Ni sa bula vinaka!
The two photos above were taken by Ben Cavu when he visited Vasara in 2006. The tree on the top is the vunivutu at Vasara (apparently it is over 100 years old). The tree at the bottom is the frangipani tree on our great-grandfather Paula Cavu's yavu in the village. It is also very ancient (about 60 years old).
Current Fiji news:
- With great sadness we share the news of Aunty Litia's (Tua Ilaisa's eldest daughter) passing 3 months ago. Aunty had been sick for a while from cancer and died after a short stay in hospital. Aunty Litia's 100 nights was held at her farm in Waila last Saturday (28th June 2008). Uncle Paula and Ben attended and in his email uncle wrote: "It was a wonderful and peaceful experience for me to be amongst a small group of young people, the members of the Nazarene Church. Litia was truly a practising Christian and lovely person who really cared for others in a very honest way. We represented the Cavu family as aunty Jackie was not well."
- It is also with great sadness that we announce the passing of aunty Emma Osbourne, mother of Betty, Joe, Ilaisa (junior), Babs and David. Aunty Emma passed away on Monday morning, 40th June 2008 at Lautoka from breast cancer. We will be going from Suva to Sigatoka on Saturday morning to attend the funeral.
I apologise for the long silence on this blogsite - it has been unbelievably hectic especially at work! However, here we are again and we look forward to your comments and news as well. I will be making more postings next week.
From the 'wide-angle lens,' if you log on to Fijilive.com you'll see the latest on Ono-i-Lau. There has been some discussion that Ono is now considering 'moving' to be a part of Tonga. After the bose-ni-yasana last week, Anare Jale and his supporters who were barred from the meeting have requested that this matter be given serious and immediate consideration by the interim PM. Watch this space...