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I am too old to lift him if he falls. I get it, trust me, I do. Im getting tired of having to call him instead of him not showing more interest and me having to call him instead of him asking wat she needs. Also they try to tell you how to even do your shopping. I am 64 and thinking of retiring or at most part time teaching English. We love looking forward to our future and our son.
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She was of higher military rank at the time than me and in 26 years in the military together I never did quite catch up to her, so she always had a higher rank then I did. Support payors have a duty to maximize thier incomes. May 26, at 8: Plus, you have men from other countries here as well. Good article except that while I agree that it depends on the fitness etc of the person that can vary with ages, particularly as we get older, fitness is usually not included in the profiles and I believe there are still some differences in views and needs between generations.
I know one young woman from Hawaii who has settled down with a Panamanian and recently got married. I know another dating a Panamanian man. Plus, you have men from other countries here as well. I think I really need to start a dating site. Regarding your comment about finding suitable mature men in Panama, it is my belief that it can be done.
I am a mature, highly educated gentleman who is making a job-related move to Panama in January Odds are that there are other well-qualified men men who also are moving to Panama as a result of a job or a lifestyle change.
Where to find us? Try looking at the larger, successful business centers i. Panama Pacifico, Trump Tower and other centers of commerce. And the many cafes in these areas would be a prime hunting ground. Please do come to Panama! We need more mature single ladies. Enjoyed the article and being single, very fit, well dressed dancer I might do ok with Panama chicks.
Being the last of the Mohicans at 60 with no family I am looking for a place to eventually settle with a good ex-pat community. Maybe you could recommend a good dating site? Good luck, Joe, and thanks for checking out the site. Thank You Chris for all your info. I have been racking my brains out online with where to start my journey in Panama.
Your videos helped me more than any other site. I have a few personal questions to ask and would like to converse with you by email. Once again thank you for this wealth of information. Hey Michal, thanks so much for watching the videos and for checking out the site. Sure, go ahead and email me at Chris panamaforreal. Very interesting and good information Christopher. I just arrived back here in the USA.
Spent a week in Bocas. I am not a single women but was traveling solo. I noticed more men calling out to me and having english speakers translate their affection for me on this solo journey. I was in Panama last December with my husband and not so much.
Just tells me much to my surprise that Panama is more open about sex than the USA which is a good thing in my opinion.
Thanks so much for commenting. It sounds like you got a lot of attention on your trip, lol. Panama is quite mature when it comes to sex. I came here 7 years ago and within days I realized that I was not interested in Panamanian men as they were too pushy and nosy. When I made my way to Bocas, first day, I met the nicest, calmest man.
After the culture shock, and working out our differences, I am very happy. Your article is very good and contains valuable advice. Thank you so much, Linda. Thanks for checking out our site. That airman was me 35 years ago in I was bitten by that love bug too. Thanks so much for sharing your story. And it just so happens that I know of two of the couples in this article. What a small Panama.
Thanks so much for checking out the site and for reading, Jonathan. This definitely is a small Panama! Thank you Chris, I am a single woman in Panama and this is a great article..
I also find as a Panamenia who has not lived in my country for years mostly US That it is easy to go out on a date and find out a man is married with kids..
As a woman who has lived in the US for years I found this the biggest culture shock. I have heard this is a typical Latin trait but never really experienced it personally.. I really enjoyed the pictures and stories of your friends. Your wife is stunning..
This is a great article. I think you handled the topic very well. My son married a Latina and I would add one thing, she is a very disciplined and good housekeeper. Thank goodness I made him pick up his room all those years.
After they got married and she moved in with him, she made him wash all the linen he owned. He just kept buying those quarters and feeding the machine. She really cleaned up his act! Thanks for your comment. Sounds like your son is doing great, haha. One question, does she let him watch the game?
If you invite 20 Panamanians ten couples to a party at your home, expect at least 30 if not 40 to show up. No plans to move next door, much less Panama, but nevertheless I always enjoy your posts, Chris.
If she is married, it will take take a long process and a lot of money to have her marriage annulled. I am actually just wrote an article about that. I will be posting it this Wednesday. Am in love with a Filipino woman.. She is also older than I do with 6years. And am an African. I met and fell in love with a Filipina woman. We are working on her anullment now and will file a petition for K-1 visa the next day after the anullment.
