Hello from the world of Beyond the Pacific - a hub that is all about sharing ideas one blog at a time. I'm so happy to have you drop by, whether as a returning friend or for the first time.
Better known as Miri, I’m Miriam Ratu, the face and author behind Beyond the Pacific.
Here you’ll find my personal musings about the world we live in,
with a special focus on business, law and lifestyle.
I’m a Fiji-born Australian,
my paternal links are from Rukuruku, Tavua and
maternal links from Soa Village, Nakorotubu, Ra.
My family and I moved to Melbourne in 1987 and I have called Australia home for 30+ years.
As such, the words Beyond the Pacific sum up my whole life in a sense.
A BIT MORE ABOUT ME …
I am an easygoing person who’s made up of many interesting parts.
For example, I am known to be reserved and mysterious; yet here I am,
sharing my thoughts and experiences on the world wide web of blogging.
I love sports, especially playing touch rugby with a real tomboy aggression;
but off the field, I’m as girly as they come with a weakness for
high heels & pretty dresses.
Cool as a cucumber; though, fiery like a dragon when provoked.
Classical music like Mozart play in the background whilst I work or study; however in the car,
it’s politically driven rap music by Ice Cube or Snoop Dogg.
I’m most at home with flowers and candles, red wine and a cosy fireplace;
even so, I’m just as comfortable on a gun-shooting range, collecting pocket knives and
improving my handicap on an 18-hole golf course.
Living by the water makes me feel completely alive;
I feel like I can breath when I see water for miles and miles.
I am more at home in Australia, which has my heart,
than I am in tropical Fiji, yet she sustains my soul.
So, that’s me … comfortable in my sun-kissed skin,
lover of many written expressions, and in person, a woman of few meaningful words.
I blog for three main reasons:
I love to write.
I love to share.
I love seeing people succeed.
I became a casual blogger in April 2015 due to a growing trend of people asking for
information or how-to advice on certain aspects of their life.
I thought it was time to gather all these answers
under one umbrella in the form of my love of writing through Beyond the Pacific.
For as long as I can remember since I was a teenager, I would convey my views,
feelings and ideologies about the world through poems, short stories, songs and journals.
>>> I love the beauty of words, especially when they are
empowering, encouraging or enlightening <<<
THIS HUB IS ALL ABOUT SHARING!
Sharing of ideas related to business success and legal knowledge.
Sharing of tips on lifestyle, fashion, love and travel.
Sharing information on humanitarian work.
Sharing deep insights through poetry.
I’M NOT A GURU OF ANY SORT …
Yet my knowledge and experiences are pulled together from
many areas and years of expertise.
- Manage our Gold Coast based international business.
- Study Bachelor of Laws at Bond University towards practising as a Corporate Lawyer.
- Am an emerging fashion designer for humanitarian causes.
- Am establishing fashion label House of Ratu.
- Cuddler of two adorable & fluffy Ragdoll cats called Cleo_&_Patra.
- Am a proud step-mum to a creative and loving teenage girl.
- Am a happy wife of a British gent … well, most of the time 😉
In my purpose-driven time, I:
- Serve as Secretary on the non-profit board of directors for ‘The Leniata Legacy‘.
- Actively contribute to the ‘Pacific Fashion Festival‘ committee.
- Am a current member of the ‘Pasifika Women’s Alliance‘.
- Advocate against domestic violence through the above non-profit organisations.
- Advocate against abuse on children.
I’m excited about growing this hub with you in mind throughout 2018.
If you have any questions or feedback, send them through here.
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Come join me in going above and Beyond the Pacific!