I wish I could turn back the clock

Renxkyoko Iglesias here, hello, hi, how are you ?

 

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 WordPress.com!
You registered on WordPress.com 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.

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I’ll just sleep it off.

 

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

 

Check out my manga/anime/video games blogsite at http://2megaworthitwordpresscomblog.wordpress.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

53 responses to this post.

  1. Quite honoured to be in connection with such experienced blogger like you….:)….compliments on completing 7 years……
    Yes, lot’s of sad and unfortunate events are happening worldwide, and that gives us the resolve to be more united and stay strong and fight it out….

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  2. Hello Ren! I got a notification that mine has been around for seven years too. It doesn’t feel like I’ve had it for that long. :O Oh my boyfriend isn’t my boyfriend anymore since we got married! Yay! 😀 It’s been awhile since I commented on here, but I still read your posts.I’ll try to comment on here more often. :3

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  3. Congratulations on your first seven years. I know how you feel regarding the state of the nation.

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  4. Wow, seven years that is truly an amazing achievement indeed, and something you should be really proud of: congratulations! As for the state of this world, I was saying it to a friend of mine this morning. There are times when I really don’t want to live in this world anymore because of all the sad and terrible things that keep happening. On the other hand though, if we live in fear and sadness because of a bunch of crazy people that seem determined to ruin everything, we let them win and that’s just not worth it.
    I hope your blog will continue for many more years to come!

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    • I hope I can continue on, Raistlin. Do you know that it’s only this year, 2017 , that I get to post more often , at most 3 x a month. Before this , it was like, one post a month, sometimes , 1 in 2 months. I am amazed ( and very appreciative ) that my long time readers still read me, and I feel the same enthusiasm when they see my name on their email folder.

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  5. Happy 7 years! Iwas reminded last week of my 7 years but couldn’t reblog it😂 I’m inept
    It was so sad about Las Vegas if only people would value life more

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    • Oct. 1 is my anniversary…….. but actually , my move was much earlier than that. My buddies used to post on Live.com, then I guess it was bought by WordPress….. so , whether we liked it or not, all our live.com blogposts were transferred, lock, stock and barrel to WP, unofficially in March , 2010, and officially in October 1, 2010.

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  6. Congratulations,keep going .

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  7. Happy anniversary nonetheless.

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  8. Yeah, once Americans decided it was okay to slaughter children, the rest comes as no surprise.

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    • This is what happens when leaders /politicians are beholdened to weapons manufacturers and to a powerful organization ( NRA ) that advocates gun proliferation. Gun culture is already in people’s DNA.

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  9. Congrats on your blogiversary. I have said hello and goodbye to many bloggers in my journey. Thanks for your friendship!

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  10. Posted by Rocco B on October 5, 2017 at 1:11 am

    Grats on being around this long Ren :D. hope you continue to do so!.

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  11. Wow. 7 years! We plan to stop by the end of year 5, if we get there!

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    • I’m running out of interesting topics to talk about. That’s why, I post just 2 or 3x a month. And to me, that’s a lot already. I used to post once a month.

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  12. Don’t lose sight of the fact that for the vast majority of people, things are much better than they were in any century you care to pick.

    Also, recognize that you are now a lot “closer” to tragedies than anyone ever was. That’s both due to the fast response when it comes to getting news out there, and due to the fact that for events such as these, you are being inundated by images (often the same images played on a loop) 24/7.

    Contrast that with the Christmas day tsunami that killed over a quarter of a million people. Or, for that matter, the fact that roughly 90 people each and every day die in automobile accidents doesn’t make the news. We don’t read their names on the news, we don’t send flowers, the President doesn’t visit.

    These are all tragedies, but we don’t live them. We don’t have them shoved into our eyeballs wherever we look.

    I’m not saying we shouldn’t “feel”; we absolutely should. I’m saying that if all you look at is a toilet bowl all day, you might not appreciate what’s around it. You might not even appreciate the marvel that is the toilet bowl.

