Back in Kiwiland…..

I miss Griff aka KILIFI aka spunky aka THE “who to go to guy” aka “the one that knows all my choozy segrets, and all the amio valearingz I did over there” *winks @ griff* I miss you bro! but I know u algud there, cos u got the bestest job & salary & you create ur own fun…. (but seriously bro, if u write about my amio valearings on here, just pretend its someone else…. like… Heinz or Famz… hahahahahaha)

I miss Georgies Pizza, which they create for more than a couple of people to 1 pizza, but me n the hubby peel it back on our own like we just finished a 400 hour famine….

I miss keke pua’a… HARD! I miss Sunrise…. oh mayn… their spicy chicken ROCKS!!!!

I miss the funny stuff people do, like how they reply in english, when you just asked them something in Samoan… yep… too funny mayn.. Or when they hump ur leg when you oga pipilo off your face @ crabbers…. I heard… thats what happened… *ahem*

I miss my famz… Granny!… many kuluku aunts n uncles as well… yes, even tho’ u guys are sad like that… Ima still luv you guys…. cos I kinda have to… cos you guys keep ringin’ n writin’… cos I cant get away from you guys…. cos I can’t afford to move further away…. LOL… nahhh, i luv u guys…

…BACK in Kiwiland, Mrs CherryK

The day is finally here! Our wedding DAY!

THOUGHTS AT THIS TIME: WTF am I doing? OMG WTF am I doing? I cant believe Im doing this, OMG ok ok, smile, smile hardout, dont cry… look forward, smile smile look forward…….

All the girls are thru, Everyone stands (does it have to be so quiet? DRAMATIC!) Me n my Dad enter… even when walking down, Dad whispers his words of encouragement…. to keep my foot in sync with his…

The service was good, with a few touching moments, like Dads speech which brought everyone to tears, especially when he said (in Samoan) “If ever you stop loving my daughter, return her to me, bring her to my arms, and then you go on your way”

…from CherryK

The week leading up to the wedding….. and the hidings in between…lol

On the home front, my dad was the one with the murderous thoughts, how about I was trying my best not to get a hiding from my dad in the 2 weeks leading up to the wedding…. Yep dad was stressing over money.. You know how you try explain things to your dad, that it’ll be ok, and your dad hugs you and says “I know my daughter, because I have faith in you” you know that scene? well…. it never happened with me lol it was more like

“Dad dont worry, the money will be enough since everything is paid for already” and my loveable Daddy says “Kapugi lou guku e! aua le fiapoko, ke maga’o ouke alaku iiga sasa pala ai lou ulu?…

…CherryK is back! in Aging on the Inside

Life outside the box…

Its been 3 months since I’ve touched down in my new country Samoa… I had sooo many things to say, but when you only have 10min left to use the net… ahhhh, well you get my drift..

Samoa, in some ways, wasnt what I expected it to be. Lets just say Love hides ALOT! and it wasn’t until the wedding died down, and my family left that the REAL samoa presented itself…

Dont get me wrong, I love my husband soooo damn much, he’s the only reason why Im still here, getting bitten by the monster mozzies… but everything else seems… unreal…. in a bad way…

…by CherryK in Samoa

Cherry K’s Wedding!

I got here in Samoa a few weeks before the beautiful Cherry (Kilika) got here, she was planning her wedding and going through the preparation stage in New Zealand (read up on her blog) anyway, since we had been tight and stuff, I got an invite to the wedding – I then met Heinz.

& then Heinz – holding his phone to his ear in his office @ Samoa Shipping “Should I ask him now?” – I pretended to not hear anything, he clicked the phone, and goes “Kilika wants to know if you can be in the Line”.

…by Screaming Tree, Kilifi Lepua Fretton

Boyish Bride Antics…..

3/7 Ramblings of a crazy brown boyish woman…LOL

Yes, I am the 2008 recipient of the “wrong person to get married” Award. Yes we had a discussion with my friends & family, and we’ve come to this conclusion.

ACCEPTANCE SPEECH: Its an honour to receive this award, excuse me for my tears, Im just sooo happy. I didn’t prepare a speech as I thought I wouldn’t win (but really) I thank my Parents for their upbringing & dressing me like my brothers, which in turn made me dislike dressess, make-up, girly colours/styles. I want to thank my brothers for their help in my upbringing too, helping me work up a hatred towards shopping for anything, other than car models/car parts/music/games & consoles. I would especially like to thank my Dad, my mentor… for teaching me about cars, and while other girls were shopping with their mothers, I was under the hood changing fanbelts LMAO I wouldn’t be standing here today if it wasn’t for you all! Love you!!. *takes a bow & EXIT,s*

…by Cherry K

With 7 weeks to go…Im nearing the end of the road!

I dont think it kicked in until I came back to NZ… Now 1st up I love my fiance with all my heart, don’t get me wrong on that!… but I didn’t quite think thru what being “engaged” and being a “fiance” was until I got back from Samoa. I didn’t click on what I’d be sacrificing until I had to answer my mates/friends/pals/booty calls lol with a “No, sorry I can’t… Im getting married”

With me, Im one of those free spirits, free to do whatever, whenever, however I want to. So after being ahh, we’ll call it…. “engd” lol Still not used to the “engaged” word… sounds like you’re about to do a SCRUM… I noticed I couldn’t do those things anymore. Its funny, you seem to reduce the amount of risks you take once you are “engd”.

…by Cherry K

THE LIST…. that created a MIRACLE…

After work on Saturday, I was greeted with a list from my dad. Not just any normal grocery list, but this is like the LIST OF ALL LISTS, the MOTHER list… the list for SAMOA…

Ok.. I’m one of those never give up sort of people, due to my past I have this way of thinking, that there is always a way out, there is always an answer, I can do anything I put my mind too. Which is why my Dad gave me this list… bcos I am SUPERWOMAN…

…by Cherry K