I had a pulatasi skirt and top made so I could go Samoan style.
All of the wives were supposed to bring their husband's favorite dish to share with everyone and then a dessert. When the food started to arrive, it seemed as if it just kept coming filling four full banquet tables with sweet and sour chicken, oka (raw fish), teriyaki chicken, and a pig.
The next outing we go on, I'll have matching outfits made like Denny and Maryanne. Denny is the manager of the Service Center. The Samoans always celebrate with the entire family. However, the men ate first, then the women and then the children. The small children then watched a movie and made candy leis and paper neck ties for the fathers. The special parts to us were the wonderful Samoan dances that the young girls did and the young boys. They love to perform.
We were asked to teach the Swing and well, it went over pretty well. The version of "In the Mood" they selected was a modern version and really fast. After a little demonstration from us, it was dessert time. Then they had 5 fathers sign up for karaoke which was a delight - these Samoan men have such a fun time singing and many have great voices. We've included lots of pictures for you to enjoy this celebration.
A fun time and a Happy Father's Day. This cultural hall/gym also currently serves as our chapel. However, in two weeks we're moving to the Lotopa building which is next door to our apartment.