Sunday, December 30, 2018

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Swustle Monday Social & Saturday California Mix Social

Come &; join us for an evening of West Coast Swing & Hustle dancing...with a touch of Salsa, Bachata, NC2, Cha Cha & more! Fun & friendly atmosphere, COLD AC (bring a sweater), &; light refreshments.
Monday, December 10  7:00-10:00 PM  $5.00 Cover
Paradise Tango
818 Sheridan St.

California Mix Social & Lesson
Dance to the latest music to dance West Coast Swing, Salsa, Hustle, Bachata, Cha Cha, NC2 &; more!
Presented by West Coast Swing Oahu & HBDA
Refreshments served • voluntary potluck
Beautiful wood dance floor &; cold AC!
Casual Dance Attire
Dancing from 6:30-9:30
Hustle Dance Lesson by Roscel Garcia
HBDA Dance Studio-Aiea
Saturday, December 15   5:30-9:30 PM

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

God Was Busy

God was busy'''Smirk

A young Canadian paratrooper was taking some college courses between assignments. He had completed 3 tours of duty in Afghanistan . One of the courses had a professor who was an avowed atheist and a member of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA). One day the professor shocked the class when he came in. He looked to the ceiling and flatly stated, "GOD, if you are real, then I want you to knock me off this platform... I'll give you exactly 15 min." The lecture room fell silent. You could hear a pin drop. Ten minutes went by and the professor proclaimed, "Here I am GOD, I'm still waiting." It got down to the last couple of minutes when the soldier got out of his chair, went up to the professor, and cold-cocked him; knocking him clean off the platform. The professor was out cold. The young soldier went back to his seat and sat there, silently. The other students were shocked and stunned, and sat there looking on in silence. The professor eventually came to, noticeably shaken, looked at the soldier and asked, "What in the world is the matter with you? Why did you do that?" 
The young soldier stood up and calmly replied, "GOD was too busy today protecting soldiers, who are protecting your right to say stupid shit and act like an idiot. So He sent me."

The classroom erupted in cheers!



Saturday, November 10, 2018

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Dance Magic 808 Halloween Costume Contest & Dance

Saturday, October 27, 2018 – Dance Magic 808’s Halloween Costume Contest Dance & 2019 Membership Drive
Palladium, whole ballroom, 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Come and join us for a really fun evening of dancing and costume competition.  Enter our Costume Contest and you could be a winner. Categories: Best Overall Costume, Original, Scariest, Funniest, Group (3 or more), and Most Beautiful
After the dance, join us downstairs at L & L Restaurant as they will stay open late for all that attended the Dance Magic 808 dance.
Entrance to dance: $3 for 2018 Members /$6 Non-members
Sign up on October 27 for 2019 Membership $10 – Entrance to dance is free for that night only.  

THRILLER Showcasing @ Kahala Mall

"ZOMBIES and The WALKING DEAD" will be showcasing THRILLER ala Michael Jackson at the Kahala Mall this Saturday October 27 . Show starts at 12 Noon.

Divino Ritmo Dance Grand Ball 2018 "Broadway"

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Divino Ritmo Dance Grand Ball 2018 "Broadway"
It's our 10 year anniversary and we're pulling out all the stops!
2 Champion Pro couples in International Standard and Latin coming (for the 1st time in Hawaii) to entertain You!! 
Formal Gourmet sit-down Dinner Dance!
Our Fabulous Student Showcase, "Broadway" Themed. 
DJay Starpointe. Live Band and singers (to be announced). 
Lots of special Guest performances(to be announced).
Tickets on Sale now!! We're Expecting our usual sellout so make your reservations now to secure the best seating available! 
3 Sponsorship Tables available in center! Call us for Details!
This is the event of the Year!! Hope you're ready for a great night!! 
Lucas Jaime 
Yanna Jaime Samkova 
Studio 808-200-5540

Court Shoots Down Proposed Con Am Dance

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Waltzing Into The Political Circus

Celebrate Octoberfest @Arthur Murray Dance Center

From Arthur Murray Dance Center FB page...
Photo courtesy Arthur Murray Dance Center Hawaii

Come celebrate Oktoberfest with us! 
Friday, October 19, 2018
7:30 PM

Are you ready to put a little fun into your life?!?
We are excited to open our doors and welcome you to the magical world of ballroom, latin and social dancing! Dancing is great for your health, and a fun way to meet people in your community and make new friends! This event is FREE for everyone and includes dance demonstrations, group dance lessons, and a professional show!

