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It Is What It Is…..

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An incident in the Philippines, Aug.21, 2020.


The city government also found that the establishment is not approved by the Food and Drug Administration.


The beauty product  has in its label,  ”   Manufactured  for Elegant Beauty Products Inc.

 Address :  1st flr.. 707 Sto. Cristo St. , San Nicolas , Manila Province, P.R. China


Made in P.R.C   ( People’s Republic of China.) 


The label  brazenly says Manila is a province of China. 

Manila Mayor, Francisco Moreno , has called for the deportation of 2 Chinese nationals ( as undesirable aliens ) …….. they are two  of 5 owners that own the company (  the other  2  are  ” Filipinos ” with Chinese  last names, and one with Filipino   name , Lazada . )  They also found out that the  products have not been approved by the Philippines’ FDA ( Food and Drug Administration,} and immediately,  Manila’s Bureau of Permits closed 4 stalls  that sell these products  and closed and padlocked the building at the address indicated on the label.  ” I will write to the Bureau of Immigration to deport these Chinese nationals as undesirable aliens.”, the mayor said.



Chinese nationals and Filipino -Chinese are  notorious in  doing illegal and dishonest business in the Philippines. Fake products  from China.  ( In China, even Coke is being faked.)   Toxic food products.  ( Melamine in milk products , anyone ?} Sadly, and tragically,  they  can pass thru the  Bureau of Customs, the most corrupt agency in the Philippines.

Wait, let me tell you  a story…………..  My parents knew of a simple bodegero  (  a Customs employee who merely watched over stuff stored   at a Customs warehouse, called bodega. } ,but, from his measly government salary,   was able to own   3 SUVs and  a huuuge mansion.  In fact, we were invited for dinner at their  house when we were there on vacation.    In the house was an ugly, tacky , kind of  huge woody chandelier hanging from really high ceiling, and which I thought looked like the chandelier  at  Count Dracula’s castle.  That image of that chandelier  got stucked in my brain.


The Mrs. even bragged that  what she spent for curtains in her mansion was more than what she received from her lump sum retirement pension. Holy Molly !   He’s now deceased,  and unless he had confessed his sins  and  received the Last Sacraments before he bit the dust ,  I’m sure  where exactly he is now.   So corrupt.  Sorry, I digress


Moving on……..


Mayor Francisco Moreno is currently  the most dominant  political figure  in the Philippines, so I’m elated that he has finally conveyed  to his millions of constituents what he truly thinks about this grave situation  that is happening in the country ,  even mentioning the aggression  of  China in Philippine territorial seas in his Breaking News appearance on national TV, …..that is  in marked contrast to  President Rodrigo Duterte, who is  now clearly  seen as a coward, inutile ( how he actually describes himself when it comes to dealing with China ) and a lackey of  the Chinese Communist Party.  Because of his Build, Build, Build ambition, he is now owned by China. Debt, Debt, Debt.  He wants to surpass  the 75 -year achievements  of  past presidents  during his 6 -year term… he wants his Build, Build, Build programs  as monument to his greatness.  History will soon reveal that he buried the country with debt and sold off  the Philippines, literally, to a foreign country.  His remark ” Do you want the Philippines to be a territory of the US or a province of China. ? ”  That’s the origin of the Philippines, a province of China.  He’s now the laughing stock  of  Asia.  Filipinos smell treason. (   Idiotic question… the Philippines is the most pro-American country in the world. Take that with a grain of salt, but it’s a fact. I heard this on MSNBC…….. the  top 5 countries that love America. LOL   The notion of  the Philippine Armed Forces siding with China is laughable.  Take note :  In  early 2019 China sought  to lease 3 islands near  Subic Bay,  formerly the site  of the largest US naval base in the world. China said the lease would be used as tourist resorts.  *  snicker *    It was  vehemently rejected  and blocked by Philippine Armed Forces ,  saying that the country  should allow only  ”   close   Allies ” on   Subic Bay. .  What Filipinos do not know is that at least 100 US warships  every year still go to Subic.  So, instead,  it will be operated by an Australian -US  commercial venture.  To be honest,  I’m baffled by these developments. Duterte  sings the praises  of China openly but behind the scenes……. Philippine military and the US…….. you can speculate , of course.


