Thursday, September 27, 2012

POLYNESIAN CULTURAL CENTER

Continuing on day 3 of my Hawaii trip...


The Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC) is a theme park/museum which celebrates the culture and tradition of the Polynesian triangle featuring the islands of Hawaii, Samoa, Aotaeroa (New Zealand), Fiji, Tahiti, Tonga and Marquesas.  In this park, one gets to experience authentic villages and mingle with natives of the featured islands.  Aside from learning a lot of things about the Polynesian culture first hand from natives, there are so many activities to do such as learning how to throw a spear, how to husk a coconut, how to make fire, how to cook the Polynesian way, how to dance the hula, get free tattoos, etc., so it can really get exhausting but at the end of it, the trip is definitely worth it.

Our PCC tour started with a buffet lunch which served authentic Hawaiian delicacies including poi and kahlua pig.  We then walked around the park, stopping on villages to watch shows and participate on activities such as spear throwing and basket weaving.  We also had a guided canoe tour around the park which allowed us to catch an overview of all the villages.  After that, we watched the canoe pageant which again showcased the featured islands and various performances from the natives while riding a canoe going around the park.  Every island has their own unique tradition and culture, but my favorite is Samoa because I loved the natives' sense of humor and fun-loving nature.  I envied the Tahitian ladies the most because, wow, if only I could learn how to sway and bounce my hips in a Tahitian dance, man, that would be sweet!  I fancied the gracefulness of the Hawaiian hula dancers as well as the easy-on-the-ears Hawaiian music.

Samoan guy
Canoe ride
Spear throwing challenge
Basket weaving lesson
Canoe pageant show
Canoe pageant show
The pregnant me was beyond tired, nauseated and winded at the end of our day trip, and to think, we didn't even get to see all the shows.  If you think I had enough by then, of course not!  Our PCC experience did not stop there but continued on until about 11:00 p.m...  which I will tell more about in a separate blog post.  Sorry to keep you hanging, guys!  Thank you for taking time to read ;)  Stay tuned for more of my Hawaii vacation.  Until then, ciao! ☻

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8 comments:

  1. Wow! Ang saya-saya naman po nito! :))

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  2. Super enjoy ang Hawaii trip nyo na yan! Dami nyo napuntahan at nagawa!

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  3. Hi KM. Like your Hawaii posts.. keep on posting..

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  4. wow! looks fun nga talaga ang Hawaii vacation mo,di na kami tuloy sa Hawaii this November-need pa pag-ipunan kasi sa last vacation namin.

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  5. Wala na akong masasabi pa sa isang buntis na katulad mo kundi have fun and enjoy! Hehehe

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  6. I know you're buntis body is sooo busy (and over tamad di ba? he he). But you're really one among my dearest in the blogosphere so here's one for you ;)

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