Caption: The famous comedy duo known as ‘Laughing Samoans’ flank Fiji Times journalist Shayal Devi upon arrival at the Nadi International Airport on Thursday evening. Photo: FIJI TIMES.
By JEREMY DUXBURY
Despite being without his hilarious sidekick, Laughing Samoans front man Eteuati Ete put a smile of the children’s faces at the Lautoka and Nadi hospitals this morning with a solo visit to the wards together with the WOWS Kids Fiji team.
With funny man Tofiga Fepulea getting some well needed rest ahead of tonight’s show at Prince Charles Park, Ete visited the children’s wards of both hospitals and gave gift-packs to the children with their WOWS Kids T-shirts, and invited them all to the show.
“This was the least we could do for the children,” Ete said. “We had planned for the two of us to be there and do a little skit for the children, but with Aunty Tala sick in bed, it was just me.”
“We do hope that some of the children will be able to make it to the show tonight.”
As for Saturday’s scheduled visit to CWM Hospital, the WOWS Kids Fiji team will likely follow the same procedure, with Aunty Tala only joining us if she is able to.
Tickets for the Friday night’s “Fresh Off Da Blane” show by the Laughing at Prince Charles Park are $5 for adults and $2 for children (U12s).
Tickets for Saturday’s show in Suva are now sold out.
To get updates on the tour, please go to the WOWS Kids Fiji Facebook page.
The Laughing Samoans Fiji Tour 2014:
Friday 1 August
Prince Charles Park, Nadi (6pm)
Saturday 2 August
FMF Gymnasium in Suva (5pm)
Partners and Sponsors:
• Uto ni Yalo Trust
• NZ High Commission
• Nadi Bula Festival Trust
• Fiji Airways
• Carpenters Motors
• Tanoa Hotels
• Star Printery
• Fiji Times
• Fiji TV
• Communications Fiji Ltd
• Mix FM
• Allied Print Design
• Stage Tech
• Fiji Water
In 2005 at age 12, Tae Kami was diagnosed with a rare cancer of the jaw, which meant extensive and costly specialised treatment in New Zealand.
After several very complex operations over a period of three years, Tae passed away in August 2008.
Before she left us, she wrote the song Walk On Walk Strong as an encouragement to other patients and families struggling with cancer.
The Tae Kami Foundation was set up initially in Tonga by Tae’s parents, Taholo and Sina, with the hope of helping other Pacific families dealing with the same heartache.
The same work has been carried out by the WOWS Committee in Fiji.
Related website links:
Tae Kami Foundation
Tribute to Tae (Tagata Pasifika):
Walk On Walk Strong – Tae’s Song