English / Bahasa My parents are in their sixties now. They are subsistence farmers, but since they don’t own enough land to support themselves, they also work as farm labourers. I should be looking after them, sending them money for their everyday needs. It’s not like they are office workers who retire to a pension. If I had work, I could support my parents and they could live out their old age in peace. Adidas must know that its workers are also trying to support other people. Every son, every daughter, has a duty to help support their elderly parents and their families. I’m sure that Adidas knows that its workers wages are not just used to support those workers but are used to support elderly parents and families. Spending time with our families is also important. Since I lost my job, I have spent my Lebaran holidays alone in Jakarta. Prices have gone up everywhere, but during Lebaran everything is three times as expensive. I can’t afford to travel home to be with my family, even though Lebaran (like Christmas) is the time of year when families come together. Each time it comes around I just feel hopeless and have no idea where to go. I just felt so miserable alone in Jakarta. So I always pray that for next year I will have work and money to travel home and celebrate with my family.
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