Manuia te Tauhaga Fou!

Talofa gatama Nanumea i te tauhaga fou tenei, ko “lua sefulu, sefulu”!!    In Nanumea, and in most of the places Nanumeans live, Po o Tefolaha is being celebrated as this is written.  Ane mo Kiti mo temaa kaaiga katoa wish you the best, as the year begins and as you enjoy this festive time.   These days, from Christmas through the New Year, to Tefolaha’s Day, and for some weeks longer in Nanumea itself, this is a time for community, for family, for church remembrances — it is a very special time for Nanumeans all over the globe.  Our hearts are with you.  Alofa lahi atu — Kiti mo Ane ikonei i Oregon.

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Congratulations and Blessings Nanumea!

As all Nanumeans know, January 8th marks the annual festival devoted to Tefolaha, founder of Nanumean society.  The celebration embodies Nanumean identity, and also commemorates the decision Nanumeans made in 1922 to be a Christian community.   The “Day of Tefolaha”, Po o Tefolaha, will be celebrated widely on the evening of Friday, 9th January, starting with a church service, and followed by an exuberant all-night festive faatele dance.  A special feature during the faatele are “solo” processions up to a table to donate coins and other cash toward the maintenance of the church premises.  The faatele usually goes on until dawn, although many small children will be asleep on mats around the hall well before that.

Fanau Nanumea – Manuia Po Lahi, te Tauhaga fou, te Fulihaga Fou, mo te Po tenei o Tefolaha, tagata muamua o Nanumea!

Kiti mo Ane, Nonu, Kilea, mo Tavita ikonei i Oregon

Fanau Nanumea – tala o te Snow ma koulua mai Oregon nei

Talofa koulua konaa, fanau Nanumea.   Ailoga koa to te aisa i Nanumea te afiafi tenei!  Ailoga koa to i NiuSila, Ausitalia, Kilipati, Nauru, Marshalls, Fiji.  Telala, koa avatu he fakamanuiaga mai ia maaua mo Ane (mo Tavita) — me koa kamata o to te aisa, snow, te po nei, 12 o Tesema.  I will post some photos when it looks white and pretty. Koa makalili kii!

snowy-day-at-our-house-no-330-xaraPost your thoughts here – (click on comments at top by the date of this post, or comments just below this post) — they will soon appear in the column to the right.  Koa fakatali tino i loto i te Ahiga o Taatou — tuu o fai hau lauga!!

Best wishes from a stormy, wintry Oregon —

Kiti (Anne sends her love too)

Obama mo Tino o te Pasifika / Obama and People of the Pacific

Barack Obama has just been elected as president of the most powerful country in the world, the USA.  Many in America, (including us) had doubts that he could be elected, since there are still many people in the USA who are prejudiced when it comes to difference.  Skin color, differences in religion, any kind of difference — it is hard to see the humanity in others when they seem different than us.  Yet Obama won!  A majority of Americans voted for a black man whose father was from Africa to be their next president.  What a wonderful development.  Only a little over one hundred years ago, many of America’s people of African descent lived lives as slaves.  Yet today, a man with African roots is our president!

We are encouraged to think that the many kinds of prejudice our Pacific peoples face in their lives (in Australia, New Zealand, any of the metropolitan places they live, work and raise their families) can similarly be transcended.  That just as Americans saw that Barack Obama had the vision and skills to lead his country, no matter what his origins, so our tino Pasifika will be judged by what lies in their hearts, by their honest hard work and achievements, and their hopes for better lives for their children.

The lesson from Obama’s victory in the USA is that hope is possible, hope matters, and that the future can be better, everywhere. “Yes We Can” was Obama’s campaign slogan.  Muna konei e tolu e tonu hoki i te Pasifika – Yes We Can! This link is to a 4 minute music video — “Yes We Can” — with Obama and supporters:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjXyqcx-mYY

Ke pula ttou mata ki mua, tino mai te atu Tuvalu, tino katoa mai fenua o te vaha Pasifika — e mafai ai taatou o manumalo, e mafai o iku mo te manuia fakamoemoega mo he olaga llei!

Kiti mo Ane

Talofa gatama o Nanumea!

I te atupaipai i po nei, koa salalau fanau Nanumea i feitu e faa ote lalolagi.  Koa fakamakeke o lagona te leo i alatu o te fakkai, mana fai koa tapatapa penei — “Eeee, koa luku taatou i uta i te Ahiga — e tahi te moa, lua talo, tefui pi te fakaaua!”  Kae fui lagona te leo o te leoleo o te ttou fenua pele, me koa nonoho mao taatou, toko uke o taatou koa noho i fenua ake, i tua o Nanumea.

Telaa la, te fakatau vaivai mai ikonei, ee aa, e mafai ai tatou o luku penei, ite internet, mo faitala pelaa ailoa i uta i te Ahiga o te ea?

Manatua – te Ahiga o taatou i uta i Nanumea ko te fale o muna.  I loto ite fale mo ona pou mo ona nohoaga koa maifai ai taatou o fakaali manatu mo mafaufauga, mo loto o kaaiga mo tino taki toko tahi.

Te “space” ikonei e pelaa me mo mea loa a taatou.   Eaa?   E llei te manatu tenei?   E mafai ai taatou o fakaaoga he fale i te internet, he Ahiga mo gatama Nanumea koa salalau i te lalolagi?

Fakali oulua manatu ikonei! E fiagofie — click on “Comments” at the top or bottom of the page, put in your name and email address, type your comment, then click “Submit” to post your comment ki te Ahiga!

Fakafetai, kae ke manuia te po mo polokolame koa faka toka!

