I have been living in Cebu for just over a year, married a filipina, and have a 4 month old daughter. I realized we were stuck here for another 6 months, so we are moving to a cheaper place with a 6 month lease.
We have been doing the paperwork for the rental and settled on a date to move in. (and of course the notarization of documents was illegal, since the signatures were not witnessed by the notary. I’ve read comments on this issue here before.) Well, there is a student currently in the condo, and the date has been moved back 3 times because the student has exams and doesn’t come back to the room until late at night. Keep in mind that this is an individual that hasn’t paid the rent in 3 months. I provided the owner of the condo unit with a letter from the lady I’m currently renting from, stating I’ve paid my rent on time or early every month for over a year.
We went over there today and the individual was still there. I lost it, I absolutely lost it. I yelled at the lady asking why she was still there, and then I turned to the caretaker of the room and yelled at her and said that I’m going to sue the owner (of course I won’t sue her, just venting). And, I get crap from my wife telling me not to make a seen. We have been told by the owner, the caretaker, and the real estate lady that they would be out today, after adjusting the date 3 times to accommodate the student.
I swear I have had it with freeloading piece of crap Filipinas. When we finally get into the condo I am planning my escape. I’ll give my wife the money for rent for 6 months, and get the hell out of here, with my daughter.
My wife knows that I am sick and tired of being here and has suggested that I go ahead of her to the states while waiting for her visa. I told her that I’m not leaving this country without our daughter.
I thought my coming here to PH was inspired by God, to maybe try to help in some way. That can’t be the case. I am so angry all the time, I have so much less respect for the Filipino people since I’ve witnessed their civilization, if you can call it that. How can that be God inspired??? I grew up understanding that I must be responsible for my actions, and to take care of myself and not inconvenience others with my actions. I swear that the Filipino mindset is to Just Fuck The Other Guy (JFTOG) as long as I get what I want. I am so aware of the ignorance that goes on around me now after reading this blog that it is discouraging. I truly hate that I made the decision to move here and marry into this culture.
I HAVE TO GET THE HELL OUT OF HERE WITH MY DAUGHTER!!!
THE GREAT ESCAPE CONTINUESPublished in