24 Okatopa Tu’apulelulu
I visited a Tongan dentist today. I knew something had gone awry as there was some dull aching on my left side … but did not quite expect to emerge an hour later having had two fillings along with the usual six monthly clean. I didn’t even have to make an appointment… so unheard of in Australia! at home we make appointments at least six months in advance. here I just had to Turn up at 5.00pm and wait for the dentist to arrive from the hospital. I have been told that if you have a day to sit around then the dental work is free at the hospital. As I didn’t wish to take up a space for a local I thought the right thing to do was to go to the after hours and pay. It cost me about $150Aus for all that work so heaps cheaper than Australia and Afa the dishy dentist worked from a modern surgery and has a Masters in dentistry from WA University – there was a lovely framed certificate on the wall. His first degree was from the University of the South Pacific. So my chompers are now restored and ready for the next meal.
Kotoni kindly made me scrambled eggs… And we both agreed that it was best to avoid the rock hard bread I had made in the electric bread-maker earlier in the week. I think not having the right type of flour certainly impacts on the softness.
Only avid scrabble players will want read on from here and weep…Tonight I scored 128 in one go finishing all my letters with the z on a double letter triple word!!! Now I know many of you will be impressed. My final score was 481!