Just while you watch that skinny 19 year old or so local girl process your order you feel how someone puts her hand on your shoulder. (notice the slight difference in words compared to Thailand where they ask “Where you from? ”) What is also different to the land of smiles: Upon serving your drink you need to sign the “invoice”, basically just a small paper stating the name of your drink along with the price.
You turn around and look in the dark eyes of a bar girl who makes the impression that you are destined for each other even before her asking the standard introduction questions: Hi, how are you? They do that to prevent issues from (drunk) customers who claim they have ordered only three lady drinks and not four and the like.
Then she might just hope that you really like her and become her boyfriend and support her that way.
They seem so much more innocent, friendly, understanding, just like a “normal” girl over here and not like those frightening, obviously business oriented, mature and often even drug addicted prostitutes of the western world.
Filipina bar girls can make you feel it’s their first month working and you are one of their first customers if they feel like you are on holiday and haven’t got a lot of experience yet (and they are good in figuring that out).
Either way, the average price would be like 2,000 Pesos.
Some of the really attractive ones may be asking for 3,000 Pesos, but if you are getting on well enough it’s not unusual that she would be fine with just 1,000 or 1,500 Pesos.
Alternatively, at the sports bars things look a little different.