Thanks Mr Perenise Tapu,

To the man who lived his teachings by example and never passed up an opportunity to educate, inspire and help not only students but those around him, we thank you. Thank you for reminding me the importance of being a Tama’ita’i Samoa, living and practicing our aganu’u ma le gagana fa’asamoa. I’m thankful we crossed paths and to have been a Samoan student of yours because I walked away knowing and having learnt so much more than what I started with. Faafetai Tauanu’u, mo lou finau ma lou naunau ia matou malamalama I le gagana fa’asamoa fa’apea fo’i  tu ma aga o le atunu’u aua so matou lumanai manuia. Moomooga lelei mo oe le tama.

from Mataniu Avia Toomalatai