I was reading through some of your comments esp to Eritai and then you mention something about geneology...wow!! nine generation back!! thats unique...I wanna have a copy of Rotan's & Bureitetau's,Tebaka and Bato (if any) Do you have any idea where can I search for my ancestors name or get a family tree..That would be gr8!
ah Ten Eritai ko raba e anga ana kamauiri rabi nakoim ao e taku 'shhhhh ae nangi mitina natiu ae ten Eritai...ea bon nako ao e a maninga teakau...ao taekau bon iriana te maraki te kainano ao te nano n aba'...Oe Qase change moa am greetings NOOO...????whats dat...yes or No... bou NOU 4 a change.....Hey Qase m just playing wit u...... well everything is fine here hope it is de same wit u....regards 2 granma n greatgran aunt Kata..n well," life is good when u know it is"....Ciaow!!!!
yes, i will be honest with you by saying that I have nothing against Butau at all. Butau will always be a cousin to me and nobody can change that. It is always my belief that we cannot mix family ties with personal issues such as 'politic'. Butau and I can have different views and debate our minds away in the name of politics but will never happen when we get togather for family sake. My reason is simple "family' is our culture 'politic' is not our culture. To me culture is most important as it is my Identity and so as Butau's. we might criticise each other with our 'political hats' (being cousins too) on all day but at the end of that day we can still sit down and share a bowl of kava and laugh about the days events, and that is really Banaban way of brotherhood. What I say here always happen back at home with politics even when I was there then. You will prove it when this election is over and the Councils are being elected the political attitude will be over and the family bond will be back again.
Thanks for writing back and remember any discussions you want a hand with write to me or Stacey.
The continuation or conclusion to your topic is up to you and how you want to go about it but at the same time it is good to come up with ideas that we can all share especially when we now know who Eritai is and that is appriciated.
Yes, inregard to our family ties it goes back to the Temaranikaomoti clan within the district of Buakonikai. Our family tree in this geneaology alone will take quite a space.
To cut a long story short all I can tell you is that from your Grt- Grnd father's side ( 9generations back) Toanuea is a brother to my Grt-Grndfather Tokaibure. So your great grandfather (Rotan) will be a cousin to my grandfather ( Na Bure). Your grandma (Beta) will be a cousin to my mum (Mere). So your (late) Dad and I are cousins and the rest is history.
I hope that this short explanation will help clarify more of our family conections especially when we are all scattered all over the face of Mother Earth.
Let me know what you think and keep in touch .
Teke raoi ao tia boo moa.
Ko aki ngare riki ae koa famous..the son of the famous movie stars....!! Ai ngke Mauri moa!!Ko ataia,I wasn't intentionally trying to introduce you publically.What really happen is some misunderstanding thinking that I have sent an invitation to this site to a wrong person or invite the wrong Eritai.SO I was trying to tell Ken in the past that the Eritai I only know was Eritai the Son of Temaaka and TIbeaua not TOm and Nicole. Again I am sorry if I have hurt your feelings thinking that I introduce you without your permission.Why should I do that? Ma e ang ai akea tamrunrun nako te kairiribai ke te un ma ti te kukurei,te rau (PEACE) ao te I tamoamoa bwa uringa brada, ti te Utuna ngaira ao te irikona ngaira naba inanon te Tangira! Big LOVING HAPPY FAMILY!!!
Hey, you heard the news of the passing of Kaka Tebuke yesterday probably March 13 Fiji time? This morning I was surfing in the internet and I saw Molly's message nte Banaban.com Sad ma eang ea bon roko weteana.He is a great man!! I have known this man since childhood and even in my high school times at RHS in Rabi I used to board at their house in Tabiang.A man of deep faith,inspired & touch the lives of many people.He will be remembered for his commitment and sacrifice.May his soul rest in Peace.Till we meet again!!!
Nothing to apologies for as Roba said "we are one big happy family (I might add) scattered all over the world". Thanks for your kind words and appreciation of the site. Anyway the site is for all of you guys to keep it nice and clean while Stacey and I maintain it and keep it going for all Banabans and friends who are members.