Now That’s What I Call MUSIKA, vol. 1

I've never seen such natural musical-inclination than I have in Samoan people. They can harmonize on the first try, pick up song lyrics after just one repetition, and they can all sing beautifully. (Honestly, I have not heard one "bad" singer here. It's absolutely amazing. And I'm slightly envious.) It's hard to recall a day…

Celebrating How Far I’ve Come

Happy One Year Anniversary! This week, one year ago, I started this blog to document my journey serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Samoa. Re-reading my first post now is a humble reminder of my intentions behind using this as an outlet to share about my personal experiences. I’m renewed with a sense of…

Normalizing Breastfeeding

Women are born with the ability to nourish newborn children with all the sustenance a baby needs from day one. Literally. I’ve never given much thought to this biological phenomenon — that is, until I arrived in Samoa. In America, if someone were to merely mention the word “breastfeeding,” the floodgates would open with opinions…