Kach often tells me that although many Filipinos are very patient, if you push them too far, they could really hurt you.
Traditionally, courtship is for a long period of time - often several years - before marriage.
The growth of online dating services that connect men with their ideal Filipina wife often focus more on love at first sight and skip courtship altogether.
After two months, Kach came to visit me in Hanoi for two weeks, where I had set myself up as an English teacher.
Well, two weeks has since turned into almost two years, 7 countries, many random jobs and countless stories to tell!
I had great employers and colleagues and although I enjoyed my work, I couldn’t help but feel there was something missing.