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Last Piece of News from Suva

Once again, Bula vinaka to you all family,

Christmas carols had already been heard especially in the radios and in shops and malls in downtown Suva which reminds us that Xmas is very close at hand. On that note, I and my kids are getting closer and closer to joining our fam bam at the Lalo Kalosipani which is a piece of news that my kids don't want to hear. Before we depart the shores of Viti isles, here are some of the latest that I can share.

The past two days were the Fiji islands Primary Schools Athletic Competitions. Again Susitina was in the Suva team and this year she took part in the under-12 200m and the 4x100 relay. Unfortunately, I could not make it to the sport, as I had my two papers on the same day, which one paper starting at 9am-12noon and the second one at 2pm-5pm. Anyway, since my exam venues are very close to the Stadium where the sport took place, I was able to cheer for Susitina from the exam room. Honestly, I can tell you that I even saw the Tongan flag flying around the stadium from my exam seat. After the first day (Friday), Susitina came back and told me that she became 5th in the final of her 200m event, which is much better than last year, as she didn't make it to the final. And yesterday, her 4x100 relay team snatched the gold. Of course Tonga made it here with a team of 16 athletes. Their performance was very impressive as this time they took 4 golds, 4 silvers and 5 bronzes and became seventh in the overall ranking from about 15 districts from the whole of Fiji.

USP had finished its first week of the second semester's two weeks exam and many of the students had finished their papers on the first week including me and Sione 'Atupuha. So Sione and his family will be leaving for Tonga tomorrow, while I and my kids start packing up to put most of our stuff in our student association's container before we leave Fiji on Saturday 27th November, which is this coming Saturday. My kids had already finished their end of the year exams, and overall their academic performance is very satisfying especially Sosefo. This time Sosefo can even score up to 70 and 80 marks and not failing a single subject. The girls are doing well as usual and Susitina maintains being the top mathematician in her class. Now they are preparing for their school concert and prize giving on Friday evening before we leave for Tonga on Saturday.

I guess this is the last piece of news I have for now from Suva and I now therefore announce my surrendering of my post as news reporter from Suva as I will soon be under the wings of the #1 news reporter of this website, our one and only Lutoviko Hiko 'i Taulanga Manu jr.

Before I sign off though, I would like to take this chance to wish the soon to be newly wed couple from the town of Australian Rum, Magz and James the happiest and deserving day of their life this coming Saturday. 'Ofa atu.

That's all famili, and wish you all a very Merry Xmas and a Prosperous New Year.

'Ofa atu,

'Analena from Suva

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