Fiji Islands Escape

Big Resort Chef Comes to Mai Dive

Last week a new chef came to work at the Resort and since then we have been eating so well it might be illegal. Perfectly cooked fish, chicken, steak, and veggies from the garden all presented like a real live chef would do it! Sure it’s no Bobby Flay, but he’s cooler than the nerd from Good Eats. And since Cyclone Tomas came through Fiji in the last few days, we evacuated the tourist and boarded up the houses. The result is a 5 star hotel big chef cooking for myself, Jason, Joe, and Akesa. All I have to do is come to the kitchen around 6pm, drink a couple of beers, watch Vili cook, then eat as much food as I can stuff in my mouth. MALEKA!

I know I have been slacking on my blog posts, but a quick recap will explain a lot. I took a week and half off to go to Suva and watch TV all day and drink beer all night. After being here for 8 months and working 7 days a week with no time off, I was burnt out and in need of a break. Luckily, Suva provided just what the doctor ordered. But right when I got back, we started back up full swing converting Joe’s old house into a resort bungalow. Moving all of his belongings and the power system. Demolishing part of his bungalow. And rebuilding the living area and the bathroom. We put in a new veranda, lining on the walls, trim around the windows, new floor, new wall panels, huge tile bathroom, sink, toilet, fresh water, and septic tank. We are a few days away from completion with the first occupants coming in on Sunday. Should be a sprint to the finish. So needless to say, I have been tired and going to bed early without much to post on the blog. Keep checking back soon as I have some new videos that I’ll upload in a week or so of some dolphins, 300 chevron barracuda, and the shark feeding I went to in Beqa.

Check out the photo of Cyclone Tomas. Apparently it was a category 4 out of a possible 5. But it moved away from Kadavu as it moved south from Vanua Levu. The only destruction was a couple of a fallen banana trees.

Approximately 75 days until Mom and Dad visit their pride and joy in Fiji.

4 replies on “Big Resort Chef Comes to Mai Dive”

Vili, where did this guy come from? 5 star hotel type of food. Must be good. As Joe would say, “Maleka.” Better be true fijian meals.

Comments are closed.