Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Magic of Polynesia

It’s neither the thud nor the tap. The sound of Hawaiian drums resonate with the deep echo of ancient voices telling the legends of long ago. My husband said a visit to Hawaii is not complete without witnessing the Hawaiian feast called Luau. Although he described it as corny, I was thrilled to go especially when he mentioned there’s going to be a roasted pig!

It basically was consist of dinner and Polynesian dancing. Ah, I found myself capitulated with the sounds, the simulating hula dances and authentic Hawaiian foods where cultures and traditions come to life. It’s one of those commercial Luau productions in Sheraton.

The host gave us the brief history and then the Imu ceremony started.










It was quiet interesting, dining on an authentic Luau buffet including Kalua pig, poi (starchy food that comes from taro), island fish, chicken, and beef. It was such a great dinner especially on a dramatic sunset at Kaanapali.
After dinner, the extravagant revue showcasing the dances of Tahiti and the exciting fire-knife dancing started. I wanted to take a picture with the hula dancers when my husband tricked me. He told to go up on stage and he’ll take a picture.

The next minute I knew, I was dancing with them. We only not witness it but we did participate. How nice! Here’s a video of Jim dancing the hula on stage. I just can’t stop laughing!



The hula dancers had to pick one from the audience and teach them how to do the hula. Oh boy, it looked a lot easier but it was actually tough, lol!
Shawie

4 Grateful Heart's Words:

Little Lady Cakes said...

Wow! Your trip to Hawaii seem so amazing!

""rare*jonRez"" said...

ha ha ha! that was so much fun eh? i am so sure of it beause i had fun, even if i was just watching the photos and this cute video you got here Shawie! thanks for sharing!

Ann said...

Great photos, thanks so much for sharing. I've always wanted to go to Hawaii, ah maybe some day.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

What a grand time you had in Hawaii attending an authentic luau feast and witnessing and actually participating in traditional hula dances. Nothing beats experiencing authentic cultural events and feasts. Thanks for the interesting post. God bless you always.