Archives for 25 August, 2011

Dumb Samoans, Dumb Palagi

Apia bus terminal

Apia Bus Terminal. The bus will get here when it gets here . . . OK?

The cross-cultural thing here in Samoa is huge. Engaging with a third world country has been and is still a real challenge for us, and for Kiwis and Australians, just slipping up to Paradise is fraught with cultural danger. Here are a few cross-cultural exchanges with the thinking process behind each culture. It happens here every day!

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A great comparison

Samoan Church bell

A couple of Samoa church bells - hit with a steel

I stumbled upon a great comparison of the Western culture vs the Samoan culture while “working” today . . . [Read more…]