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SPEAK TONGAN - Would be nice to be fluent in Tongan again and know more than just cuss words.

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Early traditional wedding ceremony, Samoa // Samoans and Tongan culture still dress very traditionally when it comes to ceremonies. I mixture of textures and layers around the waist creates a visually dynamic silhouette. This way of presenting the body is definitely helps to form the foundation for future designs

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In our culture it's really rude to have conversations with your elders if you're standing while they're seated. If you dare to be so inappropriate like that in a very traditional Samoan household, look out for flying saucers (followed by tea-cups, or spoons, etc.) aimed at your head. To show respect, you try to speak with someone at the same eye level, or better yet, position yourself at a lower angle. If your ...

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Tulou means excuse me. Mannerism for Samoans. You always have to say "tulou" when passing in front of someone or we'll be scolded at by an elder.

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