Lalokalosipani News 8 from Matahau
Malo ho’omou lelei. Ko kimautolu ‘eni ‘oku mau sai pe. On the last Sunday of the month of March 2010, we are still enjoying our lu moa. Hala lusipi, as we pretty much can’t afford it anymore. If you might ask ko e ha e kai lelei ‘o e Sapate, then I would tell you ko e kai makona pe. Except for Maliana, ko ‘ene lu ika. Our ‘umu today na’e ta’o ai pe he ‘ovani ‘a Poini jr. Only this time, it took our gas-oven over two straight hours ke moho lelei e luu. By the time it was moho lelei, everyone had to get up in time and get ready ki he misa he 4pm 'i Kolovai. So you guess what happens with our Sunday, I turned up to visit Sepa in the hospital, the others just tafitafi and had to come back after mass ke toki kai ‘enau luu. (Sorry Napa we still haven’t fixed the volume of your standing ‘umu to match our numbers).
Since my last update about two weeks ago, we have welcome home the return of Neniti Mahe, not only Tiana and her two offspring are happy to have him home, but we are all happy, since we needed that handyman's skills. It's been two years he was gone, and in the last two weeks, it has been hard on Milika & Saimone to recognize Neniti as their father. But so far, they have quickly and closely bonded together. Also to welcome home is Poini jr’s second wife Silia. It was quite a surprise to us, especially as they are adopting a three months old baby boy named Thomas. This time we find a promising new life in Poini and may he find the joy and courage to live it.
Ko e Polopolo
As some of you may have found on my bebo page, the past two weeks for us was the harvest ‘o e ngaahi ma’ala toutu’u. On Saturday the 19th of March, it was Sr. Clare’s and her fellow Sevaniti crew ‘i honau konga ma’ala ofi ki he ‘api ko Fualu. She came home early and collected Neniti, Kolo Pousini & Koloti to assist with their harvest. But it wasn’t a surprise ‘o hange ko e lau ‘a Tau . . . “ko e to pe la’aa ki Fisi pea tau toki ‘eva ai pe”. ‘Cos they just managed to finish off and return home after sun down. But I should mention that they got paid well with a heavy lunch break, and kato ‘ufi each with a BIG MALO ‘AUPITO, followed by promise of prayers. For us here at the Lalo Kalosipani we started off straight away ‘a e to’ukai mo hono lohu, ko e ‘ufi for breakfast, ‘ufi for lunch and ‘ufi ki he to ‘a e la'aa - 'oua!
Last Saturday the 26th of March, it was the harvest ‘o e toutu’u ‘a e kaingalotu St. Sosefo ko e tangata ngaue ‘o Matahau. Ko e toutu’u ni, na’e tu’u ia ‘i he ‘api ‘uta ‘o ‘Ana Maka Tavo, opposite the Fa’itoka Loma ‘i Matahau. As I mentioned a long time ago, ko e taha foki ‘eni ha toutu’u ‘ufi lahi mo’oni, ‘a ia na’e lesisita ‘aki e hingoa ‘o Fr. Lutoviko Manu pea toki ui e pale ki he ‘ufi Kahokaho loloa taha, na’e ma’u ia kia Fr. Palenapa Tavo ki Peru, pea toki lova atu e ongo kosi ia ko Fifita mo Tiana pe ko hai te ne ma’u e pale. For the credit of harvesting the registered toutu’u of Hikolahi that was planted by Napa, is our very own Saimone jr, who was collecting and gathering and posing for the pictures.
Ne hange e polopolo ia e toutu’u ha katoanga fakakolo. ‘Ai ai ‘ene lahi, pea mo e toe ofi ki he ‘eva ange ki ai ‘a e haua kotoa pe, ke ne mamata mo ma’u ai ha’ane oli he katoanga ‘o e ‘aho. In the harvest we had the company of our two parish priests Fr. Saimone Moala, Fr. Visone Tangifua, kae pehe kia Rev. Kaulave Falepapalangi. Ne ‘i ai foki mo e DJ ai ke fakalongolongoa’a, fakataha mo e kau faikava (he ko e tou’a foki), kae pehe ki he ongo entertainment ‘o e ‘aho, Latu Fatu who came over from Aussie tukukehe pe foki 'a Fisi’itetefa Tatafu ia. Pea makehe ange mei he ongo fakame’ite ‘o e ‘aho, na’e ‘i ai pe mo e ngaahi fakamamafana kehe ‘o kaunga ki he katoanga ‘o e ‘aho. As you’ve already heard, ne ma’u e ‘inasi ‘o e land-owner ('Ana Maka), kae pehe ki he ‘inasi ‘o e kau faifekau mo e tou’a foki.
Lotini & Vise Leka's Trip to Fiji
Kaikehe teu ngata a he. Ka ‘i ai ha ni’ihi hena ‘e fiema'u ‘ufi, hange ko Napa, Stan mo Hikolahi, pea mou kataki ‘o a’u tonu mai pe ki he Lalo Kalosipani. Anyway, got to get my homework done now. I also have to inform you about Lotini & Vise jr’s travel to Fiji. It has been called off by Lotini due to disappointment in flight ticket negotiations. But I guess, for us all, ko e mahu’inga pe ‘etau kei mo’ui. Pea mou nofo a family. I have posted more photos of the Matahau Polopolo here on our website. ‘Oku mau ‘ofa lahi atu kiate kimoutolu hono katokatoa.
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