Filipino culture

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mar09

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I heard recently that Filipino culture is generally far less materialistic than many other cultures.
If this is true, it is a pleasant change. Has this been your experience? What would you put that down to, is it by choice or by circumstance?
I've just been reading parts of the thread, and thot I could join the conversation=)..

It used to be that being an archipelago, many remote islands in the country have not been reached by much of the global culture easily accessible by internet now. I have a cousin in NJ whose parents migrated to the US many yrs ago.. and I heard he was still more interested in this rural/ provincial woman he met than other more glamorous-- or monied perhaps he meets. Many factors could have contributed to his choice.

As mentioned, sadly there could be gold diggers anywhere, even in PH. But with more women w/ higher education, studying abroad too, Filipino women are not as they probably were too. They've found better jobs or succeeded in businesses, and so not always looking to find rich foreigners as spouses.

My sister for one, who finished her PhD abroad, is now married to a very proud American who can't seem to stop finding things to praise abt his wife and her culture. He esp wanted their children to meet not only her family here, but the rest of the extended family, as well as many others he encounters in conventions, on the road, the market, anywhere.. Of course he's not blind to the hardship of life in the typhoon-hit and volcanic eruption-hit country, but seems to see more the hardworking others and their resilience, in spite of some people still just eating, drinking and being fiesta-merry in the still highly R. Catholic nation.

Hope my share wasn't too off tangent.. but am typing/revising from a phone wc makes doing so much slower than if Im on a pc😊... Thanks!
 
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ChristianTonyB

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I've just been reading parts of the thread, and thot I could join the conversation=)..

It used to be that being an archipelago, many remote islands in the country have not been reached by much of the global culture easily accessible by internet now. I have a cousin in NJ whose parents migrated to the US many yrs ago.. and I heard he was still more interested in this rural/ provincial woman he met than other more glamorous-- or monied perhaps he meets. Many factors could have contributed to his choice.

As mentioned, sadly there could be gold diggers anywhere, even in PH. But with more women w/ higher education, studying abroad too, Filipino women are not as they probably were too. They've found better jobs or succeeded in businesses, and so not always looking to find rich foreigners as spouses.

My sister for one, who finished her PhD abroad, is now married to a very proud American who can't seem to stop finding things to praise abt his wife and her culture. He esp wanted their children to meet not only her family here, but the rest of the extended family, as well as many others he encounters in conventions, on the road, the market, anywhere.. Of course he's not blind to the hardship of life in the typhoon-hit and volcanic eruption-hit country, but seems to see more the hardworking others and their resilience, in spite of some people still just eating, drinking and being fiesta-merry in the still highly R. Catholic nation.

Hope my share wasn't too off tangent.. but am typing/revising from a phone wc makes doing so much slower than if Im on a pc😊... Thanks!
Thank you for sharing your knowledge, and personal experiences.

I think we all have to be careful not to be prejudiced, and to not take for granted what is published on the internet as being accurate.

I think what most Western men find attractive about a filipina, is they are mostly feminine and non threatening. There's oft written up records of filipina scamming of Western gentleman, but that doesn't mean that it is rife at all.

My country isn't free of scammers either. We need to clean up our own country in this matter, somehow!

Thanks again for sharing, and Shalom. 🙂
 

mar09

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Thank you for sharing your knowledge, and personal experiences.

I think we all have to be careful not to be prejudiced, and to not take for granted what is published on the internet as being accurate.

I think what most Western men find attractive about a filipina, is they are mostly feminine and non threatening. There's oft written up records of filipina scamming of Western gentleman, but that doesn't mean that it is rife at all.

My country isn't free of scammers either. We need to clean up our own country in this matter, somehow!

Thanks again for sharing, and Shalom. 🙂
You're welcome, Tony!
 
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ChristianTonyB

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You're welcome, Tony!
Well, if you know of a single Filipina that might be interested in someone my age (75), is a strong Christian lady not aligned to any denomination, likes cooking, gardening, and the outdoors, and wouldn’t mind living in a country that has a moderate climate, let them know I’m up for a chat please! 😁. Ok, we can talk about a spotters fee if you must 🤣
 
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I have a mission to help single mothers in the Philippines for a number of years. I know their struggle,how hard it is. Many pilipina hire themselves out to Arab countries as housemaids. The pay is good. Sometimes they get good employer,sometimes not.Either way,they are separated from their children for two years. It is very difficult life for a single mom in the Philippines. My heart breaks for them
 

Flowergirl19

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Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord, and that he may send the Christ, who he has appointed for you — even Jesus.
Acts 3:19-20