Jan 11, 2013

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Lot of people leave comment on my blog. I love seeing the comment. But since few months I am getting a lot of rubbish comment. Like someone will say go fishing in dubai. or go on dhow cruise. It is having nothing to do with my blog story. It is all nonsense. So now I am checking every comment before I am letting it come on my blog. If it is rubbish comment then I am removing it. 

But few days ago someone is leaving comment that is really disturbing me. It say Sally I want to f you. I dont even want to write the f word on my blog. I tell you why it is disturbing me. Because lot of people think that because I am a housemaid they can do anything with me. Because people think I am a maid I can be used however they are wanting. Like a toy for them.

There is something called stats on my blogspot when I am login. In that I can see something called search keyword. I remember Lilibeth tell me that search keyword is what people are using to find my blog. I like to see that sometimes. It is interesting. Usually it is like filipina maid. or Dubai maid. or dubai maid blog. or filipina maid blog. or just dubaisally. But some people are looking for filipina maid sex. or filipina dubai massage. or filipina maid and that f word. or filipina call girl dubai. or something like that. It is making me angry. It may not make you angry but it is making me upset that people think all filipina maid is only good for things like this. They are not good people these people who are looking for things like this.

There is a story last month in paper about this employer who is accuse his filipina maid of molesting the employers 8 year old son. The maid is deny the story. If this is true story then this maid needs to go to jail for ever. If it is true. I really really hope it is not true. 

But we will never know the true story. Because this is happening in her employers house we will never know who is telling true story. If it is true it is so sad. Because this maid if she is doing this thing is so bad person. And because people will only remember this story. And think all filipina maid is doing bad thing. If it is not true then it just show you how much power employer is having on the life of a house maid.

People think that just because we are housemaids we are the property of the employer. This is because once we go into employers house no one is knowing what is happening to maid. The maid is at mercy of employer. If he is good then her life is good. If the employer is bad then her life is bad. If he accuse her of stealing then she is ban. even if she is not stealing. If he accuse her of doing sex with gardener then usually no one is believing the maid. because the employer is having more power. It is because the maid is on employers visa and he is having full power on her. I know some maids are doing bad things but not all maids are bad. And lot of maams and sirs are good but not all maams and sirs are good. But we never know the true story of what is happen inside the house. 

There is another story in National newspaper that is making me angry. It say Dubai maid is treat with affection. I am very happy for this maid. but why this story is in the paper? Why this story is so important story? Maybe because all maid story is not having a happy end like this one. In the same paper on same page is a story about two maids who are treated like slave.

So today I am protesting all these comments. I am protesting people thinking that maid is their toy to play with. I am protesting maid who do bad things that make people think all maid is bad. I am protesting the power that employer have on the maid. I am protesting that not all maid is treated with affection. 

I wish I can remove all these bad things like I am removing the bad comments on my blog.

14 comments:

Ghadeer said...

You're right. That story on the well-treated maid shouldn't be something so special to get to the paper. It's the employer's duty to take good care of his/her employee- they're not doing something great or giving anyone a favour.

oranglidi said...

seriously? that's so rude for comment like that. may you live in peace

Maria said...

Maids in Dubai come from different countries to support their families. People should be respectful to them.

Anonymous said...

I noticed your English writing improved!
Good work

Anonymous said...

i will be frank with you, i was goggling for filipina in dubai, that is how i came to your blog, and this is the first blog to read and the first comment, what i noticed is your english, it is not good english as they call it, but it is natural and your language is sincere, i can't disagree with all that you said, which in turn reflects to me that you are good person, as much as i see good persons, a wise and natural human being. i hope your maam is good with you, and allow me to guess she is good to you as your words indicate that you have been here for years in dubai. i'm not trying to complement you falsely but in a way you are a good story teller, i know you are not making up stories, what i mean is your way is catchy and sweet. i hope i can come back again to your blog, you know people get consumed in their own lives, god bless you.

Hossam Mohammad

Amarya Aldosari said...

Yes, Dubai is notorious for treating their filipina maids in the most ruthless way possible. The Philippine government should provide better work/opportunities to Filipino women instead of letting them leave the country as maids.

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Freelance Essay Market said...

Trust me that not all people in Dubai...I support Amarya Aldosari, The Philippine government should be responsible for the interest of its people

Manfred Auer said...

i am shocked about your report. Because this week I got an emergency notice from a maid in dubai i know very well. So I now try to bring her out of dubai. What do you think is necessary to quit the job of a maid in dubai? How much power has the agency? How difficult is it to leave dubai if you would have money? Or a ticket back home?

Manfred Auer said...

How is it possible to leave Dubai for a maid?

Musandam Dibba said...

hmm m we will never know the true story. Because this is happening in her employers house we will never know who is telling true story,,.....

undertheabaya said...

Hi Sally, I am really impressed with your blog and inspired by your story. I'd like to know if you would like to take part in an interview for my blog. I would like to tell your story to my readers, and I would link back to your blog as well. Please contact me via email at undertheabaya @ gmail . com

Robby Benson said...

Hi Sally! I'm quite new here in Dubai, been here for almost two months now. I stumbled upon your blog while searching for Filipino stuff in Dubai. I must say, your grammar isn't perfect, but you are a natural story-teller! While reading some of your entries, I thought "Is she faking the wrong grammar thing?" because your writing style is similar to the ones I've read in newspapers and magazines. I'd like to believe that you're a great blogger. I know you are. Keep it up, kabayan! Looking forward to your next entries. :) Ang galing!

Anonymous said...

It's disturbing what some people write and I have alot of respect for you for taking up the fight against that kind of behavior. Also I hope that the situation will improve for maids overall, the least people can do when someone is offering such a humble service is be nice to them. Unfortunately the size of your wallet doesn't always go hand in hand with the size of your heart.

PS. The same thought occured to me Robby, if she ever got fired from her current job (god forbid if she is actually happy there), then who knows what she could accomplish as a writer.

Anonymous said...

Some people say it's Philippines Government duty to protect the women and not let them go work as maids in Dubai or the gulf countries. Why don't you put the blame where it should be , on the employer? If they don't get Philippines maid then they would get indian maid.or sri lankan maidor black african maid. They will still treat them like crap.

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