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  • Cop reprimanded because of uniform - News
    Sabrina Salas Matanane
    6 Mar 2015 | 4:17 am
    An officer with the Guam Police Department was told to go home apparently because of what he was wearing, or not?
  • Bank of Guam IFIT 5K Run/Walk this Saturday - Sports
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:12 pm
    The Bank of Guam IFIT 5K Run/Walk is scheduled for this Saturday at the Bank of Guam Headquarters in Hagatna. 
  • Prepare yourself for the Guam International Marathon - Weekly Features - Nav Bar
    Jolene Toves
    5 Mar 2015 | 10:49 pm
    If you are you running in the Guam International Marathon you need to prepare your body and mind for race day.
  • GPD to increase presence

    Marianas Variety Guam Edition
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:18 am
    Community policing taking shapePOLICE Chief Fred Bordallo said efforts are underway to increase police presence and visibility in the villages of Guam.
  • The Futility of Always Pushing Myself to Be More

    zen habits
    5 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    By Leo Babauta For the last eight years, I’ve had an internal struggle: between wanting to improve myself, and wanting to be content. To be honest, I haven’t completely figured out how to resolve that struggle. But I’m working on it. What’s the root of this struggle? Well, when I started Zen Habits more than eight years ago, I had been working for more than a year on changing all of my habits, with lots of success. All those changes were rooted in my dissatisfaction with myself. I’d had a lot of success, but the dissatisfaction never went away. So I started…
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    zen habits

  • The Futility of Always Pushing Myself to Be More

    5 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    By Leo Babauta For the last eight years, I’ve had an internal struggle: between wanting to improve myself, and wanting to be content. To be honest, I haven’t completely figured out how to resolve that struggle. But I’m working on it. What’s the root of this struggle? Well, when I started Zen Habits more than eight years ago, I had been working for more than a year on changing all of my habits, with lots of success. All those changes were rooted in my dissatisfaction with myself. I’d had a lot of success, but the dissatisfaction never went away. So I started…
  • Pare Down with the Declutter Habit

    2 Mar 2015 | 12:53 pm
    By Leo Babauta It’s a fact of life that without constant vigilance, clutter creeps up in our lives, accumulating into piles and closets and drawers and shelves so that it can overwhelm us. One of the best things I’ve done is simplify my life and pare down the clutter. How do you pare down when you’re overwhelmed by the piles? Where do you start? As with anything, you should start small, and start simply. Just pick one spot. Spend 10 minutes. Make a dent in the piles. And one spot at a time, one day at a time, create a zone of zero clutter that expands to cover your entire…
  • You’re Not Doing Life Wrong

    27 Feb 2015 | 7:01 am
    By Leo Babauta There’s an everpresent underlying feeling that most of us have that we could be doing things better. That we’re not sure how to live life. That we’re doing things wrong. This leads us to try to optimize, to try to improve, but also to feel bad, to seek comfort and distraction, to procrastinate while we seek the answers. This is normal and there’s nothing wrong with it. But I’d like to assure you that you’re doing nothing wrong. That you don’t need to optimize or do things better. Try this: For just a moment, pause where you are, and…
  • Getting Lost in Just Doing

    23 Feb 2015 | 2:12 pm
    By Leo Babauta Sometimes we get discouraged about ourselves: we think, “I’m not doing a good job, I’m not disciplined, I’m not good enough, I suck.” Or something like that. What can we do? Give ourselves a pep talk? (Sure!) Find something to appreciate about ourselves that’s awesome? (Yes!) Another approach, highly recommended, is to just forget about it. When we’re discouraged about ourselves, we’re doing a lot of hand-wringing about why we’re not good enough, not amazing enough, not successful enough, not special enough. But what’s…
  • An Addict’s Guide to Overcoming the Distraction Habit

    19 Feb 2015 | 11:54 am
    By Leo Babauta Yesterday wasn’t a very focused day for me — I got work done, but I also researched a bunch of newish personal interests (mostly programming and cycling), played an iPhone trivia game with my kids, read a bunch of online articles, and did very little of the writing I’d planned. Digital distractions have also pulled me from reading and meditation in the last week. I think they plague all of us to varying extents. Realizing this, today I closed all the tabs I’d been researching and reading, bookmarked a few things to read later, shut down the trivia game on my…
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  • 3rd Marianas History Conference

    Nathalie Pereda
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:35 pm
    Milestones in Marianas History 4 – 6 September 2015 Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Saipan World Resort, Susupe The Northern Marianas Humanities Council, University of Guam, Guam Preservation Trust, and Guampedia are pleased to announce the 3rd Marianas History Conference to be held on Saipan from 4 – 6 September 2015 with a welcoming reception on the evening of 4 September. The focus of the conference and its sub-theme “Milestones in Marianas History” will cover a full range of the Archipelago’s history in the following categories: Ancient…
  • Pascual Artero y Saez

