Money comes when we work hard

By Ulimasao Fata ,

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ON HIS WAY TO WORK: Tupu Alalatoa.

ON HIS WAY TO WORK: Tupu Alalatoa. (Photo: Ulimasao Fata)

Money does not fall from the skies.

It has to be dug up and that requires sweat, tears and lots of hard work.

And even though life is expensive these days, complaining is not the answer. 

Tupu Alalatoa, 21, from the village of Faleasi’u believes that the harder we work, the better off we will become.

Mr. Alalatoa said he is currently seeking a job to help his family.

But he is not sitting around doing nothing.

He works as a handyman and helps mow lawns for families who need help.

 “I don’t work in a regular job but I have two jobs that I am currently doing right now to support my family.

“But even what I am doing, it’s still not enough because we have so many things to provide for.

“So that is why I am looking for another job at the moment to try and help my family pay the bills and support them.”

Mr. Alalatoa was on his way to mow another family’s lawn when the Village Voice caught up with him.

 “This is the work that I have been doing since I left School; I have been doing this and have been earning money from it.

“I usually get $100 a day from doing this and that only happens when a family wants me to come over and mow their lawn.

“I am enjoying this work but then not every day people want their lawn to be mowed. That is why I am seeking another job.”

Mr. Alalatoa also works at the plantation.

 “We have a plantation and that’s the other contribution we have for food in supporting our family.

“That is my other job as well but then my brother in law is the one that went up today and take care of it for today.”

Mr. Alalatoa also added that life is very hard and we can’t afford to just sit around and complaining. 

“The cost of living we have today is up to the government but I think it for our best not to sit around and keep on complaining.

“We have to look everywhere for us to make money and be able to live up to this stage.”

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