Archive for August 7th, 2011

August 7, 2011

Ngarker A Tochiu (How Did You Come)

By Santy Asanuma –

A wise traditional leader related to a mango tree in our latest occasional meeting to the Palauan perspective (sel osenged ra tekoi) why it is different to that of westerners. On one hand, he said that westerners are strictly talking about the mango tree. This thinking is supposed to be accurate and correct to most Palauan minds today due to our formal education which is largely promoting scientific or formal explanation of things. This approach tends to just have one correct answer and can be very rigid (ng diak el sebechel mechiid el mo ngodech).

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