Oh, wow the feels !This really made me cry.

Hi, Renxkyoko Iglesias here, musing again.

 

Okay, I was supposed to post this on Valentine’s Day,  but , well, I had been  busy these past few days…… Heck, it was  Valentine’s week, folks…… * crickets *

 

Anyways, I am actually posting  a Jollibee Valentine’s Day commercial  on here, a series of 3, and  I really think they are worth watching.

 

Jollibee is the McDonald’s  of the Philippines…..more popular , too….. and this fast food/ hamburger/fried chicken joint  already has quite a number of franchises here in the US….. here in our city, there are at least 4.  In Southern Ca, and New York , they are everywhere.

 

 

I highly doubt it’s a friendly business rivalry in the Philippines.

 

As I said, these are TV commercials in the Philippines, but are super duper trending on Facebook.

 

Curious ?  Click  the videos.  Take note, it’s a commercial, and that means, just one minute per commercial ?  You can spare 3 minutes for all 3, right ?  Ugh….. should have posted this on Valentine’s day.

 

Oh, and check out my anime/manga/video games website at  http://2megaworthitwordpresscomblog.wordpress.com/

 

Thank you for reading ! ! !

 

 

 

 

My Evil Thoughts…. just a random musing, short and sweet

Renxkyoko Iglesias here, folks.

 

I have been busy these past few weeks…..playing  video games……. and no, not Pokémon, or Flowers in Spring kind of game………what I am playing are  games where I can decapitate enemies to my heart’s content and scream,  Die, b*tches !   ( You can read my thoughts on video games that I currently play HERE, if you’re interested.  This is my anime/manga/video games blogsite  )

 

Not only am I acting upon my  inner aggression  in a virtual reality by playing  a heroine trying to save the world from utter destruction,  I am also   having some Susan Sarandon moments lately.  Yes, I’m looking at you, Beattyvile, Kentucky. Ask me, do I care ?  You will not get any  from me, not an iota of sympathy. ….. and I suspect, not even from Jesus.

 

John  Pavlovitz’s  piece  , A Message to the Heartbroken, prompted me to write down my thoughts  at the moment..  My own message is, please let me rage and hate in peace and quiet.  It’ll get better in time, I am sure of it.

 

This is all for now.

 

 

 

 

Awards acknowledgement and other stuff

Hi, there !   Renxkyoko Iglesias here !  ” waves ”

 

I’d like to apologize for my long-delayed acknowledgement of the awards I’d been given by  raistlin0903  (  Versatile Blogger Award ), cookandenjoyrecipes ( Blog-aholic  Award ),  lifewithtranquility ( Blogger  Recognition Award ) and livepulchritudinously ( Blogger Recognition Award ).  There are two more, but I assume they are for my anime/manga/video game website.  The only one who has a question for me is @livepulchritudinously.  The question is , give a brief story of how your blog started.

 

Well, in high school… my fellow manga fans met at a manga forum……  our posts later morphed into personal and off-topic , like , ” Guess what, guys, I just bought a new pair of boots.” So, we decided to do our thing on LiveJournal.  Then , ( though  I’m not sure about this  ) WordPress took over LiveJournal and all our stuff were transferred, lock, stock and barrel, to WordPress.  At first, it was just us commenting on each other’s blog. Then , for the first time,  one person posted a comment on my blog, and I was really surprised.  ”  Who is this guy and why is he here ? ”  Then a few more comments from other readers  followed and we didn’t like it, so we just ignored the commenters . The situation was like that for almost a year, LOL.

 

That’s the story. Hey, we were just a bunch of idiots who didn’t know any better.  To date, I’m the sole survivor.  One had gone to medical school, the other got married,  one went to China to teach English, and couldn’t post from there….. the rest I don’t know. They deleted their blogsites.  Ironically, what got me interested  were the comments. I started responding to them, and for the first time , read their blogs.   The rest is history.

 

Random picture here, because there should be a picture, right ?

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Above are my favorite  books and authors.

Meanwhile………

Politics…….  Nasties are piling up, one on top of another.  I’m so overwhelmed I’ve become catatonic.

