Battle Ram Buxter


Time to kick off our 2011 Native Spot feature with some serious inspiration. My friend Buxter, who is also known as Sinapati Tomuli, who we discovered a little while ago is also pretty close family to me, has spent his life battling some incredible circumstances. Three major car accidents back in his youth – any one of them should have killed him, he says – then the passing of his beloved father in ’95, then, the kind of critical illnesses that keeps him bedridden and hospitalised, countless surgeries on his throat and heart, and then the very recent passing of his precious mother (only a couple months ago), it’s not an exaggeration at all to wonder how this man is still alive. The real miracle, though, is when you get to know him and realize that somehow… in spite of his life, Buxter is happy. How does he explain it? “Well I did pray and tell the Lord that if indeed He DOES have a purpose for me on this earth then I will endure any suffering for His glory, so here I am cuz!” What more can we say to that but Praise the Lord and Amene!


Melbourne ,Victoria, Australia

How did you find One Samoana?

I heard about it from online friends

What’s the funniest/craziest thing you ever witnessed/did in the village?

Well I wouldn’t say it was funny or crazy, but I would always try and geek it in 1samoana, try out different codes……etc….not funny or crazy, but certainly very frustrating!…I wanna be a geek!….LOL…


What’s an experience you had that made you SO proud to be Samoan?

Well there isn’t just one experience I can pin it down too, there’s a whole combination of them, and all of them involve LOVE….the love and respect that we have for one another not only in our families but AS Samoans makes me very proud to be a Samoan

Tell us about your passion/hobby/work

Well, being a very sick person, I am not able to work, but my only passion is to try and be an inspiration to everyone that I meet online and get to know me, as I am constantly in an dout of hospital as some of you may know, but in all that, I have not a worry in the world as I know, God always has my back, all I have to do is believe and have faith in Him.

Whats a project you’re working on that you want everybody to know about?

I don’t have anything that I’m working on at the moment, but you’ll all know when and if I do.

Your final thoughts and shout outs:

Well I’d like acknowledge and thank the owner of this site, my cousin and very dear friend Hamo Geek Girl, thank you cuz, for having me as part of your team, I am honoured to be part of your team, and also for the love and support given to me from my fellow team members, to all my family here in 1samoana….thank you and I love you all and last but not least, a special thank you to all the natives of 1Samoana, thank you for your love and support, for without you, there is no 1Samoana, God bless you all!.

HGG Notes about Buxter:

* Anyone who used to follow the Heman cartoon (go on, lets all show our age together) will remember the Battle Ram (right). The way Bux endures the challenges in his life reminds me of the power and brut force of this pretty cool piece of animated machinery.
* Bux was probably the first person in the ville to pimp the structure of his faleo’o with themeworx codes. Check out the twinkling stars and the soaring eagle on his beautiful page.
* The Buxter has put a lot of work into his Samoan Food Recipes group. Check out the huge collection of recipes he’s gathered from.. well, everywhere! …plus some pretty mouthwatering photos.. mmmmm….
* He’s one of our more conservative Admins in the ville, which helps to balance the mix of personalities we’ve got taking care of things around here. He’s also the one with the most questions for me in my inbox! Lucky I love questions 😀
* Thank you cuz for everything you bring to the ville, for your patience with me esp when I’m not in a very generous or charitable mood (as hard as it must be for people to believe that even I have my off days lol) and most of all for the example you are of faith and endurance and just staying positive. I still don’t know how you do it, but I hope to one day be blessed with even half the courage you have. Much alofas… you’re always in my prayers 🙂 .

0 thoughts on “Battle Ram Buxter

  1. Oh’ – I know BUCKIE in the realz, hehe.. HEY! -cuz-..
    Love your native spot, Happy New Years, again..
    & in shearing, much love to you and prayers for everything,..
    I know you’re a GOOD man BUCKIE, God bless and have a wonderful year *2011*, rock – rock.. 😀 xox`

    Oh’ my GOSH, I did not know you’re related to *GG* hehee, hehee..
    what a small World, & *GG* has off days, I didn’t know that..

    Sorry, sorry that you do, love you always.. hehee…



  3. Wow an inspiring story indeed of faithfulness and loyalty to the Lord above and to this mans existence. I can’t sit here and honestly say when tragedy strikes I am faithful in the Lord even though I whole heartedly should be. I do however come around. Reading this humbles me and reminds me to take my ego out of situations and just let God do his work. Fa’afetai Lava for this and for Buxter. Jahs Bless! Mimi Devoux in Seattle, WA


    One ov the many respected natives here on 1samoana! Most def gotta give props to the man himself and watta trooper he is! *hi 5z*

    Congratz on also being the 1st celebrity on the Native Spot for 2011!

    Take keaz & God Bless

  5. I have been looking for this man for years now, I used to go to Hagley High School in Christchurch with him back in the seventies, a very good friend of mine, and when I finished school back in 1979, that was the last time I saw him or even heard from him, and Im so glad to know that he is still around…well my friend SINAPATI TOMULI…as I know him…if you ever see this note…please try and contact me on my email address:, or even call me on my mobile 64210787773…alofa aku sole mo oe ma le aiga…Tuilavasii Tom Aiono.

  6. wow, Ive always seen your name around the ville, welcoming new comers, and now Im glad to have had the privilege of learning a little bit more about you you Buxter! Thank you so much for reminding me, that despite our hardships in life, there is always a silver lining to the cloud….God is good!

    Awesome read bro….indeed and inspiration for me!

  7. Awwww hey, thank you all for your comments. I am over the moon that I have at least been an inspiration to ONE person! Maybe that is my purose here on earth, is to be an inspiration to others! Tom my old friend, I thank God that this native spot has enabled us to hook up again, it has certainly been too long! Oh and I forgot to mention in my acknowledgements, my beautiful family, who without their love and support I probably would not be the person I am today….thank you family! I love you all very much! Thank you all my 1Samoana family! I love you all!…God bless you all!

  8. AHHHH I love you too Brother Bux…. One of my favorite native and co-admin lol… thanks for the friendship Bux… Hope we meet up some day… And to God be the glory for all his love upon us all…. and congratz on the first native of 2011 to be featured….. GOD BLESS YOU AND THE AIGA…. 🙂

  9. Wow!! no wonder you’re happy in-spite of all circumstances.. such faith and confidence in our God for He is the God who healeth thee He is the Lord our healer, he spoke the Word and healeth our disease He is the Lord our Healer.

    Now I see why you always consistence with your postings.. a true inspiration..God bless and abide with you still

  10. BUXTER! Funny guy and as one of the natives (HOODIE) mentioned above, he’s one of the most respected natives on 1Samoana! Le kamaloa with the recipes 🙂

    Awesome read and way to keep the faith bro! xx

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