One night my cousin Pua had a dream. She was sitting in the carport of our family house in Samoa,...Read More
A couple years ago, an expectant mother asked the natives in the The Ville (One Samoana’s...Read More
We’ve received several requests in our Samoan Lyrics database for guitar chords, so today I...Read More
No wonder then that I clashed so much with my Samoan-people parents. While my friends were casually hanging out at each other’s houses, socializing outside of school hours, I was on relative lockdown. When I innocently suggested that I was going to get my own place as soon as I turned 18 – like all the other kids were doing – it instigated something resembling Armageddon in our house, waged mostly by my mother who insisted that I would live at home till I was married, and even then why would I want to go anywhere? …And I always had to watch what I said about my teachers in front of my dad… something I FINALLY learned after his like 4th random appearance at my school (followed by a staff member’s subsequent apology to me).
At the time I just thought it was ’sooooo unfair!’ Why did my parents have to be so weird?…Read More
I heard something disturbing this morning. One of my girls told me that she was Googling recipes for Panipopo and came across some that called for store-bought, ready-made dough.. which you would then proceed to roll into dough balls…
NO NO NO!!!!
Oh, and NOOOOO!!!
It’s not THAT difficult to make real Panipopo dough from scratch – the store-bought stuff is too generic and… just not right!
So don’t be lazy. I’ll walk you through it…Read More