Thursday, September 18, 2014

I don't cry that much.....but every time I read Lumepa's stories, laments, beautiful words.....I just cry.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

le vaiaso ua te'a

Last Thursday I was out south at an event which I loved, it was high school students performing during the 4 nights of Mangere Showtime. AMAZING TALENT!

But before the event, I went into the shops to get some stuff for my side work,
...ia, kakou kalagoa ai fo'i a......a e alu i le kele o faleoloa i Magele, Otahuhu ma isi uma guu - e kumu i isi natioalities e ona pisinisi - ae o products o loo faatauina o products mo tagata Samoa ma Tonga.
Ana lelei o tatou ta'ita'i, penei ua tele naua'i tagata Pasifika ua fai pisinisi ma tu lelei.
Ae poo fea tupe ma resources o alu i nei Pacific Business Trusts are taga'i i le tulaga ua iai tatou nei.
Kaea pipilo.

Here's examples of products on sale - for the Pacific market by very enterprising non-Pacific business people who have the capital and initiative, ae kuikui gifo le malo pipo:

so my final question is, ok...its not a question, it is a statement:

When Peseta Sam Lotu Iiga gets back into parliament, I expect from him and his Ministry that they will do everything in their power to enable an environment for aspiring entrepreneurs to set up small businesses. But sadly - this ain't the small timers they're aiming for.

Ae a tuu foi i le Itu Agai (Labour) e na'o le faapepepepe o tagata ae le faatauaina le atia'e o tagata ina ia mautu lelei a latou aoaoga ma tomai ina ia maua ai ni galuega.

anyway, where was I?

Friday - did a saiga expo in the city where i realised that we take our personal space for granted. Koeikiki lava kisi mai i oka foreigns sole.

Lastly, I drove from the saiga gig to Freemans Bay for the Aoga Faasamoa Quiz. This means emergency wardrobe change in the car and then running in the rain to the hall. ...Not the Goddess entrance I had anticipated, more like a kolila frazzled entry.

Our team included a nurse educator, journo/public service, academic/youth/diva, a MAN, a business woman/prouduct knowledge and I, your humble fia know it all- Goddess.

I don't go to events to collect consolation prizes, auuuuuu - isa! yeah, we won.
We did amazing in all sections bar the ahem - Sports.

Things I learnt at the quiz: We're a competitive bunch. If we lost, e ka'ei fagu.

fank you for the question, drum rolls....

here is a very pivotal image of some of our team, who I have aptly named:
Team Too SURE.
150% confidence, so confident that some of them were applying make up and redoing their hair for their winning walk to get their prizes....Too SURE because e sure.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Oh the nerve!

I had lunch with that "Inconsistent Blogger" yesterday and wait for this:

She ordered a salad.


Who do you think you are!????

You are a self respecting teme'ite'i Somoa for goodness sake!

Have some beef!


kai daaaaeee!

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

hi,.....just a wee message,

(specifically for you shits emailing me on fake accounts, ...if you don't like what I write on here, 

please, kindly, ......


Easy peasy.

Manuia taualumaga o le aso. 

Tofa soifufu. 


musu musu atu

Now that SIDS is gone, the proof of the pudding is in the ....AFTERMATH.

The dialogue has come and gone, and let us see what will eventuate. 

While we celebrate a fantastic event which was hosted with finesse by Samoa (frigging amazing I say!), I now wonder what will actually happen.
Actually, scratch that.

This is what I WANT TO HAPPEN:

- More young people being given the opportunity to prove themselves. and when I say more young people, I mean more NEW faces and more of the young people who are not connected already.

Please, enough of the nepotism and please help develop more people.

Reach out to the youth who are instrumental in the aukalavous in Faasaleleaga and Falealili and Palauli and everywhere else, 

BUT eh- get this, ....that ain't gonna happen.

Because, it is far too much effort to go out and find new champions, its much easier and less work to use the same people.
It is less hassle and 'safer'

That is the Broblem we face. 

Nepotism. People being territorial and not sharing their knowledge. 

.....speaking of which, i was sharing some knowledge today and the kid at the front was like 'muss, your stockings are ripped'

*pugi i fiki le drop kick i lou ulu*

fanks you.

Opera Under the Stars 2014