Filipino dating traditions
Perhaps he could not stand Apo La Paz's incessant yakking which became worse during meals. Apo La Paz herself, not a maid, would set the table. During all this she would check on Apo Sinti -- saw to his glass of iced water which had to be replenished always, and the banana which was his preferred fruit. One Sunday morning, Apo Sinti staggered to a traysikad, a bicycle with a side car, even before the mass ended in our one Catholic Church proximate to the town plaza.
So, Apo Sinti had his special table in the kitchen.
It is always expected that the guy must show his face to the girl's family. The words are focused on what the wooer feels for the wooed.
And if a guy wants to be acceptable to the girl's family, he has to give In courting a Filipina, the metaphor often used is that of playing baseball. There are three words which have become poetic because, I think, they are old expressions. Perhaps this has to do with man's regard for woman, for it is the man who woos.
She inherited quite a large mass of riceland so she was used to ordering people about.
Apo Sinti found eating at the family table a bother. She'd be bustling in the kitchen -- checking the food a-cooking on the stoves, the setting of their huge family table, the gradual filling up of the dining room with people, food, and the drinks and sweets which were on another table ready for serving. She knew exactly how much rice he ate and what viands he preferred and how much of these he consumed.
A man who is interested in courting a woman has to be discreet and friendly at first, in order not to be seen as too (aggressive or too presumptuous).
It may end up in a romance or avoidance of each other if the situation becomes embarrassing for both individuals.
It is also one way by which the Filipina will be able to measure the sincerity of her admirer. The effeminate son came back and made quite a scene in his wailing and flailing about.
Some courtships could last years before the woman accepts the man's love. I could see them from our own second-floor veranda. The young boy called my father, who was a medical doctor. He returned to his medical school after the funeral.
(modest, shy, with good upbringing, well-mannered) and does not show her admirer that she is also in love with him immediately. And there are the arrows of words to slay the wooed into belief. We only got news of the old woman from the young boy who stayed with her.
She is also not supposed to go out on a date with several men. Even in the written certainly, the attitude to language is the same. In the acts of loving, in the action of love -- especially those which are not meretricious; those which do not advertise the feeling of love and loving behind the act and actions. Red is the emblem of the heart (so very bloody, though! A 'home-run' is one where the girl formally accepts the man's love, and they become (serenade) the women at night and sing songs of love and affection. The man is usually accompanied by his close friends who provide moral support for the guy, apart from singing with him.