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A Virgin in the Philippines W.H. Johnson

A Virgin in the Philippines

W.H. Johnson

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142 pages
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‘Three years ago I’d never have given a thought to visiting the Philippines. It wouldn’t have appeared in even my top hundred places to visit. Come to that, I’d never thought of re-marrying.’So begins my travelogue, more a diary than a guide book,More‘Three years ago I’d never have given a thought to visiting the Philippines. It wouldn’t have appeared in even my top hundred places to visit. Come to that, I’d never thought of re-marrying.’So begins my travelogue, more a diary than a guide book, describing my marriage to a Filipina (by the way, we met neither through a dating agency nor ebay!) and my visits to the country. Lest there should be any doubt, I am the virgin in question though only in a figurative sense. In fact I’m 80++ years of age Englishman and I don’t feel a day over 75!The book is an account of the greenest green of the rice fields- of nightmarish criss-crossing traffic, managed it would seem by some master choreographer- of traditional family reunions- of my being refused entry to a Subic Bay hotel room on moral grounds along with my 65-year-old nephew-by-marriage- of advertising hoardings the size of tennis courts- of the eventual sale, after much peasant dealing, of one of my wife’s rice fields- of my election as life President of the Husbands’ Escape Committee- of life in a country town- of being inveigled into having a tooth extracted- of visits to the family mausoleum- of the most charming and pleasant people you’d ever meet and that’s just for starters. I love the Philippines, the place and the people and I hope it shows though my writing.And Im sure that you will enjoy Leonardo Malgapos illustrations.