Today, I was going to fly back to my motherland, Samoa 🇼🇸🇼🇸🇼🇸 My cousin and her fiancé were getting married at Taumasina Resort.. 휴 😭 I really wanted to go, I haven't been back home for a long time. Photos 3/4/5/6 are from my Uncle's property he owns 😳 It's a huge lot of land. It has 3 houses and a mini farm on it! It's nestled in the mountain 🌸
Although I was born in Sydney and I love living here, my identity and ethnicity is as a Samoan girl, in a modern society. It was a bit difficult sometimes growing up, I couldn't understand my Mum's strict rules compared to my Aussie friend's 😭😅 No boyfriend's in highschool, no drinking, no late night parties.. just study and I had to achieve a minimum of 95% on EVERYTHING. Even when I went to University I had the same standard set 😳 Plus learning to cook, clean and care for my family (because, I'm youngest of 4). My teenage years were spent doing hard graft, 3 of my nephew's were born too so I had a crash course in raising babies/children. But I actually enjoyed it, because I didn't suffer too many mistakes like my friend's (I won't lie, I didn't envy them a lot too).
Thankfully now, I'm grateful for how I was raised. My Mum is a single Mum of 4 kids, so I guess that's why she HAD to be really strict 😂😂😂
I can cook easily for up to 25 people and care for my family. My Mum taught me "A woman's strength is in the effortlessness & grace she has when doing anything".
Samoan girls aren't really allowed to date until their 20's. Even then, we're (usually) chaperoned to bars/clubs with older siblings or cousin's. It's a protection kinda thing. If you know the Rock, then you know the men from my county aren't small 😂 So we're really safe when we go out.
But... Samoan people... Love Love Love drinking and partying actually 😂😂😂
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