Thursday, December 24, 2015

The True Christmas Pinoy Spirit

True story: Its Christmas Eve and it should be no one was stirring not even a mouse", except for that vehicle that roared passed blaring "mahal natin Makati!!!!". This is the Philippines where there is absolutely no use in telling our slimy politicians to give it a rest. I am sure in many Christmas services there will be people bringing up the offertory bread and wine who the commentators will mention what office they are running for or are trying to get reelected.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Noynoy Gay The Debate


From Ed Lopez:Four years after I wrote this, everything falling into place. — at ABS-CBN studio.
Posted by Showbiz Government on Monday, 21 December 2015

Uselessness of Beauty Pageants


Throwback: "Pinoys have an international reputation as taking pageants seriously. Do a Google Search. Is that something...
Posted by GetRealPhilippines.COM on Sunday, 20 December 2015

Thursday, December 17, 2015

BFF Twins


Conjoined idiot twins. Nice armpit, Mar.
Posted by Showbiz Government on Monday, 14 December 2015

Carlos Celdran Knows All


Throwback: "No one put a gun to his head to read the website. Then why bring it up? GRP is a website that compiles...
Posted by GetRealPhilippines.COM on Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Just Repeat Whatever Cult Tells You


Throwback: "The paid attendance for all NFL teams exceed the declared capacity of the yet unfinished Philippines Arena....
Posted by GetRealPhilippines.COM on Monday, 14 December 2015

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Noynoy Telling The Press What I Say

We love to see him run over by the train.

Posted by Showbiz Government on Saturday, 12 December 2015

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Piss Be With You A Photo Essay


"Why they ignore the bathroom sink after they have handled their junk prior to taking a whiz is beyond me. Ladies again...
Posted by GetRealPhilippines.COM on Sunday, 29 November 2015

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Its All About Kris All The Time


Throwback: "Pinoys love competition in a vacuum. That way they always come out on top. This is done to create the illusion of relevancy despite the fact reality says otherwise."
Posted by GetRealPhilippines.COM on Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Rerun Noynoy Giving Up The 44 and Tom Clancy


Throwback: "In Clear and Present Danger, the motivation for mobilizing troops might be seen as similar to what some...
Posted by GetRealPhilippines.COM on Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

We love Noynoy Iqbal and the BBL.


"The BBL at its core believes in expunging all the past sins of the MILF like they were never ever committed. Sins...
Posted by GetRealPhilippines.COM on Monday, 16 November 2015

Saturday, November 14, 2015

APEC Is Here


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

We Love Mar Roxas


Throwback: "If Binay is the cancer , let me guess : Mar Roxas is the cure??? In May 2016 we will see how the Filipino voter has evolved since 2010."
Posted by GetRealPhilippines.COM on Saturday, 7 November 2015

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Get Real Philippines Is A Positive Website


Throwback: "I am not anti Filipino however I am anti dumb. Would you consider me anti Filipino if what makes them go...
Posted by GetRealPhilippines.COM on Friday, 30 October 2015

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Why Pinoys Could Care Less About Baseball

 I am not making a case that pinoys should adapt baseball. Actually I don’t believe they can since baseball has been called “a thinking man’s game”. 






Throwback: "...when you go the instant gratification route it does not feel as earned."

Posted by GetRealPhilippines.COM on Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Separated At Birth








Watching a fair amount of post season baseball during the last week I noticed something I doubt many of you know. Tormund from Game of Thrones also plays third base ( one of my old positions) on the Los Angeles Dodgers. There is no end to this man's talent. 

Friday, October 9, 2015

Cory Still Giving Sage Advice


Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Dedication to Basketball Does Not Translate To Wins


Throwback: "There is a sentiment out there that all people should be happy for Gilas. Another secret is the team will do...
Posted by GetRealPhilippines.COM on Monday, 5 October 2015

Tightening the Bond TRAGEDY DREW THE CLOSE-KNIT INDIANS EVEN CLOSER


http://www.si.com/vault/1993/04/05/128320/tightening-the-bond-tragedy-drew-the-close-knit-indians-even-closer

