Archive for October, 2017

Food Stereotyping, just for fun


So,  last week  a co-worker  gave  us  a list of what  dish to bring for our potluck party  to be held  next week.  Dennis, my  lab co-worker noticed something about the list.  “ Psstst,  hey, Ren , check out the list.  Do you think we’ve been stereotyped ? ” See, there are  5  techs at the lab…. 3 Filipinos, 1 white, 1 Vietnamese, and the dishes we’re supposed to bring are :

Ren  – lumpia ( meat eggroll )


Francine ( Filipina girl )–pancit noodles

Dennis (  Filipino-Italian ) —  chicken adobo

Trang ( Vietnamese )– Vietnamese spring roll

Robert ( white guy )– mac ‘n cheese


There are 7 others on the list . Amanda’s , a Mexican,  is  carne asada,  and  Mrs. Curtis’ , an African -American is , tah dah !  fried chicken.


Whoever made the list,  two thumbs up.


This reminds me of  a Filipino comedian  who once guested  on  Jay Leno’s The Tonight Show.  His  says his dad, who’s white, was  in the military when he met his mother. But then , his dad ‘s side of the family  was kind of racist, and  he and his mother were never acknowledged. So, he asked his Dad why he married his Mom. The dad said,  “ Because I like Chinese food. “…  But ,Dad, Mom is a Filipina. ” and he replied ,  well, rice is rice.


Most of you know  that I worked part-time ( since high school and for 5 years ) at Baskin and Robbins. ( In case you don’t know, it’s an ice cream shop )  So, about stereo-typing ……..  after 5 years working in food retail,  I can say people of certain ” race “, for some reason,  do have specific preferences.

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For example, when I see a Mexican walk in, I make a bet with myself  she’s going to order vanilla-strawberry  with a waffle cone upgrade, and I stand in front of the  trays , all ready to scoop the aforementioned flavors before she even orders.  He he he


Here are other examples:

Old African -American ladies—- black walnut/praline and cream or old – fashioned butter pecan


Middle- aged white men — Rocky Road


Asians— nutty coconut with pistachio (  Mexicans like this, as well ) or coffee ice cream.  Young Asians always buy Cappuccino Blast.


Russians– Banana Royal /Jamocha Fudge


White ladies— mint chip


Teenagers—- Oreo, Cookies and Cream or with CSnickers, Reeses Peanut Butter Cup.


Guys,  the probability this different group of people will order these flavors is 90%  to 100 %. I kid you not.


My mother , though, likes Rocky Road  and Mocha.


Let me know your favorite flavor ice cream on the comments below.


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I’m Being random lately

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So, I’ve been saying I don’t give a D about what’s going on here in the US. Politics is so stressful and such a pain in the arse. But , last week, I donated  blood for the Las Vegas victims. ( got a nice , free T-shirt, too ). The line was long, about 3 hours long, then it took   about 45 minutes to prep me, and  then  about 10 to 15 minutes to fill up a pint  of my blood…. drip, drip, drip.


Twenty two wildfires are ravaging Northern California, where I live. Twenty two fires , all at the same time ? I smell a rat. I’m not a conspiracy theorist, but I feel this is arson.  The fires are all over…. Butte County, Fresno, Sonoma, and darn it, Napa Valley, which is just 30 minutes from my city.. Napa  is a beautiful place and they say it looks like the south of France, with all these rolling hills and vineyards , as far as the eyes can see.  Napa Valley is the biggest supplier of wines in the US.  I was just there last week for a friend’s bachelorette party.  I bought 3 bottles of excellent red wine. So, please, not Napa Valley !


I suspect  there are bad men who want to take down liberal California, the 7th largest economy in the world. Our Governor has declared our state a Sanctuary State, and this doesn’t sit well with the Right. I hope I’m wrong.

Random photo of our peach tree.


And apple tree.



I’ve been watching tons of movies on Netflix and Hulu. I guess I’m over-compensating for not watching any movies and TV shows for years.


I don’t watch Walking Dead , believe it or not, though I did manage to watch the first season. I don’t like it if there’s too much drama. I stopped after the  Governor arc …. it upset me that instead of helping survivors, the Governor killed them.  Why ? It was so stupid  . Then, there’s an evil cult ? Eff it . I quit.  World War Z is more my type, where everyone is on survival mode, and people help each other to survive.


I just watched a Belgian crime story, ” Hotel Beau Sejour. ”  It’s subtitled, and I highly recommend it.


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I have a new entry, a review of  Yumenara Samenaide manga,  a true love story.


Okay. This is all for now. Thank you for reading, folks.





I wish I could turn back the clock

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For the first time, WordPress has reminded me that I’ve been blogging for 7 years. WP has never done this before.


7 Year Anniversary Achievement
Happy Anniversary with!
You registered on 7 years ago.
Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging.


I feel old…… and very, very nostalgic.  All my friends from the old forum ( then we all moved to WP ) are gone now. Phio-chan, Alexis, Kioko  ? Where are you guys ? Phio-chan is from Indonesia, a medical student, Alexis is from Oregon, and teaches English in China, and believe it or not, she’s my co-author here on my blogsite,, and Kioko’s from Michigan. I wonder if she’s still with her boyfriend. I miss all the fun we had, fangirling over mangas and animes.  I think it was my fault that they stopped communicating with me. Guys, I still read mangas and watch animes. Come backkkkkkk !


Anyway, thank you for the happy memories , my friends.


And about the Las Vegas massacre……. I have no more tears to shed.  The last time I cried, it was  for the massacre of  20 students at  Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, and Trayvon Martin. I have already become inured to what’s happening here in the US…. mass shootings, massacres, police violence , racism, political shenanigans…. what else ? It’s a burlesque world we are living in now.


I’ll just sleep it off.


This is all . Peace to all and live green, folks.


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