Why I Flew From the Philippines To California – Reekay

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Author: Reekay

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.

Share with me here my ongoing adventures of life in the Philippines. Dating, vlogging, cooking, traveling and sharing the information with you needed to make your own plans for living as a full-time expat in Southeast Asia.
— Reekay


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  2. Yes brother in life we are all faced with rocks and hard places on the road of life. Sometimes life places us between right them.
    Hard choices have to be made and we do for our loved ones because we love them and put the things we would also like to do on hold. I’ve nothing but respect for your choice to spend this time with your mom. Like the Bible says “Honor thy father and thy mother, for this is the first commandment with promise that the days of thy life may be long”.
    Love and prayers, hopefully all will be ok but lifes journey has a beginning and an ending for us all. I’m older so both my parents are gone now. A sister as well…
    Hope the restrictions are lifted back in the PI soon and I believe all will work out. Documented vaccination papers may help.
    God bless and be with you all.

  3. You made the right decision. It might sound harsh/soulless but Vi or (please, don’t get me wrong) “another Vi” would always be there while we all have only one precious person we call Mom… Fingers crossed for you all!

  4. Best wishes for the continued “good health” concerning your mom- you- and Vee. GOD bless you all. PEACE and prayers for all.

  5. Hope all works out well Henry, and your mom recovers. I actually defended your decision on another vlogger’s thread – there are no boundaries to stupidity. You did everything right and morally good.
    *And* …
    proof absolute that you should marry Vi as soon as practically possible. You definitely have a keeper Henry.

  6. I don’t get it? What about your other options? You could’ve married V in the Philippines, brought her to the US on a 90 day fiancé visa, or you could meet in a third country, marry there and then go back to the Philippines together as husband and wife.

  7. Hope you and your mom are well and happy God bless !!!! Hopefully the Philippines will open up later. Thanks for your updates.

  8. Reekay hermano. This vlog post resonates so much. Recently my dad passed away and my mom had nowhere to go so I brought her to live with me. My mom is 80 but in frail health. I have been thinking of going to Phil but like you I remembered all my mom has done for me as a son. Now is the time to take care of her. Phil will always be there. She needs me now. Is it tough at times? Absolutely. At the end of the day I can say I sleep well knowing she is here in a loving home where she can spend her remaining twilight years. You made the right decision.

  9. would have done the same thing……she brought you into the world and you will get back with Vee as you know. patience.

  10. You did the right thing. I am taking care of my 87 year old mother and have ldr in Philippines. It’s a very hard thing to do to keep the relationship going. My mother wants me to go to Philippines when the border opens up but its going to be hard to do. God bless you and your mother

  11. Good man , mum needed you. Well done , Im glad you have a loving family your lucky .And ofcourse best wishes for your mum .

  12. Reekay, It’s good to know that you made it back to the states safely. I hope all will be well with your mom I know it was a difficult Decision but you made a good choice we only get one Mom and now that you’re there with your mom I know her spirits are up now that you’re there. As for your relationship with Vi it’s just the test of time. May the test of time make your relationship with Vi stronger. Take care, be well and wishing you and your family the best.

  13. I haven’t been back to PH in 2 years. My fiance waits patiently. It’s tough not knowing when we will be able to return.

  14. Sorry to hear about your mother. You have to do what you have to do. By my calculations the world will be swimming in vaccines sometime between mid November this year and mid April next year. So long as Filipinos lose their fear of vaccines I think that borders will open between September and February.

  15. I wish you and your mom the very best, you have done the right thing and all things will work out for good. Keep it up and God bless you all.

  16. That sounds as a sensible well thought out decision! Enjoy your time in the US with your family and once travelling is possible again you can travel back to the Phillipines for V. A LDR is not easy, but when two people really want one another it is very much possible!

  17. Your decision is a no-brainer for everyone except, as you rightly stated, people with very bad parent relationships. Vi will be there for you no matter how long it takes, that’s for sure. Good man, you won’t regret it, on the contrary.

