Update (Foreign Domestic Helper’s life-HK)

At 8am today, there are already 4 rows with two lines on each lane. Half of them stayed for the night and some came here at dawn. I went home and went back at 6am, I was blessed because those who stayed at night reserved my spot so I’m still staying at my line from…

Highlights (Foreign Domestic Helper’s Life)

Tonight, at 7pm, I was in a hurry trying to be one of the first to queue up at the immigration for an appointment tomorrow for my contract renewal/visa application. I was kind of relieved to see a short queue, thinking I won’t be waiting long before the immigration officer go down and give us…

Hong Kong from a Domestic Helper’s POV: Inna

(This happened just the other night) As Inna opened the door she half expected that no one was in the living room since it’s already 9 in the evening and it’s a Sunday so tomorrow is a school day. She quietly went inside and she was welcomed with a mountain of dishes in the kitchen, she just…

Hong Kong from a Domestic Helper’s POV: Ronnie Chronicles 2

2003 After that traumatic experience of having a co-worker, Ronnie swore that she will never agree to have a companion at work again. Luckily, she immediately found an employer. They are a family of 4 and all of them are office workers being in the jewelry business. The first 3 months were good as expected;…

Hong Kong from a Domestic Helper’s POV: Nelly

Nelly started working for the Waller family in 1999 and are still with them until now. 1999 “Ahm, Nelly? Can you please clean the fridge and take out all the expired and bad stuffs in there? You know we haven’t had a helper and we are so busy so we couldn’t organize it.” said Mrs….

Hong Kong from a Domestic Helper’s POV: Ronnie Chronicles

 This is the first entry of this series. It is about Ronnie and her fourteen-year journey working in Hong Kong. Hope you enjoy and learn something from it. You can comment and like it. 2002 As the door of the plane slowly closes, Ronnie wanted to shout NO! She wanted to go out and go back home…

Hong Kong from a Domestic Helper’s POV

Hong Kong is considered as one of the financial districts of the world. If you are into trading and business then Hong Kong is the right place for you. It is also a shopping capital, you can find all brands from all over the world and you can shop till you drop. Aside from trade and…