Why a Philippine -American will never become a US President

Renxkyoko  Iglesias here.  Hello ?

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I have not been feeling well these days.  The  see saw change in temperature always gets to me. Yesterday and today , it was 98 F, the day before that, 80 F.    Temperature should have started  steadily going  down in  middle of September, but it hasn’t.  The climate  is truly and irreversibly  whacked.

 

I came across some jokes circulating on the Internet  about why  a Philippine – American will never be a US President. Since it is presidential  election year here in the US ( it’s on  Nov. 8, don’t forget to vote ), I think the jokes are right on the nose, and  can be your future reference  , just in case.  d( ^_^d )

 

Here are the reasons :

 

a)  The White House is not big enough for the First Couple’s immediate family, in – laws, and extended  relatives to live in..

b)  There are not enough White House parking  spaces  for the extended relatives’ cars.

c)  The White House will smell of fried dried fish( tuyo )  , fish sauce  ( patis ) , and the stinkiest of them all, shrimp paste ( Filipinos call  it bagoong , pronounced bah-goh-ong )

d)  Since Filipinos  cook too much , foreign dignitaries and VIPs   will be flabbergasted to receive  food to ” take home ” , and  for their secretaries and  drivers , as well….. and they cannot refuse,  because the First Couple will insist on it.  Of course, expensive Tupperware plastics will be used, instead of recycled plastic food containers. Another thing,  state dinners will always be buffet, eat all you can.

Below is a typical Iglesias  food spread, for  6 or 7 people.  At the White House, I’m sure they will be serving one whole roasted pig  called  lechon, guests will get in line,and there will be a classy sous chef who will slice off  crunchy, melt in your mouth pig skin for the special ,  pork eating  dignitaries. d( ^_^d )

 

 

e)  The First Couple will redecorate  the dining room wall  with a huge bas relief or painting  of  Leonardo da Vinci’s   Jesus’ Last Supper, (  tee hee .. we have that here at home )  and,  a small statue of Baby Jesus ( Santo Nino ) ,or of  the Blessed Virgin Mary will appear somewhere in one corner of the White House formal  living room. How does one know if the house is owned by a Filipino family ?  There’s a Last Supper  on the dining room wall.

 

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f)  The Presidential car , and all WH staff cars  will have a rosary hanging on the rear view mirror.

 

 

g)   Budget  staff  will not allocate  funds for karaoke for each White House room.  * we have one at our house….  called Magic Mic .   How does one  know if a house is owned by a Filipino family ?  There is a karaoke machine in the house. *

 

h)  Air Force One will not allow  overweight  Balikbayan boxes on the plane.

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I hope my Filipino readers will not get offended by this post.  It’s true Filipino culture, admit it.  (^___^)

This is all for now. Thank you for reading

 

 

 

 

” sigh “

Hello !  RenxKyoko Iglesias here !

I’ve been staring at a white, blank screen for hours now. I am still deciding  whether I will post something  about my job – hunting,  or go ahead and write about  my 2014  vacation in the Philippines.  I have tons of pictures  all ready to be posted here,  but  I don’t feel like writing about  a country,(  it does not  matter that this is where I was born, and came from) that tolerates, approves of ,  and seemingly delights  in   extra-judicial  killings of ” ALLEGED” drug pushers.  I’m sure my Filipino blogger friends would tell me I have no right to criticize  the country because 1. I am not a Filipino  2.  I  have no idea what they are going through  living in  a country with acute drug problem.

 

I do understand that. I know  the country has become the dumping ground of  all sorts of drugs  ( they call  one drug shabu  )……. Why is the Philippines the dumping ground , you ask ?  Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and other South East Asian countries have extremely strict laws against possession. It’s death penalty  . The Philippines, on the other hand,  is less strict, not to mention law enforcers are extremely corrupt.  I’m sure the authorities know exactly who the drug lords are .  They are untouchable, and, obviously  we know why.

I always write about the Philippines and its people in glowing terms. They are naturally gentle, generous,  happy, smiling people, and this is true.  But not at this time,  and unfortunately,  not for 6 years.  They just elected a rogue president who disrespects  just about anybody… President Obama,  the Pope, and Jesus Christ  Himself. And  I am  not making this up.

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Random photo. (  just because I mentioned The Pope ,and there has to be a picture, right ?)

