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    [08.12.09] Food, whanau, fans - no time to be Idol

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    [08.12.09] Food, whanau, fans - no time to be Idol

    Post by Ataahua on Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:53 pm

    source credit: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=10614097


    Food, whanau, fans - no time to be Idol

    Stan "the man" Walker said he missed Kiwi food, and then headed straight for Wendy's when he touched down in Auckland on Friday.

    The Australian Idol winner, who is a Kiwi-Aussie hybrid, said: "Food over here destroys everything Australian. The food and the air and the grass."

    Walker, 19, was born in Melbourne, raised in Tauranga and Hamilton and now lives in Queensland.

    He was working in a menswear store before the television show catapulted him into the world he had always dreamed of.

    In Auckland to promote his new album, as well as celebrate his win, Walker also performed at the Maori Sports Awards on Saturday with his older brother and mum.

    He may be used to talking to media and singing in front of millions of television viewers, but Walker said he got so nervous at the sports awards that he missed a note. Family and other Maori are the toughest audience: "A lot of them in there can sing," he said.

    Walker has also been catching up with the rest of his family who still live in New Zealand, and has been dodging fans in his down-time.

    "The fans here are worse than in Australia," he said.

    Browsing Victoria Park Market for presents to take back home to Coolangatta in the weekend, Walker found himself being swarmed by supporters.

    "I couldn't do anything and I was like, I don't want to be rude but I'm on a mission."

    But singing away between photo shoots, Walker said fame had not changed him: "Man I'm still the same, it's just more people know me".

    He said he would love to have more time to go and visit the spots he remembers playing at as a kid the paddocks around Tauranga and the Waikato River but flies back to Australia tomorrow for more promotions.

    "I want to go and check out the places but I can't really, life's changed."

    But he would not change what is happening right now. "Idol's the man. This is my dream."

    i don't really understand what he meant by: "Food over here destroys everything Australian. The food and the air and the grass."

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    Re: [08.12.09] Food, whanau, fans - no time to be Idol

    Post by fynesthorse on Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:52 pm

    haha , gosh stan is such a crack up , lols .. how dare he says "Food over here destroys everything Australian. The food and the air and the grass." bahahahahahaaa ! nah being polynesian i understand where he is coming on that note .. lols but he is right about family and maoris being a tough crowd to sing in front of cos they are good singers themselves but dont show it , lols .. thanks for the update articles =) lovee ihttt .. xo
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    Post by Simona on Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:17 pm

    Dear Stan is getting a little taste of popularity... hopefully he'll get used to it and embrace it soon as it's only going to get worse...
    I too don't get the comment about the food .... it sounds negative toward NZ food?? not sure...


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    Re: [08.12.09] Food, whanau, fans - no time to be Idol

    Post by Ataahua on Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:21 pm

    Simona7 wrote:
    I too don't get the comment about the food .... it sounds negative toward NZ food?? not sure...

    i thought he was being negative towards OZ food...?
    have no clue....


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    Re: [08.12.09] Food, whanau, fans - no time to be Idol

    Post by RobynO99 on Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:29 pm

    He was being negative about OZ food - just means he can't cook! 'Cos you cook whatever you like where ever you like - IF you can cook!

    Being an ex-pat kiwi, I DO understand his comment about the grass. Over there it is, well, GREEN.

    The air? Bit chilly for my liking most of the time!

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    Re: [08.12.09] Food, whanau, fans - no time to be Idol

    Post by fynesthorse on Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:12 pm

    lol at stan being negative towards the ozi food :^0: yeah maybe he cant cook but coming from his culture its a females job to do so , LOLS ..
    i think he just missed all the traditional foods & gatherings that they usually had & maybe cos n.z have fast food outlets like ` wendys etc which we dont so yeaahhhh ...
    thats my understanding , LOLS ..
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    Post by josephineperrot on Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:23 pm

    haha I think what he means and I could be wrong but a lot of aussie women friends I have tell me that the NZ icecream/butter and NZ steak is so much nicer and the icecream is so much creamier because it is very green in NZ so taste differently! I do not know if anyone shops in Aldies but a lot of their food is from NZ!
    I am use to the ice cream etc.. over here but when I go to NZ the first things I want to eat is Samoan food like taro and raw fish! in NZ we do our raw fish with a NZ fish which is hard to get the same taste with an aussie fish and i know Stan mentioned he wanted raw fish to eat. And if your Maori or even I love Puhi and pork bones or watercress and pork bones..yummmmyyyyyyy
    I think our Stan is very tired it is been brought up in here and in FB he looks tired! I think he needs to just have a couple of days rest but I cannot see it happening! I know what it is like when you are out shopping and you meet a few people you know and the time flies and you have not even done the shopping lol..and like me I am always on a mission since I hate shopping

