Maam is gone for her vacation. I am so bored. She is not locking her room this year so I have the computer. But for few days the computer was not coming on. I am trying everyday and it is not working. I think maybe maam is doing something like lock it so I cannot use it. I feel so frustrated.

Maam is not locking the room or computer like last year. but I cannot write because of this stupid computer problem. Yesterday I am telling Lilibeth. Today she is coming here and doing something with computer. I dont know what she do but now the computer is working again. Lilibeth is an angel. Computer expert angel. Because of her I can write today.

It is so quiet here without children. Full day I watch some tv. Then in the evening Lilibeth and I talk outside the gate. I cannot go to park until maams aunty or cousin or friend is coming. I am so bored. One or two times I go out to do something and if they come and I am not there this is my plan. I will tell maam that I go to Choitram for milk. But I have to be careful not to go to mall or anything. Because if maams friend sees me I am dead.

Maria is also in her house alone but she is still not talking to me. because of the God thing. When she sees me giving water to grass or putting the garbage she is turning away. She turn her head or her body so she cannot see me. She cannot look at me because she knows what I tell her is true.

Why I am giving water to the grass when we have gardener? Because gardener is going for his vacation also. He is leaving one boy to do the work but the boy is stupid. He is making full mess of garden. I know maam will be angry when she come back so I try to do little garden work. It is so hot also so I give the grass more water to drink. Also I have nothing else to do so I put water in the garden. I am so bored.

Lilibeth is bringing me some pocket books for reading because I am so bored. I read. I watch more tv. I do little work. I do garden work. But still I am very bored. Now I can do computer also. But how much time to sit on computer? or tv? or reading? I am actually missing maam and children. I have finish all the washing and ironing. Maybe I will do some cooking and put in freezer.

Tomorrow Lilibeth and Alma and Diana say they will come here and we will all eat dinner at my house. in the garden. Maybe Gina also if she is not going for her vacation with her maam. I have made chicken. Lilibeth and Alma and Diana are also bringing something to eat. If maams friend or cousin is coming my friends can  hide or  go out of house from back side. But I am not doing anything bad I am only eating food with my friends. It is like party but not party. More like family eating together. I hope maam will not shout for that. I am excited about tomorrow.

But today after I write I will watch tv and read my pocket book. I am so bored in my jail. Then I think of all the people who are really in actual jail. Workers who are ban. Or girls who have a baby without being marry.

In my jail I am bored but at least I am free.


Sandy said...

Sally your blog always makes us think of those less fortunate than us. Plus you always relate your stories to things that are happening around you and make it enjoyable to read up on situations that exist in the UAE. Real or not, you are a great writer.

To the housemaids like Sally, enjoy your boredom and your freedom. Your ma'ams will be back soon and you will be busy again.

Bo aHMaD said...

I'm really in love with your blog & your style in writing your daily adventures. You know when they said that the world is just like a small village... that was totally true. Mmm your blog and from my modest point of view should spreaded to Maam's in the GULF Countries so that they will learn how to treat their maids or as I call them (Domestic Helper). God bless you sally and keep the nice job Up... You are doing a really good job unless a tiny observation. I think you and your maam will both happy if you inform her about using her own computer. You know this is a personal thing. All in in all I wish you all the best.


Anonymous said...

Where are you Sally? No post from you for so many days. Maybe your computer is giving you problems again? Look forward to a new post soon.

Hind Khoory said...

wow, i cant believe how FAKE this is and no1 seems to notice it. im sorry but i laughed my ass out .. there is always something going on, and u cant use ur "maam's computer. plus how come yoru english suxs? come on, we all have filipinas at home and they dont talk like that ! also, when you say you are not doing anything bad, actually YOU ARE. You use ur employers computer without her permission, you let your friends into her house also without permission and you give info about her private life and family. Thats if you are a housemaid xD basically this is all B.S...sorry =D

Anonymous said...

@Hind... Shut it. your english is nothing to shout about. once you have finished "laughing your ass OUT" you should realize, that even if this is a fake it dose show how workers are treated by some of there employers.

Anonymous said...

mmmm.. this is fun

Anonymous said...

nobdy think how she, Sally, understand arabic than her maam and famaily members talking to each other, or they are speaking english espshly for the blog?

Grace F said...

Anon Dec 20. I don't think her maam and family is Arabic. Probably Expat.

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