Archive for April 28th, 2012

April 28, 2012

Baiderengul (Lucky You)

By Santy Asanuma —-

(rerun 2/5/2003 Whatanow Column)

Alii Lorna,

There is a story that is becoming popular in Palau lately to make fun of the situation that is happening almost everywhere in this country. A child watched her mother break a dish while washing dishes and wished out loud by saying, “baiderengum e mommy le ng diak a oklau” (lucky you mom for not getting any scolding from anybody). The child represents the common people (“a re mechebuul”) and the mother represents the few powerful people (“a re ngarebad el chad”) in Palau today.

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