DH ka lang ba?
Domestic Helper. DH. The most powerful human being on earth.
Im an engineer. I got 2 licenses. another license for civil service. im a csr. another license. thats’ 4. but Im not even close to any DH’s achievements.
last night, wifey did some story telling. While having their training at Tesda (in prep for K-12), may mga kasabay silang OFW who were upgrading their trainings as well. Wifey got her masters but she was at awe sa training ng mga DH. While listening to her i cant help but fascinated sa kanila.
First, u got to know how to cook. pag aralan mo panu mag steam ng chicken and things like that. culinary. U need to know how to take care of a child, pati matanda. thats being more than a mother. coz other child’s tantrum is very hard to take. u need to be a psychologist, psychiatrist, any psy that matters pertaining to a child or senior people. you know how to operate household equipment and the like, from automatic washers, to the most advance home theaters, vacuum and all. i dont even know how to record a movie sa tv. u need a cable man?
Then, u got to train yourselves with animals. birds, cats and dogs. u need to know what breed and all. u got to have knowledge on how to take care of pets. panu e shampoo ang aso, panu e blower ang pusa. dog whisperer? i dont know. when i used to have my potchie, i bathe her everyday.
You need to study their cultures and languages. linguist? ang hirap ng training nila. futek.
Got to know how to use chopstick, how to eat in a bowl, parang kaya ko pero hindi ako mabubusog nyan.
u need to study bed prep and house keeping and all. things like dry cleaning a certain fabric, ironing another kind. man u need a forensic degree for this if a tag is worn out. how the heck should i know which one use downy and the other one should use a dove, and that one a tide. i do laundries, isa lang sabon, surf. mannnmm
my wife is making kwento pa but her tears flowing sa eyes nya so i wipe it and kissed her sa lips sabay sabi, pait naman ng sipon mo ma. anyways, DH needs to be super human being to qualify for all these hardship. malayo sa pamilya, yet a linguist, an animal lover, a mother, equipment operator, a psychiatrist, a psychologist, to name a few, rolled into one.
DH. The most powerful human being indeed.