The oldest of the Hulu brothers, Dawa arrived at Portia when the brothers came with their grandmother. Because of his strength, Dawa was able to get a job at the Portia Tree Farm. Dawa has helped make the tree farm a pillar of the city economy.

Dawa is a resident of Portia with whom the player can develop a friendship. He is the keeper of the Tree Farm in Portia, working alongside Aadit. He can be found strolling along the Tree Farm entrance during the day.


Personal lifeEdit

Dawa was born on Day 15 of Autumn and is the oldest brother of seven brothers. Dawa and his brothers moved from Tallsky to Portia with their grandmother, Yeye. Due to his strength, Dawa landed a job at the Portia Tree Farm, where he eventually became the keeper of the farm.

Physical appearanceEdit

Dawa, like all of his brothers, is a rather rotund man. He has short, dark hair under a red bucket hat with pink circles and a pink headband. He wears small pince-nez style shades with blue-tinted lenses and has a thin mustache and goatee. He wears his red sweater vest emblazoned with the trademark calabash gourd and Hulu name over the top of a pink short-sleeved shirt with white stripes on the sleeve. His magenta shorts are patterned with random colourful splotches, and he has black shoes on over his white socks.

Related charactersEdit

Dawa has lots of family members in Portia, including his grandmother, Yeye, and his younger brothers, Erwa, Sanwa, Siwa, Wuwa, Liuwa, and Qiwa. He considers Aadit, his colleague at the Portia Tree Farm, to be his Friend.



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Tree Farm house

Dawa and Aadit's home

Dawa is usually found working with Aadit near the inner entrance of the Tree Farm, though he occasionally leaves for things like the weekly BBQs with his brothers at the Portia River, near the western end of Amber Island.

At the end of the day, he returns to his home, located just inside the entrance of the Tree Farm. His home is open from 7:00 AM to 21:00 PM.

He does not go to the Church of the Light on Sundays.

Time Location

Time Location
7:00Leaves his home and begins work at the Tree Farm. He stands near the entrance and forages.
19:15Leaves work at the Tree Farm and enters his home. He falls asleep by 19:45.

Time Location



Developing a friendly relationship with Dawa unlocks new dialogue that reveals more about Dawa and gives the player access to special relationship perks.

Buddy StarStarStar 2Star 2Star 2Star 2Star 2Star 2Star 2Star 2
Receive a 10% discount when ordering products from the Tree Farm
Good Friend StarStarStarStarStarStarStar 2Star 2Star 2Star 2
Receive a 20% discount when ordering products from the Tree Farm
Best Friend StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 2Star 2
Receive a 25% discount when ordering products from the Tree Farm

Social InteractionsEdit

Interactions: Social talk Social gift Desire head icon Social spar Social RPS Social play Social Dine Social photo Social Ride Social Relic Trade Social mission

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Social talk ChatEdit

Social talk
Dialogue →

Chat is a basic social interaction available at any relationship level. Chatting with Dawa once a day can increase his relationship by 1 point, or 2 points with the Smooth Talk skill; subsequent chatting, on the same day, only results in the same conversation without any relationship gain.

Dawa's dialogue may change every day and every season. Dawa may also comment about certain events or missions. Higher relationship levels, including romantic involvement, also change Dawa's dialogue.

Social gift GiftEdit

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The information below only applies to the PC versions.
Consoles may contain different data, and may or may not change in future updates.
Comments: Gifting values on non-universal gifts may currently be different on consoles.

Giving gifts to Dawa affects the player's relationship with Dawa. Every character has unique gift preferences.


  • Every giftable item, except for the items below, will have a Neutral (+1) effect when given to Dawa.
  • Gifts given on festival days and on Dawa's birthday will earn the player 2x and 3x relationship points, respectively, and will show a unique dialogue.
  • Values listed below are without The Giver skill, which gives an extra point.
Social gift Gifting Items
Mount Very HappyLove: +30
Mount Very HappyLove: +20
Mount Very HappyLove: +15
Mount Very HappyLove: +12
Mount Very HappyLove: +10
Mount HappyLike: +8
Mount HappyLike: +6
Mount HappyLike: +5
Mount HappyLike: +4
Mount HappyLike: +3
Mount NeutralNeutral: +1
Gift iconEverything Else
Mount UnhappyDislike: -1
Mount UnhappyDislike: -2
Vegetable SaladVegetable Salad
Mount Very UnhappyHate: -5
Listed values are without The Giver skill, which gives an extra point.

Gift values displayed on this chart are for the PC release of My Time at Portia and may not apply to the console releases.

Desire head icon DesiresEdit

The following items are desires, or wishes, which are randomly assigned to one or two characters per week. The player is required to be at least at Associate level with Dawa for him to be assigned a desire. Some characters may desire an item that they do not normally like.

In the event that Dawa has a desire, gifting the wanted item will provide the higher tier points; otherwise, on non-desired events, the item gives the base point value. The birthday or festival day relationship bonus applies when gifting a desired item.

Desire head icon Desires
Minimum Relationship Level Possible Desires


Fish PorridgeFish Porridge (+15)
Special Salmon Fried RiceSpecial Salmon Fried Rice (+15)

Social spar SparEdit

Dawa can spar with the player up to three times per day.

