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Old 09-21-2020, 12:57 PM
 
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America Samoa and Northern Mariana aka Saipan or that is one of the islands or cities there, if they had an extra island for cheap and you and some friends or colleagues pitched in would you do it? Let’s say opportunity for a seafood industry arose there, or some kind of delicious water from the sea in which you would extract the salt from the water, or a coconut industry. People tend to move out of those places but some move too and enjoy the scenery and lifestyle.

It may be rude to barge in if you are not Polynesian/Islander at all, but you could have your own territory and mingle with the natives.

We can also give back to them.

Even if this idea is silly has anyone here been to Samoa or those islands nearby especially those that are US turf?
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Old 09-21-2020, 01:06 PM
 
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I've never been to anywhere in the South Pacific. (I've been to Hawaii, but that's North Pacific.) I don't want to live in the tropics because I like seasonal change, and I don't want to live on a small island because I would find it too confining. Furthermore, I've heard some negative things about life on Saipan (corruption, nepotism, no work ethic, etc.) that would further dissuade me from living there.

The only thing that might make it worthwhile to take control of an unoccupied island would be if the island were large enough, and had enough natural beauty, that it could become successful as a tourism resort. Then it might make it worthwhile to be the one to develop it and operate it.

But otherwise, no.
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Old 09-21-2020, 02:15 PM
 
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Vist, yes. Live, no. Too isolated and would get tired of the lack of seasons.
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Old 09-21-2020, 07:03 PM
 
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I've never been to anywhere in the South Pacific. (I've been to Hawaii, but that's North Pacific.) I don't want to live in the tropics because I like seasonal change, and I don't want to live on a small island because I would find it too confining. Furthermore, I've heard some negative things about life on Saipan (corruption, nepotism, no work ethic, etc.) that would further dissuade me from living there.

The only thing that might make it worthwhile to take control of an unoccupied island would be if the island were large enough, and had enough natural beauty, that it could become successful as a tourism resort. Then it might make it worthwhile to be the one to develop it and operate it.

But otherwise, no.
You are right it could become boring but who wouldn’t wanna live in a town called Pago Pago?
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Old 09-21-2020, 10:07 PM
 
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You are right it could become boring but who wouldn’t wanna live in a town called Pago Pago?
Not me. They'd kick me out because I'd insist on pronouncing it PAY-go PAY-go, because that's how they spelled it, instead of PANG-go PANG-go.
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Old 09-21-2020, 11:49 PM
 
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Not me. They'd kick me out because I'd insist on pronouncing it PAY-go PAY-go, because that's how they spelled it, instead of PANG-go PANG-go.
I really thought it would be pronounced more like Pah-go not Pay-go but ofc Pango makes sense as a lot of languages do that with silent letters.

Pango Pango sounds like a fun shindig type thing
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Old 09-23-2020, 06:28 PM
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small islands get boring quick
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Old 09-23-2020, 07:24 PM
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Chances are very high I wouldn't move there. It has nothing to do with American Samoa and everything to do with the fact that I will never live anywhere away from the shores of the Western Hemisphere.

Having said that, I heard very wonderful things of Samoa. The husband of an aunt (she was adopted by my grandparents and gave her an upbringing along with my father and the rest of the legitimate offsprings, hence we consider her one more aunt) went to Samoa as he was a contestant at a reality TV show that took place there. Based on that, I definitely want to visit Samoa, but I will never live there for reasons already said here.
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Old 09-24-2020, 03:08 AM
 
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Chances are very high I wouldn't move there. It has nothing to do with American Samoa and everything to do with the fact that I will never live anywhere away from the shores of the Western Hemisphere.

Having said that, I heard very wonderful things of Samoa. The husband of an aunt (she was adopted by my grandparents and gave her an upbringing along with my father and the rest of the legitimate offsprings, hence we consider her one more aunt) went to Samoa as he was a contestant at a reality TV show that took place there. Based on that, I definitely want to visit Samoa, but I will never live there for reasons already said here.
You wouldn’t know until you’ve visited.

I would rather live on these islands than probably a bad apartment complex in the hood with a crap job, or in the middle of a desert in California or Florida or any state really. I’d rather just stay here but the island life sounds pleasant. It may be intrusive as a non Polynesian or island local to just barge in though.
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Old 09-24-2020, 06:59 PM
 
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The phrase” island fever “ crops up a lot when discussing so called tropical paradises. I recall even in Oahu some old timers who came from the mainland called it the “rock”. Small island and you’ve seen everything worth seeing and it gets old. You can’t just hop in the car and drive back to the states.
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