After completing my economics degree (in UPLB), I worked in the Middle East for four years before starting this journey.I funded my South East Asia backpacking trip with my savings then when Jon and I started living together, we always shared our expenses, from food, rent and everything (that’s the British way, in Tagalog “! When I met Jon, he had empty pockets and a 0 broken down motorbike.So don’t tell me that we Filipinas just stay at home, waiting for our partners to feed us!

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Young western kids often have jobs when they are growing up, not because the family is poor, but to earn some of their own money and to get some real life experience and responsibility before leaving school.

Jon even leaves the Do Not Disturb sign on the hotel room door because, ‘it feels weird having someone come and clean up after me! Not all White people are rich; this is a hangover of the American occupation.

Yes, there are perhaps some Filipinas who have this reason but not in most cases!

I was already travelling on my own long before I met Jonathan (well, I’ve met Jonathan while travelling! Jonathan and I are both long-term travellers and us living and settling down in the UK couldn’t be further from our minds.

Aha, so being warm and hospitable and loving towards your partner means that you’re a slave? I wonder if these people ever stop to consider that these feelings and actions are returned by the man.

British and most other westerners are raised to be very independent.

Seriously, I hit publish and two seconds later…bing…I get the message. These relationships should be celebrated, not condemned.​Danger is everywhere. Dating in the Philippines is dangerous for your ego. Yes, relationships between Filipino women and white men are precious. No, but I know that special treatment can make you think that you are special and that thinking you are special is the first step towards thinking that others are insignificant.

It’s as if they open my website 24 hours and wait like hungry wolves until they can finally spit their hate. You diamonds are not the only thing that you have to protect. Or should I better say that you have to control your ego? Living there with your Filipina girlfriend will poison it.

When I quit my job in the Middle East to start my backpacking journey, aside from the other reasons and lies I was telling myself and people around me about why I wanted to leave my corporate life, I actually left because I just wanted to have more time to understand myself, to love me and just to be with myself!

Unexpectedly, during a few days exploring Luang Prabang, Laos, I met Jonathan!

I’m not lucky cuz I’m with a white man – we are BOTH lucky to have each other cuz we deserve the best! Check out our DIY Travel Guides here and for cheap hostels around the world, check the list here.) This is also for all the Filipinas who are being judged for dating a Foreigner instead of our Filipino men!