Note that the level in the table below is Dawa's base level at the start of the game. Dawa's actual level can be higher because Dawa will level up over time.

Social spar
Level: 22
Relationship Rewards/losses
Round 1 2 3
Player Win
Prompt happy
Prompt happy
Prompt sad
GolsGols (5-10)

And 35% chance to get one of the following:
AppleApple (30%)
HerbsHerbs (30%)
Roasted MeatRoasted Meat (20%)
Herbal JuiceHerbal Juice (10%)
Baked BreadBaked Bread (5%)
Herbal MixtureHerbal Mixture (5%)

Player Lose
Prompt happy
Prompt sad
Prompt ordinary
GolsGols (1-5)

Social RPS RPSEdit

Dawa can play RPS with the player up to three times per day.

Social photo PhotoEdit

Social photo
Group Photo →

Dawa can partake in group photos with the player after reaching the Associate level.

  • More poses are unlocked by reaching higher relationship levels.
  • Romance poses are unlocked by becoming partners.
  • The "Photographer" skill can fully unlock all poses, regardless of relationship or romantic level.
  • All poses can be viewed in Dawa's Gallery page.


Social play PlayEdit

Once the player has become buddies with Dawa, they can schedule a play date together.

Social Dine DineEdit

If the player chooses to dine at The Round Table with Dawa during a play date or date, it is recommended to order dishes Dawa will like. If asked before ordering, Dawa will sometimes tell the player exactly which dishes to order; other times, Dawa will just give little hints. In the event that Dawa does not specify the exact foods desired, the player should order between three and six dishes, depending on what hint Dawa gives. It is recommended to order each of those dishes from different courses, ex. ordering one Appetizer, Meat, Vegetable, Dessert, and Drink course each, rather than five Desserts.

Dawa's food preferences are:

Play date eat Dining
Prompt happy
Prompt sad
Menu icon appetizer
N/A Fruit SaladFruit Salad
Vegetable SaladVegetable Salad
Banner Fish SaladBanner Fish Salad
Menu icon main course
Main Course
Spaghetti with Hot SauceSpaghetti with Hot Sauce
Supremely Spicy SpaghettiSupremely Spicy Spaghetti
Bamboo Papaya and Seafood with RiceBamboo Papaya and Seafood with Rice
Pumpkin Steamed RicePumpkin Steamed Rice
Classic Spaghetti with Meat SauceClassic Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
Seafood NoodlesCreamy Noodles with Bacon
Baked Rice with Coconut ChickenBaked Rice with Coconut Chicken
Baked Rice with Chicken CurryBaked Rice with Chicken Curry
Highwind Fried RiceHighwind Fried Rice
Stewed Rice Meat SupremeStewed Rice Meat Supreme
Menu icon meat
Menu icon vegetable
Menu icon dessert
Menu icon drink
Exceptions: N/A

Social Relic Trade Relic tradeEdit

Dawa occasionally uses the Relic Pieces Exchange board at the Museum to trade for relic pieces. Dawa likes to look at particular completed relics, so after the player has donated such relics to the Museum or displayed them in their yard, Dawa may come visit the Museum or the player's yard to view these relics. Such visits will earn the player relationship points each time, with the amount dependent upon the relic.

Social Relic Trade
Relic Trade
Points Relics
Requested Pieces +30 Sculpted Lion Piece 1Sculpted Lion Piece 1 Sculpted Lion Piece 2Sculpted Lion Piece 2 Sculpted Lion Piece 3Sculpted Lion Piece 3 Sculpted Lion Piece 4Sculpted Lion Piece 4
+10 Old Thermos Piece 1Old Thermos Piece 1 Old Thermos Piece 2Old Thermos Piece 2 Clay Figure Male Piece 1Clay Figure: Male Piece 1 Clay Figure Male Piece 2Clay Figure: Male Piece 2 Clay Figure Male Piece 3Clay Figure: Male Piece 3
Favorite Exhibits +???
Old Thermos
Old Thermos

Social mission MissionsEdit

Legend: Map Icon Mission NewMap Icon Side Quest New major • Map Icon Mission Place ItemMap Icon Side Quest Place Item minor • Social play friendship • Social date romance

  • Map Icon Mission New Main missions are listed in chronological order, based on the chronology list.
  • Map Icon Side Quest New Secondary missions are listed in alphabetical order.
  • Indented missions indicate succession of the previously listed mission. Further missions in its timeline are in chronological order.

Main missionsEdit

Map Icon Mission New Fixing the Fence
Dawa needs some wooden boards to fix the fence around the Tree Farm.
Map Icon Mission New Panbat Infestation
Dawa's Tree Farm is currently closed due to the Panbat infestation, help him chase off the Panbats.
Map Icon Mission New Saving the Tree Farm
Aadit wants an Irrigation System for the recovery of the Tree Farm.
Map Icon Mission New A Green Wall
Dawa wants you to make some Insulated Planter Boxes.

Secondary missionsEdit

Map Icon Side Quest New Dawa's Fish Stew
Dawa has a craving for some fish stew, help him make some. According to him, you'll need to add some fish, eggs, and salt.


  • The Hulu Brothers correspond to the color scheme of the rainbow. In Dawa's case, he represents red.
  • Da in Chinese means "big" or "strong", which is relative to Dawa's physique and his position as the oldest of the Hulu brothers.


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