Monday, July 12, 2010

You know you're married to a Filipina if.....

You know you're married to a Filipina if.....
I have had a little chat with an American guy I sat with on a plane while on the way back to Manila. Have spoken to him about things that seemingly happen when one get married to a Filipina. Our conversation reminded me of something that i read over the internet as we came to talk about funky sauces and crazy food that Asian loves. I searched for it all day long in my computer as i saved that blog long time ago to show it to my friends online... and luckily, i found it! Here it goes, Let me know if you are experiencing the same irregularities in your life after getting married to your lovely Filipina Bride:)


You may be married to a Filipina If... (written by an American guy who loves his Filipina wife in spite of the numerous irregularities):

* Your refrigerator is always full but you cannot find any food that you recognize

* Instead of a dowry, you got the whole bill for the wedding and honeymoon

* You are expected to be able to read her mind just by watching her eyebrows move up and down and by the way her lips are pointed

* The instant you are married you have 3,000 new close relatives that you can't tell apart

* Your house isn't really on fire, you've just got a very charred fish on top of the stove burner

* All the desserts are sticky and all the snacks are salty

* She eats her fruit with giant salt crystals and her fried chicken with ketchup

* Even the ketchup tastes weird...very weird

* You throw a party and everyone is fighting to chop the leathery skin off a dead pig

* You are trying to go to sleep and she keeps asking for the comFORT'r, and you ain't got a clue what she's talking about

* Your phone bills are composed mostly of international and calls that average 3 hours each

* She sweeps with something that witches usually fly around on

* The rice cooker is on 24 hours a day and uses up 50% of your electricity and food budget

* On your first trip to the Philippines, you have 18 giant boxes that weigh 1000 pounds each and your "carry on" luggage requires a small forklift truck

* The same luggage is over filled with things that cost an average of 15 cents each like old magazines and M&Ms -- the worst part is when you get off the plane, the same stuff you've been hauling around half way around the world is available in every store in the airport for half the price!

* The first time she's pregnant you have to go out at 4:00 in the morning looking for some weird type of greasy sausages, green mangoes and bagoong

* You buy a new $500 freezer so she can store 200 pounds of SPAM and CORNED BEEF that was on sale

* Everything in your house was bought on sale, even if you don't need it ... that it was a "bargain" is all that matters

* The only "white meat" she likes is YOU. And that's if you're lucky...

* You were married 5 years before she explained to you that "ARAY!" doesn't mean "ooh, baby!"

* She can eat and talk at the same time; in fact that's her specialty!

* You still don't know the difference between manong and manok

* She and the kids are always saying "Daddy made utot" and you still don't know what it means, but they think it's pretty funny

* Before every holiday and visit, her sisters fax you a 10 page "bilins" list which says "suggestion only"

* All the vegetables she buys at the Filipino store look like they were grown at Chernobyl

* Her home economics course only taught shopping, eating and siesta; cooking, cleaning and sewing were not electives

* You are the only family in a 200 mile radius with 2 Betamaxes, 3 televisions

* She "cleans" her closet by throwing all the crap into your closet