Tightening the Bond TRAGEDY DREW THE CLOSE-KNIT INDIANS EVEN CLOSER

THE PICNIC ON LITTLE LAKE Nellie was organized by two new members
of the Cleveland Indian family, pitchers Tim Crews and Bobby Ojeda.
The outing, on March 22 at Crews's lakefront house, was put together
at the last minute, however, and most of the other Cleveland players
already had plans for the only scheduled off day of spring training.
Pitcher Steve Olin, the leader of the Indian family, went because he
wanted to be with the new guys, to make them feel more welcome.
That was what Steve Olin was all about. That is what the 1993
Indians are all about. In this free-agent era, with players switching
teams constantly and team loyalty fading fast, clubhouse talk of a
team-as-family is often hollow and contrived. But not so in
Cleveland. With so many young players at their core, the Indians are
growing up together.
And when Olin and Crews were killed in a boating accident on that
little lake 25 miles west of Orlando, Fla., the Indians wept
together. It was dark when Crews, with Olin and Ojeda seated on
either side of him, apparently steered his 18-foot bass boat too
close to shore and struck a dock jutting 185 feet into the water.
Olin, 27, was killed instantly, and Crews, 31, died 10 hours later
from head injuries. Ojeda had surgery for severe head lacerations.
The Indians' unusual closeness was evident when 10 players
gathered in pitcher Charles Nagy's room for an all-night vigil after
hearing of the accident; at a team meeting the next morning, when 40
players huddled around manager Mike Hargrove and cried; at a memorial
service in Winter Haven, Fla., 48 hours after the tragedy, when
former Indian Andre Thornton, who lost his wife and a child in a car
accident a few years ago, gave a stirring eulogy that left the
players with tears in their eyes and smiles on their faces.
On March 25, before Cleveland's first game following the accident,
Hargrove said, ''There's a tremendous sense of family here. It's a
concept to take hold of. We have a lot of personalities and
nationalities here, but what we have in common is a sense of
responsibility to each other. We have problems like any team. But I
can't imagine doing anything else, anyplace else, with any people
other than these.''
Reliever Ted Power, who has been with seven teams in 13 years,
says, ''Nothing compares to the closeness on this team. I've never
heard from guys in the off-season as much as I have from these
guys.'' Adds Hargrove, who as a player spent almost seven years with
the Indians, ''On some teams you want five months away from your
teammates in the winter.''
It used to be that way in Cleveland, once a city where no one
wanted to play. But that began to change in December 1989, when the
Indians, who were losing about 90 games a year and were strapped for
cash, decided to rebuild with youth. They acquired catcher Sandy
Alomar Jr. and second baseman Carlos Baerga in an '89 trade that sent
star outfielder Joe Carter to the San Diego Padres. In '91
outfielders Glenallen Hill and Mark Whiten and pitcher Scott Scudder
were picked up in deals for veteran pitchers Tom Candiotti and Greg
Swindell. Other trades in the last two years, which at the time
appeared to be minor transactions, yielded centerfielder Kenny
Lofton, the runner-up in the '92 American League Rookie of the Year
vote, and first baseman Paul Sorrento. What's more, a rejuvenated
farm system produced Nagy, Olin and leftfielder Albert Belle.
The result is a Cleveland team on the rise, young (at 26 years, 10
months, the Indians had the youngest average age in the majors last
season) and hungry. General manager John Hart's plan has been to keep
this group together by giving his talented youngsters multiyear
contracts -- 18 Indians had them, the most of any team in baseball.
Lofton, 25, signed a four-year deal this winter, after only one
full year in the big leagues. ''It showed they had faith in me,''
Lofton says. ''And that's important. It's like being back in
college. As a freshman you know the guys you go in with will be there
four years later. Because we know we're going to be together, we're
in good spirits, we pick each other up. You don't see that much
anymore.''
In recent years you hardly ever saw any Indians living in
Cleveland during the off-season; now nine of them have bought houses
and reside there year- round. That means a lot to the fans.
Season-ticket sales for 1993 have tripled, to nearly 10,000, from
last year. That total will jump again next season when the Indians
move into a new stadium.
''The fans feel they're loved,'' says Hart. ''They think of our
kids as their own.'' The kids won 40 of their last 74 games in '92 to
finish fourth in the American League East. ''People in Cleveland are
eager for us to win now,'' says Alomar. ''I go to the supermarket,
and people are pumped. They say, 'You guys are going to do it this
year.' ''
Well, maybe not this year. Even before the tragedy, the Indians'
pitching was weak; it hasn't developed as quickly as the lineup has.
The reality is Cleveland is likely to finish closer to last place
than first.
The accident dealt a massive blow to the rebuilding effort, not
only because Olin (8-5, 29 saves, 2.34 ERA last year) was the
Indians' closer, but also because he exemplified the success of
Cleveland's plan. Though he had marginal stuff and a sidearm delivery
-- no one thought he would make it past Triple A -- Olin never quit.
Hargrove called him Mr. Rogers because he was so upbeat. Olin was the
p.r. department's go-to guy when it came to appearances, interviews,
whatever.
Crews, who was signed as a free agent in the off-season, broke
three ribs early in spring training but was going to make the team as
a middle reliever. Ojeda, who was released from the hospital on March
25 and is expected to return to the team, was being counted on as the
No. 2 starter.
With no obvious candidate on hand to replace Olin, the Indians
will operate a bullpen-by-committee, filling Olin's role on a
game-by-game basis. ''When you lose an Olin and a Crews, with a young
club, that's a major concern,'' says Hart. ''But, no excuses. We're
taking the high road. This tragedy is going to bring us closer.''
The bullpen was already the closest group, even before the
accident. Last year Olin, Power, Derek Lilliquist, Eric Plunk and
Kevin Wickander were inseparable. They had rituals, like walking to
the pen together before every game and levying a $5 fine on any
member of the group who didn't make the walk with the rest of them.
After Olin's death, his wife, Patti, gave some of her husband's
personal items and baseball equipment to his bullpen mates. Wickander
got Olin's watch. Power got his leather belt.
''I used to tell Stevie to use an elastic belt, like mine, because
it stretches,'' Power says. ''Stevie wouldn't. He told me, 'I wore
this belt when I broke in. I'll always wear this belt.' Well, that
baby is mine now. I'll always wear that belt.''
It will stay in the family.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Its So Obvious Why We Have No Olympic Medals, Look At Our Society


