Thursday, January 28, 2010

pe'a vao and uploading

once in a blue moon, i summon enough concentration to upload, label and reduce images from camera to laptop, and then just enough patience to load a few on FB, blogger, emailed to the fossils who don't FB, bebo, tweet or communicate and then go back and delete unwanted photos because we tend to take 50 photos in every bloody angle we cant think of.
Back in the day we used to own A camera that had 36 exposure and taking a photo was a planned and deliberate event.
well, even writing letters was a process of getting nice writing paper, spending time updating the person of life because they do not know about what has happened since the last letter or the last physical visit.
Then we used to put the letter in an envelope and take it to the post office, and guess what -there were once real women that took your letter and sold you a stamp!
And if youre lucky, they would tell you that you have a letter in the mail room!
Eh, those were the days.
But at least it gives me stories to tell me child....

which reminds me,....her bedtime story last night was about flying foxes (pe'a vao).
I told her there were lots of pea vao in Savaii, and then about how we found lots of em crawling around after the cycylones,  and how we used to find them in the mango trees next to dad's grave.
So then i tried to simply pollination to her aye...oka se went like this...

"you know, flying foxes like to eat mango, banana and especially papaya fruits....and when they do a kaka, they poo onto the ground while they are flying and their kaka turns into a tree!!!"

she looked an me so so fascinated and then something occured to me...she better not be thinking about pollinating our garden!

so i had to interjeect there and say that "ONLY PEA'S CAN DO THAT!"
Uma le fagogo, kaimi o le pulou le ie afu ma le povi.

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