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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.




Something cute….9 year old kids singing

Hi, Renxkyoko Iglesias here !


Well, that rant on my previous post….. it was cathartic, so give me some slack, okay ?


To make up for that , here’s something cute. This is from a Philippine TV variety show ( I think it’s a  kids’ singing contest ) where three 9- year – old kids sing to Beyoncé’s song Listen. Even if you cannot understand the language, you can tell it’s an unrehearsed singing contest.


This is 3 minutes, 35 seconds of your precious time, folks.








Geez, I even forgot this post had no title…. just edited.

Hi, Renxkyoko Iglesias here.


I’m trying to zone out politics here in the US, but I can longer pretend I don’t  give an effing  sh*t  about all that bullcr*p that’s coming out of the White House every effing day. Pardon my  language  but, what the hell !


That’s all for now, but I’ll be back !  Sheesh .




Our First Karaoke Experience in the USA Together

Reblogged this on my site…. just click on my avatar. You guys know where to find me. lol


But before  you read  my blogger friends’ post, ( been reading these two lovey doveys for years, and never found out they were already an internet couple, Jenny in the Philippines and Tim in the US. Philippine culture is getting embedded in Tim’s DNA.  He writes some hilarious observations  about Philippine culture.


Anyways, , before anything else, here’s another video from the Philippines…… 3  9 -year -old kids belting out Listen by Beyoncé, unrehearsed, unprepared, but on the spot. …… I suspect this comes from karaoke practices at these kids’ homes.

Karaoke, which in the Philippines is often called videoke, is a National past time for Filipinos. While Americans are eating apple pies and watching baseball the Filipinos are perfecting a musical craft while drunk off their ass.

videoke Filipinos doing what they do best: disturbing the neighbors.

Like most Filipinos, Jenny can sing. As you well know, I can’t.

I won’t embarrass her with praise, but her singing voice is one of my favorite things about her. Another favorite is how she always remembers to flush the toilet. Our family is batting .500 in that aspect. Speaking of bats, you should have seen the latest present I left. And when I say bats, I mean both the baseball kind and the night stalking ones.

A few weeks ago Jenny mentioned how much she missed singing and wanted to do karaoke. So, we looked up some local places. One was right…

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What the ! ! No Way ! What did I just watch ? ?


Hi, Renxkyoko Iglesias here !


I got an email from a  friend who informed  me about this Filipino singer  who sang LIVE on this popular Philippine radio station WISH FM 107.5 BUS that has a YouTube Channel . This radio station is inside a bus and is always on the road, and features local artists , mostly amateurs…… so, anyways, I got to watch and listen to this guy named Marcelito Pomoy, who just blew my brains off.  I mean, what the heck ! ! !   He’s freakin’ insane !


You guys, seriously , you just have to  watch this. He sings The Prayer, a Celine Dion – Andrea Bocelli duet.


Spoiler Alert ! !  He sings a duet with himself ! ! !




I swear, Filipinos love for karaoke does wonders.  Or , maybe Filipinos’ musical talent  is genetic, ( the best in Asia, and that’s a fact…… I’m supposed to write about this on this post, but I want this one to be a special post  ) or ,  does it come from the rice they eat, 3 times a day ?


Without further ado, here’s Marcelito.  Please click  and prepare to be surprised.   Have fun ! ! !


And you really have to watch …. don’t click LIKE without watching.












Uhm,  guys……  the  girl on my previous post……  * cough *  that’ s  me. * cough * and that’s my dog.

A 5-K Run, a Hypothetical Question


Hi,  Renxkyoko Iglesias here .


” Happy ” Independence Day, fellow Americans.


I just participated in a 5 K – Run this morning. It’s called  Run for  Freedom.  It was my first run , and my finish time was 25 minutes. ( pics will follow soon , but not on this post )


I have a hypothetical question. There’s this girl who broke up with her boyfriend . Two years ago, they went to the animal shelter to adopt a dog. The dog chosen was a month old puppy. Although she paid the adoption fees,  the puppy was registered under the boyfriend’s name.  The girl took care of the dog from  day one, and she’s now 2 years old,. But then a week ago,  the girl finally managed to break up with the boyfriend. ( She’s been contemplating breaking up for over a year ) The guy got so mad that he threatened to come over to get ” his ” dog. The girl woke up the family and told them not to open the door ( it was 2 AM ) . He did come, but no one opened the door and thank goodness, he left immediately.  He called up again and said he was going to take her to court if she didn’t hand over the dog.  Her mother was so angry too that she said if he or anyone came over again, she’d call the cops.


The girl told her co workers about this problem. They said she should gather proofs that she was the true owner of the dog ( like medical bills ,etc ), and they also advised her to watch her back because it looks like he is THAT kind of person.


The question is, should she stand her ground ?