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~ Hafa Adai ~
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Sunday, June 26, 2016

What Matters to Me

My name is Aurianna Morellano
and I am full filipino
But I was born and raised on Guam
I love the food here
I love the beautiful beaches
I love the hot sun
I still love being filipino
No I don’t eat dog
No I am not a FOB

I know my culture likes balut
But I don’t like that
I like the juicy BBQ
And the different types of kelaguen
We have the most beautiful sunsets
and the most beautiful island
(c) amorellano

INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE:  What I love is what matters to me.

GUMMY BEARS

It's so dull and lonely
It's like time is moving slowly
Everything I see is gray
OMG! It's so boring today
I don't know what to do anymore
It is not the day I hoped for
But then I hear my mother arrive
Then I feel like I'm becoming alive
I quickly descend from the stairs
To see my mother with a pack of gummy bears
Then suddenly life became so colorful
And I became hopeful
(c) Samantha Pineda

Village:  Dededo, Guam

INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE:  Enjoy the little things in your life.

HEY PAPA

Papa I miss you
Cause you were the glue
To our family of four
The family I longed for
Without you here 
My head feels unclear
So come back to us
So there won't be a fuss
I hope to see you soon
So there won't be a fuss
I hope to see you soon
So you can make me another animal balloon
Remember I'll love you forever 
And I'll talk to you whenever
(c) Samantha Pineda

Village:  Dededo, Guam

INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE:  Cherish the moments you have with the people you love.

BARBIE

Many think I have a perfect life
Many think I am lucky
Many think I have it all
Yes, I may have a dream house
Yes, I may have friends
And yes, I may have Ken
But the one thing I desperately want
The one thing I really need
The one thing I will never have
Is a soul...A soul that will make me human
A soul that will make me feel REAL.
(c) Samantha Pineda

Village:  Dededo, Guam

INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE:  Don’t let others define you.

THE BOY IN THE GREEN JACKET

The boy in the green jacket
 I want to have a picture with you in my locket 
 You wear a smile that melts my heart 
 If you were an item I would add you to my cart

 Whenever I see you my heart skips a beat
 I wish you’d just sweep me off my feet
 You are the sun, the moon, and the stars
 If you ever leave it will give me scars 

 You make me blush in fifty shades of pink 
 That’s how I know you’re my missing link
 I hope this message reaches you 
 So that you’ll know my love is true.
(c) Samantha Pineda

Village:  Dededo, Guam

INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE:  Don’t be afraid to express your feelings.

Monday, June 13, 2016

The PIBBA Way

Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association

Loving the Pacific Way on our heavenly islands 
Where we promote bilingual-bicultural activities 
From gorgeous Guam to lovely CNMI
To spectacular Palau and the enduring Marshall Islands
From mysterious Hawaii to flourishing American Samoa 
Magical Pohnpei
Sleepy Kosrae
Glorious Chuuk 
Natural and Colorful Yap.

What is ours
What we have
What we share
And to give more.

Håfa iyo-ta,
Håfa guinahå-ta,
Håfa Ta Påtte, 
Ya u ta n’ai mas.

A ike el dikesed e klokled
A ike el ngar er ngii er kid
A ike el dolecholt e merous
Me a lmuut el sebeched el odars

Ta eo ej ad
Ta eo ippād
Ta eo jej leto-letak
Im an lelok elaplok.

No mākou pono’ī
E loa’a
E ka’ana
E hā’awi aku

O a'u mea
O mea o lo'o ia te a'u
O mea ou te fa'asoa
Ou te foa'i atu

Dahme atail
Dahme ai
Dahme kitail sapenki
en kihwei me lap

Meac  lasr
Meac oasr lasr
Meac kuht aipeisi kac
Ac sang yohk liki met ah

Meet aach
Meet mei wor reech
Meet si aa-affengen
Sipwe fargunus.

Meka yash
Meka fasiul yash
Meka si getapetap fengan iyang
Me yash mweoliu.

Experience the culture
Experience the language
Experience the splendor
Experience the tradition.

Iokwe, raan annim, kaselehhlia, alii, aloha
Olomwaay, hafa dei, tuwoh, mogethin, talofa

Join us
Share the knowledge
Share the richness
From the pillars of our people
And the cultural wisdom that abound us as FAMILIA
The Pacific Way
The PIBBA Way.
(c)mnrivera

Village:  Yona, Guam

*Palauan, Marshallese, Hawaiian, Samoan, Pohnpeian, Kosraen, Chuukese, and Yapese translation contributors:  Dr. Sauoleola Tanu, Senator Shelten G. Neth, Alister Tolenoa, Cheta Anien, Rachel Ngiruos, Professor Iwalani Koide, Paulina Yourupi-Sandy, and Jana-Lynn Soulmai.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Celebrate National Poetry Month!

This April marks the 20th anniversary of National Poetry Month, which was inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. Over the years, National Poetry Month has become the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture.

Source:  www.poets.org

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Literacy Thoughts

L iteracy
I  n all content areas
T aking place front and center
E verywhere in education
R eading and writing
A chieving goals, it helps us to do
C onnecting and collaborating, we get the clue
Y ou, exposing students to literacy in all areas
©VeraDC

Village:  Ordot, Guam

INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE:  Literacy matters.


Creativity

Creativity!  I miss you!
Colors, shapes, emotions, feelings
Where have you gone?
Days are slow and boring
Sometimes, maybe…snoring
Creativity, come back to me
Help me find my smile
Have you around, worthwhile
Creativity, I miss you!
©VeraDC 

Village:  Ordot, Guam

INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE:  Creativity is fulfilling.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

MY POETRY

My imagination runs wild,
As I grab a pen and write away.
The emotions linger about,
Pushing me to set it free.
It shall be set free in the words that I write.
It shall be set free in the feelings that I express.
It shall be set free, just by knowing it is mine.
My own thoughts,
My own words,
My own feelings --
That in itself is poetry,
Whether it is liked by others or not;
I know this to be true,
That as long as it is dear to my heart,
It's as special as can be,
And no one can deny that it is poetry!
©mnrivera
Yona, Guam

INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE: Poetry comes naturally from thy heart.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year from around the Pacific!



Happy New Year from around the Pacific! May the year 2016 bring you many blessings filled with much love, joy, peace, and happiness!

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

Image source: howtolearn.com