Only In Fiji
Updated: Friday, June 25, 2010
Sometimes....when you least expect it, when you're totally unprepared for it, the craziest and the darndest things transpire right behind your back, or right where you're standing....basically within ear-shot, and it just cracks you up. You know what we mean? The funny things you hear at the bus stop, or see during a rugby match, or the conversation between 2 market vendors in Ba or something like that. Incidences worth sharing and talking about, just for a good laugh.
The somewhat crazy spontaneity of the Fijian people, accompanied with that reknown Pacific island humour, can make an everyday conversation on the streets, a very interesting one.
So cmon....share with us something absolutely hilarious, a comical encounter that you might've had, an experience with a wisecrack, or the common joke you hear from the 'tanoa' session. Lets enjoy it together...and have some therapeutic giggles while we're at it.
'Evidence' would be even better. Send us your pictures and a brief story of what, where, when, and how it all went down.
Mail us : firstname.lastname@example.org
This picture was (apparently) taken outside a Labasa Court room, and then circulated over email. We figured it'd be a pity not to include it here.
Afterall, only in Fiji has technology moved onto greater heights.
Never mind Safety Regulations, its each kid for himself on this slide in Vatuwaqa. No worries about sticky slides situation, each kid comes armed with sliding lubricant AKA muddy water. Only in Fiji.
The nation's PM sits comfortably amongst a very jovial, at the same time agitated crowd. It is rugby, its bound to get ugly. But entertainers are abundant. Anywhere else, and this particular entertainer would've probably been 'neutralized' for breaching security.
Here's a very smart road sign for you. Look out for it along the Coral Coast.
The 'smarty pants' never fail to have a chuckle or two. Pity if someone took it literally.
How's this for a scene right out of Fiji's Funniest Videos? The change rooms proved too distant for these young ruggers as they improvised on the field of play. Of course, the ref had to call time out. It was an emergency for crying out loud.
To heat a meat pie, all you need is hot water in an electrical kettle, place your pie on a tin lid, and place this on top of the knife blade that is laid across the open kettle. Boil water and heat pie. Simple! Only in Fiji.
Laucala residents have much faith in their Neighbourhood Watch Scheme.
So much so, they've concentrated on watching each other, and left the vandals to practice their trade on other things.
In a village far deep in the woods, where cars do not travel, this young girl has decided to make her own. The steering wheel is firmly nailed to the trunk of a tree on the front yard, and her partly-worn off car seat is borrowed. Sources have revealed that she drives everyday and takes sharp turns on corners, without shifting a single gear or breaking even. What a ride!
One late Saturday grog session proved too heavy for this young man as his legs gave way along the sidewalk on his way home, sending him to the pastures along the Queens Highway, where he was found the next day. Sunday church goers stopped by to check on his consciousness if not his identity, should he be 'familiar'.
'This restaurant is closed due to death in the family'. Need we say more?