Brisbane Wantoks Kona
This is a notice board and on-line meeting place for Papua New Guineans and friends of Papua New Guinea living in the city of Brisbane and surrounding areas in the South-Eastern region of the State of Queensland in Australia.
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Why are most PNGeans in snobby? I am utterly disgusted when My hellos are ignored. Just so you know we dont want your money or help or anything. A simple greeting will not kill. Don't let the fact your in Aus get to you. We Are better than this.
Maybe we are sick and tired of always saying hello......... maybe we have had a sh!t day and don't feel lik saying hello to strangers. maybe because after 7 years of saying hello to random PNGeans doesn't really matter anymore. Maybe you should mind your own ******** business!!!!!!!! Do you see any Samoan, Fijian or Tongan person saying hello to another random person fromtheir country. there are bigger things to worry about than someone ignoring you "hello". Harden the ***** up!!!
I think your very right there, the apple doesnt fall far from the tree and there is nothing wrong in acknowledging your country men/women if you want to be a snob keep it to yourself and don't spread your disease to the rest of us....snob!
Anon you're an *** hole..I cant believe what I am reading..we PNGeans are better off then those Samoans or Fijian you talked about..that is our culture, em pasin blo yumi lo tok hello lo ol wantok..man yumi olgeta lusim ples na kam ya..Well maybe not for you, you spoilt brat must have grown up in Aus na ting you better then the rest of us..if you are a true PNGean you would feel the need to greet a fellow wantok, even just a simple smile would do.
We dont need wannabes like you, stay off this page!
are you ******n kidding me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You must onepla kain wannabe white meri stret ya, ah!!! who gives a damn about fijians and samoans or whatever, m ol white lain ya, we are not like them. PNG culture m strong lo blut na bone ya!!! It's true, some of us here for studies have left home and we feel so much happier when we see our fellow countrymen, kain osem you nabaut ya, muski don't bloody call PNG your home coz you're not a proud PNGean...U M WANNABE OREO STRET!!!!!!!!!!! get a life, blut blo u m stil strongpla kaukau blo png...
It's not only in Oz. You find 'em everywhere. Transiting back and forth through these intl ports; Changi, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Sydney, Brisbane & Cairns I see 'em a lot. Even the ones that came over for just a week or 2 days "ol ting ol blo narapla hap olgeta now". Cant's help myself listening in to their GOSSIP. Kast!!! Gossip killim ol PNG lain lo Oz stret ia. Lucky na igat IPOD so passim ear lo harim ol
ah wantoks, I have quit saying to hello to anyone unless they look in my direction and smile.
I know many of those who either look away, look at their mobile phones hoping a phone call comes in etc, I just ignore them and dont have any remorseful feelings against them either.
After all, there is more to life than to make an issue of it!
There are those that ignore you initially and then see that you have something special and become interested in you, I just look away and pay no attention!..LOL!
Strong pla PNG speak for yourself. People are posting their own experiences facing some of our wantoks from PNG. My hubi was embarrassed by some of PNG people's behavior in Cairns when he said hello to them in pidgin and motu in the streets, when he visited our grand daughter a few years ago. They pretended that they didnt hear him, sticking their noses in the air looking the other way.
SOO TRUE..I haven't been there yet but one of my buddies who just flew back from there told me the story of how he met a white man and they started speaking pidgin and motu and talking about PNG etc.. at brisbane, then they saw this goroka lady(no offense people from goroka but she really was from goroka so Im writing it) she was walking past so, so this whiteman told my buddy ai wanpla Papua New Guinea meri yah blo goroka yah..and they turned and said Hi and but whooooa! she just walked on passed as if she was Brought up in In the moon or something...
I just crack up laughing when their eyes brighten up and they become interested in you when they learn you work here, have a house or car etc. All I see is they want to jump into your pants and cling onto that hope of the good future, something you worked hard for yourself.
And then they are those who come boasting to you about their kids in Uni down here, or their spouse on a well paid job or what magnificent house or car they own.
Shame but anyways, PNG ya! we jumped all the steps in between and moved from stonage to digital age so I guess, people are still adjusting!!
I just moved up here in Brisbane from little country town in NSW a year ago. Once in a while, i usually go to brisbane city central for personla business. Few times, i bumped onto some wantoks and when they looked at me, i waved at them when they were far out there. When they were very close, i say hello or good morning or good day to them and i continued on with my own journey. In different occasions, few guys just approached me and questioned me. They were really interviewing me like a channel nine tv men or post courier news reporter. I was really terrified. They really want to know my back ground. Those guys I've never met them before.
