Friday, February 22, 2013


I visited a lady who was talking to me about her teenage grandson, very good in computer skills.

She said, "Ti ilun i'e' ilu-ña."  (He doesn't have the head of an i'e' fish.)

I said, "Ha?"  "Haftaimano i ilu-ña i i'e'?"  (What? How's an i'e' head?)

She said, "Tåya' sanhalom-ña." (There's nothing inside.)

In other words, the young man has smarts.

The i'e' fish, called "juvenile jacks" in English, is a small fish that can be eaten whole and entire, either fried or in kelaguen style (like a ceviche; lemon, onions, salt, chili peppers).

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