I don’t think I ever got around to watching last week’s Real Housewives of Melbourne! Ooops. Manila’s department of Tourism must have a big budget as this is the second Real Housewives franchise to be flown in to increase interest in Manila tourism. They are having a huge Tourism campaign in 2015 to try to convince us that it is a very safe place to visit.
That one dreadful women took a couple of other ladies shopping. meh.
There was a ridiculous dog show where Gamble entered her dog despite not having a lick of training or apparently any interest in the event whatsoever. meh
Janet Meets with Lydia, Chyka and Jackie to update them on her “tea company.” This is the fake storyline to explain the trip to manila where they will all be joining Janet to meet with a “tea master.” It has nothing to do with the fact that Manila is paying people to come film their fair city. Lydia’s maid is from the Philippines. This is about the extent of everyone’s knowledge of the country. Which is why they are having such a huge tourism push to start with.
Gamble’s sister is in town to see a cosmetic surgeon. Gamble admits to having had $90,000 worth of surgery but seems to think that $20,000 of that doesn’t really count because that was to correct some bad surgery she had previously. Gamble’s sister looks lovely, yet Gamble is encouraging her to have all sorts of things done.
Chyka and Jackie are planning Gamble’s “hen party.” Since when are these two Gamble’s BFFs? Of course there must be strippers and Chyka is super into the process of selection the…um… talent. As perverted as I am, I have never cared for male strippers. It’s just one of those things you do once and try to avoid whenever possible thereafter.
The ladies go to a charity poker event. It’s Lydia, Pettifleur, Chyka and Jackie. Was it really a $10,ooo buy in? Lydia has a new man named Shane. She says they are just friends. She also said she had a good hand in order to make Chyka fold. They are most likely banging. Or shagging as they say down under.
There is way too much Pettifleur in this episode. Pettifleur is take about ten handbags. Why? I know I always say this but women who don’t know how to pack to travel just irks the piss out of me. Lydia’s housekeeper gives her a letter to give to her parents if she sees them. Because Manila is a town with such a tiny population? I suppose they will probably find the parents and shoot a scene.
This batch 0f housewives stays at the Solaire. I hope these women have better travel manners than their American counterparts.
Jackie brought her stylist to the Philippines. Because he is from the Philippines. Jackie doesn’t know what couture means. But that doesn’t stop her from saying it every fifteen seconds.
Gina, Chyka and Gamble have a cocktail before shopping and begin to discuss Pettifleur’s book, Switch the Bitch. Chyka has read it and she googled and found Omarosa book called, The Bitch Switch. Chyka asks Gina if that is a legal issue. I really don’t think that it is. There are lots of books out there with the exact same name as others. Now if the content is a rip off of Omarosa’s book that will be a problem. Gina says she finds the title degrading to women regardless. Gamble doesn’t know how to say feminist. She says fenimist. Fenimist sounds like a douche, or a vaginal deodorant of some sort.
Pettifleur, Lydia and Janet go jewelry shopping. Pettifleur says that she thinks Gina is racist toward her and is always taking little digs at her about her race.
Later, Chyka, Janet, Gamble and Pettifleur enjoy drinks on the rooftop terrace of the hotel. Such a beautiful sunset. Chyka drops this comment, “What about when we came in from the airport. Did you see all the kids playing in the rubbish? But they’re happy and they love it.” Yes, children just love living in the slums. On the other hands Pettifleur was saddened to see all the small boys cleaning windshield in traffic trying to earn enough money to feed themselves and possibly their families.
Later the ladies all meet for dinner at the hotel restaurant which Lydia informs us is on the “seventy-one-th” floor. She informs us that means it is really high up.
Pettifleur asks Chyka what she thought about her book. Chyka points out that the constant use of the word bitch was not particularly empowering to women. She also brings up that there is already a book with a very similar title. Pettifleur is aware of the other book. Pettifleur says Gina’s concern is “goobleygoosh.”
Gamble takes this golden moment in time to explain that the reason she can’t pronounce some words correctly is because she has hearing problems.
An argument breaks out between Gina and Pettifleur get into an argument. Gina says, “You can back right off , I’m not interested in your opinion and you can keep it to yourself. Thank you. I don’t want to hear your opinion. I wouldn’t read your book, especially now because I know you.”
NEXT WEEK: The dinner brawls continue. Gina and Jackie get into it and Jackie says Gina: “When’s the last time you had a shag? That’s what you need, a fucking good root.” I think that advice should be heeded by all of them. Pettifleur starts with Gina being ugly to her because of her race. Jackie jumps in on Pettifleur’s side so Gina tells Jackie to fuck off. Jackie returns the insult and shoot Gina the bird. Ah bitching at each other over dinner, it seems to be a Real Housewives staple.