Music Monday-Christmas Edition 

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving this year! I am sure the feast of turkey, stuffing, mash potatoes, and much more was delightful. Unfortunately, my dinner consisted of munching on canned mackerel, but I was still thankful to be with family. With Thanksgiving behind us and with December fast approaching this can mean only…

Destination Samoa

You are planning your next big adventure. The computer is buzzing as you zoom through possible destinations. Maybe Italy…. Oh! How about Mexico? No, no, no Thailand is the place to go. Let me stop you right there! Why not Samoa? Not Somalia… Samoa. Yes the beautiful country smack dab in the middle of the…

Music Monday – O Oe Lo’u Uo Moni

This series has been dominated by covers of pop songs, but not today. This Monday you get a treat straight from Samoa. O Oe Lo’u Uo Moni is song rich with emotion. Love songs run the show here, so this as you can guess is about love. If you are having a rough start to…

Top 10 Blogging Tips I Have Learned

We often forget how powerful the art of storytelling truly is. For thousands of years knowledge wasn’t passed down by book, but verbally. People would sit in crowds to here an orator share his/her story. Today, the art form has changed, but it is still the same at its core. “You have something quite unique…

Music Monday – Faithfully

Happy Monday Everyone! Music has always been a large part of my life. Some of my fondest memories are riding in the car with my mom singing at the top of our lungs to some cheesy 80’s song. My mom had a profound impact on my musical taste. She is responsible for Queen, Prince, INXS,…

Music Monday – Just an Illusion

Riding the bus, walking down the road, or shopping in Apia you can’t escape the music stylings of Julia Zahra. At this very moment my little brother is singing the song from memory as he prepares for school. In a twist of fate the young dutch singer’s song found its way to Samoa. No one…

Dang, Coming Home is Strange

When a Blog Takes You Home pt. Deux It was early morning, the time of morning when your brain settles into a zombie like state. I sat uncomfortably in a chair floating high above the Pacific Ocean. My head was propped against the cold and uninviting plane window. I grew concerned in my stupor when…

When a Blog Takes You Home Pt. 1

August 18th, 2016: Dear William, (They went with my first name, typical right?) Congratulations! You have been selected as a winner of the 2016 Blog it Home contest…….. My reaction:  *Screams like little girl* What is the blog it home contest? Read here Why was I so surprised? Short story time: I sat nervously in a…