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Letters To The Editor 19th January 2017

Netball Fiji As Hosts Utiko Nabunobuno, Lautoka I refer to Areki Dawai’s comment (FT 16/01/17) on the Samoan U21 Netball Team’s bus, and Fiji’s character as hosts, and remembered when
19 Jan 2017 11:00
Letters To The Editor 19th January 2017

Netball Fiji As Hosts

Utiko Nabunobuno, Lautoka

I refer to Areki Dawai’s comment (FT 16/01/17) on the Samoan U21 Netball Team’s bus, and Fiji’s character as hosts, and remembered when the Northern Irish Team toured here for a three Test Series some time ago.

After the first Test match against the Irish Team, the Netball Fiji officials and players went on and on about their preparations and achievements.

One after the other, from the coach to the president, to the captain, and the player of the match. They all heaped praises on themselves without even a mention of their appreciation to the visitors for having come to play them, and the visitors watched in grace all that while for about half an hour.

We wonder about the common saying, “Modest in Victory”.

When watching it on TV, we see how they are so full of themselves.

Therefore it is no surprise that they treat their neighbours Samoa that way.

 

 

 

Year Of The Rooster

Neelz Singh, Lami

What’s ahead in the Year of the Rooster 2017?

Like the barnyard boss it represents, the Rooster in the Chinese Zodiac is an early riser.

More importantly, it’s a wake-up call to all those born during a Rooster year, and to anyone who wants to make the most of this sign’s industrious influence in 2017.

Roosters are capable and energetic, and those born in a Rooster year are prepared to put in the hard yards and seize the opportunities it brings.

These are the strategies that favour all the zodiac signs in a Rooster year when the poor decisions and lack of planning in previous years literally come home to roost.

 

 

 

Baber Quote

Sushil K. Sharma, Lautoka

It appears to me that Gareth Baber has talked too much too soon after barely setting foot in Fiji.

Compare this to the tone and style of our result-producing Ben Ryan, who at no stage ever boasted.

Recently Baber said: “My job is to really create the culture and the winning ways of rugby in Fiji – not just for this generation but the next generation as well.”

I must remind Baber that Fiji already has the winning ways and culture of rugby.

In case he does not know the Olympics results, let me remind him that Fiji has won the gold medal in a scintillating style, and let me put to you that you will be no match to Ben Ryan whatsoever in my analysis.

Fijians are virtually born with the rugby ball in their mouth, and start throwing the oval ball even well before they know how to walk. This has been the case for generations.

A little recommendation to him would be to mellow down, see your bearings, see who the Olympics greats are around you at the moment – and understand the fact that they have been and back from where you have not – and stop talking “to us” Fijians in this arrogant manner.

The idea is to lie low, do your hard slog and show us your results – as Ben Ryan so powerfully did.

This is not the time for talking but action, as we need results from you – not verbose discourse please.

 

 

 

Forgive Others

Wise Muavono,Lautoka

It is said that “to sin is human, to forgive is divine.” Luke 11:4 says “forgive us our sins for we also forgive everyone who sins against us.”

You will know that this is part of the Lord’s prayer and the majority of Christians say it daily.

It is sad how every Sunday some church going Christians can ask God to forgive them but they refuse to forgive others.

I think that harbouring an unforgiving spirit is actually asking God not to forgive you.

Augustine called this request “the terrible petition.”

I call it “lotu lasulasu.”

Feedback:  jyotip@fijisun.com.fj

 

 

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