Many like him are disillusioned by the stereotype of Filipino women. If you are courting or marrying a Pinay, here are a few things you might want to know. Although many of us believe that divorce should be legalized in the Philippines, we’re still not used to the idea of breaking what God has unified.Even Filipino men have this absurd idea of what a Pinay is—docile, submissive but perfect homemakers. So when we marry, we expect to be with you for the long haul. We’re not marrying you for your money or for a green card.We love to eat and we love to break bread together.Oh, and when our mother is old and gray, she’s living with us. Of course, we’ve moved with the times but in many ways we are still conservative. Ana Maria Lykes left her job as an editor-in-chief for Asian Traveler magazine and as a travel columnist for a local paper in the U. to answer to an even bigger boss: a demanding three-year-old.See, you may not have to chop wood to prove your sincerity but you will still have to win our family’s heart.Also expect to spend a lot of time with the tribe for parties and outings.
Fill it out and send it in along with the fee and anything else that is required.So don’t always expect a warm meal waiting for you at home. We do take pride in a clean and beautiful home, but that’s not all that we do.And, please remember, that not all the Filipinas you see in Hong Kong or Dubai are domestic helpers.Today, many of us are single—mostly by choice—in our thirties. We want to be wives and mothers but we also want to be impassioned and empowered career women.Motherhood is a noble vocation, but we know that there is so much more we can do. if you want somebody to clean and cook, hire a helper. Sure we’ve been trained by our mother to be good homemakers.