  18. Hi Henry I thought it had to do with Family. I will Pray for your Mother. God Bless you and yours. forget those fool’s

  19. Reekay , I am glad to hear your mom is okay, we all just have 1 Mom and no other woman is More important especially when you have a loving caring relationship with Mom as you do and V seems to be the other loving woman in your life who will be waiting for you whenever you get back even if it is a year from now. With that said I would have made the same decision. Enjoy the precious time you have with Mom. V, will be waiting ,as a good partner is always worth waiting for. Now you get to enjoy some great home cooked meals.

  20. I think you def made the correct decision. My mom past away a year ago.. So spend time with her while she is here! I miss my mom. I’m in the same boat as you. I want to return to CA and Oregon to do some paperwork, visit family, but then again.. I cant return here to the Philippines right now.. if i do visit home. I really wish the Philippines would open up soon to tourist visa’s.

  21. Sir!
    Im going to tell you what I told over at “Vagabond Awake” when hus mom became sick sometime ago….
    Do you bro! That family,No need to explain anything. Take your time. We’ll be here .When ever your ready!
    No1 , I wish I had as half of a close relationship like you do with your mom.
    god bless.

  22. you did the right thing. My Mom is 87 also. I moved back home 10 years ago, leaving a relationship as Mom doesn’t drive, and my Step-dad had passed.. I have a lady friend (Pinay) for almost a year and a half, who has 2 children and her mother and aunt talked her into a 2 yr contract in Saudi.(one year to go). We stay in touch, but they don’t let her use her phone much. Mom is on an oxygen machine that she uses all day, and a portable to go into the kitchen or wherever she wants to go. It’s not always easy to be here, but she was there for me growing up. so…..it’s fair ‘eh.

  23. I would have made the same choice you did, Reekay. Ir’s the right one. Maybe by the time the Philippines opens up, you and I will be on the same flight! LOL. I am happy to hear that your Mom is doing well.

  24. Living away from family means we likely face decisions like this but you will never regret coming to see your Mom. This is all the more important given your limited time together. If Vi or any serious GF/fiancee did not understand this, then they would probably be the wrong girl. And yes, K-1 may be the way to go depending on how situation develops. Good luck with it all.

  25. I also had to move back home to help my mom…she is 90 years old…I think you made the right decision right now my friend…

  26. My thoughts on the haters and liers, these sick individuals are miserable and take pleasure in spreading deception and ill amongst everywhere happiness exists, like Satan’s minion, they do his bidding, stay strong, best wishes & blessings to you and your loved ones.

  27. You’re truly a great human being Henry ,keep up the great work best of prayers for your Mom and looking forward to more Great content from you

  28. I am so sorry to hear about your mom, but glad you both are now well, this virus scam is so politicized and ridiculously taken out of context and beyond rationale. We hope truth and logic wins over those lead by fear and propaganda in that people can travel freely without beaurocratic red tape.

  29. Great to hear your momma is doing well. You have a great relationship with your lady and it shows in how you carry it. Stay up be well love laugh and enjoy!

  30. I knew when that snake Tom (Meljean & Tom) blogger used and dumped her, sold everything and fled to the UK , he was never returning. If you didn’t sell or give it all away, you’ll be back. Family first.


  32. Ldr is doable if you keep in regular contact. Been doing it since the pandemic started and haven’t seen my gf since then and we’re fine. I think you’ll be fine too.

  33. I am in Oregon. I left my wife and daughter in the Philippines in July because I am being treated for lung cancer. Now I cannot get back. You made the right decision with your mom. Thanks for your many videos.

