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Readers ask me questions, wether on my YouTube Channel, or in Facebook Messenger or they use the contact form. From their questions usually grows a blog. Because their question might also answer yours. If you do have any questions about topics you read here, do not hesitate to use the contact form.

Is it okey when my Filipino Boyfriend asks for Money?

Is it okey when my Filipino Boyfriend asks for Money?

Today in Readers Ask Questions a questions from a Chinese woman living abroad. she is dating a Filipino also living abroad. Although he has a good income, on a regularly base he asks financial support from me. Is that okey for a man to do?, she asked me. Here is what I told her and what I think on the matter, after dating Filipino men myself. It is never okey for one person to depend on another person for endless…

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Is it safe to live in the Philippines?

Is it safe to live in the Philippines?

Many Governments issued a negative travel-advice for the Philippines after the so called Bohol Incident. And a lot of people wonder if it is safe to travel to the Philippines or to live there. Since the experience of safety is a personal one, I can only speak for myself. Please do take note that whether it is a real threat, a political game or just a hoax to scare off people: whenever a government gives a travel advice you are…

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About the Philippines: What is Ukay Ukay?

About the Philippines: What is Ukay Ukay?

Somebody asked me a question about Ukay Ukay, what is Ukay Ukay and how did it come about? Nowadays I roam around freely in Ukay Ukay stores: second hand clothing that you can find all over the Philippines. When I was living in the Netherlands I was a frequent donator, but certainly not a buyer in second hand stores. Always afraid of re-buying my own donations. But here it is different. When you do not fit in Asian clothing sizes…

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Visa Extension in the Philippines: Cost breakdown

Visa Extension in the Philippines: Cost breakdown

It was time for my visa extension and since there is no Bureau of Immigration on Siquijor, I went to Dumaguete. Once in the office I learned that now I can do a six months visa extension in Dumaguete, no need to go to Cebu, Bacolod or Iloilo for that. Great improvement, but I needed to visit the ATM first, before applying. Since a 6 months visa is more expensive off course. But first things first, I got a question…

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Five things NOT to do on Facebook while in a Relationship

Five things NOT to do on Facebook while in a Relationship

In Readers Ask Questions today a question about Facebook versus relationships. How a simple Facebook post can destroy trust in a relationship and the effect of seeking likes on your emotional status update on your significant other (SO) The question is: My GF changed her relationship status to ‘it’s complicated’ after an argument with me.  Should I be worried? To be frank: Yes, you should. Not so much about the complicated status update but about the behaviour of your GF…

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Are white women attracted to Asian Guys

Are white women attracted to Asian Guys

In Readers Ask Questions today a question from a Filipino living in Canada. He approached me through Facebook messenger: Hi JC! I was wondering if I could ask you some very random questions… I think you’re the best to ask these So, I’ve been here in Canada for over a year now And I’ve been on a few dates.. entirely with Asians.. But just out of curiosity, I thought I might ask you… do you think the reason why I’ve…

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I like a Filipino Guy

I like a Filipino Guy

In: Readers Ask Questions today a question of someone wondering how I came about falling in love with a Filipino man. And how does that work for me as a traveller and a white woman in Asia.  One thing is for sure: I did not come to the Philippines to find myself a husband. As a happy single traveller I was very content roaming around the islands. Until one day I fell in love and discovered that having someone in…

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