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    Post by fynesthorse on Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:44 pm

    josephineperrot wrote:haha I think what he means and I could be wrong but a lot of aussie women friends I have tell me that the NZ icecream/butter and NZ steak is so much nicer and the icecream is so much creamier because it is very green in NZ so taste differently! I do not know if anyone shops in Aldies but a lot of their food is from NZ!
    I am use to the ice cream etc.. over here but when I go to NZ the first things I want to eat is Samoan food like taro and raw fish! in NZ we do our raw fish with a NZ fish which is hard to get the same taste with an aussie fish and i know Stan mentioned he wanted raw fish to eat. And if your Maori or even I love Puhi and pork bones or watercress and pork bones..yummmmyyyyyyy
    I think our Stan is very tired it is been brought up in here and in FB he looks tired! I think he needs to just have a couple of days rest but I cannot see it happening! I know what it is like when you are out shopping and you meet a few people you know and the time flies and you have not even done the shopping lol..and like me I am always on a mission since I hate shopping





    ahhhh , yes your totally right about the ice-cream .. coming from a hugee tongan family myself , my family goes for gold everytime they see n.z ice-cream . we usually get some shipped over by relative in n.z when they come over , hahas . LMAOO ! but i cant tell the difference cos i just like every ice-cream that taste good , hehe , LOLS ..

    omggg , yess raw fish thats the best ! lols eating it with taro , casava , yam or sweet potato .. thats our staple food that we eat with everything , lols ..

    im soo happy that stan is able to stay to his truee colors and isnt one of those fake snobby one =) god love himm , yahhh !

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    Re: [08.12.09] Food, whanau, fans - no time to be Idol

    Post by josephineperrot on Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:33 am

    Hi fynesthorse,
    Welcome to the forum! I do have Tongan relatives in Wellington and over here as well! and some of them have such wonderful voices as well! you most probabely related to them and me..grins
    their last names are Saluni

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    Post by fynesthorse on Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:11 am

    yooo josephine =)

    haha thanks this is a cool azzz forum =) omgg i really do believe ALL tongans are related , its so embarassingg talking bout someone and my mum knowing there family somehow ! hahas ..
    geees but its all cool you never know we might be long lost cousins or somethingg , haha , lols ..
    awww cool my family are mostly in the auckland area buht yeaa most of my samoan friends are from the wellington ways =) ..
    such a small world we live in , hehe , LOLS

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    Re: [08.12.09] Food, whanau, fans - no time to be Idol

    Post by Taichimisty on Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:44 pm

    Yep I think ole Stan is talking about the boil ups, hangi, watercress, puha, rewena bread, ❤ and the different taste in the food in comparison to Oz which can be bland at times. Nice and green in NZ. But a bit too chilly for me to live there, I am such a sook when it comes to the cooler climate.
    Having lived here for over twentyfive years, I find the kiwi food can be quite rich, I've adjusted to the Oz food but still luv kiwi food every now and then. Oh yes yummy raw fish!!!!! Where's the next hangi???? lol!

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    Post by kiwianabananarama on Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:11 pm

    Haha...He'll probably pig out on all his faves again when he returns this weekend at the Matakana festival...If i see him eating something like raw fish, taro, pork bone, puha, hangi, ice cream...I'll snap it cuzzies...
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    Post by Taichimisty on Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:10 pm

    That would be awesome Kiwiana.. ..and while you are at it plz have some for me...my mouth is watering.....or is it drooling for our dear Stan....lol..belly shaking:)

    Enjoy yourself this weekend girlfriend when you see Stan at the Matakana festival....
    shout out a big fat HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Kiwiana...what an awesome birthday present.....seeing Stan sing...you lucky girl you!!! happy dance

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    Post by kiwianabananarama on Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:01 pm

    Thanks babe

    my mouth is watering too...coz now i feel like all of the above but I gotta take it easy...training to do...and have to look reasonably nice on saturday...man i have a ton of things to do to get ready...dye hair, wax eyebrows, shave legs...choose clothing...ring my uncle for a whare to stay at..lol.. huyya

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    Post by hot_chilli on Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:45 pm

    I'm so jealous of you Kiwiana, if you see him give him a kiss from me, his Greek fan!! Grin
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    Post by Taichimisty on Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:27 pm

    Hahaha...lol..with glee:)....being beautiful has its price sunny ...at least you have a couple of days to make sure you're lookin' goooood for Stan....

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    Post by kiwianabananarama on Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:53 am

    no worries hot chilli...altho..... he might remember me from his signing in Auckland and i didnt let go of him straightaway after giving him a kiss there...haha...he might run a mile...lol...but i'll try...take care gurlfriend huyya

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