Tagged 4 and random musings

Hello, again. Renxkyoko Iglesias here.

Okay. I can’t believe  the first  2 sentences above have been in my draft for 2  days already. Good thing I’m getting tagged. The questions  save me from having no topic to talk about at all. But then, I don’t always have any specific topic, anyway. I write down what I’m thinking at the moment,  which is some kind of a chopsuey of  anything that comes to mind. So I  need to thank you, readers, for patiently reading my crap.

So, first off…..my responses to 35andupcynicismonhold‘s questions:

1. Describe that one classmate from high school that you cannot forget.

Oh, my gosh ! A walk down memory lane, revisiting old hurts ?  Now, how do I describe her…. lemme think………SHE’S AN UGLY BITCH WITH AN UGLY HEART ! SHE BETRAYED ME ! ! !

2. What is your least liked task at home/in the house. Why?

Cleaning the toilet… Why ? Coz it’s the toilet ? Coz that ‘s where people do their smelly business ?

3. Would you rather take care of plants or animals (pets)? Why?

Plants……. What can I say? They are beautiful. ( although we have a dog that we love so much )

4. What is that song that you remember because it has been your mother’s or father’s favorite?

My father’s favorite, dedicated to Mom.    This  was their wedding song and this will be my Wedding Song, too ! !  Ladies, listen to the lyrics ( and  wonderful melody ) .  I wish, one day, a guy would tell me the same thing.


5. What was the last movie that really let you down? Why?

Eragon, from the book Eragon. It was the worst adaptation so far. Even the author got depressed.

6. Which part of your body you always say could use change or improvement but never got around to (doing)?

None. I’m not saying I’m perfect, hahaha….. Unless I do a Michael Jackson… Oh, wait, I hope to go  from Cup B to  Cup D, bahahaha ! 

7. What is that one trick/joke/antic that your friends constantly pull on you? What is your usual reaction?


8. When your family members tease you, what is it usually about? How do you get back? ^^

I don’t get teased… I get pressured to do the best   I can.  Ever heard of Asian Tiger Moms?  This has also become a problem of most young Asians here in the US. ….too much pressure. Geez, I even got pressured to unlike a guy coz he didn’t make the grade. And I gave in. I know , I was horrible. I sucked, big time. I talked about that here.  

9. Are you a person of strong political opinions? Why or why not?

I think I’m highly politicized so much so that  I won’t get together with a guy whose  strong political opinion is completely opposite to mine. Too stressful.

10. Creativity or popularity? What are your chances of achieving it in the next five(5) years (in a scale of 1 to 10). State your reason in maximum of five sentences.

I prefer Creativity but there’s   snowball’s chance in hell  I can achieve that in 5 years/

Popularity in the entertainment business?  I think that’s doable. Not here in the US though. Maybe I’ll go to Asia and try my hand at becoming an idol, like my K-pop idols. Muahahah ! Now, don’t roll your eyes, smirk and snicker behind my back, my friend, coz some person actually approached and tried to recruit me right  after my 15 minutes of fame at a concert with Jason Derulo. I ‘ve kept the business card.  And I actually  seriously  thought  about this ….. well, just for a while. ~.^  I’m dreaming I’m the ” star ” there on the stage. (That’s me on the stage. ) Problem is, I don’t know how to sing. (^____^) #   Oh, and sorry for recycling this photo. LOL

11. Which do you think is promoted more by blogging – alignment of people with similar interests or tolerance among people with varying lives, opinions and beliefs? Why?

I have no idea why people read my blog, to be honest. There’s nothing to learn from me, lol. I do tend to align with bloggers whose  beliefs are similar to mine.

I have another set of questions from jishifruit that I need to answer, but  I’ll save that for later.

I wrote about our relatives from the Philippines ( husband and wife, and their 3 kids, aged 7, 12 and 14 )  who are coming over to the US for a visit. They’ll be here on May 2 and will be staying with us for 2 weeks.  So, like any other family that are going to host guests, we started preparing the house for their visit….. clean the garden, shampoo  the rugs,  change the curtains,  etc. Mom and I broke our backs weeding, and making the garden nice and pretty.  Well, we all know how gardens look during winter… everything is brown and dead, but spring is here, and flowers have started to sprout…… so pretty ! And  Mom and I are so very eager to show them off.

The photos above were taken last week. Then Friday, Dad came home early with a friend. He decided on his own to “repair” the concrete pathway  with his friend, and there and then started digging up the roots off the  front lawn and jackhammered the concrete pathway.  Sunday, today, this is what our front garden looks like….. several days of back breaking hard work gone to waste.

