Thursday, September 11, 2008

Age Gap!

I went to a wedding last weekend. It was one of our friends from my fil-am community. You know how we are filipinos are, it's a friend of a friend, met him twice in a gathering next thing I knew I was invited to their wedding.

He is a doctor and she is a young lass from Mindanao. She's in her early twenties and he's in his 60's. It is really a big age gap. I don't know, it is really hard for me to write about this because she is one of my own. I mean she's a filipina too. People talk behind their back about the relationship (for obvious reason) the girl is a young woman and the man is old enough to be his grandfather.

You know people can be brutal. I've known many filipinas with a much older guys and I can tell that it's a happy union, from most that I've seen and from couples that we knew. I think at the beginning it will always be a shocked. I initially felt uneasy at that wedding just by looking at the couple but I got over it. This is what I've learned from all of this. Yes filipinas look for foreign husband on the net to get out of the Philippines and get out of poverty. I find comfort in the fact that one very poor, no education filipina who marries a foreigner, get out of the country and lift her family out of poverty to me that is justifiable but other times it's sinister.

But at this wedding I felt securely comfortable, I knew Lia and Dr. P's love for each other put all the naysayers doubt to rest. Congratulations to Mr & Mrs. P! (I'm heeding your request to not put your pictures on my blog.) It was indeed a simple, lovely and enchanting evening. Best Wishes!


Mahalia said...


ni refer ako ni reyna elena, dahil pareho raw tayong republicans--reluctant lang na refer dahil magkakampi raw tayo against sa kanyang democrat/liberal view. in good taste naman, walang personalan ika nga. so here i am and i am hooked, isang post pa lang ang nabasa ko tungkol sa age gap and naka-relate na ako, marami rin dito sa Ohio na malaking age gap, kaming mag asawa ay 3 years lang ang agwat. Iba't iba ang dahilan kung bakit inspite of the age gap...pero madalas natutuloy sa magandang relationship. madalang lang ang masamang balita. kaya lang itong masamang balita ang laging pinaguusapan kaya tuloy nase-sensationalize.

I added you to my blog i hope you don't mind.


thejournicler said...

age doesn't matter, right?

New Free Media said...

Only love is important.

Filipina STories said...

Hi Malditang pinay

Ha ha ha ha basta ako alang paki jan oissst buhay nila yan diskarte lang. O di ba? pero Dr. naman kaya so maraming datung puede na buhayin ang kapamilya at kapuso. As long they feel they liked each other... go go go mabuhay ang bagong kasal. Congrats and best wishes.

anyway maldit's new domain naman ang blogs me...hehehhee

happy new year....

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