Indonesian maid (domestic worker) Satiwen is a nanny, cook, caregiver to the elderly/sick and a housekeeper too. She is now available for transfer.
From Central Java, she is 24 years old and single. Her parents are tenant farmers growing rice. She is 8th of 12 children. Although she has an elementary education, she can converse in simple English after having worked in Singapore for 3½ years.
She has been working for Mrs Wong since Oct 06. The family consists of 5 adults: The parents, granny and two children 18 and 26. Her duties are cooking, cleaning and laundry. Granny aged 82 is still healthy requires little attention. In fact, she does the marketing - with Satiwen helping out by carrying the purchase. Madam is working.
From Feb 05 until Mar 06 she worked for Patricia F, whose family consisted of Patricia and husband, Granddad and Grandma and two children aged 7 and 9. Among the adults only Grandma did not work. Satiwen took care of the children, did the cooking, cleaning and laundry. Grandma did the marketing; Satiwen went with her to help her lug the purchases.
Her very first employer was on Gina T for whom she worked for 1½ years. Gina was a working mother and left care of her only child aged 10 at the start to Satiwen. Gina's mother lived with the family. She was "blur" according to Satiwen, meaning that her memory was impaired. She just could "not remember anything."
Her employers tell/told her cooking was good. She can cook Javanese food as well as Chinese. She can prepare snacks or one-dish meals such as fried bee hoon, laksa, mee goreng, gado gado, fried rice, lontong. Other dishes, those that go with rice, she is familiar with are:
Chicken curry, stewed chicken (in soya sauce), chicken rice, fried chicken wings/drumsticks, herbal chicken
Fish curry, fishhead curry, assam fish, fried fish, sliced fish soup
Soups: made with various vegetables.
She has cared or helped care for three children aged 7, 9 and 10. She used to read to the two younger ones.
Satiwen is soft spoken but answers questions in a firm audible voice. She is neatly and simply dressed.