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Princess Diaries Season 2: Family Approval

In Tongan traditions, receiving your parents’ blessings for marriage is the first step towards a happy and successful marriage. Receiving these blessings mean that both families will protect, support, and guide your marriage to the best ...

HOST ISAGIRL INTERVIEWS HON. FREDERICA TUITA OF TONGA

Host IsaGirl interviewed Hon. Frederica Tuita of The Kingdom Of Tonga. They visited at the Rose Garden in San Jose, CA and the Princess Diaries Author shared with us a more down to earth side to ...

Princess Diaries X: Preparations For Marriage

Hon. Frederica Tuita of Tonga visits with our creative producer Elizabeth Lavulo in San Francisco, CA over the weekend. She shares with us about her preparations for marriage. Please check out our Video Segment Below! ...

Princess Diaries IX: Laukau’aki

When you look up the word pride, you will find different translations in the Tongan – English Dictionary. One translation that stands out to me is laukau’aki. I feel warmth in my heart because of all ...

Princess Diaries VIII: Surviving Our Culture

Polynesian youth aren’t the only group of people in the world who struggle to meet the cultural expectations put upon them by their parents and families. Youth struggle with a topic we can all relate to ...

Princess Diairies VII: Faka’apa’apa (Respect)

One aspect of Tonga that causes us to be a little different from our neighboring islands are core values that are the pillars of Tongan society – Love (‘Ofa), Respect (Faka’apa’apa), Humility (Anga fakato ki lalo) ...

Princess Diaries VI: Myths And Legends

Tongans Myths and Legends For hundreds of years, myths and legends help to shape and maintain Tongan ideals and beliefs. The creation myth explained how Tongans came into existence, whereas the myths and legends that came ...

100 Nights: PO TEAU

July 4th 2012 Nuku’alofa, Tonga – is when our family marked “100 nights” since the burial of the late King George V. The tradition of the Pō Teau or 100 Nights is practiced only for the ...

Princess Diaries V: Ta Tatau

The art of tattooing is more Polynesianthan most people would like to believe. The word tattoo is from the Samoan word tatau and similarly in Tongan its “ta tatau.” Ta tatau was as much of an ...

A Princess Diary IV: Tongan and Samoan Relations

Great Warrior, Great Battle Around the world, there are documented wars, battles and tensions between countries over power, money, and even women. The South Pacific, as small as the countries are, indeed have had their own ...