30 May 2001

Dear Sir/Madam:

I am Emma P. Madriaga, 34 years old. I am currently working here in Singapore as a domestic helper with a Chinese family since December 1989 until now. I am hardworking and serious about my work. I have been working for the same employer for the past 10 years and half I went home in June 1997 and returned at the same employer in March 1998.

I am now taking care of one boy. I looked after him since he was born. The baby and I share a room so when the baby wakes up at night, I am the one to feed him and change his diapers. At that time my employer was working and I am the one to stay with him at night because she has to go to work in the morning.

Since I was trained in a Nursing Aide that I undertook in 1996, I am capable to attend some minor mjuries and I know about Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and I am familiar with Heimlich procedure, to help a person who is choking on his or her food. I can handle the varied tasks they assigned to me specially in time of illnesses.

When I was a teenager my mother taught me so many things specially cooking. I enjoy cooking, I know how to cook Chinese food, Italian, Western food and spicy food. I can prepare a good variety food for the guests and for the family.

I know about gardening. Actually I studied Agriculture w/c I undertook on my first year of college before I shifted into two (2) years Junior Secretarial Course. Gardening is one of my hobbies, then sewing and etc....

My employer has already planned to migrate to Australia in early December 2001. I hope that when my employer goes to Australia. I will go to Canada to work for you.

As a person I am hardworking, independent and responsible as I came from a low-class and big family. I am on the 6th out of a total of 8 in the family. I came from Bataan province, about 3 hours from Manila by road and 55 minutes by ferry.

If you will employ me, I will try my best to do everything to work for you. I hope you will give me a chance to work to prove my capability. HAVE A NICE DAY!!!

Respectfully yours,

Emma P. Madriaga

Emma Madriaga