Although I’m a mix of Filipino Palestinian, I ended up marrying an English guy so our household traditions is like Halo-Halo which means MIX-MIX. I always wanted to date someone outside my race because I find other cultures which are not similar to mine interesting but never ever in a million years, I would have thought I’d end up with a British man and I’m so happy and grateful for having him in my life.
When I told my family and friends that I was dating an English guy, some of them were not supportive and would throw comments here and there. So out of experience, here are the 10 Things Not To Say To An Interracial Couple because it could be rude.
How do your parents feel about you dating someone outside of your race?
Our parents want what is best for us. Some parents don’t take it well but trust me if it’s meant to be it will happen.
Thankfully our parents took it well. Thanks for asking.
I don’t think you should date someone out of your race.
You can’t tell us who to date and who not to date. Take care of your own Love Life, THANK YOU.
Don’t you want your kids to look like you?
????!!!!!! I’m sure my kids will look better than you.
You don’t like dating people of your own race?
What do you think your kids will identify as?
I’ve always wanted to date a (Racial Category) you’re so lucky.
THEN GO AHEAD 😀
Have you decided what language your kids are going to speak?
The languages they can pick up.
It must be challenging dealing with different backgrounds.
Are you sure your relationship will work out?
Doesn’t matter the race. Even if you date or marry someone of the same culture, you still will need to maintain and work hard on your relationship.
Do even have anything in common?
One of our favourite Filipino dishes that we cooked for our Ramadan iftar.
The Eiffel Tower looks really bad but it was an experience and I’ve learned a lot of colouring techniques and I think I want to continue painting using water colour. There is a lot more to learn and since it was a class, the time was limited therefore I had to paint really fast.
Ramadan has started and the Bellions Kitchen will be busy.
Here is our Ramadan spread
Lately, I’ve been feeling down. I miss my cat and I’m still trying to process it. So I focus my time and energy on Art. I’ve been going to art classes regularly.
Also, I’m still trying to find my passion and what I want to do. The issue is, I’m interested in a lot of things and I can’t focus on one thing but I’m working on various projects and at least it’s keeping me busy.
So here is a quick recap of what I’ve done, read, watched in the month of April.
Destinations we’ve visited
UAE: Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah
Philippines: Manila and Cebu
Highlights of the month
- Attended the launch of Hearts Turn
- Visited Philippines as we had to run some errands there.
- Swam with Whale Sharks in Oslob, Cebu
What I watched?
Netflix Specials and Series:
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Season 2): DARK
Queer Eye (Season 3): I really enjoyed it. I also learned the french tuck from Tan
Santa Clarita Diet (Season 3): The series gets better and I’m so upset Netflix cancelled it
Movies I watched on NETFLIX:
Movies I watched on the plane:
Bohemian Rhapsody: AMAZING !!!!! Rami Malik deserved that Oscar
The Green Book: I truly enjoyed this movie and I was shocked that it was based on a true story. THOUGH I REALLY LOVED THE MOVIE. Mahershala Ali is just AN AWESOME ACTOR.
Bad Times at the El Royale: Very Artistic and extremely unique. Watch it.
Movies I watched at the Theatre:
Shazam: DC really disappointed me but after watching Aquaman, we thought lets give DC another chance and SHAZAM was hilarious. I enjoyed that DC took a different approach to this movie.
Avengers Endgame: OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG. YES!!! IT IS 3 HOURS but it felt shorter. It was one HECK OF A MOVIE. Mixed feelings about the ending but LOVED IT LOVED IT LOVED IT. LOVE IT 3000 TIMES
What I read this month?
I haven’t read anything new. I watched a lot of series and movies lol.
I have a lot of books that I need to read so will update you.
What music did I listen to?
What have I blogged about?
- March 2019 Recap
- 15 Things to know about being with an Englishman
- 10 Things Not to Say to A Mix Race
- DUBAI- Heart’s Turn Event at Make Art Cafe
- Tim’s British Roast
- Gouache Painting
- First Attempt with Water Colour
- Splashed Coffee with Macrons
- ABU DHABI – Qasr Al Watan
I took a break from blogging and Instagram for a week since I was spending time with Tim before he starts his new job.
My next blog posts will be about our Philippines trip.