I love her family as my own. I love everything about her. I raised my own kids alone for the last 12 years and they are now off to college. She is my family, the most amazing person in the world. We truly have everything in common which is why we fell in love to begin with.
Probably 6 to 8 hours a day. I hope i never stop learning about the culture there. I wouldnt change a thing about her. Totally believe you…except…you love filipino food??? You are either really a stupid sucker or this was written by a Filipina trying to make themselves look good. I intend to get married to a Filipino girl we have been going out to eat over the last 5 years how long does it take to get married in the Philippines and what is the condition. Coming from an eastern European country I can rightfully say Filipinas are not the the most beautiful women in the world.
We share the same traditional values as stated above, except we grant women equal rights. Great majority of women work in ALL fields and are paid equally.
This mentality of supporting your home family-often with the cost of ruining your Western husband-leads in most of the casis in encouraging the lazziness. The reason they claim all the filipino men are not loyal, is their men know the women are not loyal.
There is brainwashed and unhealthy loyalty to their own clan and a husbsnd is a very distant second. He must at least save her rent or expenses to increase how much money she can send, but if there is conflict and she must choose between husband and a sibling or even cousin or uncle etc, she will dump you. They use love bombing to brainwash children and then the women use it on men. Both ways creates a deoendency, it isnt real and can be turned off like a tap.
Also a promise or agreement is just a momentary thing for them, they have no obligation to follow through in future. Push the point and there is no debate, you are dumped or dead. Many things to like, like friendliness but childishness is a big problem that needs to change for them to do well without strict foreign employers. This is Mellinie and myself. We met in a phone application.
Not a dating site. We talked and then went to email, face-book, Skype. Dated online for fun which turned out to be more serious. I sent her money to come to Australia. When she was here. I decided to propose. She said yes and then we got an agent and got relationship evidence together for a marriage visa which we are still waiting to come through.
I really enjoyed this article. I am 52 years old and I have been communicating with a 43 year old Pinay for about 2 years. She has been working in Saudi Arabia for about 15 years now. She put her brother through 4 years of college and also put her sister through nursing school. I feel sure that she is supporting her whole family to some degree even now.
She works hour days 6 days a week and only gets driven to town for shopping once a week. I too worked in Saudi Arabia but only for three years. Anyway, I gave all of this background because it demonstrates the sacrifices many of these women are willingwilling to make. We are getting along really well and despite her situation she is always thankful and upbeat.
I sent her a care package and she was excited like a little kid. It nearly brought tears to my eyes when she told me that was the first package she had ever received! I have been so impressed with this Pinay! I am so excited to meet her and her family! Are we going to get married? After being married to a wonderful, loving Filipina since I can certainly say she is more than capable of surprising me with things I still have not learned about the culture she grew up in.
Here is our delightful red-headed, fair skinned granddaughter. She considers herself the whitest Filipina ever. I am very happy and blessed with the loving family that God has provided for us. He went home and married a young schoolteacher in Zambales and had five kids, all born with their US citizenship also. Their income level was quite a bit higher than many of the other people around them in their small town. They moved to the states when my wife was 18, and she joined the US Navy herself in They shipped her over to Okinawa Japan where we met on base and got married six months later on the island.
She was of higher military rank at the time than me and in 26 years in the military together I never did quite catch up to her, so she always had a higher rank then I did. So I met and married a girl in Japan who was born and raised in the PI to two Pinoy parents but who was actually a US citizen and in the US Navy and stationed in Japan and who is now a retired navy veteran.
It does get confusing when we try to explain the whole story to others. What an inspiring love story. We thank you, your wife, and your inlaws for your service. Are any of your kids in the Navy too? I always admire Military families. I met my sobrang Maganda asawa when she came to england …. She had no intention of finding anyone.
But unfortunatly for her once she was in my heart there was no escape …. I support them and help them financially and emotionally whenever I can.
We have fought to be together and struggled through hard times. But I would not change a single moment. Thank you for being such a great husband to your wife and respecting her and her heritage. Your big family is a blessing and you are one heck of a man for taking that on.
I know it must have not been easy, but you did it anyway because you love your wife. Thank you for being that way.
The world could use a few more men like you. Thank you for sharing and writing about our culture in the Philippines. There is always advantages and disadvantages of it.
But in any case, we are all good in nature and we love doing things we feel right for our family, friends and our surroundings. The most important thing is that we are always happy doing things to make our family circle happy too. But actually in reality, our culture is misinterpreted by foreign culture.
