Fiji stories, Labasa, South Pacific culture, family, migration, Australia/Fiji relationship
Sunday, July 01, 2012
A Fijian party in Melbourne
Last night there was a celebration of a little Fijian girl's first birthday and the kids had a good time at Hijinks in Point Cook. No doubt the adults also had a pleasant evening yarning, drinking kava, eating lovo food and celebrating with the family. A formal Christian prayer and blessing was led by the family friend, Rev Bill Lidgett. Most of our Geelong family were there but I stayed home to watch two chick flicks and have a quiet night so the photos were taken by Peceli.
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.