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  • whisper *    I want Mayor Francisco Moreno  to run for President of the Philippines in 2022,  but…. * whisper *  I  pray  he’s not another Manchurian candidate.



Public surveys show that 77% of Filipinos want China to be held accountable for the spread of Covid, ” which has hammered the Philippine economy  more than its Southeast Asian neighbors and claimed thousands  of lives in the Philippines.  ”


I’m not stoking anti-something.  I just want readers to know what’s going on in some parts of the world. The news here in the US  are the  C-Virus and the coming 2020 election ,  24/7, and nothing else.  Even the nuclear-bomb -like blast in Lebanon didn’t make the grade.  Well, so okay, it was mentioned, but it sounded like an afterthought.   Americans should also be made aware  that’s what’s going on around the world will have a huge impact   on the planet’s future.


Do you guys know what happened in HongKong ? ? ?   My heart goes out to the people of HongKong.  But the world couldn’t do anything to help  HongKongers  because it is part of China.  The CCP  has taken over  HongKong.  It  has totally and  irrevocably lost its freedom ! ! !


Next is Taiwan.


And on-going…… the South China Sea, and all the territorial seas and sovereignity  of  the Philippines, Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam, Indonesia….  India, Brunei, Malaysia, the Himalayas,  are blatantly ,and brazenly being claimed by  Winnie the Pooh . China’s  Nine -Dash line encompasses almost 90 % of the whole area, running as far as 2,000 kilometers  from mainland China to within  a few  kilometers off Philippine coastline.





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Is All I’m Sayin’… Unfiltered

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Just to let you know, fellow environmentalists…….




Do you know what the problem of the  so-called “progressives ” is?  Just because tRump’s government is in a “cold war” situation with that country,   they  ignore  the danger and the aggressiveness of this country, nay, they  even defend the stance of this country  ( I’ve read their blogs but if you’re reading  this, you know who you are ) …. because the ENEMY OF MY ENEMY IS MY FRIEND.


In the Philippine seas, Filipino fishermen are being harassed by Chinese militia  vessels on Philippine waters…. last year, a Filipino fishing vessel was rammed by a Chinese vessel, and sailed away ,leaving the fishermen in the the waters and were saved by Vietnamese fishermen…. then , just 3 weeks ago, the Chinese  again rammed a Filipino fishing vessel,  causing the death of 14 fishermen.


Also , last year, Chinese vessels vacuumed West Philippine Sea of giant clams  ( the biggest clams in the world are found in the Philippines ) ,and a Chinese vessel was caught on Philippine waters , at Turtle Island  ( Apo Island )   with hundreds of turtles .


And , they have been seen near  Tubattaha Reef, a UNESCO Heritage site, and one of the most protected site in the world.


Please, please , check out this video.  And please click the other video, too. If the Chinese  can go as far as  South  America…….. Truly unconscionable…. if they have their way, they will decimate all the elephants in the world,  for their tusks.. they take advantage of African people’s poverty.



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Thank goodness , I’m a geek

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I’m this close to being a nervous wreck…good thing I’m a geek .  Guess what, I can watch animes,  read mangas, and play video games…..   Happiness ! !  So, I go to Netflix,  choose an anime,  Japan Sinks 2020, and I’m like,  “Uhm…. Fine ! I like disaster and survival movies. “ The main characters are a family… the Mom  is a Filipina from the Philippines, Dad is Japanese and their 2 children. Spoiler  :   Japan does sink, and new map shows  Taiwan and the Philippines  are not in the map anymore.



That didn’t go well.


Okay, next in my relaxation  agenda——> Video games……….




I like a little bit of stealth in a game, but not all stealth ! !  Just a few minutes into the game and I’m already a nervous wreck …..  problem is, I don’t give up and I’m a completionist.



Oh, joy !  This is going to take a while…….


I do take a break from intense playing……


I read a manga…..  Shoujo….. Romance.  Woohoo !


