Sunday, April 26, 2009

In the suburbs

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Yesterday afternoon while the Fiji group drank kava after church, I watched TV and did a small drawing of the passage looking towards the front door. In Tau's house in Wyndam Vale, a home beautifully kept and so neat and tidy. Not like our lounge room with all the books, paints, music, sermons, music about. Sailosi and Tau and family live in a typical house in the new suburbs, but it is still very Islander with the bundle of shoes at the door when visitors arrive. We just never wear shoes inside the house, do you? Tongans, Fijians, you name any Islander group,and I'm sure you pick their house by the pairs of shoes left outside on the porch or just inside the door.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kava after Church service. Some bad habits do die hard aye?

6:32 AM  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Too true. The men and women rationalise it as the need to talk, to share concerns. They reckon they can't do that over a cup of coffee! Two hours around the tanoa is enough though, not a whole night session which I think is wrong when people have to work the next day.

3:54 PM  

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