Wananavu!

The F$3 million dollar view

The F$3 million dollar view

So I got to visit this beautiful place in my island country Fiji.  Its  called Rakiraki, about three hours drive from Suva, the capital. Its simply amazing. Met the lovely couple John Gray and his wife who started Wananavu (wahh-nah-nah-voo) Resort there. By the way Wananavu means AWESOME, something that takes your breath away literally. And that’s what this place is all about.

The couple are selling their home, after more than 12 years staying there. Their house is going for $3.5m. With its beautiful location, perched up on the hillside overlooking the Viti Levu Bay (pronounced Vee-Tee-lay-voo; Fiji’s biggest island) i couldn’t help but marvel at the majestic view and awesomeness of the place

John is a New Zealander. He’s been in Fiji for over 21 years. They developed the very secluded Rakiraki hillside in the early 90s. People thought he was mad for doing so, what with the lack of electricity and water in the place. The place was run mainly by generators for the most part of its early years. But it took a visionary like John to take on something like this. But anyway the land lots up there are  now on sale apart from the couple’s home. The place would be great for vacation homes or  villas.

So if you’re interested in buying beautiful land up there, go for it. Its a great bargain right now. 🙂 Here’s a few shots i took from my phone.

 

The three million dollar view

The three million dollar view

 

Master Bedroom

Master Bedroom

Having conversation with the couple

Having conversation with the couple

John Gray and his wife

John Gray and his wife

Echo my friend from China takes in the beautiful view

Echo my friend from China takes in the beautiful view

Sara Bareilles

Sara Bareilles

Sara Bareilles

“What rock have you been living under?” my sister asks, giving me a strange look. She might have a point

You see, I had just discovered Sara Bareilles’s music well accidentally while i was surfing on You Tube. I had come across Glee’s cover song on  ‘Brave’ which was written and sung by Sara, an American musician, singer-songwriter and pianist.

She has an amazing voice. One thing i love about her songs is that it makes you happy. Some of the other songs are sad and makes you reflect on things.

Currently listening non stop to ‘Gonna get over you’ and ‘I choose you.’  I can’t believe i missed most of her songs. Okay “Love Song”, brought her into the number one spot on the Billboard Pop 100 chart. Didn’t know it was her. I don’t  usually bother learning the artists’ names and stuff unlike my sister, who can name just about any musician and the latest songs out there (I can’t believe people have time for that)

But anyway, Sara Bareilles? You’re my favorite artist.

Keep doing what you do best. 🙂

Whaat..

I just realised that  i haven’t been updating my blog. My last post was in January! Not much has happened. Fiji just lost in the Hong Sevens. 😦 Better luck next time boys.

Fiji’s PM Baininmarama just launched his new party name- Fiji First. Now he embarks on getting his 5000 signatures in order to qualify as an official political party. It’s surprising the amount of support he has among the young people. We received a paper for signatures and i passed it on to some guys working next door to us.

PM Frank Bainimarama in front of his campaign bus

PM Frank Bainimarama in front of his campaign bus

The papers were snapped up in a heartbeat as people rushed to sign their support. These are mostly supporters  in their early and late twenties. I haven’t decided yet on who to vote. I will keep it to myself until the day of elections which kicks off on September 17. I have to read through each party’s policies then make my decision.

Its going to be very interesting times ahead.Most of Fiji’s young population will be voting for the first time!