Life in Fiji

Hello. My name is . I live in FijiÖ.actually, it is an uncharted island a couple hundred miles from Fiji.
Life in "Fiji" as a hermit isn't too bad. I prefer the term "nomad", however. Fiji is in a tropical climate, so I see a lot of heat and even more rain. My house is in the trees to keep the local wildlife from moving in. I do, however have a pet goat, which I use for milk and, I would like to add, I caught myself. I use palm leaves as my roof on my house, and it is mostly made from bamboo. I can use fruits for food and drink and tools even. One of my favorites is the coconut. You can eat the meat, drink the milk, then carve out the shell and use it for a shovel or a bowl, or whatever. Also, for my meat protein, I dig hole traps. I basically stay in one area. The island is about one square mile, if even.
During the summer I see a lot of monsoons. Thatís from December to June. That is when it is really hot and humid. The rest of the seasons are hard to tell the difference between the other seasons.
Most of the time when I'm not trying to gather food or keep my goat fed I enjoy creating small boats and racing them in the tide, fishing, although there isn't much to eat in these waters, besides jellyfish, poisonous rockfish, and other atrocities. Although, I could catch a tropical sunfish if I could make a strong enough rod. I am also always trying to catch young animals to raise as pets. There are so many types of animals and insects here too. I have been trying to catalogue every single one. So far I have seen over 200 different types of animals and insects. Also, while on hikes I keep a catalogue of plants that I've seen.



Facts about Fiji

The population of Fiji (1995 estimate) is 762,000, giving the country an overall population density of about 42 persons per sq km (about 108 per sq mi). About 20 percent of the people live in Suva (population, 1986, 71,608). The second and third largest urban areas are Lautoka (28,728) and Nadi (7709), also located on Viti Levu. Approximately 60 percent of Fijiís population are rural, with most people living in fishing or farming villages of less than 600 people.
Fijiís economy is dependent on the sugar industry and tourism. Two political coups in 1987 adversely affected tourism and caused a loss of skilled and educated workers when many Indians left the country. There was a general recovery by the early 1990s, but in 1993 Cyclone Kina caused an estimated $84 million in damage to agriculture and infrastructure.
In the early 1990s more than 275,000 tourists visited Fiji annually, attracted to the scenery and fishing, snorkeling, and diving opportunities. They spent more than $218 million annually, making tourism a major source of foreign exchange.
From 1970 until 1987 Fiji was a member of the British Commonwealth of Nations. It had a British form of government in which a governor-general represented the British monarch as the head of state and a Prime Minister exercised actual executive power. Following two coups in 1987, Fiji was expelled from the Commonwealth. Lieutenant Colonel Sitiveni Ligamamada Rabuka, the coup leader, declared Fiji a republic, and the former governor-general was named president. The new constitution, promulgated in 1990, gives ethnic Fijians preferential treatment and incorporates Fijiís hereditary clan chiefs into the government structure.

Bibliography
Microsoft Encarta 98 encyclopedia
Britannica encyclopedia 1986
King Fisher Desk Reference World Atlas