Monthly Archives: February 2011

Samoa Fōma’i/ Samoan Doctor

Here in Samoa natural healers are a very real thing.  Mostly this revolves around massage, and natural herbs.  The massage seems to range from deep tissue style to a pinching motion that I have never seen back home.  Samoan massage … Continue reading

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Anyone Want to Help with My Library?

Hey there loyal readers – Just a short post today… I’ve started working on renovating the school library and getting some new books for the kids at school.  There are only about seventy-five English-language books for the kids and many … Continue reading

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Returning from a trip to Apia

So after an exhausting day in Apia it is time to go home.  Buses leave predictably every hour or so until the last leaves at 5 or 5:30 pm.  Lunch was finished around 1:30 but the rain was torrential.  So, … Continue reading

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Silly Dave Tries to Speak Samoan

And usually he’s excellent at it.  Sure he has his grammar problems – but hey – we all do.  But today was quite funny. Dave, Pio, and I had gone to the beach for a nice relaxing day of snorkeling. … Continue reading

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Life at home

Our house is coming along very nicely. We finished building our suitcase shelf above our bed with old wood siding. I think it is teak because of the number of nails I have bent and how incredibly hard it is … Continue reading

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Knuckles, Thick Sticks, and PVC

Friday morning started like any other morning.  A light breeze in the air, the pounding of ocean waves on the reef, and water on the grass from the early morning rains.  The school bell rang a minute or two before … Continue reading

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