It's not right, but as a Canadian with Filipino background, I'm a little hurt by these words, even though some of it is true. You are better off to Thailand, Vietnam or even Malaysia. Putting your heart there, you might as well give it to the dogs.
It sad to see so much anger toward people in general, but especially of those that are of my brethren. They are pretty much the same as with the mentality of the people. It will start when landing with the conning taxi drivers charging you 5 to 20 times the first ride. I met a Pinay and like the other guys her I ignored the advice of friends, family and many stories I've heard of the years. Short guy but covered with tattos andhe looked like he'd taken steroids to get to the size he was.
I can't say I'm the least bit surprised looking at all the other stories running down the page. Their friends play along with the charade as they say all the most charming things. If you ever meet a pinay online NEVER BELIEVE A WORD SHE SAYS!!!
I find that as well with newly arrived Filipinos to Canada.It's like they want us to adapt to their way of life, and having grown up in Canada with my parents really wanting to focus on being Canadian, I always taught by my parents to don't trust anyone but yourself.No love, not even the slightest sign of any kind of empathy. I grew up around mostly white people, that's what surrounded me.It's not a surprised I ended up marrying a white guy.They told me his Filipino wife raced outside to greet them with the brothers will in her hand, instead of sadness or despair she was acting like she'd one the lottery. They did save money to bring all the siblings and my grandmother and my great-grandfather over.
She was so excited to finally inherit his huge savings, his home and his huge super nest egg. My family is also very educated-nurses, doctors, engineers with the exception of my father, who was a welder that became a chef in Canada.
When in the Philippines visiting in 2012, I don't think I have been asked for more money, tips and insistence on this is how things are done here, type of deals.
My parents gave my husband, my daughter and I guidelines for time we were not with them.
The people who were taking care of my grandmother before she passed away were stealing from her.
My parents, aunts and uncles sent a monthly allowance and the caretaker took a 1/3 of that on top of her salary. It's sad, but I guess not knowing if you're going to be jobless day by day for some brings out a "by any means necessary" instinct.
After 15 years with this Filipino women he doubled maybe even tripled his size.