A topic that made it to the trending list of Daum tonight is that of Korean moms in the Philippines. On MBC’s Reality Eye, they featured a story on Korean moms accompanying their children to study in the Philippines. For about 3 million won (roughly 3,000 USD) a month, a Korean mom can experience “utopia”. She could afford to hire a housekeeper and a driver and send her child to a private school or hire a private tutor. Korean parents send their kids to the Philippines to study English or attend private schools. The Korean mom who accompanies her child to the Philippines to study is called “기러기 엄마” or goose mom.
However, a scandalous activity is exposed on MBC’s Reality Eye. Apparently, a few Korean moms also spend money on going to massage parlors or nightclubs. There they spend money on men. One man said he receives 20,000 pesos per week from his Korean benefactor.
On the screen captures above:
First photo caption: Many Korean moms come here.
Second photo caption: The Korean women only like our bodies.
It would seem that these Korean moms are enjoying their freedom in the Philippines. They don’t have to do household chores as they can pay for house help, food is cheap and education for their kids is in English.
On the other hand, Korean dads left in South Korea feast on instant noodles and experience depression from living alone.