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Thought-provoking video shows maids know more about mothers in family than the children

Thought-provoking video shows maids know more about mothers in family than the children

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The children simply do not spend enough time with their own parents.


An illuminating and thought-provoking video has been put out online that shows foreign domestic workers knowing more about the mothers in the families they work for compared to the children.

The short video titled “Maids and Children” features domestic workers and the employers’ children talking about the mothers in the family to see who can come up with more accurate answers.

This is a twist to the recent supposedly thought-provoking video showing domestic workers in Singapore knowing more about the children they care for than the parents, which aimed to shame mothers into campaigning for an off day for maids.

In this new video, a total of eight pairs of maids and children were asked questions such as “What did your mother have for breakfast?” and “Is she happy with her life?”, to find out how much is known about the mothers in the family.

Final score? 91 percent of the helpers had more accurate answers than the children.

For example, when asked what would the mothers be doing if they weren’t married with kids, the children answered, “Sad and lonely”, while the maids answered “Happy like bird, travel the world and have lots of money”, which is the more accurate answer.

The video’s goal is to show that there is an opportunity for children to bond with their mothers in the absence of domestic workers who deserve a day off.

Quoting figures from the United Nations Women’s Charter for Equality, around 99.9 percent of Singapore’s 1.5 million mothers do not have a weekly day off, as no law has made it mandatory for children and husbands to clean up after themselves, especially when the maid is having an off day.


Then again, children in Singapore have their hands full:

Children to supervise adults who cannot stop fighting about books

S’porean children lament the state of adults after witnessing Xiaxue-Gushcloud spat


Two guys miss Mother’s Day dinner to film Alfian Sa’at

Two guys miss Mother’s Day dinner to film Alfian Sa’at

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Singaporeans chastise them for picking politics at Hong Lim Park over their mothers.

Singaporeans from all walks of life have come forward to chastise two men for spending Mother’s Day evening at Hong Lim Park from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. filming playwright-poet, Alfian Sa’at.

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The two men were armed with a recording camera and were trailing Alfian Sa’at the whole time.

The event at Hong Lim Park was to protest against the outcome of the Malaysian general election and was organised by Singaporean activist Jolovan Wham.

About 200 people showed up.

One Singaporean woman New Nation interviewed around Hong Lim Park’s vicinity when she was passing by after her Mother’s Day celebration, said she was furious when she found out about the two men’s antics.

The woman, Hor Yi Si, said: “If my own son come and tell me he’d rather be at Hong Lim Park filming Alfian Sa’at than spend Mother’s Day evening with me, I’ll slap his skinny ass from here to there.”

She said that as she pointed to Clark Quay Central.