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5 Podcasts that Feature Samoans

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5 Podcasts that Feature Samoans

Blogging is where people started to share their thoughts, ideas and information out to the world.  YouTube has taken off and made video a huge marketing tool for anyone wanting to get a message out to the people. The Podcast now makes it easier for the world to hear messages while doing other things.  You can’t really watch a YouTube video while driving a car, but you can listen to a Podcast while driving a car.  A podcast can be listened to on the train, while running around the park, to drown out screaming children and even to escape a...

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5 Tips to Stay Active During Lockdown

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5 Tips to Stay Active During Lockdown

Today our guest blogger is a personal trainer and coach: Jeremiah Aloalii.  While Jeremiah is based in Melbourne he now offers online training worldwide.  Jeremiah is also offering readers a FREE copy of the Healthy Mindset Guide to smashing your fitness goals. A lot of countries are on lockdown at the moment and research states that being sedentary is bad for your physical and mental health. Staying active during this time is vital for your health (both physically and mentally). Being active can reduce the chance of you getting chronic diseases. Being active can also help with maintaining muscle mass and bone...

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"Muamua Le Atua": The Foundation of a Warrior Nation.

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"Muamua Le Atua": The Foundation of a Warrior Nation.

Today our guest blogger is Plumeria Hahn.  Plumeria is a 21-year-old Samoan advocate for entrepreneurship in the Asian-Pacific Islander community, sharing content on Instagram, her blog, and eventually - YouTube. The past does not define who we are in the present, but our roots do play an immense role in the identity we forge for the future. Throughout the Samoan people's history, it seems that we were primarily known for a few staple characteristics, such as: Wayfinders. We were voyagers who travelled the world by sea and used the stars as our map! How cool is that? Thanks to the...

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E lē mālie - It's not funny

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E lē mālie - It's not funny

I mispronounced the name of my village as Papa-uta instead of Papauta and my cousins burst out laughing. E lē mālie – what you just did was embarrass me for trying to speak the language of my forefathers and now I don’t bother trying. You pulled on my chubby muffin top and bellowed “ua lap’oa” [you’re fat] with a giggle. E lē mālie – what you just did was make an eight-year-old girl feel so self-conscious about her outward appearance that she shied away from the world and found comfort from food. I asked if you were married and you...

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3 things I wish I saw on Hobbs and Shaw

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3 things I wish I saw on Hobbs and Shaw

I was over the moon that Samoa was going to be featured in a major Hollywood movie.  I was so excited to watch Hobbs and Shaw.  I was even tempted to take my son out of school for the day so we could attend the first screening. Hobbs and Shaw continued to bring the excitement and the speed that is true to the Fast and Furious Empire.  There were action sequences that kept you on the edge of your chair and emotional scenes that made you want to go home and hug your mum. What I was more excited about...

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