The 7th of the Hulu brothers, Qiwa arrived at Portia when the brothers came with their grandmother. In the beautiful environment of Portia, Qiwa became attached to fishing. Now, he makes it his goal to capture as many fish in as many places as possible and taste the different fish across the land.


Personal summaryEdit

Qiwa was born on Autumn of Day 16. He has six brothers, nicknamed the Hulu Brothers, who are Dawa, Erwa, Liuwa, Sanwa, Siwa, and Wuwa.

Qiwa is a short, plump, tanned man. has a circle beard and a singular mole on his left cheek. He has bushy eyebrows and is typically squinting.

Qiwa wears a dark purple t-shirt with a logo of a purple fruit and the words "Hulu", referencing his relation to the Hulu Brothers. The sleeves are light purple with a lighter shade of a singular purple stripe. His shorts are navy and aqua striped. He sports dark blue shades. His notable feature is his purple polka-dotted hat with "Boy" written in big letters. He casually wears black shoes and white socks.

Physical appearanceEdit

Qiwa, like all of his brothers, is a rather rotund man. He has short, dark hair under a light purple bucket hat patterned with light purple circles and a purple headband. The word "BOY" is labeled in white lettering on a dark blue patch on the front of his hat. He wears pince-nez style shades with grey-tinted lenses and has a thick mustache and goatee. He has a small mole on the left side of face between the edge of his mouth and his cheek. He wears his dark purple sweater vest emblazoned with the trademark calabash gourd and Hulu name over the top of a light purple short-sleeved shirt with a single white stripe on each sleeve. His shorts are striped dark blue and light blue, and he has black shoes on over his white socks.

Related charactersEdit

Qiwa has lots of family members in Portia, including his grandmother, Yeye and his older brothers, Dawa, Erwa, Sanwa, Siwa, Wuwa, and Liuwa.


When befriending Qiwa, his relationship network with other NPCs will also be affected, resulting in the player receiving favor points from those NPCs as well.


Time Location
11:00 Inside Abandoned Ruins #2
12:00 Fishing by Amber Island Bridge until 22:00
22:00 Starts to walk from Amber Island Bridge up the dirt path to Central Plaza at 22:00, he sometimes delays until 22:30
00:00 Walks from Central Plaza gate to Peach Plaza and entering Happy Apartments at 01:10 (or 01:33 if he delays leaving the fishing spot)

Time Location
7:00 Leaves Happy Apartments to arrive at
22:30 Enters Happy Apartments and falls asleep by 23:00.

Time Location

Time Location
10:30 Enters Church of the Light and listens to Lee's sermon.
15:15 Leaves Church of the Light to arrive at


Qiwa is one of the potential bachelors that the player can romance.

Upon reaching Friend status at four full hearts, the player can confess their love to him with a Heart Knot. If the confession is successful, his relationship status changes to Boyfriend. After Qiwa has become the player's boyfriend, upon reaching Lover status at eight full hearts, the player can then propose to him with a Wedding Ring. If the proposal is successful, his relationship status changes to Husband. Once certain other conditions have been met, Qiwa and the player can then try for children.

Additionally, upon meeting certain relationship levels, certain perks are rewarded.


Friend StarStarStarStarStar 2Star 2Star 2Star 2Star 2Star 2
Gives gifts sometimes
Husband HeartHeartHeartHeartHeartHeartHeartHeartHeart 2Heart 2 +Wedding Ring
A chance at receiving gifts first thing in the morning.

Social interactionsEdit

Interactions: Social talk Social gift Desire head icon Social spar Social RPS Social Invitation Social play Social date Social Dine Social interact Social photo Social Ride Social Relic Trade Social confession Social propose 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 Qiwa 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.

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

Social gift GiftEdit

Ancient Computer
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 Qiwa affects the player's relationship with Qiwa. Every character has unique gift preferences.


  • Every giftable item, except for the items below, will have a Neutral (+1) effect when given to Qiwa.
  • Gifts given on festival days and on Qiwa'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.
  • Qiwa feels neutral about Caterpillar, unlike most who dislike it.
Social gift Gifting Items
Mount Very HappyLove: +20
Mount Very HappyLove: +18
Mount Very HappyLove: +15
Mount Very HappyLove: +12
Mount Very HappyLove: +10
Wise FishWise Fish
Mount HappyLike: +8
Mount HappyLike: +6
Eye GlassEye Glass
Mount HappyLike: +5
Mount HappyLike: +4
Mount HappyLike: +3
Mount NeutralNeutral: +1
Gift iconEverything Else
Mount UnhappyDislike: -1
Mount UnhappyDislike: -2
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 Buddy level with Qiwa for him to be assigned a desire. More desires have a chance to appear as the player's friendship with Qiwa progresses; the new desires are added to the existing ones but do not replace them. Some characters may desire an item that they do not normally like.

