Tag Archives: Samoa

Last Day in Faleasao, again

Ha! I totally should’ve known that the boat wouldn’t be here today. Of course! So we get to spend one more beautiful day in the village; we should be leaving tomorrow morning though. Last week I found a pack of … Continue reading

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Tofa Soifua, Manu’atele

Tonight is the last night we will spend in our house in Faleasao. Our bags are packed. The boat is (supposedly) coming tomorrow. Oh gosh are you guys crying? You should be. It’s real sad. We turned in our classroom … Continue reading

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Feisty Incoming-Fresh(wo)man Tells It Like It Is

This is a paragraph taken from a placement exam essay written by an eighth grade student. ASCC is the local college. I can’t even tell you how happy this makes me (and a little disappointed that I won’t have the … Continue reading

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The Not-So-Simple Present and Teenage Dreams

I’ve been doing a lot of grammar drills and practice with my mainstream (lower-level) sophomores lately. A lot of these kids are at a pretty distinct academic disadvantage because their English skills are very low. One of the larger points … Continue reading

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The Fa’amalosi Post

The Saturday after Valentine’s Day, I was feeling particularly down about a lot of the day-to-day frustrations of life here.  I was sweeping our yard in preparation of bingo and one thought led to another and then another until I … Continue reading

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Cyclone Tusi (1987) | Sa

The Beard posted a great recap of our Christmas adventures on the islands of Savai’i and Upolu in (Independent) Samoa on his blog, so I will refrain from writing more about how awesome “the other Samoa” is. (He also posted … Continue reading

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Apia, Samoa

Due to a slight mix-up at Polynesian Air, our Spring Break vacation to the island of Upolo in Western Samoa was shortened to 2 days. Of course, being the easy-going island folks that we are, we shrugged it off and … Continue reading

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Spring (Fall?) (Rainy Season?) Break!

Well, school’s out and you know what that means: one glorious week of the Big Island, internet, and restaurants! Yay! Wes flew in to Tutuila on Wednesday to attend the island-wide Science Fair with his students. (One of his kids … Continue reading

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Warning: This post not for the faint of heart

Happy Valentine’s Day from AmSam! I’m sure my day of cutting out hundreds of construction paper hearts and cleaning glue off of every surface of my classroom beats your fancy restaurant date and flowers, so I won’t brag too much … Continue reading

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This is (American) Samoa

After several frustratingly unsuccessful attempts to leave Ta’u, we finally made it to Tutuila on Sunday. We had a lovely two-day WorldTeach mid-service conference and now we are free to frolic about on the paved roads. Our first order of … Continue reading

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