Darn it , Dad ! Why now ?  Just 3 weeks before they  arrive and you mess it up ?  Do you expect the lawn to grow nicely in 3 weeks ?  And he isn’t supposed to spend so much before we leave for Europe in June.

Oh, about our European tour…. I talked about that here 8 months ago. Now it’s less than 2 1/2 months to go. We leave on June 16. It’s a one month pre-paid guided tour of 9 countries… England, France, Germany, Holland, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, and Monaco.  I’m going with my mother, my 13 year old cuzin, and my aunt. My aunt will be coming from the Philippines and we’ll meet up with her in London, where the tour starts.  I’m starting to get excited now. , not so much 8 months ago when we signed up for the tour.  Hey, do I have a   reader from any of these countries? How’s the weather out there from June to July ? We are only allowed one luggage each, so we really need to choose our clothes carefully. It will be mostly bus tour. The bus can accomodate only one luggage per person.

Well, this is all for now.  So, have a good day, be nice, and PEACE ! !

54 responses to this post.

  1. hello, renx,

    honest answers! thank you very much, dear, for obliging me… 🙂

    ahaha, coincidentally, i like cleaning the toilet. am a bit of an OC when it comes to comfort rooms. sometimes, i even clean up other people’s toilet before using it – am i sick? ^^ hmnn, ibulong mo sa ‘kin ang antic or joke ng friends mo sa ‘yo, ahaha…

    it’s holiday here – Araw ng Kagitingan? Happy Easter dyan sa inyo! 🙂 🙂


    • You’re welcome, Ate. It’s a pleasure to oblige you. ^o^
      Yung teasing sa akin, is about my lameness. Para daw ako walang alam sa buhay. lol


      • ahaha, i’d rather put it that you’re more inclined towards the ideal/normative, for now… but you’re still young, plenty of time to be disabused of your “lame” beliefs, lol! cheers… 🙂


        • Uhm, like, I came from the nunnery ? Ahahahahaha !


          • ah, no naman, Renx… yours tend towards the intellectual kind, i suppose. different from that who came from the nunnery (hehe, i’ve encountered some such). hmmn, it’s a bit of the bookish variety (peace, kapatid!) with a healthy dose of American competitiveness and a very strong belief in the free agency of the individual, ahaha. now, this is like classifying, labelling and tagging – not right, probably inaccurate and not so fair to you (we barely know each other). ^_^

            let me just say that you tend towards the competitive variety. that’s alright naman as long as you balance it with perspectives and experiences from other people who come from different walks of life, my dear. as long as your beliefs won’t morph into strong biases and prejudices, you’ll be fine, i guess. 🙂

            on the other hand, maybe your friends only mean that your sex education should be beyond the Manga series (haha), that people think and do sex more often (hahaha) and that people could be vile and wicked sometimes and not straight-thinking and rational all the time. medyo gano’n… shaks, i hope i didn’t take too much liberty with my long and winding explanation. peace and cheers! 🙂


            • Ooooh, intellectual ? ^__^ I wish ! Someone said it was tweeny !

              I do tend to read mangas that are fluffy and cheesy, and cute. It’s fun and most importantly, I don’t have to think !

              But you know , there are mangas that are just……… let’s just say, the stories scarred me for life. LOL

  2. Whoa! How did you end up onstage at a Jason Derulo concert? That’s completely awesome! 😀

    I think I prefer creativity over popularity too. I like to make things whether it’s writing or a DIY project. I’m too shy when it comes to being put on the spot. I’m better behind the scenes.


    • I think he said he was going to get a girl to go up on stage. I really didn’t hear, I was like far away , in the middle of thousands of screaming girls, and they were all raising their hands. Pick me, pick me ! I didn’t raise my hand then I thought, oh wait, is he looking at me ? Then I heard, the girl in blue, I wasn’t sure, until a security guard approached me and escorted me up on the stage.


  3. I’ve never had a man sing to me on stage before 😦


  4. Posted by WordsFallFromMyEyes on April 9, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    AWESOME photo of you on stage – how beautiful – there on the big screen like that. OMG, that was so special 🙂 🙂 Don’t be sorry for recycling the photo because I had never seen it before.

    Wow, what a strong political persuasion you are. Pity the guy! (joking) I’m not that strongly political, but vote for anyone who understands it all & has a considered opinion, from their reading up on it & following. I just haven’t been able to keep up with every party’s prattlings.

    A great honest reveal. Glad you don’t get teased…. but don’t prefer pressured!

    Have a beaut week 🙂


    • I guess my political inclination is just too much. I even worked for a politician , making telephone calls at the campaign headquarters. yep, that kind.