So do you know where I got my Internet name  Ren x Kyoko  ?  From the manga  Skip Beat, which I’ve been reading since middle school.  Only one chapter comes out each month,  and currently,  it’s now 284 chapters. Do the math, ha ha ha ! It’s a slow burn romance ( and that’s an understatement ).  Ren gets to confess his love for Kyoko  at Chapter  279, just a few months ago.


I was like this in high school…………




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Bahahahaha !


Chapter 149 above  is when Kyoko gets a peck on the cheek  from  Ren.      A peck on the cheek !  I almost fell off the chair when I saw that.  LOL !  Ah, sweet innocence.


Chapter 279,  Ren  kisses Kyoko’s hand after confessing.


I wonder at what chapter Ren x Kyoko kiss.


Lemme guess….. I’ll be sitting in my rocking chair, drinking hot cocoa, clacking my dentures,  watching over my grandkids……. and reading  Chapter 5000. That’s when they finally kiss.  * swoon *


Well, this is this and that is that.


Bye for now.


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Ren x Kyoko Uncensored

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2020 has been such a roller coaster ride for me, and I don’t know if this will get better in the next few months before 2020 ends.


I’m a card -carrying Democrat, contribute to election campaign, blah, blah… and hell will freeze over first before I vote for Voldemort  , with his bizarre behavior and pronouncements, blatant corruption , shameless nepotism,  stoking racial divisions,   insiduous destruction of American democracy and most importantly, his narcissism and total  lack of empathy.


Despite all these,  my family and I  are now having these   deep,  troubled and  conflicted feelings towards Democrat  Joe Biden.  I am not a single -issue voter… in fact , there are several  issues that Democrats  espouse that I  have long turned my back on , but I still vote Democrat, and will vote Democrat for years to come. The positives  just overwhelmingly  outweigh the negatives.  Oh, and one thing,  I can never join the party of White Supremacists.




I want to know Joe Biden’s foreign policy,  especially  on China and the CCP,  most particularly this effin’s country’s  aggressive, brazen, bullying ,  and hostile and belligerent   encroachment and take-over   and intrusion  on  nearby countries’ territories . Unfortunatey , the news here in the US , and the Democrats, especially those on the left of the spectrum,  have become too insular.  The American public are not given news about what’s going on around the world, goings -on that will affect them in the very, very near future, if they are not resolved  NOW !


I’m sure no American is  aware that  tensions  in the South China Sea between countries India, the Philippines, Indonesia,Vietnam,  Japan, Taiwan, Australia and New Zealand  , and the US  …… againts   China,  are escalating.   All   these countries ,including UK (  the Queen Elizabeth )  and France have already sent aircraft carriers  to South China Sea.  And of course,  US aircraft carriers Nimitz and Ronald Reagan  are already. there and are now joined by 2  B-52 bombers, while about 100 B-52′ s have been deployed to Guam.


Aren’t you guys even aware that WW3  is more likely going to start there ?


Google China’s   fucking Nine -dash line, if you don’t want to believe me..  It encompasses 90% of South China Sea,  from  Japan’s coastline, then , to the south ,up to  Indonesia, and even includes  the coastline of the Philippines.  Already, China has vaccumed  West Philippine Sea of  giant clams and 2 years ago,  a Chinese fishing vessel , with more than 300 turtles , most of them , more than 100 years old, was caught off  Turtle Island  ( Apo Island )in the Philippines …Oh, they so love turtle soup.  China wants to harvest marine life  at Tabuttaha Reef, a Philippine marine territory,  the most protected site in the world. …… Google Tabuttaha Reef, for your information. …..   Indonesia just signed an agreement with the Philippines to surveille  this area together to  protect this area from Chinese military and fishing vessels. Are there birds in China?


Before I forget…….


This  effin’  Tedros of WHO should resign . His credibilty is zero. Why is he still there ?    I applaud Trump’s decision not to contribute to effin’ WHO.


So , now you understand why I’m conflicted  about Joe Biden and the rest of the Democratic Party.  Maybe I’ll sit out this coming election, and not vote at all.  To vote for a candidate who will most likely wimp out is like me picking up a rock and hitting my head with it.


Do you hate me now?