Serving our husband is completely misinterpreted. We are considered as slaves and marriage is based upon of finding a savior from poverty. This was a real shock for me when I first heard it. We are resourceful human beings who happened to marry a foreign guy and willing to devote ourselves for the rest of our lives. I just want to share what is reality when you live in a foreign country. There is a lot of misconception. I have been married to a nice foreign guy for 24 years. Now I have to sleep and good night!!!
I am sorry that you have come in contact with people who have that attitude, but the reality is that it does exist and is more prevalent than I would have believed. I have met several men myself who had that attitude, and it made my blood boil. It is true that Filipinas are very caring, loyal and generally undemanding, and they are real workers in the home; however, I know my wife deeply appreciates when I give her some assistance around the house.
She is working on a nursing degree to help the family as I am of retirement age, and we have two small boys. I know of two men who did this with disastrous results, and I have a hard time feeling sorry for them. I can only say that my wife is a real treasure, and she, as other Filipinas, does not deserve to be thought of as a servant or second class citizen. I value her highly.. I can feel that you are a very good husband, Will! And your wife is very lucky to have you as her lifetime partner..
You are one of the best!!! My beloved husband is also good of helping me with household chores. What makes me feel sad is how the people think about us. I feel it very discriminating. I also felt lucky to have a wonderful husband and we are now married in 24 years. God will always bless you and your whole family! Bicker about who is real Filipina or not. Been married to my beautiful asawa for 25 years and I have loved every minute of it. Congratulations on 25 years of beautiful union! Twelve years ago I met a Filipina online, visited her and her family and married her.
We have had 12 wonderful years together and have two great little boys. I read this post, I was struck by the fact that it could have been describing my wife and her two sisters they have both come to the US and married introduced to them. The homesickness, the respect for elders, the desire to be with elders, sending money to the Philippines and the abhorrence of wastefulness as well as the industriousness all perfectly described my wife.
I would definitely take exception to the post indicating that these Filipinas are wanting to be rescued by Caucasians. My wife and I fell in love because of shared interests and a common faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. She knew long before we met in the Philippines that I was not wealthy and could rescue her from nothing.
She chose me in spite of that, and we expect to live together until death do us part. And you are absolutely correct, not all Filipinas are looking for a superman, especially if they know who the real Saviour is, the One who loves them enough to die for them. It is but sad that you think that a Philippines born woman is only shaped in terms of need and poverty.
I refuse to agree that we all just want to be saved by a caucasian. I was born and raised in the Philippines. I grew up independent and had a very good job there if I must say, You see — if you read stereotyping the stereotypes — you seem to belong the stereotype. It is but sad that you as a Filipina will say such, This article is to show how we take care of our partners. Not just because they are caucasian or what have you. I will equally take care of my partner just the same even if he were to be a Filipino.
Does it really matter if we are immigrant or not? Things may be different on how you who who were born here as to how we are born in the Philippines. But I must say, I will bring up my child who was born here the same way that I was brought up. Just so you know, not all caucasians can take care of a Filipina. WE can take care of ourselves. I have a friend who married a Filipina-American woman, her mother lives in the states.
They had problems due to mom-daughter closeness, and mom being critical of the husband and meddling. It was sad to watch the husband be castrated…and he is a hard working, nice guy. Personally, if prefer someone who is stateside already in North America and not as tied to past her native culture as suggested here, is that selfish? I guess a man can hope. As the cost of living will continue to go up the money send home to support there parents will dry out and there bubble of thinking to sit on your ass on in church and complaining i have no money will be rewarded as the children will take care of you is wishful thinking.
Stand up for your rights and march to manila and say enough is enough to the government , demand better legislation for companys to open factorys , create jobs, decent healthcare , teachers that teach instead of playing fun games with there students witch keep them stupid etc etc , make a rail road so people can travel sheap through the Philippines etc, etc.
That is road forward, not borrowing from each other to support. What an uneducated response. Philippines IS a developing country. Do you even know that the Philippines has become one of the fastest growing economies in Asia, with an annual GDP growth rate of 6. As for taking care of our parents, this article is a guide to how we operate, you may accept it, you may not. Nobody is twisting your arm to follow culture, it is written to help you understand your Filipina wife.
I feel s0rry f0r ur Filipina wife. Im glad my American husband d0esnt think the same way y0u think…. I would ask him the following — A horse, a cow, and a deer all eat the same stuff — grass. Yet a deer excretes little pellets, while a cow turns out a flat patty, but a horse produces clumps.
