Sunday, October 24, 2010

Buy this Book

Now, the rest of New Zealand who want a copy of Lani Wendt's book can go to and order it there.
This, without the hassle of calling your family in Samoa ($25.00), asking someone to buy it from Plantation House (taxi fare $7.00) and giving it to someone ($20) to bring to you ($25) in NZ., and then having your relation, ask you for money for white sunday at the same time ($200).

This is easier: go online, order, pay $51.40 and voila...Bob's yer uncle!

Why should I bother buying this?

This is a MUST OWN for your collection, it will now take centre stage on the book shelf indefinitely, removing the Mea Kai cook book that you bought with cooking in mind but realised you can't buy manioca, or replicate true island feasts in a cold sterile palagi kitchen. So off yer go to the bottom shelf Oliver.

A Gift that means something
This is THE perfect Christmas gift for someone with everything , (yeah, i say that about every book i talk about here, but i really mean it this time).

Aside from banana chips, keke saiga and the sevens team Opeloge siblings, this is the best thing that has come out of Samoa in a long long long time. So enjoy it!

She was my cheechar!
Ms Wendt was my teacher at SamCo.
And I was in the not- so- brilliant classes (academically that is :)....and... she taught us (shock horror!).
Either she did a really good Oscar winning performance or she actually did give a damn.
You see, being in the lower classes, you are usually subjected to the teachers who can't be arsed teaching.
So their punishment is teaching us!
We were used to get teachers who, halfway through explaining something, they'd stop and say "Eh, forget it, you won't get it" (aka Mr T), or a former politician who takes a '19th century /Modern History' class trip to Falealupo to look at traditional (and legendary ) structures....or or, an Economics teacher who slugs his fat belly into the congested room, lights a Rothman and orders someone to 'copy the teixtpook baragraph on the plackpoard'. Let's not forget the Math teacher who asks us nicely to NOT sit the external exam lest we drag down the school average. And lest we forget the Art classes about Mesopotamian era taught by a pervert who chats up the girls in the back.
So...get the point?
Ms Wendt was a rarity, an awesome teacher who came in halfway and made Shakespeare likable (yes- its possible) and did things like class debates and interactive activities that made us think, "wow, this can actually work!"
so, is that enough reasons for you to get the book?????

If not, good luck.

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