Monday, May 15, 2006
hawaii: day two evening
Canon sponsored a Luau as the company event. On our way walking over, Margie told me to take a picture of the sunset, and I wiped out. I was messing with my camera and missed a dip where the grass connects to the payment and feel right on my knee. Made a bit of a spectacle from everyone herding over to the luau. Margie missed it! So I now have a bloody knee that hurts – still. A bunch of little kids were dressed up in traditional Hawaii gear and greeted us “ALOHA” as came over to the area. A bunch of waiters where standing ready with drinks. I had my first of many mai thais.
They had a great spread of food. They didn’t have a pig roasting, but they did have a carving station with it. There was the largest pile of jumbo shrimp I had ever seen. I grabbed something that I thought was tomato salad but ended up being raw tuna. I think it was kind of an ahi poke – which I sometimes make at home. They had all sorts of other fish and seafood salad as well. Lots of other noodle and veggie salads. I piled up one plate but didn’t eat that much. Too much fish I think. I focused on drinking instead. I got Margie a selection of all desserts – there was chocolate cake, carrot cake, white cake, some meringue things and other stuff. She said they were all really good. I think I had about four mai thais since they were free there and $10 each if we paid at the resort. They kept getting bigger and bigger as the night went on.
The kids performed about three dances for us. After they came on stage and started, the music went out and they had to start over again. It was kind of funny because they didn’t know what to do. All of us adults were standing up taking pictures, and then it all went dead. Afterwards some traditional hula dancers danced while live musicians played.
After the luau, we went over to the polo bar and stayed there until they stopped serving us. It was fun. There is a lot of drama amongst some of the co-workers which got a bit intense. But overall everyone was happily served and having fun. It is a great group of people. One guy started playing the piano and we all sang along. But he was too drunk and could only play a few songs.
Posted by Rachel Rubin at 11:48 PM