Why am I doing the podcast and now the blog calling it the Ultimate Guide to Dating the Filipina?
I always get excited when I see a foreigner here in the Philippines.
And NOT because I see him/her as my ticket to get out of the country and get a new passport altogether. 🙂
The reason is because of my father, Karl Reichl.
Karl has been a great dad. I actually never knew that he wasn’t my real dad until things turned really sour and I had to force him to admit it but that it is another story altogether.
My dad first set foot here in the Philippines in 1987. He worked for Digital back in the day and quit to see what opportunities were available for him. My mother and I came first from Austria and he followed a few months after. I was 6 then.
He loved everything about the country and the people. Everybody was really friendly and took extra efforts to speak English and even sign language just to give him directions and other things.
He fell in love with the country.
And as you know, when you fall in love, you make decisions based on your feelings. He felt good with all the people around him.
I think this applies to most foreigner even today.
The sad thing is that the people he felt good with were not really that good. They had selfish intentions and everything went downhill.
You can see the complete story in this post that I wrote.
The point of all of these is to tell you that I hate to see foreigners having to go through even a tiny fraction of the hell that my dad went through.
All because he made the wrong decision of who to trust.
My hope is that this blog helps you when you are here in the Philippines.
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