Light pupus will be provided for your enjoyment. Bring all your friends and we'll see you on the dance floor!

We'll be dancing everything from waltz, foxtrot, tango, swing, salsa, bachata, cha cha, rumba, and more! You'll meet a bunch of great people and enjoy a fantastic evening. Come see what all the fuss is about...You may be walking in, but you will definitely be dancing out!

Arthur Murray Dance Center Hawaii
770 Kapiolani Blvd.
Honolulu, Hawaii

Halloween Fright Night @ Aloha Dancesport Center

Photo courtesy Aloha Dancesport Center

Divino Ritmo Dance
Halloween Social Dance Party
Featuring our Annual Holloween Best Costume Contest!
$100.00 1st Prize!! 
Guest and Dance performances.
$25.00 at Door. $20,00 advance sale, students and members.
$10.00 Teens 12-19 Year Old. Under 12 FREE!
Refreshments and Dinner, Pot Luck.
Contact us to reserve your Seats.
Aloha Dancesport Center

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Thursday, October 04, 2018

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Saturday, September 22, 2018

HSB Dress Rehearsal Party Hosted by Divino Ritmo Dance

Come meet and cheer on our HSB Competition Team!
Defending HSB Top Local Studio, Divino Ritmo Dance, will be showcasing a dress rehearsal featuring their Hawaii Star Ball School Competition Team for 2018. 
Adm: $30.00 at Door/ $25.00 Pre-Sale, Students and Members
Teens 13-19 Years Old $10.00 Under 12 Years old FREE!
Buffet Pot Luck dinner with Free refreshments and Sweats.

Reservations Contact:
Aloha Dancesport Center

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Ballroom Bash Social & Lesson

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Saturday Salsa Social

Aloha mi gente. 
Thank you very much for supporting this TRUE dance social for the purest of dancers.
You know we have always have something good in store for you at this social and, this Saturday will be even better!
Coming all the way from Tampa Bay, Senor Francis Rodriguez will be blessing us with his exciting and fun Casino Rueda Style. He and his lovely partner will also be celebrating their honeymoon while their here so, let's support this lovely couple and, show them a great time!

Cover Charge is $10

Monday, September 17, 2018

Dance Venues This Weekend September 221 & 22, 2018

Arthur Murray Guest Party poster courtesy Arthur Murray Dance Center
Aloha Dance Club 44th Anniversary Party poster courtesy Aloha Dance Club

Monday, September 10, 2018

Thank you, Neil Gorsuch

Aloha Dancers and Readers,
 Here's another eye-opener from my friend in Oregon. Makes one wonder who makes the judgments on petitions in Supreme Court cases...the Justices or the Court Law Clerks.....


Neil Gorsuch has only been on the Supreme Court for a short while. Recently he ignited the fire of liberty and broke 40 years of precedent when he refused to join the SCOTUS “cert pool.”   
    The cert pool was established in 1973 during the early days of the Burger Court, in order to efficiently review the near 8,000 petitions received each term.  In practice, the petitions are apportioned among the Court’s law clerks, who then circulate a memo to the justices recommending a grant or denial. The obvious problem here is that this gives the power in these 8000 cases to the law clerks instead of the Justices. It also, in theory, allows 3rd parties to unfairly influence a case through the clerks.   
    That is NOT how the Supreme Court was designed to operate. Neil Gorsuch just managed to set his foot down in the Supreme Court and say it is NOT okay to pass off judgments to the discretion of legal clerks. This is the kind of story everyone should be hearing or reading in the media, but obviously is not.  
Today the United States Supreme Court issued a direct and final blow to the Islamic Indoctrination of the young in this nation. 
     The full panel of the United States Supreme Court which consists of 9 judges met to decide the fate of Islamic indoctrination in our American public schools. In a typical 5 - 4 decision, common sense won out, and we have sanity restored to our schools once again.   
    The United States Supreme Court was able to hand out this decision banning Sharia Law and Islam from being taught in classrooms because of the tie-breaking vote of the newly appointed Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch.   
    Gorsuch went on to write about the decision:   The government certainly has no business being involved in religion, but this isn’t a government issue or a religious issue. This is about the judicial branch interpreting the laws as they apply to the teaching of religion. We shouldn't be teaching any religions in the public schools of this country   
    Amen, Justice Gorsuch, Amen!   
Liberals are all about teaching Islam and Sharia Law but they have issues with “Under God” in the pledge of allegiance and “In God We Trust” on our currency.   
This should have been a unanimous decision, not 5 to 4, but it seems like the 4 liberal judges on the Supreme Court don’t care about the Constitution, nor our values.  

