NOA'IA was the reply from a woman sitting at the marketplace to passers-by in Ahau, the government station on Rotuma.
A smile instantly followed the local greeting on the island as she stood up to check on her handicraft and colourful accessories for sale on a wooden table.
Litiana Talebula-Fereti, originally from Waiqori Village, Oneata in Lau, lives with her husband in Motusa, a village in the district of Itu'ti'u.
For a couple of years now, she has been selling her wares to help her husband support their family.
"I grew up in Suva and worked at Fiji Meats before I got married in 1984. I moved to Rotuma with my husband and had two of my five kids before moving back to Fiji in 1987," she said taking a break from work.
"It was hard at first adapting to life on the island especially with the language and cultural barrier.
"As time passed, I learnt the language and the culture.
"We came back to the island in 1999. I had five children and each of them I helped support through self-employment.
"My son Jeffrey Jone was the dux at Monfort last year.
"Whatever I earn from selling here goes towards my children's education."
Feathered hairpieces, artificial tekiteki, earrings and hairclips were up for sale when government officials officially arrived at Ahau last week on Wednesday for the traditional welcoming ceremony.
Other days are either for selling roti and vegetables.
She even makes time to go to the jetty in the district of Oinafa to sell her produce.
"I learnt how to make the tekiteki and other handicraft when I was in Fiji so I started making them here to sell," said the 47-year-old.
"Some women used to sell here at the market but when we came, it died down a bit.
"In a day, I can make $30-$40 selling roti parcels and vegetables. When a boat arrives at the jetty, I can make more than $100.
"I do this for my family because I know times are hard. I was able to pay for my children's education in Fiji I know that it's all worth the sacrifice.
"The only thing with life on the island is hard work you have to really work hard on the land to survive."
Litiana says she's grown to love the island life but at times finds herself missing her family.
"I try my best to always keep in touch with them but I love Rotuma and I love the people here," she said.
"Even though some of them don't think of selling at the market, for me, this is a source of livelihood.
"If it helps my husband support our family then it's good enough for me."
Litiana says she's made a lot of friends over the years and wouldn't trade anything for the very laid-back lifestyle.