Part 1: Q&A with Reekay & Vi – Babies, Age-Gap & Travel

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About Me.. In 2011 I made the decision to move to the Philippines within a year. Since 2012 I’ve been traveling through various islands of the Philippines as a full-time Expat. (Mactan, Bohol, Panglao, Moalboal, Dumaguete, Bacong, Boracay, Cebu) I recently spent the year living in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

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  2. Reekay, you always do a great job of explaining age gap but I really think your GF has brought another perspective that really sums it up. A Filipina doesn’t limit her choices and limit her options by thinking she will only date young or older men. She thinks about a relationship as dating and being in a relationship with a good man more in a more holistic way, without age and race categories.
    As you may recall my Filipina and I have a 20 year age gap and I have even mentioned in my videos that I had ever intention of going to the Philippines for a younger GF and have no regrets. BTW, your GF is speaking English great! Obviously you communicate with her well and have an amazing relationship, thanks for sharing.

  3. Hello Reekay and Vi. It’s Mae and Doug here, from Davao city and Kansas City Missouri

  4. Hey Reekay glad to see you both are looking well, Thank you for sharing and showing your lifestyle together, sending the best wishes for the two of you, looking forward to more of your content be sate and take care, Bobby.

  5. Older man younger woman I believe is the best relationship.Been that way for thousands of years.
    Filipina do not have a problem with older men, you western men have been guilt tripped by Western society. Get over it already!!!

    1. i myself had my mind expanded after i had traveled beyond my own borders. it’s a big world out here.

  6. I new a guy built a house in the Philippines, only knowing the women a couple months put in her name because you can’t own land in Philippines, only 3 months later was kicked out of the house. Bye Bye House!!!

    1. yes, happens all too often with guys who rush things along. often at a bad-filipinas urging for exactly that purpose.

  7. Great content. Enjoyed learning more about Vi and seeing her personality. Hope to see more of Vi on your channel. She was worth waiting for, beautiful, loving, and charming person.

  8. Older is better, Reekay. I’m looking forward to coming to live in the Philippines and find a rich, older woman. I need to find my destiny.

    1. @Reekay’s LifeBeyondTheSea I’m sure there are Reekay and the best way for me would be just to go there and live for awhile. If you know of a better way please let me know. I was thinking of either Manila or Cebu and maybe Baguio because of the cooler weather. I also would like to visit Vietnam because I’ve already been many times to Pattaya Thailand, my mother owned a condo there for many years. Vietnam has Nha Trang right near the beach and Dalat which like Baguio has cool weather. Thailand has a lot of hoops to jump through to live there long term and Phillipines and Vietnam are easier I believe.

  9. Great answers Vi! Those are difficult questions to answer in any relationship. Even more so with 2 languages and the culture difference. Hugs to you both.

    1. thanks for that. 🙂 she does put effort every day into asking the right way to pronounce things in english.

  10. East meets West. Almost 2 different worlds. Your love for each other is obvious. I hope you can find a way to not repeat your worst mistake ever. Praying now…

  11. I’m not a fan of ‘big age gap relationships’ but if there’s one relationship that could, should & I hope work out long term, it’s you guys.

    I genuinelly think you two are good for eachother & in different ways, making for a stable & happy relationship.

    All the very very best to you both, now & for the future.

  12. Looks like youve found a DIAMOND bro and i can see the true happiness in your eyes. Im very happy for you to find peace and true love.

  13. Hello Reekay.I enjoy hearing your subjects. Is Davao City a good place to find a late 20 to early 30 year old partner.I am 64 and will be 65 before I can get there. I really don’t want much old partner than that.Looking forward on hearing you thoughts on this

    1. yes, i noticed the davao city-girls to be (in general) a bit more traditional than cebu city-girls. you can find a good woman in either place. but davao is a good place to find a good woman in person.

  14. I have been to Mang Inasal a couple times. They are everywhere, especially in the malls and the big street corners. Fun video. Is she helping you with some Tagalog Phrases? sana nga po. (I hope so)

    1. she teaches me phrases, here and there. like, ‘ka ulan un.” (sp?) … the rain is coming. 🙂

    1. so many good women here, but best to find and meet in-person. unfortunately, far too many bad-apples on the dating sites. 🙁

  15. How would you rate Vi’s English compared to other Filipinas ? Is her English better, worse, or about the same as the “typical” Filipina ?

