How I Met My Wife - Filipina Arab Love Story
My. Wife is a Filipina. And, I love her so much. By. The end of, 2012. I was. Sent to the Philippines as, an expat. To, support our team, car Monica, Vitti. This. Was a huge, step for, my career. And my. Life in general as, I was exposed. To a new. Culture. Way. Different, than the one that I have known. I'm. Just like most of the Egyptians. You. Get age 30. With. A secure, job. You. Married an, Egyptian or, an, Arab. In general, I. Never. Crossed my mind to get married with any other nationality. You. Just follow, what, your parents, did. Because. That's. What you know right. Couple. Of months past. And. I, started. To get used to the new situation. And. On. March. 2013. She. Has joined, the. Same company, I. Can't. Explain, how I felt, when. I saw her. Cuz. Among. All the girls I have seen in my life among, the girls I've seen in, Egypt. Or, Philippines. This. Was, different. As. I go to work every, day and, the. Same feeling, happen, over. And over and over again. I. Never. Put, much effort. To. Impress a woman or. To. Make a woman, notice. Me. I'm. Not that guy, I never. Cared I. Started. To feel a little. Insecure. How. I look. And what I wear. Was. Doing my best to avoid her. She. Is a, strong. Independent. Woman. With. An attitude. I start, to get worse. I was. Assigned, to. Support. Specifically. Her team. And. I. Hate to be distracted, at work. Things, started, to become a, bit smaller. You. Know. Became. A, part, of the team. More. Topics, started, to open and. I. Found out she. Was planning to travel abroad for, a. Job offer in Dubai in, a five-star, hotel. But. There was a delay in her visa and. She. Had to get a temporary, job. I'm. Told she gets her visa. We've. Talked and I found out she worked in Citibank. And HSBC. And a. Lot. Of big companies. The. Funny thing is our company, is really, small compared. To the names I just mentioned. But. It makes sense now for me it, is just a temporary job for, her. Until. She fly to Dubai. I was. Sent to the Philippines because my account, was closed and I. Had two options, to. Be transferred, to another account, in Egypt, or. To. Go to the Philippines and, offer, my help to our side, there. None. Of us supposed to be there in Carmona Cavite. None. Of us. Supposed. To meet but. It. Seems like God. Had. Different, plans for, both, of us. She. Is so smart, and beautiful I even. Felt insecured, about my, English when I speak. With her. She. Has a perfect, English no accent, I, thought. My English was good. But. After but. After I talk to her I guess. Not. My. Ear has finished with the company and her. Visa, was. Ready about the same time, now. She is ready to fly. As. Of. The moment. We. Were not in a relationship yet, I. Was. Offered, a job from, the same company in, their. Site in Chennai, India. But. I also have the option to just. Go, back home. At. This, point I know. There is something, missing, it. Is impossible. That this is the end of what I feel about her. She. Had a month window, to travel, to Dubai I. Had. Her number among others from work I. Started. To text her, and. I'm. Not gonna lie to you I went. Out with her every, single day. Until. We put a name for, our relationship. It. Was. Officially. Announced, that. We are dating. And. It's. It's no longer two. People going to Starbucks, together, in Alabama, and that's it in that.
Month Of dating we. Have, spoken, about many. Things, cultures. Religions Islam, Christianity, Judaism. Egypt. Philippines, middle-east everything. My. Wife was a Christian, when I married, her, and. I. Told her how. Much worse paid the Christ and, she. Doesn't have to change her religion, for me as, long. She's a good, Christian, and follow the Christ. Because. In Islam we. Are allowed. To. Marry non-muslims. Also. I was, honest, with her and I, told her to, be, honest I. Hope. You can be a Muslim. But. I can't, force. You. She. Traveled I. Dropped. Her out the airport. We. Spoke, on skype. For. Seven, months. It. Was the hardest. Seven. Months of my life. I. Couldn't. Find a job and. She. Was also away, from me I. Couldn't. Stop her from going to Dubai it. Was. Very important. To her and to. Her career, and. I. Am not selfish. It's. Not fair to stop her from chasing, her dreams and her. Passion. Besides. That. Was the right thing to do I. Don't. Have a stable, job I, don't. Have enough money I only, have enough to survive and a, ticket, back home. My. Head was revolving around me. Should. I go home and then come back, should. I stay. But. I never thought, for one second. To. Leave her. But. I was suffering because I don't have income I spent. A very harsh. Times, without, her I was. That close, to. Give up on myself, until. My cousin in Saudi Arabia offered, me a job in in his, company, it was one of the biggest construction. Companies, in Saudi Arabia and it. Seemed to me a good idea at that, point of my life. But. In the same time I. Asked. Myself, you. Have waited, all, this. Time. Waiting. For her and now. You are giving, up. You. See I'm human, I'm in, pain and I'm, sure I would think of a way that we can meet up together again. But. At this point. It. Was very hard for me I. Said. Oh. Allah. I. Trust. You and, I. Will never give up on you God. Please. Help me. You. Know how I feel, you, have created, me I. Will. Never stop praying, to you. But. I just want to understand. Because. My brain capacity, is limited and, you know. You. Know what happened after that I. Started. To feel self-assurance. When. I decided, to take a leap of faith and. Wait. One more month. Until. I got a job offer in, a different, company, in Quezon. City. Now. She can come back. Now. We already. God. Always has, the perfect, timing I. Picked. Her up from the airport and. It. Was, like my soul came, back to me. There. We got married. You. You. You. You. You.