Translated by Nur Amalina Zulkefli
EACH time her maid agrees to extend her two year contract, 'Faridah' is relieved because it meant that she could focus on her career and not have to take time off to train a new maid.
In addition to that, she has also treated the maid, who was from Surabaya, as part of the family. The maid would even tag along on family holidays.
She would also receive gifts in the form of jewellery as a token of appreciation from Faridah. The career woman would always think of her maid when she is shopping for new jewellery.
Sadly, Faridah, 50, - who admitted that she was someone who does not get jealous easily - never realised that her maid had fallen in love with her husband.
"I don't know if I had made the mistake of treating her like my sister and trusting her too much. When mealtime came, we would all sit at the same table.
"I brought her on every holiday. If i bought myself jewellery, I would buy her something too even if it was something small like a ring...," said Faridah who has spent almost $5,000 on jewellery for her maid.