Lately I have been pondering on what makes me deserving of what I have now?
It's very common for Malaysian families to have a maid to help out with domestic chores. Clearly, many would rather not do house work if they can help it. Thus the development of this (awful?) trend.
I've had a 'kakak' for as long as I remember. My kakaks wakes up at 6am every morning, any later and they'll get an earful from my mum.
They sleep around 11pm or 12am at night. From the moment they wake up, they mop floors and wash clothes till they sleep.
I vividly remember one of my previous kakak sleeps in the store room, because my house then did not have an extra room for the maids. Sleeping with us was not an option. She sleeps on a mattress beside the washing machine, which was behind a rack of detergents. Then, my washing machine was broken, it would hop on the ground and it is really loud. I would remember because I still have it until a month ago.
Can you imagine? Sleeping next to a noisy hopping washing machine, with the smell of Dynamo and Ajax Tile Cleaner soap?
In my free time, like any other teenager, I watch TV and spend my time lounging around the house. When I sit in the TV room, my maid occasionally comes in the mop the floor while I lazily lift my legs up and change my sitting position from leaning on the left arm rest, to lying on the couch. Am I the only one??
I read my books and do homework in my air conditioned and pretty well lit room, & I think that's the only 'hard work' I have to do. After all these 'hard work', I can go to the fridge & take whatever I want to eat. Or just grab the car keys and buy ice kacang, whatever.
I would go on but I really don't want to continue upsetting myself anymore. But I'm sure you got my point right?
So for this thanks giving (even though I don't celebrate it), I give thanks to my very good fortune...
which consist of
my supportive and loving family, my forgiving and perfect boyfriend, my caring Yen Yen, my healthy body, the good weather at night, the chilly morning, my efficient phone, my comforting iPod, my laptop, Reader's Digests, all my maids I had in my life, and the sky for not falling down. Oh, &; my wonderful Accounting lecturer.