Philippine dating tradition
To older readers, the scenario above may have at least a vague, distant familiarity.
I was already travelling on my own long before I met Jonathan (well, I’ve met Jonathan while travelling! Jonathan and I are both long-term travellers and us living and settling down in the UK couldn’t be further from our minds.
It is also acceptable to ask about what work they do or where they work.
Since Filipinos do not mind talking about personal aspects of their life, do not be surprised to be asked very personal questions such as your marital status and your age.
Filipinos have close family ties and always love to talk about their extended family, especially about their children.
So a good conversation piece is asking about their family – which region or province they come from, whether they have children, their ages and what grade in school they are in.