Alternatively, at the sports bars things look a little different.
You start small talking with the girl who introduced herself as Rose, Eva, Kim or Bella (typical names) and after five to ten minutes when both of you feel you got warm with each other she politely asks you for a lady drink by explaining “I come from the desert, I took a long journey” before explaining that she worked in Abu Dhabi before (that’s just random, but I was told so once).Filipina bar girls really know how to entertain you and that’s because their English is really good.Most of them are really looking for one guy who provides them (and usually their families as well) financial stability in the long run.Very different to the prostitutes in America, Europe or Australia who would usually never think of starting an ongoing relationship with one of their customers.The unspoken rule is that as soon as you buy her a lady drink you may touch her.
But that doesn’t mean you can’t put your hand on the back when saying hello to someone.
They seem so much more innocent, friendly, understanding, just like a “normal” girl over here and not like those frightening, obviously business oriented, mature and often even drug addicted prostitutes of the western world.
Filipina bar girls can make you feel it’s their first month working and you are one of their first customers if they feel like you are on holiday and haven’t got a lot of experience yet (and they are good in figuring that out).
You decide to sit down at the bar first to get an overview of the ongoings.
The next surprise comes when you look at the menu and notice that all local beers (San Miguel Pale Pilsener, Sin Mig Light & Red Horse) are only 70 Pesos a bottle but instead order a glass of draft beer (also San Miguel) which is the same price.
For the bar girls in the Philippines it’s more like making a temporary living out of sleeping with foreigners until they find one who wants to take them as their girlfriend and provide ongoing financial support.