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My friend’s cousin  has actually started a countdown  on Facebook.  1,446  days  to  next inauguration.  Persevere !

 

Check out my manga/anime/videogame  at  http://2megaworthitwordpresscomblog.wordpress.com/

 

This is all for now. Be safe and take care.  And start saving for a bunker.  Thank you for reading.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LAST TWO DAYS !

Last two days of President Obama’s presidency……

 

To be replaced by a corrupt  abz54#%gdsj, whose name I shall never utter.

 

God Bless America!

 

That is all.

My First Musings in 2017

 

 

Renxkyoko Iglesias here…  Hello, 2017 !

 

I’ve been very busy these past 2 months, so pardon me for being AWOL  from  your blogs.  As you know,  I work at a dairy company,  and  the demands for our products  this past holiday had kept me insanely busy.  We have our own brand, of course, but for your information,  we also produce  for at least 50 other companies, different labels, from just one dairy manufacturer, and that’s us.  Delivery trucks from Wal-Mart (  we make their Great Value dairy products, their house brand ) , McDonald’s, Target, and so many others  came  at least twice a day during the holidays. My eyes were kept glued to the microscope , checking out for microbes from samples every 15 minutes ….. with engineers  breathing down my neck,  to hurry it up. ( production is stopped while I check for microbes ) The heck ! The pressure was so exhausting. There is  a constant struggle between production people and the Quality Control staff.

 

Of course,that’s not the only reason why I haven’t been reading blogs. My brother ‘s  X’mas gifts to me are   a PS4  and 4 video games…. Ratchet and Clank, Bloodbourne, Doom, and  Batman.

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The gamer in me has been  resurrected, so instead of reading blogs, I spend my free time playing nowadays.

“ponders”

 

You know,  I watch how other gamers play on You Tube……  their style is chaos and mayhem, they charge forward and shoot, shoot, shoot….. it’s awesome .Mine is quite different, it’s boring, actually.  My style is stealth.  I check out  the area, look for  a place where I can take cover, check out my weapon and ammo inventory, strategize,  then, slowly but surely, take down  the enemies one by one .   I wonder,  does the way I play  reveal something about my own personal character ?  I mean, I’m a sniper, but  , I don’t really like snipers. (  in movies, they are usually the bad guys, that’s why )

 

Also, I promised I’d post a pic of our Christmas food.

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Pancit Malabon  (  noodles ),  Paella ( rice with mussels, chrimp, chicken, pork ),  pork barbecue,  roasted pork,  fried chicken, ham, stir fried vegetables, sweets, cakes, etc. (  cassava cake, fruit cake,  almond jello /lychees , rice cake, red velvet cake,  and desserts/cakes  from our favorite Filipino bakery, like ….

Ensaimada ( sweet bread with cheese on top )

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Pichi-pichi  ( steamed cassava with grated fresh coconut )

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Ube Roll (purple yam cake )

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Cuchinta (  steamed rice ?  I don’t know why it’s orange in color ….. that is so yummy !)

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Mocha cake with coffee butter icing (  what’s with Filipinos and mocha cakes ? he he  )

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And  now for the best part….Tadaaaa !   My Christmas haul from the family … ( besides the PS4 from brother )

From my mother, a Marc Jacobs watch

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From my sister, Sperry sneakers and Michael Kors handbag

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From my cousin, a Hillfigger handbag and assorted make-ups

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Ahhhhh, how juvenile of me…. showing  off my gifts.  Ha ha ha !

 

So, what else …… okay, I got a good job in 2016…. thank you….. otherwise , 2016 to me, is such a disastrous year  , what  with Trump’s election as President of the United States of America .    My good friend blogger @Cassie  (  Hi, Cassie ! !  ) says some of her friends feel suicidal  with Trump’s election…..  And I thought no way a person could feel suicidal about Trump being President…. then ,  I realize  I feel that way , too. Don’t get me wrong….. this is just a  a figure of speech….. but my feelings are definitely visceral, and the thought of him and his wife living at the White House, and Trump taking charge of  the US ‘s  national security , and being the Chief of the Armed Forces make my  stomach churn.  America, what have you done ?

