Views: I hope everyone is having a good week! Going through all these pictures and memories of Fiji is making me to want to go back so badly! Ahhhh…. one can dream. I know one thing I’ve mentioned already about Fiji was how beautiful it was. I mean– it seemed like everywhere we looked we were in awe.
Kava Boys: Anyone who has been to Fiji definitely has an idea of what kava is since it’s a daily ritual for native Fijians. Kava is derived from a pepper plant where the roots are very finely processed to look like a powder, wrapped in a similar material like cheese cloth, and placed in a large kava bowl to steep. The ceremony is used as a welcome ceremony and to relax and relieve anxiety after a long days work. Kava makes you very sleepy, and similar to Fiji time- there may not be a real end to the ceremony. Many times the kava ceremony goes well into the next morning. In order to partake in the ceremony you set around the large kava bowl. The host sits behind the tooth, which is located on the front of the bowl and the guests sit in front of the tooth. The kava boys, as we called them, were a group of guys who played guitar, sang songs, and hosted the kava ceremony at the resort. To request a cup of kava, you clasp your hands once, shoot the kava from a coconut bowl, and then clasp your hands 3 times. If you miss one of these steps you may be required to take a penalty bowl or a high tide bowl, which is a coconut bowl filled to the top. Adam and Joey decided they really wanted to drink as the Fijians did one night and drank 26 bowls of kava. Needless to say, it was a very quiet dinner that night.