    Nathalie Pereda
    12 Feb 2015 | 6:48 pm
    Pasqual Artero and FamilyFr. Blas de Caseda and Don Pascual Artero y SaezThe Arteros in Almería, SpainPasqual Artero y Saez Don Pascual Artero y Saez (1875 – 1956) Don Pascual Artero y Saez was a prominent Spanish businessman, rancher and patriarch of the Artero family on Guam. Born in Mojácar, he served with the Spanish military in the western Pacific, married on Yap and settled in Guam at the turn of the 20th century. With his young family he created two large ranches with pasture lands for cattle in Upi and Toguag (Dededo and Yigo) and provided meat to the island. He also ran a saw…
  • 101 Amazing Facts About Guam

    Shannon Murphy
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:10 pm
    NOW AVAILABLE AT THE GUAMPEDIA GIFT SHOP!! Visit the Gift Shop now! Twelve years ago writers, historians and other scholars interested in Guam history and culture came together to begin creating what is now, Guam’s online encyclopedia. Ideas were brought together, outlines were made, and the first grants were obtained in 2002. In 2005 research and writing began and the website went online in 2008 with 350 entries and hundreds of digitized historic images. More entries continue to be added with support from the Guam community. Throughout this project, every so often, little…
  • Lourdes A. “Lou” Leon Guerrero

    Dominica Tolentino
    7 Nov 2014 | 11:12 pm
    Lourdes A. “Lou” Leon Guerrero is the current Guampedia Foundation Board Chair, a position she has held since the Foundation was established in 2009. Leon Guerrero is the President and Chair of the Board of Bank of Guam. She took over the helm of the Bank in 2006 after 10 years as a Senator in the Guam Legislature. Before her political career, she was a nurse and worked for Guam Memorial Hospital and FHP. As a senator, she was instrumental in moving forward legislation that improved the health delivery services of our island and was an advocate for improving the quality of health…
  • Anita Borja Enriquez

    Dominica Tolentino
    7 Nov 2014 | 11:12 pm
    Anita Borja Enriquez, DBA Borja Enriquez is the Senior Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs at the University of Guam. A former Dean of the School of Business and Public Administration, corporate planning and development manager, and management consultant, Borja Enriquez established her first business at the age of 19. She secured over $1 million in technical assistance grants from the US Dept. of Commerce Economic Development Administration to establish the UOG Pacific Center for Economic Initiatives, the Defense Logistics Agency to establish the Guam Procurement Technical…
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    Guam Blog

  • Guam's economy: This is a really good video about buying local

    14 Feb 2015 | 8:54 am
    This video, by Kuam News, explains how buying local delivers many benefits to the local economy. Even if something cost a little more, everyone, in the end, gains. This is great explanatory journalism.
  • U.S. climate change coordinator for Guam, Marshall, etc., should be on Guam or nearby

    14 Feb 2015 | 8:02 am
    The U.S. is hiring a "climate change coordinator" to cover all its islands, and then some. This person will have responsibility for coordinating federal policy as it pertains to climate change, for Guam, the Marshall Islands and others under the Compacts of Free Association. This person will be based in Washington, and will occasionally travel to meet with officials of these various islands. This is a mistake. The person picked for this job ought to be working from the islands most affected. There is something to the Washington's inside-the-beltway mentality. That's my experience.
  • Guam and Black Swan Crazy Risk

    25 Jan 2014 | 7:59 am
    A Black Swan event is something that is so improbable that it doesn't even register until it happens. It's an event that has an extreme impact, arrives as a surprise, is an outlier, appears unpredictable but is understood in hindsight. A big asteroid strike, or a solar storm powerful enough to knock out the electric grid, are examples of Black Swans.Some wars may be Black Swan events.We owe the term "Black Swan" to Nassim Nicholas Taleb and his 2001 book Fooled By Randomness. It's a great metaphor. They once believed all swans were white, but in 1697 there black swan was discovered in…
  • Tourism from China has a ways to go

    21 Jan 2014 | 4:52 pm
    Interesting piece at Quartz that cites some data forecasting a rise in tourism from China.It reports that 21,000 Chinese tourists traveled to Guam in 2012, a figure that can rise substantially in time.It's not far-fetched to think so, or to hope for. Japanese tourism has been immensely important to Guam's employment base, but it also made Guam too vulnerable to changes in Japan's economy. If China's tourism can grow, it might give Guam more stability.But tourism from China has a long way to go. As the Japan Times reports: In 2012, nearly 929,000 visitors came from Japan to Guam, 71% of the…
  • Guns, Guam and Gun Tourism

