Archive for March, 2014

Malaysian Airlines 370

Renxkyoko Iglesias here, hello !

Oh, my gosh ! One post in March ! I need to get this done today, March 31 .  Last week was  Spring  break, no school for one week…. ( and no school today, Monday, either. It’s Cesar Chavez day, here in California ). I could have posted at least one more or two, but work  got in the way.  I have 2 jobs, you know.  I barely worked since the start of  semester,  and I’m grateful my bosses have not let go of me, yet.   When I told my supervisor about my one month vacation in the Philippines  this coming June, she gasped and said Nooooo !  She thought I was resigning.  Well it was nice to see that reaction.  I am their best stylist and sales clerk , after all. ( pardon me bragging….I have my sales stats as proof ) As for the other job at Baskin and Robbins…. I’m the manager, too, and yep, I  do the schedules of  my co-workers, go to the bank to deposit the  sales money, and scoop ice cream.  I can go on vacation whenever I like.

So, has anyone of you still following up this Malaysian Airlines tragedy ? I still do… almost obsessing  on it, actually , so much so that I’ve become quite familiar with aviation lingo. Thanks, CNN.   To date, the Malaysian officials had changed the last words of the co-pilot, from Alright, goodnight to Goodnight, Malaysian 370.  What the heck ! Couldn’t they even get  that right ?  My heart goes out to the families and loved ones of the passengers,  but it doesn’t mean I have no empathy for Malaysia and Malaysian Airlines. Who wants that to happen ? After all,  my  father worked with Philippine Airlines for 20 years.  Dad’s first cousins ( a couple with 3 small children )  died in a plane crash.  And I heard  my brother’s girlfriend  is emotionally affected by this plane tragedy.  Her own mother died in a plane crash here in the US, leaving behind 2 small kids,  and a husband ( her dad ) who was not able to get over her death, and died a broken man. ( a Harvard Law graduate, still very young, and could have remarried and have had a successful , productive law practice… but none of that happened. )He  left Boston to live in San Francisco, with  his daughter ( lived in his daughter’s apartment for a while, together with my brother , but passed  away 2 years ago. )  That’s eternal  love, I guess. ……. ponders ………  My brother’s GF looks exactly like Charlize Theron, like an identical twin, I swear. In fact, she was a former model ( with Ford modelling agency ) and was a magazine’s cover girl once.  My bro was transferred to LA last year, and we thought, oh, oh, long distance…….. but lo and behold, GF  went with my brother to live in LA.  Her apartment is now for rent, at $ 4,500 a month, lol.  I mean, she owns it. Their landlady in LA thought she was Charlize Theron, and found out she wasn’t when she saw her signature on the rental contract.

As usual, I’m digressing again.

Where was I ? Oh, yes, Malaysian Airlines 370.  I cannot imagine what the families are feeling now.  Losing an only child ( China has One-Child policy ), a parent, a spouse….  ”  My son…. my only son, where is my son?”  , cries a motherThe husband of the flight attendant says he hasn’t told his 2 kids…. a young couple are gone too, leaving behind  their 2 very young children in Beijing. They’re not coming home.

This is so gut – wrenching.  However, I hope the grieving families stop saying  the Malaysian authorities are murderers.


You know, I don’t know if I can  write about this… maybe it’s too private…… CNN just featured a documentary  on survivors of plane crashes and emergency landings that caused fatalities.  A close relative  was a survivor when the cargo plane he was on  crashed in the sea…..* think Tom Hanks and the cargo plane of FedEx *  ( good thing it was near  the  shore ) and  our relative  managed to swim to the  shore. But he’s not the survivor that I want to write about here.  She was a young girl , about 5 years old when it happened.  It was an emergency landing on the runway. Her mother died.  The young girl survived,  with a scar in her hip to remind her of  that tragedy. I guess that’s a hint .

This is it for now.  My next post will be the last  on my Euro tour.  France.  I know….

Good day, and PEACE.



I Guess I’m Left of Center ?

Renxkyoko Iglesias here.


