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February 23, 2016

Mosquito-Fu

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*Disclaimer: This is an account of my experience at a Samoan wedding. Please do not read this and come to the conclusion that all weddings in Samoa are as such, because this is not true.
December 27, 2015

Travel to the Big Island

Quick notes: Sometimes I am served food at 11pm Samoans don’t find it rude to point out your baldness or weight Hanging clothes to dry in your kitchen isn’t out of the norm My village is rather large and takes a great deal of time to walk Fiafia’s (Samoan Dance…
December 13, 2015

Giving an Oath

Notes: I thought mosquitoes were bad before, but I was wrong I now have 5 dogs Many people speak English in my new village Home made fireworks are constantly going off for Christmas Fridays are basketball at the Mormon Church across the street
December 14, 2015

The 7 degrees of Samoa

A few days ago in class we were discussing as volunteers for the Peace Corps that we need to be careful about what we say. We are able to vent openly in America, but as non-citizens of Samoa it is a tad bit different. You cannot just blow off steam…
November 2, 2015

Rumors of Girlfriends

Two days ago I was enlightened about a rumor that was floating around the village from family to family. Another Pisikoa, Jenn, spilled the beans when she said her family asked her about me. Without my knowledge I happened to be in a relationship with my friend Sarah. She also…
Here are a few things you need to know about people who bare the Agerton name. First, we are very proud of name. Second, we are extremely personable people. If you know my father and grandfather the evidence speaks for itself. Lastly, we are very accident-prone. Anytime we Agertons get…
October 30, 2015

Hey You Have Time...

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October 29, 2015

Live Well

Much has occurred since our arrival in the village of Sa'anapu. We have been here for almost a month now and are in the midst of our training. All 21 of us are split up among different families across the village. I live with a very large family. I believe…
Yesterday morning I received the ability to feel the back of my teeth for the first time in 10 years. There's nothing quite like having a delicious piece of coconut maliciously rip your permanent retainer. Well, it was more like a pop off one side, but this made it even…
October 6, 2015

Look up!

In America we have become so accustomed to being "plugged in." We are continually staring at a screen, whether it is a phone, tablet, or computer. People have turned into desensitized living rude walking zombies, and I happen to be one of those myself. We have attached ourselves to technology…
October 5, 2015

Rapid Reaction

Wow.. I am exhausted. In just a matter of hours I have flown across the planet, met some amazing people, and landed on an amazing island.
September 29, 2015

The Adventure Begins

How does one pack knowing the bag must have most of what you need for two years? This afternoon I will be meticulously putting said bag together. I will most likely spend hours wondering: did I get everything I need? or are these enough t-shirts?
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