Friday, October 19, 2007

Flower women

from w
A friend recently came back from Fiji and had bought the October Turaga and Marama magazines for his wife. I've borrowed them to read. Both magazines are glossy, full of great photos and informative stories, mainly positive, upbeat and telling of achievements against great odds. I liked the photos of the Naitasiri women who go to Suva market to sell glorious bunches of flowers - wild ginger, orchids, anthuriums and other flowers. About twenty women journey to Suva every Saturday and maybe each make $100. Vinaka vakalevu Alivina, Maria, Meresaini, Ivamere and Litia.

The Turaga magazine this time had many stories of political figures in Fiji over the past fifty years which wasn't as interesting as the ordinary human stories.
I'll write more later.

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