English is one of the official languages of the Philippines, learning it is mandatory in schools, and the government favors it when it comes to written documentation.
While few Filipinos are 100 percent fluent in English, you can hold conversations with them easily provided you tone down your use of slang and ten-dollar words.
a mall that is on the outskirts of town and would take me at least an hour-and-a-half to get to accounting for traffic.
This kind of game is an obvious power play: if you accede to her demands and change up your plans on her whim, she will be dictating the frame of the relationship.
Not only does this indicate that she has a low resilience for pain and struggle, it’s only a matter of time before she starts hitting you up for money.