It irks me the most, whenever
….people tell me that I am so lucky for marrying a foreigner and surely, I am already financially stable;
Of course, I am lucky, but not because I got a dollar-earner for a spouse. I am lucky because I got a husband who loves and cares for me to death. Though we come from the opposite sides of the planet, mutual love and respect never cease to prevail in our relationship. He is the light of my world, because he never fails to instill in my indifferent mind that there is God who loves us. I love him, and it just so happen that he is an American. As for the financial matters, I am proud to say that I already have a career when I first met him, so it is no issue for us, who’s earning what. It’s also the reason why I want to settle here in Philippines and enjoy what I have. Sure, it’s not my ticket to the USA. Prior to my marriage, I applied for an Internet-based company and after months of convincing my supposed-to-be employer, I was hired. I was promised also to get a 5-year business visa in the USA if things will be good. But I eventually lured myself away from it.
….a salesperson, recommended by neighbors, will disturb my deep sleep during weekends just to offer me things, especially on installment basis, that I don’t need, but only because they think that I can afford it;
You see, I am light sleeper. A straight eight-hour sleep is already a luxury for me. With the existence of big department stores and continuing bargain sales within the locality , I can always buy things that I need on an interest-free rate. When I got married, I started to become a miser. I was an impulsive buyer then, but I was able successfully cut it. I became conscious with my finances. I spend within my means, which is very contrary when I was single and considering that my purchasing power has tremendously increase. Well, marriage has set a new priority for me.
….ladies asking if my husband knows somebody whom he can hook them up with;
Actually, this one is no big deal for me, but for my husband it is. He does not like meddling with other people’s lives, especially love life, and so he avoids being involve in it, worst, starting it.
….and lastly, seeing me as a walking brown ATM!
This is self-explanatory.
MY TAKE-ON: I just hope that Filipinos will realize that NOT all Fil-West relationship is grounded by the love of money or by the love of having a life-size trophy.