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.
The gamer in me has been resurrected, so instead of reading blogs, I spend my free time playing nowadays.
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.
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 )
Pichi-pichi ( steamed cassava with grated fresh coconut )
Ube Roll (purple yam cake )
Cuchinta ( steamed rice ? I don’t know why it’s orange in color ….. that is so yummy !)
Mocha cake with coffee butter icing ( what’s with Filipinos and mocha cakes ? he he )
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
From my sister, Sperry sneakers and Michael Kors handbag
From my cousin, a Hillfigger handbag and assorted make-ups
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.