turn your engine off in the Philippines

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Yesterday I wrote about an advertizing sign with wrong spelling. Today I like to write about an advertisement I saw recently in a motel.
Flor and I were attending a wedding in Manila and the reception was held in a hotel. This hotel is also known in Manila as a motel and has many guest rooms or better said appartments with a garage under each appartment. I was allowed to use one of these garages to park our car for the time of being in this hotel.

Maybe I have to explain to some of my readers what the difference is between a hotel and a motel in the Philippines. In the US and Europe there is not much difference between hotels and motels. But in the Philippines hotels are used by tourists and business people to spend the night while visiting the country or a city if they do not have family or friends where they can stay.
A motel in the Philippines is most of the time used by people who want to have sex with eachother, and most of the times it should be kept a secret. Married men and women who have a lover usually go to a motel where they are able to rent a room by the hour. It is also a place where ‘public’ women bring their customers and do their specific business.
But motels are also used by married Filipino couples to enjoy eachothers company for a few hours, especially when their house is small and has only one bedroom and their children are always present. This way they are able to produce even more children…(but that’s worth another blog).

Back to the garage of one of these appartments.

On the back wall of the garage a large advertisement was put which does not need more words.
Funny detail is the sponsoring company of these advertisements. Check here the Bliss website. Many intersting things can be read there.


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  1. Hi Jan , This is Paco from Spain and I’m moving to the Philippines in September , I would like to thank you for this very interesting and realistic blog. It’s being very useful for me. This comment is for the post “How philipinnos are” but for some reason I cannot post it there as the captcha box doesnt appear there…so I’ve been to Philippines several times for holidays but it’s now when reading this post that I’m saying how true all the things here are. At the time they happened to me I was unable to identify them but now after reading them in your post it made me smile..
    Please keep posting this interesting & funny blog about that wonderful place that the Philippines is…

    Goedemiddag !!
    Paco ( Paco is nick name for Francisco but in Tagalog means NAIL , all the Philipinnos smile when I told my name.hahahah )

  2. Hi Jan,

    Love the article on the motels. Imagine I’ve lived here, married, over eight years and feel like a tourist again reading the article. never knew about that stuff.
    Interesting for sure and now I have more great stuff to tell those I still know back in the states-hahaha!