Every year for as long as I can remember, April was always the month of reckoning. It was also a time of madness. It is madness in the sense that its a time when many high school Alumni go nuts as their respective schools each prepare for the greatest showdown in Fiji – the Coke Games. I know I myself am part of that crazy Alumni group who will often shoot off in the weary hours of the evening on days long gone. Such is the way things roll on what we may now term as the crazy April blues. With over 130 schools and 3,000 athletes participating over 2-days, the Coke Games is easily Fiji’s biggest and most colourful sporting spectacle. For even with the introduction of live television, people will still make their way to the Stadium in droves to witness the Games. Now we are just weeks away from the event and already as parents and passionate Old Scholars we prepare for the day, which is scheduled, from April 21 - 22. So who do you have your money on this year? On another note I will also remember this day as I write this- with much sadness also. This is after learning of the passing of a Dr Teresia Teaiwa, who has been an inspiration to many who had the opportunity cross paths with her at the University of the South Pacific. It was a time when we were still trying to find our selves as fresh out of high school students beaming with a lot of ideas and energy to solve the issues faced by Pacific Islanders. It was people like Dr Teresia, who through her words and poise made us look at the world a little differently. She had inspired many aspiring writers like myself to get out of our shells and stop decorating our selves with words that had nothing to say about who we were and where we come from. Sometimes you meet people who leave a lasting impression on your life. Such a person was Teresia. She was a mother, a poet, academic and author, and was widely known and respected woman in the Pacific for her ground breaking research on Pacific Studies. May she rest in Peace!