Fiji stories, Labasa, South Pacific culture, family, migration, Australia/Fiji relationship
Monday, May 21, 2012
'I won't give my crown back!'
I don't regard it as a tantrum, after all the lass is only sixteen and she did win first place in the Fiji beauty contest and was crowned. However there's been quite a hoo-hah ever since - someone reckons she doesn't look 'Fijian' enough, another said she's too young, another said it was rigged and a foregone conclusion. Anyway when they gave the runner-up the honour or representing Fiji in the bigger game, the little miss had a hissy fit and said 'No, I won't give my crown back.' Good on you Torika.......
Introducing Peceli and Wendy. Babasiga (pronounced bambasinga) is the dry land of Macuata in northern Fiji - our place in the sun in Fiji. The town is Labasa and our village is Vatuadova and the beach is Nukutatava. We are part of Wailevu Fijian tribe with relatives in Mali Island and Naseakula village. Peceli was born in Labasa and Wendy is an Australian and today live in Geelong, Australia.