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Thoughts swirling on my mind

Hiya ! Renxkyoko Iglesias here.


I’m sorry I haven’t been reading your blogs, even on my off  days.  I’ve been doing other things… stuff that I haven’t done for quite a while. Hopefully, I maybe able to catch up  on my blog reading this week.


I’ve been thinking a lot about politics these days. The tense situation between North Korea and the US  is a bit scary. I’m not worried about the US getting attacked by that murdering Dear Leader Kim Jung-On. I’m more concerned  about the countries near North Korea…. South Korea, duh, ( capital Seoul is a mere 50 km. from DMZ ), Japan, Taiwan, The Philippines.

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I wonder what Japan and S. Korea are feeling now. I just watched a video of Japanese school children having an emergency drill in case of a nuclear attack. Even though it’s just a drill, we can see terror on the children’s faces. * omg, the kids  are sitting ducks *



I don’t know what’s going on in South Korea, though. Here’s what I know……. there’s currently a heavy influx of South Korean nationals to the Philippines. Immigration of South Koreans to the Philippines has been on-going for about 2 decades now. There’s now a huge Korean Town in Manila where before there was none.  In our subdivision alone, Paris Hilton built a ten   10- story building  condominium resort complex , just walking distance from our house, and all units are already sold out to South Korean and Japanese nationals. Also walking distance from our house in the subdivision is a Korean elementary and high school. ( used to be Japanese school, but they moved to another place).


I wrote about our vacation house at Boracay Island , a famous touristy beach island  in the Philippines.  The house has 3 floors ( 4, including the rooftop with a million – dollar view of the ocean ),  7 bedrooms, 5 bath/toilets, and we originally planned to rent it out to tourists. When we went there in 2014, there wasn’t even a bed we could sleep in. Interior of the house at        I’m not shamelessly plugging it in, mind you.  To my Filipino readers who have been enquiring about the house, sorry, folks, it won’t be available until 2020.


That ‘s how our vacation house looked like  in June 2014.  By December 2014, the house was already fully booked up to March , 2015, but then in April 2015, the whole house ( except one bedroom reserved for our family ) was rented by South Koreans , with contract good up to 2020. They even employed a full – time gardener.   So, okay, I’m digressing….. well, our tenants are South Koreans. Just sayin’.


I guess this is what’s going on with South Koreans, especially those who can afford to make a quick get away in case a North Korean attack happens. There’s even a joke why South Koreans are not worried about North Korea….. because half of the population are already living in the Philippines…… aaaargh !  It’s a joke, guys. I know…… it’s tasteless. Nuclear war is not something to joke about. Sorry.


I hope and pray nothing happens.  I hope these pronouncements from this  man at the White House are  mere rhetorics and he’s just  trying to deflect the country’s attention away from his  Russian  connection …. but then, provoking a madman like Dear Leader  Kim Jun -ong  is catastrophically dangerous , with millions of lives at stake.


We called our aunty in the Philippines and she informed us that , at this moment, the Philippines is more concerned about the 6.4 earthquake that occurred in Batangas on Aug.11 ( just 50  miles from Manila , the capital city ). The country is afraid that more earthquakes will occur in the next few days. * sigh *  Volcanic eruptions, off the chart typhoons, and earthquakes. The Philippines had the largest volcanic eruption in the 20th century ( 1991 ) and the strongest typhoon ever recorded in the world in 2013 . ( typhoon Hayain )and an 8.0 earthquake sometime in the 1990’s. What else can the world pile up on top of these catastrophies ? ( not to mention Japan’s tsunamis ) Oh, wait, threat of nuclear war.




M.Pacquiao, Philippine boxer, wins again

It was quite an exciting fight,and this time, I managed to watch without running away and hiding in my room, haha. But I did cover my face the whole time, and peeped through my fingers covering my face. Frankly,  I don’t really like boxing. I think it’s such a brutal sport. It didn’t help seeing  Manny Pacquiao’s opponent’s face  all smashed up early in the fight, and , they say,  he’s in fact going to retire after having his optical bone shattered . To his credit, Pacquiao said the referee should have stopped the fight as  this is not what boxing is all about. I agree 100%.  Watching these 2 fighters slugging it out, and my family and 9 guests yelling and shouting with such delight, I had visions of Roman spectators doing the same thing, urging  gladiators to fight to the death.  Having said that, I have to admit I am elated he won. He is, after all, a Filipino, like myself. I just wish another Filipino would accomplish something as great in a, uhm, less brutal fashion,  ( 6_6)’, let’s say, in science or in the arts.

Ah, Harry Potter !  You bet I’m going to go to the cinema and watch it on big screen. < laughs > Okay, I know I’m too old for this, but I’m still interested  to see how the main actors have grown through all these years. It’s sad  Daniel Radcliff  is vertically challenged, ahaha, but I still feel great affection for the guy. Not swooning  anymore, though.  ( ^__^)”

But, what’s this ? Is this just a part of the hype or is this an honest – to goodness modern day Quidditch sport , in real life ?   I can’t believe something like this is going on in America. This is just ridiculous. Well, a Quidditch World Tournament is ongoing somewhere in New York City with 46 teams competing. Don’t hold your breath. They are not flying…. they just run around with broomsticks tucked between their legs .  For real, I’m not kidding. I’ve seen the video. But here’s one …. Harvard students practicing the sport. And they look so serious  and earnest too…. well , good for them. I wish them luck !  Ahahaha !


What is Quidditch?  It’s a sport in Harry Potter books, much like a basketball, except the players fly.  Indulge me and read on. Hahaha !  < clears throat> So, okay, there’s a goalpost, like basketball’s basket, a Quaffle that is made of leather, (  shaped like a football ) and the Golden Snitch, that walnut – sized thing that a Seeker has to capture , alone, while his teammates try to score on the goalposts. Usually, the best flier in the team becomes the Seeker. Harry Potter is a Seeker, the youngest , so far, in Quidditch history. * coughs*. The part of a Seeker has supposedly the most glamorous role in the team, but at the same time, receives the worst injuries.  ” Take out the Seeker! ”  is an opponent’s team battlecry. It’s difficult to score a goal, and  if the Seeker  catches  the Golden Snitch, it’s game over, since it’s worth 12 points.  Okay, enough…. < bangs head on pillow >

Yes! I am now officially a Geek !  I’m taking off my * coughs * glamorous *coughs* Muggle outfit, and now donning my Gryffindor  robe.

Well, this is all for now. I’m off to reread the last book in the series, and hopefully, get to see Harry Potter this week, and write my $ 0.02 worth , and you bet it’s going to be a good one, no matter what. Bye and peace !