Perhaps this is the start of restoring America to its founding glory.   
Thank GOD for our new Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch--- a great selection by President Trump.   

Friday, September 07, 2018

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Da Toot Toot Rail According To Aunty In Pidgin

Dear Honey Boy!
This is your old Aunty (Anti) Rail from Makakilo writing you with da update on Da Rail — you know, da one dat started when you was in grade school, and now you graduated from college, got married and living in Vegas!
Well, this thing is goin’ —no, not da train. Dat thing isn’t goin’ yet. Da talk is still goin’, goin’, goin’, not da train! Da bugga is still parked in da train barn in Waipahu.
Dey brought ’em out once — went toot, toot, and dey went put ’em back inside. Da thing never even go by itself, something was pullin’ ’em! Was nice, shiny and clean, and every body got so excited. Toot! Toot! I like hear how da bugga goin’ sound when da steel goin’ grin’ on da steel rail, then I really goin’ know da bugga is running! 
Da council members and legislators still thinking and voting on how dey can raise da General Excise Tax, raise da parking, raise da car registration, raise da gas, raise da property tax, raise everything fo’ get more money from da people — dats all dey do! Keep pillin’ ’em on da backs of da hard working people of Hawaii. Dey not goin’ stop til da buggas bleed us to death!
HART rail guideway car photo op Farrington Hwy Waipahu. 30 may 2017
The guideway along Farrington Highway in Waipahu. Dey still building da rail.
Cory Lum/Civil Beat
I went Kapolei, to da field of dreams, where da grass is tall, da fence is high, and where Da Rail starts or maybe ends — I dunno — I still never figga ’em out! I no see da Rail Station — I only see rusting steel sticking out of da ground, and one beautiful shiny sign dat says, “East Kapolei Station.”
I ask da guys, “When I goin’ see the station instead a da sign?”
Then I look up at da rail, and I ask how da train goin’ turn around — da thing just end and drop off, just like one straight diving board! I figga the bugga gotta turn ’round fo’ go back.
Dey tell me, “Oh, we still building ’em and when we finish ’em you goin’ see.”
Ha-ha! Funny kine, but dats okay, Honey Boy, I goin’ trust ’em because dey not goin’ lie to me. Dey Luv Aunty and all da Kupuna!

