Why Relationships Fail in the Philippines: Part Two: The Gal’s Role

  In our previous installment, we examined some reasons relationships fail in the Philippines due to male malfeasance; that is –addiction problems, womanizing issues (arguably interchangeable at times), tendencies to disrespect women and failure to adequately invest in the relationship.  And recognizing that what’s good for the goose is also good for the gander, we are now going to turn …

Why Relationships Fail in the Philippines: Part One: The Guy’s Role

I get a good amount of communications – usually in the form of private messages – from fellow expats whose relationships here are either A) failing or B) totally and irrevocably  in the proverbial shitter.  The emotions conveyed through these missives are usually a heady mix of anger, resentment and – oftentimes – utter bewilderment.  Usually along the way, a …

Sunny Skies and Pretty Pinays – Beauty in the Philippines

  Note: This blog entry supplements the video I did a while back on Beauty in the Philippines. You can see the full video below. Filipinos are some pretty damn fine looking folks – from exotic Pinays with long silky hair and even longer legs to smoldering Pinoys with equally luxurious locks and bedroom eyes, it’s not a wonder that …

The ‘Mythic Allure’ of Westerners in the Philippines, Pt 2 of 2

  Welcome back, loyal readers!  In this second part of our two part examination of the “mythic allure of Westerners in the Philippines,” we are going to look at some more justifications and rationalizations that we use to explain why us foreigners have a lovely young Filipina by our side.  This one has caused quite a stir in the comments …

The Mythic Allure of Westerners in the Philippines, Pt. 1 – Money!

  Living, working or studying in the Philippines has its fair share of ups and downs.  Here at myphilippinedreams, we put a good amount of effort into showing both sides – the good AND the bad – so that our viewers can get a better feel for what life here really is like.  One of the upsides of living here …

Filipino Society – Taking a Look at Amor Propio

OK, I’ll be the first to admit that no one likes their culture being examined too closely – especially when it is being done by a pretty clueless outsider.   Americans in particular, get a little peeved when foreigners comment on things that are going on within American society.  But, if we are going to come to a better understanding of …

Utilizing Leverage in Relationships – I Just Can’t Do It

I have these times in my life when something pretty important happens and it stays with me for a long time.  Usually, it’s not actually the actual external event that causes this baggage but my internal reaction to the situation. I guess that’s only normal and part of being a regular, run-of-the-mill human being… Anyways, let’s get down to it. …

Navigating the Treacherous Seven C’s of a Relationship

I might just have the best possible girlfriend in the world. Or – short of that- at least the best possible luck that allowed me to meet the best possible girlfriend in the world. And – to tell the truth – it really was just blind, dumb luck. It wasn’t because I was excessively handsome or overly witty or irresistibly …

Courtship in the Philippines: Past and Present

We get asked a lot of questions about relationships over here at myphilippinedreams. In fact, that and “how much does it cost to live in the Philippines” seem to be the two biggest inquiries to the tireless (trackless) minds of the Dream Team. We’ve done a few videos on relationships already (videos are noted below), and in this entry, we …