Monthly Archives: June 2004

Offline AGAIN!!!

Telecom is robbing my last nerves … AGAIN we are offline and I could not reach any of my usual contacts .. instead I had to retell the same story to 6 people … and no help at all …. … Continue reading

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Addicted to honey

We have been wondering why we can’t find any honey recently … actually we found very small 30 ml bottles which seemed to be more for some unknown-to-us religious purposes (it is hidden in the indian incense section) … but … Continue reading

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Seek and you will find …

This always has a certain entertainment value … seeing what people type into search engines .. and ed up on this very website … have a look: I also noticed that some of the more recent hits came from a … Continue reading

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A look at the newspaper

This article cought our eyes because of the great picture of the prime minister Qarase. Upon reading it, we realized that the article was written by our doctor. Very interesting take on the political climate. It seems that as soon … Continue reading

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Best Chicken Salad Ever

I came across this recipe and i think this truly is the best chicken salad in human history: – bake a few chicken breasts in the oven, cover them with a little olive oil, they should be done after 25 … Continue reading

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Don’t talk and drive

Not even 10 AM yet and already a blog story for the day. Always wanted to know if using a cell phone while driving a car in Fiji is legal or not? Always wondered how much that could cost you? … Continue reading

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Pesto Chicken Pasta

This was today’s dinner: (click to read recipe) Got this recipe out of one of these mini cook books I recently picked up. And since I found fresh basil and pine nuts, I felt like doing a pesto dish. To … Continue reading

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Dairy Shortage

Ok, after water, electricity and common sense, now we are short on milk products! It does not concern me too much, I never drink milk, once I realized that I have a substance abuse problem with chocolate, i banned this … Continue reading

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AIDS awareness in the south pacific … truly sad!

Everytime I go see a movie there is a commercial about HIV/AIDS in the south pacific and occasionally there are marches and activities … but does that all make a difference? In a country which claims to be modern, but … Continue reading

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The fun with Fiji Telecom continues … updated

Keeping up with the fun … Telecom seems to refrain from responding or reacting to my emails in any way … so despite us paying our current dues and my email last week, some silly computer (or person) decided to … Continue reading

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Happy Second Anniversary – Toberua #10

For our anniversary we planned a long weekend at Toberua Island. First time we booked a 3 night stay and sure enough we wanted our Bure #9 again. This is visit #10 and so far we had the same Bure … Continue reading

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My monthly letter to Telecom

Some things never change it seems. Remember that nice email I had to send out last month because Telecom disconnected us without good reason? Well, last weekend we again got that call that told us “you have not paid, we … Continue reading

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Pot holes

I think I mentioned that problem before, but never posted pictures … and these days with the ongoing rain, the problem is getting bigger: pot holes … small cracks in the street’s asphalt that turns into little puddles and later … Continue reading

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Tonight we had Petra and Marko over for dinner

I made marinaded and grilled tuna steaks on roasted potato slices with a tomato-papaya salsa. The marinade is 150 ml coconut milk and 50 ml mango juice and then added paprika powder, lemongrass and chilli. Very tasty. Fun discussions and … Continue reading

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Last day of lazy long weekend.

The day actually started sunny enough that we felt adventurous enough to hang some stuff out for drying / de-molding (like my old old favorite pillow). Lunch was indian spiced tomato soup with a curry-sour cream and fresh dhania and … Continue reading

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