Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Purea Nei

Kia Ora!
Kei te pēhea koe?

Meaning, Hello! How are you?

Kei te pai  = Good :)

Ko Katie taku ingoa = My name is Katie.

I started school this week! The papers (classes) that I'm taking are Socializing in Māori, Biostatistics, Social Psychology, and Studies of Education in New Zealand. At the moment, I'm most excited about my Māori language paper! Kei te ako tāua i te reo Māori. We're learning Māori. We're going to learn a lot of songs. Our professor plays the guitar and we all sing. The song we learned the other day is really pretty.


Lyrics:

Purea Nei

Purea nei e te hau
- Scattered by the wind
Horoia e te ua
- washed by the rain
Whitiwhitia e te rā
- transformed by the sun
Mahea ake ngā pōraruraru
- swept away are all anxieties
Makere ana ngā here
- removed are all restrains

E rere wairua e rere
- Fly free O spirit, fly
Ki ngā ao o te rangi
-to the clouds in the heavens
Whitiwhitia e te rā
- transformed by the sun
Mahea ake ngā pōraruraru
- swept away are all anxieties
Makere ana ngā here
- removed are all restrains




As a side note, the men wear really short shorts here and I've seen five guys with this hair style:

The Rat Tail

My question is why.




Ka kite   (See ya)

Katie


1 comment:

  1. I see you're having fun with your education and taking in the good experience of their culture. Atta' girl.

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