Friday, December 27, 2019

Week Ending Saturday, January 4th.

We are coming to the close of another year and closer to our "last" year. That can make all of us on Oahu think this year hasn't been so bad. We can forgive all those who have not been so nice and be open to new relationships. No one can go back in time to change what has happened, so we work on our present to perhaps make ourselves a glorious future. May we reach our destination and may our journey be wonderful. We can wish everyone a Happy New Year.

 "Auld Lang Syne"


"Auld Lang Syne" is a Scots-language poem written by Robert Burns in 1788 and set to the tune of an old traditional folk song, It is well known in many countries, especially in the English-speaking world, its traditional use being to bid farewell to the old year at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve. The poem's Scots title may be translated into standard English as "old long since" or, more idiomatically, "long long ago", "days gone by", or "old times". Consequently, "For auld lang syne", as it appears in the first line of the chorus, might be loosely translated as "for the sake of old times".


 "Maui Waltz" by Loyal Garner

This blog has gone in the direction of Night Clubbing on Oahu but we don't get enough direct dancing schedules from many. Most of what I blog comes from our Facebook and Twitter Micros. This week is slow in hits and very probably all scheduled out. So we can wait until next week. Another thing this week Night Clubbing is the younger crowd and singles. Men and women find the result of the social bonding that occurs so naturally in such environments. The men are looking for girls and the girls go out to clubs to be hit on, so they are in the mood for it. People are dancing. There's alcohol. Your friends are there, so go ahead and party.

"Happy New Year" by Abba

"The New Year will be a fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written, new
 questions to be asked, embraced, and loved. Answers to be discovered and then
 lived in this transformative year of delight and self-discovery. This coming year
will carve out  a quiet interlude for ourselves in which to dream, pen in hand."
 

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Big Bash at Helemamo Plantation

Nice day to prepare for the big Christmas shindig at Halemano Plantation. Camera, ready, only got one camera, paper to write notes, pencil. My medications, my Rum and Coke.and my right clothes. The Handi Van was to pick me up at 5 but arrived a little early but it was alright with me. Got to the place about 5:30 and there was already a nice crowd there, looking happy.


Nice people. Wonderful Celebration. Merry Christmas and a
Happy New Year..Wishing good health, and God's Blessings
for my wife and families, ~ Monday Verzon

It was not easy to find a place to park my Rolador and sit. I have to move around and come back to the same place. And I take my seat with me. The people are so helpful and I got a place near the DJ and fairly comfortable. I have to look around and find some who can push the button on my camera and take a few pictures. Not coming out too good which of course happens with professional photographers too. This point and shoot camera cost about 70 bucks so perhaps someone can suggest a better camera. I may have enough photos for all five blogs, if I get some by email, but so far, nothing. I make each blog with three collages and each collage with six photos.

 "Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all the Dancers.
May the Lord bless us all" ~ Felipe and Madeline


"Why limit HAPPY to an hour?



- happy is at Wahiawa Dance's

Christmas Party 
Thanks for a good time of fellowship

Marie Laderta


The leisurely pace of the arriving dancers is nice. No one is in a hurry to find the place where they will spent the evening, Greeting old friends, getting your pupus and drinks, talking story, listening to the beautiful music, and some are even dancing. Hey, this is social dancing to da max, a party. Fortunately we got a lot of photos from Richard. First three blogs were, Social Dance Oahu, Oahu Dancers and Dancing Nights. Mahalo.

"Have a grand and Happy Holidays and may all be safe
and have a prosperous New Year. ~ TessC

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"Season Greetings, Aloha." ~ Patrick


"I love Christmas. I love dancing with WBDC. They are fun people~ Gloria Pfister.

My views are not enough to do justice to such a great occasion as this. On Oahu, everyone is beginning to know Social Dancers. Now we must get feedback to make this Social Media. Wha' dat?  Many of you do not know it yet but a few of you are going give me some good feedback. And you will help me get rid of my best blog. I wish all of you a very Happy Year End Season..

"Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all the
ballroom dancers on Oahu Island."
~ Rayli


Three collages is 18 photos and that is just about enough for any blog. But we are lucky and we have many more photos now than before. So even for the ones we must delete, we have enough to post to the other blogs. Why Not? And the readers on this Island will see what is going on in the Central Valley. Yes, I know, with Facebook and Twitter, I might get a reader in Nigeria, or Lower Slobbavia, but I am content with the Island of Oahu. Mahalo.

"Jingle Bells"

I apologize to those that I could not read the names to post their opinions. I am old and I make many mistakes. However, it any of you wish to have their good wishes posted, email it and I will squeeze it in some place. Mahalo everyone.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Week Ending Saturday, December 21st.

The holiday season is upon us on Oahu. For Social Dancers, it usually begins with Thanksgiving, and it ends with New Years Day. It's a time to reflect on the past year and make plans for the upcoming year. Family and dancing friends frequently get together for dance parties or attend holiday events and church services together. We try not to think too much of the things we cannot stop and help to do what will do good for our fellow dancer/friends. Early Christians did not celebrate his birth, but we do. We cannot get too nitty gritty with the past. We got it where it is now, let us do the best we can with it in just being better human beings.

“Social dancers will always honor Christmas in their hearts,
and try to keep it there all year.”


Wots Doin'?
Week Ending Saturday, December 21st.

