Ko e fehu’i mālie eni ‘a Alando Soakai. A very interesting question by Alando Soakai.
Have you been called ‘plastic’ because you speak more English than your native tongue?
Other terms used to address you and your identity for not speaking the language is a pālangi (foreigner) or fie pālangi (want to be a foreigner). Considering there are more Tongans living outside the Kingdom is plastic the new norm? Great article into his own experience which I know many can relate to. Click on the link to check it out. Is ‘plastic’ the new norm?.