The Nightmare Of Being With The Wrong Filipina (Part 3 of 5)
The Filipina Nightmare
Unfortunately, the happy state of affairs didn’t last more than two (2) months.
When our financial situation started to improve, I wanted to return the kindness that some of our neighbours had shown us when we were really broke. In one instance, I offered to finance one of the neighbours with working capital for their knitting business. It wasn’t much and I saw that these hard working people just needed a little break to improve their lot in life.
Gidget got really mad when she found out. I knew it had to do with her ego and pride as well as pure unwarranted jealously. She really created a scene outside the house and in the street by shouting loudly in Tagalog at me, saying that I treated her like a maid. I knew why she did this.
She actually wanted the neighbours to hear what she had to say and degrade me in their eyes.
I don’t speak Tagalog and could only understand a little of what she was screaming about. It really affected my state of mind and I didn’t want to make a scene with her over what to me was a non issue. So I packed what clothes I had into my backpack, walked out of the house and just left her screaming her lungs out by the roadside
I remember that day very clearly. I never even once looked back at her or spoke a single word as I crossed the
I just walked off.
After that I went to look for my “Mare”, my God sister.
Mare was also one of the few kind Filipinos that I met in this country. She gave me shelter, a place to work peacefully for a month. She even loaned me a computer because I didn’t take what was not mine when I left our house.
Through 4 weeks and 18 hour days, I stayed glued to the computer just doing my work. It turned out well in the end, as I managed to make nearly $3,000 that month.
Having secured a stable
income, I proceeded to return to Gidget and show her what I managed to do despite what she thought of me. I guess it was my stupid pride that propelled me to want to show her what I could achieve.
By then, she had gone back to her parents.
She had concocted some story to gain her parents sympathy so she could go back to them. One of those stories was that I left her penniless, while in fact through a third party, I said she could withdraw some money from her Paypal account if she just linked it to her bank account. Through miscommunication or pure ignorance on her part, she never did that.
I never cleared this matter up with
her family as I don’t mix with them anymore. I also saw no reason why I should involve them in my affairs with Gidget. It was just a matter between two consenting adults.
Her parents being the wiser, were extremely wary of her and placed her on curfew and a strict allowance. She couldn’t stand it and pleaded to me to help as she didn’t want to live the strict disciplinarian life her parents put her through. I had some money and a steady income now so I said why not.
Maybe this time she will really change for the better so why not give her another chance?