Miriam Ratu

Hello from the world of Beyond the Pacific and happy 2019! Thanks for dropping in, whether as a returning friend or for the first time.

My name is Miriam Ratu, better known as Miri, face and author behind this hub called
Beyond the Pacific – a smart and savvy space sharing ideas one blog at a time.

Fundamentally, this hub is about sharing ideas on business, law and humanity on a serious note. Travel, love, fashion and lifestyle on a lighter note. We’re launching our own podcasting channel via SoundCloud from November 2018 and there’s also poetry from a unique point of view.

Words enthusiast

Words enthusiast

Unique in that there are many blogs out there but none from the perspective of a Pacific Islander businesswoman and lawyer-in-training like myself, who calls both Australia and Fiji home.

Australia has been home for 30+ years after my family and I moved to Melbourne from Fiji in 1987. My dad’s side is from Rukuruku, Tavua and mum is from Soa Village, Nakorotubu, Ra. So, being a Fiji-born Australian, the words Beyond the Pacific sum up my whole life in a sense.

Ratu family

Ratu family

For as long as I can remember since I was a teenager, I would convey my views,
feelings and ideologies about life through poems, short stories, songs and journals.

As time went on, and due to a growing trend of people asking for information or how-to advice on certain aspects of life, I thought it was time to gather all these answers under one umbrella through Beyond the Pacific.

I don’t claim to be a guru of any sort but became a blogger because,
above all else, I love the art of writing!

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Beyond the Pacific logo

A little bit more about me is that I am currently:

  • A Business Operations Manager on the Gold Coast.
  • Studying Bachelor of Laws at Bond University.
  • An emerging fashion designer for humanitarian causes.
  • Establishing fashion label House of Ratu.
  • A crazy cat lady with 2 adorable & fluffy Ragdoll cats, Cleo_&_Patra [see pics below].
  • Happily married to an English gent.
  • A proud step-mum to a creative and loving teenage girl who makes our house a home.
Cleo the cuddler ... free hugs anyone?

Cleo the cuddler … free hugs anyone?

Patra in her Bond Uni graduation outfit

Patra the adorable … graduating to extra cuteness!

In my purpose-driven time, I:

Secretary on ‘The Leniata Legacy’ Board

PFF Committee

‘Pacific Fashion Festival’ Committee

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