As we come to the end of day 7 of clearing our land, we can’t help but thank the almighty God for his continuous protection and guidance throughout the first phase of our project. It’s been a challenging journey, but everything went as planned, and we couldn’t be happier.

Our gratitude doesn’t just stop at God; we also acknowledge and appreciate the Hawaiian ancestral chiefs, spirits, and czars of lands, plants, trees, soil, and air for their protection and guidance. It’s humbling to know that we have a deeper connection with the land and the spirits that inhabit it, and it’s vital we continue to honor and respect them.

As we move forward to the next phase of our project, we will continue to work with reverence and honor towards the land and all that inhabit it. Our hope is that we can coexist with the spirits and leave a positive impact on the land that we are privileged to care for during our brief time here on earth.

Bino wants his milk and Coco wants to go back to the city! But at the end of the day, he wanted to stay on the ranch and help clearing it.

There is something special about spending time outside, among nature. It’s even more special when you can share that experience with your loved ones. Recently, I had the privilege of bringing my grandsons out to our property to explore the beautiful land and its surroundings.

Watching them run around and play, discovering all the nooks and crannies of the land, was truly fulfilling. It felt humbling to be able to provide this experience for them and to see them appreciate it.

As we worked together to clear and work the land, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of connection to the past and the land itself. The hard work was rewarded with a sense of accomplishment, as we saw the progress we were making.

Spending time in nature and working the land can be a powerful reminder of our connection to the earth and to each other. It’s a reminder of the simplicity and beauty of life, and the importance of nurturing and protecting our planet for generations to come.

Bino looking for taro and fish while RJ trying to hydrate so he can go back to clearing the land and plant more KAVA plants for future.

As a Micronesian who has recently become a land and home owner, I wanted to share my experience with others, especially our Pasifika peoples, in the hopes of inspiring my fellow brothers and sisters, nephews and nieces, to work hard towards achieving the same goal.

Owning a home and land is not only a personal achievement but is also a great responsibility as a steward of the land and its surroundings. It provides a sense of security and stability for you and your family, and it also plays an important role in building strong communities.

To achieve this goal, it’s important to work hard, save as much as you can, and make wise financial decisions. It may not be easy, but with persistence and dedication, it can be done.

I encourage everyone to set this as a goal for themselves and take the necessary steps to make it a reality. Let’s work together to build strong, sustainable communities for ourselves and future generations.

Homelessness among our Pasifika communities is a harsh reality that cannot be ignored any longer. Many Pasifika individuals and families are forced to leave their lands, especially in Hawaii and Guam, due to high costs of living, gentrification, and other systemic issues. It’s time for us to take charge and reclaim our lands.

Owning lands is not just a matter of personal wealth, but it’s also about having a sense of control over our lives and our future. When we own lands, we can decide what to do with them and ensure that our community’s needs are being met. We can also pass these lands down to future generations, providing them with a stable and secure future.

It’s time for all Pasifika brothers and sisters to come together and take action to buy back these lands. We need to instill in our children the importance of land ownership, and how it can positively impact their lives and the lives of their community. We need to ensure that our culture and traditions are upheld through land preservation.

Homelessness can only be eradicated when we take a collective stand. Let’s make it our goal to bring our Pasifika people together so that we can reclaim our lands and prevent ourselves from being priced out of paradise once and for all.

I write this blog thinking of my four sons; Calson from Micronesia, Koa from Hawaii, Coolio from Guam and Desmond from Samoa. I wish you all get rich and buy up all these lands, turn them into livable places and food producing ranches to take care of our Pasifika Communities, one land at a time. 

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