The Reason for the previous post







Our next door neighbor, and us , are the only Asians in the neighborhood. Our Vietnamese neighbors are elderly couple.  Their car is in their garage, ours is on the driveway.


We have 2 suspects….. maybe some person who blames us Asians for the pandemic.


Another is my ex-boyfriend.  He did this before when I broke up with him about 2 years ago.  I suspect he went to my Facebook ……. and saw something that enraged him again.


I wrote several posts about this… I’ve NEVER  talked about my lovelife and relationships until it happened.  Cops in the neighborhood, our neighbors confronting him,  and restraining order.


We  even had to install a CCTV  at our house….. unfortunately, it was off  this time…. We thought  it was safe now.


Sigh.  Here we go again.



There’s a racist in all of us

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……… Some more than  others.


………. And it’s not all about skin color.  (  Although may I point out at least 85% belong to this category. )


………..Religion, ethnicity,   class hierarchy, race superiority


………..  Take your pick or choose your poison


……….. Upon reflection,  I have to acknowledge  there is a racist in me.





I don’t want to speak ill of the dead…. pero…..

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What are you talking about, Ren ?  Well, check out my previous post.   It’s still a hush-hush situation in  my family, but we did get to learn a few details, and I’m telling you, guys,  SLAMS  TABLE ! ! ! ——–>  FLIPS TABLE ! ! !———>  BURNS TABLE ! ! !   I get butterflies in my stomach every time I think of  his 6, 8 and 12 year old kids.   Don’t get me wrong..  I  feel extremely  sad that the husband of my cousin did not seek the help of his family before doing the incomprehensible deed.  Our closely – knit family would unite and help ,there was no doubt about that.  My mother said the Filipino ” AMOR PROPIO ”  culture was a big factor in his decision to commit suicide. He couldn’t face the shame.

What is this Filipino value Amor  Propio?


Simply… it means this  …..


Amor Propio or self – worth, self – esteem, pride ….. that  leads   to   ——->  HIYA  or shame.


This is all  for now.






I have a sad story to tell

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So my last post was in middle of April.  I’ve been doing a lot of stuff these days that I have not done for a long , long time , like, reading my guilty pleasures, ( mangas ….  Comics, Ren?  Why not a  good book , instead ? I know, I know…)   and playing  video games.  ( I have at least 7 unplayed games lined up )


Anyway,  about the title of this post…….


It’s not only sad.. it  is , in fact, shocking, shocking, shocking !


This happened to a close family relative in the Philippines… a young couple…. the wife is the daughter  of  my Mom’s first cousin.  I’m also very close to this couple.  They were at our family reunion middle of February when we were there on vacation.  I never thought that would the last time I’d see  her husband.


You see , the husband shot himself  this week,  ( Thursday AM, May 21 ) . He was just  40 years old,  with 3 young children, aged 12, 8 and 6.


So, what is the story behind this tragedy ?  To date,  we still don’t know.  It couldn’t have been financial ,  could it  ?  Here’s the thing… I’ll call him Rey. Rey  was an accountant , the top honcho of the accounting department of one of the biggest congromelate in Asia. He was also # 2 in national licensing  exam , so I’m sure that was the reason why he was made the top man in the accounting department , with a salary of Philipine peso , PhP 300,000 a month.  $ 6,000 in USD . But then, the average salary of a public school teacher  in the Philippines is ~ Php 20,000  ( USD 400 ) in cities, lower in the provinces and small towns.  So, the reason for the suicide was not a financial problem, right ? And even if, indeed it was, was it so overwhelming that he had decided his beautiful family was way  better off  without him?  His wife does not work, he has 3 very young kids, he has a house mortgage to pay, maybe a car (  his car is a 2019 Honda SUV )  school tuitions , etc.  But he had a freaking Php 300,000 a month salary ! ! They’re getting so much family support ( from wife’s side ) .. in fact, my cousin’s grandma ( my mom’s auntie ) gave them a 3 – floor condominium unit, and the only mortgage they pay  is a small  government housing loan that they used  for renovation. The house was a gift from grandma !  And that 2019 SUV with just a 10,000 mileage was sold to them by her uncle( Mom;s first cousin ) for mere $5,000. It was practically a give -away.  So, what was his problem  !! !! ! ! ! Why, Rey, why ?

