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Manu Samoa, Denotation & Implication: A pictorial essay

Grandiose, I get it. But this stuff is serious for me and the thousands of Manu Samoa fans who are praying, cheering and longing for a favorable result for their team. I’m often asked why I’m so fanatical about Samoa’s … Continue reading

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Gratitude: Third world edition

I spent my teenage years in a third world country. Running water was a luxury. Hot water was an extravagance. Shoes were optional for some but far too expensive for many. Flip-flops were considered shoes. New flip-flops were considered pricey … Continue reading

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An epic injustice unfolds for Samoa

By now you’ve heard or read the report from Manu Samoa captain Mahonri Schwalger to Samoa’s Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, outlining in detail what went on behind the scenes in the Manu Samoa’s Rugby World Cup 2011 campaign. Is … Continue reading

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