They will laugh at you. Most of the time you won’t know what you’ve done to make them laugh. Just roll with it and don’t take it as a personal insult – they just laughing. You’ll get used to it.
I believe that the world is changing in climate. Not because a politician has said it, not because it’s in the newspaper and not because someone else has told me that I should. I’m taking the word of a local I-Kiribati fisherman who is just trying to provide for his family.
I’ve had a very islander week this week. Well as much as one can while living and working in a city. Before I tell you about the two wonderful events I went to this week, I’d like to mention one thing. Obviously, we all have our own personality traits which make up our own … Read more
When I was in Kiribati last October, I also had a close friend of mine working for an Aboriginal community in the middle of Northern Territory. We met each other when we were both living in Manchester, UK in 2009 and our friendship began when she came up to me at work (we had started … Read more
Through this blog I’ve been lucky enough to meet a lot of people that have given me a lot of insight to many of the questions I ask in my writings. When I first started this blog I made a promise to myself to learn more about Kiribati which means I have read lots of … Read more
I’ve discovered that the more I write, the more I love it. To be honest, I’ve never considered myself much of a writer but I really enjoy it.
Once upon a time there lived two fishermen that got lost in the middle of the Pacific ocean without food or water. Five weeks later, they washed up ashore of a neighboring country 500 miles away in relatively good health. The chances of these men surviving were always going to be pretty slim … Read more
As most of you know 11th November is Remembrance day. In Kiribati, it is also Remembrance day but they take it to another level. On the 11th everyone goes to the graves of their deceased family members and decorates the grave. They clean the area, decorate it with coconut leaves and balloons and then cover … Read more
In previous posts I mentioned how wonderful the women in my family are. I have also previously mentioned that there are huge domestic abuse issues on Kiribati. Yeah, this isn’t such a happy topic is it? But nevertheless, a topic that must, must, must be out in the open. Unfortunately almost every I-Kiribati woman I … Read more