  34. Reekay I too am a vlogger in the Philippines. Fairly good sized channel. I am facing the dreaded return for my wife and I back to California then on to Texas. I am already hitting road blocks. Philippine Airlines announced they are doing a trial run on Electronic Covid 19 passport. This will be for flights out of PI to California and Singapore. Now does this mean we are forced to get a vaccine to fly back to Cali ? So far it looks like it. So now the battle will ensue as to being forced to do something we don;t want or atleast not yet. Then where?? Philippines is very limited on jabs as they call it. Then what kind ??? Sinovac I don’t think so !!!!!! Then what cost?? The list just goes on and on. We are in Iloilo not NCR. We go there and then have to pay for lengthy hotel stays and start being bounced around like ping pong ball place to place again like I just went thru last Nov getting in. Melinda’s passport expired during this ordeal and it has been hell to even get it replaced. We began 5 months before it expired and finally they doing it 9 months after it expired. Thye made us go to a lawyer and get a affidavit of explanation as to why it expired a few days ago and held it up again. MEL and I both was shocked – Really????? Could it be because all of your offices was closed and the US embassies would not do face to face and was closed as well. GEEZZZZ what a damn dog n pony show. I am so ready to hear your story – Do not delay. We have a feeling hell is about to take place for us to get back to Texas.

  35. You made the right decision. Welcome back home to California. The borders will open back up hopefully before the end of the year, the economy depends on it. More and more people are saying the hell with covid.

  36. How would you compare the freedom of movement you now enjoy in the US versus the Philippines? Also, do you have plans to get vaccinated?

  37. My opinion is you made the right choice ..and so did your lady. I lost my mom 5yrs ago and l miss her every day.i have my philipna lady with me and am happy for that .When you hug your lady again …it will.be so nice

  38. You made the best decision. All the best to you and your mom and Vi. Sorry you had address the troll crap. I also left in March and am doing LDR until the dust clears.

  39. I understand exactly why you did what you did like you said your mom’s been in your life your whole life and you’ll only ever have one or one father I learned that at the age of 9 years old when my father got killed so I had to grow up quick and be the man of the house because that’s what he had always told me if anything ever happened to him so you learned pretty quick at that age where are your priorities my mother’s gone now so I’m free to do what I want to but I understand exactly why you did what you did anybody else with the mom should understand that as well God bless and take care of your mom and you

  40. You didn’t have to explain yourself. Family first Reekay. Hope your mum will be ok and make sure she does not get the tox tests & vax.

  41. If they open Philippines for tourists again are you planing to go back there? Because doesn’t matter if the borders are open or not the dilemma to stay with your mother or your girlfriend still exist

  42. wanted to Know about you being Stuck in China and in Which Year were in Stuck in China China has changed for the Worse

  43. Being with you’re mom is the right decision,this covid pandemic KILLED A LOT of long distance relationships,I hope it doesn’t happen to you! Good luck!

  44. You showed great courage Reekay with this decision, stay strong and know you’ll now be on the first train back to the Philippines with us, your longtime subscribers. Hope you start doing the life lessons Topical videos again. Take good care.

  45. You made the right decision. No need to explain to anyone. I have found my “stuck in USA” situation has allowed me to take care of other personal business as well as the surgeries that caused me to leave the Philippines. I am waiting for my return request to get approved so I can get back as an SRRV retiree.

  46. Your a good son and your mother is a good mother, you did the right decision, god bless her in her recovery,,,, be positive and best wishes in this process.

  47. You should not feel that you must explain the decisions of your personal life. It’s your business, not mine, nor anyone else.

  48. Sorry to hear about the rumors…I have stuck up for you and Gio as they are sick people who need to get a life Reekay. You’re a good man and most everyone knows it! Take care my friend

  49. Hi Reekay….You did the right thing as hard as it is to be away from Vie…I hope you’re Mom recovers and wish you all the best. You have a following that cares about you and your loved ones. Hang in there my friend. Your Mother is a very special person and so is Vie.

  50. Took me from end of April 2020 to September 1 2020 to exit the Pbilippines. It was re-book Delta over and over and re-book PAL for Domestic to NAIA over and over. Get ECC and 2 month extension after already being in Philippines 2 years. I am and have been in your situation. Waiting to get back to my family and my house in central visayas since September. Politics and greed are causing big problems for millions of people.

  51. A family emergency situation is just that. No elaboration is required. Anyone who speculates without the facts is not your friend. This is between you, your mom, and your girlfriend. No sensible person would listen to any rumors. Enjoy your time with your mom. Tell us about your good times with her and leave it at that. Any family emergency supersedes explaining or defending your decision-making during those difficult times. Well wishes to you and your family!