    1. when i first met her last year, she was at about a 4.5 out of 10. now she’s up to about a 5.5. most filipinas i’ve met are at about a 5.5 to 8.0, depending on how much interaction they’ve had with expats. which is when they practice english, often by working at the mall or other retail, call-center, etc.

    2. You need better English, look in Manila. You want the most pure heart, avoid the harsh realities of life in Manila as hearts are fragile. YOu can find any English you want even in the provinces move close in the college belt of CDO or similar.

    1. she’s been very shy about being on-cam. but after seeing the video with sean & gracie i did recently, she told me she felt ready to do this. 🙂

  16. It is surprising the answers Vie gave that neneng (GF of two yrs., agreed with) the biggest difference is she doesn’t like younger men and has never been with a foreigner before. She never spoke to an American before me she was shy about her English. A guy on an LS we were watching said to me he could send her a Message & she would leave me. She said why would I leave U for a boy with an attitude. She 45 so no kids isn’t a problem w/us. The building a house on her mom’s land that she will give her in Bohol is what I would like to do so she has a home when I am gone. The roughest thing we went through was a week after we moved from Bohol to Davao, we went on ECQ, She has been so immersed in English she just said when she goes out she has troubled speaking Bisaya.

    1. yah.. young guys back in the west, who have never traveled, simply can’t see the whole picture. they have no experience with loyalty or devotion from a woman that admires them. so they think all they have to do is wave their wallet to get a woman.

    2. My first trip to Boracay….in old domestic terminal back then…we sat next to one another…and texted back and forth so she didnt have to show her English. 😉

    3. Sir Ron, could you please re-edit your message. I’m having a hard time deciphering what you’re trying to say. Thanks.

  17. Thanks Reekay & VI for such good answers .This hives us the opportunity to know much more about VI ..and lucky she found on you her destiny ….Great idea about this Q&A.. Good job ..

  18. Nice! To further my original question s, has VI’s perception of life and love changed having lived almost a year together! You are down loading your whole life experience daily to her which at times may feel overwhelming. What advice would Vi give another filipina who is looking at starting with older man from other countries?

    1. between september/2019, when we first met.. and january/2020, when we began living together in the ph, she had those 3-months while i was in vietnam to view many of my videos. so, she had a good sense of how i am before i arrived again. most filipinas don’t get that opportunity, unless dating a vlogger.

  19. Vi definitely seems really sweet and has a childlike innocence. But with her limited English proficiency are you actually able to carry-on an intellectual conversation with her? Still I’m sure there are many ways to relate besides deep philosophical discussions but it feels like the lack of depth might end up being more relevant in the future. But I can definitely relate that being with a younger more energetic make me also feel younger and more energetic.

    1. Deep philosophical discussion….what woman in the world is that??????? I can show you millions….no billions of relationships where that FAILS. Why do you not see how this couple works amazing well in TODAY…day by day….rather than dreaming up some virtue signal meant only to show your own ego.

    2. her lack of english proficiency doesn’t keep us from having deep discussions. many times we’ve had riveting debates about social items we discuss from the news, or the differences between superstition and science. we’ve discussed the pacific rim, how typhoons travel and why.. so many good conversations and even some heated debates. we even play chess every now and then, have a board here in the room.

      but, 95% of the time we are content to simply enjoy our time together in a simple way. i think some guys who say they can’t carry a ‘deep’ conversation with a filipina, and blame it on her, should stop and think that it’s our job to lead the way. (the strong should build up the weak.)

  20. She’s so sweet. I wonder if you think if obviously being a foreigner is a help or a hinderence. I think you could pass for a Filipino Reekay. I on the other hand could not with my white hair and blue eyes. I’ve felt a privilege sometimes and also being humored because of being perceived a rich target

    1. @James Voit That’s respect for you age James….not your WHITENESS. AGE is good in the PHILIPPINES…nice way to run a culture.

    2. @Reekay’s LifeBeyondTheSea One place I’ve felt like royalty is in the airports, more than once been called to the front of the line

    3. it’s both. filipinas with a ‘white foreigner’ b/f or husband get both good and bad stares from other filipinas. (people are people) myself, i’ve been presumed to be a filipino many times over the years.

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