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'Rosi ni Qamea' shares her side of the story

Luke Rawalai
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

MILIANA Alatoa is the Rosi ni Qamea.

Her love story is sung in a famous iTaukei song, Rosi ni Qamea, which has been rated one of the top songs of local radio stations.

Now married with a daughter and living on Taveuni, Miliana does not regret moving back home to marry the love of her life, Meli Turagasalele, a villager of Somosomo, Taveuni.

The 28-year-old woman of Dreketi on Qamea Island smiled shyly when approached for an interview at the Wairiki grounds during the Fiji Bitter Holy Family Parish Sevens Tournament last weekend.

Accompanied by her husband and daughter to the grounds, Miliana said despite having a song produced about her, she would never exchange anything for her new life.

In fact, after moving on with life, Ms Alatoa was shocked to hear the song played over the radio station.

"It described me and my life in Suva and I was so surprised because I never knew a song was being made up for me and the radio announcer," she said.

Miliana met the radio announcer while working in Suva and their relationship became intimate.

"I was working for a company in Suva when I first met the radio announcer who I do not wish to be mentioned in this story," she said.

"My job in Suva required me to work closely with the media companies and he was someone I worked with which developed into an intimate relationship."

Ms Alatoa said she did not expect the first meeting to develop into a relationship. But after a few months of knowing the media personality, Ms Alatoa decided to elope to her island home with the love of her life.

"We married later on and I do not regret making that choice. I am now enjoying life with my husband and daughter, Adi Fugawai Qolouvaki who is two-years-old.

"I am glad I have a beautiful family and a loving husband who understands me when we are out on big occasions where they play the song. Even when I hear the song it does not create a sense of regret in me."

Ms Alatia has also clarified that the lyrics of the song were not what exactly happened in the relationship in Suva.

"There were no actual plans of marriage between myself and the announcer but time is a great healer and I can only be thankful to God for my beautiful family."





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