Month: April 2017

A Samoan farmer way of life

I like to be my own boss Wisdom is everywhere for those who would listen. For exemple we stumbled upon an article telling the life story of Liva Atanoa, a farmer by choice in Samoa : “There are ways to earn money without leaving the house all day long, without working for someone else or sacrificing your time with the kids. People have different views on things. We have different opportunities which enable you to make some cash while your children are at school or even while they’re home” Liva tells the Samoa Observer. Raising your kids yourself or make plenty...

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Changing The World With A Little Kindness

Peter Sharp is quite a very strange fellow, indeed. Strange, because when you see him putting on the show with ease and conviction during the TedX Perth in Australia in novembre 2015, you get to find him a little eccentric in the first place. But it’s worth it: his message is like a small island of light in a ocean of pessimism. By the way, he isn’t just a talker. He acts, he experiments and the results are extraordinary… Judge by yourself: The blind trust experiment… At 21, while Peter Sharp was a young accountant student from Perth Australia. During a...

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Meet Tikahiri, Tatoo Artists and Goth Gods Born from an Atoll

This is Tikahiri. They define their style as “Paumotu Goth“, and they are living legends in French Polynesia. It mixes rock, classical instruments and polynesian lyrics in a 100% original and explosive combo. Tikahiri was created by two brothers, Aroma and Mano Salmon, born and raised on a small atoll in the Tuamotu archipelago, in French Polynesia. They spend their days living like authentic island boys, fishing, rowing their canoes and fighting. Their dad also had the best rock collection on earth, and they got raised in a culture completely foreign to their friends… But it stick to them. Now they...

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14 story mural in Honolulu to welcome back Hokulea

In a small neighborhood of Honolulu, south of O’ahu island, the young local artist Kamea Hadar started a huge project to commemorate the return of Hokulea. In Hawaii, Kamea Hadar is one of the best known street artist. For stater, he co-leads POW! WOW! Hawaii, the annual street-art festival held on the island. And he started working on a huge one month project: a huge 14 story high mural commemorating Hokulea, due back in the island in June after a very moving last stop in Tahiti and Raiatea. Hokulea is a traditional Polynesian canoe built in 1970, invested in a new mission. It left Hawaii...

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Japan’s Earliest Anime Online

The Film Center section of  Tokyo’s National Museum of Modern Art has posted more than sixty early animes on a Japanese Animated Film Classics website. The 64 animes are dated from 1917 to 1941. As you can imagine, as we get nearer to WWII, some of the animated films are war propaganda oriented. As for the earliest ones, the collection includes The Dull Sword from 1917, which is the oldest surviving title of Japanese animes. “While digitizing the film archives we created a research team in 2014 to look at ways to preserve and use them. So we selected a...

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A new Maori reggae wave : “Tell Me” by Ria Hall and Che Fu

The maori singer Ria Hall is releasing her first solo album. If its first waiata (song) is any judge, it should be pretty darn good… “Tell Me ft. Che Fu” is a modern reggae as powerful as it is beautiful. The intention of the song is clear, as the singer herself writes on her Facebook page : “With no desire to appease the musical establishment, ‘Tell Me’ speaks to the system and its oppressive behaviour. We hope it resonates with your spirit on some level.” Powerful lyrics, interlinking percussions, the collaboration of established Aotearoa (New Zealand) singer Che-Fu and a very clean...

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