"Work hard and pray often. These are the keys that will lead you to be a successful person."
"I was born in Tegalalang, Bali in 1979. I'm married and have kids that motivate me me to work harder for better life and education for their future. Also, someday I want them to go to the university they choose.
"Work hard and pray often. These are the keys that will lead you to be a successful person.
"My childhood wasn't easy. After school, I used to work helping people in the community finishing their wood carvings so I could pay the school fees. They taught me from scratch until I was finally able to do everything by myself.
"We have been doing this for a long time, working with wood using traditional tools. But actually, this is good for me. I learned a lot from my family and community about this art and now I've become a person that appreciates my life and also people around me.
"People say I'm an honest man but also funny. I like jokes and entertain people to make them happy.
"I work with the help of some ten people who work in their own homes and can still be with their families. I monitor their works and also design new items that they will translate into a wood carving art."