Jean-Paul Birama says a good day for him is knowing he's done his absolute best.
"When I have worked hard enough, and when I know that I have given 100%, and I have achieved everything that I wanted to get done on that day," he says.
Recorded at the Ethnic Communities Council, Newcastle and Hunter region.
Camera and audio by Anthony Scully, Open Producer, ABC Open Hunter.
Made for the ABC Open project Life's Big Questions.