The festive season is still in full swing. Its now the first day of 2009.
I’m in Lefaga, Savaia – This palagi man has set up an internet cafe next to my dad’s house and if I knew about this place earlier, I would live here.
5 People died in Samoa on Christmas, from Alcohol related causes.
My heart and soul goes out to the families affected.
I decided to have a quiet Christmas drink with my aunty Fam, we’ve figured out that Baileys and Midori feels really good in the heat (since we’ve graduated from the Cold Vailima’s to the Warm ones because we “think” the buzz is kinda better) and the vomiting or the sensation of burping out a bottle of cold vailima was enough deterrant to keep us from plain beer, so we chilled out and listening to Jerome Grey & Lauryn Hill with our “ultra sheek bailey’s (mint)/midori & vailima cocktail” – i felt like a sex-in-the-city character, and when I think about it, thats kinda wrong.
We’ve been addicted to a Korean Soap Drama “Jewel in the Palace”, and ever since Fam decided to quit from Sunrise (Chinese Restaurant) I’ve had the coolest partner to watch this suck-ass soap that’s along the lines of Gulong, Sa Piling Mo etc etc.
I enjoyed X-mas, even thought my heart and soul were with my loved ones back in Melbourne, I was more than happy to have spent x-mas at home with my nana and my aunt. It couldn’t have been better.
So, on boxing day, my nana was listening to radio and called me over, I went to listen, and Talofa FM spent most of the morning talking about the 5 deceased on X-mas night, while I was drinking and laughing with Aunt.
Kinda sucks, because I felt bad to ask her if I could go out on New Years Eve after she had a long-winded opinion about children ”these days”.
The days in between were a blur, our normal routine.
My dad is here to build a house for his family in Lefaga, and he came to pick me up, I hadn’t seen him in ages and I was still a bit angry at him. (read previous entries of my blog)
My “being” here, speaks more words.
So, here I am, with my father, in Kuabacks. On the first day of 2009.
I’m letting go of any harsh feelings of last year.
(and so, as that part of my dies, we’ll bump up the death toll to 6)