By the way, during this covid lockdown in the Philippines, he worked at home.  Then , morning of Thursday, he left for an office meeting. He didn’t go , obviously. Instead, he went to Heritage memorial park ( a cemetery where Rey’s dad is buried ), the security guard let him in, he parked the car on the street near his dad’s graveyard, nobody knew what he did, maybe he said goodbye to his dad,  texted  Lexie , his 12 year old daughter, (  ” Take care of your brothers, ” ) then , according to the guard, he  heard a gunshot, found him in his car, dead, wearing a seatbelt, the gun on the passenger side, and a Bible and Rosary on his lap.






I can’t… I’m out of here.







Another surprising find from, and a bit of gloomy news on Corona Virus


Random  photo of yours truly at the Vatican..( one of my most favorite pics ) and this is a pic  where I ‘m  almost all alone, surrounded by  culture.  ( rare event in Italy pre   -Corona virus ) …….. I’m also happy I have some genetic affinity with Italy. ( check out my post on Ancestry .com )


Speaking of which….


I got an email from a ” stranger ” ,  informing me that has found  that her DNA matches mine, and that we’re probably 3rd cousins.  She’s given me some info about herself, where her parents came from,  their surnames, etc.  My mother is sure she’s a relative. The person says her grandfather was a  Figueroa-David……  Whoa !  Mom says that was her uncle’s  name ! ! !   I haven’t responded to her email… maybe this week ? Also, in my Ancestry . com info, I have at least 6 other people with DNAs that match mine. One has a Japanese last name, the rest have English names,  ( like Smith ) . They are  probably from the Philippines who are married to non-Filipinos.  Who knows ?  I still can’t believe 25 % of my genes come from Italy.




My sister and I…….getting ready  for hang- gliding.  ( Philippine vacation Feb. 2020)


We also learned that my little cousin ( 10 years old ) from the Philippines was tested positive for Corona-virus on March 23.  We were all shocked at the news. We had dinner at my cousins’ house the night before our departure for the US.  ( We left on Feb. 29 ) We weren’t surprised though. Both his parents are doctors….  my cousin is an OBGYN, so the hospital does not allow her to handle Covid patients, but her husband, though a thoracic surgeon,  has to treat Covid  patients at the hospital. .  They have all been tested  , all negative , except the little boy.  Last week,  they all got tested again… all negative as of  Sept. 20 , including my 10 year old nephew. (Thank  you, Lord  ! ) They are still in isolation, just in case.  Another thing…   a cousin and her family  (  her 6 year old son is my baptismal godchild ) were also at that dinner,  and we heard they are also self-isolating now. My cousin is also a doctor treating Covid patients at another hospital.  They freaked out and got themselves tested…. negative…. but self-isolating , just in case.  Oh, my word ! !   I think  my cousin doctors  had brought the virus home. No wonder our doctors. nurses and first responders  do not go home to their families anymore !!!






While thousands  of people were dying  all over the world,  we were  having  fun hang gliding.   I was supposed to post pictures of our Philippine vacation  on a separate post  , but  I think it’s inappropriate to do that now…. I hope it’s not  being tone deaf  to  randomly insert a few here and there for a little bit of  happy memories ?


Be safe.  Take care of your immune system.


And thank you for reading.  Bye !!!!!!







Personal good news and one thing that makes me scratch my head


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We got some stuff delivered to our house .  We opened the boxes after letting them “marinate” outside for 3 days.  lol











Our company gave us a $ 3.00 /hour hazard pay and a $ 15 worth of  free snacks  ( a week ) from the vending machines.


California ‘s rate of infection has  started to flatten   a bit.  We used to be #2 in the US….. now we’re #5.  Meanwhile,   we are  tracking   the location where  clusters of infection are largest   in our neck of the woods. Unfortunately,  the biggest cluster is close to home. So ,now we have to  shop much farther away. ( Sorry,  Safeway, this is just a temporary precautionary measure. )


Just one point to ponder……..


