Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Book Rant: Where we once belong by Sia Figiel

I have been looking for a good book to read for the longest. It was until I stumbled upon Ms Lani page that inspired me to read this book. Lani Wendt Young is an samoan author that wrote the book, Pacific Tsunami Galu Afi,which she wrote about the accounts of those who were affected by the tsunami in Samoa and American Samoa. I dont know how I stumbled upon her page but I'm glad I did because she is coming out with a new book and very anxious to read her "Telesa" series. Her first fiction novel is due out any day now. While reading about her journey on how her novel was coming along it got me thinking if there were any other pacific islander or even Samoan authors out there in the world. Thank goodness for the search engine of google, I searched " Samoan Author" and popped up Ms Sia Figiel herself and all the accomplished books she wrote as well as Albert Wendt (another well known samoan novelist) Being that I am a big advocate for Samoan anything these day, I was really excited to see what her books had to offer and boy was I not let down. Just from reading the snippets that they had online I knew I was going to be hooked. The only bad part about getting her books was that they were only available online. But I needed to stack up my library so it was worth my while to spend the money. The day it came in I read it in one night. That good , you ask? yes in my opinion.I lost sleep over this book .lol.


Off the back when reading the first few pages, you are submerged head on. This book does not hide a bit and is detail to the max. My kind of book that catches the readers attention right away instead of building that character. There is a lot of character in this book. This book depicts the life of a growing samoan girl in a village that dates in the mid 60-70's who tries to find herself in a world where poverty meets the growing of western ways. The book had a lot of samoan parodies and smirky quotes and sayings that only a samoan would be used to hearing. But if I had my husband (who is not samoan) read it or any of my non samoan book enthusiast, it would be hard for them to follow even considering the book had a dictionary in the back. I really enjoyed her book and cant wait to read her continuation, "those who do not greive"

Rating:5 of 5
Recommend: Yes

Monday, May 16, 2011

Happy Birthday Ms. Elicia

Happy Birthday to miss Elicia! You have blossomed so much in these past two years. We love you dearly and wish you nothing but the best!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Mothers Day and Birthday Celebration

This weekend we celebrated Ily's 2nd Birthday. It was Elmo and Carnival theme. It was a great turn out despite the slushie machine not working on us. We also got to spend Mothers day with both of our strong willed women of our familys. It was an exciting weekend!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Historical Moment!

May 1, 2011 will be now placed in U.S. history book! After tens years of defending for those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, Justice has been served. Osama bin Laden was announced dead. This is a day that every men and women that serve in our armed forces live to hear. This man is responsible for the death of many innocent people and those defending for our country. Obama made a well commenced speech last night that bought america together as one. Patriotism is at its fullest. I am proud to be an America.