The program also promotes education by giving communities access to better learning environments by constructing more classrooms.
British traveler Jon Howe recalls his experience dating a fellow long-term adventurer, Filipino Kach Medina.
I will never haggle like a Filipino Growing up in Africa, I had plenty of opportunities to observe my parents negotiating down the price of everything from fruit and vegetables, to decorative woodcarvings and even (ahem) speeding tickets.
In a recent interview with during her launch as a Front Row skincare product endorser, Ellen said she only hangs out with JLC “kasi magkasama kami sa ‘Home Sweetie Home.’” “Nagkikita lang kami sa sitcom. It can be recalled that the actress posted a photo with JLC with the caption, “Ako na lang” and “You had me at my...” which are lines from JLC’s movie with Bea Alonzo, “A Second Chance.” How about presidential son Baste Duterte? The fun-loving pair visited schools where they witnessed just how important the program was to the community: in a school where classes were once held under the shade of nearby trees, now stands 12 classrooms for the students to enjoy. Ellen and Bogart also visited a coconut farm, where they got a personal tour from a farmer and a few farmer engagement officers, planted their own coconut trees, and had a crash course on Coconut Farming 101.
Taping and after taping, we drink, but with all the staff. If ever, would Ellen become the next “Basha” in Popoy’s (JLC’s) life? The two also made their way to Vita Coco’s coconut water packing facility where they witnessed how simple and natural it is to produce the coco water brand - from picking, to cracking and packing.
The program provides farmers with quality coconut seedlings and teaches them the best farming methods and practices.
Farmers are taught how to generate more sources of income by simply planting other types of crops amongst their coconut trees as well.
She will quite happily spend half an hour trying to negotiate 5 cents off the price of an apple and then perform a victory dance on upon completion of the deal! The mysterious truth It’s a well-trodden stereotype in the West that Asian women are exceptionally loving, loyal and generous to their men and this is certainly true of Filipino women (though I’ve only known one! However, let it be crystal clear that this is not the same as subservient; personally I want a relationship, an equal partner.
It’s the little things that count, like lovingly prepared home-cooked meals every day and random head massages – not because you asked or she feels she has to, but because she wants to. She may be extremely loving, caring and loyal, but that doesn’t mean she’ll let you get away with being a shit boyfriend or husband.Having left Britain some time ago and having now been with Kach for over a year, I thought I’d reflect on some of the things I’ve learned being in a relationship with a Filipina and how I may have changed in the process. ‘They must want something from me,’ you would think, or even more sadly, ‘What? Not only that, but quite literally out of nowhere, there will appear enough food to feed a small village for a week.No, seriously it’s awesome, Filipina grandmas have magic food powers!There had to be more to life than walking into the same building every day, seeing the same people and doing pretty much the same things over and over again.I decided it was time for a serious change in my life, so I saved for a year, sold my car and anything else that could be sold, bought a one-way ticket and left the UK with nothing but my backpack.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.