Monday, September 16, 2013

Blog & Facebook (Post Maid Era)

How time flies, I have not been updating my blog for a few months...again.

Apart from busy juggling housework and office work, my absence from Blog was also due to Facebook. I come to realise I treat blogging like essay writing which requires more time & effort, as compared to my posts in Facebook which are usually much shorter. 

However, I love what I have recorded in my Blog all these years. Reading through those old postings, I realised how time flies and my kids had really grown up a lot. There are many sweet memories which are so precious to me. Who knows, maybe one day they'll treat my blog as a "time machine" for them to cherish their childhood?!

Hence, I decided that I must "activate" it again and continue to record moments worth remembering. I extracted some of my recent Facebook postings below which reflect my family's "Post Maid Era":


Knowing that I am without a maid now, my kind neighbour will help to push in my laundry rack when it is about to rain. There were a few times I thought all my efforts were wasted & my clean laundry would be soaked in rain, I happily found them dry under the shade of the car porch when i arrived home. 

I'm blessed with great neighbours. Can't agree more with the Chinese sayings: 遠親不如近鄰 (Good neighbour is better than a distant kin).

Ever since there's no more kakak/maid, it is my son's duty to water the plants. Nowadays he sure appreciates mother nature more.

Don't get me wrong. I don't mean he starts to have an interest in flowers and plants. In fact, I have to remind him to water the plant most of the time. He APPRECIATES NATURE in the sense that when it RAINS, he can SKIP WATERING the plants!

從前有女傭 :穿衣、換衣
如今沒了女傭 :穿衣、換衣、洗衣、曬衣、收衣、折衣、燙衣 
突然對每一件穿在身上的衣服多了一份珍惜 。

For the past 14 years (with maid), I'd taken what I was wearing for granted. It was as easy as taking a cloth out from the closet, wore for a few hours and threw it into the laundry basket.

After I was left without a maid, to get a clean cloth means I need to hand wash or put it inside a washing machine, hang & later take it down from the cloth rack, fold or iron before I can put it on. What a lengthy process!

One day, I shall look back and smile at how I had survived my post maid era :-)


薰衣草夫人 said...


Joyful.Mum said...

I have been using FB too, that's why I have not been writing in blogger. Can you add me in your FB?
Yeo SF.

YuinTing said...


Joyful.Mum, thanksfor inviting me as your facebook friend. I've sent you the friend request. (Clara Chin). Got it?