Now don’t get me wrong in thinking I am on a crusade here but today was one of the most vulgar things I have seen in the Philippines since I arrived. Was it people lying about baby milk on TV? maybe a celebrity endorsement of a politician maybe? Nope it was a grey haired old guy around 70 with a girl looking no more than 17 on his lap kissing and cuddling in the middle of Gaisano ground floor sat on a bench.
Why is it a problem? Ask a Scotsman what happened to the illegal immigrants that England brought into the UK they sent to Scotland that messed around with the local women. A lot of stabbings happened for those that can’t be bothered to research. The fact is this bull that old guys are seen as educated and wise compared to others is a complete myth. The reason girls are hanging around them (Generally very low class girls at that) is that they have money. At some point I can see some of the locals having enough of this being waved in their face and at which point I can hear cries from the Expat community that the silver surfer was abused and murdered without causing confrontation.
Reality check here you are old she is young and people are aware its all about the money. The same reason that if you started poking a married woman don’t expect any sympathy if you get on the wrong side of a bolo (long knife).
For anyone here mind young or old there is etiquette in Asia not just the Philippines about public affection and generally people don’t show it, its just a bit more vulgar with a silly old guy with a girl bouncing on his knee young enough to be his granddaughter but the affect is the same people don’t like it.