Lalo Kalosipani News 18 from Matahau
Malo ho’omou lelei, pea malo si’omou nofo mo e manatu mai (mohe ‘a Kulu ia). Actually this time, after Mr. Semisikulufeinga advised me to write it first on Word and just upload it here online at the end, I finally am sitting here at home at the Lalo Kalosipani ‘o kohikohi atu e ngaahi fanga ki'i news ko ‘eni ma’a kimoutolu.
Well right now kuo ‘osi mohe atu e toenga homau ‘api. Except for Milika who’s with Sr. Clare ‘i he ‘api ko Malia-‘i-Lutu (Havelu) after she stayed there ki he’ene ‘alu ako he Kindy St. Francis. Talamai ‘e Clare ‘a e enjoy ‘e he ki’I ta’ahine ‘a e ako, and we’re not surprised with that news after ‘ene fe’ao holo mo kimautolu ‘i ‘api ni.
Maliana is alright. They just left a few minutes ago to Nuku'alofa after they had tea with Tiana mo fai ‘ena lau newspaper (the Kele’a especially). Our little Saimone-T as we call him because the “T” is the name he call us by, is already gone dreaming away in neverland. Fita and Poini are doing Ok, that’s about all I can say about those two. Lotini usually just showed up here on emergencies, which is either looking for panadols or asking for a drive to the hospital. But he’s doing good, his kids are happy and that is good news. Fu’u vave lalahi ‘ene kauleka mo e talavou, tukukehe pe masi’i ko Mavae ko e sino atu.
With our little “city”, we’ve been having quite a number of fundraising lately. First we had ‘a e koniseti ‘a e fonua, ko e feinga ke kumi hamau motu’i lelue (Village Bus) ke uta ‘aki hotau kainga since no other bus ever come by the “City” these days. It’s a slow fundraising as it takes time to get enough fund to afford such an expense. The other fundraising were the Potungaue Talavou & Finemui ‘a e SUTT mo e komiuniti St. Sosefo which raised about $1221 . . . that’s a lot of money to find these days.
The exciting news in the “City” right now ko e teu folau ko ‘eni ‘a 'emau Kalapu Fe’ofa’aki’akakau ki ‘Okalani, Nu’usila. There’s about eighteen of us na’e apply pea inform mai ‘e Folau Pofaiva ‘oku lava katoa (after almost five weeks of applying for a visa) and they were each given a one month visa. Ka ko e toe ‘eni ke feinga’i e totongi ‘enau tikite pea kuo mahino mai eni ia ‘oku toe holomui e ni’ihi ia since they can’t afford it. The problem is the need to fly out quickly by Monday next week, and some of them can’t find enough time to raise the money to buy their tickets. So hopefully ‘e a’u pe 'a e kau folau ki he toko hongofulu, but come Monday we’ll see who goes. Ko e folau ‘oku taki ai e palesiteni, Stanley Manu, pea tokoni ki ai e angi, Siua ‘Eteaki. ‘Oku nau ‘alu foki mo ‘enau kava 70kg tukukehe ange e ngaahi tangai me’akai na’e ‘osi send over ki Nu’usila ke tokoni ki he ngaahi accommodation expense. Ka kou talaange ki he kalasi ko e ‘oku fiu feinga’i ‘enau fare, kenau ‘ai e founga ‘a Palema, fai mo tufi’i ha koloa faka-Tonga ‘o fakatau kae vave, pe ko ‘enau kolosi po’uli ki he meleni ‘a Lehopo which is dirty money, but FAST . . . yeah, ne ki’i tukufetuli ‘emau Palema mo Lehopo hono kaiha’asi po’uli e meleni e motu’a (Lehopo) although Palema was unbelievably fast, coz he wasn’t caught, and secondly Palema was unbelievably smart enough ke lele he hala ki Nukunuku dragging the owner’s suspicion that way. Ko ‘eku mo’oni eni ko Palema pe na’e ha’u ‘o talanoa kata mai . . . talamai ko e ifo atu e meleni ‘a e motu’a.
Ok ... ko ‘etau ngoue, mou me’a hake pe ki ai ‘i he'eku photo album Hiko's Garden & Matahau Cemetery ke mou sio ki hono faka’ofo’ofa. Kapau ‘oku pehe pe ‘ene fotu mai, pea huanoa ai hano utu e ma’ala mo ta’aki ‘etau manioke e . . . ‘ouaaaaaaaaa! Kou tala atu kauteme, mou order mai he taimi ni, puka kei taimi mai homou ngaahi kaumeili, fo’i kahokaho pe ha’o tangai manioke (Fisi) telia na’a ke tomui. Hange ko e tu’uaki ‘a e motu’a ‘Ahau: “Pisinisi Tonga Kae Sevesi Palangi!" And you better believe it folks (mohe ‘a Talia ia). You will see photos ‘o e talo-Tonga on that same album but sorry atu ‘oku ‘ikai ke ‘i ai ha talo pehe ia ‘i ‘uta. Ko e talo kehe ia na’a ku faitaa’i along he hala ki liku ke lohiaki’i ‘aki e tou’a ko e tama totalo lelei au . . . so pliz hear me, just order pe ‘ufi mo e manioke. . . hala talo-Tonga eni.
You may also notice ‘a e vela lahi na’e hoko ki ‘uta which to our regret we just found out later. Na’a ma ‘osi ‘alu ki ai mo Tana ‘o savea’i e maumau ‘oku hoko. Sai pe he na’e hao pe e manioke, but if only kapau na’e ma’u atu mo e fu’u ‘otu lou’akau ‘a e fefine Fisi e. And we found out ko e ha’u ‘a e vela mei he tutututu mei he ‘uta ‘a e foha ‘a Halai (Lotu), ‘o vela mai ai e ‘uta ‘a Kaitu’u before crossing the road to ours, ‘o toe kolosi atu ai he hala lahi ki he ‘uta ‘a Sose mo Vai ‘o ma’u atu mo ia. Ko ‘eku me’a ‘oku fai ki ai he taimi ni, ko e lotu’i ke lahi e to e ‘uha, ke mo’ui e niu mo e vao. Ko e me’a ki he ‘ai ke to ha ngoue ai . . . ngulu ‘a Talia ia . . . we can’t afford to.
Anyway famili, mou nofo a. Pea talamai ‘e Maliana ‘oku hufaki atu ma’u pe kiate kimoutolu (sometimes I wonder if she ever gets tired of praying for you lot) mo e ‘ofa lahi faufau mo’oni kiate kimoutolu hono kotoa.
Anyway, that’s all from this side of the world . Tu’a’ofa atu.
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