F is for FestPac: Hafa Adai & GoodVibrations

June 4, 2016 by  
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Hafa Adai,

Welcome to Guam all our visiting delegations. As an island, we are absolutelySTOKED to have you here.

FestPac2016 is modern Guam’s largest single event. Despite what might be considered imperfections from our organizers, we are happy to see that our people have more than picked up the slack.

Wether it be Guam delegate, Public Official,  Spectator–We are all honored to share culture with all of you and hope your trip here leaves you with the Pacific Enchantment that makes our 170,000 in population very proud citizens.

The scheduled events have offered more than what they have promised. The accumulation of the little  things we may have learned from culture to culture- has multiplied exponentially into a revitalized embrace of our unified Pacific Islander Family.


Words cant express what happened in between the carvings, scultures, paintings, woven items, song, dance, costume.s, and performances. This has all been great but what really takes the cake is what has happened with real person to person conversations.

“I Todu i tiemp i Pas Para Hita”

“In all times Peace for us” in our national anthem translates also into May ever lasting Peace reign over us ”

–though this has been sung primarily for the People of Guam–we can proudly say that this prayer extends to our brothers and sisters in Island Living.

American Samoa, Australia, Cook Islands, Easter Island, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji Islands, French Polynesia, , Hawaii, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Wallis and Futuna—

Guam is proud to have hosted such honorable delegates. With the several thousand of you that arrived–so came with you your ancestors.

The Spirits of our Lands have come together to join in the Spirit of a Unified People.

May the value all our cultures persevere over the conveniences of modern technology so that we enforce the legacy of our ancestors, that we  never lose the intimacy with our mother earth and our father above, and  that we keep alive the ways of island living.

May we live and grow from this heaven-sent experience, and that we build from the foundations of culture sharing for the fluorishing and constand reenforcement of this Pacific Islander Nation.

Thanks for dropping by.

May the Force we with you all.





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