Sunday, March 6, 2011

Mubarak gone, Gaddafi going...

The boys are enjoying the national drink. The mood is a bit hard to describe...seems like an air of anxiety mixed with anticipation....confused, well I said it was a bit hard to predict.

Jone: Gunu Jas

Jaswant: Vinaka...(downs the bilo)...Boys, how about the Middle East gang aye? Boy, things sa crazy over there

Joe: Thats right Jas, unprecedented chapter in our history...who would've thought the Arabs want the same things everyone else does (he says this almost as a prompt to the others)

Jone: What you mean?

Joe: We all have same aspirations...

Jaswant: See again, this faller always want to talk va fancy....just say it man (voice raising a bit)

Jone: Yeah man, I know what we all want

Jaswant: Yeah we want no crime, feel safe in house, jobs for everyone, like that

Jone: See, what you mean, you never feel safe before?

Jaswant: But better now, see the paper huh...before everyday robbery, murder what not

Jone: Whats the use if you not.... (doesnt finish sentence...looks arlound as if somebody might be listening)

Jaswant: No what? Huh? Say it ga man?

Joe: (Doesnt say anything, but there is somethinhg playing on his mind)


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

From FDN 12 aPR 2011:

It’s official! Frank’s a dictator!
April 12, 2011 by Fiji Democracy Now
Folks, we can only assume the censors were asleep on the job because a major feature article in the Fiji Times referred to our self-appointed leader TWICE as being a “dictator”. The article, a profile on the emerging rugby star, Henry Speight, was reprinted by the FT from the Canberra Times. Speight plays for Canberra’s Brumbies. There’s a link below to the FT but in case the story gets taken down, you can still read it at the link to Fiji freedom blog, Coup Four And A Half. No doubt for some in Fiji it may have come as a shock to discover that mainstream regional media refer to Bainimarama as a dictator, not just the blogs. And why do they give him that tag? Simple. He IS a dictator!

Fiji Times 11 April 2011: The Speight effect

Coup Four And A Half 11 April 2011: Rugby player reveals toll of being of a Speight