When I quit my job in the Middle East to start my backpacking journey, aside from the other reasons and lies I was telling myself and people around me about why I wanted to leave my corporate life, I actually left because I just wanted to have more time to understand myself, to love me and just to be with myself!Unexpectedly, during a few days exploring Luang Prabang, Laos, I met Jonathan!Yes, there are perhaps some Filipinas who have this reason but not in most cases!
I’m not lucky cuz I’m with a white man – we are BOTH lucky to have each other cuz we deserve the best! Check out our DIY Travel Guides here and for cheap hostels around the world, check the list here.) This is also for all the Filipinas who are being judged for dating a Foreigner instead of our Filipino men!
Here are the most common misconceptions that I want to clear up – We would love to hear other Filipinas’ stories so please feel free to share your experience below !
Thaw out the icy treatment by buying us flowers, cooking for us, and most importantly, by listening to our woes. A few years back, women were marrying in their early twenties.
Decades before that, Filipinas were getting tied in their teens.
Once, when my husband had revealed to his Vietnamese barber that he’s married to a Filipina, the excited barber exclaimed, “You married Asian, now you sit back and relax.” My husband almost fell off his chair. When he married me he had these illusions of coming home to a Filipino feast every day.
And in the mornings, his clothes would be laid out ready for him, ironed and starched. The reality is, he irons my clothes for me (I hardly ever did it for myself before I met him) and every now and then, I’d serve him something burnt.
This year, we wanted to do something different: to celebrate the faces, stories, and histories that rarely get put in the spotlight.
Let’s honor all people that have Hispanic heritage not just the obvious ones.
We’ve been raised seeing our parents and grandparents celebrating golden wedding anniversaries and growing old together. Admittedly some of us imagine a better life abroad and consider marrying a foreigner as a ticket to that goal, but we’re not just about to marry anyone.
We want love, friendship and a lifetime of togetherness. But if you’re looking at a mail-order bride, we’re not making guarantees. While we can pay for our way, we still appreciate a man who takes the tab.
We like a man who can take care of us, although we can take care of ourselves. If we’re not getting the attention and appreciation that we deserve, we don’t just shrug our shoulders, we give you the cold shoulder.