  52. Much respect for you Henry. Sometimes doing the right thing has costs, but it’s worth all that’s lost. I have been in your shoes, and had the most wonderful filipina that endured the LDR with me. And now we reminisce about our 4.5 years apart while spending our life together in the Philippines. Good luck and God bless you and your family.

  53. Henry, hope you have many more years with your mother. My mom passed away in 2015 after a stroke. I was lucky enough to see her in comfort care before she passed. Never mind the douche bag utubers, you dont need to explain yourself for all their false accusations. I will continue to give them thumbs down.

  54. You won’t have any regrets in the future when you listen to the voice telling you the right thing to do. The Philippines will eventually relax some of the lockdowns and there will be a way you could visit V in a neighboring Asian country in the future if you guys wind up being apart for too long and miss each other too much. Best wishes.

  55. I got stuck in Shanghai on my return from Laoag in 2015 as I was so exhausted I literally fell asleep at the gate and woke up to see my flight pushing back from the gate! No access to my money and only 11 us dollars and about 500 pesos in my pocket..thank God I got the one empty seat the next day on the one and only flight to New York thank God my woman packed my carry-onwith snacksetc… You did the right thing to be with your mom and I enjoy your updates on Philippines.

  56. Similar experience here. I flew from Davao to Boise. Stuck here until whenever. I’m with my elderly parents in far eastern Oregon at the moment.

  57. I never once thought you left for a bad reason. You are one of the good guys and helped me out once with a problem I was having without hesitation. It would be a little hard to hide on a tourist visa when we have to draw a map on the back of the extension of where we live every two months. My parents have been gone for years, so I don’t have ties in the US.

  58. Sorry to hear about your predicament Reekay. But man, it makes frustrated guys like me, trying to get back to the Philippines in the same boat as you. Will definitely keep in touch with your channel for news getting back into the country.

  59. You made the right choice….. while you are stateside sign up for the COVID vaccine and get that out of the way

  60. That was a good vlog, and I hope your mother gets better and I know Andy and his fans will be disappointed that you pointed out exactly what you’re doing and why you’re doing it and that all the BS he is doing about all the other vloggers and their wives or girlfriends but I myself thought you was going to go there to seek an attorney to put a stop to all this harassment discrimination and slander which you could very well do and it wouldn’t do you much good to get an attorney in the Philippines unless it is Philippine related because they won’t do anything the good luck to you I’ll continue to watch your vlogs and everybody else’s

  61. You made the best of a challenging situation. Looking forward to seeing when you return to the Philippines. Hopefully by then we can all travel more freely

  62. I can respect and understand what you are going through, my parents are the reason why I left China. I felt very fortunate to be able to get home and be able to help and take care of my mom towards the end. My prayers are with you and your family and all best for your Mom!

  63. Welcome to my world! It’s not so bad taking care of mom and a LDR, it’s a character builder. Video chat is great!

  64. Reekay, this is your subscriber who you met at Pho Ha Restaurant, Riverside California. You made the right decision to be with your mother because I just lost my mother who was 88 yrs old, and I truly have to say that I miss her and appreciate all the loving things she did for me. So, you’re only showing your love towards your mother, and Vi is definitely the (God-sent) woman for you due to her loving unselfish caring for you, and your mother. God Bless you, your mother, and wonderful Vi.”

  65. Sorry about your mom but you made the right decision. I am confused on one topic. If you live in the Philippines you cant just buy a plane ticket and leave? You need to get a clearance each time you leave? Huh. And it takes weeks? This is so very confusing. I would expect you could buy a ticket and leave the same day or next. What am i missing here? Maybe your future video will mention this. So if i decide to live in the Philippines and i need to get home for a family emergency i need a clearance – never knew this existed. This is a big negative for me.

