Imagine that…

It’s Not a Dream, this Time!

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Imaginecleaned streets, swept sidewalks, trash out-of-sight from Rita to Laura

Imagine…roads, curbs, light poles freshly-painted for the first time in 6 years…

Imagine…cleared yards, mowed grass, trimmed foliage…

Imagine…mended exteriors, buildings tidied, landscaped grounds, nice decorations

Imagine…RMI gov workers released to help clean-up for a day…

Imagine…all of Majuro working together to make the town fit for a special Presidential Visit..

It happened this past week. Kudos to the government and people of the Marshalls!

Imagine that.

Our citizens dream of a capital like this; now, we know it is a possibility. Couldn’t we do the same — for our own pride, own island, and people?

Imagine that!

Written by Aenet Rowa

May 2nd, 2005 at 5:58 am

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4 Responses to 'It’s Not a Dream, this Time!'

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  1. I really like how you ended your comments. “for our own pride, own island, and people?”

    It is amazing what we will do to impress others. If you think about it there are people out there that will go without enough food or proper clothing for weeks at a time to save up money for a birthday or some sort of celebration so they can show off how much money they have. I have been to celebrations where the family is without so much but seem to find enough money to supply food and drinks for hundreds of people. After such celebrations the first question people will ask is “how many people showed up” “was there a lot of food”

    I am very happy to see images of our own people cleaning up the streets but unfortunately they did not do this for themselves. All this work was to make our President and the rest of the politicians look good in the eyes of the Taiwan delegation.

    Pride for your island and more importantly yourself should be a duty we all do on a daily basis.

    I hope that all the work they did becomes a habit and is done without requiring the visit of political dignitaries.


    6 May 05 at 4:33 pm

  2. I just thought of something else I would like to amend to my first comment.

    Saving face or looking good to others is certainly not something we hold a monopoly on. I remember back around 1992-1993 when I was in Northern California visiting a friend at Alameda Naval Station. President Clinton was giving a speech on base closings in front of a whole fleet of ships. To have a backdrop of such amazing vessels in the background was just awe inspiring. Except for the fact that a few days before he showed up I watched as hundreds of men and women climbed all over the ships and painted them… what was amazing was they only painted half the ship… the half directly behind the President 🙂


    6 May 05 at 4:37 pm

  3. Has a new, properly prepared and maintained, long term dump site been established on Majuro yet?

    Has the high capacity incinerator obtained from the US been installed at that site and put into regular operation?

    Sure hope to read all this has happened, too.


    8 May 05 at 1:39 pm

  4. Yokwe,
    I agree that we should do the right thing because it is right and we should do it with pride and not just to impress others. I also believe that there are times when it is appropriate to invest a little extra effort in self-presentation. For example, although I strive to stay clean, in and out of public view, there are certain occasions when I pull out all the stops and “put my best foot forward”. Yes, I go for that special look which I will present to others. I did this when I went to my senior prom, when I’ve attended job interviews, when I went to Church and attended military balls, when I went on dates, when I went in front of promotion boards, etc. Keeping a certain level of neatness, cleanliness, and beauty year-round should be a matter of personal pride but when you have dignitaries visiting you, this event IS special and should be treated as such. We were the host and we invited important guests. I am glad that we were gracious enough and worldly enough to recognize that being good hosts does not demean or belittle us in any way. It showed that we were happy and honored by the visit. Regardless of how we feel about another nation, we should treat their representatives the same way we would want them to treat ours–with respect and honor.


    17 Jun 06 at 4:53 am

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