Wednesday, September 1, 2010



What inspires you the most? To me it would definitely be my friends. Why? Let me tell you.

There I was sitting nervously at the corner of the hall,
“Hifo, Latai and Rachael to the stage please”, came Mr Coakley (our principal). It was obviously our turn.
“Oww”. I had a sick feeling. My stomach seemed to sink. I found it hard to get my voice out. “Nerves”.

We organised ourselves. Mr Coakley gave us a starting nod. First strum. Second strum. We all started to sing. I began to feel emotional. I couldn’t helped myself. Tears welled down from my eyes.
“Oh no”. I tried to keep going. I didn’t want to let my friends down by ruining our song. Rachael and Hifo both turned to me and gave an encouraging nod. “ Sometimes in our lives” I continued. My voice was wavering. I found it hard to continue but I tried again.
“We all have pain”. I continued to sing. “We all have sorrow”. I could not help myself. It was impossible to carry on. “Oh no, my friends”, was what in my head.

It was halfway through our song. I was meant to lead the chorus. I couldn’t let anything out. Not even a sound. All I did was crying.

“Lean on me”. I heard a voice came from the side of the stage. It was Moli (friend). I couldn’t
believe it. The crowd was singing. My friends were singing. I stopped crying and listened.

“Truly inspiring, friends are beautiful. Beautiful like gardens of love.” I thought to myself.

Friends need to be valued.


Miss G said...

Wow Latai, you really showed your emotion through your is an extraordinarily touching piece of text you have shared with us. I hope that next time you don't feel so nervous as you know that we are all behind you and support you as that is what friends do for each other.
Miss G :-)

Talanoa Mai said...

Hi there Room 7. I was hoping on watching your movie again here. I really enjoyed your movie, entertaining yet holding a very important message about being a good neighbour. Justice and Grace you did a grand job with the editing. You didn't give up, persevering through to the end. Looking forward to your next movie girls. A very good idea!