Not only the pain was affecting my whole well being, having to put up with all her nonsense makes matter worse.
Finally the day came for her to go. I was in for more shock. After done with all the release paperwork, I found more money on her all wrapped in tissue and plastic, tucked in the same pair of shoes that I already found our missing foreign currencies! Unbelieveable to think that she has more hidding place till she thought was safe to "smuggle" it out. Though it is not much but the thoughts of having a thief under our roof all these while irked me.
I regretted not calling in the police. Then again, we couldn't as we have another important appointment to attend after dropping her off to the agency.
I couldn't sleep that night. I should have filed a police report so that she won't be able to come in the fourth time and cause so much stress to future employers. Yes, I found out that I was actually her third employer, she broke all previous contracts and I, was the her longest serving employer! One of them even as short as three months.
Aren't we, Singaporean employers the victim of irresponsible workers who takes us for a ride. We paid money, spent time training them and letting them share our life. In the end, these are what we gotten. Who gives a thought for us?
Thinking about my fellow countrymen and seriously didn't want them to go through what I went through. Finally, I wrote to MOM and tell them about my experience. Let's hope they will take serious view to such workers and be more selective when issuing work permit. I hope our government will see our plight too, it is not always the maid is right or the victim.
Anyway, my new maid came onboard last night. Yes right after my KL trip to support my kiddos' taekwondo competition, I was frantically clearing all the laundry, vacumming and tidying. Wanting to set the right standard and to hand over a clean house for the new maid.
I was on a breakdown as my teen was slacking around the house and I, slogging away as if I was invisible. I question his upbringing, what on earth had I done to raise such terrible son. One who only cares about himself and his PSP.
As for the new helper, I didn't get to pick her up till 15 mins before the agency closing time because I just couldn't complete all the task. Luckily hubby came home early and insisted that son repacked his wardrobe. Sometime I wonder what is the point of washing, folding and ironing when everything just dumped into one pathetic pile in the end.
The new maid looks gentle and seems to have the right attitude. I pray that she will honour her contract and able to live happily with my family.
She is a smart girl and let's hope she will pick things up quickly. Then I can really slow down, relax and recuperate fully.
Oh the pain is slowly easing off. I am seeking chinese medical treatment and it is definitely helping. I still need to watch my posture though but at least now I can sit for half hour with ease.
To welcome myself back to the blogging world. I couldn't resist Honey Bee Sweets's cheesy waffle bites. After all, it looks simple!
As what HBS suggested, I done a double batch and up my cheese to 80g. Still I finds it not cheesy enough and added some grated cheddar cheese.
My girl and I have a great time. It's sure been a while since I last "baked" with my princess.
The texture is cookie like. The smell is awesome when it is cooking. Something new and very easy to prepare.
I also shared this with my classmates whom I met in the evening. All loved it.
Thanks HBS for sharing.
What you need:
400g cake flour, sifted160g powdered sugar
200g unsalted butter, cubed and chilled
80g grated Parmesan cheese
40g milk powder
2 whole beaten egg
In a large mixing bowl, add in the flour, powered sugar, milk powder and cheese in. Stir in to mix well.
Then add in the chilled cubed butter and rub it in with your fingers. When the mixture resembles bread crumbs, you can then add in the beaten egg.
Stir well to form a soft pitiable dough. Divide the dough into small ball portions of about 1.5cm diameter.
Cook till golden brown in the waffle maker.