Friday, December 17, 2010

Philippines vs. Indonesia (in Football)

Fine, so Indonesia beat the Philippines 1-0 at the first of their semis matches at the 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup. It was a close fight with the Philippines conceding only the second goal throughout the competition and suffered its first loss as well.

While the loss wasn't really a big thing for me, I mean, who would have thought the Philippines would end up in the semis? Who would have thought that this tournament would make overnight football fans among Filipinos?

All in all, this tournament has provided the Philippines with a breakthrough in football. I know this should be largely credited to the Fil-Brits, but it is like the gathering of Israel only in football (google it). Filipinos from other countries gather back to the Philippines to represent the country on various fields. So to those Indonesians who keep on insisting that the Eurasians (e.g. Etheridge, Grier, De Jong, Younghusband brothers, Borromeo and Araneta are NOT) were actually naturalized and were not even Filipinos, then guess what, they're Filipinos too. They chose to represent their mothers' country and it was a big sacrifice that they made instead of making it big on Europe. Learn to accept the fact that there are a lot of Eurasians in the Philippines.

4 Responses to “Philippines vs. Indonesia (in Football)”

teguh said...
December 17, 2010 at 1:33 AM

parking 10 minute on your blog only for read

Jerick said...
December 17, 2010 at 7:12 AM

thanks @teguh. i hope you can read more.

Anonymous said...
December 17, 2010 at 8:10 AM

borromeo is 100 percent pinoy...mestizo lang siya...the others are half but thier hearts are 100 percent filipino

Jerick said...
December 17, 2010 at 8:12 AM

i know borromeo is pure pinoy (quite obvious) and araneta as well. they're just plainly mixed blood filipinos.

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