Welcome to Mr Lavalava, where I'll be posting my account of life in Samoa. I've just begun a twelve month placement in the Samoan Ministry of Prime Minister and Cabinet as part of the Australian Youth Ambassador for Development program. Whilst this work will, understandably, dominate my time here, it's not what I want to be the focus of this blog. Instead, I wish to focus on fa'a Samoa - the Samoan way of life - and my experience of it. The updates might be a little infrequent to start with as I get myself established, but will hopefully become more regular in a few weeks.