Indonesian caretaker in Taiwan named ‘model worker’ for saving employer

first_imgNew Taipei City held a model worker award ceremony on Thursday during which 249 outstanding workers, members of labor unions, and drivers were presented awards by Mayor Hou You-Yi.Speaking at the award ceremony, Mayor Hou Yu-yi said: “I would like to express my gratitude on behalf of all the citizens to all of our model workers for their dedication and hard work, including the drivers who remained at their position despite the outbreak, or the disabled workers who overcame their inherent limitations to care for the people.”Each of the award winners has an ordinary but touching story to tell. Among them, an Indonesian migrant worker named Wu Lan. Wu has been working in Taiwan for the past six years. She first took care of Mr. Chen and then assisted Mrs.Chen after her husband passed away. She accompanied her through the tragic loss of her husband. Read also: Indonesian worker locked up by Saudi Arabian family who employed her for 18 yearsLast year, Mrs.Chen, who suffers from several chronic illnesses, suddenly had difficulty breathing and collapsed on the floor. Remaining calm, Wu Lan called the ambulance and notified her employer, thus saving Mrs.Chen’s life before it was too late. She took good care of her when she was being treated at the hospital, making her recover faster.Chen Jui-chia, commissioner of The Labor Affairs Department, said that the department will continue to facilitate positive labor relationships and protect the rights of workers, as well as promoting employment.In the second half of the year, 100 job hunting events will be held aimed at first-time job seekers and people who are looking to change jobs.Topics : This article appeared on The China Post newspaper website, which is a member of Asia News Network and a media partner of The Jakarta Postlast_img read more

Fashion Festival director Lindsay Bennett shares reno tips

first_imgNew Farm has gone through such a transformation and we could not think of a better suburb to live. There is such a wonderful sense of community and it is wonderful being able to cycle around the bike-paths and to enjoy so much green space on the banks of the Brisbane river. It’s like being on a relaxing holiday seven days a week. What was the best piece of property advice you were give? Or what was the biggest lesson you learned? What would you change about your home?  Back in April 2013 we purchased what was an old boarding house in New Farm as we wanted a property that allowed us to live and work from home and a Queenslander was the obvious choice. So when we came across this house that had been poorly neglected, we could see that the bones were worth saving. And, given it was such a wonderful location that we simply could not pass up. New Farm is such a beautiful suburb and I could not think of a more idyllic location especially now with Howard Smith Wharves just an easy stroll or to the many wonderful dining options in the neighbourhood. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival director Lindsay Bennett reveals what he loves about the house and suburb he lives in. Lindsay Bennett, director of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival. Photo: Liam Kidston. Without a hesitation I would say to own a home in Italy – somewhere either on Lake Como,somewhere in Tuscany or down on the Amalfi Coast would have to be a dream location. But then again, an apartment in New York would also be high on the list. Brisbane will always be home for us so to come and go every few months would give us the best of both worlds… When we purchased the property, we knew little about renovating Queenslanders but quickly learnt they are unique structures with some wonderful history. In fact, our property was originally owned by Richard Symes Warry, a local alderman and then Mayor of Brisbane when Brisbane was just a municipality of New South Wales. The house was in a bad state but following an intensive 16-month restoration process we established the first floor as a luxury Guest House ‘Heal House’ and we now occupy the ground floor. We love that we can share our home with so many guests and that they have a chance to experience staying in a Queenslander. We made a conscious decision to retain as many of the original features as possible but during the restoration we enclosed two sides of the wrap-around verandah to create ensuite bathrooms which was definitely the right thing to do. If we had our time over again I’m not sure that we would do things too differently but would definitely look to add a rain-water tank, solar panels and a lap pool.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours ago What is the best thing about your suburb? If money was no option, what would be your fantasy home and where? Villa in Capri? Chalet in the Swiss Alps? Where do you live and why? What do you love about your home? That’s simple. Start small and look to buy/sell until you have a property that you would like to live in. On average we bought/sold properties every two years and undertook basic renovations ourselves to generate maximum returns. And, when renovating just be conscious you need broad appeal so don’t go too overboard with the renovation. But above all, you can never do enough preparation so take your time as attention to detail will always shine through.last_img read more