How Filipinos can stop being Martial Law ‘victims’

There is a saying: Success is the best revenge. When someone wrongs you, you could either choose to be a victim or go on to be successful. Not the Philippines. It seems the Philippines chooses to remain a victim of “the Martial Law regime” of the late former President Ferdinand Marcos. Indeed, the theme of […]

Jejomar Binay: The Devil You Know…

“Evil is evil. Lesser, greater, middling… It makes no difference. The degree is arbitrary, the definition is blurred. If I must choose between one evil and another, I’d rather not choose at all.” ~Geralt of Rivia, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Hello again dear readers of GRP, Thaddeus Grimwald here! Anyway, as of this writing, I […]

My New Year’s Resolution

Just like my Christmas Wish List, I’m just putting this up for Heaven knows why. I just thought perhaps someone might read, understand and do the same thing. However, I’m all too aware of the less astute readers (or more accurately “glancers”) out there who will not only fail to understand but will not even bother to […]

Will the Pinoy Way ever work?

The Pinoy Way is that set of behaviors, mannerisms, and cultural idiosyncrasies which have become a staple and hallmark of Filipino culture and society as we see it manifest today. Filipino culture is seemingly built up on three pillars of dysfunction. This means that all the observed dysfunctional behaviors of Filipinos as of yet (I […]

Filipino Irresponsibility, Perversion, Sadism, Stupidity, Hypocrisy: How Media Mirrors Its Audience

So, I’m assuming you’ve read my previous article and the overwhelming reactions to it. Did it hurt? Well, I certainly hope it did. I haven’t even started yet, mind you. See, one thing I noticed about the lot of you, when people try to be nice, you just up and ignore them. It’s only when people […]

The Fantasy Genre In The Philippines: Another Misleading Medium

Well, as you people have probably guessed by now, I am a huge fan of the fantasy genre. I enjoy the stories written by J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis as well as more modern authors like Jim Butcher, Charles Stross and Robert Jordan. I am also a gamer and am a regular at Tera Online and am eagerly […]

The Obsession with Victimhood and Why It Will Never Get Us Anywhere

“Everybody’s got dead people! But it makes no excuse to letting everyone else around get killed along the way!” ~Rocket Raccoon, Guardians of the Galaxy As I have mentioned in a previous article, I think that it is essentially our issues with being victims that has, time and time again, led us into ruin. While I certainly […]

Pinoy Victim Mentality: One of the Philippines’ Greatest Obstacles

Before I begin, let me tell you something my counselor and later boss told me. “There’s a big difference between a loser and a wuss, Grimwald. A loser might lose a lot but that implies that he keeps trying anyway. Sure, he loses a  lot but sooner or later he’s going to win. A wuss […]