When we arrived here almost 9 years ago the internet at that time was not too good here in the Philippines. I think only key cities of the Philippines had a pretty good internet connection. If you went to the provinces it was so slow and not that common.
Nowadays, here in the Philippines you can find internet cafes all over the place, since internet cafes are booming here. I have noticed that a lot of people use the internet should I say in a wrong way (I know not all). I heard from somebody that her friend uses the internet for chatting. This lady is a married woman and has kid. My friend didn’t know that her friend and the husband had some side job during night time. Their side job is chatting at the Internet cafe, and asking for money from the men they chat with.
When the husband and wife go to the cafe to chat they leave the kid with the sickly grandmother. I mean they will go to the cafe from 8am-12pm, then back at 2pm-6pm. They go back after dinner until the cafe close in the late evening. The woman works at somebody’s house, the husband works as a driver’s helper. The woman makes excuses that she can’t come to work on the day she should because shes sick or her kid was sick. The next time she comes back to work shes so tired and really wanting to just rest. Then it just comes out from her mouth that she was at the cafe until 2am. My friend said no one even believe what the lady was doing showing off a lot of skin in the web cam. She said that she’s just doing it so that she can earn money, the husband is also chatting and pretending to be a lady.
I guess they must have earned big money. I heard the lady will soon meet one of her chat partners here in the Philippines. She will introduce her husband as her cousin. The husband has to be the chaperon. Can you imagine the husband watching his wife and the guy she’s chatting with hugging and kissing and showing some affection? I am not sure if he can really control himself from punching the guy? Gosh, that would be hard act to do.
To be honest this is really the thing here now. I’ve heard from a lot of people that some women stayed at the cafe the whole day just to chat and ask for money from the people they are chatting with. If the person sends the money right away they will be friend for a long time until the guy wants to come here and meet her.
I got a call from a LiP reader a few months ago asking what he should do. He is corresponding with a lady here. They were friends for a long time and of course he had been sending money to her. I guess the lady is from the province somewhere in the Visayas. She agreed to meet him only in Manila. They we’re together in Manila for a month. When the guy keeps wanting to go the the province the lady was mad and didn’t want to talk to him anymore. So he was asking me why I think that his lady didn’t want him to go to her place and meet her family? I could tell the guy really cares a lot for the lady. The guy sounded nice on the phone. What do you guys think?
I am quite shocked the other day when somebody told me that they went to their daughter’s school. While there, another student’s mother was bragging about corresponding with men abroad and getting money from the men. I don’t know if it is really the trend now that I am just not aware of? I know one thing if its my family I will say something to them.
I guess the world is so different now. I was brought up poor. My parents were farmers and I am proud of the way they brought us up. I am sure if they were alive right now they would not allow us to do what these other people are doing now. Even if it brings a lot of money. I know that some people will say that its because of poverty thats why they have to do it. Do you think the husband is just lazy thats why he allows it? Or its because its hard for him to find job here? Really a lot of questions go unanswered about this. I guess we just have to guess about these people. Really I hope at the end the husband and wife will be happy at the decisions they made.