I am retired and always loved South East Asia but I'm not sure I'd like to move there and be alone.Over the last 3 years she has been totally honest, open and loyal to me. I'm 59, she's 21 but from the very first time we met we have have got on so well you'd never think of that age difference.Not because I had been harboring anti-foreigner feelings. Race has never been an issue and never will be an issue for me.I just never entertained the possibility of getting involved with a foreigner -- much less envisioned it would happen to me. For the simple reason that I wasn't in the market for a man.
But within weeks of leaving his friends and family to join his girlfriend in her native country, his dream of happiness has vanished - to be replaced by a nightmare he could never have anticipated.
If you asked me years ago exactly what I thought about relationships between a Filipina and a foreigner I probably would have given a different answer.
And you probably wouldn't have liked what I had to say.
Adultery is illegal in the Philippines, where it can incur a seven-year jail sentence.
Now, just weeks after the birth of baby Janina, Cynthia's estranged husband - who is considered the child's legal father in the Philippines - is determined to see the pair imprisoned if they do not pay him £7,000 compensation.
"I have done nothing wrong and yet I have found myself in this horrendous situation.