As the minimun wage failed to provide a decent quality of life for Berkys and her family, Melisa her oldest daughter of three, has started to work during the weekends with her mother by cleaning the rooms of the third floor in the Motel. Berkys is 38 or so and Melisa is 17, both of them appears to be older than their age as the hardness in their features set in over time while life failed to live up with their expectations.
After a couple in their mid twenties left the room 302, immediately, I sneaked inside before the cleaning lady comes in and get it ready for their next costumers. According to the employers, room 302 it is now the busiest in the Motel after the incident that happened back in March of 2012. A man committed suicide by hanging himself on the TV stand after murdering his lover. It is believed that the broken mirror on the wall is caused by the lover while she struggled to defend her life. The management have yet replaced it, perhaps it to attracts more costumers.
From 8 to 16 years old my family and I used to live in a Motel along with my three other cousins and their parents , it is a very big and deteriorated building, it contains 98 rooms and 4 stories high. It was built during the early 70s, sometimes you can still see the beauty that it once was. When the business is bad, usually the 4th floor and the roof was ours to roam freely and to play hide and seek. We had a very big and bizarre playground, therefore there were lots of weird surprises left behind by the clients. Every time when we find a “dirty ballon” we loved picking it up and throw it at the motel’s cleaning ladies. It was funny to see how they reacted with a disgusted face, not knowing why. Until one day, my mom found out about that made us promise to never touch those ballons again by almost ripping our ears out. I wished I knew the reason sooner. I guess playing around the field and collecting animal’s remains is far more exciting than picking up used condoms by stranger.