Lalokalosipani News Update 14
My Dear Family,
Malo ho'omou lelei. Sorry atu he tuai e ma'u news atu. I began to realize how important this website is, so I thought in order to take it to heart, I should give it some time to verify my sources and information before delivering it to you all. So this time, fakamaatoato 'aupito - ko e ngaahi news mo'oni eni famili.
For now, 'oku mau mo'ui lelei pe. It's our cold season, and lately a few of us have tasted the cold fever, but thanks to your prayers 'oku mau kei akeake malohi mai pe. Our little Milika is on her school break from St. Francis of Asisi Kindergarden, and much to the joy of our little Simon to once again find a playmate at home. Actually for our very own famous Lalo Kalosipani Kindergarden, kuo foaki ai 'e Maliana e diploma 'a Saimone he "Ui Hingoa", now that the little boy can call our names, neongo 'ene faka-'Ahau but it's a great joy to hear him say our names.
Ko hotau 'api 'eni 'oku tokanga'i mo tauhi lelei 'e Neni, Fita mo Tiana. Kei laumalie lelei pe fefine ko Maliana Sisifa, pehe kia Lotiola. Ko 'eni kuo vilo mai eni e takai 'a e Statue of Mother Mary 'o e Kautaha Malia Hono Tolu, ki he 'api 'o Lotiola, pea 'oku fema'uma'u ai pe 'a e tauhi 'o e lau losalio he 'api ni, in the morning and evening.
Neni is currently working out 'i he 'etau manioke which is just about ready to harvest. The only big problem to this are the manioke thieves. It has become widely spread 'a e lahi 'a e kaiha'a ta'aki manioke 'a e kakai, pea kuo 'ikai ke kei mata'aki. He 'oku 'ikai ngata pe 'i Matahau ni, ka 'oku toe ha pe me'a tatau he ngaahi kolo kehe. We were thinking of the option ke ta'aki fakatau, kae hange ko e lau . . . pe ko e fakatau ai ke 'osi, kamau kai e ha? So I guess we're just gonna go along with all kinds of thieves, mei he kaiha'a fo'i manioke, ki he kau'i manioke, ki he la'i manioke. Neongo 'oku te'eki kamata hono ta'aki (I hope the thieves haven't started), but for your info, kuo 'osi kamata palau atu mo e konga me'a fo'ou ke kamata to atu ai e manioke once we start harvesting. Kae'oua mu'a na'a ngalo kautama, ko e manioke Fisi . . . 'Oua! ko hano fa'ahinga filio'i pe ia 'o'ona ko e Ma'alahi atu. Ko kimoutolu ko ena Vo mo e kalasi 'oku fakakaukau 'ota mai mei 'Iulope . . . kataki pe fakafoki atu homou 'ota telia na'a ke loto mamahi, he ko e 'ota ia 'a e kaiha'a is perhaps unpredictable and definitely unlimited. It may be frustrating looking after the manioke, but hearing how thieves have stolen manioke from others is quite amusing, or perhaps that's my point of view since my turn as a victim of the manioke thieves generation hasn't come yet. He kuo faai atu pe 'eni ia e kaiha'a manioke ia ke 'ilo hake pe ia ki hoto kaunga'api, pea 'ikai ke kaiha'a kai 'ata'ata pe kae toe kaiha'a fakamaketi ia . . . he faufaua pehe 'a e tu'utamaki. Ka kou na'ina'i ki he talavou ko 'eni, ka ha'u 'a Patele 'Ekuasi mo Patele Palenapa . . . teu lipooti kakato ki ai . . . ko 'eku ki'i fakailifia pe ia 'a'aku ki ai, hei'ilo na'a holo ai e kaiha'a manioke mei he tangai 'e 5 he 'aho ki he tangai 'e 4.
Anyhow, enough of the plantation problem. I should inform you that our Fifita has been in hospital in the past four days taking care of an old lady named Joan (over 60 yrs old) from the States, a palangi actually, who came to Tonga on a social working mission. The lady was introduced to us by Sr.Clare and had visited our Lalo Kalosipani, but during her stay on her mission, she got into an accident, being bitten by a dog (as I was told), so since she didn't have any close relatives such as the next of kin and is not within her immediate family relatives, that left Sr. Clare to her care and Fifita to look after her in the hospital. The local medical practitioners advised Sr. Clare that the poison from the dog generated wound had gone too far into the old lady's body, which leaves Joan in grave health situation, so much so that she persistently asked Sr. Clare to look after her body and her graveyard, so now Sr. Clare could only think of our Fa'itoka ko Loma, the only possibly available grave she could get for Joan, ka neongo ia 'oku fiemalie pe 'a Joan 'oku 'i ai e taha pau 'oku falala ki ai. Ko ia kemou manatu'i mai e fine'eiki ko 'eni, kae pehe kia Sr. Clare mo Fifita mo e fua fatongia 'oku fai.
Kaikehe, teu ngata a he, kau kolosi ki he ki'i kalapu he 'a e kolisi tutuku Toloa 'a Matahau ni. Ko e ki'i fonua ni, 'ai ai 'ene si'isi'i mo 'ene kalapu hokohoko. Pea malo mo e Sapate ke ki'i malolo hifo ai. Kaikehe, mou lave'i pe kainga ko e konga pe ia 'o e makafetoli'aki. Ka mou nofo a, pea 'ofa lahi atu kiate kimoutolu hono kotoa.
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