I recently got convinced to post my datasheets also in the forum, so here we go:
I have been in Manila in July 2011.
- Republic: in the Marriot hotel, upscale, expensive (club Opus is also nearby)
- Icon in the Intercontinental hotel is said to be similar (but less popular) than the Republic
- Fiamma: upscale, young, rich kids
- The fort: Some clubs (Embassy is closed, there is another club next to it, I didn’t go inside) and bars. 7 high is nearby (upscale).
- Eastwood city: some bars, the waiter said there is also a club open in the weekends (on Tuesday there was nobody)
- In Makati, close to the A. Venue shopping mall: Time748, Attica
- B-side: we went there Fridays for a facebook party, quite small, no cute girls, alternative place, no air-conditioning. Girl from the hostel said Sundays there is a reggae party there.
- Guilly’s island: full, few white, tables, they cheated me, bad area.
Bar with prostitutes (I went there for a midget fight, don’t ask): all but one prostitute were not hot.
Eastwood city: empty.
Republic: all girls surround tables and are in mixed groups, except for some hookers that are with a white guy that stands at the bar. In general, girls are not hot. I approach some girls, they didn’t want to talk with me. Finally a 4 set of only girls, I talk to one, she holds my hand and gives me her number, she replies to my first SMS but not anymore when I ask her out. And she was ok, but not hot.
Time748: nearly empty.
Day: With a friend I go to SM shopping mall (the biggest mall in Manila) and the bay close to shopping mall. No hot girls. After lowering my standards, I approach 3 shop clerks: the first one, a male clerk joins the conversation and obviously wants to get rid of me, the second one, calls her ugly friend to help me, the third, in the supermarket, I get her number, but she never replies.
Couchsurfing party: I meet the CS that I was supposed to meet on Monday, she turns out to be not hot, I cancel the Monday meeting later. I get the number of a Chinese (quite cute) and the best looking Philippina, but she is still not really hot (more about both girls later). Otherwise few good looking Couch-Surfers, as I leave some new ones arrive, I have no time to check them out. Too many guys anyway, and super fucking hot!
Fiamma: some ok looking girls, but not easy to meet them. I stay in the smoking area, outside. I meet one that speaks German, but I lose her. More rejections. Before going out I get the number of one girl that says I can join her next week, never to be heard of again. I meet Lila, who seems nice, her friend has a car, she tells me about all her travels, speaks very good English, she is only 18 but except for her dental brace quite hot. We go to Guilly’s, a friend joins me and he doesn’t like the place and we never meet the friends that she talked about earlier she would introduce us to. I pay the taxi and her beer; she gets us in the club for free, and pays for some food. I don’t try too hard, don’t want to look like a sex-tourist.
On the street I meet a girl close to the fort, get her number (I want to arrange a meeting for the next days, but she says she is busy during the week, wants to meet me Friday, but I can’t, I’m in Boracay. Anyway, I am sure she was not a hooker. The only girl that I met in Manila that I am sure that was not a hooker and that responded to my SMS.)
7 high, mostly mixed sets, loud music, my friend fails with the only 2 alone girls there.
Attica: again, ugly girls, mostly mixed sets, tables …
We meet Lila again, she gets us for free in the Guilly’s island again, she introduces us her friends (2 hookers? 4 guys, and one girlfriend), the guys don’t speak, one of the girls behaves like a hooker, Lila leaves us alone and parties at another table. When it comes to paying the first round of drinks, the waiter wants me to pay for the drinks of everyone, Lila comes and says I shouldn’t pay, but leaves again without helping, it gets intimidating, we pay and go, I see Lila while leaving, she just says “ah, ok” – what a bitc…. Ok, I lost only 600 Pesos, but still. Did she also try to hook me up with her hooker friends? And she tried to get me on another date the next day, she wants to choose the place, does she think I am so stupid? I met her in a nice club (Fiamma), and then this, I really don’t trust the local girls anymore.
Day: I meet a girl from CS, but she comes with 2 other girls from her hostel.
The girls in the mall are ugly again.
In the evening I meet the girl from China I met first on Friday, super slim, bring her back to my place, F-close.
Night: I meet again the CS from Sunday. We have a great evening, go to her place, but she doesn’t want to kiss. She apologizes for that the next day. By the way, she had a car with a driver, who was driving us around.
Saturday, after Boracay and Davao:
I meet the Philippine girl from the CS party, she is too posh for me, speaks about art and this and that nice place, doesn’t drink, I try to kiss her, no, but she doesn’t leave, I think she would need more time. We went to super elegant restaurant, talked about art, she doesn’t like bars, and wanted to go home early, afterwards I had the feeling I should have pushed harder, cause the next day she wrote that she was tempted to join me in the club that I told her I would go afterwards (after I realized that she is quite reserved). But maybe that is just the style of normal girls there, that’s what they say in internet, they are reserved until they are alone with you. Hmm. (Kissing her in the bar didn’t work, but maybe in the club? Or taking her home?)
Philippine girls are simply not my type (in particular their face). And neither the one of most other travelers that I met there. Whenever I found one that looked quite ok she was a Chinese immigrant. In addition, like in Bangkok, there are many prostitutes. But the clubs are less nice, the city is less safe. I am sure that I’ll never go back to Manila.
My friend said: “the Lila story could have been more dramatically written (I can remember the weird guys in our table, looking like killers, and the beggars not leeting us close the taxi door hahah!) That was no fucking, but a fucking adventure!”
My friend also told me: “Not one guy at the hostel got any ph girl in Manila. Even x that got quite a few in other areas but not there.” He staid there for nearly 2 weeks.
An addition from me: Recently I have been to a marriage of a Philippine couple. She is one of the most beautiful, nice and cool girls I have ever met.