To Elisapeti Inia

Wishing you a very happy birthday from Honolulu, Hawaii

We think of you all the time, and more so recently, because Pear ta Ma on Maf, the film that you helped become a reality, is now playing in Honolulu to large audiences. Everyone who has watched the movie is amazed at your performance: they laugh, they cry, and they ask: How old is the woman who plays the clown? Does she really ride a scooter like that in real life? Did she do all those things in the wedding scene or did you use a double? We answer "yes" to all these questions.

You, Elisapeti, are the most wonderful and intelligent person we have ever known. You have touched the lives of so many people, including ours. And now your performance on screen is touching the lives of thousands of people you will never meet: in the United States, the Netherlands, Singapore, Vietnam, England, Canada, Australia, Germany, Hawaii, and even Russia. You are truly amazing!!!

Hanisiof, alalumu my ne'ne`i la ma ae e te ne ava!

Vilsoni & Jeannette Hereniko