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    Default Re: Parents, do you have a maid?

    Let me answer on behalf of my parent, we have a maid!

    Once, when I was at my friend's house, I entered a wrong bed room --it was his maid's room. The reason was, the maid room is bigger, and even has bed while my friend sleep on the ground! Sounds ridiculous, doesn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    exactly.

    your 1st para is a classic example of taking things for granted by them.
    More like both your and the previous poster's first sentence is a classic example of arrogant, stereotyping, ugly Singaporeans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammy888 View Post
    You want a pet. The Maid really is the pet's owner.

    As I said...so long as you can afford one and well...you can justify it,
    No, if you have no maid, you become the pet's maid; the pet is your owner.
    If you have a maid, the maid is the pet's maid, and the pet is the owner of both you and the maid.

    One of my friends justifies it as such, she employs a maid so that she can go out to work and earn more money. Well, if you have a young kid, getting a maid does make economic sense since no matter what, your salary is higher than the maid's salary. If you stay home to take care of the kid and don't work, then you are making a loss in (your income) - (maid's salary + agent fee). Of course, there are other things to consider besides economics and $, this is just an analysis of the dollars and cents.

    Quote Originally Posted by smalltake View Post
    I think after some times, they will get abit smarter and starts to follow our lifestyles and know what is good and what is bad. I think this is normal.
    It is human nature to want to push boundaries; therefore if you give any human an inch, he will want to try to get a foot the next time, unless he is mentally challenged.
    It is the same human nature that wants to push boundaries that enables us to make progress and new breakthroughs... otherwise, we would still be living in caves?!!
    So this aspect of human nature has its pros and cons... do not condemn it for it is an important propeller of change and advancement.

    Quote Originally Posted by pinholecam View Post
    This is my point of view and the reason why I don't get a domestic helper.

    A maid is the new form of slavery (very personal opinion). Even the term 'maid' is derogatory and harks back to the old days of 'class' and policemen in bermudas.
    I do agree with you... in a way, it is modern slavery, albeit in a more humane form for most people.
    Some people have tried confer their maid with some dignity by referring to them as "domestic help"... but I just think this term is so fake and surface. It is like in US, they give their rubbish cleaners the title of "waste disposal SPECIALIST"... sounds uber grand, yah? At the end of the day, do these titles do anything to change their status or job scope?!? Just fancy names.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleWolf View Post
    More like both your and the previous poster's first sentence is a classic example of arrogant, stereotyping, ugly Singaporeans.

    if you want to put it that way, fine.
    well, at least, we have the capability of being those characteristics you mentioned.
    you aren't cos you cant.
    and jealousy is the simplest way to describe you.

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    hey jean

    sometimes, its hard to put words across. i am facing the same prob with some ego centric folks out there as well. its kopitiam, be happy and dont spoil your weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by contaxable View Post
    hey jean

    sometimes, its hard to put words across. i am facing the same prob with some ego centric folks out there as well. its kopitiam, be happy and dont spoil your weekend.
    dont worry my dear fren.
    my weekend is so full of happiness due to the lack of house chores to do...


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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    dont worry my dear fren.
    my weekend is so full of happiness due to the lack of house chores to do...

    thats gooood...

    i once met a lady who said its so easy to cook a huge pot of food. she literally cooked with her arms folded and people sang praises of her food. in her next round, she made two pots of food (with 20kg of premium rice from japan).

    her maids did all the cooking and she just directed them. i went speechless....

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    Quote Originally Posted by contaxable View Post
    thats gooood...

    i once met a lady who said its so easy to cook a huge pot of food. she literally cooked with her arms folded and people sang praises of her food. in her next round, she made two pots of food (with 20kg of premium rice from japan).

    her maids did all the cooking and she just directed them. i went speechless....
    mmm.... actually, a maid for can cook well is really good. My sister has a maid who can roast christmas turkey with stuffings, ribs, apple pie, cakes, etc. Previous employer was an angmo who sent her to all sorts of ang mo cooking classes...

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    my family maids are all sent for cooking, and 1st aid + CPR courses.
    and i test them everynow and then.

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    my helper have collected many cook books and recipes now, more than my collections of photography books.....
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