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Mail from Center for the Advancement of Women organization

When opening my email, I felt touched and proud because of getting the letter from "Center for the Advancement of Women" organization, that was related with my article: Night Worker Ladies Between Pity and Cost of Living. I appealed to the readers especially women to support this organization.

Night Worker Ladies between pity and cost of living

I use the term "night worker ladies" for the women who worked in the business of night entertainment (pub, cafe, discotheque, night club, etc) with the task to accompany the guests to drink alcoholic beverage for pleasure and make them happy. Several night entertainment venues in Indonesia used the term : Purel, Ladies, PR (even local or import). My friend from China said them as "bei cuo siao cie" (sorry if I typed incorrect pinyin). Their income is based on the number of hours that was gathered from accompanying their guest and tips.

At that time I worked in one of the best night club, with the position on the managerial level. I often saw several of them (night worker ladies) got reprimand from their superiors (usually called Momy) because of absent. At one time, I ask to one of them who's often absent, just to know what's the problem. Our conversation was as follows (translated in English):

Me: "Why you often absent?" (for a long time she kept…

An Hour with Family

At one time I found a text-file in a computer that was used together. The file contents was as follows :

A man back home from work, late, tired and irritated, and find his 5 years old son waiting for him at the door.
Son : "Daddy, may I ask you a question?"
Daddy : "Yeah sure, what is it?"
Son : "Dad, how much do you earn for a hour?"
Daddy : "That's none of your business, and why do you ask such a thing?" (daddy said with angry).
Son : "I just want to know. Please tell me how much do you earn for an hour?"
Daddy : "I make Rs. 500 an hour, so what the problem!"
Son : "Ohh..." (the little boy replied, with his head down)
Daddy : "Look up"
Son : "Dad, may I please borrow Rs. 300?"

The father was furious, and said : "If the only reason you ask to borrow some money is to buy a silly toy or other nonsense, then quickly go to your bedroom. Think why you are being so selfish. I work hard everyday not fo…

Chinese proverb about MONEY !

This is the proverb about money that I like the most.
* With MONEY we can buy a house BUT NOT home-sweet-home.
* With MONEY we can buy a clock BUT NOT time.
* With MONEY we can buy a bed BUT NOT sleep-well.
* With MONEY we can buy books BUT NOT knowledge.
* With MONEY we can buy good hospitalization BUT NOT health.
* With MONEY we can buy a position BUT NOT respect.
* With MONEY we can buy blood BUT NOT life.
* With MONEY we can buy sex BUT NOT love.

I received this proverb by mail from my friend Steven. As a workaholic, I began to wonder if money is something superior in this capitalist era, where many people are deifying money. This is contrary to the saying: "money is the king". If you have read it word by word, then it is possible that this proverb has inspired you. Indeed life needs money, but I think life more need the love of people around us especially family. Perhaps you also know many rich people whose life feel empty. Easy example of a couple who do not have child…