Thursday, May 03, 2007

Indonesia or China maid?


Have been thinking to hire a maid after No.2 is out or prior. But, in dilemma in choosing the race. Should i go for Indo maid or China maid? Both salary almost the same, but have to pay more procedures fee and even have to buy her air ticket to China if i go for Indo maid. Somemore, maybe have to renew her visa in certain period. China maid is less procedure to run, and maybe she is most suitable and can be survived in her own country, but i just worrying China maid will kidnap my baby. Indo maid will be more safer but i don't know how can Indo maid mix herself in totally Chinese country and how she can communicate with others. This mean i can't ask my Indo maid to go to wet market unless i find the one who can speak Mandarin. Maid is definitely needed now, i prefer Indo maid mostly but just afraid Indo maid can't survive in China. What should i do? Any suggestion?

21 comments:

Min said...

hi! if money is not a problem to u , i suggest Philipino maids... they are more reliable and capable! :)

Misha's Mum said...

huisia ..

i prefer indo to china maid ..

kelly said...

I prefer Filipino maids. They are smarter and speak English well. My friend in HK has a Filipino maid who understands Mandarin. They have no problem communicating with the kids and even teach them to read and write since most of them are graduates.

Jan said...

Actually hor, I had a couple of friends who bought their indonesia maids to china when they were relocated there. And so far, the maid fared quite well.

it all depends on yourself lor....indo maid or china maid or filipino maid, all got their pros and cons. All depends on your needs.

debbie said...

hey, i agreed with philipino maids since they do not restricted to any religion problem. if i would you, i'll choose philipino maid!!

King's wife said...

If you are more comfortable with Indon, then choose Indon. After a while, they will learn to adapt. My sis' Indon maid used to work in Taiwan. She speaks pretty good mandarin now.

mommy of two angels said...

actually the indo maids i had adapted very well, within a few months my maid could pick up english as their new language...i'm sure by 6 mths your indo maid can go market for you la!

NomadicMom said...

Have not been here before.. My 2 cents...think Filipinos are quite good caretakers of children... I've had Indo, Thai, and Filipino maids before...still Filipino better leh...

karenyiau said...

It really depends on your luck whether can get a good one who can take good care of kids. All the best!

Ricket said...

My first maid was a Filipino, but didn't work long enough to see if she's good. The other 2 are Indo, quite ok. But then, I live in Singapore, it very adaptable for them.

Baby Darren said...

I think Indon will be better for security reason. At least they won't runaway or do any funny things with outside people since they are in foreign land.

Depends on how much freedom u are going to give them..do u think is a good idea that they go wet market by themselves? Maybe u can go with them, then u don;t really need them to speak mandarin.

Can try getting a Christian Indon maid. At least eating wise no problem, can take pork. I am getting a christian Indon too.

Etcetera~Mommy said...

If you really want to get a China maid, get one which is fat ugly old.. *blehhh*

L B said...

Employ me... I am NOT that humsup wan!! *grin*

Allyfeel said...

Actually I know of a shop here hired indon maid in his sundry shop. After one year, she speaks fluent Mandarin, can communicate with the customer too. You will be surprise of their ability to adapt. The way I see it is if she is new and can't communcicate with others except u, it's easier to train and control. Follow your instinct.

fannie said...

if only two choices, i chose indo maids.

Angeleyes said...

Yeah, I think like what others said, an Indon maid is the best bet. At least you can control her and she won't dare to do anything since she is strange to her new environment. A China maid is a big NO NO as they can do more than kidnap!

Sweetpea said...

either filipino, but more ex :) or indo maid. am sure she can fare ok once she adatps to it and there is a community there if u let her mingle. i don't trust china maid, although i am chinese myself!

Anonymous said...

My experiences with Indo maids are all okay. My current one has been with me for 4 years and I am truly thankful for all her help..esp those days where 'stress' was inevitable.
Like some says, it depends on 'luck' whichever race you decide to take.

Magictree

Anonymous said...

Filipino maids are not good at all. They live bad personal life.They chat online with the black and sleep with them and ask them for money.

Anonymous said...

Do not have philipino maid. They are too smart, maybe they will sleep with your man and you don't know. I am worry about their personal life. They often date black man and ask for small money or food.

Anonymous said...

Do not have philipino maid. They will sleep with you husband and keep it as a secret.