"Uhdahn Pwuriamweila" is the Theme for This Campaign in Pohnpei
This incident happened one evening at a Sakau Bar in Madolenimw. As usual, I prefer sitting with my back leaning against the backrest of the bench for a clear view of the Sakau pounding action and a glimpse of Madolenimw Chicka. There were quite many of us, typical for a Saturday afternoon crowd. We were just sitting quietly, talking in whispering voices and passing the most-licked ngarangar in the State among ourselves. The day was heading right and everyone was feeling fine when all of a sudden this old fellow sitting next to me, probably in his late 50s, with a very coarse and low heaving voice said "Uhdahn Pwuriamweila!" He probably isn't the biggest man around but speaking of thundering voice, he must have been a gaint in his previous life. It wasn't really the voice that shock us, the expression "Uhdahn Pwuriamweila!" shocked the hell out of us, too. Literal translation of this in English means something like this: "Oh My Gosh, I Just Got the Shock of My Life!" When asked why, this man went on to explain that for all his life, he has never seen this particular candidate even lift a finger for him, but today, this same candidate has waved at him and acknowledged his existence. This man doesn't know whether he should cry with anger or should with jubilee.