How come it’s okay to name some viruses after their ” suspected ” point of origin  ?  Some weren’t even the origin…… Spain,  for example, was just the country where the ” Spanish Flu ”  was widely reported.  Other examples :  German measles, West Nile Virus,  Ebola (  from a river in Congo ) , Rocky Mountain Tick Fever, Lyme disease ( from Lyme, Connecticut ) , African Swine fever, MERS ( Middle East Respiratory Syndrome ) , Zeka Virus ( from Zeka forest in Uganda ) Japanese Encephalitis…..  Does the name  of the affliction make us hate the country and its people ?


Well, this is this and that is that.  This  is  simply  the mirror of our time, I guess.


There is a lesson to be learned from this.


Be safe.  Take care, wherever you are.




There were toilet paper and paper towels !


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I went  grocery shopping…..


And these  stuff  that I wanted to buy  weren’t there…

Progresso  canned soups. (  only pea soup left , ugh ! )


Fabric softener

Dish detergent

Arm & Hammer, Tide, and Gain laundry detergents


Evaporated milk (  only goats milk available)

Cooking oil (  only peanut oil available )

Cake Mixes

Butter (  only a few left )

Chicken, ground beef, bokchoy, celery, spinach

Cup ramen


Brown sugar

Didn’t bother to look for alcohol, sanitizer, and the like.


Okay, here’s one random video  of a group from the Philippines that I’m fangirling these days,   especially on Josh and Justin, the two with the cutest smiles.   (  my weakness , the smile , I mean )   Don’t judge me.


I love this young  pop idol  group from the Philippines……..    Sb 19  …… performing  live  , with no audience.  The energy is so infectious.






Grocery shopping  was a less frustrating experience this time, though.  Except for the products above,  there’s  enough to go around. Yay !


I also saw a family of deer crossing the  busiest street in our city,  and   sightings of mountain lions  and fox are more frequent .


It’s my day off today, Thursday.


Off to read a book now.  ( currently reading The President is Missing by Bill Clinton and James Patterson. )


Be safe, wash your hands,  keep physical distance.


Bye !









Gone to ridiculous lengths to protect my parents/ home, then, bam !

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From  taking absurd precautionary measures ———> I’m   now on WTF !  mode


So, what’s the story , Ren ? ? ?


Okay….. check out my previous post .. from work,  I go straight to my room ( after disinfecting the doorknobs with alcohol ) … take a shower…. then I call my parents on the phone ( who are in the next room ! )  O^O


But then….


The dairy company where I work  received a request for gloves and masks from a hospital …. the company gave them  what we have….. later ,  we ran out of gloves and masks in the lab,  so for a few days,  I did microtesting for presence of microbes in milk samples,  without gloves and masks…. I just washed my hands  every time I tested stuff, like, every 15 minutes…..  that’s a lot of washing  for the duration.


Then, last week..


A worker tested positive….. he works at our ” Cold Box “, that’s where milk is stored before they’re loaded to our  distribution trucks.   I just got my ”  free ‘  milk  from there last week . Ugh. It’s also a 20 – sec ride from  our  lab, so our lab is at a safe distance.   The positive guy does not work at production, so that’s good.   Anyway,  we heard the said worker ‘s father  was hospitalized  (  Positive )  and  because  the worker was the one who brought him to the hospital ,  he  was tested , too .  Sadly, he was positive.   All  the seven  men who work  at the Cold Box were asked to quarantine at home for 14 days, including the wife  of one, who happens to work  at our building ( not  in  our lab,  thank goodness ), but  she does  share our locker  and break rooms.   I  hope they’re all A-Okay…. otherwise, we’re screwed.  ~_~  The Cold Box was disinfected, that goes without saying.  No one  is allowed to enter our lab….test samples are now placed on the table outside the lab.   Also,  our temperature is now taken  at the gate  before we enter the facility.  I did mention before  that each employee has a key to open the main gate ….and yeah, there are even road spikes on the road  o_O.   The company is  very much concerned with bio-terrorism, folks.   O_O

Bio-terrorism…. hmmm. That’s irrelevant  to the matter at hand , right ?

Read on………

So, okay, I don’t want to spread stuff that may or may not be true, but search on YOUTUBE, the origin of Corona Virus.  Here, I’ll do it for you.