Why do you suppose that is? I am an American born Filipina. My mother was born in the U. This article stereotypes all Filipino women. There is a clear distinction between the immigrant Filipina and the American born Filipina. It is the wish of every Filipina in the Philippines to be rescued by a Caucasian westerner and bring her to the United States. Although your article serves to glorify the good characteristics of the immigrant Filipina you fail to distinguish the difference between American Filipinas.
For the uninformed, the difference may be undetectable. American Filipinas possess some of the same qualities you refer but we are Americans before we are Filipino. Your article only further perpetuates stereotypical attitudes towards Filipinas. Thousands of American Filipinas would appreciate it if you clarify that you are referring to immigrant Filipinas.
Hi American Filipina, this article is clearly written for those marrying Immigrant Filipinas. If you are American before you are Filipino, then I think everyone else would consider you American. There is no need to write an article to help people understand who you are. I grew up independent and had a very good job there if I must say, You see — if you read stereotyping the stereotypes — you seem to belong to the stereotypes.
I feel sorry of what you become a Filipina after being born in a foreign country. Palpably, your opinion was the most selfish and ridiculous. I guess you had some bad experience in the past, maybe you got discriminated somehow because of your roots or have seen others bullying other Filipinos and that is why you sound so concerned about the technical difference between a Filipino immigrant and Filipinos born in the west.
If you do not want to be associated with your Filipino heritage and if you think that all women who are born in the Philippines are only after Caucasians for a visa and money then feel free to renounce your roots. I know that some of what you say about Filipino women are sadly true.
I live in Europe and I have met a lot of Filipinos who marry only for a permanent residency and money. Marrying for convenience and other bad attributes has little to do with race. The author wrote the article for foreigners who want to marry a Pinay born and raised in the Philippines so do not complain if she does not mention Pinays who are born and raised in the west because you are considered more Caucasian.
I have been married to a Filipina now for a year plus we have been together for 4 Years plus. Would it not be great if the rest of the world had the same Traditions as Filipinos. This September we will have our first baby.
A little info goes a long way. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Congratulations on your coming baby girl! Thank you for reading. Enjoy the married life! We are very limited in everything back home, so when we encounter something new, we want to share it with them.
Married to the love of my life last August. Best thing thats ever happened to me, makes me want to be a better man every day. Hi Carolyn, thank you for reading. It is familiar, it is a part of her. Just like it is mine. Some areas are disturbingly impoverished, it is corrupt, it is a 3rd world country, but it is still home. Since she has moved to Australia, she has to live a new life, make new memories, and make it her new home, but there will always be a small part of her that will care for that part of the world.
I understand your statement about how they should realize Australians are not wealthy people. She will understand how it all works eventually.
I did not understand that before as well. I was seeing kids barefoot in the streets, sleeping in boxes, and I also see that the poor people in 1st world countries at least have shoes on their feet and a roof over their heads.
It took me a while to recognize that debt is involved, that perception is not always reality. It takes a little bit for us to process that. She will get there. I agree with what you said. When you say yes, it should mean yes. No should mean no. Also when the pinoy parents come into your own house to live with you they do not run your house as the tatays always think they do.
They are honored guests because we love our wives, but not the bosses of the house. Also they try to tell you how to even do your shopping. They want you to go to the store once a day which does not work in modern america. The tatay tracks in mud over and over and will not listen to pleas to please take off your shoes.
I am glad I have a pinay wife who is the most wonderful thing. I put kids thru college in the pinas, but the tatay cannot even be bothered to take off dirty shoes, and I am told I am too clean. There are two sides to this story and I think compromise would be correct when you come to america. Hi Chris, I absolutely agree.
My parents are the very opposite though, they barely even make a squeak when they come visit and they never bother us about always going out, almost to the point my husband thought they were unhappy. But the reason is they are respecting our space and want us to live our own lives without them being a bother.
In Marriage, even with different cultures, there should be a balance. When a woman marries, her husband should be her priority.. The husband is the man of the house, not the in-laws. She should be able to help you communicate with him better. You sound like a great guy and a respectful husband, thank you for being that way.
There are too many men out there who disrespects their Filipina wives because they disagree too much. Your wife is your wife, she is a part of you. What you say about her reflects you. First you have to understand,, back in the day everyone lived by each other here as well,,played together and you grew up with your cousins,ect…People didnt really go to college unless you had money. You ate what you were given and drank what you were also given and that was all you had.
