Change of year, change of attitude too!
Change of year, change of attitude too!
O le a aulia mai le Kerisimasi ma le tausaga fou! Pe’a pule alofa le Ali’i.
Christmas is near and the new year! God willing.
I went to the Warehouse this evening (where everyone gets a bargain) and a collage opportunity just came into my head - Tada!
Hahaha don’t lie now, you have heaps of those chinese bags eh? tehehe
Miss South Pacific WINNERS CHART:
American Samoa, 5 times: (1987, 1993, 1995, 2000, 2002)
Cook Islands, 8 times: (1991, 1994, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2013)
Fiji, 2 times: (2009, 2011)
Niue, 2 times: (2004, 2008)
Samoa, 7 times: (1988, 1992, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2012)
Tahiti, 2 times: (1989, 1990)
Tonga, 1 time: (2007)
Hands up if you’re from Western Samoa?
Hands up if you’re from American Samoa?
Hands up if you didn’t know the difference and thought Samoa was SAMOA?
Over the years, personally I’ve seen a growing divide but realistically, we are 2 different places. Western Samoa & American Samoa. I would LOVE for it to be in unity - one area, 2 places, 1 identity…but that’s not really the case these days.
Take social networking for example. On the Miss South Pacific Facebook pageant page, there were these ‘Samoans’ who were commenting with discouraging remarks about the ‘Miss Solomons’. Many non-Samoans jumped to defend Miss Solomons and post their own negative opinions on Facebook and dissing Samoans.
See - the actions of some really does affect the perception of a nation of people. HOWEVER, some Samoans (Western Samoa) jumped to defend themselves and simply stated that those who commented rudely on the photo were from American Samoa and NOT Western Samoa and therefore, they do not portray actions of a ‘true’ Samoan which is about respect and so on…
A personal situation is stated below in a conversation I had with a girl from America Samoa.
Me: You’re from Samoa eh?
Girl: No, America Samoa.
Me: So you’re not Samoan?
Girl: No, I’m American Samoan.
Me: Ooookay then.
All in all, 2 different groups within one country. That’s the bottom line. Western Samoa is independent, American Samoa isn’t. It’s an interesting topic I reckon :)
The latest results for Samoan sports teams have been bad. As in ‘not winning’. Hard luck to the boys, let’s see if us girls can represent and win something in our category - Go Miss Samoa in the Miss South Pacific campaign currently happening in the Solomon Islands.
Tomorrow we will know the winner! God willing.
All the best Susana!
*Walks in front of people* "Tulou"
I’M COMING HOME…
The best tribute for Paul Walker I’ve seen yet from the Fast and Furious cast.
<3 Rest Easy Paul (and Roger), one of the good guys gone too soon but I guess the big man upstairs had other plans for you!
Photos from ‘Only in Samoa’ on Facebook.
Too funny not to share!
Studying has come to an end - for now.
I’m thinking my Mum needs me to come kick it with her for a while…but I can’t go empty handed. So I guess it’s time to work for at least a year and then go over to Samoa but try and set something up over there as well.
Parents aren’t getting any younger and it sucks as none of my siblings are over there with her - but that’s because they all have their families to think about too and Ma is happy over there. Gotta do what ya gotta do for family right? Although she hasn’t asked me to come stay with her, it’s probably a good idea to go for at least a year or even just 6 months (just remembered my student loan HAHAHA).
Oh future…wish I had a glimpse into the future!
Ia gale…ua le ‘Chicken Nibbles’ ae ua liliu fo’i le B i le P hahaha
O for Owesome!
This story was from today’s homily at Church :)
There was a guy and his name was ‘Awesome’.
Awesome disliked his name from when he was a child as he felt other people were teasing him about his name.
"Hey Awesome, you did AWESOME today"
"That’s an AWESOME thing you have there!"
One day, Awesome met a girl who did not tease him about his name. They eventually got married and Awesome and his wife lived a good life. Awesome gave his wife roses every single day since they’ve been together.
One day, Awesome and his wife had a conversation:
Awesome: “Honey, when I die, I don’t want you to write my name on my tomb stone, as you know I don’t really like it. Instead, I want you to engrave ‘This man gave his wife roses every single day since they’ve been together’.”
When Awesome passed away, his wife carried out his wishes and each time people passed his tomb stone, they’d stop and read what was on his stone.
After each time a person would read it, they’d always say - ‘Wow, that’s awesome!’
HAHAHA Thanks for the laughs Father!