Most of them leave home at the age of 18 and up until then they do household chores; guys and girls!We share the cleaning in our house, but funnily Jon is better and faster at it than I am!The only real difference is the higher value of their currency in the world, which just makes their own countries very expensive to live in and other countries cheaper to visit!But this only works if they earn money in one of the expensive countries. And yes, poverty does exist in western countries, it just doesn’t the same impact in a news headline as a photo of a small brown child with flies on her face!So maybe it’s actually foreign men who need the visa, not the Filipinas!We Filipinas can also travel to any country in the world with our Philippines passport so why would we need them if we can already get things on our own!?
After few months of just keeping in touch on facebook while I continued my solo backpacking, Jon and I decided to be officially together, and we’re now together for almost two years!After completing my economics degree (in UPLB), I worked in the Middle East for four years before starting this journey.I funded my South East Asia backpacking trip with my savings then when Jon and I started living together, we always shared our expenses, from food, rent and everything (that’s the British way, in Tagalog “! When I met Jon, he had empty pockets and a 0 broken down motorbike.I’ve dated Filipinos before and was even in a long-term relationship with one!It’s pretty annoying when people say that “if you can’t find a good Filipino then just look for a foreign man.” This is also stupid; there are plenty of amazing, loving and faithful Filipino men all over the world.
We’ve had complete independence since 1946 people, get the grip!