Friday, June 10, 2011

Faʻafetai le Tapuaʻi!

Whenever someone undertakes a difficult task in Sāmoa, he is never alone. Critical to his success are the petitions made on his behalf by his friends and family to Deity.

Upon being congratulated for a job well done, the Sāmoan will always acknowledge his ʻau tapuaʻi, or supporters.

The point of all of this: I just passed my qualifying exam.

Faʻafetai le tapuaʻi--thank you all for your thoughts, prayers, and even fasting on my behalf!


Whitney Hardie said...

Congratulations Nate! We're super proud of you.

Nate said...

Thanks, Whitney!