How do I even begin to describe Melissa? She’s great! Melissa is one of the ladies who helps Joanna around the house, in her garden and gives her Marulaon food tutorials. She is in her 20s, has finished school and spent 7 years in Western province. She speaks very good English (in addition to Lavukaleve and Pijin of course), is well educated and easy to get along with. Her laugh is bubbly and contagious. I had a lot of fun getting to know, learning from and storying with her. I hope that maybe some day our paths will cross again. The Choates are lucky to have friends like Melissa in Marulaon.