Throwback: "We are the only country in the world where basketball is the predominant choice for our male athletes to...
Posted by GetRealPhilippines.COM on Sunday, 4 October 2015

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Why A Gilas Win Means Nothing To Me


Throwback: "No other teams in international competition like the World Cup have a nickname ( Azkals) or worse a cell...
Posted by GetRealPhilippines.COM on Saturday, 3 October 2015

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

A Vote for Mar is a vote for a Dummkopf


"Mar Roxas in his second take as presidential candidate does not have the blank slate his idol and former running mate...
Posted by GetRealPhilippines.COM on Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

ABS CBN and their idea of news


Throwback: "Yet what is Baby James experience of the world so far? Mommy accusing daddy of heinous acts via the media. ...
Posted by GetRealPhilippines.COM on Saturday, 19 September 2015

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The SAF 44 Unfortunately Followed A Tragic Hollywood Script


Throwback: "At the time of their greatest need the military unit is disowned by their commanders and all hope of help is...
Posted by GetRealPhilippines.COM on Monday, 14 September 2015

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

A Dumb Guy Will Just Give You Excuses


I posted this back in Sept 2014. Since ignorance is always with us, these things are universal. 



When the nation voted a mentally challenged president 
Posted by Showbiz Government on Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Monday, August 24, 2015

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Logic of Grace Poe


Uselessness Of Celebrating Ninoy Aquino's Death


A revisit on the anniversary of Ninoy's death: "Ninoy legacy? Did he get shot in the head only to be used endlessly in...
Posted by GetRealPhilippines.COM on Thursday, 20 August 2015

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Priorities

Monday, August 3, 2015

Why Andray Blathche Being A Proud Pinoy Makes Perfect Sense













Throwback: "Andray Blathche is now a Filipino. The Senate passed a law last month according to the Inquirer that allows...
Posted by GetRealPhilippines.COM on Monday, 3 August 2015

Monday, July 27, 2015

Dark Side of Oz


"It was November 1997 and I was in Los Angeles airport. I bought USA Today to pass the time while waiting for my flight...
Posted by GetRealPhilippines.COM on Sunday, 26 July 2015

Monday, July 20, 2015

Guaranteed to Piss Off Pro Binay and Pro Noynoy Camps

I don't understand all the trolls demolishing Binay . They forgot how the Binays came to be. Tita Cory sure knows how to pick 'em.