Da Check-In Counta

I went follow Da Rail from Kapolei all da way down to Da Stadium. Oh, big pillas everywhere. I look up and down da street. I no see rail stations. I see things sticking out sideways, so I figga dats where goin’ be?
I still no see place for park — funny kine. I wonda, “Where da thousands dey expecting goin’ park?”
I keep following da pillas all da way down to Pearl Harbor. Da pillas went stop, right by Da Arizona Memorial Gate.
I keep goin’ down till I reach da airport, lookin’ for Ala Auana Street, where dey say goin’ be da stop for da airport, but I cannot find pillas, all I see is one big empty cement lot between da parking garage and da lei stands — dats it. Yeah, dey say goin’ be about one mile from da airport — you know, where dey check us in. How can I go to da airport with my coola, bags and all of my hand carries? You know I goin’ bring you snacks, Honey Boy.
So dey tell me I gotta go up da street to catch da shuttle bus, then da shuttle bus goin’ take me down da street to Da Kapolei Rail Station, then I gotta go up da escalator, catch da train to da airport, get off da train at Da Airport Station, go down da escalator, get on da bus, and da bus goin’ take me to da check-in counta — so much work!
I ask them, “How many times I gotta take my coola, bags and all my hand carries in and out, up and down, all ova da place before I get to da check-in counta?”
Then I get to da check-in counta — I gotta go bathroom because da rail no more — dey said, “Too expensive!” I cannot leave my bags cause da cops goin’ come and take ’em — you know, all dat security stuff — humbug! 
I goin’ let da utta people catch da train. Aunty (Anti) Rail too old and too tired for do dat!
I so tired just thinking about dat, and I gotta pay for do dat — dey must be crazy! Dey should pay me for do dat! I goin’ ask somebody take me airport, and I goin’ bring them one gift — more cheap and way more easy!
Too much work for catch da rail with all da stuff I bringing you, Honey Boy! I goin’ let da utta people catch da train — Aunty (Anti) Rail too old and too tired for do dat!
I ask ’em how Da Rail goin’ help me. Dey say, “We goin’ give you affordable housing.”
Ha-ha! You dreaming. What kine affordable housing, like $80-90 Thousand Dollars?
“No, Aunty, maybe $300-$400 Thousand Dollars. We dunno yet, we let you know lata.”
Ha-ha, you gotta be kidding me — dats not affordable to me when I only get Social Security! Honey Boy, I wonda every day, how I goin’ keep my house, my car and buy food, when da taxes keep goin’ up and up and up!
Funny kine, but dats okay, Honey Boy, I goin’ trust them because dey not goin’ lie to me. Dey Luv Aunty and all da Kupuna!
Okay, Honey Boy, Aunty goin’ sleep now, I too tired for write anymore stories, hugs and kisses till I see you in Vegas!!!
—Your Loving Aunty (Anti) Rail from Makakilo

Saturday, September 01, 2018

Sunday, August 26, 2018


Copy from Maryann Malabey's Facebook Post (8/23/2018).
Receipt showing $32 for Gale
BE ALERT when shopping at Walmart Kapolei. Don't get me wrong, I love this store BUT, after this incident, I am going to pay better attention to my receipt instead of focussing on the scanned prices. Anyway, after I walked away from the register I looked at my receipt and it's a good thing that I did because the last item listed said Gale. This was something that I didn't recognize so I went back to the register to ask. The ever-so-polite cashier called for a manager who ended up calling another manager. They all tried to look up the item using the UPC number on it with all the zeroes and just a 3K at the end. Then after both managers tried again to look up the UPC number, nothing could be found in their system or on their store price scanner gun thingy. This is where it got strange....the explanation I got was that "it happens sometimes" so they refunded me the $32 but could not explain what the item Gale was. These are the kinds of things we need to be vigilant about as consumers. $32 could have easily bought a bag of rice, a gallon of milk, a loaf bread and a dozen eggs for my family or it could also fill up my tank of gas on my vehicle. Because I was not satisfied with the explanation I got which was simply that "it happens sometimes" especially since no one was able to tell me what the item was and how it showed up on my receipt, I felt compelled to let you all know so that this doesn't happen to you!! If this kind of thing happens I wonder how many other customers have unknowingly paid for a mysterious item listed as Gale with UPC# 000000000003K or any other unknown item. Lee said Gale is getting rich! Please check your receipts!!

Thursday, August 23, 2018

An 11 Year Old Who Shot Illegals

Aloha Readers! If you are a supporter of 'Gun Control', you're gonna like this story that was sent to me by my friend in Oregon.

