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tv   Looking For Love In The Faroes  Al Jazeera  September 23, 2017 6:32am-7:00am AST

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but you know what no matter what he hears we're going to handle it for a leave me. russia's foreign minister said the leaders of the u.s. and north korea need to stop trading insults at each other and start talking with them all know the students we need to come to the hotheads and understand that we need who says we need some contacts if people want to act as mediators i would actively welcome that. could be one of the neutral european countries but was talked about by general secretary could tell us tens of thousands of people in puerto rico are being moved from their homes fears a dam my break after was damaged by hurricane maria at least six people were killed when the hurricane hit the island on wednesday almost thirty people have been killed over drivers won't be allowed to pick up fares in london for next month the company is losing its license to operate there london's transport authority saying it is worried about public safety it says it hasn't been doing enough to check
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drivers' backgrounds or medical conditions accuses london of being closed to innovative companies it plans to appeal the decision those are the headlines you have today we're back with more after one o one east. the remote windswept farrow islands are a world away from tropical southeast asia. but hundreds of asian women are moving to the south park to islands between norway and iceland amid a shortage of local women. i'm steve cho on this episode a one a one east we meet those traveling to the far reaches of the earth to look for love.
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at first sight the faroe islands make your heart skip a beat. secluded in the north atlantic ocean it's striking mountains a cloaked in fog there's not a tree or a person inside hard to imagine for someone from the philippines and looking so dish know who else. push the house this is hers is thinking. many have never heard about this tiny country at the door of the arctic circle especially in tropical thailand when i told my friend that i going to be in fair island they say why you keep it there. home to only
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fifty thousand people and eighty thousand sheep. it's also cold and wet. and the straining a lot. and in darkness for more than half of the year. went. it feels very clue blooming. everything it's like shock because we come from one country and big country and then here is so small. but stay a while and something happens in a place that seems like it's on the edge of the earth women from afar of finding something they yearn for.
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i've come to find out what it is. hundreds of women from asia moving to the faroe islands and being from a warm climate myself i can understand how they survive one long dark winter let alone the rest of their lives. they marry far always men often who they know little about but don't assume they aren't in charge of the destinies to find love you have to take a risk. and as the local running stop the pride of the islands and of his parents mary joyce and dan thompson. mary joy was one of the first philippine is to move to the faroe islands more than fifteen years ago.
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so. they married in the philippines in two thousand and two dan had written her love like his for two years after seeing a photo of mary joyce babysitting her cousin's children because i had also married a fair always man. yeah i asked my address and started right. first it was an introduction i was how. the single and the as for. all the. trying to sell himself. one day decided to come to philippines and. he proposed majorly and he wants to get married and what did you think when you first saw him. into the same man this is how the peace chairman. ten days after arriving in the philippines
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they were husband and wife. thanks yes twenty and yeah but it's ok. for me. from billy knowing each other to today they've come a long way my guy and i are there and everybody knew what i brought up because
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where your boys are. along with their athletics on hand and they have two other children leah who's twelve and daniel age. right where i'm tagging along on this excursion while the boys try to catch lunch down. memory with her was. done can trace his ancestry in the fact. the islands back to eight hundred fifty. they fished in these waters and they were the land. he's
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a man of few words what made you want to go all the way. yeah. so. that's what. you must have said something right because. i think so. but. nothing. deficient biting today and when it comes to my questions neither is dan. men don't give up.
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despite our best efforts at fishing we return home empty handed but luckily mary joy had defrosted the last catch just in case so what's in the. you know it's not you also oh it's so. ok and that's not all they've been cooking up and you're pregnant you're expecting wow. in january yes. can i help with anything. it's not so. thank you. that's right. you can tell us we're doing. that so.
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yeah i heard of mary joyce clearly at home in the faroe islands. she speaks fluent fairways went to university here and works as a supervisor at an afterschool program for children and teenagers how hard is the language it's very hard. to borrow the different language. from different languages and i have seen and it's not all the time that google translator working at this i think you're very persistent to do. and three children i work also son. and where do you work when they met dan worked at sea on a fishing boat trip to the philippines to meet mary joy with his first asia. oh it was like. when she. was a mason. now he works for
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the faroe islands electricity company so that he can be with the family at home. because it's very good thank you and i'm very lucky to have them because they help a lot of home so unless i'll be here. what's the main difference between filipino men and fairies men filipino mouthing their my party alcohol their fathers the head of the family and the sky and all but here it's more equality we both this i'd be able to. marry joy also wanted more opportunities than the philippines could offer her. is your life now what you imagined it would be or is it and that different. all of us have to say here.
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women like mary joyful feel a big need on the faroe islands over the last decades young women have been leaving in droves. limited opportunities and a limited gene pool will have meant that they've gone abroad prefer a more choice in life and lot. there are now fifteen hundred fewer women than men between the ages of eighteen and sixty so how do the men feel about it.
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for no crowbar is my guide to the fair always my own mind is up ahead a group of here or you who's a person and if i go with off we're going to have. others up. though. a journalist and a local rock star finn is one of the most eligible bachelors on the island. he says he's not worried about a shortage of women he's not looking for love but he wouldn't mind a female touch. her for a bachelor party or. almost the same process this one really watch watch more cos it's a bit bachelor. you need someone to know. the correct way of and. i'm not really that's one thing ok.
