Thursday, October 18, 2012


I heard this the other day speaking with a Chamorro lady about a couple that divorced within weeks of getting married.

She said, "Fino' i man åmko' : ti mayulang trabia i palapåla, esta umayute' i dos!"

"As the old folks say : the pålapåla wasn't even down and they were already divorced!"

A pålapåla is a temporary structure, usually just a roof and a wooden platform, for parties or meetings.

What's funny is it usually does take a week or two for most people to take down the pålapåla.  Hey, one has to rest after throwing a big party.

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