Saudi King Abdullah gave Mr Obama, his wife and daughters nearly 0,000 in luxury baubles in 2009, including the single most valuable gift reported to have been given to U. officials that year: a ruby and diamond jewelry set, including earrings, a ring, a bracelet and necklace, for the First Lady worth 2,000.
In the world of politics, where everything means something, what can be gleaned from the exchanges?
In 2009, former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown gave gifts worth some $16,500, including a pen and holder made from the wood of the warship HMS Gannet, which played a role in Victorian era anti-slavery efforts.
Here are the most common misconceptions that I want to clear up – We would love to hear other Filipinas’ stories so please feel free to share your experience below !
Yes, there are perhaps some Filipinas who have this reason but not in most cases!
Also, if you travel in mostly Asian countries, having a Filipino passport has way more advantage than his, he has to pay more than me!
UPDATE: We’re engaged and getting married next year!In fact, Jon keeps asking me about how he can get a permanent resident’s visa in the Philippines.So maybe it’s actually foreign men who need the visa, not the Filipinas!When we decided to pursue our around-the-world backpacking journey together, we both worked hard to build our initial funds! No matter what success we experience, people might still think it’s because the Magic white man got us here.I even had five freelance jobs at the same time in Hanoi, Vietnam as we wanted to save more than ever! I want to be modest here, but straight to the point. This website was started by me, Jon wasn’t really into it, but with a little persuasion he joined in and started writing too. We both became yoga teachers and Ayurveda massage therapists because of my crazy idea of supporting our long term travels.He also sent first daughters Sasha and Malia Obama diamond earrings and necklaces worth more than ,000.