Stories about Oceania from October, 2006
Two Caledonia-based bloggers have been to the ocean this week and brought back breathtaking pictures too. Sebastien Merion has just (Fr)come back from a week-long sailing excursion that involved sun, rain, a stopover at the Goa isles but thankfully no brush-up with Hurricane Xavier. Meanwhile Katuali (Fr) went to the...
Ms. Vakaivosavosa has created a combines RSS feed of several noteworthy Pacific Island blogs. The blogger is inviting the readers to subscribe to the feed.
The more Shobrawy hear about Australia and their attitude towards Islamic extremism the more he wants to move there. Find out why!
Peceli blogs about the tradition of building a “lovo” – the traditional underground oven used to cook communal meals in the South Pacific. “In Australia we can’t make a lovo in your back yard without permission from the local council and the Fire Prevention Officer. The ruling is if we...
Tongan native Samiuela LV Taufa compares the Australians with the Tongans on their respective ideas of nationalism and belonging. “As I understand Tongans, we're only truely nationalistic when it is to contrast/combat another national. Whereas we seem to identify much closer to our inner community (township, school.) Of the Australians...
Tavana Daniel of Tahiti: Litterature is (Fr) happy google earth updated their aerial shots of Tahiti but laments that the picture was not taken on a sunny day. She provides pictures.
Islandbaby in Papua New Guinea blogs about the West African nation Liberia's president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and tells why her younger sister's middle name is Monrovia – the capital of Liberia.
Says Sebastien Merion from 5 Minutes en Nouvelle Caledonie: J'ai l'impression de revenir direct des States, mais non, ce n'était que le village de Païta et sa fameuse fête du bœuf !! On s'y serait cru, ambiance chapeaux de cow-boy et musique country, il y avait un paquet de monde....
Peceli at the Babasiga blog is asking the readers of his blog what they thing about excessive Kawa consumption. Kawa is a natural relaxant that is used in traditional ceremonies in Fiji and other South Pacific Islands.
Gilbert Veisamasama, Jr in Fiji writes that Singapore has displaced Australia and New Zealand to become Fiji's biggest source of imports.
Wendy at Babasiga blog introduces the various dresses that the Fijian women wear.
Tahiti: Littérature, Musique et… (Fr) offers a primer on classic Tahitian cinema.
Part kitsch, part grande spectacle, La danse tahitienne (Fr) calls Tahitian ballet “a cultural revolution somewhere between Bollywood and Cirque du Soleil.”
At his MySpace site, Jean Marc gives a history of the famous munity on the British ship Bounty (Fr), which took place just after the Bounty left Tahiti. He also has a slide show about the mutiny.