I wish I had discovered this blog before I came to the Philippines. I have been here three years now but I’m leaving the country in two week as of today. I look back at how I felt prior to coming here and as I reflect I don’t have those same feelings anymore.
How I got here was a beautiful story of man meets woman and blah blah blah… I met this Filipina in Dutch harbor, Alaska at a processing plant we hit it off and started dating. I had never been here before so I came with her to meet her family during the off season that was a two week visit and I loved it.
A year passed and we agreed to move here to start a business and be happy, little did I know everyone was just making things seem great to hide all of the bullshit that I would discover later on. I quickly learned how things work here I couldn’t go anywhere by myself, I couldn’t hang out with anyone and if I did go anywhere alone someone from the family would follow me around like they owned me, but it’s okay for her to come and go as she wants to.
We are not married so I feel like I should be able to do as I please without disrespect of course. I have never in my life felt so trapped, time went by so fast and here I am three years later finally I will be free to do as I want and not what she wants me to do. I will never return to this country and I will discourage anyone I come in contact with that wants to visit. I am looking forward to an orderly society, dealing with smart and engaging people, not living around filth and insects and rodents and many more things too numerous to list but I know you get the point.Published in