What is the last thing you do when you post here……. that is, before you click  Publish ?  Do you already have something on your mind?   Do you have a title and topic ready, and you go from there, and stick with it?

The last thing I do before I click Publish is to write  the title of  my post. …. which is troublesome because I come here with no specific topic  in mind.  I write down whatever is  on my mind at the moment, and just hope I can manage to tie this hodgepodge  together into one coherent  thought….. and I fail.  I guess that is the way I am, and I accept it already.  I figure my long time readers have accepted it as well.  * looks at Ate San and  Andy *

Oh, in fact, I don’t even know who I am and what I really stand for.  Like, sure, I am a card – bearing  Democrat. The question is, what kind of a Democrat   am I ? Am I a  liberal or a centrist Dem ?  Some “tests” that I had taken, one of which was the Pew Research Centre’s , had  categorized me as a  Solid Liberal . In fact, I’m on the Far Left.


I’m between VERY LIBERAL and LIBERAL DEMOCRAT, according to Pew.

Another poll , though, has given me a score of 5.2 /10 Liberal on social issues, and just 3.8/10 Liberal  on foreign policy, and a mere 2.8 on cultural issues.  Overall  category= a  LEFT SOCIAL MODERATE,  and a  Moderate  Pacifist  vs. Anti-war activist.

There  was  another poll given by Time Magazine that  made me LOL.  It was based on the person’s personality,  and likes and dislikes.  According to the  Time’s poll, I’m 66 % CONSERVATIVE  because………

1. I like dogs more than cats.  Dogs , they say, symbolize obedience and loyalty.  Well, I like dogs because  a) they are loyal  b)  give us unconditional love  c ) their poop doesn’t smell as much as a cat’s

2.  I like a neat and organized desk.  LOL   This is a joke, right ?  Do an absent minded professor, a nerdling,  academic intellectuals , a  scruffy scientist , a disheveled  tree hugger and a hippie  with dirty and unorganized desks scream liberal ?

3. I am an Internet Explorer user.   lol   I’d like to add that my homepage is still AOL. ( America On Line , ha ha )  I wonder, what browser do liberals use ?

4. I don’t think  my * future * husband or BF should be looking at pornography.  Huh ?  That makes me Conservative ? Does it mean, liberal women allow their partners to look at porn ?  I don’t think so.  I think liberal women would be the last ones to tolerate this.  Libs are not Stepford Wives  who will just go  in one corner and cry to preserve their ” family”..  These porn lovers’ faces would meet these women libs’ fists in no time. I know my fist would.  I know karate…… I’m kidding , of course. I won’t resort to violence.  There is a reason why Democrats are also called  :” bleeding heart liberals.” Too soft, they say.
On the other hand, Time also says I’m 34 % Liberal.   According to Time poll,  I’m a  bit Liberal because ………

1.  I prefer to watch documentaries over action/ sitcoms TV shows.   That’s true ! ! !  But, is that a liberal thing ?

If I want action, I watch the Military Channel. I think I’m already an expert on WW2 history.  And , oh, what a treat……. There’s COSMOS on National Geographic Channel. It’s a remake of Carl Sagan’s 1980  Cosmos series. And you can believe this or not, but I haven’t watched any TV sitcoms for years ! Not. a. single. one. Do you believe me ?  Well, I just bought the 3rd season dvd of Walking Dead.  I don’t even know on what channel  it’s showing and at what time.  I’m trying to catch up. I really am.

* ponders*

I did manage to watch The Oscars, from beginning to end.  Sorry, my mind is  starting to wander  again……..

Back to topic……

2. I’d rather go to New York’s Metropolitan Art Museum than to Times Square. And  I’d rather go to archaelogical diggings than go partying.

* shakes head *

I need to publish this now  before I get depressed . I mean, I would rather go to archaelogical diggings  than party ? What’s up with that ?


Tomorrow, I’m going to resign  from my school clubs….. Go Home Club and Knitting/Embroidery Club.

How the heck did this post end up like this ? Well, it’s 3 AM . G’night.

*clicks Publish *