My helper is back for a week or so now. Life’s never been better. No longer need to look for own dinner if I go home late – or do laundry doing the weekends. Dinner is amusing because I get to hear her rant while watching TV in her room across the dining hall, “Iklan syampu ini tipu sih! Bibik pakei rambut rontok juga!”
She brought back three jars of lulur (scrubs) from Indonesia from me, knowing my love for them.
The story goes back years ago — about eight years or so. She had just returned to work after spending two weeks at home in Indonesia, presented me a jar of Indonesian lulur and advised me to use it regularly, “Biar kulit bersih.” I’ve had experience with scrubs before -— well, I tried some of my mom’s in high school (without actual consent) but have never gotten into the habit of scrubbing regularly until much later.
Maybe it’s part of being Indonesian (for they seem to have a knack for ‘kecantikan’), or maybe she’d seen so many of her previous high-maintenance female employers — Ibu and a number of Madams — who did a huge deal of scrubbing and lotion-applying with pleasant results, that she advocated I do the same. Since my skin gets dry and is prone to ingrown hair, I better!
Come to think of it, when she sees that my face in a mess, she’d be the one to question:
“Bila kamu terakhir pergi ke salon muka?!”
So anyway, she came home with three jars of lulur. This specific lulur from Shinzu’i is made of safe ingredients, I read somewhere online. By experience, it’s results are on par with what I’m using now. Price wise, it’s so much more affordable — which means I can scrub more often without feeling guilty!