Saturday, April 17, 2010


My two cats

Tailulu students on our Mangrove Fieldtrip

Tailulu Students at the Dump

Tailulu Students at SportsDay

Group75 Peace Corps Tonga

Friday, April 16, 2010

Fai Kava

Fai Kava?

In Tonga, men gather all nights of the week and sit together and drink kava. It is a drink made from the root of Kava. A young single women stirs the kava in a large wooden bowl and fills cups that the men drink. After hours of drinking kava, men become intoxicated. Women do not participate in the fai kava. These women are called toa. Pronounced Do-Ah in english. It gives women the opportunity to talk to men, but at the same time it gives men the chance to say inappropriate things to the toa. On sundays, the holy day, men do not say inappropriate sayings to the toa because it is Sunday-Church Day!