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Princess Diaries Season 2: A Traditional Engagement

I woke up early that morning to music blasting! I was so overcome with annoyance that I almost forgot what day it was. It was the day of my traditional engagement. A traditional Tongan engagement is ...

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 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) ...

A Princess Diary: Love Tabu

There is one thing every man and woman in the world has in common regardless of rank, ethnicity or background – the complicated issue of having a relationship. Historically in Tonga, relationships of nobility were aligned ...