That hurricane last December was no joke. The cathedral in Apia took on massive damage as is currently being rebuilt. Lots of buildings along the harbour were completely wiped away.
Chris 81 and I had a taro and masipopo picnic under an awning while we waited for the rain to subside.
This new complex in Apia is flashy and modern. Dan 81 worked on some of the construction.
In Samoan, aiu means "greedy".
When my dad came to visit, he set his watch to this clock, which back then was stuck at four minutes to two. But now it's no longer stuck! It tells the right time and chimes on the hour. It's a brave new world.