Tuesday, September 15, 2009



Tuesday, September 8, 2009

NCLC Harvest Carnival

Re : 2009 NCLC Harvest Carnival

To Whom It May Concern,

On behalf of New Covenant Life Church in Koblerville, I would like to ask for your help with our “Harvest Carnival,” scheduled for October 31st 2009.

Our Church is located in the former “Pacific Castle” building just across the street from Coral Ocean Point Hotel/Golf Course. We are a culturally and socially diverse body, with a large percentage of our congregation being bright and talented youth from all over the island.

This year we are celebrating our 2nd annual Harvest Carnival as an alternative to Halloween. Our Carnival will serve as an annual gathering for the entire community, and a safe alternative to trick or treat. We will have lots of free carnival games for the community as well as free entertainment for all.

I am kindly asking if you would you consider donating cash or prizes for our Carnival?

A current list of items we need donated include :
Drinks (Soda, Juice, Water)
Candies (Prizes for booths/Trick-or-Trunk)
Prizes (for free game booths)
Balloons (All sizes)
Monetary Donations (of any amount) will also be accepted for use with purchasing items needed for games booths (which will be free to the public), snack booth, entertainment and other incidentals.

We hope to count you among our supporters, and thank you for your consideration of this request. For more information, please contact me at 234-6442 or 788-6241 or you can leave me a message here!

Appreciate it!!!!!!!

Kind Regards,

Tamara Hunter

PS : Pictures from last years carnival http://seaweedsandandsunsets.blogspot.com/2008/11/totally-awesome.html

Tuesday, September 1, 2009



From left, Kagman Ayuyus' Savali Talalemotu, Jon Norita, and Frank Mettao show their top cash prize in the 15-and-under division. Joining them for a group photo are UBA president James Lee and tournament supporter Rep. Ed Salas. (Roselyn B. Monroyo)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


From the Division of Environmental Quality:

Hundreds of volunteers throughout the CNMI are expected to clean their beaches next month as part of the world’s largest volunteer cleanup effort.The 24th annual International Coastal Cleanup is Saturday, September 19 – from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Everyone is invited to participate. Saipan and Tinian are scheduled to participate on September 19, and Rota’s event is on Friday September 18.On Saipan, a number of groups have already adopted beaches, including South Lao Lao and Cow Town, according to the Division of Environmental Quality. However, dozens of other beaches still need volunteers.Several groups are working together to coordinate events on Saipan and Tinian, and the Coastal Resources Management Office is taking the lead on Rota.The International Coastal Cleanup is the world's largest volunteer effort to help protect the ocean, according to the Ocean Conservancy, a nonprofit organization dedicated solely to protecting ocean environments and marine life.Last year, nearly 400,000 volunteers hit their local beaches, lakes, and rivers with a common mission of improving the health of the ocean and waterways. On one day, they removed and tallied 6.8 million pounds of debris, from 6,485 sites in 100 countries and 42 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.DEQ will retrieve and properly dispose of the trash collected from the cleanup on Saipan.Cleanup supplies – garbage bags and gloves which were purchased with funds from a generous Bridge Capital donation – will be available at DEQ the week before the cleanup.Interested participants are encouraged to sign up for the event so that organizers may arrange for proper pick up and disposal of garbage.To request a signup sheet for Saipan or Tinian, contact Lisa Huynh Eller, Olivia Tebuteb or Carlos Ketebengang, DEQ, at 664-8500 or email - lisaeller@deq.gov.mp. For information about Rota’s event, contact William T. Pendergrass, ICC Coordinator, or MJ Taisacan, CRMO Administrative Clerk, at 532-0466 or fax 532-1000.

Monday, August 24, 2009

The Return of the Children

The kids are back!!! After spending almost the entire summer in the states with their father, they are back..and life is beautiful! I honestly missed the sound of them arguing, running through the house, throwing the ball at the wall, playing their uke at the wee hours of the morning, blasting their ASWAD all day long and most especially I missed the piercing yells of "MOMMA" every time they needed something.

and in somewhat related news..in approximately 36 days I will be the CNMI's latest GLAM-MA!Can't wait, can't wait..baby Zion on the way!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Good Times, Good Times!

Baby Bro Glen & I
Only @ The Flair's!
Ebony & Ivory always looking for adventure!
T, Isaac & Roy..Definitely a night to remember!
Another round at God's
Carefull now Kat!
Roy & Sarai
God's has got to be one of the best Frozen Margarita's on island!

Monday, August 10, 2009

"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way you deal with it is what makes the difference."

~Virginia Satir

Sunday, August 9, 2009

This too shall pass..

They say talking about your problems is good therapy..I'm not much of a talker. Not much of a writer either...

