Thursday, January 28, 2010
Back in the day we used to own A camera that had 36 exposure and taking a photo was a planned and deliberate event.
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).
So then i tried to simply pollination to her aye...oka se malie...it went like this...
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.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Its that time of the year, when fresh faced-bright-eyed-bushy tailed young Pacific students disembark onto Auckland to start their degrees.
All hopeful and diligent and and....slim.
They would have had the hard word from mama, papa, the faifeau and the whole aiga basket.
They would have been told to "Not be lured by the bright lights of Otara and the peer pressure from the palagi boys and keols"...they would have been ordered to pray everyday and think about God and he will be the answer...
...oka, I remember it like it was just yesterday!
And you know, deep down, that all those words will go from one ear and out the other as soon as you hop off the bus and into the thick of Orientation Week, and flat parties, and the bright lights of Otara!
....strange how e sui le tausaga ae le siua lava tifiga a le tupulaga aea...oi kafefe i sound like my Aunty Paka right about now!
okay,....that was just a bullshit post just for the sake of posting, I really dont have much to rant about....
well, I could rant about the beautiful weather
and the fresh bag of plums we got from the Revells in Cambridge. we love it so much that MM was shitting plums last night.
Long weekend coming up.
Wellington Sevens First weekend Feb
Our friends Kirsten and Malcolm gettin' engaged 13th Feb
Baby Shower for Sharon 14th Feb
Anyway, pua update,....more flowers last week....
Thursday, January 21, 2010
I have found the most surreal, stunning, expressive and brilliant works of art in a Niue based artist.
I was exposed to his work through Mr Avaiki on facebook and I am loving it!
and this new painting has Vanessa in it....very eeriely serene, oka se nice!
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
how beautiful - another bunch of New Zealanders paying it forward- God bless you!
Click on the link to see a snipnet of their job in Samoa after the tsunami.
In keeping with the positive energy of 2010, I am looking to the rebuilding efforts in kua and
I feel my spirits lift,
I see the resiliant fuefuesaiga greenery emerging from the salty earth to once again line the seashore.
I hear the sounds of children singing and a ball bouncing off the derelict concrete.
I smell hope in the fog of roasting umus smoke, and freshly cooked fish with coconut cream
I tasted that too.
It lifts my spirit once more.
It lifts their spirits too,
They who watch their children play
They who see their mama pray
They who see the shoreline teeming with life again
They who left us too soon
It lifts their spirits too.
They will never be forgotten. They will always be with us. Among us. We have nowhere to go but forward. That's all we need to do.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
2010 has a ring of positive aire about it.
That can't be hard though, 2009 was a huge huge low, so 2010 doesn't even have to show up and it'll still be better!
So much can be achieved -
...and frankly, I am not one for resolutions.
However, it is a booster, Ive had 2 weeks off where I can put an end to 2009 and re...
okay, enough bullshit,. gotta get to work ....sorry
Wednesday, January 06, 2010
I had my first real exercise session today and I am in PAIN! ...but,....i will continue, coz
Israel has even abandoned the Palestinian crisis to help focus on shrinking our waistlines....cool bananas!!!