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~ Hafa Adai ~
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Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy Holidays!

Happy New Year from around the Pacific! May the year 2011 bring you many blessings filled with much love, joy, peace, and happiness!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! - English
Filis Añu Nuebo! – Chamorro
Feliz Año Nuevo! – Spanish
Engan ke ya sasu! - Kosraean
Gung Hay Fat Choy – Chinese
Ungil Beches Er Rak! – Palauan
Selsalan Ebéach e duw! – Yapese
Peren En Parakapw! – Pohnpeian
Hauoli Makahiki Hou – Hawaiian
Pwapwan Ei Ier Mi Fo – Chuukese
Sehe Bokmanee Bateuseyo! – Korean
Maligayang Bagong Taon – Tagalog
Cung-Chuc Tan-Xuan! – Vietnamese
Jeramman ilo iio in ekaal! – Marshallese
Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu – Japanese
Ameseighil ubwutiiwel Layúi Luugh me raagh féé! – Carolinian


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Merry Christmas from around the Pacific!

~Felis Pasgua (Chamorro)
~Maligayan Pasko (Tagalog)
~Peren en Krismas (Pohnpeian)
~Monono ilo raaneoan Nejin (Marshallese)
~Falang e Baynag (Yapese)
~Tok Tapeng (Kosraean)
~Ungil Kurismas (Palauan)
~Pwapwan Kirisimas (Chuukese)
~Mele Kalikimaka (Hawaiian)
~Ameseighil ubwutiiwel Layi Luugh me raagh fee (Carolinian)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

A Thanksgiving Poem

T hanksgiving is the time for all
H ere and abroad
A ll over the world
N ear and far
K eeping the gratitude
S hown in all that we do by
G iving and caring
I n different ways that leave
V ery memorable thoughts
I n the kindest of ways
N ot just this time of the year, but always --
G od Bless you!
(c)mnrivera

Yona, Guam

INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE: Have a Happy Thanksgiving with family and friends!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

A Halloween Poem

H appy Halloween and be safe
A s we venture into the night
L ooking to see the fright sights
L urking around us
O n this holiday kids love
W ith much delight!
E ating sweet treats
E ndlessly until it's over -
N ow we can splurge until midnight!
(c)mnrivera

Yona, Guam

INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE: Have a safe Halloween!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Best Friends Forever

Best friends forever,
That’s what we said.
Nothing whatsoever,
Is left unsaid.

Since the day that met
We both had accept,
That promises and secrets
Are always kept.

Near or far,
Wherever we are.
Our friendship will last,
Just like it did in the past.
©Camille Glory
Dededo,Guam

Inspirational Message: It doesn’t matter how far you and your friend can be, just remember the “friendship” is never that far.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

SONS

My time with you is precious
With every beat of my veins.
You both grow so fast
Like weeds above the stone wall.

I wish you love, memories and opportunity
To be the men I know you will become.
My sons are what you are called by some.
My rock and roots are what you have done
To plant my love like an oak.
Hard and strong it will remain
That won’t bend with a typhoon.

Although through time I will get old and wither
My love for you will always get bigger.
It’s time to let you grow now
I hope the world will not smother you.

Just remember sons,
I love you both
Like no other.
Goodnight…
Love your mother.
©KBellucci
Santa Rita, Guam

INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE: Time flies but your mom’s love never dies!

Friday, July 9, 2010

MY HEART GOES TO GUAM

If I'd wander my way back to Guam
I'd sit and listen to those Island Palms
They'd say here begins America's day

I can see the lovely sunset at Tumon Bay
The ocean waves breaking over the reefs
There on the beach I think of my beliefs
Oh, beautiful Island of the Virgin Mary
Her footstep on the ocean I can carry

I honor the patriotic people living there
They'll always be a part of me as I share
I'll tell you of their struggle for freedom
In the Great War they'd find their wisdom

I felt the warm tropical air on my face
My view from a ridge of this mystic place
The rolling hills look so gentle and calm
Thinking is my way to go back to Guam.
©Rick Sadler

Friday, April 30, 2010

HOME

It's where I was raised.
It's where the beautiful beaches are.
It's where the beautiful sunrises and sunsets are.
It's where the amazing sights are.
It's where the delicious foods are cooked.
It's where I met the amazing people in my life.
It's where I met the love of my life.
It's where I will always come back to.
It's where America's day begins.
It's where home is – GUAM.

©jsumbang
Dededo, Guam

Inspirational Message: No matter where you leave off to college, a permanent job, deployment, etc., home is where the heart is. Nothing beats home. It’s where childhood memories will always be. Never forget where you’re from and where you grew up.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Backseat Passenger

As we ride in this car called life,
we never know where we will start,
when the ride will end, or where it is headed.

She was seventeen, and I was still the wondering boy at six.
One time, she slammed my hand between the car and the door.
Bruised and angry, I walked into the backseat, awaiting departure.

Our car may not be in the best shape;
some people's cars are more improved because they're rich.
They could be lined with the nicest rims, a steady engine,
and the nicest color a six year old boy could ever ask for.

Then again, some cars are in horrible condition.
It may have no aircon, a missing wheel, and not enough money for a spare tire.
Love it or hate it, it is still your life.

However, our car is pretty decent, enough to get us around.
Average tires, average rims,
and a spectacular love for it.

We sit idly by as we watch God take the drivers seat.
He chooses when to start the car, when the ride will end,
or where He wants us to go.

The ride will always be fun.
Exchanging pennies for stories and thoughts will never grow old.
Tragedies, comedies, memories, and then some.
These are the moments which really make me enjoy these car rides.

We don't when when our time will come.
Maybe one day we will start swerving,
Sure we'll panic, but what else can we do?

There are no air bags, you will have my arms to embrace you.
There's no insurance, you have my words to say, "Everything is going to be alright."

Whenever God decides to finally end this car ride,
you will always have me to be your backseat passenger, big sister.

©Fred Varias
Maite, Guam

Inspirational message: Sometimes, life isn't about why we are here, where we will go, or when will we die. Life is just about enjoying the ride God has blessed us with.