In the event that Qiwa 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


Emperor Lantern FishEmperor Lantern Fish (+20)
Emperor Wise FishEmperor Wise Fish (+20)
Sweet CaviarSweet Caviar (+20)

Good Friend

Deluxe Fishing KitDeluxe Fishing Kit (+25)

Social spar SparEdit

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

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

Social spar
Level: 6
Relationship Rewards/losses
Round 1 2 3
Player Win
Prompt happy
Prompt happy
Prompt sad
GolsGols (5-15)

And 30% 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

Social photo PhotoEdit

Social photo
Group Photo →

Qiwa 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 Qiwa's Gallery page.


Social Invitation InvitationEdit

Occasionally, first thing in the morning, the player may leave their house to find Qiwa outside, hoping to invite the player out for a date or play date.

Social play PlayEdit

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

Social date DateEdit

After the player has successfully confessed how they feel to Qiwa, the player can schedule a romantic date with Qiwa.

Social Dine DineEdit

If the player chooses to dine at The Round Table with Qiwa during a play date or date, it is recommended to order dishes Qiwa will like. If asked before ordering, Qiwa will sometimes tell the player exactly which dishes to order; other times, Qiwa will just give little hints. In the event that Qiwa does not specify the exact foods desired, the player should order between three and six dishes, depending on what hint Qiwa 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.

Qiwa's food preferences are:

Play date eat Dining
Prompt happy
Prompt sad
Menu icon appetizer
Banner Fish SaladBanner Fish Salad
Smoked Fish RollSmoked Fish Roll
Creamy Salmon StewCreamy Salmon Stew
Creamy Shrimp StewCreamy Shrimp Stew
Menu icon main course
Main Course
Bamboo Papaya and Seafood with RiceBamboo Papaya and Seafood with Rice
Portia Hot PotPortia Hot Pot
Classic Spaghetti with Meat SauceClassic Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
Stewed Rice Meat SupremeStewed Rice Meat Supreme
Menu icon meat
Fish PorridgeMeidi's Fish Stew
Spicy Fish SoupSpicy Fish Soup
Smoked MeatSmoked Meat
Menu icon vegetable
Golden Radish SoupGolden Radish Soup
Mushrooms in Oyster SauceMushrooms in Oyster Sauce
Vegetable with Minced GarlicVegetable with Minced Garlic
Menu icon dessert
Crispy PancakeCrispy Pancake
Menu icon drink
Holly TeaHolly Tea
Exceptions: N/A

Social interact InteractEdit

As the player develops their relationship with Qiwa, special interactions are unlocked, including Hug and Kiss.

Social Relic Trade Relic tradeEdit

Qiwa occasionally uses the Relic Pieces Exchange board at the Museum to trade for relic pieces. Qiwa likes to look at particular completed relics, so after the player has donated such relics to the Museum or displayed them in their yard, Qiwa 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 Catmaid Statue Piece 1Catmaid Statue Piece 1 Catmaid Statue Piece 2Catmaid Statue Piece 2 Catmaid Statue Piece 3Catmaid Statue Piece 3 Catmaid Statue Piece 4Catmaid Statue Piece 4
+10 Duck on a King Piece 1Duck on a King Piece 1 Duck on a King Piece 2Duck on a King Piece 2 Duck on a King Piece 3Duck on a King Piece 3 Fish Sub Piece 1Fish Sub Piece 1 Fish Sub Piece 2Fish Sub Piece 2 Fish Sub Piece 3Fish Sub Piece 3
Favorite Exhibits +???
Duck on a King
Duck on a King
Fish Sub
Fish Sub
Catmaid Statue
Catmaid Statue
Porcelain Waterholder
Porcelain Waterholder

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.
Map Icon Side Quest Place Item Milk Delivery
Granny Sophie is a little tired today, help her deliver some milk to Isaac, Qiwa, and Aadit.
Map Icon Side Quest New The Fishing Rod
Qiwa broke his Beginner's Fishing Rod, make a new one for him or he'll be starving for fish pretty soon.


  • The Hulu Brothers correspond to the color scheme of the rainbow. In Qiwa's case, he represents violet.
  • Qi in Chinese means "seven", corresponding to the fact that he is the seventh oldest Hulu Brother.


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