Sunday, May 31, 2009
Went off last night for her "off-day" and then came back tonight and told me that she quit.
I'm actually surprised that she lasted till now, i.e. 5 1/2 months. She has been getting regular scoldings from me. Regular as-in almost EVERYDAY. First week, she was like mega efficient. Then the next few weeks, she seemed okay. But the more I am in contact with her, the more faults I find. One time, I actually asked her to GO but then she started crying and kneeling. Aduh... so I kept her, and I kept getting very 'mang-chang' (irritated) with her almost everyday. If I spend more than 5 minutes in the kitchen, H and the boys would be very scared. They have this idea that I would be screaming at the maid. :-) Read here and here about how my maid made me mad before...
This maid.... or I should say ex-maid.. her mouth must open one. Don't open cannot.
Last Friday, I told her to cut the namecards that I printed. On my way out, she told me she can't do it sitting down. She has to stand up. Aduh! Do I need to know that? I give you a task to do. Regardless you stand, sit, squat or run. I don't care lah. Just do, right?
Alot of times, she is like blur. Cleaning and regular stuff...she is pretty good. Remember to change sheets, clean the boys shoes, take out the floor mats, sweeping, mopping. All okay. But if things that need a little bit more of instructions, she is kelam-kabut.
- The other day, she asked if the boys want Milo. S2 said he wanted milk. Then she repeated "no milo? milk only?", proceeded into the kitchen and made Milo!
- Another time, she said "Use chicken? Not pork?" And then proceeded to cook the noodles with neither pork nor chicken.
Anyways, I'm glad that she did ALL the washing up after my BIG baking session yesterday. But she didn't clean the floor properly though, and I commented to H about it. And again he said "Just change lah. Everyday complain about the maid!". Since she left on her own accord. Good also lah. Save me the dilemma of deciding to keep her or not.
Actually, S1 just commented that he was telling his friend at school that he would be surprised if the maid lasted another week! So can you imagine how bad it was? hahahah
No. I'm not worried about not having a maid. Just a bit more elbow grease on my part and everybody elses in the house....which can be a positive thing if you look it in a different angle. Boys here are so spoilt. The maid packs their PE Kit, takes out their lunch boxes, pick-up their dirty laundry that they just throw all over rather than into the basket etc etc. So with NO maid, the boys will have to be a little more responsible. They really need to do some work...otherwise really really too spoilt and be too "useless". Don't you think?
I won't be looking for a maid until I come back from the summer holidays.... Can't exactly get a new maid now, and she works for a month and then have almost a month off right? Maybe get a part-timer to come twice a week to do the heavy mopping, sweep the garden. I think toilets I wanna wash myself. As for laundry, probably send to those laundry-by-the-kilo places...
Will see how everything works out. By the way, I did wish my ex-maid well and for her to find a more suitable employer. I do mean it.
Oh yeah.Gotten rid of my gardener about 3 weeks back. Just couldn't take his ABSENTISM anymore. So got a guy to come in twice a month now. He came yesterday, and he did do quite a good job.... maybe because I pay at the end of every job done.
Not exactly drunk. But a wee bit tipsy maybe... Perhaps it is because I had my bubbly on an empty stomach. What did I have? I had two beers while manning my cupcake stall. Ahhh...yes. In case you didn't know. I had a cupcake stall at my boys' School Fair today. Check out my post on this here. And at 2 pm, I abandoned my stall (okay...this was only after selling about 90% of my little morsels of love) and proceeded to the champagne tent and had 3 glasses or Verve Cliquot! Empty stomach because it was such a hot day, and I just didn't have the appetite to eat anything...
Okay better go rest abit. Think champagne is still in my system!
Sunday, May 24, 2009
How like that??
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
What exactly is Mitoni?
"When a woman becomes pregnant for the first time, at the seventh month of her pregnancy, a ritual ceremony is performed. Mitoni comes from the word “pitu” which means seven. The seventh month ceremony is aimed to get God’s blessings for the safety of the parents and the baby. It is also hoped that the whole family will live safe and sound, and be happy ever after. The ceremony consists of the followings important steps :
* Holy bathing of the mother- to- be
* Dressing up of the mother- to- be
* The “angreman” – eggs-hatching ceremony.
Offerings are prepared in place. "
The above excerpt is taken from this site. It is in more detail there--->
Check out the String of Jasmine hanging from the Umbrella
After the "Siraman" (Bathing)
Breaking of the Earthen Pot - to signify a smooth delivery
For more info about the RICH culture and spirituality of this island, go here---->http://www.jagadkejawen.com/