Lynnie 's journey
Even if you are married to a foreigner doesn't mean you are rich! I'm not complaining, but here are the facts, Yes, l'm lucky that l have a foreigner.
I'm living in another Country. My family, neighbours, at home think I'm rich. Did you know that living in other countries is not easy, the truth is living in Hong kong or other Countries we need to pay rent, bills every months, food, baby's milk, daily needs, kids school, medical bills. It is so expensive. Everything we need to buy. We cannot borrow rice to cook in our neighbourhood like we can in the Philippines. Our monthly salaries are just enough for our daily use, but we try to send money home for our family to support them because that's our nature... kindness. But often, if someone asks for money and we can't give they will be upset. hopefully you will understand this too. Some Filipina's are lucky, some are not. Some have rich husband/partner, but we don't know what their life is really like.
Some foreigners have the attitude that they wouldn't give food for their Filipina wife's family and needs. They have to eat what the foreigner gives them. Some of my friends tell me their husbands are mean(kuripot) and they are not the same as us. Being a filipina, we put family first support them the best we can, even if we don't have savings, we lend to them (utang). If they understood our lives in the Philippines then might they share; but they think more about the futures of their wife or kids. So sometimes I will save on my own from the grocery budget or allowance then I can send a little bit to our family. My husband understands and helps my family out all the time, but I learn from him to save so you are not hungry in the future, because no one will help you, Unfortunately that is true. This is just opinion. I'm not critising other filipinos or filipinas. Share this if you have friends, relatives that are married to a foreigner or you can share your story so people inspire from you or comment your opinion below , and stay positive..:)
Lynnie supported her elderly parents her working life – she still does. She’s the breadwinner of her family in the Philippines, Hard times and troubles have made her strong and determined and given her a really positive attitude. Now a fulltime housewife and a Mother, she still has time for her hobby, photography, and loves to share. She believes that being a positive thinker helps with stress management and can improve health. She is also member of the Rotary Inner Wheel Charity Organization in United Kingdom.