Family

The Power of Curiosity… in Internet Dating…

The year 2006 was a really bad year for me, my sister Shar suggested I go online to find a friend overseas as that was the “in thing” to do. I was curious…so, In March 2006, I went on a Samoan Website to see what the fuss was about and to look for a friend in Samoa, who I can chat too about the weather lol

This was a new territory for me, chatting with someone I didn’t even know. Scanning through the profiles, i could feel my fingers shaking, and sweat building up. I put it off for a couple of weeks as just thinking about it gave me panic attacks lol One day I decided to talk myself through it lol it went something like this… (hey… its normal to talk to yourself!…. lol)

“ok, you are 25 now, you’re a grown woman. Its not like your asking for a lifetime commitment and its not like you’ll end up marrying this person. It’s to build your confidence. Just email someone on there and if they don’t reply, then just move on and it’ll be ok…

…by Cherry K

Samoan History

The Women’s Mau of Samoa

Samoa’s history is peppered with skirmishes over land and even a civil war or two. It was customary back then for those who were defeated in battle to retreat into the mountains.

This is why, after the tragic events of Samoa’s Black Saturday, the men of the Mau scattered to find refuge in villages far away from Upolu’s troubled coastline.

The women, however, didn’t….

…by Hamo Geek Girl

Samoan History

Samoan Newspapers

Once upon a time (1979, to be exact) a Samoan newspaper was born in New Zealand for the sole purpose of keeping our migrant community connected with home through news, gossip and columns about God, culture and family.

This newspaper’s name was “Samoana“, and it was the first monolingual Samoan publication in New Zealand.

The Samoana Newspaper had an amazing 27-year run full of ups and downs, some incredible people, the odd scandal and a LOT of heart…

…by Hamo Geek Girl

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