Moving to HK with a Filipina wife

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  1. #11

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    Alright so that's settled.

    I re-read shilo's post again and I am puzzled about following part:

    I have to say that as a frequent business visitor to HK over the years I am a little concerned about the negative image towards Filipinas in HK.
    Do Filipinas have a negative image in HK? I have never witnessed a negative reaction in Hong Kong towards me just because I'm a Filipina. It's true that some job niches are dominated by Filipinos like domestic helpers, live bands etc. But what's so bad about that?

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    The reason I said it is because I have lost count of the number of times HK Chinese business people have expressed surprise that I am married to a Filipina.: the inference being that HK Chinese view Filipinas as housemaids - not wives.

    The difference in the UK is that although we have many Filipinas they are not there as maids. Most are married to Brits or working as nurses.

    Just a personal observation - I find too many HK Chinese (make and female) very difficult to socialise with. The Filipinas in HK on the whole are very friendly, always smiling and willing to chat. HK would be a much poorer place without them. More power to them. May God bless the Pinay!


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    A HK taxi driver once said to me on learning I had a Filipina wife, "we don't like Filipinas". Nice.


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    Quote Originally Posted by hullexile:
    A HK taxi driver once said to me on learning I had a Filipina wife, "we don't like Filipinas". Nice.
    Probably the "same idiot" who insists on spending 25 minutes talking about curry chicken when I get into his cab.

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    these are the women who are bringing up "HK chinese business ppls" Kids wen they are r not arnd to care..
    U wudve raised eyebrows even if u were married to a indian,african or a girl frm ny-other race for that matter not only in HK but also many other places in the world..
    I guess thers nothing new to being Made Felt like a Minority sometime in your life.
    i have felt tat in HK a few times ...
    but i dont give a Damn to all this..
    ..so chill man just have a gr8 life with ure Wife and live it up


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    Quote Originally Posted by KnowItAll:
    Probably the "same idiot" who insists on spending 25 minutes talking about curry chicken when I get into his cab.
    Taxi drivers, a special breed whatever their nationality.

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