Australian ex-aircraft engineer enjoys simple life as food cart vendor with Pinay wife in Batangas

  • An Australian national left his country to live a simple life with his Pinay wife in the Philippines
  • Adam Barry and Cherry works in a food cart in Lipa, Batangas
  • Many residents were a bit surprised to see a foreigner selling their favorite Pinoy street foods

Truly, money cannot buy happiness as an Australian retiree left a comfortable life to live a simple one with his Filipina wife.

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Adam Barry, who’s from Adelaide, Australia used to be an aircraft engineer. After years of working, his life turned around when he found the love of his life, a Filipina named Cherry. According to Cherry, she met Adam on an online dating site and was captivated on how good of a man the Australian national is. She said Adam is hardworking, kind, patient and they always work things out.

Cherry said, “Iba po siya. Masipag po siya, tinutulungan ako sa bahay, tapos kapag may problema, pinag-uusapan namin.”

Adam left Australia to retire and spend the rest of his days in the Philippines with Cherry. Since then, the two have been together and living a humble life in Lipa, Batangas. Adam and Cherry decided to open a food cart and sell siomai, burger, “palamig” and other foods.

Adam said he has no regrets when he chose love and lived in the Philippines. He even called his present situation “a good life.” He said, “No regrets at all coming to the Philippines. The life we have here, the cats, the food cart, it’s a good life.”

Adam shared he loves residing in the Philippines because of how happy the Filipinos are. He also enjoys selling because he gets to meet different kinds of people.

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Meanwhile, many residents of Lipa were also surprised to see a foreigner selling their usual Pinoy street food.

“First time ko po makita na sa food cart, hindi Pilipino ang nagtitinda, dito pa sa probinsiya ah,” Miguel German, Jr. told ABS-CBN. “Nakaka-proud po kasi nakikita ko po sa kaniya na may pus0ng Pinoy siya,” Miriam Salazar, a Batangueño said.

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