Bula Vinaka and welcome back to the pages of maiLife July issue. A lot happened in the past few weeks and again we bring you stories that we hope will keep you inspired and captivated. Our cover story takes you to the luxurious Tokoriki Island Resort where one of its popular chefs talks about his experiences working with food daily in the tourism industry. We share with you an inclusive interview we did with Flying Fijian Ben Volavola where he talks about his rugby and the latest chapter in his life’s story – his romance with Hollywood actress Shailene Woodley. The interview was the first time Volavola, who plays his rugby in Bordeaux, France spoke to the media about his girlfriend and how the couple met while she was filming the movie, Adrift, which was shot in Fiji. We bring you a story of one of Fiji’s popular faces and voices on her health issues, especially diet. Lenora Qereqeretabua will also tell you the secrets behind her famous bui ni ga and why she decided to venture into the world of politics. We met up with Sandhya Nand, who wowed many of us during her local modelling days in the ‘80s and ‘90s. Nand talks about her memories of Fiji, her views on the local fashion industry and her new passion – photography. We have a Q & A session with Tongan dual Olympian, Pita Taufatofua, who captivated the world during the 2016 Rio Olympics when he was flag bearer for the island kingdom and walked the tracks during the opening ceremony with his body heavily oiled, despite being told not to do so. Taufatofua talk to us about fashion and his passion for everything Pacific. In our sports pages, two surfing sisters share their stories about their favourite sport while HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2018 Rookie of the Year Eroni Sau talks about his debut year with the national sevens team and the secret behind the hard hitting tackles that have earned him the nickname “Sledgehammer”. We visited Toge Village in Ba to find out how they are coping a few months after the ravages of TC Josie and were part of the celebrations in the village of Naiseuseu, Beqa where volunteers from UK-based Frontier fundraised and donated more than $2000 to repair the village’s only generator. Now, village children can study and do their homework well at nights and women can see to cook dinner. For business, we have a powerful story about how a PNG farmer from the highlands sent his son to school by selling peanuts and tobacco at the local market. That son of his became a civil servant and later a businessman. Now he has opened his first overseas branch in Fiji. Congratulations! And if you are a pet lover, there’s a page on how to look after your cat and kittens. Then we have our regular columns on health, food, travel, fitness, S’pacifically Speaking, 2 Bags and much more. Take your time to read and immerse yourself in the mood of the story. Until next month, happy reading and keep safe!