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HAV­ING moved to the soc­cer mad town of Ba to work, I was first in­tro­duced to Dim­ple – a shop­keeper at Yalalevu (if the lo­ca­tion is right as I am still try­ing to find my way around.)Any­way the shop is si­t­u­ated op­po­site the Ba Fire Sta­tion. Kini­joji a friend of mine from Bua took me there and ad­vised me to al­ways buy grog from Dim­ple as it is sold in grades – Grade 1 be­ing the strong­est. This par­tic­u­lar Thurs­day evening, my tauvu from Bua Kini­joji and I went to get grog from Dim­ple’s and he bought $40 worth of Grade 1. We planned to spend the evening swip­ing grog and catch-up with our sto­ries from here and there. I am not one who both­ers about how strong the grog mix is. As long as its grog, lets taki! Well, af­ter two basins my head was al­ready spin­ning and not want­ing to give up in the pres­ence of my tauvu, I de­cided to forge ahead. I didn’t tell Kini­joji I was grog doped and in a daze, but ut­tered silent swears and bless­ings for Dim­ple’s grog and the one mix­ing it. I also later found that the grog was grown in Wain­unu, Bua – I think Kini­joji wanted to Bua-Bash me with Dim­ple’s grog. Well fast for­ward a week later but on a Fri­day, I was in­vited by a friend Aluesi to at­tend mass and din­ner at her place af­ter­wards. On our way to her home af­ter mass, I heard her men­tion to the driver to stop at Dim­ple’s so she could buy some grog. Karaik! my ears twitched at the sound of that name Dim­ple. They burst out laugh­ing af­ter I re­quested that she buy Grade 2 or Grade 3 grog as I al­most crawled to bed af­ter con­sum­ing that Grade 1 with Kini­joji. Lucky they took heed of my re­quest and bought Grade 3. I man­aged to sit through the en­tire grog ses­sion and even made it to work early the next morn­ing,alive and kickin’.

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