It’s understandable why many friends from Philippines, China and Thailand wants to leave their country and marry someone here – it’s a fake illusion that the West or the men in the West are rich I think. Some girls from home might think it’s marry up – when it comes to marry to people from USA – and Canada or just about anywhere out of their country but when I see these beautiful ladies marrying someone so old – my heart goes out to them.
Of course, my friends claimed that it is for love but really? anyhow, recently I met a young Filipino who married a older gentleman in town and at first, everyone in town had mistaken that the young girl was a friend of his son – she looked like she was 13 or 14 yrs old – I kid you not. But we come to learn that she was the new wife – WOW! the young girl was nice but after talking with her a few times, I met her once at the local cafe – and she was busy sky-ping with family or friends back home. She sounded frustrated and I really didn’t want to be a busy body – but she started tearing and I went over to ask her if she was alright.
Long story short – she thought that when she married this older man in town – she was marrying someone well to do – she had promised her family to send home money as soon as she arrived but the new husband didn’t have any to give her to send home – so they are currently sleeping in separate rooms because she is mad with him. The new husband is currently on unemployment and has a teenage son who is just about ready to start college next year – so money is tight.
Yes, everyone hope for a better life – the grass is always greener on the other side – and everyone wants to reach for the stars – but be careful ladies. Be careful.