I kept seeing "Kim Kardashian" run across the top of my news headlines toolbar, but I didn't click on it. Don't follow their reality show. Could care less about it. If it weren't for former Olympic star Bruce Jenner, the program wouldn't have even gotten on the air in the first place. But something tugged at me. I kept seeing the reality "star's" name flashing, so I clicked on the story when it said "Kim Kardashian Divorce." Divorce? I just barely knew she got married. But I thought to myself. This could be good for the Philippines. And no, I hadn't been hanging out with Paul and Jeff from Iloilo having a "few" bottles of San Miguel Pale Pilsen.
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While I was wondering if that whole 72-day marriage to some guy named Kris Humphries was just a publicity stunt to boost ratings for her show, the thought about this whole thing being good for the Philippines hit me. Here's my "reasoning." In my opinion, the fact that Kardashian "stuck it out" for a whole 72 days and files for divorce is just outrageous and points out how easy it is to obtain a divorce in the America. In the Philippines there is no divorce law, only annulments which are costly and hard to obtain unless you're a rich movie or television star or connected politician.
My own American ex-wife held on for nine months before she filed for divorce. A good, church-going woman with two young children. I did not abuse her nor did I cheat on her. My step kids simply did not want me around any more and my mother-in-law didn't like me, so, "POOF!," I was gone faster than a shotgun roll of quarters in a Las Vegas slot machine. But it turned out to be one of those "blessings in disguise," because I would never have met my beautiful Filipina wife of over 11 years and be living in the Philippines if it weren't for the divorce.
Thank God for the loyal, patient and loving Filipina. My wife, The Sainted Patient Wife, has endured my grumpiness and stupidity and has never given up on me. We work through our problems. She's my best friend and always will be. Now don't get me wrong. In cases of abuse and infidelity, I think some kind of divorce law should be passed in the Philippines, but not some quickie, "Las Vegas" style law.
So there you go. The Kardashian divorce situation could result in an increase of guys coming to the Philippines looking for that perfect mate. That means more tourism dollars and more foreigners settling in the Philippines marrying Filipinas which would be good for the Filipino economy. Well, Kris Humphries, there are a lot of lovely Filipinas residing in the Philippines that would love to meet you. And they wouldn't leave you after 72 days.