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.
We both want to buy land to build our very own yoga resort in the Philippines.
In fact, Jon keeps asking me about how he can get a permanent resident’s visa in the Philippines.
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!
Unless they slipped it in the wedding vows without him noticing, ‘…to have and to hold, to pay Lola’s medical bills…wait, WHAT THE F#%! Meaning, if you want to do something, you work for it, and you shouldn’t depend on anyone else to just give it to you!So don’t tell me that we Filipinas just stay at home, waiting for our partners to feed us!Even if someone does decide to remain at home to look after the family and home, that’s a personal choice which also involves a lot of hard work. Again, it may happen in some cases, but before marrying their Filipina wife, the foreigner must already have met the family, right? My parents are both Professional; my younger sister is also a Dentist while my younger brother is about to finish his University degree.If you’re traveling on your own, you’ll meet a lot of travelers – mostly European, and being a backpacker you shouldn’t expect another backpacker to take you to an expensive restaurant – oh and he’s British btw.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!