Sunday, January 31, 2010

While the tennis final was on

from w
At the home of a Fijian family in Melbourne, I watched the mixed doubles final of the tennis while attending to a cute little four-month-old boy. He joined the kava circle of his grandfather for a while, then his grandmother on the sofa. How relaxed babies can be, without fears of the world, content and confident with their families. I think he will be a rugby or soccer player later on judging by his large feet!

After the Fijian church service at Altona Meadows/Laverton at 1 p.m. it's usual to have a delicious shared meal together and then drive to the home of one of the families to relax, share stories - or even talk about the sermon - around a kava bowl, or in my case, watch the TV and yarn with the women of the house. The tennis final was interesting - though I don't watch doubles much - as an Indian professional player Leander Paes from Calcutta and his partner from Zimbabwe won. There is an extensive document on Leander in wikipedia, though I'd never heard of him before. Tonight's final singles game between the Scot, Murray, is with Federer, and I guess that Federer will never lose his cool and will win.

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