Sunsets and Segaula

Pepatupe Tuiolosega Ino

The beautiful Pepatupe Tuiolosega Ino is known in the village by several names. Most call her ‘Segaula’, or just ‘Sega’, and others like to call her ‘One Samoana Scrabble addict’. My favorite title for her, though, is ‘Teacher‘.. because even though she’s way chill and can run her kalepe with the best of them, you can’t help but have a lotta respect for this lady… and it’s not only because she really is our Samoan language teacher in the ville. There’s just something about our Teine o le Segaula!

How did you find One Samoana?

I was on bebo cruzing around and I came across this guy name Maosi. He added me on bebo so we chat. And then he wrote a blog about something (I forgot what it was lol) and I was commenting on his blog. Oh then I asked him if he had some more blogs then he ask me for my email. And he send me an invite for One Samoana and then wahlah here I am. Never miss a day from then on.

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

The funniest thing is the way the natives are stuck on the forums. Some natives comes up with some craziest topics and questions that I never heard before. Some are educational and some are I don’t know how to label it lol. But hey its all good the forums is the place for me. Sometimes when I’m mad and frustrated from my jobs or my family this is where I relieve my stress.


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

I’m so proud to know and understand my language. It comes in handy for both of my job. Living in Hawaii, which is life, is so expensive now days. I definitely need a second job, so that’s why I have my main job and a part time job. My main job is I work at one of the prison. Sometimes they need me to interpret whenever an inmate needs a Samoan to explain what’s going on. Sometimes the things they do and how they get to where they are makes my heart break. Just last week I was called in to explain something to one inmate. I read through his file oh my goodness I wanted to cry but I had to hold it back. In his file it said that the wife set him up. He had like about three more months to go. Apparently the wife files a TRO on him. So he wasn’t allow near her or the kids. This man was suppose to go to work but the wife called him and told him that one of his kids is very sick and his asking for him. So off course, who wouldn’t fall for that? She promises not to report him. So he decided to go see his son. He got to the house and the wife send the younger son to open the gate. The wife showed him the room and he went in. He was talking to his son for about 20 to 30 minutes the next thing he know the police was at the house to pick him up. So now they gave him five more years. And my other job at the airport helps too. Working for Air Pacific on the Apia flight. When Samoans comes through with three overweight bags. And my non speaking Samoan co-workers gave up on explaining that your only allow two bags that weight no more then 23 kilos. Then that will be my turn to jump in and explain. I think I should stop right here ill finish this session later lol….

Tell us about your passion/hobby/work

Well I don’t know about passion but you guys already know my work. And my favorite hobby is writing. I love to write about anything and everything. I’m on my second book but I don’t like to share lol. Don’t ask me why. Everywhere I go I see something and I start brainstorming. And start writing as soon as I get to a paper and pen. Yes that’s me weird and all.

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

Well this past summer I got to spend time with my son, nephews and my newborn niece. Between me and my brothers and sisters we came up with six boys and one girl oh and one more on the way. Don’t know if it’s a boy or a girl yet. Anyways I became attach to my niece. So I decided that I’m going to throw her first birthday party off course with the help of her parent’s lol… So that’s the project that I’m working on right now.

Your final thoughts and shout outs:

First of all I would like to give thanks to our heavenly father for leading me to this site. And thank you HGG for the interview and for coming up with this site that I become to love and adore. So far I’ve met a lot of cool and interesting people. I’ve met so many people across the four corner of the world. I hope someday we can all meet up and hang out for a day or two if we all agree let me know lol…. And last but not least I would like to make a shoutout to all the natives that are stuck on this site just like me.


HGG Notes about Segaula:

* Mz Sega’s son (right) is a real cutie!
* Stop by her faleo’o for a visit, and don’t forget to sign her guestbook while you’re there.
* Check out her story telling skills over at her Ala Mai blog.
* I think she’s at her best when she’s writing fagogo, or Samoan stories…the kind about llluuuurrve, like this gem: E Uliuli le Tu’u’u ae Otagia
* COMING SOON: Ms Sega’s got a new fagogo in the works and it’s gooood. Stay tuned!
* Did you know she takes photos of sunsets? As one of our friendly neighbourhood Admins, she made a page one time to practice her code skills, and it shows off some of the beautiful images she captured.
* Remember to stop by her Samoan Language School and sign up for lessons! Or, if your Fa’asamoa is already number-1-ace, Ms Sega could always use another teacher aid. 🙂

0 thoughts on “Sunsets and Segaula

  1. Malo Sega! beautifiul ‘spot’… 🙂 and shux.. can’t get over the ex-wife setting up story… kalofae!!!! people need to forgive more!!!!!

    anyways, love you sega!!

  2. Yiiha; – I love this fafine, she keeps me sane in here, hahaaha, hahaaha and IM’ one not to be {most} times up in here, always in flares. hahaaha, hahahaa. that part where we meet up for one day (or) two, I like; – that, IM’ hoping, it’s daah time, our ‘own’ is crown Miss World, heck man; – I’ll be celebrating, daah HOLE three years she is entitled, you know what IM’ saying. hahaaha, hahaaha honest! xox LOVE SEGA, IM’ wrapped you’re one of online One-Samoana sistoa! 🙂

  3. LMAO @ Scrabble addict… me an addict lol… if you say so sis…. ha ha ha…. Hi Lilah i love you too…. im always here to help you out on translating lol….

    and Lifi… i miss you in the village brother…. and yes people do need to forgive… and love you too Lifi…

    thanks for reading…. Alofas for you all… 🙂

  4. awe yaaaay Ms Sega! 🙂
    Looove it, darhls! and yes, love it wen you’re writing the samoan stories and especially ur fagogos. Keep them coming sis. 🙂

  5. wooohhoooo 4 Ms. Sega!

    Another ol skool native dat i remember use to and still does those sneaky ones in the forums wit her onliners & mayun me me crack up 4 dayz! hehehe..

    Luv Luv Luv the stories u share with us especially abowt workin in the prisonz! Hella interesting sega!

    Much luvz xox

  6. Hey Hana…. like Chi said working on another one… ill post it up as soon as i get there lol….

    LOL @ Miss Hood… *looking at you* i learned from the best lol…. thanks for stopping by….

  7. Sega the faiaoga of the Au Kalepe! Lmao suga maka’ukia le magaia o lou aka, koekiki a ou le iloaga le aulelei o si faiaoga LOL. Loving the interview suga, hope all is well on ur side. Much love!

  8. hi there…

    @ Kolokea faiaku so’o lol…. o lae kau su’e le queen o le scrabble e le’o a;u ha ha ha… thanks im glad you all enjoy my faagogo…. 🙂

    @ Lina… Talofa lava… se pe eke ula ea lol… all is well on my side hope yours too… 🙂

    alofa atu mo outou uma…. 🙂

  9. omg just had time to read all the native spots in here….im so so behind….kalu a ga ifa le koalua le koe ogoogo mai le samoana…le vaega le au kalepe malo suga….fefe kai kaisi la oe ia……lmaooooooo poo fea uma le vaega o kalepe a ea…ua mou aku lava…lol

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