Today was a difficult day for me. I'm pretty sure most of you saw the local news paper. For those who didn't or haven't, Its been a pretty crazy last couple of months for me. Sometimes people have a strange way of dealing with their emotions. And sometimes, they can't deal with them at all. In *his* case, he chose to deal with them in the worst possible way by stalking me, harassing me and threatening to kill me. To the point of me having to obtain a restraining order and eventually having to have that order enforced. It's a difficult thing to do..living in fear, especially when the person putting you through it is someone you once shared a life with. It's exhausting to say the least. It's even more difficult taking the steps needed to end the fear and put that person behind bars. I have gone through every emotion in the book and then some over the past few month..

Today I had to face him in court at his arraignment. I didn't think I could do it. I even thought it was best if I didn't appear. He has had two weeks in jail now to get me out of his system..detox. Wouldn't seeing me just bring back all the emotions again? But they said it was best for me to appear, to put a face to the "victim". So I did as instructed. I unenthusiastically showed up to court. It was a lot more difficult than I thought it would be. The minute they called my case, my heart began to race and my legs shook like a leaf. The sheriff opened the side door and out he came in the orange jumpsuit with chains around his waist, legs and hands. He was so thin and his facial hair had grown out. He looked nothing like the person I use to know. It was very sad. I couldn't help but feel sorry for him. Even after everything he had put me through...I felt bad. How could someone let themselves get to that point in their life..how could someone throw away everything they had and end up shackled and locked up.. I couldn't understand..I kept questioning myself and wondering if I was somehow responsible for what this man had turned in to..Everyone says, don't blame yourself, you did nothing wrong...or it's not your fault, don't feel guilty...but truth is..as much as you know those words are true..you still question yourself and your previous actions..at least I did.

The judge then asked him how he pled (there were 7 counts against him)...to my shock..he plead NOT GUILTY to all 7 counts...How could he plead not guilty???? How could he sit there knowing that he was guilty of everything he was charged for and even more...How could he do it?? I just didn't understand!!! Feeling sorry for him soon turned into anger..after all this he still couldn't stop lying.

The judge then set a status conference date for 30 days from today..which means it's not over...how could it not be over...why? why couldn't he plead guilty and just take the punishment like a man. Put an end to all of this so we can both get on with our lives???? Why?? That would be too easy? Why do I have to go to another court date..to see him again..and possibly..most like a trial..why??

As he was about to leave the court room, the judge asked him if he had any family in the court he would like to talk to..He turned and glance at my mother and brother who were sitting in the back row for support...then he looked straight at me with this peircing look..as if he could kill me with his eyes..It was scary to say the least..he said "no" and walked out..I sat there and shook like a leaf...despite the handcuffs and leg restraints..despite the fact that he was going back to prison..I was scared...

Once he was out of sight, I broke down and cried...

30 days from now I will be back in court to go through this all over again..

as I left the court house I was reminded of something my mom had said to me many times before when I would find myself in troubling situations..."this too shall pass"

Yeah..it will..and I will we be ok...OK and much wiser..

Thanks for listening reading...~t

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Change is a GOOD thing!

I have gone through some major changes lately..After a 5 year relationship, two of those years being engaged, I have decided my life was not going in the direction I wanted it to be going in and I called it off...I won't go into details, but suffice to say I believe I have made the right decision.

I took a break from blogging to get through that roller coaster ride..and for the most part I'm done with it...so I'm back!!!

I know you missed me..he he he :) I missed the blogger world too!!!

Single life has led me to some great discoveries...most of which you guys already knew about, like God Father's and their very addictive peanuts....I've also discovered your never to old to get your groove on as I'm always surrounded on the dance floor at Flair's by a bunch of 30 somethings getting down to "Apple Bottom Jeans, boots with the fur, the whole club is looking at her"...he he he

Needless to say, I am having fun...the purpose of life..to enjoy every minute of it!

Stay tuned for more updates...

Thursday, April 30, 2009


I have so neglected my blog...My apologies to all 2 of my readers..he he..I promise to update starting tomorrow...Good Night All!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Happily Ever After....

My oldest daughter Tatiana got married...

It was a gorgeous day at PIC and everything turned out soooo beautiful!

Savali walked his sister down the aisle...I cried like a baby!

It was such a beautiful day!!! Everything was so perfect!

Mr. & Mrs. Olopai.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Grandma, Nana, Mema, Gigi, Mamaw, Granny, G'ma, Yaya

It doesn't matter how you say it...I'm going to be IT!

Yep, my baby girl is all grown up now and on her way to having a baby of her own.
Seems like just yesterday she was taking care of puppies, and soon she will be taking care of a baby...Hope she does much better than she did with the puppy..ha ha
I love her to death and I must admit I'm excited (not at the fact that I will be called "Grandma")
Enjoy every minute you have with your kids because time surely does fly!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Cricut fun

working on some cards for Valentines Day...

Thursday, January 29, 2009

I caught the 26 random things about me meme bug..

1. I'm addicted to sunflower seeds.

2. The first boyfriend to break up with me did so because I told his best friend (who was also suppose to be my friend) that my boyfriend didn't know how to kiss and he went and told on me.
3. I eloped shortly after I turned 18.

4. I take an average of 3 showers or baths a day, but sometimes more because I love the feeling of warm water on my skin.

