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  • ross1948 09:43 on July 5, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , lazy rich women, , pembantus, , ,   

    Jakarta – Ramadhan Hell for Affluent Sloths! 

    Jakarta is a walker’s delight at this time of year.

    No, I don’t means ‘Walkers’ as in my fave tv series The Walking Dead!




    Sensible foreigners do not emulate the hordes of Jakartans who flee the city for Ramadhan. Instead they make the most of it, a traffic-free trip into town on the buses, kopajas and angkots, then a nice long stroll in the pleasant leafy Menteng area.

    But listen to a horror story that dominates conversation among the indolent spoilt-brat class this month.

    …the “no maids” issue is a major part of the Lebaran season when domestic workers pack their bags after working so hard away from their loved ones for the whole year. Even before they leave, the prospect of the house without them brings on headaches.



    These little maids do not usually do jobs that require hi-tech skills. They do indeed work hard, cooking, cleaning, washing and ironing, and deserve all praise for their diligence.

    But none of those tasks is beyond even the most dimwit rich b—-.

    Heck, I’m a bloke! My lovely local warteg closed down on Saturday, for a week at least, everyone heading back to Tegal…


    kkwarung rizky


    …so it’s my time to boil spuds, open cans of baked beans, fry bacon and eggs, or seek out the few cheap eateries that remain open – and I’ve not found one nearby that matches the fine cuisine I can get for $1.50 at the place that’s temporarily closed.  

    If I can handle it, any slothful bint who spends all year lounging in fancy coffee shops in the plush malls can get off her idle ass…




    …and throw together a meal for her husband and her probably over-fed and pampered kids, who can also get stuck into household chores and get an idea of what real life is like.

    Yet as somebody (name unlisted) wrote in the JP last week, such a simple matter is seen as a headache – the Sloth Family Jakarta will head off to hotels with attractive discounts and promotions: “No maids? Just check in!” http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2016/07/02/no-maids-hotels.html!

    Thus they miss out on a golden opportunity to have a daily series of picnics, easy eats and each child given a mop or a brush and told to pull their (often considerable) weight!

    Making a meal is NOT hard to do, and can even be fun, as when I got stuck in and made my own Christmas Dinner!


    SAM_9218 – 

    My Christmas Dinner!


    My Home-Cooked Xmas Dinner – New Career In Catering? 

    I had to laugh at the JP anonymous writer’s turn of phrase –  the career woman or housewife near to collapsing during the Lebaran season – as if serving up meals is somehow akin to slave labour!

    Career women, who go out to work, will not be going out to work this week, so using the microwave won’t wear them out. But a lot of those ‘housewives’ use little pembantus, maids, to do all the housework!

    And as for those awful stuck-up bints you see hanging about malls, with their kids in the custody of more little Javanese teen nurse-maids, trailing behind lazy mothers who can’t be bothered to look after their own children…


    My own life this week could be better. I enjoy having house guests…


    • …but my usual visitors have indeed gone home to their kampungs!

    So I prudently hit Lotte Mart last week and bought enough of those cheap paperbacks to alleviate my solitude.

    And I have blogging to keep me busy.

    But a wee bit of housework? Big deal.

    And the JP guy or gal makes the very good point, that maybe, just maybe, the people who have to behave like grown-ups for a change, looking after themselves and their families, will appreciate their pembantus more  – and support those who campaign for a better deal for those over-worked and underpaid young ladies. 

    • Amy H 10:03 on July 5, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I first started reading your writings years ago on another blog and I think this topic was what you were writing about then. You hit a bulls-eye when you wrote this.
      I see these bored and boring women in Senayan City Mall or Grand Indonesia mall and they are a disgrace to the whole idea of motherhood.
      No wonder the children seem happier with the nursemaids than with mothers who don’t even get them up and dressed in the morning or give them breakfast.


    • JazPen 10:12 on July 5, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Couldnt agree more, Ross, except I also have gone out of town myself, I am as lazy as those women youre talking about.
      But I dont have young children. If I had, I would be happy to be at home to look after them.
      Have a nice holiday


    • Mutiara S 10:54 on July 5, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I do not understand all what you say because my English is not so good but I mostly know the meaning.
      I have children and it is nice for me to take them out to the malls. I talk to them. We are happy family.
      It is so very poor when I see egoist woman same like you say, no time to be with children only run round with rich friend.
      It can make me angry but it is usual here for rich to not care about anybody.


    • Marwati 11:53 on July 5, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I like to go to mall with my children, hold the hands and eat together. I do not like to see rich woman sit only with other rich woman and I am sad for children sit only with servant at other table.
      Rich here are mean and selfish. ,


    • Teo 15:35 on July 5, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      So sorry nobody is visiting you this week Ross. We will come back to Jakarta next week.
      You can go to mall tomorrow, talk to all the rich people if they not angry to you.
      I think they are funny cannot look after own family. Rich but not useful people.


  • ross1948 20:23 on February 14, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Fire your Indonesian maid, , , , pembantus, RoboVac,   

    New Slogan for RoboVac – “Fire Your Lazy Malaysian Wife?” 

    My thanks to the readers, Ati and Santi, regular commenters both, who sent me this report.
    They know from past frequent postings that I sympathise with the little kampung girls who travel far from their Java villages to find work overseas, and this has incensed them, as it does me.
    According to KOMPAS.com, the Indonesian Embassy in Malaysia has protested over an advert for a cleanng tool manufacturer, RoboVac, emblazoned with the words –
    “Fire Your Indonesian Maid Now!”
    Now the ad has disappeared from public view, though apparently it remained on display on social media.
    It’s hard to disagree with the view expressed in the Embassy’s protest note to the Malaysian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, that this is ‘insensitive and demeaning to Indonesia.’ 


    The ad got a response from hackers too.
    The official website of the company that advertises the product, RoboVac Malaysia, http://neatrobotcleaner.com.my, was inaccessible…(and still seems to be, when I checked today…)

    The site of Robovac, the Malaysian company, was colored black with a pitch for sympathy for Indonesian migrant workers, in English.
    “Warning !!!, Please be kind to our sisters, they have families, they have children, all of them need to be fed. Do not forget we the people of Indonesia will protect them.”   http://www.tribunnews.com/nasional/2015/02/05/hacker-serang-situs-malaysia-yang-tampilkan-iklan-pecat-pembantu-indonesia

    These TKIs do not deserve insults.

    They are very hard-working, and many suffer dreadfully at the hands of unscrupulous agents and employers.

    Erwiana OKE! Now PUNISH the Evil Bitch Guilty of Tormenting Her! 

    To be fair, pembantus, (domestic ‘helpers’) are sometimes subject to pretty mean treatment here at home as well as abroad.

    I’ve been on about it for years, and why not again today – my headline indicates my theme, the lazy cows who don’t go out to work, content to spend their husbands’ income swanning around malls and posh cafes all day with their similarly idle cronies.


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    • You can see them all over town, gliding to and fro, while some poor little lass struggles along behind them, doing what any decent mother should be glad to do – looking after the children. And when the nyonya goes home for a break from socialite status, she’s too stupid or idle to cook or clean up.
    • More toil for the poor wee maid!

    Hence my headline – if RoboVac wants to sell its machines, let it aim its ads at Malaysian husbands – fire your lazy Malaysian wife! 

    PS – there’s always somebody deliberately tries to misconstrue my argument, so I make it clear I’m not criticising couples who both go out to work. If they don’t have a handy grandma, they need hired help. I’m gunning for women who don’t work outside the home but won’t lift a finger indoors either!

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