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Calling out Samoan speakers

Thank you for your response Mr. T. My wife and I go to First Pres in our area. My father was a Pastor, my cousins.....Pastor s. My grandfather was Siatu'u (Pastor of Matu'u/Faganeanea) . My Uncles are Sapini (Associate Pastor Tafuna); Fa'ataape (Pastor Ta'u, Manu'a). My grandfather's brother was Peleti (Pastor of National City). With respect, I never left the church. I must continue worship in an english church for the sake of my wife, who is a Chicana. Even with all this, I am either ridiculed, talked down to, laughed off, or just "when I get around to it". I will continue my quest to learn our beautiful language. I just wished I lived down in NZ or Oz where it is much easier to get help. Or our lovely islands themselves........ Fa'afetai Fiaola Tufono  (Sep 18, 2014 | post #6)

Calling out Samoan speakers

First, thank you to God for your response. I am honored to read our language. I can barely understand, but am still honored. If there were some way to convey, that interactive learning face- to-face would be most helpful to me (and many more), that would be great! I appreciate that I can post sayings, songs, questions about Samoa and have them answered, but I would like to iimprove my conversation of our language. Like, I would love to learn to pray a Samoan prayer. So, my quest will continue..........  (Sep 17, 2014 | post #4)

I want to learn samoan for my son, partner and his family.

Hello Mata18! Read my latest post, please. Maybe you can help an old man out, fa'amolemole? Fa'afetai  (Sep 16, 2014 | post #5)

Calling out Samoan speakers

I am turning 50 next year. I know enough Samoan to get by. But I would love to learn more. I tried Matatusi (Samoan Language Week, Samoan Language, etc.) but no response. Now I reach out to Topix. I am not rich, but at least $20-$25 (USD) an hour to Skype or Google Help out or even Google hang out. In America, our language is taught to the young. I would like to see and converse. The real-time interaction is key. Having married a Chicana, and being away from our people, I need to learn more of my native tongue. Samoan history, songs, customs, and "slang" would be a great start. Somewhere past Ahhhh......Ato would be great. Fa'afetai  (Sep 16, 2014 | post #1)

Hawaii Kamehameha Royal Family (SAMOAN)

We Samoans (or maybe just me) take offense to the all are one, live happy, peace and love. As I am thankful to live here in America, I remember my history of Samoa. Would we have been better off without the Western influence? Maybe. But to put us in box and tell us to live and think a certain way, maybe not. As history (written history) can prove lineage from Kamehameha to Samoa, ours have mostly been verbal history. Samoans will always be warriors, because our survival depended on it, and still depends on it today. Only when you truly live the life of a Samoan, Tongan, or Fijian (not Fiji-indian), or other SOUTH PACIFIC peoples can you feel the ties that bind. Let me leave you with this small WTH point. Why do Hawaiians never wear their native dress in everyday life? Samoans do. It is called a lavalava or ie. Kamehameha would be ashamed when the Samoans and Tongans recognize his Highness but his own people would "try talk pidgin" or braddah this, sistah that. In the SOUTH PACIFIC our cultures are lived everyday! Hawaii, please learn that true "polynesians " (PALAGI word) know, live, and practice their culture everyday.  (Oct 20, 2012 | post #72)

I want to learn samoan for my son, partner and his family.

Amen Palagi......it is a beautiful language. I help teach our culture and language to high schoolers here in the US. Too many distractions away from their native tongue, so it is refreshing to hear a request for it. I encourage you in your quest! Soifua  (Aug 5, 2010 | post #3)

Why do our samoan sistas go to others races than samoan men?

No worries everyone. I love my people just as much as the next person, but the sister is expressing a point. I am in love with a Latina. Humble, caring, loving, nurturing, and confident. I would love to be with a Samoan, but my heart goes where it goes. Just my two cents....  (Aug 5, 2010 | post #13)

Lavata'i brothers take the Fire-Knife dance to the US hea...

Good going guys....Branson is a good entertainment spot in the middle of America....some Samoans out there in the heartland by the Military bases....Malo Samoa!  (Jan 17, 2010 | post #3)

Inspirational and Motivational Quotes...Thoughts

there are alot of great quotes out there. It is great that you all share. My favorite is Gandhi's "be the change you wish to see in the world"  (Dec 27, 2009 | post #595)

does anyone belive in long distance relationship??

in one now....hope is strong  (Jul 24, 2009 | post #6)

Q & A with flex2of4

Headline:

samoan pure

Hometown:

Lotofaga

Neighborhood:

of other middle-class people

Local Favorites:

Monterey clam chowder, the biggest aquarium in the world is here. So is Clint Eastwood.

I Belong To:

my boo in Michigan

When I'm Not on Topix:

i work for DOD

Read My Forum Posts Because:

i try

I'm Listening To:

brooklyn tabernacle choir

Read This Book:

the old man and the sea

Favorite Things:

movies, a nice omelet, and a great church service

On My Mind:

my Samoan people, my homeland of Samoa, and my little fale in Aloau

Blog / Website / Homepage:

google/websites/samoan

I Believe In:

the beauty of a woman in a puletasi, the simpleness of an early morning in the village, and the awesome power of my Lord and King