Few months leter, i jumped into the train in Roma street station to go to North side. There was a guy from sepik and another one from Goroka were already sitting in another carriage. They might have seen me passing by and walking into another carriage. Suddenly, both of them left the carriage that they were sitting and they came to where i was.
They said to me wantok and started asking this following questions:
Mangi Goroka said: where do u come from? I said I'm from Tari, SHP.
Mangi Sepik said: What are u doing here? I was bit hesitate and reluctant to answer but i
mentioned to them in pidgin :(mi raun tasol)
Mangi Goroka asked me? Where do u live? I said, i live in Northside of Brisbane.
Mangi Sepik asked me? Which surbarb do I was bit terrified but i gave them the wrong suburb.
Mangi Goroka asked me? where are ur family? I as at home.
Mangi Sepik asked me? YOU MARIT LONG WHERE? I was bit terried and frustrated but i managed to
say that i married here.
They had lots of questions to ask me and wanted to know more about myself and i was really terrified and frustrated because those guys I've never met them before and i never know them.
Thats why some png people in brisbane doesn't like to interact or socialize with png people visiting here in australia because of past experiences.
I am one of those guys who ignores them.
I live in small village in Banyo but no body knows where i live.
If at first you don't succeed try again with another wantok :)
April 24 2011, 8:22 AM
Yes gat SAMPLA ol sa pulim nus. I feel disheartened sometimes taim ol wantok no sa bekim hello or smile blo mi and it makes me not wanna say hello or smile anymore but I always remember that we should do unto others what we want done unto ourselves.
And I agree with people who are against what the other person's talking about Fijians and Samoans. This post is not about Fijians nor Samoans. We're talking about Papua New Guineans living abroad. Em pasin blo yumi ya- lo tromoi han, tok hello na luk save lo ol wantok blo yumi. True you may have had a bad day or you got other **** going on in your life and you just don't wanna interact with "strangers" BUT I suggest you try one time. It just might turn your frown upside down
But then again at the end of the day laiks blo wanwan.
So beautiful people nen bisi! em ol sampla lain tsol there are heaps more wantoks out there willing lo bekim han blo yu, hello blo yu na smile blo yu. It feels **** when you get rejected but when you do get a positive response it's GREAT!! B)
C'mon people just get over it.
No one is obliged to acknowledge anyone in the street. don't try and force cultures to individuals who just want to go about their day.
If by coincidence your paths cross and you bump into a fellow PNG person fine but seems to me like your the one walking around making eye contact with every black person just waiting to see their reaction.
It is NOT a law & we are all encouraged not to acknowledge strangers. So just get over it or go back to PNG and smile and wave at everyone you see around there.
The point isn't whether there's an obligation or law or not. The point is that something is wrong with a culture or people in a culture when they can't extend the hand of friendship openly, willingly, and voluntarily to others. We should look down on such people. They don't follow the Christian ideals.
We are PNGns and always happy to meet fellow PNGns. I have tranversed through all major Australian cities and I have no problem with fellow PNGns in Australia, only the few odd balls.
It is how I approach them that yields the right response...you just have to show yourself as a real PNGn, not some wanna be. I have been approached by PNGns and even expats in major airports around the world including Australia, Singapore, KL, Bangkok, Dubai and you name it.
If people see you as a real deal genuine PNGn, they will greet you and talk to you...including fellow country man and woman.
So please be yourself....and there is a particular way to be PNGn.
Don't worry too much about it.
You can't judge someone because they don't say hello back.
Like one of the posts say, what if the person was possibly having a bad day?
Some don't like to associate with each other PNG because they've had bad
experiences. Which is completely understandable. We all have our reasons, and we all have our faults.
Its always good to acknowledge your country men though, perhaps
in some cases its a bit extreme (there really is no need for
questioning) but recognising each other is a friendly thing to do,
and it says a lot about a person.
mangi lo ples kam skool nambout lo hia na time mi lukim wantok, mi tingim ples na kisim gutpla feelin olsem family em stap.. please tok hello em bikpla samtin. u no save how u ba makim narapla feel time u tok hello na smile. you might just make their day. it doesn't cost anything.
Orr Wandok bro mi... Mi save painim wantok ya. Mi lukim mi bai nonap lusim yu. Olsem smail na tok hello lo mi em bikpla samting. Olsem mipla lusim ples kam so kutpla soim olsem yu wantok.
Wantok em mi ya!!