The Persona Series,or Musings of a Geek

I posted this on my manga/anime /video games blogsite.  I hope you can read the entire post. It shows  how being pathetic looks like.  But, I did say, ” I don’t quit, ” didn’t I ?

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Hi, Renxkyoko Iglesias here.

I’m currently playing the video game Bloodborne.   I only have one word to describe the gameplay…….. Dooooooood  !

But , I’m not quitting, no matter what.   Those who have played this  know exactly how hard this game is. It’s twice nastier  than Lara Croft fighting an army of samurais  at the final boss battle , which I just finished , by the way.

My love for gaming has been revived.  It’s now official. I don’t know though if that’s a good thing, because life, you know.

Speaking of which, I’m sure all gamers know Persona 5    is out…..  9 years after Persona 4, and 10 years after Persona 3 FES.  About P3FES……. this game has totally traumatized me, and still haunts me to this day.  Why so ?   I believe I hold the record  of  playing a game the longest , about 1000 hours, and yes, the game actually…

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Bloodborne

 

Hi, there, Renxkyoko Iglesias here.

Sorry for being AWOL.  I’m currently  playing BLOODBORNE, a totally bad*ss video game.   Sweet mother of  pink !

 

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I am not going to quit.  I will not quit .  Quitting is not an option.

 

To my gamer readers ….. has anyone played this ?  Please give me your thoughts on the Comment section.

 

I’ll be back !

 

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Philippine culture, part 2

Renxyoko Iglesias here, hello ! !

 

Here are some random Philippine habits, quirks, bits and pieces of culture and tradition that a tourist, like my friend @Ste J, may or may not encounter in the Philippines.

But before that, here’s something nice to watch.

 

 

Did you watch it ?  Of course,  I have to admit  there’s poverty all over, especially in urban areas ,  but Filipinos are consistently on the list of the happiest people on earth, despite the natural disasters that come their way,  year in and year out.(  off the chart typhoons, their current  president, earthquakes, volcano eruptions ….. Mt. Pinatubo’s eruption in 1991 was the biggest in the 20th century….. it caused the lowering of the earth’s temperature by at least 1 degree )  They say Filipinos eat disasters for breakfast, and no matter what happens, they just shrug them off. This is because of their ” Bahala na ”  attitude, which means, roughly, ” That’s the way it is, so live life to the fullest. ”  The exact translation is ” Whatever “, accompanied by shrugging of shoulders.  I’ve heard some Filipino friends say ” Bahala na si Batman. ” meaning, ” Whatever, Batman’s got my back. ”

 

In a crowd, Filipinos respond to ” Oy ! ! ”   ( Huh ? Who’s calling me ? )  Oy ! Comusta ! !  (  Hey, how are you ? ) However, Filipinos don’t say ” oy ” to older people.  That’s very disrespectful.

 

When Filipinos speak to older people, their language is interspersed with ” po  ”  or ” opo ” ( yes ).  It’s a sign of respect. However, the use of  po is nuanced.  Some people will not appreciate hearing ” po ” when, say,  a 25 year old person is speaking to a 30 year old woman . It’s like , ” Oh, noooooo !   She’s saying ” po” to me ! I’m getting olddddddd ! ! !”  Still…. it’s unimaginable for a Filipino to not say ” po ” to a …. okay, much older person. It’s okay, though,  for a 7- year old kid to say   ” po” to a 15 year old teenager ….. I think  ?

 

Filipinos are party animals…… and every Filipino household owns a karaoke. ( Videoke now ) We own a Magic Mic here at home, and my mother’s planning to update it to a videoke  soon. Yay ! ! I can now  sing my heart out . And yes,  Filipinos love fiestas!

 

Just like other Asians, Filipinos are big on honorifics.  I call my older sister ” Ate “,(pronounced Ah-teh,) meaning older sister, and my older brother,  Kuya (  pronounced Koo-yah, meaning , older brother ) .  Ate  Jennie,  Kuya Benjie, or just plain Ate and Kuya, unless one has other older siblings, then they have to add their names.

 

And this is where Filipinos differ from other Asians……… how they greet  each other.   Filipinos sometimes greet each other ( usually men ) by tossing their heads upwards. Oy, ‘  Pare,  comusta. ( ‘ Pare is short for Spanish word Compadre, meaning, pal/buddy), then a handshake, and a pat on the back.  Filipino women greet each other and relatives , male and female alike, with a hug and kiss on the cheek, sometimes, both cheeks. The term is beso- beso. Beso means kiss in Spanish, I think ?  Greetings are  boisterous. When we had a reunion in the Philippines, I think I hugged and kissed a hundred relatives and guests in one day. The kissing and hugging are repeated when they say  their goodbyes.    It is, indeed,  a touch culture. By the way, Filipinos greet their elders  by touching their elder’s hand to their foreheads, and saying, ” Mano po, Lola” ( grandma  or Lolo, grandpa) Mano means hand in Spanish.

