Furthermore, this "testing phase" also helps a man who could be "torpe", a Filipino term for a suitor who is shy, "stupid", and feels cowardly, and is innocent and naïve in how to court a woman.
However, this type of admirer could overcome his shyness and naivety by asking for the help of a "tulay" (Filipino for "Bridge", whose role is similar to that of the Wingman in Western Cultures), typically a mutual friend of both the suitor and the admired, or a close friend of both families.
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!
British traveler Jon Howe recalls his experience dating a fellow long-term adventurer, Filipino Kach Medina.