    18 Feb 2013 | 6:15 pm
    An Associate Press story about Guam's gun ranges serving as an attraction for Japanese tourists caused me to wince.Let’s start with this third graph:The U.S. territory of Guam — a tropical island often described as a cheaper version of Hawaii — has long been the perfect place to put guns in the hands of tourists, especially from Japan, where gun ownership is tightly restricted and handguns are banned Is Guam, as this story claims, “often described as a cheaper version of Hawaii?”  It’s kind of like describing North Dakota as just like North Carolina except with fewer…
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    Chamorro Language & Culture

  • KC Leon Guerrero - Bira Hao Magi (English Subtitles)

    20 Feb 2015 | 12:47 am
  • I Utugrafian Chamorro yan i Areklamento-ña - Chamorro Orthography and Rules

    30 Jan 2015 | 11:21 pm
    Part of learning Chamorro is not only understanding it in the colloquial sense, but also when it's used in official documents.  The following is an excerpt from an official Government of Guam document written back in September 8, 1978.  The document is linked below where you can see inconsistencies and why it was, and still is, so important to maintain language consistency.  The following written portion is written with corrections so you can see the difference in use, spelling, and punctuation.Gubetnun Guahan Ufisinan Maga'lahi Hagatña, GuahanGovernment of Guam, Office of the…
  • Chamorro Authors, Bloggers, and Poets

    22 Jan 2015 | 11:44 am
    Chamorro writers, as reflected in the current diaspora, are not just confined to the Mariana Islands.  Across the globe, we're seeing a surge in Chamorro creative writing, blogging, and poetry.  In effort to string together this group of Chamorro writers, we're looking to consolidate this information and spread the word on Chamorro literature to raise awareness on these linguistic, cultural, and creative endeavors.Below, is a list of notable Chamorro authors, bloggers, and poets to consider in your search for building up your Chamorro book collection.  Corresponding websites…
  • Daibitis - Diabetes

    19 May 2014 | 5:02 pm
    (This is from a women's health brochure on diabetes from the FDA)Mas ki nuebe miyon na famalao’an giya Estados Unidos man daibitis.More than 9 million women in the United States have diabetes.Ya tres miyon ti tumungo!And 3 million don't even know it!Kao un tungo na...? Did you know...?•Daibitis ha umenta mas chansa para un inataka I korason, pat sino strok.Diabetes increases your risk for heart attack or stroke.•Guaha famalao’an man ninayi ni daibitis yangin man mapotgi.Some women get diabetes when they are pregnant.•Famalao’an ni man daibitis mas siña man mafak i mapotgiñiha,…
  • Billionaire

    19 May 2014 | 4:46 pm
    DHL Founder and billionaire Larry Hillblom seemed to have vanished into thin air when he failed to return from a routine flight in his vintage Seabee over the Pacific. After his disappearance, a dark side of Larry emerged. Even before he was officially declared dead, bar girls throughout Southeast Asia came forward claiming to have had children by Larry and seeking a piece of his vast fortune. BILLIONAIRE unravels the secretive and scandalous life of this enigmatic and reclusive tycoon on the island of Saipan, CNMI. The battle over his estate took on epic proportions, pitting impoverished,…
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    Brad Boydston

  • Pay it forward pizza

    4 Mar 2015 | 3:34 pm
    "Mason Wartman left Wall Street to start Rosa’s Fresh Pizza in Philadelphia. But this is no ordinary pizzeria. At Rosa’s, customers can do something very unique: pay forward slices of $1 pizza for those in need with Post-It Notes that hang from the walls."
  • Does this change your opinion of climate change?

    4 Mar 2015 | 7:10 am
    Post by The University of Chicago.
  • Attn: leaders

    3 Mar 2015 | 11:00 pm
    The harder you have to push to get it through, the less effective it will be.
  • Loop 202

    3 Mar 2015 | 8:25 am
    This is an overview of the new freeway loop which will for better or worse connect our village of Laveen more tightly into the greater Phoenix traffic grid.
  • "Don't cross your legs" -- Luna Lee on her gayageum

    23 Feb 2015 | 7:13 pm
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    Dave Owen's Guam Blog

  • Some Family Time in California

    5 Mar 2015 | 8:41 am
    One of the big blessings for us on this trip is that we get some extra family time while in California. We love living on Guam (actually it is hard for me to imagine living anywhere else now) but the hardest thing about being there is that we are so far from many of our family members. Thanks again to Biola for their willingness to bring all the Owen’s on Guam there for this. We were able to meet with both of our parents and get all our children and grandchildren together. This is the first time ever we have had all six of our grandchildren together. So the family picture above represents a…
  • Biola Alumni Awards

