Imagine that…

Imagine that…

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Imagine …starting a website for Marshallese, and not knowing if you had enough material to post for a few weeks, let alone seven years…

Imagine…Marshallese, living outside of the Marshall Islands, being limited on contacting those back home. That’s how it was back then.

Imagine…knowing of only four or five Marshallese with access to the internet and trying to start a virtual community. That’s how it was back then.

Imagine…within several months, passed by word of mouth only, and with great desire to communicate, Marshallese from Guam to the US East Coast finding the website, and gathering nightly to chat and post messages for loved ones.

Imagine…searching the internet and finding hardly any news coming out from the Marshall Islands and very little information. That’s how it was back then.

Imagine…Marshall Islanders and friends having no place online to freely express their opinions and suggestions. That’s how it was back then.

Imagine…life without Yokwe Online. No, folks, this isn’t the end of that website or its purpose. But…

Imagine…something new in 2005. A Yokwe blog. My personal blog.

Imagine…all that I’ve been wanting to say, and more…

Imagine that!

Written by Aenet Rowa

April 10th, 2005 at 2:18 pm

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4 Responses to 'Imagine that…'

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  1. Imagine a virtual “place” you can log on to…from around the globe you are instantly transported home to Marshallese Culture. Bye Bye homesickness…hello bwebwenato!


    10 Apr 05 at 6:37 pm

  2. Elap an emon! — “Bye Bye homesickness…hello bwebwenato!”
    Bwebwenato, here we come!


    10 Apr 05 at 7:20 pm

  3. Aenet, you probably don’t recall, but back in the days there were only a handful of us getting together at nights and chat on yokwe when it was still an infant. My screenname back then was Rockie from Seattle. Persistance and perseverance do pay off. Names such as utmi, meria, lijakwe, lenkar, ailineo, letao, likatu1, likatu2, and likatu3, leddo, and a few others I have not seen lately.


    11 Apr 05 at 1:49 am

  4. This will be great. I love blogs and to have one so near and dear to my heart is just great.

    We all will have our own thoughts, our own beliefs, but in the end we are all Ri-majols and despite some disagreements we all share a love for our culture and our home. Let the blogs start and the comments come in, bwebwenato is in our blood.


    13 Apr 05 at 12:37 pm

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