An 11 Yr. Old Who Shot Illegals … thanks  FOX NEWS for reporting it. Who Shot Illegals … thanks  FOX NEWS for reporting it.  A shotgun-armed Preteen vs. Illegal Alien Home Invaders:
 Two illegal aliens, Ralphel Resindez, 23, and Enrico Garza,  26, probably believed they would easily over-power  home-alone 11-year-old Patricia Harrington after her father had left their two-story home. 
It seems these crooks never learned two things:  They were in Montana, and Patricia, had been a clay-shooting  champion since she was nine. Patricia was in her upstairs  room when the two men broke through the front door of the house. She quickly ran to her father's room and grabbed his 12-gauge Mossberg 500 shotgun. Resindez was the first to get up to the second floor only to be the first to catch a near point blank blast of buckshot from the  11-year-old's knee-crouch aim. He suffered fatal wounds to his abdomen, and genitals.  When Garza ran to the foot of the stairs, he took a blast to the left shoulder. He staggered out into the street where he  bled to death before medical help could arrive.  It was found out later, that Resindez was armed with a  stolen 45-caliber handgun he took, during another home  invasion robbery. That victim, 50-year-old David  0'Burien wasn't so lucky. He died from stab wounds to the chest.

Ever wonder why good stuff never makes NBC, CBS, PBS, MSNBC, CNN, or  ABC news? An 11 year old girl, properly trained, defended  her home, and herself, against two murderous illegal  immigrants, and she wins.  She is still alive. Now THAT is Gun Control!

Thought for the day: Calling an illegal alien an  'un-documented immigrant is like calling a drug dealer an un-licensed pharmacist.


Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Little Harold @The Horse Auction

Hello again! I think you're gonna like Little Harold. He is like many other, observant, and say the darndest things at the darndest time.. I got this rib-tickler from a friend in Oregon. 

Little Harold attended a  horse auction with his father. He watched as his father  moved from horse to horse, running his hands up and down the horse's legs  and rump, and chest. After  a few minutes, Harold asked, 'Dad, why are you doing that?' His father replied, 'Because when I'm buying horses, I have to make sure that they are healthy and in good shape before I buy.' Harold, looking worried, said, 'Dad, I think the UPS guy wants to buy mom....'

Stay tuned..more to come later.  Fo' now, no forget Hawaii Gardenia Circle Anniversary Dance this Friday, August 17 at the Palladium. Happy Dancing!

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

The Mermaid

"Careful what you wish for!" Neva can tell what go'ng happen to you.

Three guys are having a relaxing day fishing. Out of the blue, they catch a mermaid who begs to be set free, in return for granting each of them a wish.
One of the guys just doesn't believe it, and says. "OK, if  you can really grant wishes, then double my IQ."
The mermaid says, "Done!"
Suddenly, the guy starts reciting Shakespeare flawlessly and analyzing it with extreme insight.
The second guy is so amazed he says to the mermaid, "Triple my IQ."
The mermaid says, "Done!"
The guy starts to spout out all the mathematical solutions to problems that have been stumping scientists and mathematicians for years.
The last guy is so enthralled with the changes in his friends that he says to the mermaid, "Quintuple my IQ."
The mermaid looks at him and says, "You know I normally don't try to change people's minds when they make a wish, but I really wish you would reconsider."
The guy says, "Nope, I want you to increase my IQ times five and if you don't do it, I won't set you free."
"Please," says the mermaid, "you don't know what you're asking. It'll change your entire view on the universe. Won't you ask for something else? A million dollars, anything?"
But no matter what the mermaid says, the guy insists on having his IQ increased by five times its usual power.
So the mermaid sighs and says, "Done!"

And the guy becomes a woman.

Happy Dancing, but make sure es not da guy you're  dancing with!  Aloha, you all!  

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

A Smart Dog

This is a tale of a Smart Dog who wanted to fit in with the business world. I chuckled on this one. Hope it does the same for you.

A local business is looking for office help. They put a sign in the window saying : Help Wanted. Must be able to type, must be good with a computer and must be bilingual. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
A short time afterwards, a dog trots up to the window, sees the sign and goes inside. He looks at the receptionist and wags his tail, then walks over to the sign, looks at it and whines. Getting the idea, the receptionist gets the office manager. The office manager looks at the dog and is surprised, to say the least. However, the dog looks determined, so he leads him into the office. Inside, the dog jumps up on the chair and stares at the manager.
The manager says, "I can't hire you. The sign says you have to be able to type." The dog jumps down, goes to the typewriter and types out a perfect letter. He takes out the page and trots over to the manager, gives it to him, then jumps back on the chair. The manager is stunned, but then tells the dog, "The sign says you have to be good with a computer."
The dog jumps down again and goes to the computer. He demonstrates his expertise with various programs, produces a sample spreadsheet and database and presents them to the manager.
By this time, the manager is totally dumbfounded! He looks at the dog and says, "I realize you are a very intelligent dog and have some interesting abilities. However, I still can't give you the job."
The dog jumps down and goes to the sign and puts his paw on the part about being an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The manager says, "Yes, but the sign says that you have to be bilingual."

