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Discuss culture, living, traveling, relocating, dating or anything related to the Asian countries - China, The Philippines, Thailand, etc.
In terms of finding a good wife--it would be very hard to visit the Philippines and not end up married. It is like a supermarket, as far as that is concerned.
In terms of fun things to do, fascinating things to see, good food to eat, and fun overall: Thailand wins. Also, I've generally felt safer in Thailand than in the Philippines. The Philippines has a lot more poverty than Thailand.
As for the women: I think that one could be very happy with either. If church is important to you: the Philippines has plenty of church-goers.
In either country, you'll be marrying her family.
Ronnie Conrad is a smooth muthaf***a! LOL!! I was reading around, and some people said Ronnie is out of the business and he has been spotted in Pattaya/Phuket.
That said, it's hard to believe that this video is 14 years old. Usually with American documentaries I can just look at the people, the buildings, and the clothing style, and I can accurately date the video, but in Thailand it's hard to date anything.
Anyhow, I really felt bad for the bloke Lake Palmer. He's a really nice guy and people just take advantage of him left and right. He's been though 2 divorces, then when he gets to Thailand to look for a 3rd wife, he goes though an agency that charges him 2k to hook him up with an old woman who just took his money and left him for another Englishman who had more money. Lake Palmer said he sunk 10 grand on the B*** in the video. Now days I hear he batting cancer and he's hard up for cash.
Lastly, this video here I found with Lake Palmer in it. I feel sorry for the dude. He's just looking for love and the c**ts in the audience won't even give him a break!
And not only that, but I have read that from the guys who have contracted HIV in Thailand they caught it from their Thai wife. Many decent Thai women contract HIV from their side Thai lovers/former husbands who sleep around with the ladyboys unprotected.
Ha ha, Nana Plaza was my station!! Every time I got off that station I kept hearing a buzzing/zapping sound and realized on the street they were selling tasers. That said, I would never buy any ED meds from a street vender. If I had that problem I would just go to the hospital or hit up a REAL pharmacy.
To be honest, many Filipinos, who have never seen anything else but Philippines are highly critical about their own country.
They consider Philippines as controlled by a few super-rich family clans, which are also responsible for high land prices and poor housings for ordinary people.
All Filipinos I know here in Tokyo and in Cebu, where my Filipina foster daughter is living agree, that Philippines is full with gangsters of any kind, criminality and corruption is rampant everywhere.
Filipinos in general agree that food is often cheap and of poor quality. They all also complain about the medical situation - 'pay cash or die early'.
Of course if you really have money, all is available, also excellent food. However how many children are living only of dry cheap fish, some rice, even have problems to get clean drinking water, and not to talk about the hygienic situation like toilets, access to showers etc.
All of these Filipinos I know personally accept the reality, that Philippines is remarkably poor with about 2 million street children and many children suffering of malnutrition, even if parents want to care about them.
Most Filipino people are very thankful if foreigners help out.
About Filipina girls, they are all different from each other. Some have a good life within a nice family, others are mistreated. Some of them turn out to be good and honest, others become truly garbage girls.
I visit Cebu frequently. My foster daughter, who was a former rural feral child is OK, now 21, despite her former severe mistreatment as a child. Also OK are the other women around her - her sister is a good person, her niece too, the lady who took care of them is a good person, her daughter and son too, however one other girl with them developed totally to the wrong direction and we do not know why.
She came from a broken poor family, but was not treated that bad. She was always looking around with 'no smile', unfriendly to others, lazy and unwilling to learn or work, and finally only 19 years old she married a wanted foreign gangster from Europe, 68 years old - the caretaker asked her to pack her things and to move out - what she did. She never came back.
Openly said, to meet 'the right girl' in Philippines is not easy. Same as anywhere else in this world.
No, it's not like this anymore. That's the Philippines and Cambodia. Thai and Asian men now get the top picks when it comes to Thai women.
In Thailand, most older men settle down with women in their 30's, more than half of whom already have children from past relationships. The average age gap is around 20. Typical white man - Thai woman couple I see in Chiang Mai:
- Divorced white man in his 50's-70's
- Divorced Thai woman in her 30's or sometimes even 40's
I see these general patterns (observed from among dozens of couples generally seen at department stores in Chiang Mai).
- Thai woman in her 20's : usually with white man in his 40's
- Thai woman in her 30's : usually with white man in his 50's-60's
- Thai woman in her 40's : usually with white man in his 60's-80's
The pattern here isn't exactly half your age plus seven, but it's not really that far off from it.
Many have presumably met each other via the Internet, and the women often (but not always) do not look like bar girls. They will be speaking to each other in English rather than Thai. The man is almost always on the less attractive and more obese side. The woman often looks sly and cunning rather than innocent-looking, and reminds me of a witch on a broomstick from a child's picture book.