Tuesday, December 12, 2006

6 Unique Things About Me

So I got tagged to do this. And although I’ve taken aaaages to do this (sorry!) I thought I would add that I’ve changed the title from “6 Weird Things About Me” to this because it’s a bit more happy and positive to fit my current mood (hope this is alright with you Dylan).

1. I LOVE Vegemite

This might not sound too unique but when you are married to someone from Sapapalii who gags at the mere sight of vegemite, you get to feel quite special
(sometimes too special…).

2. I get along famously with my boss

This is actually a blessing considering how many employee/employer relationships tend to be tough. Although a few posts back I was whining about my job, the work has picked up a fair bit and we are doing a few more things so time at work isn’t as strained. But my boss is a great guy and is a good manager.

3. I have close friends that are above 50

All of them are ex-work colleagues and female. One of them lives overseas and every time she comes over we go to see a movie and do what most people in usual friendships do. We even take the time to have a couple of laughs over various jugs of daiquiris! The other one of them is 65 and is my mother.

4. I whistle when I’m bored…

…or when I’m really into doing something that I particularly enjoy, I succumb to the dancing feeling on my lips and start whistling. I find this interesting as men usually do this sort of thing and would like to know if this is just a “me” thing or do other girls do the same…?

5. I get very paranoid at the slight mention of “uku”

I think the girls at Amau think my head is infested with ukus because I have almost bought all the selu ukus at that store. You see... every time I get one, someone would see it and want to borrow it. But who wants a selu uku back? Not me. So I have been buying them every time someone borrows mine and now I keep them hidden and always with me in my handbag. A small itch on my skull would find me in some corner with my hair around my face and the comb furiously trying to comb out the little pests that are most of the time imaginary on my part. Even as Im typing this I feel as if things are crawling on my head…

6. I will not wear lavalavas

Yeah, some Samoan I am but I’m not talking about the lavalava you throw on at home. I love those. Im talking about the lavalavas that come with a top to make a puletasi. Because of my voluptuous figure, the string never fails to ride up my slim waist leaving the actual lavalava suspended on my mid-ass. Not. A. Pretty. Sight. Especially when the said top is not long enough to cover all the skin tissue. So I've resorted to making the bottom part of my puletas skirts.

So there. So can I tag Pinky’s Brain. Yes I can…Pinky, you are TAGGED. Just cause you are one unique person I know that would put down some interesting things and put a smile of our faces!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

To laugh often and much
To win the respect of intelligent people
And the affection of children,
To earn the appreciation of honest critics
And endure the betrayal of false friends,
To appreciate beauty,
To find the best in others,
To leave the world a bit better,
Whether by a healthy child, a garden patch
Or a redeemed social condition,
To know even one life has breathed easier
Because you lived
This is to have succeeded.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, quoted by Fred Hollows in his autobiography.