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 […]

Silver Bullet Solutions and the Typical Filipino Mindset: A Losing Combination

It seems simple enough of course, right? A small silver bullet will kill a rampaging werewolf. Actually, this idea is actually more recent than most people may think but that’s not the point here. What I’m trying to show is that this is an idea that is all too appealing to many because of how simple […]

The Philippines contributes nothing but its VICTIMHOOD to the South China Sea crisis

Read articles about the South China Sea conflict on foreign media sites like Bloomberg, TIME, CNN, the BBC, and even Singapore’s The Straits Times, and you will find the real major players in the flashpoint mentioned liberally — China, the United States, and Japan. Perhaps even Vietnam. What is notable about international media coverage of […]

Filipinos and their Squatter Mentality culture

Whether it be Moros demanding the “right” to carve out big resource-rich chunks of Mindanao and call it their very own autonomous Sharia-governed Islamic paradise or actual squatters that are, well, squatting on property owned by law-abiding tax-paying people, the argument of choice fielded by apologists of these “oppressed” communities is that they are “victims”. […]