  66. You are a clear thinker and you made the right decision. I lost my Mom at 74 and was there, not as difficult to get to her as you. Not necessary to justify or even share this with your audience, but you made this decision too. I pray and wish the best for you and your family. My return was not easy back last September either, look forward to hearing about yours. Welcome back to California. Smiles

  67. You’ve made the right decision. I’m glad that V is understanding. Your Mom’s time is precious ‼️

  68. Hi Henry, I agree…you have to listen to your inner voice. On another note, listening to your stories and other vlogger expat experiences, it seems all of you are potential hostages in the bureaucracy of a foreign land. Glad to know you survived the bureaucracy and your passport was returned.

  69. Hope everything works out. I would be interested in learning the following in your next videos:
    Was it difficult getting flights to the US? What medical tests are required by Philippines/ airline? Are there any requirements from the US related to covid prior to leaving? Are Chinese or Russia vaccines accept by US health people? Can you test negative in the PI and get a vaccine in the US? I have a 13a visa so I’m not concerned about getting stuck or getting a clearance prior to leaving. I ask these questions for all the resident visa holders who may still have to do emergency travel.

  70. Thanks for the update. Good luck with your mum.

    If there is suddenly no more travel restriction, what would be your ideal return date to the Philippines? One month, 6 months, 12-months, etc?


  71. I’ve never seen you attack anyone on Youtube, I can’t believe how much vitriol there is against you on Youtube. I hope your mother recovers.

  72. You made the right decision. The only solution would have been to marry V before you left and you would have been able to return anytime

  73. Henry, you’re “old school” That’s probably why I’ve enjoyed following you since back in the days when you wrote blogs. Your longest “roll” in life, that of “son”, may be drawing to a close and you’re exactly where you should be. The “children” may not understand the importance of that, they seem to understand little else about life, but we adults weren’t put on this Earth to please them. Carry on doing what’s right, rekindle memories with your family and make new ones and enjoy your precious time together. Anything else worth worrying about will wait until the right time and will still be there.

    Maybe that’s part of what draws guys like you and me to the Philippines. We see the importance of family being lived there, just as it was in our families as we grew up. We see how much is so very right about the place because of it. That’s been lost here in our land. It’s become the Untied States of Lunacy, where everything is “all about me” and “getting over”. A piece of advice, while you’re here… do not look at the news. There’s nothing good there and it will just depress you and make you “homesick” as I’ve been for the last 13 years, waiting to get back to my little slice of sanity, back in the Visayes. My best to you and your family. -D-

    Oh… PS… Tell your Mom an old guy says she did a fine job raising you.

  74. Hello Henry and glad that you are there for your mom and hope she recovers well! In a future situation for me, when my Filipina fiance comes over on the K1 Visa and gets married here, you may be 100 percent assured that if her mom has any sudden illness, or poor health, she will take off back to the Philippines in a FLASH without any thought and leave me here for whatever amount of time it will take her to recover! Stay safe and thanks for the update!

  75. Hello Rickey, doing the right thing is sometimes more difficult but better for the soul. Being an honest vlogger seems to make you guys a target for unhappy people with no life of their own.

  76. Good on yah for spending quality time with MOM! I have no idea where the BEEF BRAINS come from…Youtube, Chatrooms, Bars…smallest BEEF BRAINS in the world just want to BEEF. I have never noticed anywhere else in the world…or maybe its the RESET at “home” these days. You know what the Visayan’s say…bwiset…or peste. 😉 Ingat!

  77. I can understand you need to be with your Mother.
    We both in same shape. Being away from our love one’s.

  78. Here’s maybe an option bring your girlfriend to Mexico and get a place in Tijuana and you can travel back and forth to see your mother

  79. You do what you got to do. I admire your decision as it’s a time in life that can be hard for many of us & choosing the right thing can be very difficult..

  80. Great Thing to do. I have been subscribed to you for long time. Have not been watching your videos , just wanted to say A great thing you choose to do.

  81. Wishing many more years of good health to your mom. Please eat some good mexican food for me while your in California. I’ve been really missing that here in the Philippines.

  82. I’m glad to hear your mom is doing well! You are a very good man with a heart of gold. You both will be in my prayers.

