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5 of our Favourite Samoan YouTuber Families of 2020

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5 of our Favourite Samoan YouTuber Families of 2020

YouTube is an amazing place full of amazing people doing amazing things.  This week we are showcasing 5 Samoan families who are killing it on YouTube.  Here are 5 of our Favourite Samoan YouTuber Families of 2020.     Jamily TV The Merrick Family moved from Texas to Samoa in 2018.  Alisha and Joe share the ups, downs, fun and sadness their family experience while in Samoa.  Their children range in age from 2 years to 16 years.  They attend school, work in the community, try to do all the things they can and share them with the world.  I...

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Why Digital is the Future

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Why Digital is the Future

If we have learned anything from COVID-19 it is that we can do almost anything online.  We can shop online, we can have business meetings online, we can watch movies online, we can read online, we can go to school online and we can work online. For some time I have thought that going digital is the future.  This is partly why we started our online store.  We knew that with the increase of access to smartphones and devices more people would be able to purchase online. This was definitely tested during COVID-19.  USA Today reported that online sales of...

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How to Make 5 of our Favourite Samoan Foods

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How to Make 5 of our Favourite Samoan Foods

Samoan food is rich, it can be sweet, it often includes coconuts but it is so delicious.  If you have not tried Samoan food, you are missing out.  While many of these are not traditional Samoan, they were introduced to Samoa and had the Samoan touch added to them, they are still considered Samoan food.  Hopefully, we can do a traditional Samoan food blog in the future.  Today these Samoan foods are what we love and adore and hope that you do too. Pani Popo The rich coconut sauce that covers the buns brings the sweet bun to another level. ...

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Ripped off Mate!

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Ripped off Mate!

In Australia we use the term ripped off a lot.  If you take your car to get fixed and they didn’t do it properly, you got ripped off mate!  When you go to Maccas and they don’t remember to put your Big Mac in and they gave you a Coke instead of a Thick shake, you got ripped off mate!  If someone steals your car from the front of your house, you got ripped off mate! Recently in social media we have noticed an increase of our Pacific artists who have had their artwork and their musical beats ripped off...

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“Dating” What does this mean to modern Polynesian women?

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“Dating” What does this mean to modern Polynesian women?

Our guest blogger today is a Samoan writer from New Zealand.  Her name is Lailoa.  Her blog is titled TWENTY9ANDSAMOAN.  Make sure to read her poetry, reviews and blogs. Have you ever noticed that when our elders and parents introduce your boyfriend they will automatically use the word “to’alua”?? (which translates to husband in Samoan). Why is this??? There is no actual word for boyfriend in the Samoan language.There are words “uo teine” or “uo tama”. Uo which translates to friend in English and Tama and Teine meaning boy and girl, but these words are not designated to mean boy/girlfriend, they can also simply be describing words for people....

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