Above is just a random pic of myself at the Vatican Museum. I think its one of  the best  pic ever taken during our  tour. I am exactly in the middle of the museum hallway,  and equidistant from the 2 walls. It’s true. I checked it.  Maybe there was divine intervention when my Mom took the pic.

To continue……

Oh, we are not entirely disconnected  from  the country. My family still own more properties in the Philippines  than the average Filipino, and we pay  taxes , without fail.  We therefore  have a reason  to pay close attention to  what’s going on there.

To my Filipino blogger friends  who have declared  their  heartfelt approval of this president’s  behavior…. I am sorry  to have a different opinion. I just hope and pray  this does not become the standard by which the country elects its officials.

I am sad and a bit demoralized.

This is all for now. Thank you for reading.

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child… don’t judge me.

 

Hello there !  Renxkyoko Iglesias here .

I got my pre- ordered Harry Potter book  ” Harry Potter and the Cursed Child ” two weeks ago. DSCN2592

This is not a novel …. rather, it is a script for a play  published in book form, and because it is a script,  the reader will not get to read  any description of  the world of witches and wizards.  Nevertheless, the magic is still there, and the plotline is just as amazing  as the parent story…. like, who would have thought…. well, never mind, you can check out Wiki, the story is written there in great detail.

Although I love the story,  (  there is no HP book that I don’t love) there is one aspect in the plot that I find  troublesome. What is that, you ask .  It is the character development  of  Harry Potter, et al, which I find a  bit off.  After seven books, and reading each book at least two or three times, I would think  I already know Harry”s character  , inside and out.  There is just no way he would  be capable of telling his own flesh and blood, ” I wish you weren’t my son.”  So many people died because of their love for Harry, so , why Ms. Rowling ?  Why make him utter such horrible words  to his own son ?

I have 2 or more complaints but I don’t  want to spoil you. Oh, wait, there is one other thing that is worth noting.  Did Lord Voldemort ever get some romantic love , or  did he die a zero ?  Bellatrix  Lastrange loved him to death, and she did cling to him like a leech. (  I’m imagining it now…. Eeeeew !  lol )

Anyway, I wrote ” don’t judge me ” in the title of this post. Why ?

Here’s why…….

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.HP’s wand … I bought it at  Disneyland  for $50 on July 4.

We have the complete HP books already,

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but  I gifted myself last Christmas  with this…..

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.And when I was in London….

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I confess. I’m a Potterhead.  Please don’t judge me.  \(^_^)/

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This is all for now . Thank you for reading.

 

 

 

 

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It’s a Banana plant !

Okay,  I’m blogging again. You’re wondering what this is all about…. a banana plant ?

Well, it’s a long story, but I’ll make it short.  Two bloggers  annoyed me , and I just cannot stay silent. I will not mention the names of their blogsites, but I know some of my readers had been there, and LIKED  the post.

So , what is it all about ?  This blogger  wrote about him being in a jungle somewhere in South America, and  told a story about being attacked by a snakelike reptile that was ready to devour him.

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Above photo is his.

So I was like,  Eh?  This is a joke, right. But , the  stupid me responded with ” Uhm, that’s a banana plant, and that purple ” head” hanging is eaten as a vegetable. Now, if that was a joke,  he should have responded with something like , I’m not serious…. of course, that’s a banana plant. ”  Then I would just scratch my head and say, Oooops.  But no, this was his response, to quote…… ” You are bananas. It was moving and the head alone is 25 cm. long. The mouth was opening and closing in regular intervals. Bananas don’t do that. Also , bananas are yellow.”, close quote.

Then another commenter  also responded to me ( and I’ve been reading this guy , )and occassionaly,  he writes a comment here on my blogiste )  , and it oozed with sarcasm…. “You eat these things like vegetables ? You guys are tough.”

Then I responded to him … ”  we have banana trees at our backyard back in the Philippines, and bananas are roadside plants  over there. ”

And he replied.. ” Are they peaceful in the Philippines? ”

Now maybe I’m just  effing dense, but I know mockery and sarcasm when I hear it.

And I . can’t .  let. it. slide. So I commented there again and posted a picture of a banana plant, and added,” they are peaceful in the Philippines.”

Here is a freakin’ banana plant…..

 

We’re in a Freakin’ Twilight Zone

Renxkyoko Iglesias here, Hello !