    3 Mar 2015 | 3:49 pm
    As many of you know the Owen Family headed from Guam to Southern California last week to receive the 2015 Clyde Cook Missions Alumni award from Biola University. It was a blessing and honor for us and for all the people of Pacific Islands University. PIU has a long history of relationship with Biola. The original plan for PIBC came out of a dissertation by the 1st PIU president, Roland Rauchholz, for the Biola School of Intercultural Studies. So it was a very cool thing for us to have Biola recognize PIU as a ministry of many Biola alumni. It was also a blessing for us because Joyce’s…
  • Traveling

    26 Feb 2015 | 10:03 am
    We have arrived in La Mirada California. We have checked in to our hotel and are resting up for the Biola chapel and events tomorrow. It was a smooth flight and a lot of fun to travel with Michael and Samantha and the three grandkids. PIU board member David Mayer was also on the flight with us from Guam to Japan. Southern California is a beautiful 70+ degrees and sunny. We flew from Japan to Los Angeles on the new 787. Very nice. The kids enjoyed the origami museum in the Tokyo airport… and the play room. David Mayer and I outside the play room. Now we are enjoying a relaxing day at the…
  • An Old Testament Theology of Judgment (“Nightmare”)

    24 Feb 2015 | 2:35 pm
    I am continuing to work through Volume 2 of Goldingay’s, Old Testament Theology, Israel’s Faith and posting quotes from the book on my Facebook page on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays. There will be a link to the blog posts on my Facebook page where you can comment Chapter 4 is entitled The Nightmare, which describes the consequences when Israel fails to respond to God in faith. He pictures this as the “nightmare vision” of the prophets – which, sadly, is a stark reality. Yhwh must and will respond to sin (faithlessness) with dire consequences, but the fact that the prophets are…
  • PIU Annual Board Meeting Concludes

    24 Feb 2015 | 12:57 pm
    This week our annual PIU Board of Trustees meeting took place. Each year our board members from Guam, the surrounding islands and all over the world meet to evaluate the past year and plan for the future. Last year’s meeting took place in Palau as part of the Gospel Days celebration there. This year’s meeting took place on the campus on Guam. Next year we will meet on Guam again as we prepare to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the founding of PIU and 25th anniversary of the campus on Guam. This year’s meeting went very well. The highlight of the meeting was receiving Komber Kumo,…
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  • Our Voice of the Pacific

    4 Mar 2015 | 4:40 pm
    Last week I penned a column forthe Pacific Daily News on the connection between Ha'anen Fino' Chamoru Ha', a challenge for increasing the amount of Chamorro that you speak for one day at the start of this month and FESTPAC, the largest cultural event in the Pacific. Guam will be hosting FESTPAC in 2016 and representatives from 27 different island will be traveling here to share their own heritage and learn more about what Chamorros have to offer the Pacific. Each week the PDN is publishing a column on FESTPAC titled Saonao yan Eyak, encouraging people to support FESTPAC and help prepare…
  • Goftaotao Si Spock

    3 Mar 2015 | 6:02 am
    George Takei says Leonard Nimoy was 'the most human person I've ever met'by Stephan LeeEntertainment Weekly (Exclusive)Posted March 2 2015 — 2:17 PM ESTGeorge Takei worked closely with Leonard Nimoy as Sulu in the Star Trek series. EW talked with the actor about his favorite memories of Nimoy and the brilliant actor - and friend - he remembers him to be.EW: What were your initial thoughts upon hearing about Leonard’s death?GEORGE TAKEI: He was a great man. I learned of his passing in a sad irony. We were in Boston just coming in from JFK now, but I learned at Logan Airport…
  • Marianas Unity

    1 Mar 2015 | 12:13 am
    Maolek na mensahi para pa'go na ha'ani.
  • Surviving Ha'anen Fino' Chamoru Ha'

    27 Feb 2015 | 11:24 am
    Ha’anen Fino’ Chamoru Ha’ is just a few days away. I wrote about this in my column last week, but thought I would revisit it again for those who would like to learn more and hopefully participate. Ha’anen Fino’ Chamoru Ha’ boils down to this: On March 1st, those who accept this challenge are to spend the entire day only speaking Chamorro or if they are unable to, at least try to use as much Chamorro as possible, as much as they know or can. This challenge means that no matter who you are talking to or where you go on that day, Chamorro is the language that you will be using.
  • Japanese Revisionist History News

    26 Feb 2015 | 9:02 am
    At first I was going to put "revisionist history news" as the title for this post, but the more I thought about it, Japan and Germany, those villains of World War II, are cited the most frequently as being the most forgetful and the nations most likely to erase or whitewash their histories. This is a very seductive discursive proposition, because by focusing on the way other nations wish to hide their shameful violent and inhuman past, it can easily make you righteously oblivious to your own nation's terrifying past. The United States certainly shouldn't treat Japan as some terrible…
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