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16 January 2012


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Tru, we got impacted by living and contributing to PNG in those pre Independence days as our fathers did serving in WW2.

We forget the bad things like "grilli" and the monsoons, wishing the nation every success, but lamenting the lows to which it has sunk, since.

Mi sorri tunas.

There is something odious about comparing our own relatively benign experience in post-war PNG with the dangers and privations experienced by combatants and civilians during wartime. Henry's is a very jaundiced view - KJ


That wasn't the quote I heard about Simbu men

Phil - You are right! We even have jasmine growing in the cracks in our pavement, orchids in the toilet, and kaukau next to our front drive underneath the gum trees! And chillies next to our back door.

If you sent a Simbu to the moon they'd work out how to grow vegies up there.

Paul - My lovely PNG wife cannot keep her fingers out of the garden. I say to her "you can take the girl out of the garden, but you can't take the garden out of a PNG hailan meri".

We now have lovely corn, chillies, beans, pumpkins, carrots and tomatoes, even onions and gene (ginger) - all thanks to her.

Quote of the Week:

You can take the man or women out of Papua New Guinea but you can’t take PNG out of them.

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