4.15.2007

Oh Fiji, how punctual you are... Day 60

This morning I woke up and had to carve my name into the pole, its island tradition, apparently. Sadly, I'm not that much of a carver. Anyways, today we all just kinda hung around. I got to know the new couple that came in the day before, they seem like really cool people, I wish they had come earlier. Better yet, I wish I was staying longer. Today, in the bure, Rob, the quiet Dutch boy, got a little cheeky. He came over to where Jacob and I were laying and set his pillow on top of me and laid down. It was pretty cute, since he doesn't really talk to anyone, yet he comes and lays on top of me. Hmm... After all of the laying on people, we had a quick lunch, then I had to get my stuff ready to go. I had about an hour to say my goodbyes, then the boat showed up. We did the traditional leaving ceremony, where everyone lines up and sings while I walk through them. It was good. I thought I was going to cry when I left, but I didn't. It was pretty surreal. Anyways, I got on the boat with Kimbo and Api, and we made our way to Malau, to pick up Ben and some other guy. We ended up having Kava with Chief Tui Mali at his house, which was fun. After dropping Kimbo off at the Grand Eastern, the cab driver took me to the airport. I arrived at 4:30, half an hour before my flight was scheduled to leave. Funny how it had already left. So I went back to the Grand Eastern and got a room. It was pretty cheap, so I'm not worried about it. I even got room service. I bumped into the chief and her husband there, since he and I were now on the same flight. I watched a little Dr. Who, had a shower, then I passed out at the late hour of 9pm.

5 comments:

J said...

2 of the pics in this post are busted. Clicking on them takes you to a busted image.

Cat said...

That Dutch kid looked like he was getting a little frisky with ya.

Do planes often leave early in Fiji?

Samantha said...

Bean - All I can say is try to look @ them again, because they worked fine for me. Alternatively, you can check my photo album, I just updated it with most of my Fiji pictures. :)

Cat - I heart the Dutch boy ;)... and apparently they changed the flight w/o telling me about it.

Cat said...

I'm having the same problem as your Aunt with the last two pics. I tried to look at the Dutch boy up close and that wouldn't work either ;).

Samantha said...

LAME... but they're in my picasa photo album (the link is on the side of the page)... I don't know what to do though, I've tried to reload them & everything.