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by ex-pat
Wed, 10 Oct 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: FILIPINA VISITING UK FOR HOLIDAY
Replies: 9
Views: 3806

You should consider these things: Although you will be paying her airfare, accommodation and so on...your GF should provide a proof that she have financial means to travel. She needs to provide a bank statement but that does not guarantee her a visa. If she owns a property in her own country , she ...
by ex-pat
Wed, 10 Oct 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: FILIPINA VISITING UK FOR HOLIDAY
Replies: 9
Views: 3806

ex-pat: does every PH tourist to uk have to provide bank statement? she has funds/bank account. she pays her own air fare. yes property in PH. zero chance of abandoning me. do you wish to revise your posting? Yes, unless you are a politician or well known figure. If you are a DH and jobless yes you...
by ex-pat
Wed, 10 Oct 2012 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: FILIPINA VISITING UK FOR HOLIDAY
Replies: 9
Views: 3806

ex-pat: does every PH tourist to uk have to provide bank statement? she has funds/bank account. she pays her own air fare. yes property in PH. zero chance of abandoning me. do you wish to revise your posting? Yes!!! Even if she have a bank statement, it should have sufficient fund in it. If she hav...
by ex-pat
Tue, 09 Oct 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: FILIPINA VISITING UK FOR HOLIDAY
Replies: 9
Views: 3806

You should consider these things: Although you will be paying her airfare, accommodation and so on...your GF should provide her own financial means to travel. She needs to provide a bank statement but that does not guarantee her a visa. If she owns a property in her own country , she should provide ...
by ex-pat
Fri, 01 Jun 2012 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Now why she'd have to go and do that...
Replies: 22
Views: 11698

Like most articles on that TemasekTimes blog, it is extremely inflammatory. She doesn't call Singaporeans pigs, except the ones insulting her/her race. That is fair enough, since they 'started' it and the context of her insult is directly targeting those with specific ill thoughts. She does call Si...
by ex-pat
Fri, 02 Mar 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: Strictly Speaking
Topic: How long does your maid stay out on her day off?
Replies: 15
Views: 26459

Just explain the consequences of what you are concerned about... additional working and getting caught, her getting pregnant or doing something illegal. Reminds me of a recent cover of Get Rea! documentary by Cheryl Fox in CNA on romance life of FDWs in Singapore (with locals and also Bangladeshi c...
by ex-pat
Fri, 02 Mar 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: Strictly Speaking
Topic: How long does your maid stay out on her day off?
Replies: 15
Views: 26459

This is a serious problem and should be remedied immediately. You cannot expect these people to act responsibly or have common sense! I only give my slave a day off from her cooking and cleaning duties so she can do the ironing that she never seems to have time for on the other days of the month. A...
by ex-pat
Fri, 02 Mar 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: Domestic Helper & Babysitter Issues
Topic: Helper's kid visiting for 1 mo.-anyone else with experience?
Replies: 9
Views: 13096

we did the same but our helpers kid came over with his granny and we covered the cost of a hotel for a month and flights, the rule was the helper had to do the full 9-5 day and was allowed to sleep in the hotel. She had the weekends and lunch off, kid and granny was not allowed to come over and sta...
by ex-pat
Fri, 02 Mar 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: Domestic Helper & Babysitter Issues
Topic: How did you find a maid you're happy with?
Replies: 15
Views: 20049

You will never know a person until you live with them. During the interview you are free to ask question. If you have the ability to read a persons mind, DO IT ! Experienced maid knows a lot and i mean a lot. New ones are yes sir/ma'am t o try to impress you, but more often its tricky to deal with s...
by ex-pat
Fri, 02 Mar 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: Domestic Helper & Babysitter Issues
Topic: Helper wants only part of her monthly salary now
Replies: 33
Views: 27431

Re: Helper wants only part of her monthly salary now

Hi there! I don't know if this is a common problem... but my helper wants me to give her only part of her monthly salary ($250) now. She wants me to keep the rest of her salary ($150) until the end of the year. Apparently she has a habit of spending all her money at hand, and she wants to save enoug...
by ex-pat
Wed, 29 Feb 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: A documentary about Foreign domestic workers
Replies: 115
Views: 28361

[quote="BillyB"]How about 'Maids go wild'.....



You mean maids who carry bloke backpack and follow him to the jungle during his ns training? :???:
by ex-pat
Wed, 29 Feb 2012 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: A documentary about Foreign domestic workers
Replies: 115
Views: 28361

I watch the video and honestly its not very impressive. I wont sit for 30 minutes watching a show like that on tv. But here's some suggestion you may want to consider. Maid who wash cars every day at 5 am Maid being asked to eat on a kitchen top (not allowed in the dining table) Maid who walk dogs f...
by ex-pat
Wed, 22 Feb 2012 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Dress code for visiting Jakarta and Brunei
Replies: 5
Views: 5629

I assume as a tourists? In Brunei - no idea. In Indonesia I follow common sense and in a touristic place but not in any religious setting I wear shorts. All other places I wear trousers, Ive been in Brunei on tour, according to what i saw, men can wear casual shirt, shorts, sandals, shoes. In the h...
by ex-pat
Wed, 22 Feb 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Excessive Maid Culture
Replies: 24
Views: 7679

Blame the parents who treat thier kids like a precious jewel. With maids around the house, these spoit brats can't even lift a finger to tidy up thier own room. Some parents never bothered to ask thier kids to have at least sense of belonging in thier own house. They treat thier house like a hotel a...
by ex-pat
Wed, 28 Dec 2011 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Feeding dogs from the table - my visceral torment :x
Replies: 51
Views: 19841

The truth is....

Truth is employers including expats are getting reliant to maids. Dog walking seems to be part of maids job. And they are not even paid for that extra job (same as car washing). Not exactly in the bullseye of this topic but I had this not so unique opportunity to see today in one of the parks how so...

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