Living Without A Helper – Pros and Cons

It’s official now that we’re NOT going to hire a domestic helper. Some of you might be aware that our Indon helper left four months ago. After her departure, we tried to look for a replacement but we failed to find a suitable candidate. The Husband and I tried very hard to keep the house from falling apart. I’m very appreciative to my parents-in-law who help us tremendously in taking…

Maidless Week 3

Our helper has gone for three weeks now. V wasn’t satisfied with her performance so we transferred her back to our maid agency. I start to get used to waking up without a cup of piping hot coffee, breakfast won’t be ready for me and my bed won’t be made up either. But it’s okay. V and I are trying very hard to keep the house from falling apart. Okay,…

Conversation with My Neighbour

At the playground yesterday morning, I met my neighbour who is staying on the tenth floor. She is a very nice lady. Her daughter and Little Edison are playmates.


“If you have a domestic helper, you’ll have headache. But if you don’t have a domestic helper, you’ll end up with handache and backache.” That’s how I look at it.

Be a Responsible Employer

I was saddened by the news of yet another maid abuse case in Malaysia few days ago. In the recent case, a couple abused their Indonesian maid with a hot iron and scalding water.