The Philippines is a wonderful place to live in you can make it work for you. Sometimes its a bit too wonderful. The country is filled full of temptations. The food is just flat out to get me. The only thing more tempting than the food is the Filipina!
Let’s talk about the bread. The bread often tastes sweet. Sometimes buttery. Don’t buy it from the super markets, go the local bake shops to get it. If you can find one that is local to your city that does a good job that’s even better. Then again, perhaps you should just stay away from it. SM Mall in Cebu City has a new bread shop and I’ve stayed out of it. My doctor told me it was very good! I told him it was evil! Sorry I don’t remember the name of it but it is on the lower level in the new North Wing. The last thing I need is even better bread.
There is a pudding that Jessie buys from the bread store. It isn’t pudding like that in the USA, it’s more like bread but something in between bread and cake. The most evil food on the planet must be what I call chocolate bread.
Look at that bread! Its even better than it looks but its just evil.
Living in the Philippines, is difficult for the diabetic, or more difficult than the USA. Its harder to find sugar free candy and drinks. I use to ship it from Amazon.com but I found something I like in Duty Free in Cebu. Yeah, I know all about Sugar Free Haven in Cebu City. It was disappointing for me.
The Filipina provide lots of temptation. They are likely to flirt with you, its not just about money, they like white skin in many cases. They’ll give you long looks mostly even when your wife or girlfriend is present. If she’s not with you, they might speak but usually they’ll wait for you to talk first. Many times they turn very shy if you actually speak to them.
The picture on the left shows a couple of beauties at a bikini contest. The girl with her head turned won the contest but I doubt there will be any more of these in the near future. The governor of Cebu has pretty much made them illegal. She was just about pushed into that when some resort owners on Bantayan Island pushed the issue with such contest on Black Saturday which is a very revered day in the Philippines.
But that doesn’t make the Filipina any less tempting and they are that. Seems whenever an expat gets himself in trouble here there is usually a girl involved in it some how. Though alcohol is usually involved as well.
Bars are probably more dangerous to the kano than the MILF (Moro Islamic Liberation Front)! LOL Only thing is we usually create that trouble ourselves. Its a good reason not to frequent them. On the other hand, they are just loaded with the most beautiful girls in the world.
I really enjoy looking out over a dance floor with a sea of Filipina bouncing to the tunes. You see them in the darker areas of the bar and the dim lights just add to the mystery of their beauty. I don’t frequent the bars often but when I do go, I enjoy it. Only problem is in Bogo the one disco doesn’t have aircon. They have fans, lots of them but I still need twice as many.
Try to keep your head about you but get out there and enjoy some of the temptations of the Philippines. There are many more that I have not discussed here. The warm waters off the Islands are a wonderful temptation and not too many ways of getting in trouble. Have a San Miguel but not too many and watch out for the sea urchins. Get out there and have some fun.
Rusty Ferguson is an American Expat living in Bogo, Cebu.