Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Sefulu Ono Aso Storm Campaign - Jason speaks....

"From my experiences as a fa’afafine growing up in Samoa – violence on a more personal level starts at the heart of the building blocks of our country – our immediate family, or aiga – all forms of violence can be averted if we as adults and parents choose to raise responsible citizens, if we chose to raise our kids the right way. This in turn can avoid the domino effect of children growing up with violent behavior."



Read more about his perspective in the

Monday, November 24, 2014

Manu Samoa underwear debacle

....so ....I was doing my Monday morning ritual of reading  blogs for inspiration - and then I looked up oi aue ua ka le 10. aikeste ia se.

anyway - rather than have a full on intellectual (haha) update about the Manu dramas- please go read Faikakala prego girl's post, and this is me continuing on from there,.

So yeah, ...e sa'o oe Fotu, kusa the real gist of this protest excercise is:

Kusa ua fa'aali aku uma i le lalolagi a tatou faafitauli. And, justifiably so, however, o lea tonu le outcome aoga o le'a maua nei?

For me, it was successful in exposing the rot that is SRU and its poor governance. 
This is awkward because Stui is the guru of the words: Transparency and Accountability.
While most people are defending him and others are the other extreme attacking him, I am in the middle about this: He is copping it while his clowns are hiding, but at the same time, he needs to be accountable as Chairperson - he okays what happens. But yeah - he's not doing himself any favors by being sarcastic about it....those funny remarks came out wrong in english.

so:. 
-Manu Samoa has dramas now, but if not Tuilaepa, who will correct all this? ...and please no more former players in Management - just because you can pass a ball back in 1906 doesn't make you a competent sports administrator.     

SO, in brief, here's my intellectual analogy, You're welcome!

Manu Samoa debacle was about:
Airing our madakan underwear to the world.

Players
Ua matou lelavava ofu so'o nei underwear masaesae. A leai so'u underwear fou o le'a ou le taalo. 

IRB has responded with:
"O lea la'u mea a fai aku i le kou underwear? Kui le penti ma alu e ka'alo" 

Eliota
Sa kakau ga makou figau malosi ia suia ikuaiga underwear mo kama ka'aalo, ae paga lea - ua uma lo makou kaimi ae o le'a ou faakelewind aku pea i le makaupu.
  
Stui:
"Moimimimi, kakau ga oukou fiafia i underwear ua avatu e le atunuu mo outou. E toatele e ua uma ona ofuina underwear malepelepe na, ae leai ma se complain. Vaai i le mea o le'a ou faia ia ke oukou pe'a oukou fo'i mai"


Have a wonderful and fresh undies kind of week. 






Thursday, November 20, 2014

Latest tuiga: gone.

If you want one made, please give me 2 weeks warning - email jtiatia@gmail.com



#samoaunited - gooood llaaaarrrrkkkkk 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Happiness in Vanuatu

This awesome crowd were swimming right in front of my room - I wanted to be 6 again so I could join in....and then I thought, ..hey, I act like a 6 year old most of the time - so boom - they almost drowned me.
Don't underestimate the swimming ability of a Ni-van!