We’ve had complete independence since 1946 people, get the grip!Western countries have the range of incomes and living standards just like we do.The only real difference is the higher value of their currency in the world, which just makes their own countries very expensive to live in and other countries cheaper to visit!But this only works if they earn money in one of the expensive countries. And yes, poverty does exist in western countries, it just doesn’t the same impact in a news headline as a photo of a small brown child with flies on her face!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.
We share the cleaning in our house, but funnily Jon is better and faster at it than I am!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!Here are the most common misconceptions that I want to clear up – We would love to hear other Filipinas’ stories so please feel free to share your experience below !If I was looking for a sugar daddy, I must have been blinded by that magic white skin again!When we decided to pursue our around-the-world backpacking journey together, we both worked hard to build our initial funds! No matter what success we experience, people might still think it’s because the Magic white man got us here.If everyone was rich, who would clean the streets, or do menial tasks that no one else wants to do?Ahh western-style economics, making sure we always have someone poor enough to sweep the streets!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!So maybe it’s actually foreign men who need the visa, not the Filipinas!We Filipinas can also travel to any country in the world with our Philippines passport so why would we need them if we can already get things on our own!?