Wow this is my first blog so before I weigh in with my own personal nightmares, I would like to say a big thank you to you FiloFail for creating a forum in which an expat like myself can get things off their chest. It is literally therapy for me to read your blog.
I have been living here in PI for about a year now; I came to this land of con artists to be with my wife (Yes I married a native Filipina, my first mistake) and in that time I have witnessed some of the most deceitful, despicable, and downright fucked up shit I have ever experienced in my life. WTF.
Early on I began to realize that Filipinos that live in America are far different than the native Filipinos here. OMG!!! Some of my best friends are Filipinos and my mind could not comprehend the differences between the two. I thought I was in a hellish nightmare that I could not wake up from; they are truly grandmasters of the gambit born con artists of the highest caliper, my wife included. So with that said I will begin with the first of countless experiences in hopes that if some poor unsuspecting expat wants to marry a native Filipino, he or she will think twice, my goal here is to save just 1 expat from my fate.
The Gambit Part 1
I was introduced to my wife through her father who worked for me at a company in the US, he asked if I would be willing to correspond with his daughter and I thought to myself, “what the heck?” and responded to him, “sure”, and gave him my phone number so that she could text me. I didn’t think much of it and continued my daily life as usual.
About a week went by and one evening I received a text from my employee’s daughter asking if I would like to chat, I replied naturally and we began texting and chatting over the course of the next few months but something was already not jiving. I would text with her, and I notice some days the syntax of her sentences were different, enough to even ask the question is this the same person I am talking to? Yes she replied and I chalked it up to things being lost in translation.
As time passed we decided to meet and we hit it off great, or so I thought. She was on her best behavior while I was visiting (but that is another story). We decided to marry and now 18 months into the marriage I found out the person who was texting me most of the time was in fact her older married sister! Yep that’s right, from the very first text it was her sister who I was pouring my heart out to and sharing my life experiences with, and every once in a while it would be my wife who was chatting with me, thus the syntax differences.
Tell me out there, wouldn’t you feel betrayed and duped if you found out your relationship and marriage started out with a big fucking lie? OMG!! Native Filipinos indeed are dishonest con artists that have no problem fucking people over for their personal gain or agendas. Beware all out there, Oceans 11 has nothing on these bastards. I will end it here as I can go on and on but make no mistake this is only the beginning of my experiences here, more will follow as time allows.Published in