Last Saturday, we were at the Otara markets doing the usual walking around eating our way through the stalls and vowing to exercise as soon as we finished our chicken kebab.
yeah nah, forget it.
We also went to cheer on the authors (like Lani Wendt Young) and other PI talents and enterprising islanders putting their work on display. Like I blogged about before, I love that Lani's writing has resulted in young people taking an interest in...a book!
Not a video game or a movie or a facebook status, but, a BOOK.
My 13 year old niece was curious about Telesa and is now reading part one, I look forward to discussing it with her but its a little frustrating.
Me: Si'u, what part are you in the book?
Si'u: She's just landed in Samoa.
2 hours later...
Me; Si'u, where are you now?
They are heading home.
One day later:
Me: Ua a?
Si'u: They are really angry at her and they are on the way to the house.
Me: Faleasi'u! kua leva ga e faikau ai ga le le'i oo a le kaavale! shiit (Yvonne, youve been reading for yonks and the car still hasn't arrived! hurry up!"
...Just when I thought there was hope for the youth of tomorrow, I get reminded to calm the hell down and wait.
E iai la'u fa'asea faatatau i le polokalame i le Aso To'onai. Ua tatau ona sui le tulaga o tents ina ia mafai ona feoa'i pea tagata i luma o tents a'o loo fai faafiafiaga.
E le gata i lea, e fai lava sina fa'alea'a o le au tusi solo...e le manaia tele ona e faanoanoa ma tuga mataupu o poems, ae o le aso e tatau ona patino i e ua a'ea olo ma faia mea lelei mo o tatou tagata.
Ia, ae malo lava i e na lagolagoina lenei taumafaiga manaia,
E faia pea...(: