Lillian Mulipola Kolisi’s father is one of Samoa’s coolest dads.
And rightfully so as his daughter is the winner of the Samoa Observer’s Tanoa Tusitala and Bluesky’s “How Cool is Your Dad” Father’s Day promotion.
Ms. Kolisi is the eldest daughter of Mulipola and Salome Siaki’s ten children.
She hails from Nu’usuatia, Safata.
In Lillian’s entry, she wrote: “My dad is the coolest when he shares his own life stories with us. He is the sweetest dad ever. He can satisfy the family’s needs and gives us everything we want.”
During an interview with the Weekend Observer, Ms. Kolisi said when she entered her father’s name in the draw; she never thought she would win.
Ironically, it was dad who bought the newspaper.
“When my dad brought home the newspaper, I saw the ad in there and then I just filled it up with the hope to win any of the prices so I can give my dad a gift for father’s day,” she said.
“I never thought I would win but I entered the draw because I wanted to let everyone know how much my dad means to me. He is a loving person and I am so thankful to God for giving me a father as loving as him.”
She also laughed at how the news about her winning came about.
“I didn’t know I won the draw because the phone number that I put down was my parents’.
“So when the Samoa Observer people called it was my dad who answered the phone. My father only told me about the good news when we were having dinner.
“I was happy because God has answered my prayers. I’m only in school and I don’t have a job to get a gift for my dad but at least I have won the prize and that this gift is from all of his children to show him that we do appreciate all that he is doing for us.”
The prize includes a Family Package at Tanoa Tusitala where the family will spend two nights at the Tanoa Tusitala hotel in their deluxe double interconnecting rooms. They will get complimentary breakfast for the whole family food and beverage credit.
There were also consolation prizes sponsored by Bluesky Samoa of Samsung J2 phone to three other winners; Elizabeth Tinei of Elise-Fou, Iusi Solia of Matautu-uta and Xavier Lui of Ululoloa.