Hello, there. Renxkyoko Iglesias here.
My last post was about crying at sad movies, and I listed down some of the movies that tugged at my heartstrings. But I forgot one…. the last Toy Story movie. I cried at that part where grown -up Andy
bequeathes gives away his beloved treasures toys brat child who will take care of my stuff lovingly.
.In that box are over a hundred beautiful Barbie gowns and dresses, a revolving dress closet, kitchen, dresser, ( I gave away that
stupid cute barbie car a long time ago), etc. and most importantly, my Toy Story toys… Woody, Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head, Jessie, and sadly, my beloved Buzz Lightyear. * Buzz, parting is such sweet sorrow. But I’m an adult now. I can’t play with you anymore. So, here’s to you, pal…. To Virginity Infinity and Beyond !!!!! *
Oh. I’m keeping my complete collection of Pokemon cards. Sorry, kid. You don’t know what
my mother I went through to complete it. Not gonna happen.
So…….. here’s part 2 of my fun vacation in the Philippines, as promised.
We spent the first few days after our arrival visiting malls, shopping, and tasting Filipino foods and delicacies at the mall food courts. So, okay, not all were Filipino foods, like this Japanese omurice rice ( fried rice wrapped in omelette ) and sizzling steak with mushroom gravy.
That red thing is ketchup. I think Filipinos love ketchup., seriously. I mean, my father drowns his sunny side up in that thing and my Mom does it with French fries. Half a bottle of ketchup is used up for medium sized fries. Oh, and it has to be Del Monte catsup, not Hunt’s, nor Heinz… Eh, what am I saying …..
.Steak, with rice, and I don’t know if you can see the sunny side up, but it’s there, with the carrots and beans. Ha ha What a combo. Both dishes are USD 2 each. Cheap, huh.
Photos below are of family reunion at our house.
That’s me in the photo, looking bored. But I wasn’t bored. I was concentrating on the Monopoly game.
Just a few slice of life photos above.
The following day, we were invited by a relative to see the smallest volcano in the world, Taal Volcano , located about an hour drive ( 50 km./31 mi ) from our house. Taal Volcano is active, in fact, there were so much seismic activities that were detected in 2011. Its last violent eruption was in 1977.
The drive to Taal was quite interesting . Our relative, who was also the driver, played the same songs over and over again… ABBA, Tears for Fears, and one singer whose name I can’t recall at the moment. Worse, she and my Mom knew the lyrics… so yeah. * You are the dancing queen, young and sweet, only seventeen….lalala ” . The singing was interrupted when Mom opened the glove compartment and saw a small gun. ” What the h*ll ! ” So, okay, our relative ia a senior Prosecutor in the city of Manila, and that gun was issued to her by the mayor for her protection. Three years ago, she prosecuted the mistress of a rich man for attempted murder. Our relative received death threats purportedly made by the mistress’s relative. They are now both in jail. And our relative assured us there were no bullets in the gun. Still…. Anyway, they continued singing. It drove me crazy. And then I saw this……
.Can you read it ? It says ” Warning. P 2,000 ( $46) Minimum Payment for Bumping Barrier. ” Ha ha ha ! We don’t have that here in the US !
Well, I have to stop here. Part 2 of our Taal Volcano trip will be on my next post.
Thank you for reading , folks ! be well, and PEACE !