Those two years of hardship was actually something I’m glad happened to me. Because it reminded me of my parents and the hard times they went through for my family. Dad worked at the kava plantation while Mom weaved mats. And I thought to myself, if my parents can do what they can with the jobs they have then I should be able to do more. This is why I’m looking for a job, to help my parents and to prove I am the daughter they can count on.
You understand people better by placing yourself in their shoes.
Written by Mr N. Ha'apai