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Meeting for the first time

Discussion in 'Relationship Advice' started by Distance waterways, May 1, 2017.

  1. OTT
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    Yes I have to agree with that , I'm not big but she was way smaller than I expected , tiny in fact. We had chatted on whatsapp for four months after meeting online , but it all felt good from the first meeting . Just be yourself , I hope it all goes well for you , If for any reason it doesn't , just be polite and honest . There are many decent girls out there .
  2. aposhark
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    aposhark Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    Have a great time over there.
    Those smuggling rings can be a bit risky, take care :)
  3. Drunken Max
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    Meeting for the second time was even better. We were very relaxed, like a couple getting back together after time apart. Very natural and relaxed. Too many tears on my last day though, and that was me.
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  5. Distance waterways
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    Well 9 days left until I meet my nobya for the first time.
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  6. CampelloChris
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    My first meeting with Melody didn't go according to the fantasy I had in my mind. To be fair, I'd just survived a taxi to Alicante, train to Madrid, bus to the airport, 8-hour flight to Dubai, 9-hour flight to Manila, shuttle bus to the other terminal, flight to Laoag over something like 40 hours.

    Firstly, I was unaware that people weren't allowed into the airport building to wait for arrivals. Unconcerned that she might not actually be there, and far more preoccupied with the need to replenish the nicotine levels in my bloodstream, I had just lit up a ciggy when I noticed a crowd of people on the other side of the road. So I dragged my sorry ass and my suitcase which now had a broken wheel across the road where Melody, two of her neighbours and Kuya Will were waiting. I looked like SH1T, and because it was about 500 degrees C, immediately began to sweat profusely, almost putting my fag out. Melody gave me a shy hug and peck on the cheek.

    We piled into a car, and I sat holding hands with Mel while they all gabbled on in Tagalog. Honestly, it was like being in a foreign country!

    Are you hungry?
    No, not really, I've been fed about 28 times on the planes.
    We are. Can we stop somewhere?
    Yes. No problem.
    We will go to Jolibee
    (I had a drink while they polished off four hundredweight of chicken and chips. Melody nibbled at something wrapped in batter)

    The thing was, none of them had very much to say to me - hardly surprising as their mouths were rarely in a state where speech was possible. They just stared at me really. Having thick skin (4" thick in some places) I didn't take offence, and just put it down to curiosity, at least I tried to, but having three people staring silently at you while they eat massive quantities of chicken and chips is a bit weird.

    Having polished off a few percent of the entire Filipino population of chickens, we piled back into the car and off to our hotel. Room 58 of the Kings Court Hotel in Laoag City, which was cheap because it was, as it turns out, more usually used as a Love Hotel.

    Alone at last, able to relax at last and able to be horizontal for the first time in two days, I turned up (down?) the aircon and lay down beside the woman who was later to become my wife. I'm sure she would have liked to talk more, but her teeth were chattering due to the icy blast from the aircon unit. I turned the thermostat up and the power down, and we had a nap.

    It took a few days before I realised that we were so in synch with each other that it seemed totally natural to be together. When you get that feeling, it's time to make it a permanent deal, and having already run the gauntlet of meeting the family, we agreed that the next meeting would be a) longer than one week, and b) long enough for us to get married.

    On the 20th of December, we celebrated our third wedding anniversary, and although that first flush of romance has faded into a comfortable coexistence, I'm still overjoyed that this woman was dumb enough to say yes!
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    I'm off to the Cayman on the 27th December, my third and last trip. Next April Mica is coming here for a month. I am hoping the NW in springtime does its best to woo her.
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  8. Distance waterways
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    Well I’ve been in Manila 4 days now. It’s been an eye opening experience of the differences between uk/ph and the have/have nots in Manila, the most heart breaking was seeing a family sleeping on the street.
    Are meeting was great and we have been getting on amazingly, tomorrow we are off to tagatay for 1 night witch should be fun, last night was dinner with the family it went well best comment of the night was “are you wearing contacts because you have blue eyes” good question but I wear glasses.
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  9. OTT
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    Haha , funny story CampelloChris, thanks for sharing . Much of it sounds familiar . Filipinos love eating and singing .
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    @Distance waterways, glad to hear your first meeting is going well. Manila is like most cities in the world , with rich people in beautiful areas , and unfortunately the complete opposite also . Take in as much as you can ,and enjoy the experience .

    Yes Filipinos usually love foreigners eyes, and luckily have a fondness for our noses , which many of us don’t have.
    Enjoy the rest of your trip .
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    Well just a few days left here now and it’s not going to be good to part. We have been to tagatay and boracay both places were amazing.
    Unfortunately I’ve gone down with tonsillitis and had to go to makati medical centre, obviously I didn’t want to have to use the medical system but I was impressed how efficient it was. The Burger King and other fast food providers in there made me chuckle a bit thought. Hopefully later we will go to MOA so I’ve got the fun of shopping with a filipina
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    You've done really well to put off MoA to the end. Go to the tech centre shops there. some fab gadgets
  13. OTT
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    Good that you managed to keep her out of MOA until now , don't forget to ride on the big wheel .
  14. Distance waterways
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    Well I’ve been back a few days now, I didn’t realise how hard it would be being separated. So we’re already looking for her to come over here in the summer and me going back for next NYE. Watch this space.
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    as you probably know--getting a general visit visa for the UK is far from easy..she will need to demonstrate strong ties to the filis--and a real need to return home within a set time. but--good luck with it.
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    Yeah just started looking into it, but she owns property back in province. Has a job in Manila so will be on leave and is helping her brother, sister and cousin through college. So hopefully that will be enough of strong ties, she also has travelled a lot to HK, Singapore and Taiwan. With a trip on the cards to see her mum in Canada this year. So I’m hopeful of a result from UKBA but we all know it’s a bit of a lottery.

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