Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Tuilaepa's my Man this week

Tuilaepa is not mincing words with the self-appointed leader of Fiji.
And I like it.
Finally, someone has the balls to stand up to Bainimarama and tell him where to get off!!!
Check out this AAP article:
The Samoan leader mocked Bainimarama's ridiculous full military garb and the need for an army, saying "perhaps Bainimarama fears a combined canoe attack from Tuvalu and Kiribati," its closest neighbours.

He also told Fijians to wake up.

"Stand up and reclaim your government. It is your God-given right," Tuilaepa said.

No more diplomacy fluffing with words, just straight to the point,...shoot the ponat, choohooo!!!
That's 10 points for Stui, -5 points for Bainimarama....ding ding ding!!!!

speaking of ding dings:

The most exciting news this week is, David "O for Awesome" Tuaman VS Shane "Ginger" Cameron bout is happening in My backyard, so if anyone out there need accommodation, come to my house - we have a huge lawn to pitch your tent, only $50 a block.
Portaloo included (-:
Not many Samoans in Auckland are too thrilled about the venue, especially since they have to venture out of South Auckland island and into New Zealand!!!

Just because Tuilaepa is my man this week don't mean I am okay with his brash decisions on the home front. But hey, we can't have it all, right?

Lastly, let me take you to a place, that only last night resurfaced in my mind,...

Just for Today
I am
Allowed pink lipistiki on my lips
Large clip-on pearl earrings
Perfumed frangipanis around my head
And almost new shoes under my feet

Just for Today

I have
Bright-brand new panties,
Green for the morning service
Purple for the afternoon service
Green again for the Evening Meet
Still sweetly-smelling of moth balls and closet.

Just for Today

I am
Eating fried eggs and suddenly bacon
Feasting first while adults serve
Having milky tea and buttered bread
Kisses and hugs before church

Just For Today

I am
Briefly taught to speak
To my fellow villagers in our church
To Recite the plight of Israel
Noah, David and the Dead Pharasies

Just for Today

I am
The blessed child
Fed first and relieved of errands
Reminded sternly to make the most of it
Because its back to reality next week

Just for Today
I wish,
That it was White Sunday
Every week.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Dummy Run

I was running late.


I was running because I was very very late.

I force fed my toddler her coco pops, quickly changed her clothes, for the third time this morning.

And rushed her towards the back door.

“My dummmiiiieee” she wails agonisingly and drops flat on the kitchen floor, wailing in her Macbeth Act 1, scene three dramatic pose.

Quickly, I flipped over the living room, bathroom, bedrooms,

“No dummy bebe, lets go see youre friends at day care”

“Nooooooooooooooo, Dummmiiiieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee”

This time, she’s causing bodily harm to herself, head-butting the pantry wall.

Hands on my hips, pissed off at the huge delay this was causing,

I retorted “But you have to help me look for it, LOOK! Titilo! Regard“
Searching some more, frantically for that darned dummy,
10 minutes pass by without luck.

Furniture upturned, toys scattered, drawers disturbed.

I stop midway through the bedsheets and realise, she’s no longer in the kitchen,
Or the bedroom, or anywhere in the house.

Minor panick attack,

“MM? MM? MM?”

Dashing outside, worried sick, skipping the slippery steps out the back,
Slowly, twisting my right angle – landing on my backside on the wet dewey freshly mowed grass

As I hasten to ease my position.

I hear a wee voice coming from the garden,
“Ouch mom”

MM smiles, walked towards me and pats my forehead.

“Look Mom, Fall, ouch, ouch!”


Her words are not clear,

For she has a dummy between her teeth.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Australia being a bully in the Pacific

This is my official response, as issued my Press Office chooohoooo...
e ke maua Barack Aulama?

There has a lot of debate about Autralia and (not so much) New Zealand's bullying role in the Pacific and more apparent in the Forum.

You decide your viewpoint, but here's my 20 sene contribution:

Samoa relies heavily on aid and assistance for sustainance. Aid. Grants.
Projects funded by AUSAID, JICA, Canada Fund, NZAID, Unlce Mao Tse Tung etc to name a very few.

Without these avenues, our country would be struggling financially, academically, medically and so forth.

For that reason, these countries have every right to have some say in how their money is spent and should have every right to influence our country's position in the region.

I liken Samoa to being the pin-up fresh-faced hottie of the Pacific, who wins the approval of the big kahunas (aka pimps).

Yet, when their backs are turned, the pin-up girl is actually a skank who two, three times the different pimps at the same time.

Yes yes to China, Yes please to Rudd, Thank you very big to Japan and Haere Mai to New Zealand.

That is all very well, but isn't it a bit rich for our country to start growing a spine and saying "we are independent, stop bullying us?"

Some people need to get over this arrogance and admit that Samoa is a DEPENDENT state.

Face the music people!!!

I am all for Samoa mo Samoa and rarara but for fucks sake, have a look around - who is building the hospitals? who is paving the roads, who is upgrading the wharf, who is travelling overseas every months for supposed "meetings" at exorbitant per diems and clothing allowances?

I only wish these beneficiaries would look at the countries donating and realise that there are people being taxed shitless there.

And for what?

For nothing in return.

I know my views will offend those die-hard patriotic people like ahem, my mother one of my sisters, and all the proud peoples out there who are all for development and all that gooey "save the dolphins" sort of thing, but I dare say, If you want sing your independent tune, then buy your own microphone, and don't borrow Mao Tse Tung's stage!!!

Didn't you hear? Samoa's stimulus package/ plan has been unveiled!!
The gist if it is "Grow Bananas"

After all, he's got the master plan:

He's switching the road code over, meaning you can drive your Made in Japan camri to your FAO funded plantation so when harvest comes, you'll be able to tackle recession by the bollocks, with ...bananas!!!

My message is, accept the fact that we are a nation that is selling its soul, its culture, its land and everything we are proud of.

We may not like it, but that where we are headed.

We are too complacent for our own good. We sit on our asses and bitch about the government and corruption but come election day, we are mostly gonna vote HRPP because our culture has been manipulated to work for modern politics.

Because our traditional alligiances will preside over what we know is best for our families and country.

So buckle up, because it is all downhill from here.

Have a positive day Samoa choohhooo!!!!