Don’t ever doubt your capabilities and your strengths.
Just believe that everything you want is possible for you.
That is how Tino Pa’a of Faleasiu-Tai plans to start a new with his life.
We met the 21 year old as he was carrying a huge log yesterday, it was to be used as a pole for his Samoan fale.
“We have a lot of people in the family at the moment so I just wanted to start building my own small place,” he said to the Village Voice.
Tino has had some experience in building houses because he has previously worked as a carpenter.
“It was more of a contractual job for this other man but at the moment, I don’t have any work because he has left to go overseas for a while.”
“So I’m currently working on a lot of things that I know will be a good contribution for a better future for me.”
“I’m also working in our plantation and helping out the family doing chores every day.”
“But honestly, I want to get a stable job so I can make some money for myself and my family.”
Tino said he has five other siblings and he’s the eldest.
“Finding a job is important because I want to be the big brother who my siblings can look up to.”
“I’m good at carpentry work, I’m good at farming, and I know I can be good with any work I am given.”
“For me, it doesn’t matter what job I’m going to get as long as I can support myself.”
“This life is moving forward fast and if I want to do something good with my time then I need to have a job that I can stick with forever.”
“Another reason why I want to get a stable job is because I only have one brother who’s working for the whole family and to tell you the truth, my family is not a small one because it is an extended family.”
“We will see how it goes when I’m done with building this house.”
“You know, I understand that nothing good in this world happens just like that, so hopefully everything will fall into place one day.”