(It helped that I attended an All Girls Catholic High School so there was very little temptation.) But when I finally started dating my non-Filipino boyfriend, there were a few things he needed to know:1. One cultural value that Filipinos pride themselves on is "close family ties." Filipino families — and generally speaking, most Asian families — are very close. So if you get invited to a party and everyone is drunk and singing, I'm sorry, but you cannot escape the mic. They think they can slowly pressure me and break me down, but Filipinas are raised to believe sex is for someone you intend to spend the rest of your lives with.Everyone pitches in to raise a child from grandparents to godparents to the next door neighbor. As soon as I became old enough to date, my mother told me, "We don’t care what ethnicity he is, as long as he’s Catholic." Because we're from a strict and conservative Roman Catholic country, most Filipinas you meet most likely observe Catholic holidays, are active in church, and wear religious paraphernalia; a cross necklace, for instance. (Our Catholic religion plays a part in that, too.) Of course, some Filipinas tend to be less sexually conservative than others, but even then, they probably prefer not to talk openly about their sexual experiences.Filipina Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach Miss Universe 2015 gave away her beauty secrets. Pia was speaking at the International Language Academy (ILAC) in Canada on cyberbullying, and during the question and answer portion, was asked by a male in the audience, “Would you share some (more…) Once, when my husband had revealed to his Vietnamese barber that he’s married to a Filipina, the excited barber exclaimed, “You married Asian, now you sit back and relax.” My husband almost fell off his chair. When he married me he had these (more…) Blogging was just a hobby at first till it became an obsession, a good obsession, actually. Today, she has over 89,700 plus views on her home page and she is making a living out of blogging.Jenny Bichara, her real name, is from (more…) publisher Omehra Sigahne (aka Inday Perla) is bringing life coaching services to you this 2016.Part of that American assimiliation included dating.Most Filipinas (female of "Filipino"), such as myself, tend to wait until our late teens or early 20s to start dating because we've been raised with the belief that family and our studies come first. A Filipino family is bound to own at least one (because different ones have different songs, duh). Guys who showed interest in dating me saw it a challenge when they found out I'm saving myself for marriage. Here are a few of the steps I have already discussed in previous posts: visa is a little different, but steps 2-5 are part of everyone’s immigration who comes to the USA to be with his/her fiancee/spouse. You may be planning to move, expecting a baby, or other events that would make the timing less than idea. Here are the requirements, straight from the USCIS Website: Should you apply as soon as she is allowed? By this time she’ll have her 10-year visa, so there’s not necessarily a rush.
Family is the most important thing to us — sometimes even more important to us than you. ) So, as the Spice Girls say: If you wanna be her lover, you gotta get with her friends ... But be warned that even if they don't care, their family might, so tread carefully.3. You're at her house for the first time for dinner and you're confused —about the mountain of food in front of you. You find it helpful to look up sample completed n-400’s online to guide you. You should get a notice for her biometrics (fingerprinting, etc.) appointment within a month or so of applying.The appointment itself usually happens within about two months of the application.After years of featuring pinays who shine online and in (more…) Babaylanism is a form of organic feminism. Even as a child, I know that Filipinas are powerful.They have their own voices but they could do immense sacrifices for the sake of their loved ones. My grandmother Lorena was (more…) This is a 2-part article from Dr.