  83. I would never do that haven’t seen my mom in years. They don’t care about me either no big deal.. but do what you think you have to do. I lost my Dad about six years ago no big deal. Same same he didn’t give a damn about me no big deal. Whatever you feel you need to do…

  84. Its the right thing. Before I go to the Philippines and until it opens, I am going to live with my 91 year old Mom. Why? Because it is the right thing. No questions. You only get 1 Mom.

  85. You made the right decision, you are a good son. Vi will understand because she has many years ahead to enjoy with you but you only have so much time with your mom.

  86. Reekay leaving everything and going back to your mother when she needed you the most made me respect you even more. I really appreciate this update and best of health to your amazing mother!

  87. I’m glad your ok. Was surprised to see you went to CA. It’s nice to spend time with your mom though. Keep us updated.

  88. hello henry sorry to hear about your mon ,hope she gets well ,well you mighr want to get covid shot since you are back for a while,its temporary v could finish school get some money earned as well maybe itll keep you busy for future plans maybe save for a condo while you get more earning capability here she could be a foreign worker maybe where theres a country to meet her there when itstime or just work with a business good luck with that and hope your mom gets better buddy

  89. This is not a situation in which you had to choose between your mother and your girlfriend, because you still have both of them. This is simply a situation in which you prioritized your mother because your time with her is limited, while you and Vie still have the rest of your lives to be together. Ultimately you made the right decision and when you look back 5 years from now this is the decision in which you will have no regrets. I wish your mother a speedy recovery from her medical situation and a long life to come.

  90. Welcome to the club, Reekay. It took me five months to get back to the US. Every time my flight time got close the authorities would move the lockdowns and the airline would move the departure date. I really wasn’t positive I was leaving the PH until liftoff, because we sat about 45 minutes on the runway in Manila. My girl friend, Erica, and I keep in touch via FB Messenger, FaceTime and WhatsApp. I can’t wait to get back to Tulong Bay. Even as I write this the LGU’s there are tightening ther restrictions even more. I wish Uncle Joe would send a bunch of the vaccines to the PH.

    Sorry to hear about your mother. Best wishes to her and your family. I know Vee will keep in touch even as you nod off to sleep. Remember, there’s a reason trolls live under bridges.

  91. Hey Reekay I lost my mom in 13 I would give anything for 1 more day! so enjoy every moment you can get, moms are the best. Best of luck! if you want a coffee let me know! I’m in cali. god bless you and your family!!

  92. Hi Reekay. Welcome back to the United States. Its gotten a lot crazier with the politics, crime, human rights issues and police situations. There are haters and always shall be. Its so sad that people need to get a life. As far as I’m concerned you are a seasoned well respected Youtuber. I’m happy that you value your family values, your upbringings and paying respect to those who were there for you. LDR , yep been there too. Does absence make the heart grow fonder? I hope that if its longer than a year you can meet up for a vacation somewhere else than the Philippines. Always wishing you well my friend. Take good care of yourself too.

  93. Your big issue, should not be an issue at all. Your Mom was sick, you leave everything to be there asap. Your staying with your family (your Mom) is the only thing that matters. You would never forgive yourself if you didn’t go. Super happy your Mom and yourself are well. Stay safe.

  94. Responding to trolls only increases the probability they will continue their behavior. You IGNORE trolls, block them, and never say a word about anything they claim. What you did is just give them motivation to get a future response from you. Because their effort elicited a response from you. So for your own personal health and happiness, just ignore them. No exceptions.

  95. Take care Sir, being with family is important in times like this. I’ve been there and understand. Prayers for You all.

  96. Reekay,
    all the best to you and your mom.
    I have seen a lot of vlogs from people in the Philippines. You are among the best of the vloggers in my opinion. I don’t watch a lot of them anymore.

  97. Follow your heart Reekay your only going to have your Mom so long and once she is gone u can’t get that back think u made the right choice

  98. Between all the lockdowns and everything, kinda scary times were living in. I believe there is a lot more to everything. Is there a safe place/country you could take V to if things get worse other than California. Any don’t worry about the trolls. Just jealous cause you got a unicorn. Heck even I am. Not a lot of women like that here in US. God bless you n your family .

