10 Ma’asi Monite
We popped in to say goodbye to our landlady Saane… she was mowing the lawn when we arrived and crying as we left. Saane has been such a major part of our Tongan experience and helped to make our year so culturally enriching. I left with a bunch of coconut ‘tails’ as a gift from her so I can make a Tongan broom when I get home… if they get through customs! 🙂
This was our very last Pot Luck dinner and how amazing it was. The food was fantastic and we shared our table with Norbett a German anthropologist and Cecile and Delphine – two delightful French volunteers.
The band was superb as always, Chris was a polished MC and the surprise act of ex-student Sarabi doing a guest appearance lipsync made it a memorable farewell.
We felt so proud of our students and their wonderful dedicated teachers.
Our fellow volunteers came along to wish us farewell and support the students. They squeezed us with hugs, showered us with kind words both written and verbal… and we even had a few tears.
If you happen to be in Tonga between March and October on the second or last Monday of the Month you MUST go to the ‘Ahopanilolo Pot Luck training restaurant… you won’t forget it!
Malo aupito to EVERYONE.