Hope all of you are doing well and living your lives to the hilt. Time never comes back(haven’t you heard this before ?) so this is your moment – live it up.
Well, I am in Fiji as most of you know and this is one of the most amazing places on earth. I am so happy that I could experience the Fiji culture and meet the warm, courteous and happy Fijians. A lot of people here are of Indian origin and speak hindi (not very fluently though) so it feels like an extended home. Also, the girls are so lovely and lively (hope Manjiri doesn’t read this) that it’s a joy meeting them(is it only in Fiji?)
The best thing that I found about these islands is the people. How proud are they to be Fijians. ‘Bula’ is namaste or welcome in Fiji. Every time some local says Bula to you, you know he/she means it genuinely and it is not just a ritual. When I go for my run i see a lot of people walking on the roads(from all segments of society). Trust me, it rarely happens that I look into someone’s eye and I don’t get a smile in return. It just makes my run worthwhile. And it makes me think that it just takes a smile to make someone feel good and feel good in return. Just a smile ! And at times how miserly we give it and so suspiciously take it, even though it doesn’t cost anything. well, I’m smiling at the moment Are you?
The shoot is going smoothly and I am enjoying my work. I actually love my work. We have a superb team and there is a lot of camaraderie amongst everyone. It actually becomes a family here because you meet the same set of people (approx 70) everyday. Even though we are working hard I guess the climate and environment makes it enjoyable. Having said that let me add that the most stressful part of the shoot is yet to begin.
I am sure you guys have read about my email I’d's. I am sure someone who who has no choice but to live off others is responsible for it. I hope he/she generates a lot of self esteem and confidence to stand on her/his own feet and cease to live like a parasite. Anyway, you guys can write to me at [email protected]
Will be sending some pictures shortly. Till then, you take care and most importantly KEEP SMILING :)
Lots of love,