 

This is all for now….sheesh.  Anyways,  may 2017 be an interesting year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bada** New Year’s Eve celebration in the Philippines

Renxkyoko Iglesias here, wishing you all a Happy New Year ! !

 

As the title says….. to see how the Philippines welcomes the new year,   click on the video.  ( you can start at 2:12,  I think that’s  11: 55 PM  )

 

And it’s not some government – sponsored  spectacular  fireworks display……. anyone with a pocketful of change can buy fireworks and shoot them up on New Year’s eve. The one on the video is just a small area of Metro -Manila.  The fireworks on the ground  are worse.   The Judas belt…..  sheesh .

 

 

My own father would start buying firecrackers ( yep, also that Judas belt )  in September.  * shakes head *

 

Even though there are so many injuries , the government can never make this illegal….. it’s like making eating adobo illegal, too.

 

By the way, international flights  going to the Philippines are cancelled on New Year’s day. ….. the haze over  Manila is deadly for arriving planes.

 

Over here in the US,  we can hear a pin drop on New Year’s eve.  It was a culture shock on our first New Year’s eve in the US.

 

Oh, well.  Happy New Year, everyone.  And to my Filipino readers, be safe.

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Peace and Goodwill to all ! ! !

Hello, Renxkyoko Iglesias here, wishing you peace, happiness, prosperity , and good health in 2017 and the years to come.

 

So I promised to post something about how Christmas is celebrated in the Philippines.

 

To start off, a joyful  Filipino Christmas music.  maybe you can click it , and listen while reading the rest of the post… yes ?  We learn a country’s culture through its music.  So, click , please ? The title is Kampana ng Simbahan or  Church Bell, or Bell of the Church

 

 

How does the Philippines celebrate Christmas ?

 

a) It’s the longest holiday celebration in the world. Everyone starts decorating right after  All Saints’ Day ( Filipinos call Todos los Santos , Nov. 1, which is a holyday in the Philippines , no work, no school, so the people can go to the gravesites of the deceased loved ones )

 

b)  Officialy, celebration starts on Dec. 16, at 5 AM, the start of the 9 – day  Mass, called  Misa de Gallo (   Mass at cock’s crow ). Filipinos go to Mass at 5 AM, everyday until Dec.24, …… then , another Mass at midnight of Christmas eve.  Filipinos look forward to this, that’s why  all the churches are full.  I haven’t been to one,   though  I remember getting  woken up  by a  loud but lively marching band  playing Christmas music , ” marching ” around the subdivision,   at 4 in the morning !  They are hired to wake everyone up , that’s the idea. lol

I am not exaggerating when I say the churches are full. lol

c)  Then after the Midnight Eve mass,  they eat  a midnight meal with the family ( and friends /relatives ) , which they call Noche Buena (  Good Night ).  So what are the traditional  Filipino

Noche Buena dishes ?

 

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Ham and Queso de Bola (  Edam Cheese )

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Paella (  rice  with shrimps, mussels, crab, chicken, etc )

 

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Fruitcake…… I know we, in the US,  make fun of this cake, but for some reason,  Filipinos love it..  My mother tells that my grandma ( who has a baking business ) used to make thousands of fruitcakes every year  . They were orders from the biggest drug company in the Philippines  which were given as Christmas gifts to clients , usually huge food baskets.  I did bake  several loaves of fruitcakes for Thanksgiving….. we still have 2 left  , saved  for Christmas, one month after,  ha ha ha .  Eh. I brush the fruitcake with brandy once a week, and that’s a good thing, right ?  He he

 

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Ooooh,  the glazed fruits, the nuts….. yum.

d)  Lechon  , if they can afford it. Here in the US, we make lechon kawali (  roasted pork belly )

 

And then the usual suspects…. the desserts….. leche flan ,  cassava cake, rice cakes, fruit salad, etc, etc. etc.

I’ll post our own Noche Buena after Christmas.

This is all for now. Merry Christmas  !

And  so I finish this up with  another charming and joyful  Philippine Holiday song… (  I can’t even pronounce the title …. it’s about the twinkling Christmas lights.