Escaping to Coney Island
Our maids sacrifice their comfort for their family’s future in a foreign land. They left their own family to serve ours. They left their homes to make ours tidy. They cook your family meal while wondering if their family have already taken theirs. She may not be telling Madam, but she longs for her own family and she doesn’t get enough sleep because she misses them. Yet, she bravely gets up and faces another day of serving your home with sincerity like it’s hers.
Every two months, Eden Grace Maids and Employment Agency hold an appreciation gathering for our dedicated maids in Singapore. Around 70 Filipino maids went to Coney Island for a holiday and fellowship with their fellow workers. The weight of homesickness lightens as we interact with people who share the same burden with us. We can freely say nothing beats a holiday with the ones who understand! A small chit chat about the country we have left takes the worry away. The outing is a periodic refuge after day by day battle in Singapore.
Coney Island is a refreshing home away from the hustle and bustle of the busy city. Our maids made the best out of their free day to unwind and cheer themselves up through biking around the island. Exploring a new place ultimately leads you to finding yourself and making the best decisions when in doubt. With their fellow workers, the maids enjoyed spotting the species of birds in the park, discovering their natural habitat in hands of nature. There are also forests and mangrove habitats on the newly made boardwalks of the island. Something the maids truly enjoyed. Some of them also enthusiastically participated in the games! Indeed, it was a day of setting aside the burdens and letting themselves be happy amidst stress.