Sunday, December 15th.
Drop-in Sunday Tango

"My Molokai" byWillie K

Monday, December 16th.
Dragon Upstairs, 7-11 PM

Noche Latina, - DJ Fresco Spinning. No Cover.

Whiskey Dix, country dancing in Aiea, Nice Drinks,
Free line dance lessons. Line dancing needs more men.


Tuesday, December 17th.
Buhu Cantina, Waikiki, Agua Dulce playing, Salsa, Bachata

Shore Fyre, Latin Tuesdays
Dinner, Drinks and Dancing

You want something in a blog, just email: joemar25@gmx.com

Wednesday, December 18th.
Lava Rock, Ladies Night, DJ Rafael

Whiskey Dix, country dancing in Aiea,
Nice drinks, plenty room and Free line dance lessons

"Sweet Someone" by Don Ho

Thursday, December 19th.
Salsamor Latin Dancing Every Thursday night.
Now at District Nightclub!

"Fly Me To The Moon" by Jimmy Borges

**Friday, December 20th.

Sweet Leilani Club on the North Shore.
Social dancing for the over 30

Waikiki Yacht Club, No cover
Agua Dulce Salsa Band


Saturday, December 21st.
Paradise Tango Argentino
Wine and Tango - Downtown New Location

Latin - Flava, Every Saturday
Cover: $10, free before 10 pm.
International Market Place, 3rd Floor.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Week Ending Saturday, December 14th.

December and the Christmas Season on Oahu is our thing. Christmas, the holiday commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, is celebrated by a majority of Christians on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar. But early Christians did not celebrate his birth, and no one really knows on which date Jesus was actually born. We cannot worry about that now. We got it where it is and let us do the best we can with it in being better human beings.

“Social dancers will always honor Christmas in their hearts,
and try to keep it all the year.”


Wots Doin'?
Week Ending Saturday, December 14th.

Sunday, December 8th.
Drop-in Sunday Tango

Monday, December 9th.
Dragon Upstairs, 7-11 PM

Noche Latina, - DJ Fresco Spinning. No Cover.

Whiskey Dix, country dancing in Aiea, Nice Drinks,
Free line dance lessons. Line dancing needs more men.

"Night And Day" by Jimmy Borges


Tuesday, December 10th.
Buhu Cantina, Waikiki, Agua Dulce playing, Salsa, Bachata

Shore Fyre, Latin Tuesdays
Dinner, Drinks and Dancing

You want something in a blog, just email: joemar25@gmx.com

"City Lights" by Loyal Garner

Wednesday, December 11th.
Lava Rock, Ladies Night, DJ Rafael

Whiskey Dix, country dancing in Aiea,
Nice drinks, plenty room and Free line dance lessons

Thursday, December 12th.
Salsamor Latin Dancing Every Thursday night.
Now at District Nightclub!

"Tiny Bubbles" by Don Ho

**Friday, December 13th.

Sweet Leilani Club on the North Shore.
Social dancing for the over 30

Waikiki Yacht Club, No cover
Agua Dulce Salsa Band

“Social Dancers may believe that a journey of a thousand dances
begins with the first step.”


Saturday, December 14th.
Paradise Tango Argentino
Wine and Tango - Downtown New Location

Latin - Flava, Every Saturday
Cover: $10, free before 10 pm.
International Market Place, 3rd Floor.

Monday, December 2, 2019

Not Honolulu?

Honolulu wants everyone to think they cannot live without Honolulu, but the residents of West Oahu  are learning to do quite well without them. Now with a few more Business Parks in the area, this will be Paradise. "And I coulda been home in 20 minutes." We are going to get a Night Club in Waianae, one on the North Shore and perhaps one in Waipio. More Social Dance Clubs? You'd better believe it. Many groups are already establishing themselves as residents of West Oahu, they live, work and play in West Oahu. And it is da berries.

“Social dancers believe that if you cannot do great things,
do small things in a great way.”


A new automobile is being accepted by most and it is not really here yet. There will be more traffic on the freeways, And Gas Stations were looking forward to it. A few cars are already here, the EV (the electric vehicle.) The promotion is coming from all sides. The latest being Hawaiian Electric and their recommendations of charging your batteries in the "off peak" hours of 9:00 PM to 7:00 AM. That certainly means that night spots are going to be promoting charging stations at all parking lots. You can be charging your batteries at a very low cost while having a ball dancing up a storm. And some shopping centers are already setting up free charging stations because they are fully aware of what is coming. People are going to do everything and anything they can to avoid the Rail Mess.

"Walk Through Paradise" by Melveen Leed

Sorry Folks but already sold out.
Entering the year 2020, we are about one million people on the Island of Oahu and 350,000 in the City of Honolulu. The outskirts is almost two to one over Honolulu and we are here. According to information from Wikipedia, Hawaii’s residential breakdown is as follows: 20% Haole, 15% Filipino, 14% Japanese, 6% Hawaiian or part Hawaiian, 4% Chinese, 3% Samoan, 3% Mexicans, 3% Puerto Ricans, 2% Korean, 2% Blacks and 1% Tongan. We are not going let Trump come over here with an attack group of ICE and the KKK. He wants to send some people back to their "Shit Hole" countries, concentrating on the two largest groups.

“Social dancers believe that the difference between ordinary
and extraordinary is just that little extra.”