A few days ago I got a surprising text from somebody saying that “Feyma please stop advising my daughter and my son-in-law to get an apartment while in the city, I want them to live next to me here in the province.” I texted her back to please read our site and take a look at the posts and the advice of others. I don’t remember forcing anybody to live in the city. If they mention they are wanting to live in the city then I will give my opinion on that. I may have said that its better sometimes to be in the city if you have children because schools are better. For us that is one thing we considered the most living here in Davao. We like the schools here and also not too far to go and visit my family.
You guys know that we want to live in Samal island so badly. But we can’t at the moment because there are no good schools yet in Samal and its pretty far for our kids to travel from there to Davao City. Maybe being a responsible parent the daughter and son-in-law of this woman want to live in the city for their kids sake.
If I remember, when we meet these people before they are really interested at first to live somewhere in the Visayas. They told us the particular place. I told the wife that I’ve never been there but I heard good thing about the place. I don’t really know why the mother is blaming me if her kids want to live somewhere away from her.
To be honest my family didn’t interfere with me and Bob when we decided to live here in Davao City. They didn’t blame our good friend that invited us here to try and see Davao. My family is happy that we are happy here. They never call and texted our friend and blamed him. As a matter of fact my family likes our friend so much because my family could see how this friend of ours cares so much for our kids. Even his family wants us to be at their house every Sunday for the family day (family gatherings).
The couple I was taking about they really are nice people and very intelligent people. They are fun to be with. If ever they end up living here in the future I would be happy if they choose Davao to be the place for them. If they will stay in the province I will be happy for them too. Its their choice. They will do whats best for them. I just hope they will retire here in the Philippines soon. Good luck to you guys.
To the mom, I know that you love them. Just let them decide where they want to live. Its not really our choice though. They will decide whats best for their family. If ever in your opinion they will make mistake in choosing to live in the city, let it be. They will visit you a lot anyway. Just don’t push too much on them on telling them where to live. They might decide at the end that they want to stay where they are right now instead. Just try to relax and enjoy your grandkids. Don’t push too much. Stay cool!