Dating a filipino
After two months, Kach came to visit me in Hanoi for two weeks, where I had set myself up as an English teacher.Well, two weeks has since turned into almost two years, 7 countries, many random jobs and countless stories to tell!Being from the United Kingdom, you inevitably become accustomed to Western ways and of course in turn, Western women. In the UK, if a person, known or unknown, were to arrive at your door, for what we’ll assume is some good and honest reason, then you would at first be a little suspicious. Even before you can manage a single, socially awkward , ‘Err, hello, so nice to meet you,’ you’ll already have met Mum, Dad, the grandparents and anyone else who happens to be in easy reach.Having left Britain some time ago and having now been with Kach for over a year, I thought I’d reflect on some of the things I’ve learned being in a relationship with a Filipina and how I may have changed in the process. ‘They must want something from me,’ you would think, or even more sadly, ‘What? Not only that, but quite literally out of nowhere, there will appear enough food to feed a small village for a week.I’ve always been accustomed to one or two pieces of bacon or a juicy Cumberland sausage in the morning, but now I get mood swings if I haven’t eaten half a pig and a kilo of rice by 9am! I’ve always been a little partial to loudly and drunkenly screaming out Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer,” but since being with Kach I’ve developed a sixth sense, which I have decided to call, ‘Microphonia.’ I can sense a Karaoke machine within a 20-mile radius and I’m quite prepared to kill for a can of Red Horse beer and the chance to sing Pusong Bato in a bar full of random strangers!I will never haggle like a Filipino Growing up in Africa, I had plenty of opportunities to observe my parents negotiating down the price of everything from fruit and vegetables, to decorative woodcarvings and even (ahem) speeding tickets.So, be intelligent and don’t dive in headfirst, expecting a direct route to your date’s bedroom.These delicious girls are anxious to find and develop a long-term relationship with someone they can trust and fall in love with. We should respect their loving, caring nature, and take the time to build a strong and happy relationship.
Although we went our separate ways shortly after, we kept in touch.
Yes, a few of these beauties are out to make a fast buck, but most of them are honest and polite, and are hoping to find that knight in shining armour who they can love and cherish and build a serious relationship with. You can try other nationalities, such as Vietnamese or Cambodian women.
Or many others: more than one million people search for love every day!
So, just keep searching and your lucky star will find you when it’s the right time.
Smart people know that, for each of us, there is always someone with whom to share life’s happy moments.