Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Greetings all,

Seeing as how the time to vote is coming up, and a lot of us are still in the dark about what exactly these gubernatorial candidates are planning to do if they win, I went out and did some research to try to find their platforms.... It didn't take me long, mind you, as all I had to do was go to their websites and click on Platform. Who'd've thought that it was really that easy, huh? Lol. Anyway, we need to all be educated voters this year, so for those of you who still don't know anything about these candidates, here are the links to their platforms. I highly encourage you all to take the time to read through them all before you make your decision on who to vote for.
Juan Pan & Joe Camacho:
Heinz Hofschneider & Arnold Palacios:
(For these two, the link to their Platform is broken, but on their main page they have this little brochure that I'm pretty sure serves the same purpose.)

Ramon Guerrero & David Borja:

Ben Fitial & Eloy Inos:

I hope you all go through these pages and read and get as much information as possible so that you can make an educated vote this year. You'll feel a lot better about yourself after the election, knowing that you didn't just do some spur-of-the-moment random vote this year (I know a bunch of my friends back in the last election really had no idea who to vote for so they all voted for Fitial just because everyone else seemed to be so positive about him). I will try to also find the platforms and websites for the candidates for Mayor and the other offices, but I can't guarantee you anything. Let's all work together here to help make our islands a better place. It starts with YOU, the voters. You have the power in you to help make a difference.

Thank you for your time.
Remember to vote responsibly this year,

ASAN Kelvin Rodeo

Command Color Guard co-coordinator

Command Exhibition Rifle Drill Team co-coordinator

USS John C. Stennis CVN-74

Bremerton, WA

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Gi Talo Gi Halom Tåsi

So for today I am a lot more homesick than usual, and I thought I'd go over something that will always be a part of me and will always take me home, no matter where I am in the world. It's our very own CNMI Anthem. It's what we all grew up learning and singing at just about every special event back home, and it's definitely something that hits home every time it is sung. It's definitely a song that will always be special to me and will never grow old, no matter what. For those of you who can't understand Chamorro or Carolinian, I have included an english translation of the lyrics. So, without further ado, here it is, the CNMI Anthem, sung by my MHS Student Council President (I was her Vice President in '07) Juanette Villagomez.

Gi Talo Gi Halom Tåsi/Satil Matawal Pasifiko (CNMI Anthem)


Gi talo gi halom tåsi

Nai gaige tano-ho

Ayo nai siempre hu såga

Malago' ho

Ya un dia bai hu hånåo

Bai fåtto ha' ta'lo

Ti siña håo hu dingo

O tano-ho


Mit beses yan mås

Hu saluda håo

Gatbo na islas Mariånas

Hu tuna håo

Carolinian (Refalawasch):

Satil matawal Pacifico

Igha elo faluweey iye

Ighilal igha ebwe lootiw

Tipeey iye

Eew raal nge ibwe mwetesangi

Nge ibwal sefaalitiiy Ese mmwel bwe ibwe lighiti

Bwe falaweey


Sangaras faal bwughuwal

Ay tirow ngalugh

Ling ghatchul teel

Faluw Mariånas

Ay Mwareiti

English Translation:

In the middle of the sea

Is where my home is

That is where I will spend my days

It is my desire

If I ever leave this place

One day I will return

For I can never leave you

O land of mine


A thousand times and more

I will honor and salute you

Beautiful islands of the Mariånas

Glory be to you

Monday, September 7, 2009

My Labor Day 2009.

So, while the rest of America is out at parks having picnics or in the wilderness having a little mini-campout, I am here, at home, with Dylan. All day. It's just been the two of us, until just about half an hour ago, when Den came home, with an unexpected guest. Yeah, she brought her little guy friend over, the one that she had spent like the whole weekend with. I guess it's a good thing that we cleaned up the house as soon as we got home. Still though, I'm stuck here at home just using the internet on labor day while the rest of America is out having picnics and family gatherings and shit. What a bummer. I ended up spending most of my day analyzing the rest of the audio files of our Ouija board sessions (which I am not even completely done with) and monitoring for EVPs. Yep, that's my labor day for ya. I can't even have fun and drink on Labor Day, because of my surgery.... ugh this sucks!!