Filipino concept of dating and marriage
Whilst I traveled quite a bit as a child, with my parents working in Africa, when you travel as an adult you see things differently and it changes you – sometimes in very subtle ways, sometimes more obviously.
However, when you’re in a long-term relationship with someone from another country and culture, then you begin to see the differences much more clearly. ’ Now, in stark contrast, if you find yourself at the front door of a Filipino and are invited inside, then you’ll discover that they are some of the warmest, most welcoming people on the planet.
Sure, I can get a few dollars off the price of some tourist souvenirs in the market and maybe even bargain down my overnight bus ticket a little, but I’m no match for Kach.
I instantly felt she was different from all of the girls I met while backpacking, and we hit it off straight away.
Although we went our separate ways shortly after, we kept in touch.
A marriage contracted by a Filipino national in following prefectures in Japan must be reported in the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo within thirty days from its occurrence: Akita, Aomori, Chiba, Fukushima, Gunma, Hokkaido, Ibaraki, Iwate, Kanagawa, Miyagi, Nagano, Niigata, Okinawa, Saitama, Shizuoka, Tochigi, Tokyo, Yamagata and Yamanashi Prefectures.
Personal appearance in the Embassy is required for both the Filipino national and the foreign national.