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Filipino Customs and Traditions(

Got the image from the Internet. Whoever owns this, please don’t sue me. T.T

 

They call Restrooms/toilets in the Philippines, CR. ( Comfort Room )  ” Excuse me, Miss, where’s the CR ?”  @ Ste J, remember this. ^___^

 

This is all for now. Another one coming right up..

 

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Philippines…. For you, @Ste J

Hello !  Renxkyoko Iglesias here.

 

I’m sure you’re wondering who @Ste J is, and why exactly is he on my title ?  Well, Ste J is a Brit, a brilliant book reviewer,  and I consider him one of my  good Internet friends and buddies. Last month ( or maybe 3 posts ago ) he informed me he was planning to go to the Philippines….. and today,     I found out he had already booked a flight for  a Phil . vacation in April.  *waaaaaaa * I feel so guilty. What if something bad happened to him over there ?  I’m sure he’d never talk to me again, or worse, curse me and my ancestors..  ~_~  No, it’s going to be okay. The Philippine President is gross and hideous , not only in his physical appearance,  and  dirty,  inappropriate and  disgusting language……but more importantly, his character. Just don’t cross paths with him or any of his minions. Aaaargh. O_O

Below is a  12 minute video…..it’s worth wasting your time.

 

 

 

I’m sure Ste J is going to research about the country, or he has already done that. Now for the benefit of those who know nothing about the tiny country , the Philippines is in Southeast Asia ……. California is bigger in size, ( not in population ….  Claifornia has a population of 39 M, the Philippines, about 102 M, as of 2016 )   and though the country faces the Pacific Ocean, Philippine people are not Pacific Islanders. ( Otherwise,  Japan, and  Taiwan  can be considered  Pacific Islanders, as  well )

 

The Philippines is comprised of 7, 107 islands to 7, 641…. depending on the tides, now you see them , now you don’t.

Now for a bit of trivia and very, very short history….. 8 minutes of your life, wasted or not.

 

Though the Philippines population is huge ( for a small country ),  it’s surprising to know that only  1/4 of the land mass is inhabited.  Filipinos live in urban centers…. Metro-Manila alone has a population of  16 million……

 

This is all FOR NOW, folks….. the first of a series.  Thank you for reading.

 

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It’s true. Be very careful what you wish for.

Hello !  Renxkyoko Iglesias here, reporting for duty. * salutes *

 

I have not been  blog reading  much , I know, and I’m sorry for that.  I’ve been busy doing  other things, boring things, routine stuff…. like  going to work, coming home,  doing household chores,  yadiya…… and watching YouTube.  Wow. I didn’t know there was so much stuff to watch on YouTube.  I am aware we can’t believe everything we see there,  nevertheless, they are all fascinating.

 

Then I saw footages of the extent of  damage  from the 3 – year drought in California.  Now , THAT I can believe.  I don’t even have to see that on YouTube .  Right here at our own backyard,  2 of our 7 redwood trees are goners.  I took pictures of the trees , but I feel lazy  uploading them into my computer.  Later.

 

Funny thing is,  they say it needs to rain continuously for 5 or 6 months to get to the normal level of water at our reservoirs, especially here in Northern California.  NorCal  is the one that supplies water to Southern California  (  where LA is, if  you don’t know it ) . In 2016, our wishes have been granted.  It’s been raining since October until , well, today, and it’s almost March. Skiing resorts have been revived.  And when snow starts to melt , you bet there’s going to be plenty of water to go around when summer comes.

 

Melting snow from the mountains….. that’s the main source of water for California . But, since it’s been raining continuously for 5 months now,  we don’t have to wait for snow to melt. Our rivers and reservoirs are full and overflowing. People near the dams and rivers have been evacuated, and in fact, a co- worker was absent for 2 days because they had to evacuate to drier areas.  A friend texted me that she and her family had to leave their home, because the river had overflowed and had already reached their elevated porch.  Where I live, there are levees that protect us from  the river overflows.  My city is like a bowl.  The levees are like the rim of the bowl. Just imagine that.

 

So, yeah, be careful what you wish for.

 

This is all for now. Thank you for reading.

 

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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.

 

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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.