. Makaha to down town and back on the #93 bus. Check it out. And the Present Rail Party plans to cut that bus out as soon as they can, naturally.

And they say they plan to make Honolulu more beautiful. They just went to the wrong schools. We know better. Look at the photos on the right, before and after the Rail Disaster.

But the rally has started, the Makakilo, Kapolei and Honokai Hale neighborhood boards voted thumbs down on the Rail Mess. Over one dozen good reasons why it does no good for "second city" (don't laugh) and who is making the money. First bid already out for the first 100 million. You got any idea what the commissions run on that? Ha, easy money. It's the dough, Moe.

Pub's Side Note: Since many people think we are making money in these blogs we have decided we are going to start charging. Anybody that makes over a million dollars a day has gotta pay. Most of you will not be in trouble until next year.

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!

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.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


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.

Saturday, December 7, 2013


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.

International Market Place, Aloha

The end is near for the International Market Place, that decaying maze of open-air souvenir stands and faded Polynesian pop-era grandeur in the heart of Waikiki.

Do not let some of the people you meet make you difficult.
Do not let the pain they caused, make you hate anyone.
Do not let bittermess steal your inherent goodness
Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree with you.
It is still a beautiful place and your biggest regret is having to leave it so soon.

After 56 years, visits by millions upon millions of tourists, and a long slide into ruin, the landmark shopping bazaar will close at the end of the month. In its place will go a high-end retail, dining and entertainment complex, three stories tall on Kalakaua Avenue, and seven along Kuhio Avenue. In other words, a big, glitzy new mall, anchored by Saks Fifth Avenue.

Only two things from the original International Market Place will remain: the name and a few trees, including — thankfully—the venerable old Indian banyan tree.

"I Remember You" by Don Ho

For most Honolulu residents, the International Market Place lost whatever appeal it might have had decades ago — along with the parking. Still, its closing represents the end of an era, which makes this a good time to rummage through the Market’s kitschy past, ponder its upscale future, and check in on the gigantic banyan tree at the center of it all.

The happiest reader/dancers and the unhappiest reader/dancers are our valuable Two - Centers. Their tremendous value is the fact, that they have their own unique opinions. They do not have SOS.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Audissey and WBDC - Aunty Maile

Here's what's happening on DECEMBER 13, FRIDAY!
Sent: 12/3/2013 3:52:31 P.M.
Subj: Audissey at Dot's!
From: Dennis Matsukawa []
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

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."

What do we dance?

World War I, introduced many of the middle class in Hawaii to partner dancing. The military officer's clubs in Hawaii increased in attendance. And small ad hoc groups made bigger inroads during the roaring twenties. Later in the thirties the trickle down theory came into effect and even on the big island, teenagers were dancing the Jitterbug.

"What a world this would be if we just build bridges instead of walls!"

Other loose social groups developed during WWII, when so many were arriving from the Mainland and the standardization began in earnest. The mainlanders, (young men) would teach the girls and they in turn taught the local boys.

It slowed down after the war even though the Professionals were defining it as Ballroom Dancing because it had been danced in Ballrooms. It was not until 1959 that Aiea Dance Club was formed followed almost immediately by Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club. But the dancers with advance thinking in regards to ballroom dancing were definitely in the West.

"Yesterday" by the Beatles

Later on HBDA was established in Honolulu and the rest of the clubs evolved mostly as Spin Offs of HBDA and from the other Spin Offs. And yes there may be a new dance club in this coming year. I would like to see it in the Salt Lake area. Specially now, with the increase in commercial dancing at the Palladium, but, it could be in Waianae.

In this century we are in the process of definition. Three separate groups have evolve and naturaly most dancers are involved in only one category. However many are involved in two and even the three. The main intent to to enjoy oneself moving to music. And they all know that we must find more places where we can dance.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughful and committed dance enthusiasts can change our dance world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

Sunday, December 1, 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."

DeRailed Again

NEW YORK (CNN), Dec 1, 2013 —Rail cars flipped over when a passenger train derailed Sunday morning, killing at least four people and injuring dozens more. Firefighters and emergency rescuers swarmed the scene near Spuyten Duyvil station in the Bronx, where at least two train cars were turned on their sides. One car was just feet away from the Harlem River. Lucky not elevated.

It had been guaranteed that it could not happen there.

Three of the dead were thrown "as the train came off the track and was twisting and turning," New York Fire Department Chief Edward Kilduff told reporters. "The windows broke out. ... The gravel came flying up in our faces," said passenger Amanda Swanson, who put her bag in front of her face to block the rubble. "I really didn't know if I would survive," she said. "The train felt like it was on its side and dragging for a long time. ... The whole thing felt like slow motion."

Police divers were in the water hours after the crash looking for survivors, and cadaver dogs searched the wreckage. Authorities believe all the passengers have been accounted for, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo told reporters. It was unclear how fast the train was traveling and how many passengers were on board. It was only about half full, not many riding the rail anymore, too much humbug.

In Honolulu? Naw. The Present Rail Party has guaranteed it cannot happen here.

"I heard this horrible, whooshing sound. ... It was very disturbing, very loud," said Hank Goldman, who lives near the tracks. "I jumped out of bed and looked out the window and I saw a light-colored object lying down. I thought it was the roadway to the train. Then I got my binoculars, and I couldn't believe my eyes, that the train had jumped the tracks right here."

At least 67 people were injured, 11 seriously, said Joe Bruno, New York's commissioner of emergency management. "In terms of causes, we don't know exactly what happened," Cuomo said. Federal investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board were headed to the scene, he said.

The Articulated bus could have been the answer to Oahu Problems at one tenth the cost of the Rail Disaster. But the big bucks in profits for the Present Rail Party are easy money.

The train operator -- who is among the injured -- told investigators he applied brakes to the train, but it didn't slow down, a law enforcement official on the scene and familiar with the investigation said. "That will be a key point of concern, whether this train was moving too quickly," Bruno said.

Pub's Side Note; It is slowly forming all by itself, a new dance force, for Truth, Inclusion and Innovation and made "of the dancers, by the dancers and for the dancers." Laissez les bons temps rouler!