o Mi harem se DIY is still alive. Somebody got fed up with the constantly recurring axel-bending pothole in the Centrepoint car park. An elderly man was spotted parking his truck, reaching into the back for a spade and using it to shovel loose gravel back into the wheel-breaker pothole. Closer inspection revealed that he was the paramount chief of a major northern island. True Vanuatu class: no muss, no griping. When something’s wrong and you can help fix it, just do it. Silip!

o Mi harem se Kalvau Moli had his fellow parliamentarians in stitches at Kenneth Natapei’s campaign launch last week. He told a hilarious story about perfidy and faithlessness, and spent several minutes explaining how a certain senior Vanua’aku figure resembled a legless reptile. Even funnier, he appealed to young Natapei to stay faithful by recalling Serge Vohor telling him, ‘Kalvau when it rains on you, it rains on both of us.’ Who’s it raining on now? Silip!

o Mi harem se a downtown take-away owner could use a clue about how to get business. He keeps blocking the sidewalk outside his shop with his own car, and he still hasn’t figured out why he’s not getting any walk-in traffic. Maybe if you left some space for people to walk past! Silip!

o Mi harem se folks at the NDMO are losing patience. Some people who kicked up a huge fuss about others playing favourites with emergency equipment and supplies are proving that they’re no better now that the drought is causing problems. You’d think people would learn by now that playing politics with people’s misfortune is a recipe for failure. Where’s that Blackhawk when you need it? Silip!

o Mi harem se the Opposition aren’t the only ones wondering whether the wheels are coming off the government cart these days. Rumour has it that the current game of board membership musical chairs is still not finished. Silip with one eye open!

o Mi harem se this drought is affecting everybody from one end of the country to the other. Even Maewo’s famous water taro is spoiling in the ground. Some ‘townies’ are expressing shock when they return to their village to see just how tough it’s getting. El Nino is slower than a cyclone, but we’re going to have to pull together just like we did before. Silip!

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