Friday, July 17, 2015

Jim Paredes Double Standard


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Why Hating Binay And Loving Noynoy Makes No Sense

Throwback: "The one crime I can convict Binay of without a doubt is him hoisting his simpleton daughter upon this nation...

Posted by GetRealPhilippines.COM on Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Death Of A Social Media Friend


"A few years before the universal acceptance of Facebook and the introduction of Instagram, I encountered Darryl and his...
Posted by GetRealPhilippines.COM on Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Monday, June 22, 2015

Something I Wrote About Flags and Symbols


Throwback: "As a young boy I enjoyed Dukes of Hazzard as much as the next kid. They had the Confederate flag. For me...
Posted by GetRealPhilippines.COM on Sunday, 21 June 2015

Saturday, June 20, 2015

My Psycho Father's Day Post

At mass tonight our priest had the most real sermon.  The Gospel (Mark 4: 35-41) was the one where Jesus was napping in the middle of the storm. The priest decides to read the lyrics to Cats in the Cradle. Which is about as real as songs get. How you turn in your parents , how you get busy with life to live your life, the pain of regret and so many other things. The priest wanted to play the song at the end of mass . His tech tonight never got around to it and I had this sudden urge to go the choir and teach them the song. I resisted  that urge but what I did do was sing the song to myself walking home. I hope this stupidity on my part  fits under the TOS of Youtube. Oh and I was completely sober.


Ed









Friday, May 29, 2015

Izzie Story




Five year old Izzie noticed that I usually stay in Bacolod longer. So she asked me why was I leaving only after 3 days. I told her that this time I have work. She then said "next time, don't have work."

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Noynoy in Game of Thrones


Oldie but goodie: "That scene is how I envision Noynoy with Cory. So dependent, so fragile and so childish. You can...
Posted by GetRealPhilippines.COM on Sunday, 12 April 2015

Friday, April 3, 2015

We Lost Robert Schuller



I found out today when I woke up that Robert Schuller died.      May 4 1995 was a significant day. I saw a group of speakers that included Jim Rohn, Zig Ziglar, David avid Chilton, Silken Lauman, Peter Lowe, Dr. Ted Broer , Joe Clarke and Dan Kennedy. What was powerful is somehow despite all the moves I still have the notes I took that day and now I can share some with you. Robert Schuller spoke to me and a few thousand other folks , twenty years ago and in a way he is speaking to you now. 


Ed



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  • Donation more important than duration.
  • Possibility- thinkers make right decisions before they solve problems. 
  • Making right decisions will solve the problem. 
  • Go to people smarter than me.
  • Source of positive thinking.
  • When told something was improssible- look definition of impossible in his dictionary. ( word was cut out)
  • A person is only a person when he thinks for himself. 
  • I am not free unless I believe in me. 
  • How to be a super success . (MIH) Make it Happen.  (DIN) Do It Now
  • 1. Start to play. A success help people is secret to success. Find a need and fill it. Set a life goal, what would be fun. 
  • 2. Stop to Pray - some of my answers have been wrong. 
  • 3. Prepare to pay- everything has its price. If you fail to plan you plan to fail. There are flakes and there are professionals. Price connected to success. Success is never possible without pain. 
  • 4. Plan to stay.- Never quit. Stick with it until I died. When things get really rough, don't move. People and pressures shift but soil remains the same. 

Thursday, April 2, 2015

I Have Seen The Light


Oldie but goodie: "I take back everything I previously said. I believe Noynoy Aquino to be a true leader. I won’t go...
Posted by GetRealPhilippines.COM on Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Monday, March 2, 2015

18 Statements You Will Never Hear Leave Noynoy’s Mouth


Saturday, February 28, 2015

Tom Clancy Predicted Noynoy’s Current Quagmire


Thursday, February 26, 2015

Celebration Of Ninoy Aquino's Baffles Me


Thursday, February 12, 2015

How in the heck can you hate Binay yet love Noynoy?


Sunday, January 25, 2015

Laker Thoughts

There is no "I" in team. That would be the funniest thing if the Lakers play better as a team with Mr. Everything not on the active roster. I have just seen it time and time again in sports. Best player thinks everything is about him and over time he is resented by everybody else. When that guy goes down, everybody else feels liberated. We will see and that why sports is better entertainment than anything else since there is no script.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Dingdong Wedding Facebook Thread