Social skills play a key role in doing effective communication. It is imperative to guide its development from a very young age. But how can parents enhance these social skills? How are baby coos facilitated to turn into sentences? Our social skills may have started developing right when we were still in our mothers’ wombs. Mysterious as it may seem, human…

Culture and food never fail to acquaint me to a remarkable holiday trip. Early this year, I got hold of both in just one sitting. In revisiting my better half’s hometown, we got invited at the Samoa Tradition Resort. I delighted in people eating fire and I got to taste the authentic palusami and oka. Samoa Tradition Resort, situated at Ululoloa, Apia,…

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Siva afi, or fire knife dancing is a tradition rooted in Samoan culture that incorporates the Samoan weapon nifo oti, or war knife. Our tribal performers twirl the weapon and showcase other acrobatic tricks that will have you on the edge of your seat as they literally set the stage on fire! –History of Polynesians Performances The 17th Annual International…

Robert Kiyosaki wrote in his book, “Rich Dad, Poor Dad“, “Financial freedom is attained when your passive income is computed larger in figures than your active income.” This clause justifies a follow-up thought. In order to achieve financial freedom, then we must find ways to earn passive income. Congratulations! This post is all about that! You clicked on this title…

Social media greatly contributes to this generation’s cluelessness on serendipity, confrontation and identity. As of June 2017, 51% of the world has internet access. And it’s more than half of the world expecting a like or a share of what they recently posted. Somehow, Black Mirror, a stand-alone drama series, had featured a mind-boggling story on how we rely so…

ARRIVING AND DEPARTING FALEOLO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ‘Talofa!’ is how Samoans greet you welcome. But the first ‘welcome to Samoa’ comes forth as soon as one exits the plane and feels the warm tropical air, especially when coming from the middle of winter. With my most recent visit, passing through their Customs and Immigration was very strict. Twice an officer asked me to…