I pretty much accepted I was going to lose the game when you I met you in Australia, so close to Philippines. At that point, every one of my bonuses were in contention. I knew you had the continent of Africa sealed off and it would be difficult have the resources to get to Central America.
After a few turns, when I was able to claim Asia, I thought I had a chance. But every time I moved to get towards your bonuses, there was an army in my way. And then almost every time I sold out to kill the invading army, I fell short by a few armies.
I feel like I pulled out every damn trick I knew and you beat me soundly. I don't think the game was really in question at any point, but I can say that it feels better admitting defeat the first time than the second. :)