You don’t have to be a molecular biologist  to understand  the message here on the video.  It’s simple enough.


My degree is Cell and Molecular Biology, which deals  with biological stuff at molecular level thru the study of RNA, DNA ,protein synthesis, and the like…..( and not what I’m currently doing at my job now, counting and checking the presence of microbes in milk  ). To be honest,  I am more interested in research, so this video is right up my alley……. which makes watching this video  more scary  because I know exactly  what they are  talking about.


Anyway,  I know you are all smart and discerning.   It’s up to you to believe or not to believe.


Wash your hands, keep your distance.


Take care, wherever you are.







My results



Just got  my results other day…… didn’t surprise me, though.


I am :


Philippines ————————   60%   (  Malay – Indonesian race )


Spain            ———————–    15 %


Sardinia       ———————–    15 %


Italy              ———————-   10 %


I wasn’t surprised…… however,  Sardinia ? ? ?  Isn’t Sardinia in Italy ?




We know exactly where in Spain my great, great grandparents came from… Sta. Maria de la Nueva, Segovia, Spain.  My grandma even went to Spain to attend a reunion given by her Spanish relatives  years  ago.  My grandma taught  Spanish at a university in the Philipines.  So, yeah,  Spanish ancestry is a given.


But, again, Sardinia ???  It’s very specific, isn’t ?



* ponders *



My sister’s hubby is Italian-American.  My cousin’s hubby is Italian -American. And ,  a  friend  ( who likes me , * cough, cough * )  is Italian/Polish( ? ) -American ( although his last name is Polish, like Lywyck…. Ha ha…. ) I  wonder why his mom ,  who came from Italy ,  is thankful  her beloved  son doesn’t have an Italian  last name.  She says it’s too ethnic. ..  her exact words.   Eh ?  Really ?  How about me ? A friend once told me my name sounds like a female villain’s name from a Mexican telenovela, like,  Maria Esperanza Madriaga. lol.. Too ethnic, eh ?  * shakes head *   ” Madame Lywyck,  your last name is all consonants, he he.  * Trouble, trouble, double trouble.  * dashes off *




I still consider my race as ” pure Filipino “,   pure Asian,  and American  , of course.  *  raises American flag *,  PTBA .


[  ………. ]


Hmmmm, Sardinia…..


Wait, why am I so focused on Sardinia ?  lol


Well, whatever…. this has taken freakin’ Corona Virus off my  mind.  And to think this fudging  virus is not even a living thing. It’s just a protein covered with fat.  So, yeah,  wash your hands with  foamy ordinary soap /detergent and hot water. And , disinfect with liquid containing 65% or over alcohol content. And Listerine your mouth ! Mouthwashes contain over 65% alcohol.


Oh, no  ! !  I need more alcohol ! !










Time – Out ! !



Just taking a time – out from my minor paranoia  ( or is it a major one ? ugh )


I come home  from work  (  9 : 30 PM ),   open the door,  wipe the doorknobs with disinfectant, call out  ,  ” I’m home ! ! ”  ,  go straight to my room,  take a bath,  have a quick dinner alone,  go back to my room,  and finally,  I phone my parents.  ” How’s it goin’, mom ?  ”  ” Anyone sick at work ?”  ” No, no one. We’re all fine. ”  ” Good. We talk tomorrow, then.  Sleep early. ‘ Night.  ”


That’ s our routine.   efghstukmwcd ! !


Then, I watch YouTube for news and other things,  and check out  what I found ! !  !


A funny video from the Philipines made by Mikey Bustos, that describes  exactly what I do  everyday ( except the eating in a restaurant )  I laughed when Mikey rubbed  Vicks Vaporub  on his throat…. Vicks Vaporub is a cure-all in the Philippines. I remember  my mom rubbing it  on my chest when I had  a cold . He he .


C’mon, check it out.  Okay ? We do need a time out from this chaotic world.


Smile! ( or we all go crazy )



Take  care, wherever you are.





This is a music  video from the Philippines.  “We Heal As One ”


Check this out.  It’s nice. ( with English subtitles )


Take care, wherever you are.