  99. Also don’t worry whatever other people thinking, the other day an expat from Angeles city was complaining about some expats putting his videos down. Yeah he wasn’t happy and kept in calling them rats over and over again.

  100. Thank you sir for the update concerning why you left the Philippines and the purpose why you’re back in the States.

  101. Thank you for sharing this personal story. If I were you I probably would have done the same thing. I’m also living in the Philippines and I worry about something similar happening. Actually after watching your video I’m going to call my Mom.

  102. I just got back through LAX March 30th from Cebu. What surprised me was the lack of immigration checks. Previously there’s the kiosks then 2 or 3 check points before exiting. Now there was no kiosks. No separation of citizens and non citizens. No checking passport. Absolutely nothing. Just approximately 3 seconds to pull down the mask for them to take a pic and that was it. Usually it takes 2 hours to go through immigration and it took less than 5 seconds for me.

  103. Good for you Reekay. I’m so tired of hearing this heartless coward go after you guys with senseless garbage. Anyone that stoops to the levels he has, shows how immature and soulless he really is. Karma in PI is real. Anyway, good to hear you made it back home to be with your mother. She will need you. I wasn’t as fortunate and will be headed back next week. Take care and good luck returning.

  104. My gf was supposed to be on the qutar flight out of cebu two weeks ago Thursday. Over 3 months getting her ready for that flight and her pre trip covid test came back positive. An immediate retest came back negative but it was too late. Now she’s booked for this weekend and just took another test so we will see what happens. Still have to see if they let her on the plane. So I know your struggle buddy

  105. I’m sure you are doing the right thing, Reekay. Your mother sounds like a wonderful
    woman. Here’s hoping for her speedy recovery and your safe return to the Philippines.

  106. Yeah, the Filipino lockdowns made that decision easier I bet, wait it out here until the Filipino government regains some sanity. What I am doing. Welcome back to the US. Hope your Mom stays well for a long time.

  107. Hope things work out. I am surprised you hadn’t already planned for how you would handle this type of thing since these are going to happen. How I handled it is I’ve said my goodbyes. I’m sure it will be hard when the time comes but me hurrying back wouldn’t really help. My family in the US has each other. There is just a bottomline of living far away imo.

  108. I’m glad you made it back. You’ll never regret being there for your mom during this time. Thanks for the update and I’m looking forward to your next video.

  109. I remember you have had your mom in a few of your video. Over the years. I hope she is doing better soon.

  110. You did the right thing coming back to be with your mom. Im sure she is very happy to see you. Us who know you know you have a heart of gold. Great times ahead Reekay..

  111. Best wishes to your mum Reekay! Your girlfriend sounds like a keeper, and I know first hand that long distance relationships can be very difficult, but hang in there to you both and you will come out even stronger.

  112. I hope your mom lives a long time to come. You made the right choice and i am sure for a few months you can maintain your relationship

  113. do not worry reekay. jerk individuals known from what they say about others. if they are good people never allow themselves to say those things. take care of your mother. god bless

  114. Sorry to hear about this. I’ll pray that things are well for all of you.
    I have no doubt you choose wisely. You would have regretted not going back forever. Vi wouldn’t be worth it if she said anything different.

  115. You absolutely made the right choice. I’m making a similar choice myself. I’m in California now for my 92YO mother who needs me more than ever. If the Philippines doesn’t open for 2022 (not likely) you might have to consider a finacee visa for her….

  116. The PAL Airlines is testing the Covid passport, with a lot of other countries. No times soon flights from USA to Phillipines.

  117. Hope everything going well with you and to all of us. No one really knows when things will go back to normal but we hope for the best.

  118. Never defend why you made a family decision, no explanation needed or required, best to your mom and family. The Philippines is not going anywhere and will not be closed forever.

  119. Reekay, you either do things right, or you do them wrong. And you did them right, that’s as clear as day. Vi will be there when you’re ready to return. All the best.

  120. Reekay, I’m so sorry to hear about your mother. I wish many more years for your mother and your family the strength to get through this difficult time.

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