Sunday, June 30, 2013

Auto"Maid'tion (Life without maid)

I have not been updating my blog for a while due to my maid's absence.

My previous Indonesian maid was with my family for 8 years, and after she quit, a Filipino maid took her place. She was so good, humble and professional that I never thought she would cheat us.

One morning she cried and said her husband died in an accident and we sent her back on the same day. She promised to return in 2 weeks time but never did (even though she left her big luggage bag and nice cloths behind).

Times flies, it has been more than 2 months my family is left without a maid. But I am glad we are adjusting well. I used to think I could not "survive" without one but I was so wrong! It is indeed a blessing in disguise because all my kids started learning & helping with household chores.

Apart from engaging part time domestic helpers (including an Indian man who comes to wash the cars), I have bought myself a few very useful items:

Spin & Dry mop & bucket -- The first item I bought after I am "maidless". 
iRobot that is smart enough to return to its docking station.
My iRobot comes with 3 lighthouses. The lighthouse uses invisible infrared signal to create a virtual wall. I find it very useful. 
This Philip Air fryer is so easy to operate. Now I can fry with very little oil or without oil at all.

Next in my list are a dish washer and perhaps a drinking water system too.
How I wish there is a robot that can help to iron the cloths too.

My hubby calls it "Automaidtion".


Sunny-Cookie said...

Haha, I like your new word! Glad that you are blogging again, for a while I thought you might have abandoned it. I have always refused to have a maid and was determined to train my kids to help out with the chores at home. Kids do surprise us with what they can do, right? Hope you can get your other gadgets soon, I know they will be a great help :)

Petite Tish said...

Good on you, sis! The addition of useful gadgets certainly make people's life a whole lot easier. And I will love to have the Air Fryer! :)

Brandy@ geeky gadgets said...

Your new word made me crazy. I think I am gonna be with some new words and hope can share with you. Anyway, life without maid is not made.

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Yuin Ting, you guys are lucky to have maids. Where we are only the very rich.
Lots of Malaysians, Singaporean wives come to Canada had to learn to cook, be a housewife. No maid.
You have a nice day, keep well.

YuinTing said...

Hi Sunny-Cookie, I salute you for not having a maid all these years (especially when kids were younger). I am sure both your kids are very capable. Mine are at the learning stage only, ha ha!

Jiun, you are such a great cook, I am sure you can whip up a lot of yummy food with that super convenient Air Fryer. You must get one!!!

Hi Brandy, gadgets help :-)

Hi Uncle Lee, thanks for dropping by. I think I have a little bit of improvement in my cooking skills, that's a blessing in disguise too.

Joyful.Mum said...

If you add up the amount for all the "automaidtion" you bought, it is still much cheaper than engaging an agent to look for a maid!

YuinTing said...

You're right Joyful.Mum. And those robots/machines won't cheat me or run away. LOL.

YuinTing said...

Btw, just got to know that irobot is much cheaper in Singapore. The one I bought is RM2600, yet in Singapore it is only sold for around $500!!!