Talofa, a warm welcome to our page.
We’d like to introduce our family who are the faces behind Islandize. Our names are Sournheak or Suzy for short and Junior Hunt. Our little family is cross cultured with Samoan and Cambodian background. We have 3 kids that are now the ages 13, 15, and 17 yrs. They’re all grown up but they were a lot younger when Islandize first started.
Islandize means, “To encourage, develop and in-still Island languages and culture in us.”. It was created out of love for our children to learn the Samoan language.
In 2013, we launched our first app, Little Learners Samoa. In 2016, our Youtube channel was created. Here we brought our Little Islander characters to life, Laki and Lani, Little siblings teaching basic Samoan words and sentences. All recordings are done in our very own home, a little cozy bedroom space, with a mic and desktop, oh and a foamy thingy that blocks out some noise lol. The audio isn't perfect but we have to get it done.
Can you guess who are the voices behind our characters?
Laki is Junior and Lani is our daughter Angela. Our son Winten, as the voice of Jack and Suzy as the voice of Mum and cousin Toloa. Junior is also the voice behind Dad, bus driver Sione and Uncle Li! Did you hear him sing? Watch Uncle Li sing the Samoan National Anthem, you'll want to sing along. Chester hasn’t yet voiced any characters but he creates our Island lullaby videos. Perfect for putting your little ones to bed.
We sincerely thank you all for your love and support. It means the world to us, especially when we see your family enjoy our videos. It makes all the time and resources our family has given, to bring them from our home into yours, truly all WORTH it. With your support, we can continue to provide more videos and apps. Our videos are available and FOREVER FREE to watch. For our little fans out there, we have merch that can be purchased in our gift shop, profits go towards creating more videos.
Alofa atu from our family to yours xox