    Yes, that is an attempt at humor, but it’s also a metaphor to think about.

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    • I get it, disperser.

      Anyways, although I always say I feel I’ve been already desensitized by all these tragic events, the day before I posted this, I donated blood. The line was long, it took me 4 hours to get it done…. about 10 minutes for one pint of blood. I got a free T-shirt , though. My cousin was rejected…. she’s iron deficient. ( she pulled an all nighter, 3 nights in a row for her exams ….. became anemic because of that … she didn’t get a T-shirt )

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  13. Whoa! Happy anniversary!! 🙂

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  14. Happy anniversary Ren! you are not that old yet, at least not older than me haha

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  15. Happy Blogaversery. I just completed 5 years. Guess that makes you my older sister in the blogging world! I feel old too. I left all of my old friends when I moved to California at 19… and then to India at 35… That was 8 years ago. Damn, where did all the time go. Can barely remember the faces of the first set of friends anymore, except for the three that keep honored positions in my heart…

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    • I’m your Ate ( older sister in Filipino language ) in the blogging world, ha ha. Im still close friends with my high school classmates, two of whom have gotten married, and I was their bridesmaid, and one is getting married in June, and I’ll be her maid of honor. I’ve been friends with them since elementary. * sigh * I’m afraid I’m the proverbial ” always the bridesmaid, never the bride. ” He he

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  16. Congratulations! That’s so cool- 7 years!
    (I just completed 1, haha)

    Yup, Vegas was an insane tragedy, I just can’t seem to process it anymore…

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    • You’re right. I don’t think anyone can process these tragic events anymore. This is the second one this year where at least 50 people died .

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  17. Ranker.com is looking for Anime content writers. The post made me think of your blog so I wanted to send you the link.
    https://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/wri/d/seeking-anime-content-writers/6332815289.html

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    • The site is cool. Unfortunately, I don’t think I’m that knowledgeable on animes. I’m just a casual fangirl . ^^” Check out Karandi of 100WordAnime. Click on her avatar on my LIKE list. She writes well too. Me ? I’ m a lousy writer.Thanks, just the same.

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  18. I just had my seven year anniversary too! Happy blogversary to you Ren 😊
    For now, let’s leave it at that. Think unhappy thoughts another time… Xx

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    • There are a lot of us with 7 year anniversary. I think 2010 was the year Live.com bloggers moved to WordPress. Just guessing.

      Oh, hey, I’m not going to this kind of events anytime soon. A member of my cousin’s Drum and Bugle Corps was one of the dead victims. He was 19 years old.

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  19. Congrats on the 7 years!! 🙂

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  20. I don’t know for how many years I have been visiting your Blog but it is certainly quite a few and you are one of those people who are on my blogroll because what ever you write about there is a kind of lovely charm and immediacy attached to it which warms my heart. Bless you and keep blogging. You always cheer me up and we all need that 🙂

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  21. Happy blog-a-versary! It’s funny how people come and go from the blogging world. There are so many I wonder about – where they are now, if they’ll ever come back.

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  22. Happy 7th to you! Mine was the end of August (forgot about it) and 5 years on WP. I’ve felt like being under the covers with comfort food…. sigh.

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  23. Happy 7 years! Wow, that’s really been long. It makes me wonder now if in 7 years I would still be here, but I’m hoping. 🙂 Anyway, I’m glad to have become one of your followers before hitting 7. I hope you won’t stop blogging and you get to inspire more people. 😊🎂
    As for what’s happening in US, I hope that would the last. Please take extra care. My prayers to all the people there. 😦

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  24. Sleep is always a good idea. Congrats on blogging for seven years. That shows commitment.

    It’s sad to hear that your online buddies have gone AWOL. Just like real life, internet friends come and go due to life commitments. I have lost count of the blogs I follow that suddenly go silent. Hopefully all their authors are okay.

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  25. Congratulations, I have been with you for a very long time. Like I guess 5+

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