Kiti mo Ane

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Here are some early comments we have received on Nanumea.Net:

Talofa koulua Kiti mo Ane,

Fakafetai mo te lua meli tenei, kae tafahili ko te lua moemitiga tela ni kamata mai i te 1973 ke oko mai ki te po 03 Novema 2008. Koa kaatoatoa te pouloto o te “pouless Nanumea Ahiga” tenei tela ko te Nanumea website. Fakafetai lahi`kii koulua mo te lahi o te lua galuega ki te Ahiga (website) a tatou. Moi ni heai te lua loto Tefolaha, penei e heai he “ahiga” penei a tatou. Penei hoki koa gagalo atu a foliga gagali o Nanumea nateaho, konei koa toe lavea e tatou i lua taumafaiga. E he gata te fakafetai a maua mo Ela kia koulua mo gatama i te uke o lua taimi fakamaaumau ki te “ahiga” tenei a tatou.

A Ela e lifu me ko lavea e ia a ata o te kaiga o latou kae koi foliki `kii latou. Kae ko aku la e heai ni ata o matou me i te aku e noho i Motufoua i te taimi tela, kae ko oku matua e noho i Nauru. Kae ko toku gafa tenei koa iloa e aku mai luga i pepa gafa kona ni fakatoka e koulua.E iai ni mea e tutupu i konei, ko fakailoa atu. Ke manuia koulua mo gatama.

Siliga mo Ela Tala

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On Wednesday,Nov 5, 2008 at 11.35 AM, Lepeka Tavita Matulo tererei.eija.judy@gmail.com wrote
Fakafetai lahi lahi kii e Kiti mo Ane pela mo fanau katoa mote  www.nanumea.net ne fakatoka ne koulua e manatunatu ai tatou ki tou tino nateahoo. Fiafia kii te loto nei mo te lua fakatoka gali kae tafahili ite taua ki loto o tagata Nanumea katoa konei e salalau i feituu e fa ote lalolagi.
Kae tenei loa au e taumafai ke maua atu ne tala mai konei.
Fakafetai lahi toe fetaui
Lepeka Tavita Matulo
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Talofa Kiti mote kaiga katoa,
Fafetai mote meli gali kii tenei kae maise ailoa ko tala gali pena hoki mo tau moe miti. Tena tonu ailoa te uiga ona koa uke mea koa manakogina ke taviligina kae titi  kiloto ite fale tenei.Ko toe fakahoko atu fakamuli ona pela e tai he lava tonu taimi mote taimi tenei.
Manuia katoa gatama Nanumea i otou fakamoemoega

Mila (Amilale)

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Kiti
Fakafetai lahi mo tau galuega taua kii tenei. Ke malolo galuega ko fano au o pula i au mea fou kona ne faopoopo ki loto i tou website
Ke manuia te aso ite alofa ote Atua
Malie (Lototele)

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On 11/3/08, Fakavae Taomia <fakavae.taomia@fspi.org.fj> wrote:

Talofa Kiti mo Ane

E avatu eiloa mai konei te fakafetai lahi lahi ailoa mote website fou tenei ne faite ne koulua mo Fanau Nanumea.  Ko oko ailoa te aoga maise ki fanau kola e noho i fenua itua atu o Tuvalu kae maise Nanumea.

Kote Atua ke fakamanuia atu a Koulua kae maise te Kaaiga mote galuega lei tenei ko matea atu ki mata.

Fakafetai lahi mote avanoaga.
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Fakavae Taomia
Fiji Islands
Phone: (679) 3312250; Mobile: (679) 9927628
Vision: Together we build communities in the Pacific
Website:  www.fspi.org.fj

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From: Popeieta Ato Raponi <pope.raponi@gmail.com>
Date: Nov 3, 2008 5:49 PM
Subject: Te Fale (Website) a gatama Nanumea – Nanumea.net

Mauri Kiti mo Ane,

faka-talofa atu kia koulua pela hoki taina nanumea ite lalolangi.
fakafetai atu mai konei i Tarawa mote mail. Kaati he moemiti tonu tela ke hoko atu gatama Tefolaha ite website tenei koa oti ne fakatoka ne koulua ma gatama a Tefolaha. Ite vaitaimi nei pela koa fkotioti a polokalame ate motou akonga. Kae ma manatu mo toku tangata ko Lefulefu ke ma pukengina ata o tino nanumea katoa e ma iloangina ikonei, koa faulu atu kite web kote mea ke pula nisi fanau nanumea kote mea hoki ke pula i olotou kano mai konaa. Te manatu e tahi mafai e tonu ke tuhi a ingoa o head of households mo olotou gatama koa faulu atu hoki kote mea ke hoko te gafa kolaa koa oti ne fktoka ne koulua.
Moli atu te fkfetai mai i fanau nanumea ikonei i Tarawa mo ata. koa oti ne kave ata o nisi tino kola heai ne olotou computer i olotou fale. Koa oko ite tangi o latou ite pula ki olotou ata mo olotou matua. mahaninga i aso kola i tafa o matua. tela fkfetai kae fkmaloo.
kaati kona mua mai konei.
alofa atu kia koulua pela hoki fanau nanumea…

Pope

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Talofa Kiti

Fakafetai lahi lahi kii mo te galuega gali ki te fakatelega o gafa. Nei koa iloa mene hau mai fea a matou mai te feitu o Fomai (Malua & Filifau) mo te feitu mai toku matua Faatasiga (Tauila & Taiafiafi).

Maua mo Sagaa mo tamaliki e malosi katoa.

Alofa atu

Eli (Malua)