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The Final EIS and What it all Means

July 29, 2010

The United States Department of Navy released its final “Guam and CNMI  Military Relocation – Environmental Impact Statement” (EIS) on Tuesday night.  (I’ve highlighted in previous posts – Tourism & Education, Environment, Housing – what the Grey Papers have found in response to previous EIS statements.) As always, I will take a look at what the EIS says. Read more…


If you are on Guam…

July 21, 2010

Please attend!

Help Wanted

June 27, 2010

Is there anybody out there with full size images of traditional Mwoakillese or Pohnpeian tattooing?  How about traditional shark images/symbols?

World Cup Update: Joy and Agony

June 15, 2010

In my previous post, I listed all of the Pacific Islander teams/players in the tournament.  Well the tournament has commenced for all my island peeps involved and there are two contrasting stories.

Samoan Tim Cahill, the most skilled and most well-known Islander in the tournament, had a most-agonizing start (and probably end) to his tournament after being sent off with a harsh straight red card on a late tackle he made in Germany’s 4-0 drubbing of Australia.  While the red card means he misses Australia’s next tilt with Ghana (6/19, 10:oo AM, ESPN), FIFA could hand down a two-game suspension leaving his fate in the feet of his teammates.  Check out the tackle below:

In sharp contrast, New Zealand’s Winston Reid (of Maori descent) had a joyous start to his World Cup campaign.  Reid scored a stoppage time equalizer to steal a point from Slovakia. While all teams in Group F are tied with 1 point, New Zealand’s next game is against defending World Champion Italy (6/20, 10:00 AM, ESPN).  See the goal below:

World Cup and the Pacific: Primer

June 10, 2010

Tim Cahill, Samoan descent, will anchor the Australia attack.

In an earlier post I mentioned that Pohnpei actually has a soccer league and a national team.  This is/was amazing to me.  (By the way, if you want an official Pohnpei jersey let me know.  First of all, you will support the team.  Secondly, how many people can say they have a Pohnpei kit?) Anyway, I digress.  For those of you not paying attention, the World Cup kicks off this Friday.  While I will  resist the urge to post some amazing advertisements and various other internet content, I will discuss the Pacific and the World Cup.  So without further ado, your 2010 Be Pacific World Cup Primer: Read more…

Support: Life Through My Lens

June 4, 2010

Hey y’all.  Please support my girlfriend/blogger/photog-extraordinaire.  She takes some amazing pictures and has been to some amazing places!  I posted the link below and in my links section!  Menlau!

Life Through My Lens – AE Raphael

I should also say that she fixed my Be Pacific header…looks great right?! She is a talent.


June 4, 2010
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Nohnoh Kimiya

Sorry for the hiatus.  I just haven’t had much inspiration lately.  I delete my Google Alerts and other Pacific updates I receive without reading them.  I have been too distracted by other things happening to think about blogging. Let’s think of this break as a little Pacific-regeneration.

And if that isn’t sufficient, I will use this weekend as an inspiration.  I spent Monday and Tuesday with my Mwoakillese (pronounced Mo-kill-ease) family.  My dad, brother Dylan and Uncle Tregar traveled to Illinois to visit my Nohnoh who is staying with my Aunt Kimiya, Uncle John (not Mwoakillese) and cousin Carly. Read more…