I thought love would only be in books or movies until she came and made everything real

Questions to her

On our first date …
On our first date, I was very nervous to meet him. He would pick me up at my brother's house because I dropped my car from there because I had to drive two hours to meet him and we decided that he would drive us around for the day. When he came to pick me up I hardly had a chance to look at him as he flew to open my door for me, which shocked me a bit. As soon as I got out of the car he gave me a big hug, which helped calm the nerves. As we drove to our intended date spot, we immediately hit it in the car, talked to us nonstop and to his horror I had brought a fun game for us to play on the road, which was "Harry Potter flavor jelly beans". The game defiantly broke the ice and I felt completely comfortable with him, although I still feel bad about getting him to eat all these coarse flavored beans, it was still an amazing experience to have together. The rest of the day was fantastic, with him taking us to a nice restaurant on the beach, where we shared a dessert and talked nonstop. We continued to spend all day and night together and felt that it had stood still. I couldn't have asked for a better first date, with it ending in that we got our first kiss and became a couple. Throughout the date, I knew Jay was special, with him making my heart skip a beat every time he looked into my eyes.

During the first months of dating, my deal-breaker would be …
A deal breaker for me would be a guy who was self-centered and just thought of himself especially in a relationship, I think a relationship should be about both people and not just that. Jay is quite the opposite of this and always puts others before himself, which is one of the reasons I fell in love with him.

I was told he was right for me when …
From our very first date, I knew he was the one, I have never clicked or felt so close or comfortable with anyone before. It felt like I had known him forever, instead of just meeting him that day. I just knew that I would be with him forever that day would be the beginning of a whole new chapter in our lives.

I had a cultural shock when he …
I got a culture shock when he first introduced me to all his friends and family, I didn't tend to be so close to everyone and how open and friendly they were. I also had to get used to another language being spoken around me when he was with his friends or family, which at first made me scared, but now I wanted to learn his language.

3 things I love about him are …

  • His smile, it always makes my heart skip a beat. His smile always lights up the room when he enters.
  • His big heart, Jay is the most caring guy I have ever met. He always helps the surrounding and takes care of those who need him. From the first day until now, he has always been there for me. I have never been treated so well by a guy before, I feel so loved and wanted every day that I am with him. Even when I annoy him or do stupid things, he always shows me with love, I could never imagine a world without him in it.
  • His confidence, though he would say shy, Jay is not afraid to go out and do things. I'm always amazed at how confident he can be, his confidence is also contagious, with me motivated to be more confident in myself when I'm around him. I love to see how confident he can be and can & # 39; Don't wait to see where it leads him in the future.

The biggest misconception about his country and culture was …
When I first met Jay, I didn't understand much about the Philippines and their culture. I had the misconception that Filipinos kept themselves and would not be open to an outsider coming in because they all seemed to be sticking to their own communities. But I couldn't be more wrong, with all of them so welcoming and friendly, they welcomed me with open arms as soon as they found out that Jay and I met.

The most beautiful thing he ever did for me was …
He made my first birthday with him the most amazing day of my life, I have never felt so spoiled on my birthday before. He had organized a birthday cake for me to wake up to and a fantastic trip to continue for the day, with it ending at a beautiful vineyard where he got down on one knee and suggested me.

In this relationship, the most important thing I learned was …
That I can be myself in a relationship, I have a pretty strong personality and have always been afraid that my personality would end every relationship I had, but Jay has stayed by my side no matter how crazy I get and I realized that with the right person I can be who I am and not worry about holding back.

If there is any advice I could give to my western girlfriends who are in the AMWF relationships that would be …
Do not go into the relationship with certain expectations because of his culture or background, go into it with an open mind. Try to be patient with your other half and not jump to conclusions, there may be a reason why he is doing something that you do not know. Communication is so important in an AMWF relationship, so much wrong communication can happen if you do not take the time to communicate properly with each other. Just enjoy the relationship, take the time to learn about each other's cultures and get to know each other properly.

Questions to him

Asking her out for the first time was …
nerve-wracking. I never thought a beautiful girl like her would say "Yes". She's on my way out of my league and I'm glad I had the courage to meet her on a date.

