A beautiful and intelligent Filipina lady friend in the United States had married a handsome, romantic man who turned out to be an incredibly talented bigtime criminal and she suffered, nay languished, for years in a marriage she could not end, for some strange reason or the other. Finally, the very opportunity she had been waiting for arose and she was able to leave the very difficult marriage. It was time to start all over again…
Years later, she met a divorced man who became everything her first husband was not. He was a hardworking, honest, conservative man who had built up a large fortune from the construction of highrise condominium buildings and housing developments all over California. He fell head over heels in love with her because she was the only beautiful woman he had ever met with whom he could have the most interesting and most intelligent conversations. It was a meeting of brains. He informed his three children, away at college, that he had finally found a lady who could make him happy again. He proposed that they live together, and she acceded, but she made it clear that it would stop there: No Marriage.
He piled lavish gifts on her: jewelry by Graff, Cartier, Verdura, Bulgari, Martin Katz; watches by Patek Philippe, Vacheron & Constantin, Chopard; dresses by Ghesquiere, Theyskens, and Lhuillier; shoes from Vivier, Blahnik, Louboutin; bags by Hermes; exotic vacations at the ends of the world; spa weekends; all the best performances at the Segerstrom Concert Hall and everywhere else; life coaches; exclusive yogis; personal trainers; the works. He stopped short of buying her a department store!!! He presented her with three large houses in succession — Carbon Beach in Malibu, Pelican Crest in Newport Beach, and Santa Barbara — all in her name. He bought a new plane and a new “boat” [ yacht ] expressly for her. He repeatedly begged her to marry him, and her answer was repeatedly “No.”
One simply couldn’t ask for more. But then, one could always ask for something else…
“Will you please convince her to marry me??? Please, please, please??? Will you please convince her to marry me???” He pleaded with her best friend. Best Friend just shook her head and shrugged.
Later that afternoon, the Filipina Lady and her Best Friend [ a white American lady ] went for a walk at the beach. Best Friend decided to get to the bottom of the matter…
“Please, why don’t you just marry him so he’ll keep quiet???!!!” importuned Best Friend.
“No way!!! Not another divorce!!!” She countered.
“Divorce??? Who’s talking of Divorce???” asked Best Friend quizzically.
“Of course!!! What if I find a Better One???!!!??? There’s always another one at the corner, you know… What if Brad Pitt dumps Angelina Jolie for Me???!!!” She joked.