Whilst I traveled quite a bit as a child, with my parents working in Africa, when you travel as an adult you see things differently and it changes you – sometimes in very subtle ways, sometimes more obviously.
Well, two weeks has since turned into almost two years, 7 countries, many random jobs and countless stories to tell!It’s the little things that count, like lovingly prepared home-cooked meals every day and random head massages – not because you asked or she feels she has to, but because she wants to. She may be extremely loving, caring and loyal, but that doesn’t mean she’ll let you get away with being a shit boyfriend or husband.‘Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned’ does not even begin to describe an angry Filipina – You have been warned!Here are a few things to consider if you want to look for love in the Philippines.This term (often used by those bitter about Westerners seeking foreign wives) is neither fair nor accurate.British traveler Jon Howe recalls his experience dating a fellow long-term adventurer, Filipino Kach Medina.
What was supposed to be a two-week visit for them has since turned into almost two years together Back in 2005 and for about 10 years before, I was living in the UK, studying architecture and working 9-to-5s in different architectural practices.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.No, seriously it’s awesome, Filipina grandmas have magic food powers!– Lots of meat, marinated in vinegar, soy sauce and garlic…with rice! ), with sugar and salt, then fried till crispy…with rice!It’s true that in past decades men would buy mailing addresses of women in catalogues. They were simply getting contact information and it was up to the woman to respond or ignore letters from long distance admirers. I first met my wife online and we met in person some time later.