Mysterious plant

Look over there, a plant, something really beautiful. I really want to grow this in a beautiful place I have set aside. I can feel that this plant can last all four seasons. I got this plant now. I placed it in that special place I placed aside. It looks beautiful. I feed it some…

Open your eyes

Constant change in answers A lie is making its way No need to prove your innocents Your face; bullshit being engraved Best friend, a wife, your girl Your longtime, your lifeline Accepting; truths by you Trust that’s still until you reveal Digging pain; oozing like rain Sly, being a lie Good behind the books Degrading…

Scars

Mark(s) of absences, Mark(s) of hope, Mark(s) that tore us, not too sure; for better or for worse? A mark that left us with rivering pain, A mark that stained us till this very day We move with life, we move with the pain; the marks that never seemed to leave us; permanent and insane….

There no need to question 

There is no question when you know love There is no question when you know it’s absolute  There is no question when you know it’s real  There is no question when you know it’s sealed  There is no question.  There is no question when culture(s) are involved There is no question when tradition(s) take control There…

Pick yourself up

You, Indecisive about the news You, turning towards abortion You, nervous, scared and worried You, not ready for this blessing You, accepting the news You, turning away from abortion You, ready to talk to your parents You, excited and happy to be a dad You, sharing the news You, talking about being a family You,…

Notion of respect is important: Disability

Disability does not mean a person is mutated The label ‘disabled’ and handicap’ placed upon these gifted and talented children are far from an inclusive environment, it’s beyond cruel, its barbarous. I am appalled by the amount of heartless and cold-blooded humans on this earth, I am sorry but I am sensitive towards such matters….

Studying – not my future; not

Education a trend existing in the 21st century, a trend that delivered no voice – phenomenon of the past. Education was an era of importance; between the hammer and the anvil, it was the way life continued to be. Personally, education was a denoting equivalence of the society; a meaningless purpose. Reflecting to my kainga,…

What part of the body am I ?

I am connected to myself I pump dark red substances around in circular motion, The art which plays a huge part in my life. I care about important things, people and places, The trace that fills the empty spaces. I carry passion and love, A expression of doves that flies up in the skies, Peeking…

LOVE WITH OUR EYES OPEN

Falling in love is such a challenging aspect in life. We manage to have exceeding trust in others and offer our hearts towards a commitment. The expectation to giving our hearts is for love to be an everlasting joy and happiness. In the history of love, we have come to know that it can hurt,…

Believe in yourself

This world we live in, we are becoming so hegemonic to the attitudes and niches of the growing culture. This picture captures how we are in this society. We have become followers of the so called easy way out; and have shadowed in path of others. We picture a brick wall as a barrier and…

You think you know me

  I’ve always been told I’m so happy Little do they know, most of the time it’s just a mask. Behind it all, is my rolling emotions. Emotions that torture me eternally. I silently scream for help, but a unheard voice that screams, is blinded by the false mask of happiness. A confusion to the…

Teachers with deficit views is affecting Pasifika Education. Culturally sensitive teachers are important

Culturally sensitive teachers in the educational context are highly integral to the performance of young children and students, most importantly Pasifika students. From my experience as a Pasifika student, I feel that discussion about culturally sensitive teachers and those who have ‘deficit’ or stereotypical views of Pasifika students have not been prominent in the academic…