Lockington's Everyday Fiji ... Life Goes On

Allen Lockington is a self-employed customs agent and business consultant who has regular articles published in www.connectme.com.fj/news/opinion. I thank Allen and Connect for permission to reprint some of them in this political blog. They remind us that life goes on, whatever the political situation. And it's good to know that.


The picture of Paralympiam Iliesa Delana clearing the high jump bar should be an inspiration for the able bodied person.

For a disabled person to be physically active in sports is a phenomenon.
Grammatically the words disabled and sports should not be used to describe a physical activity. But as shown by Iliesa - disability is not a barrier.There are many able bodied persons in Fiji who will take sick leave if they get a headache in their big toe. The paralympics has shown us if there is a will - disability is not an issue.

A huge able-bodied vinaka to Iliesa and all the Paralympiams, you are an inspiration. The only thing left is for the TV companies to lift the athletes enthusiasm and show the games live. So that able bodied couch potato can get of their backsides and get involved physically.


Anonymous said…
This piece reminds us all of the splendid spirit and character of even the most disadvantaged people in Fiji.

I was tempted to say "ordinary people" but there's nothing ordinary about Iliesa Delana. He is simply extraordinary and the whole country is proud of him. Vinaka saka, vinaka vakalevu!

Vinaka to you too Allen Lockington for highlighting this story to brighten up our weekend. We need to be reminded that for all the political turmoil, it's our people who make this nation great.

I hope Iliesa doesn't mind me saying he's something of a symbol for all Fiji right now - disadvantaged in one way but determined to emerge a winner.

Truly an inspiration for everyone. Go Iliesa and go Fiji!