I live with four other people and have shared duties in the house like vacuuming and hanging out the washing.
I work five days a week. I spend two days a week at Workforce1 untangling the headphones for airlines, so you can all listen to your movies when you fly overseas. The other three days, I attend The Mall where I learn work skills. I enjoy keeping busy and earning money so that I can spend it on things like magazines and lollies.
I have other hobbies like listening to my stereo and I have a huge collection of CDs. I also have an interest in Maori culture and often listen to my Maori CDs.
I get books from the library about bone and jade carving and, one day, I’d like to learn to do this for myself. My dream is to get a ‘ta moko’ on my shoulder, once my Mum is happy with that idea!
I’m very close to my family and it’s a big one. I spend a lot of time with my Mum and stepdad, and I stay with them (and my sister Megan and brother Conin) on weekends. Last weekend, we went to an Elvis concert at Tui Glen Park which was awesome. In a couple of weeks’ time, my Mum and I will be going to a camp for people with Williams Syndrome2 in Ngaruwahia. The camp is a chance to catch up and have fun with people who have similar experiences and skills as my own – I can’t wait!