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Let’s Go Local: Rotuma Is Fiji’s Paradise Destination, Says Taylor

Face Junky By Jed Taylor, a hair and make up salon, will launch this week. Owned and managed by Jedidiah Chris­tian Taylor Mosese, the Duncan Road stu­dio is located on
21 Apr 2021 10:20
Let’s Go Local: Rotuma Is Fiji’s Paradise Destination, Says Taylor
A view of a white sandy beach in Rotuma. Insert: Jedidiah Taylor Mosese, owner and manager of Face Junky By Jed Taylor salon.

Face Junky By Jed Taylor, a hair and make up salon, will launch this week.

Owned and managed by Jedidiah Chris­tian Taylor Mosese, the Duncan Road stu­dio is located on the top floor of Kids First Private School.

Mr Mosese is better known as Jed Taylor.

The 25-year old is also working towards the launch of Wehi, a performing arts con­sultancy business, in which he partners with Henry Steele and Kautea Tora.

Jed, as he prefers to be called, has been modelling since 2018.

The three business ventures are what he calls his hobbies.

“I will produce my own line,” he said qui­etly.

Shy by nature, he possesses some quirky traits make him the centre of attention.

The eldest of six siblings, he was raised in Rotuma, where his father hails from.

“I carried my mother’s surname because of the chiefly ties my father’s family have in Rotuma,” Jed said.

“Mum is a Taylor from Savusavu; dad is a Mosese.”

When he moved to Suva from Rotuma, he had to learn to speak English in order to communicate with his mother.

She on the other hand had to learn to speak Rotuman, in order to understand her son.

Mr Taylor confesses to another curious fact about himself.

“I sleep with my eyes half open,” he said. “Because of that, I avoid sleepovers.

“There were times when my friends were yarning, but they didn’t realise I had fallen asleep, as my eyes were still half open.

“The next morning, they’re asking me something about what we discussed the night before, and I was clueless.

“They’d say, “We had this discussion last night, Jed, we discussed this.”

 

What Is One Place In Fiji You Would Take Visi­tors To, And Why?
Fiji’s real paradise is Rotuma.

I grew up there.

I believe Rotuma is better than anywhere else in Fiji.

White sand beaches and a carefree atmosphere are just a few of its pristine features.

 

A coastal section of Rotuma.

A coastal section of Rotuma.

 

What Your Favourite Spot For A Coffee Or Pie, And Why?
The ROC cafe.

The customer service is impeccable.

The apple cinnamon pie is delicious.

The Republic of Capuccino.

The Republic of Capuccino.

 

What Is Your Favourite backyard spot, and why?
I enjoy athletic training, wherever that may take me.

Otherwise I love waterfalls, like the ones in Wainadoi and Colo-i-Suva.

Colo-i-Suva Forest Park is a nature reserve near Suva, Fiji. It offers hiking trails, swimming, and birdwatching. Photo: P&O Cruises Australia

Colo-i-Suva Forest Park is a nature reserve near Suva, Fiji. It offers hiking trails, swimming, and birdwatching. Photo: P&O Cruises Australia

 

What is One Place In Fiji On Your Bucket List, And Why?
Taveuni.

Tavoro Falls, Taveuni.

Tavoro Falls, Taveuni.

Feedback: frederica.elbourne@fijisun.com.fj

 



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