I am sure  some of you have seen and watched this video that I’ve posted here. Normally, I wouldn’t post such  a video, because in the first place, I myself do not know what to make of this, but this is an interesting and abnormal  time,  so …….

Anyway,  do watch if you haven’t yet.  It’s Bill  Maher’s  outrageous  political pitch for  THE NOTORIOUS  H.R.C.  Warning:  mind the graphic and colorful language.  My folks and I cringed , but it did bring the Iglesias  household down, on the floor, laughing our ass*s  off.

 

 

Maher’s exposition sounds bad,  but I find it hilarious.  Sometimes, the way to fight  out- of- this- world accusations  is to own it.  (  Filipinos used to be called  Flips here in the US. So, Filipinos  fought  it by calling themselves Flips….. the racist name calling  stopped.  )  Sweet Grandma Hillary……  Trump, the lying, con man  Tweeter warrior  has nothing on you.

By the way, Tim Kaine, her VP, did  missionary  work with the Jesuits and stayed in Latin America for 2 years, and that’s where he learned to speak fluent Spanish…… he was also a civil rights lawyer for 17 years.  So, yeah, Hillary pals around with Lucifer.

This is all for now.  Thank you for reading.

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My Head’s Spinning

Hello !  Renxkyoko Iglesias here.

So,

I’ve been watching the Democratic National Convention  these last few days, parts of which have been recorded by my mother for when I get back from work..  I cannot miss this…. this is  a historical  first, at least in the US, that a woman is nominated for POTUS  by a major political party.

We were invited to a ” party ” at HC’s  campaign HQ  this evening, and I assume this is to listen to HC’s acceptance speech, and to  hip hip  hurrah  with fellow supporters.   I  RSVP’d  for my parents who are coming, and I wish I could go, but I have work.

I have to leave in a minute….but before I leave, I’m giving you a link, and I  hope you can read  Helen and Margaret ‘s  post. This summarizes what I feel about  Hillary’s  rival.

It’s HERE.

Bye for now.

 

Criminal Minds

Hi !  Renxkyoko Iglesias here .

So,

I have  been binge-watching Criminal Minds these last few weeks, and plan to watch all 11 seasons of the show. I’m now on Season 3 , Ep.15.  Each season  has at least 23 episodes. In other words , I have already watched 61  episodes.

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Criminal Minds is a police procedural crime drama that focuses on profiling the ” unsub ” or the unidentified subject, the person who commits the crime, rather than the crime itself.  There are always 7  ” behavioral analysts at any one time  that work  at  FBI’s  BAU or Behavioral Analysis Unit based in Quantico..  Check out Wikipedia for the general synopsis.

To those who watch CM……. have you ever wondered why there’s a special jet that fly these profilers to any place in the US  ( even to Mexico )  anytime their assistance is requested ?  Are they the only people working as profilers in the whole USA ?

My professor in Advanced Forensics  says yes.  He even suggests that  anyone planning to  take up Forensics Psychology as a profession  might want to change his/her major, because , guess what, the federal  government has only one or two positions available  for forensic psychologist. States don’t employ forensic psychologists, nor, for that matter, profilers.  That’s why  there’s one episode  where the 7 FBI behavioral analysts from Quantico  get a call from LAPD to assist them in tracking a serial killer. And this is LA we’re talking about, folks. So, it is true,  California  does not have its own profilers.

I have a crush on Dr. Spencer Reid,  the geek/nerd /genius in the team.  He’s  thin, always has that disheveled look,  shy,  awkward…… my kind of guy. ^^”    Spencer Reid

Oh,  and please, please, please, wish me luck.  I submitted my resume  2 weeks ago for the position of Criminalist 1, an entry level position that is now available in our city’s  law enforcement HQ.  Actually, I applied last year yet, but there was no opening.  I was told  though I’d be notified  when there’s a position available, and  got a notification last month, thank you very much. .  I’m sure there are dozens and dozens of applicants that appplied, but I hope, they are all like me, with no experience ( after all , it’s only for Criminalist 1 or  another name, Forensic Science analyst ),  and I hope they will consider me  because I have 2 degrees  that are relevant to the profession,  Cell and Molecular Biology and Forensics Biology.   I’m going to pray to all the saints in heaven because this is my dream job. * ponders * But what if I didn’t get the job….  does it mean, the holy saints rejected my prayers ?  TT_TT

This is all for now.  Thank you for reading.

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