Do you ever wanna move away from Samoa? What is western like?
Wow, sorry for the late response… Been caught up with finals.
Yes and no. I’d probably want to eventually live in the states… But at the same time, there’s just something about home that makes you want to stay. It’s funny, because whenever a kid moves down here, all that person wants to do is leave. A lack of things to do (as compared to the states), too many feau’s, and the temperature!
However, they start missing Samoa as soon as they leave. Idk, to each his own.
Personally, I’d prefer Hawaii. They have a taste of what we have, along with a better modernize community. It’s basically the chill-ness of Samoa, along with stateside culture. I’m attending UH Manoa in Jan. for tennis, so I’m pretty excited.
Western Samoa is…. different. Although we are only 25 mins. away (by plane), our cultures differentiate in a bunch of ways. Examples? We have about 70,000 people, they have over 200,000. Our drinking and smoking ages are American standards, while I’ve seen a 6 year old smoking over there. Uh, they still discipline their children through abuse, while that is banned down here (although it still happens sometimes). Basically, local life is a little easier than Western. We still incorporate strong morals into our families, culture and religion, it’s just they have it a little harder. That’s why thousands of them have moved here, because if better pay and living.
Enough with the negative, island wise? Both islands are extremely beautiful. We each have our own hidden waterfalls, beaches, and different forms of entertainment. I’ve been blessed to travel all around the pacific, and honestly? American Samoa is the best island in the Pacific. That’s a FACT. ;)
graduated high school. smoked a cigarette. kissed someone.(apart from family) gotten so drunk you passed out. ridden every ride at an amusement park. collected something really stupid. gone fishing. watched four movies in one night. gone long periods of time with out sleep. lied to someone. snorted cocaine. failed a class. dealt drugs. been in a car accident. been in a tornado. done hard drugs. watched someone die. been to a funeral. burned yourself. run a marathon. cried yourself to sleep. spent over $200 in one day. flown on a plane. cheated on someone. been cheated on. written a 10 page letter. gone skiing. been sailing. cut yourself. had a best friend. lost someone you loved. shoplifted something. been to jail. dangerously close to being in jail. had detention. skipped school. got in trouble for something you didn’t do. stolen books from the library. gone to a different country. dropped out of school. been in a mental hospital. watched the “harry potter” movies. had an online diary. (Tumblr! \:D/) fired a gun. gambled in a casino. had a yard sale. had a lemonade stand. actually made money at the lemonade stand. been in a school play. taken a lie detector test. swam with dolphins. gone to sea world. voted for someone on a reality tv show. written poetry. read more than 20 books a year gone to europe. loved someone you shouldn’t have. used a coloring book over age 12. had surgery. had stitches. taken a taxi. seen the washington monument. had more than 5 im’s/online conversations going at once. overdosed. had a drug or alcohol problem. been in a fist fight. suffered any form of abuse. had a hamster. pet a wild animal. used a credit card. gone surfing in california. done “spirit day” at school. dyed your hair. gotten a tattoo. had something pierced. gotten straight a’s been on the honor roll. known someone with hiv or aids. taken pictures with a webcam. started a fire. gotten caught having/going to a party while parents were gone
Mannnn, who the fuck are you to say anything? Fuck Earl Sweatshirt. Fuck OFWGKTA. And fuck all you dumbasses talkin’ shit.
Sorry (followers) for the language, but I had to repost and state my opinion on this issue. As any culture, regardless of being a minority or not, there will always be two kinds of people. You have your good, and you have your bad. Doesn’t matter where you go in the world, it will always be a recurring and common trend.
Earl Sweatshirt was/is a kid with a huge problem. You think he talks about the struggle? NO. His mom was rich enough to send him to a academy that charges thousands of dollars PER MONTH. His family is blessed. He raps about nonsense. His video “Earl” is disgusting. Him and his friends mix pills, cocaine, marijuana, nyquil, and beer together in a blender, then drink it all. You think that’s cool? The video shows what happens to them throughout their “high”. One kid had a seizure, others bled on every single part of their body (body nipples, nose, gums, excessively coughing up blood). Disgusting.
People need to appreciate life more. That’s just plain stupid. For all the negativity towards Samoans, you need to just be quiet. This is between Thebe and his family. It was his MOMS choice to send him off. He’s only 17, so she had every right to. There have been both positive and negative stories about Coral Reef Academy, but you won;t find any place or any person in the world who is completely perfect. So you need to just let this rest. I get it, you miss Earl. Just don’t abhor your feelings towards the Samoan culture, if you’ve never experienced a firsthand taste and know absolutely nothing of it. Because that’s just flat out foolish and your regarding yourself as completely ignorant… I’m done.
I fucking love them and if you don’t know about them, you’re fucking up.
Why haven’t you got one yet?
Aside from it being over $1200, I don’t feel ready. It’s a mental and pride thing. My father always talks to me about it. Tribal tattoos in Polynesian culture are beyond a fashion statement….
I’ve been contemplating on getting a tattoo for months now… However, I don’t feel… worthy? I need to understand my culture more. The “Fa’a Samoa”, our traditional way of living. The only ink I would ever put on my body would be a Polynesian design. More specifically, Samoan/Tribal (a majority of my roots).
I’m not going to just get one because it looks nice. I’m going to get one because of my pride in my culture. My roots. My Samoan people. My motherland. Representing my territory and where I’m from. No offense, but when I move to the states for college next year, what’s to separate me from any other light-skinned black male? My first tattoo will be a mix of traditional with modern style, probably in the form of a sleeve.
Maybe in a few months, maybe in a few years… who knows? When I eventually do get it, all I know is… I will be ready. Not physically ready, but mentally. I will be able to fully grasp and appreciate the full significance of my first tattoo.
Ohhhh how awesome. Yeah Aiulua is my brother in law. But it's always great to make new friends on here. So are you from Nuu'uli?
I’m from Malota. It’s one of the biggest privately owned properties (almost 1000 acres), so we’re recognized as a village. Although… we’re not on half of the island maps people make! =/ You can’t blame them though, with a population of 11, it isn’t much of a village lol.
wow. that''s actually true, but then again, the violence that's been going on in tafuna has pissed off like A WHOLE LOTTA people, especially the old ones. they're starting to think and know that our generation are losing respect for their elders, their culture, and each other. but oh well, whatchu gon' do bout it? d:
that’s high school drama. laaaame. ya’ll need to grow up. lol i haven’t seen a fight at the college in about a year?
it’s true though, we are slowly loosing our culture. as goes for any area, there is a price for foreigners bringing advancements in technology and such… people become too accustomed to the new habits, and don’t fully appreciate their old culture/past.
example? when was the last time you went to the movies &&was like, “Mayn! I think imma wear this new i’e mom bought me! It’s dope! Perfect to match my $2 slippers!” ;)
No problem! always great to have another nesian friend to connect with. I saw something on you talking about Aiulua the other day? lol, that’s my boy! We played football together back in high school (I was a year ahead of him though)… My dad really helped him &&the fam. with his football decisions. He umm also, took Aiulua &&two other boys up for the world games last year. Proud of him! haha he has no excuse for not making the NFL in the future. He’s one blessed &&talented kid!