By the way, if you're looking for a hotel near Manila Airport, DO NOT choose the RAF Mansion.
Despite its rather grand name it has consistently terrible guest reviews from unsuspecting travelers.
But to get a sense of what it would actually be like to live there, you'll probably want to avoid impersonal accommodations and elect to stay in timeshare rentals instead.
With timeshares you can immerse yourself in the culture of the Philippines and imagine what your daily life would be like.
However it's quite often that a Filipina (lady from the Philippines) has already captured his heart and he settles there permanently and starts a family.