Scarlet Lies – Mostly to Herself

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A Review by Hamo Geek Girl WARNING: This post contains (a FEW) spoilers from the book, Scarlet Lies. So here’s why I don’t read romance novels. You know, those chick-lit ones narrated by yet another sad, lonely, neurotic female who

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Lies are Beautiful, When the Truth Hurts: Scarlet Lies

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A Review by Keep it Hood WARNING: This post contains (a FEW) spoilers from the book, Scarlet Lies. OMG so where do I begin with Lani Wendt Young’s new book Scarlet Lies! Can you believe I read this whole book

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A Place to Stay in Samoa

Dining room with a bouquet from the garden

Samoa has so many amazing accommodations these days that any visitor (packing a decent-sized wallet) is spoiled for choice. You could stay in a fancy (air-conditioned) resort or a romantic fale on the beach… But what if you’re coming over

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How the Tatau (Samoan tattoo) helped one man re-discover his cultural heritage

How the Tatau (Samoan tattoo) helped one man re-discover his cultural heritage

Here’s a beautiful little film by Crystal Vaega that might help you learn the significance of the traditional Samoan tattoo to Samoan people. It tells the story of Sonny Natanielu, who was born in Samoa but lost his connection to

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How do you like your Koko Alaisa (Samoan cocoa rice)?

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Koko alaisa is yummy anywhere, anytime, but I love it most on cold New Zealand winter nights. A hot, sweet mug of deep, dark Samoan cocoa, mouthfuls of fat rice grains, a speckling of undissolved coconut cream, and pegu –

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