5. If I could live anywhere in the world right now, I would want to live in Palau.

6. A Mormon missionary packed me on the back of my moped once and I fell off as we were going down beach road. He didn't notice and dragged me several hundred feet. I still have a scar above my knee from that accident.

7. I was on the cover of the old Saipan Beach Press back in 1984 wearing a mono-kini. That was the first and last time I ever wore one of those.

(Note: Mom, this is a mono-kini in case you were wondering. However, that is obviously NOT my Saipan Beach Press cover..he he)

8. I know how to say bad words in 5 languages (Japanese, Tagalog, English, Chamorro & Palauan)

9. I HATE McDonald's hamburgers.

10. I wore blue contact lenses for two years straight and only took them off when I was alone in the bathroom to clean them and then I would put them back in. The guy I was dating at the time never knew that my eyes were really green. He still doesn't.

11. I have never broken a bone or had a serious illness, but I have had 5 major surgeries.

12. I went to Japan as an exchange student. I loved it so much that I seriously contemplated running away at the airport when it was time to come home. Lucky I only had about $10 left on me other wise I might have made a run for it.

13. I currently have 5 tattoo's and plans to get at least two more.

14. I was tipped $100 for serving coffee to a Yakuza once. When he returned to Japan he sent hundreds of dollars of shoes and clothes for me to the Hotel where I worked. He even sent flowers to my mother's place of employment in hopes she would grant him permission to date me. I was 15 years old at the time. Needless to say my mother refused and the hotel management had to give him a stern warning to leave me alone.

15. I had a major crush on Barry Gibb of the BeeGee's when I was in the 6th grade. I was positive I would marry him some day...LOL

16. I went skinny dipping with a group of friends once and someone stole all my clothes. I still wonder to this day who it was and what they did with my clothes.

17. My biggest fear in life is passing away before I have finished raising my kids.

18. My second biggest fear is Cockroaches. I am deathly afraid of them!!!

19. I'm tired and bored with this meme so I'm stopping at 19....

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A Scrapper's Dream

I'm talking about the CRICUT of course..Most of you have probably seen the CRICUT infomercial. If you haven't, It's the personal cutting system that cuts everything from lettering for cards,banners, stickers, scrapbooking, designs, etc.. The commercial advertises a 30 day trial for $33.00..I've watched that infomercial a dozen times..drooling over the CRICUT and its amazing cutting skills (which I do not possess..ha ha) Unfortunately what they don't tell you in the informercial that should you wish to keep the machine after the 30 day trial you will be billed a zillion bazillion dollars..ok, maybe not that much, but much more than I could afford or would spend on myself. So I was super d duper happy when mom got me one for my Birthday!!!
I haven't really had much chance to try it out yet. My daughter Mirika actually got to "break it in" when I let her use it to do her Science project over the weekend..

Her project came out AWESOME! Very neat and professional looking. She said her classmates and teacher were very impressed and asked her how she did it..to which she bragged "My mom has a cricut". I'm pretty sure most of them had no idea what a CRICUT was and probably spent the next few minutes wondering how Miri's moms pet cricket cut out the lettering..he he

Here's a picture of Mirika posing with her project. Savali & Ulu have been checking out my machine too. They have both cut there name out in several different sizes and fonts about 100 times..ha ha...If I knew it would keep them that amused, I would have got them one for Christmas..: )~ Hopefully I will find some free time to play with my CRICUT this weekend and make some new cards to update my Card Shark page... I did try cutting a couple things out ..
Like this adorable little elephant

and these cute flowers..

Thanks MOM!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Youth Take Over Day..

It was Youth Take Over Day this past Sunday at church and the kids did an outstanding job!
Alana led the worship team which consisted of 4 brother/sister sets (Alana & Jude in the picture)

Issai spoke on tithes and offerings and did the collection.

Imelda's son (sorry don't remember his name), Levi Sinclair, and Alana did the Communion.

Little Ms. Ashley Shoemake hung out and enjoyed.

Tia did the announcements.
Ryan manned the sound booth and the power point.

This little girl who is only 8 years old and new to the church so I didn't get her name yet, played the bass guitar in the band...WOW!
Herica, Jasmin and another new girl were back up singers for the worship team.

Issai played guitar...and sang.
Vali claimed he couldn't do anything because he had a "broken heart" (see bandage)..ha ha..I think he was just making excuses..

Trini helped with Children's church.

Serena gave the sermon.

She did a great job!

and Garret prayed for the Children.
The youth did an awesome job! It was a fun day and it was really inspiring to see how the kids took charge and did so well. I have a hard time speaking in front of crowds and they took the microphone and none of them looked the least bit nervous. I was proud of all of them!

When we got home from church, the boys decided to continue with the take over so they cleaned the house and cooked a REALLY delicious lunch. They made fried short ribs and pork chops, adobo short ribs, kimchi and rice. YUM! All I had to do was kick back and relax and enjoy....I think we should do this Youth Take Over thing more often!