The dog looks him straight in the face and says, "MEOW!"

Aloha and Happy Dancing with a Bit of Humor!

Thursday, July 26, 2018

She's Very Pleasant & A Gracious Winner

Aloha Dancers,
No pun intended to all you golfers but I gotta share this story that was e-mailed to me from a friend that transplanted to the mainland USA. I hope it'll at least tickle your funny bone or get you bursting with laughter like it did me.
Happy Dancing with a Little Humor!

   And why were you late for golf?????
A group of men live and die for their Saturday morning golf game. One transfers to another city and they're lost without him.
A new woman joins their Club. When she hears the guys talking about their golf round, she says, "I played on my college golf team. I was pretty good. Mind if I join you next week?"
No one wants to say 'yes', but they're on the spot. Finally, one man says. "Okay, but we start at 6:30 a.m." He figures the early tee-time will discourage her.
The woman says this may be a problem and asks if she can be up to 15 minutes late. They roll their eyes, but say, "Okay". She's there at 6:30 a.m. sharp and beats all of them with an eye-opening 2-under par round. She's fun and pleasant, and the guys are impressed. They congratulate her and invite her back the next week. She smiles, and says, "I'll be there at 6:30 or 6:45."
The next week she again shows up at 6:30 sharp. Only this time, she plays left-handed. The three guys are incredulous as she still beats them with an even par round, despite playing with her off-hand. They're totally amazed. They can't figure her out. She's very pleasant and a gracious winner.
They invite her back again, but each man harbors a burning desire to beat her.
The third week, she's 15 minutes late, which irritates the guys. This week she plays right-handed, and narrowly beats all three of them. The men grumble that her late arrival is petty gamesmanship on her part. However, she's so charming and complimentary of their strong play, they can't hold a grudge.
This woman is a riddle no one can figure out. They have a couple of beers in the Clubhouse, and finally, one of the men asks her, "How do you decide if you're going to golf right-handed or left-handed?"
The lady blushes, and grins. "When my Dad taught me to play golf, I learned I was ambidextrous," she replies. "I like to switch back and forth."
"When I got married after college, I discovered my husband always sleeps in the nude. From then on, I developed a silly habit. Right before I leave in the morning for golf practice, I pull the covers off him. If his willie points to the right, I golf right-handed; if it points to the left, I golf left-handed."
The guys think this is hysterical. Astonished at this bizarre information, one of the guys says, "What if it's pointing straight up?"

She says, "Then, I'm fifteen minutes late."

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Monday, June 04, 2018

Aloha Dance Club Hosting A Dance Party This Friday

               Please contact Aloha Dance Club for more info. Mahalo!

Monday, May 28, 2018

Thursday, May 24, 2018

May Havana Nights Open House Dance Party

Are you ready to put a little fun into your life?!?

May Havana Nights Open House Dance Party
May 25, 2018 7:30 PM-10:00 PM
Arthur Murray Dance Center
770 Kapiolani Blv.
Honolulu, HI

We are excited to open our doors to welcome you to the magical world of ballroom, latin and social dancing! Dancing is great for your health, and a fun way to meet people in your community or make new friends! This event is FREE for everyone and includes dance demonstrations, group dance lessons, and a professional show!
Light pupus and wine will be provided for your enjoyment. Bring all your friends and we'll see you on the dance floor.
We'll be dancing everything from waltz, foxtrot, tango, swing, salsa, bachata, cha cha, rumba, and more!

Please surf to Arthur Murray Dance Center Facebook for more info.