Matahau Lalokalosipani News Update 20
Dear famili, malo ho'omou lelei. How have you all been?
I know that I have been missing for some time now, but that's a good thing for you guys so that you may not be too tired of my many stories. Now that I'm back, please allow me to fill you in with the latest from here but honestly . . . hearing you people talk here in our little home on the web helps us here at the Lalo Kalosipani to think of you all.
ME AND SIMON JR WAITING FOR FOOD AT THE LALOKALOSIPANI AFTER SUNDAY MASS
'Oku mau kei mo'ui lelei pe hono kotoa. Maliana Sr, my mum Lotiola, Sr.Clare, Tiana & Fifita, Neniti & kids, Poini jr and family as well as Rodney and his 7s-team - we are all alive and healthy. Fakamalo lahi atu ki ho'omou hufaki 'oku fai mai ma'a kimautolu mei he tapa kehekehe 'o mamani.
Visitors to Lalokalosipani & coming travel
I should inform you all that at the moment we are enjoying the blessful company of Seilala and also little Seilala (daugther 'o Fine - Sei's brother). 'Oku fakafiefia 'a e toe vakai kia Sei, she looks happy and healthy. 'Oku lolotonga teu foki mo e folau 'a Poini mo Lotiola ki he outback of Bunderberg, Australia. Their objective tokua . . . to joini Lika ASAP he toli fo'i'akau. Yeah, i know what you guys are thinking, as I said to them about "toli". Please, let the fie "toli" do the toli, and although such persons are not so used to such an environment, 'ofa mai . . . tuku kenau a'u tonu. Pe'e vela ai honau 'ulu, pe'e piko ai honau tu'a (hange ko e fakatapu), please understand that such hard labour ko e fakalelei 'atamai to many, he 'oku ma'u ai 'a e fa'akataki, mo e anga vaivai . . . mou toki 'eke pe 'e kimoutolu kia Lotelika, he'll definitely agree with me.
ANOTHER OLD PHOTO OF THE LALOKALOSIPANI WHERE I AM WRITING FROM
St. Joseph the Worker Community
For those of you who may be interested in our little church community, please understand 'oku mo'ui lelei pe kaingalotu, kae pehe ki honau Tauhi Palokia. Ko 'emau manioke ko ia na'e uta ki Nu'usila, neongo hono fiu tanaki 'o e seniti ko ia mei he kau fakatau manioke, ka kou tala atu e popoaki ma'a ko 'eni ki he kau customers kotoa pe 'oku te'eki ke totongi homou tangai: "Alu koe, 'oua te ke toe tokanga koe ki ai". Ko e kaingalotu ia Sangato Sosefo ko e Tangata Ngaue, 'oku pehe pe ia . . . "Foaki mola, foaki 'ofa". 'Io, kai koe ke ke makona pea ke mo'ui, pe te ke lolo'i pe haka vai, I guarantee you that your pleasure is our business. Mou kai kimoutolu. Pea ka ai pe ha ki'i me'a 'e ma'u mai, pea hange ko e lau, "Fakafeta'i". Lately na'e lava atu 'a e 'aho 'o St. Vincent de Paul, na'e fakahoko ki Fatai. Fifita and little Saimone gave the senior audience some Lalo Kalosipani performance. Fifita did the tau'olunga and Saimone did the the tulafale by rolling all over the floor - our names are never given to us by accident! It was really fun, and well attended by all our communities.
Matahau Stormers to join tournament in NZ
'I he lolotonga ni foki 'oku teuteu 'etau local rugby league team (Matahau Stormers) to travel to Aotearoa ki he fe'auhi ai. Ko e fe'auhi ni 'oku kau fakataha atu ai mo e ngaahi timi liiki kehe 'i Tongatapu 'o kau ai 'a e Nakolo Raiders, Lapaha Knights mo e timi 'a e Folaha Falcons. It sounds like a huge expense to make, kae hange ko e lau, 'e toki mahino pe 'a e folau, by the minute the plane lifts off from Fua'amotu airport. I will let you know of their travel status in my next week's edition.
Fili Falealea 2010
'Oku hokohoko mai ai pe foki 'a e teu fili falealea 'a hotau vahenga fili 'i Tongatapu, 'aia ko e Constituency No.5. This constituency stretches from Matafonua to Vaotu'u 'o lele fakahihifo ai ki Ha'atafu. So far, we have been visited by very interesting candidates like Semisi Tongia from Te'ekiu, Maliu Takai from Fo'ui, 'Aisake Eke mei Vaotu'u, Tu'alau Mangisi mei Ha'avakatolo and Hekisou Fifita mei Nukunuku. It's interesting how these people do their campaigns. Some have their own administration (mainly top kava-Tonga guys) who go around backing up their man in the kava halls of the district. One night I turned up at the hall ki he faikava and was surprised he fonu 'a e 'u me'alele 'oku park alongside the road pea u pehe 'e au, na'a 'oku fai ko a ha kalapu 'oku tokolahi ai 'a e ha'u ki he faikava. I was shocked to look inside to find that the kava-company were only a few elderly Matahau citizens, being surrounded 'e he kau 'a'ahi tokolahi mo'oni mei Fo'ui. The same happened when the huge support group from Vaotu'u came over to support their own man. But some candidates, they go solo, leaving their vote to hang freely at the choice to be made by the people. Some use forms of bribery which for them are just another way to attract voters, hange ko e tokoni ki he walkaphon mo e ngaahi koniseti feinga pa'anga 'a 'emau komiuniti Sangato Sosefo. But come November, 'e toki mahino ai. Anyway, hao pe ko e 'ikai keu ta'u fakalao keu fili.
Well famili . . . that'll be all from me for now. You take care yourself, and until then, 'ofa lahi atu ki homou ngaahi famili takitaha.
Ko au Hiko'itaulanga
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