Unforgettable Mother’s Day for young mum

By Sarafina Sanerivi ,

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Celebrating Mother’s Day this year is going to be an unforgettable time for Avema’oe Manuele Viiga, of Mulifanua.

Celebrating Mother’s Day this year is going to be an unforgettable time for Avema’oe Manuele Viiga, of Mulifanua.

Celebrating Mother’s Day this year is going to be an unforgettable time for Avema’oe Manuele Viiga, of Mulifanua. 

Yesterday, the 29-year-old drove away with a brand new Ford Fiesta from Ford Samoa and Digicel. She had won the joint Mother’s Day promotion. 

 “I thought it was a prank,” she said about receiving the call to inform her she had won. 

SPREADING HAPPINESS: Josie Paulo, Te’a Leilua, Arianna Taufao, Digicel ISP Engineer, Mulitalo Sailo Tulifau, Avema'oe Viiga and Simon Fruen.

SPREADING HAPPINESS: Josie Paulo, Te’a Leilua, Arianna Taufao, Digicel ISP Engineer, Mulitalo Sailo Tulifau, Avema'oe Viiga and Simon Fruen.

“I didn’t believe it because I never texted my name. What I didn’t know, is that my husband was the one who kept texting my name to Digicel.”

Avema’oe doesn’t own a car of her own. But with her prize, she is delighted.

“Who would’ve thought that I would win such an expensive car this Mother’s day?”  Samuelu Viiga, Avema’oe’s husband was equally elated.

SPREADING HAPPINESS: Josie Paulo, Te’a Leilua, Arianna Taufao, Digicel ISP Engineer, Mulitalo Sailo Tulifau, Avema'oe Viiga and Simon Fruen.
SPREADING HAPPINESS: Josie Paulo, Te’a Leilua, Arianna Taufao, Digicel ISP Engineer, Mulitalo Sailo Tulifau, Avema'oe Viiga and Simon Fruen.

“There is nothing more beautiful than seeing your wife smiling and happy,” he said. “To me, that’s all that matters.”

Samuelu said he doesn’t remember how many times he texted his wife’s name to Digicel.

“I think I spent about $20 on texts,” he said. “I really wanted her to win that car.

 “But even then, I never really thought that she would win it. 

“My mother is still alive, but I texted my wife’s name because I wanted her to have this car so that it will be easier for her to go to work and back.”

The couple thanked the two companies for giving back to their customers and for giving them the chance to win a brand new car. 

“Mother’s day celebration for this year is going to be memorable because of this. Thank you very much.”

There were also consolation prizes provided for the top five winners of the draw.

 Pepe Leuelu from Fagali’i won a gift voucher from Farmer Joe where she can collect anything she wants within one minute.

Rosie Paulo from Le’auva’a won a prize of one thousand talā cash from Digicel. Te’a Leilua from Malaemalu won a voucher at Misiluki bar worth $500. And the last winner is Moe Laulu from `Savai’i.

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