We did not waste either, moms stayed home and dads worked. Families were big,,6 plus kids was normal. We did not vacation or travel the world.
Life was simple and you appreciated it all. We had lemon aide stands and drank Kool aide,,we made go carts out of old milk crates and carriage wheels if you were lucky to find them.
The milk man was also the mail man and everyone knew each other and your kids.. If someone saw you doing something wrong, they told your parents,and no one got upset with them,,you had respect and some fear of all elders because you knew you better respect.
Today many people here are below the poverty level. Living in the street, families and all. Family was all we had,,grandparents were cherished,elders were respected,,somewhere things changed and not for the better, but so did technology and school and so on. You needed an education or you couldnt get a job, so now your in debt because families working could not pay to send you to school because they were just trying to feed there families.
So when they got there, they took it all I guess. Some times people only see whats in front of them and not what it is really or what it was.
When ever a child moves to another country regardless of culture ,,,someone loses,,someone longs for home. And home longs for them. Thats why when you marry in another culture you have to be willing to leave home one day and be one with your spouse,,I know its not always easy but you have to believe in each other that it will be everything you hoped it would be.
You have to give it time,,near or far family will always be there. Families here dont live next to each other anymore like they used to because jobs have taken them away and they need to go because they need the money to support there families. Its not what they want always,,its a need to survive. Unfortunately governmant and greed have made people do what they have to to survive and in that families have moved miles apart. If your lucky enough to have a child that knows your struggles and never asks for anything because he knows you dont have it but will do what you can to try to give it to him,,and he dont want to put you in that situation because he knows your living paycheck to paycheck,,,you are blessed ….
So I think it doesnt matter where you come from, what country ,,its the person you are and what you do that makes you. Culture is always a plus,but its the person themselves and there morels and whats important in life to them and what there willing to sacrifice to make it work.
I agree with you, after all is said and done, the person that you are is still the most important thing. I am agree with this website, I like Filipino women…they are sexy, and beautiful; but, also they care about family and ederly people because is in their culture. Males are not only responsible for taking care of their new home after marraige, but they also feel the need to provide something to their needful family.
Filipinos, I could say, are very protective, brave, but soft at heart when it comes to their family. We very much value respect, honor, and patience. We value the little things that we have, and we always look up to strangers and humbly offer them anything we have. I only know few things about Filipino culture, and i like the way they live with their families. I want to learn more. By Ruby Famous April 14, Comments. Shaun Maddock December 29, at 9: Hall December 23, at 4: I treasure my few really close friendships.
Love what you wrote. Very true for the most part especially me and conflict. Knowing this is part of my personality type made me feel less guilty, and helped me find strategies for dealing with conflict when it does need addressed. Totally just explained me in a single post. I feel slightly violated, and yet slightly happier. Lewis quotes or any quote for that matter. Thanks for stopping by my blog! This pretty much describes me, lol. I legit go purely for the dancing and having an awesome bass line to groove to.
Oh, woe is me, lol. Thanks for sharing this post! Then again, given our personality, would we ever really know another INFJ if we saw one? This is a legit question. Hi , this is the most accurate post I have stumbled upon for quite some time. Yes I always have difficulties putting my thoughts in word and that makes me look like an idiot. Plus, I often feels like people took advantage of my kindness , so , I will try to be like different person when talking in groups or with friends.
I cant show my deepness in shallow water. Still feels like an idiot when typing. It was for my interdisciplinary project that I had to take a personality test in order to fill out a team analysis. Even though it is the rarest of the personalities it feels good that there are others similar to me. I feel so much more calm now and I feel special instead of feeling weird…. As a fellow INFJ individual, reading your post somehow aligned my sanity today. I know all of this fits right in but there are times you just really needed to hear it from someone else.
But then I think about some of the people I did try to let in who hurt me, and retreating into my INFJ turtle shells sounds like the best idea. Though i feel so defeated everytime I try to defy the feeling and go out there to give people chances but right after i go back to the shell, i just want to curl up and die.
This is such a well-balanced post. Especially the part where you said when we try to talk out loud we sometimes most of the time in my case sound unintelligent. But when I write, the flow of words never seems to stop.
All this time I thought I was just a bit weird. It really helps to hear what other people have gone through. Thanks for writing this! You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.
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