When he belts it in the Nadroga dialect, you will think he is from Nadroga but he is not.
Tuinayavu Komaimua is actually from Namara in Tailevu.
As a vasu to Nadroga, Komaimua has spent more time of his life in Sigatoka.
But what makes this man is not the fact he can speak fluent Nadroga dialect, but his many exciting adventures as a park ranger for the National Trust of Fiji.
Tui, as he is fondly known, is one of the authorities in the local legends of the vanua Nakuruvarua. This is gained through the many years he worked as a park ranger at the Sigatoka sand dunes. Tui has worked with many archaeological expeditions that have scraped the sands of Sigatoka to look for signs of early human settlements in the Sigatoka valley.
He had the privilege of working with archaeologists from Australian universities, the University of the South Pacific, the Fiji Museum and of course, his former employers, the National Trust of Fiji.
"One time we started our expedition from the beaches of Yadua Village, down to the mouth of the Sigatoka River and right up towards Navosa. While they were studying from the sea, I was on land and mapping the area," Tui says.
Now whenever he talks about the physical geography of the areas in and around the Sigatoka sand dunes, he speaks like an expert.
This is the result of the many years he had spent facilitating all research teams that came to Sigatoka. Tui was the link between the archaeological expeditions and the vanua.
His greatest asset is his humour which connects every party and allows them to understand the works being carried out and the value it will have to the villages involved. In his years as a park ranger, Tui worked with many academics like Tarisi Sorovi Vunidilo formerly of the Fiji Museum and David Burley of the Simon Fraser University in Australia. This is apart from working with other academics from USP who usually frequent the area for further studies.
"I have seen so many students who come around here and many of them have moved on. I can recall one girl who was really determined to make an impression with her chosen field of work and she went to explore the cave. She fell about five metres down a steep slope and I thought she would end her career there but no, she kept coming back week after week," Tui says.
But his most fond memory was the time when he replaced the former president the late Ratu Josefa Iloilo at the opening of a tourist themed fun park where he was chief guest even though the then prime minister Sitiveni Rabuka and his deputy Taufa Vakatale were both present.
"I got to be garlanded first and I had my bodyguards but hey, you see, that was a different time."
His work as a park ranger has also allowed him to take part in community work, something he is still doing right up until now. One which includes letting villagers know of the importance of the need to protect their heritage and also to turn it into revenue generating activities. Whenever he is given a chance to explain the history of the areas around Sigatoka, Tui never hesitates and even goes right down to the details of how the villages came to be.
As a well of knowledge, Tui can be said to be one of the special people who let their passion become part of their lives.