Archives for February 2011

Back in Samoa

I am now back in Samoa and all go, go, go sorting things!

  • Debbie is now living in Paradise (YAY!)
  • We sold the Go Kiwi clients
  • We’re now the proud owners of a stretched limo, shortly coming up to Samoa for marketing purposes.

A lot has happened in a few days!

Guests Alastair Galpin & Carl Emerson are arriving tomorrow which we all look forward to.

PM’s last letter

Rarely will you see such a public thrashing of a major journalist as this

THE SCORE:

Tuila’epa:3
John Campbell:0

Game, set and match.

For background on this extraordinary public spat and John Campbell’s public humiliation have a look at my commentary:

Tourism picks up in paradise [cough, cough]

I’m not sure which planet these guys are on – I think it may be the “SPINning” planet!

Tourism picks up in paradise

 

Picking up a wife

I’m on my way to another country to pick up a wife.

(My one actually, not another one!)

Cool eh? She’s sold up her car and packed all her bags to join me in paradise . . . hmmm . . . well that’s what they call Samoa in the marketing brochures anyway!

See you all at the Kiwi Hotel, Queens Street tonight! RSVP to Debbie 021-174-0174 if you’re coming!

 

Understatement of the year

This has to be the understatement of the year:

There’s definitely a need for some innovation

Bev Barlow, Aggie Grey’s, Samoa.

Principles are few

Smart guy Ralph Waldo Emerson said:

“As to methods there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble.”

He’s onto it but so am I here:

Spectacular

Ministry of Police and Prisons

The Samoan Police have a new website.

PLEASE – BE WARNED!!!! Do not have anything in your mouth when you look at it, you’ll swallow, cough or choke or die laughing. The animated GIF might be a clue as to what follows.

I refuse to make professional comment in a public forum, other than to congratulate them – at least they have one now!

 

All About Principles

Smart guy, American philosopher, essayist, poet & lecturer, Ralph Waldo Emerson had something important to say about principles: [Read more…]

14. Walk the land

The fourteenth and last principle I mention here, is one that I have applied in Samoa from the start. For some reason I really love and understand the idea of Walking the Land as much as any other principle! It applies to both physical land and conceptual territory. [Read more…]