My mother is from the Phillipines and she always spoke of the 'servants', 'maids', and it was normal for her culture. As I read this story by Alex Tizon, I am so saddened. Sad for 'Lola', and the many like her where this type of life is not only normal but accepted by all. I am only in about 10 minutes, and I am HOOKED! 

I am getting the same emotions I did when I watched the movie, The Help, when Emma Stone's character, Skeeter, is telling her mother that the 'help', Constantine, is the one who raised her. 

Read the full story HERE.