Posts Tagged ‘books’

Awards acknowledgement and other stuff

Hi, there !   Renxkyoko Iglesias here !  ” waves ”

 

I’d like to apologize for my long-delayed acknowledgement of the awards I’d been given by  raistlin0903  (  Versatile Blogger Award ), cookandenjoyrecipes ( Blog-aholic  Award ),  lifewithtranquility ( Blogger  Recognition Award ) and livepulchritudinously ( Blogger Recognition Award ).  There are two more, but I assume they are for my anime/manga/video game website.  The only one who has a question for me is @livepulchritudinously.  The question is , give a brief story of how your blog started.

 

Well, in high school… my fellow manga fans met at a manga forum……  our posts later morphed into personal and off-topic , like , ” Guess what, guys, I just bought a new pair of boots.” So, we decided to do our thing on LiveJournal.  Then , ( though  I’m not sure about this  ) WordPress took over LiveJournal and all our stuff were transferred, lock, stock and barrel, to WordPress.  At first, it was just us commenting on each other’s blog. Then , for the first time,  one person posted a comment on my blog, and I was really surprised.  ”  Who is this guy and why is he here ? ”  Then a few more comments from other readers  followed and we didn’t like it, so we just ignored the commenters . The situation was like that for almost a year, LOL.

 

That’s the story. Hey, we were just a bunch of idiots who didn’t know any better.  To date, I’m the sole survivor.  One had gone to medical school, the other got married,  one went to China to teach English, and couldn’t post from there….. the rest I don’t know. They deleted their blogsites.  Ironically, what got me interested  were the comments. I started responding to them, and for the first time , read their blogs.   The rest is history.

 

Random picture here, because there should be a picture, right ?

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Above are my favorite  books and authors.

Meanwhile………

Politics…….  Nasties are piling up, one on top of another.  I’m so overwhelmed I’ve become catatonic.

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My friend’s cousin  has actually started a countdown  on Facebook.  1,446  days  to  next inauguration.  Persevere !

 

Check out my manga/anime/videogame  at  http://2megaworthitwordpresscomblog.wordpress.com/

 

This is all for now. Be safe and take care.  And start saving for a bunker.  Thank you for reading.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First random thoughts of 2011

…………It was Karaoke time on New Year’s eve.  The guest  who suggested  karaoke for the party , surprisingly,  had the best singing voice. No wonder, hahaha.  The other guests who were initially less enthusiastic about the karaoke session started hugging the mike after 3 bottles of beer, but I managed to sing Led Zep’s Stairway to heaven and Sting’s I’ll Be Watching You.  But  they sang with me, and darn, their voices were even louder than my own with the mike. (=_=) Anyway, it was the most fun and merriest new Yera’s eve party we have had so far. Thank you, karoake !!!!

………..I started writing this post on Jan. 2, and it’s only today, Jan. 5 that I have managed to post this……. there were just too many stuff to do after the New Year celebration. My boss is now giving me more work hours, which is a good thing because the holidays totally depleted my bank account, and I just finished doing the most dreaded chore after the holidays—-> taking down the holiday decors.

…….. I’ve already enrolled for the spring semester and will go back to school end of January. Although I still have more than 2 weeks of vacation left  before school starts, I’ve pushed the panic button and have started multi -tasking. < laughs> I’m now on my 14th volume of the 18 volume graphic novel Monster, and  more than halfway through with video game God of War 3.  And after Monster, I’m going to start reading Bourne Deception, a continuation of Robert Ludlum’s Jason Bourne mega franchise, and although Robert Ludlum  is dead, I think the new author, Eric van Lustbader is more than capable to continue Mr. Ludlum’s Bourne legacy. Mr. Lustbader has , in fact, already written 3 other Bourne novels, The Bourne Sanction, The Bourne Betrayal, and The Bourne Legacy. Mr. Ludlum wrote the first three…. The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Ultimatum, and The Bourne Supremacy. So, okay, these are not literary classics and books that inspire and teach us about life. Call me shallow or literary lightweight, but,  I read books to please and entertain myself. To be honest, ” inspirational and philosophical ” books bore me, because, you know what, I already know what these books are all about,  anyway.  I follow the Ten Commandments, I follow the Golden Rule, I try to be kind, polite, nice, courteous, and selfless.  I know all about that.  Now, what I don’t know are the mysteries of the universe, what those archaelogical finds tell us about the ancients, did Lee Harvey Oswald act alone when he assasinated Pres. Kennedy, what will happen if there is no more oil left on the planet, what will happen if an asteroid hits our planet, and how will Pres. Obama’s health care reform affect our day to day lives?  These are the stuff  that I love to read. Oh, and by the way, I’m also avidly reading this book ” Queen of Clean , A Complete Cleaning Guide.”….. a very useful book if we want to use natural cleaning products, such as vinegar and baking soda. (^___^)

………. Speaking of which, I came across a ” test ” on a person’s geekiness. There were maybe a hundred questions and choices, and I checked the appropriate boxes. The result was , I am a “total geek “.  Actually, there are 7 gradations of geekiness. Number 1, if I recall correctly  is “, showing some characteristics of geekiness”, No. 2 is just ” you’re a geek “. No. 3 , where I belong,  is ” total geek “…. but wait, the hierarchy is up to No.6, where it says” You have a problem.”  Well, I have long suspected I am one, and this test just confirmed it. LOL  Well, I love Star Trek, so what ?  However,  I am the classic example of  the saying ” Don’t judge the book by its cover”. In high school, I was the first one to wear ” The Skirt “. (^_^)””  Don’t ask me what it is. It’s still hanging in my cabinet.

…………I’m off to play GoW3, and hopefully I can finish this today. I ‘m hoping to play Persona 4 or Prince of Persia 1 after this. I guess I ‘ll play PoP next. We have the series up to PoP4.  And i hope I don’t get stuck on ledges anymore.

……… Laters….. so be nice then, be polite, be courteous. Peace !