Tuesday, July 17

Speedos - No thank you!

Another interesting tidbit about life in the Philippines... all the boys & men wear Speedos when swimming. (This must be a European thing.) In fact, my boys are typically the only ones wearing swimming trunks when we go down to the pool. This includes young kids all the way up to older men. It's a bit disturbing at times. For instance, today we went down to the pool after Nick's afternoon nap. There were just a few people there, including an old, white guy with his young, Filipino... girlfriend? wife? mistress? (I have no idea, really.) Remember the "old farts & young tarts" phrase that our relocation assistant, Cat, taught us? That described this couple to a tee! Here was this older man with a long, white hair combover & a beer belly wearing an eency weency tight black Speedo! It made me nauseous. But, to top it off... when he was helped out of the swimming pool by his young Filipino companion, we all got a lovely image of his backside, where his Speedo was not covering all it should be!!!!! That's what I mean by disturbing!!

We'll stick with our American swimming trunks!

6 comments:

Kristi said...

Ya know, we Americans are just so modest :)

owldog1 said...

Is there any restrictions on what we can send, like the Frosty Mini Wheats you mentioned?

Stephanie said...

If your kids outgrow their swimsuits and need new "American" ones, let us know! We'll sned you some more!

Lynn said...

Thanks for the great laugh today! Even though I know it was disgusting in just visualizing it in my mind's eye I just have to laugh! I hate those speedos and it seems like the older the man the more they wear them. Guess it is their way of maintaining their masculintiy. I remember several years ago seeing a woman in a bikini that was so see through you could see her pubic hair (too much info I'm sure) but I just thought to myself, do you have a clue? What made it worse is that it was a woman I knew from church! I struggled with whether I should say something and have to admit I never did. Thank you for keeping modesty as a value!

Becky said...

now i have to think of new Christmas presents...I was going to send speedos.

Jenn said...

YUCK!!! Thanks for the mental image! So much for getting romantic with Tom tonight! :)