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leaving my broom behind i take up fitness offer to visit his bachelor pad. it's a glorious evening drive. during summer in the faroe islands daylight stretches for twenty hours. and when the fog lifts the scenery is breathtaking. i'm looking forward to hearing more about what the modern fairways man looks for in an ideal woman. yeah. thank you this is the battle of how this is the best. finish says he hasn't tried to find a woman from asia but he knows many men who have nice view if the women aren't
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there it's difficult yeah you can't invent a woman so yeah you have to find women elsewhere and the easiest way is. the asian countries. yes welcome to my terrace he describes a trend among men his age to look for a match online i have a friend who got this heartbroken by affair with his woman and he just said i have had enough so we went on the internet and agency foreign women of the philippines and he found himself a philippine girl and half. six months later she was in the very ones and they live happily she doesn't speak for me so i am talk to her but he's found love and it's more simple simple life what do you mean by the simple life you know
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where. i live where we're. bit more old fashioned where we're there where there's. the man role where the man works if he works and he makes all the money and and she is at home making making him dinner and breakfast and. cleaning so the traditional exactly yeah traditional roles what do you think about the women coming here how do you think they see themselves in the society here you know it's very difficult because. especially the women from. they don't really have a voice here in the fire lines we don't hear what they think that we don't hear them in the media but yes i mean yeah yeah. yeah.
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and also. it's very easy for the media to you know just go after the bad stories you know the problems but there are really. many love stories out there really are . to find out if that's true i'm meeting some of the faroe islands new female residents mary joy was one of only a few foreigners when she arrived today there are nearly three hundred women from asia living here. now here. similar. mary joyce introduces me to her circle and i learned that as well as her cousin. and her mother have also married far always men since she moved here so this is your mother and that's it. do you like living here yeah the experience was. useful. so it's like
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a family reunion. the most common way for women to me to far away is man i discovered isn't through the internet but through other family members we have stories to your sisters. are you married to brothers and. unfortunately first bunkhouse my brother. my first here police at her home here. we have a friend. just. it's all started like. often the women moving to the pharaoh's are not young brides but women who are marrying a second time and starting afresh and so you've got your children yeah yeah yeah and to them i could hear. him in a lot of. more of the end of he and my. well it's now in.
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i'm touched by the honesty of grace who came here six years ago to begin a new life with her family as husband he said. oh you write me. a note joyce. six years is not yet in. your life and. we don't yet know what's. right what about love over. this love. love is so nice to sacrifice. these women rely on each other for moral support friendship and help navigating their new country it's not always easy but they're happy here and feel it's
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a good place to raise their children here is we have or see. us as a visionary at the. gate and no one locks the doors. of. the last five years. but sometimes they can be trouble in paradise. in the village of whole speak. from thailand for me my experience with my ex is not least. ten years ago she met a fair always man through
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a friend in thailand. she moved here and they married did you think it was going to be like a fairy tale i was thinking life before i moved here i was thinking like that it should be like a dream or something because. i watch. so much television so much and i read that picture in man like it's going to be like la. but when i. been here. everything just like it's a very hard time. numb forney's careful what she says her relationship ended badly and the faroe islands is a small place. it's not work out so me and my man is not work out about for you so really well. but instead of going back to thailand now i'm from decided to stay and build
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a new life on her own stand up for my sail this strong on my sail and i bought a house hair and my car and i have a good job i have a beautiful kid. her daughter natasha is four and her son joseph is nine. now i'm from his mother sister and niece a visit to the summer holidays. it's the first time she's had them here in her new home. i remembered that. they call me they say now you get a visa so you can stay here then i go bank and asking can you open an account for me because. i want to work and i ask you where the first company is they told me that his company that way that way and then i just go out and start walk to the way
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that they told me i give you a job yeah they give me a job i'm having. worked her way up left the fish factory and is now a manager at a local food business my family feels good again i can say this is my home. because every day i more happy i have like beautiful kids and good job and i can minute myself i can like take care my sail what would you tell a woman who's thinking of moving to the faroe islands if i can tell them i want to stay in this country is a very beautiful and then people especially. but if you want to run. it's a good idea that. you might to spend and learn. more longer you can then you can decide if everything is not what you have to be like a strong woman is
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a very hard time for you to start everything alone. while. the faroe islands is a place where the course of life has always been certain. afternoon or a good time. to stay in the league change. yes in. a place where each generation mocks the passing of the one before. a place where tradition matters. like the national festival which brings everyone out to the streets to celebrate the long
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bright summer nights. as they have for generations the roads will do battle at sea. and the runners compete on the land. but take a look at the winner of the i'm to seventeen it's hands alan thompson a sign that things are changing on the faroe islands. in this small confident country disagreements about allowing foreigners in a strikingly absent war. in the lead. in marrying a pharaoh island women from asia get more than a husband or a family they become part of
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a tribe. perhaps that's why they stay even if things go wrong. against the odds in the most unlikely destination they find a place in their hearts they call home. and. they fought through. were americans until they broke the law are now they're deported to cambodia for life. when he's with the families fighting for their loved ones at this time on al jazeera. in this life the most incredible stories are often true. and cheering go on experiences. makes the on from you know for me or. in this life
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