I was told that she is right for me …
the very first day I met her. We agree on all things. Our values ​​and principles are very similar. As the months go by, she just keeps filling my heart with love and happiness. Ever since, every day had been special with her in my life.

I had a cultural shock when …
She introduced me to their food with her cooking. Their meals do not always include rice. As a Filipino, we have rice as our staple food along with meat and vegetables. That being said, I love her cooking and food. I can live with it when we get married and I may not even need the rice cooker anymore for ever meal.

3 things I love about her are …
her strange blue eyes, her naturally caring personality and her effervescent nature. She never fails to feel pampered when we are together. She takes extra effort to make me laugh when I start to be jerky. And oh! I forgot to mention her fascinating smile. I think it could launch a thousand ships. That makes it four things that I love about her.

The biggest misconception about her country and culture was …
that they are unwelcome to people of different races. I & # 39; have met her family and they had all been extremely wonderful people. As we got deeper into our relationship, they made me feel like I was part of their family.

The things she likes to do for fun with me …
going on a coffee date (we love our coffee) and exploring new places together. Building memories is very important for both of us and we cherish every moment of it. Every photo we take becomes part of our robust treasure chest of love and happiness that we will continue to look back on as we grow old and gray.

She hates it when …
I do not get where she points and take the wrong turns when I drive. She gets frustrated with my innate broken compass and GPS. In my defense, the angle of your fingers goes in the wrong direction when you are in the driver's seat. (Well, let's go! Let's just go to a joyride and go far). The best part is that she comes across it when I say the magic words "I Love You" together with a cheeky smile.

In this relationship, the most important thing I learned was …
that I can also make someone else happy. I have always thought that I am not good enough for anyone. I thought "Love" would only be in books and movie scenes until she came and made everything real.

If there is any advice I can give my Asian friends who are in the AMWF relationships who would be …
to be true to themselves and have the courage to go out there and try to find the right one for you. Just give it all until you find the partner that will make your heart jump a little. Cultural and racial differences are just unnecessary backgrounds for great relationships. As long as you love each other unconditionally and try to overcome any differences between you, you will have a relationship that would last a lifetime.

Over the years, the Swahili language has increasingly found its place in the international film industry. While some films simply have short transcripts of Swahili, there are others that have entirely Swahili as the main language used in the dialogues between the characters. Below is a look at some of the award-winning and critically acclaimed films that have shown the use of language in their transcripts.

The Last King of Scotland

While this film was based on a fictional account of the life of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin, the primary language spoken by African characters in The Last King of Scotland was Swahili. But English is the main language of the film. In the movie, Forest Whitaker played Idi Amin and spoke a lot of Swahili when talking to other African characters. During the scenes where you speak Swahili, English subtitles are provided to let non-Swahili hunters understand what the characters are saying. For her role, Forest Whitaker won the award for Best Leading Actor at Oscars 2007 among other awards.

Nowhere in Africa

Nowhere in Africa is a German film released in 2001 that contains a lot of dialogue in the Swedish language. Other languages ​​shown in this movie are German and English. This film was adapted from an autobiographical novel of the same name written by Stefanie Zweig. The novel was based on a real Jewish family who immigrated to Kenya to begin farming during World War II to escape the Nazi anger in Germany. Directed by the Caroline link, the film starred Julianne Kohler and Merab Ninidze. This film also received an Oscar for best foreign language film in 2002, among other awards and critic praise.

Out of Africa

Out of Africa is an Oscar-winning film based on the novel of the same name and written by Isak Dinesen - also known as Karen Blixen. In 1985, the film from the novel was adapted by director Sydney Pollack and played Meryl Streep as Karen Blixen, with Robert Redford playing Denis Finch-Hatton. Since the film was based in Kenya and its protagonists were Kenyan settlers, there is much use of the Swahili language shown in the film. This is mainly found in conversations between protagonists and African characters, which represent Kenyans who in most cases had not learned the English language in the 1930s, which is the period when the film was canceled.

Other boxing services that have used Swahili include Lion King (1994), Mighty Joe Young (1998), George of The Jungle, Madagascar (2006) and Inception (2010).