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Le Folauga – The Journey
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The author John Steinbeck said the following about a journey: “A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find that after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us.” The literal English translation of the Samoan phrase Le Folauga is, “The Journey”. As a freelance writer of more than a dozen years, I’ve found very few things that can properly and accurately represent life as does a journey. Like most people, an accumulation of life experiences has given me perspective. My view of the world can be warped, humorous, analytical, illogical and logical but it will never be the same as yours because we all see life through different lenses. I view my journey through the eyes of a Pacific Islander, born in the United States and raised in the islands of Polynesia. I have the good fortune of having the ability to jump seamlessly between both worlds. I love my Polynesian heritage just as much as I love being an American. This blog is an attempt to divulge my unique personal, Pacific Island perspective on current events, Pacific Islander news,…
[caption id="attachment_37" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Adrift in the world with a pen for a paddle - Seti Matua"][/caption] Seti Matua is a freelance writer of Samoan ancestry. His parents hail from the villages of Fagamalo (father) on the island of Savaii, and Sa’aga (mother) on the island of Upolu. He is the former Editor of PolyInsider.com, South Pacific Insider Magazine (SPIMag) and PolyNation Magazine. His work has also appeared on SamoaLive.com, PacBiz.org and in Spasifik Magazine. He is the editor of his own sports blog, Context Sports. Seti has covered major events such as the USA Sevens, the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) and college sporting events. His subjects have ranged from world heavyweight boxing contender and Olympic silver medalist David Tua to renowned Hawaiian chef Sam Choy, New Zealand comedy duo The Laughing Samoans and Hawaiian singing sensation George Veikoso of Fijian descent. But his favorite subjects have been those that he’s followed from high school such as NFL stars Troy Polamalu, Haloti Ngata, Jonathan Fanene, Ray Feinga, Rey Maualuga and Aaron Francisco. Seti has enjoyed highlighting the rising career’s of young athletes, musicians and artisans over the years and looks forward to the opportunity of spotlighting the future stars of…
Navigating through life is a tricky affair. Without a little help, it can be pretty daunting. I believe that certain people and specific events are placed in our way to challenge and inspire us to become better, stronger. This is a list of nouns. They are people, places and things that inspired or continue to inspire me to be better and stronger. They have helped me to find my way. They encourage me to grow mentally, spiritually and physically. This is a living document. As long as I’m writing this blog, this list will grow. I encourage you to check back often. You may be surprised at what you find. [caption id="attachment_438" align="alignleft" width="131" caption="The very first love of my life"][/caption] Born to a singer/song-writer and a homemaker, she was the embodiment of charity and love. Her mother passed away when she was just a child but with no mentoring or formal tutoring, her natural ability to nurture others and come to the aid of those in need is legendary. As a teenager she left Samoa with her adopted family to begin a new life in New Zealand, Canada and eventually the United States. She loved music, dance, books and children.…
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