Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Tongan girls in the rain

from w
Hundreds of Tongan girls from Queen Salote College waited in the rain for two hours to greet the visiting delegates to the Forum in Tonga. No wonder they cheered when some of the visitors arrived. Typical treatment of girls to let them sit it out in the rain while digitories drive around in fine cars.


Anonymous said...

It is not "typical for girls to be left in the rain". By saying that it is typical implies that girls/women were being treated as less important which is not the case in the Tongan culture. Before using such a phrase, please try and understand some basic Tongan values. Whether it be boys or girls, in Tonga when you are assigned to do something, we take it seriously and we do not give up until the job is done. The Tongan term for it is "fatongia" (duty).Regardless of the weather, difficulty, etc we are taught to do the job and do it well. This type of commitment has taught our people to be tough, hardworking, resilient, loyal, etc. This value has helped many of our people survive wherever they go.

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Saipe malo,
Loyalty and doing your duty when you have been asked is a good thing. When special visitors come it is usual to show hospitality and respect.

muebles en madrid said...

The dude is completely just, and there is no skepticism.