  5. Very cool!


  6. belated happy easter!

    i enjoyed reading your answers! and yes, pretty spring flowers!

    tag me next time! 😀


  7. Ren, You are a really honest person. I enjoyed reading your answers. The experience of sharing the stage with Jason Derulo must be wonderful. 🙂


  8. Very cool! Nice blog! Cheers


  9. Posted by Mars on April 13, 2012 at 4:25 am

    Every honesty from the answers which I so much enjoyed were banished in thin air when I got to the end of your post. Holy banana! You are travelling for a month in Europe?! That’s a dream of mine! Can’t wait for the posts and photos from EU to start coming…and it’s 1 and 1/2 months to go. You are one lucky lass! =)


    • Awwwww ! Why did it banish ? Because it’s your dream, too ? You know, I read in the travel agent’s brochure that it takes at the very least 7 years of normal saving to be able to afford a vacay in Europe. So you better fill up the piggy banks pronto. I’m going there freebie, so I guess I’m lucky . Otherwise, I don’t think I’ll be able to afford this .


  10. hello, renx,

    it must be a super busy week for you… 🙂 as an afterthought, should i have excluded the first question? ahaha… or, maybe , we should organize a hunt for this girl who induced the all caps with exclamation points? 😉 hmnn, she did you bad, this girl… ^^

    anyway, have a fun weekend ahead… cheers! 🙂


  11. Thanks for subscribing and i will do the same for you, lovely blog btw.


  12. Posted by REBECCA DAWN on April 15, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Jason Derulo? damn girl! you lucky! ha ha my least fave household chore…dishes and laundry. i will switch you! ^_^
    can I come with you on your tour? damn it! Im stuck in this hellhole! im so jealous right now! 😦 btw maybe there will be a zombie outbreak… (cuz they somehow happen over seas. 28 days later, Dead Snow Shaun of the Dead etc in that case pack your Zombie survival kit!)
    i hope you have lots of fun!


    • Oh, my gosh, I’ll switch ! I love doing the laundry, and I love folding clean sweet smelling clothes. that’s my job here at home !

      I’m ready for the zombies, girl. I have my Oreos and Snickers in my purse.


  13. Hi. I just nominated you for the Reader Appreciation Award. You can get the details here: http://karmicdiva.wordpress.com/2012/04/17/reader-appreciation-award/


  14. hello, Renx,

    kumusta ka? shaks, ang init na rito sa Pilipinas! 🙂


    • Komusta na ! April ang summer dyan , di ba ? How hot is hot ? For the first time, I turned on the AC in my car last week. Pero, we still need to wear light sweater at night.


      • Eto, nanlalagkit madalas sa init, walang masyadong magawa, hihi, at parang gusto na lang lagi ay mamasyal, ahaha, pero di rin magawa. ayon… Hot as in 35 to 37 degrees, usually. Alam mo naman sa Pinas, kahit nasa aircon, pinapawisan pa rin at pag turn on naman ng e-fan, mainit ang hanging lumalabas, kainaman na…

        Ahaha, parang sa Tagaytay lang siguro ang weather nyo ryan ngayon, ano? ^^
        But generally, okey pa rin naman dito… Regards to you and cheers! 🙂


  15. I enjoyed reading this post. Fun to read the answers you have and fun to read about being onstage at a Jason Derulo concert. That must have been something!


  16. Hey RenXkyoko, long time no speak! I’m still around just been busy launching my tea company. Follow me on twitter, and when the site launches, we will have a blog follow!


    • DEEEPEEEEE ! !

      Congratualtions ! Wow ! Your own company !

      But, tea ? That’s surprising ! I am thinking more of Cafe Havana . ( My favorite coffee shop in the Philippines when I was there )


  17. I greet and wish you all the best.


  18. Please Please Please at least take a moment during your vacation to blog to us about what you are seeing and doing. If only for 5 min and one paragraph would be fantastic…. Maybe a picture or two also…


  19. hello, renx,

    this is a message from the oven called MM, haha. bakit wala ka pa ring bagong post, kapatid? where are the new musings, eh? hope things are going great…

    from this end, you’re a rather good-looking girl to be a tweeny. you always could pretend you ain’t one, if there’s any chance you are, whehe… Cheers! 🙂


  20. I really love Question 11! That is so thought-provoking. I hope it’s not just the alignment of ppl with similar beliefs, although it would probably be mostly that =P
    Btw, Tim (a.k.a. Mooselicker) recommended I check out your blog! Nice to meet ya!


  21. I remeber answering the same set of questions from 35andupcynicismonhold 🙂


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