Hey, it’s me, renxkyoko iglesias !
It’s been a while , I know, but I have 2 jobs, and it’s been stressing me out. I mean , the second job at the clothing store has been stressing me out, that’s what. It isn’t like Abercrombie or Forever 21 ( where I buy most of my clothes) where people can afford to buy on impulse. We do get walk- in customers but they don’t really buy… they just check out the stuff, look at the tags, and off they go. I don’t blame them. Ordinary t- shirts are over a hundred bucks each. WTH ! I wouldn’t buy, either. So, you ask, where do we get the sales from? From ” clients”, that’s where…. they come in with appointments… they either call to make an appointment, or we call , to inform regular rich customers about our new deals. So, the phone calls that I make are actually the ones that stress me out. I have to make them come out of their mansions, show them our stuff, and make the sale. Have I made a sale since the 2 weeks I’ve been working there ? Yes, I have, about $ 5,ooo worth. I should be ecstatic, but I’m not. Another month of this and I swear, all my hair will fall out, or I’ll have a premature gray hair. Sheesh, this job is not for me. Seriously. Good thing I still have my day job at Baskin and Robbins. Once school starts , I’m out of BCBGMAXAZRIA. Yep,that’s the name of the store. Quite a mouthful, isn’t it?
Oh, hey, in my previous post, I said we had a beach property in Boracay Island in the Philippines. We just heard news that a star-studded NBA teams ( like Kobe, etc. ) are in the Philippines , and they are all now in Boracay ! ! We tell mom,”See ? You really need to do this , Mom ! ! ! We should be in business, pronto! ” My aunt, who is single, ( Mom’s sister ) is sharing with the expenses ( property is from my mother’s side ) , and she’ll be here stateside in August ( will go on Alaska cruise with relatives). I’m most interested in this coz my aunt promised to give me her share of the property, so, yeah, it’s totally vested interest on my part. * grins sheepishly* Good thing my siblings are not interested in Boracay… too far, they say. Although, I think my sister is interested in the property in Bagiu, a mountain resort in the Philippines. Meh. I’ve seen the place… not interested… place is too crowded with tourists. here’s a picture of our vacation house there, and we plan to rent it out too. So, my Filipino readers, check it out… Contact me next summer….. sorry, I’m talking business here, hehehe… Whatever it takes, you know, haha.. I’d holler for a dollar.. Kidding !
It’s a row of townhouses, at the mountain top, and there’s a million dollar view of the mountains from the verandah.
The townhouse is hanging for dear life at the side of the mountain, and the pictures above are the views from the verandah. The place is really nice. Oh , and that ‘s me in Bagiu, at BenCab museum. Heh, I really look like a high school girl in person… Hmmm, and gained a lot of weight too. All we ever did there was eat.
So, aside fom my 2 jobs, what else have I been doing ? Reading mangas, that’s what. Well, just two…. and , actually, they are not Japanese….they are Korean manhwas. I really love the two stories, but the English translations on Manga Fox ( free online ) are soo slow in coming, like every 3 months for just one freaking chapter, that I have to search for raws of the mahnwas ( raws are those published in original language ) and satisfy myself with just looking at the pictures. I found a Vietnamese site. It seems Vietnam is also publishing mangas and manhwas, but in Vietnamese of course. … the title of the manhwa is ” The Boy Who Will Sell a Kiss for 5000 Won”. ( 5000 won + $5.00 ) . The story is cute…and here’s the story so far,………. during lunchtime, the handsome main guy hangs out at the school rooftop and waits for any girl who wants to get kissed by him, something like a minute for 5000 won, and a little more if the girl wants to extend the kiss. Ha ha ha ! The main girl is angry coz her BFF goes there to get kissed, and spends so much money for it. So main girll goes there too to take pics and show them to the principal , but instead gets kissed, too. The main guy asks for payment , yadiya. The main girl gets dazzled by the first kiss ( note to self: I wouldn’t mind paying $500 to get kissed by Andrew Garfield… whooo ! ), and later, falls in love with the guy. She pursues him , then finally confesses, but gets rejected…. says he’s not interested at all. So , like the girls she despises, she goes to the rooftop and pays, too. She is of course depressed by the turn of events, but then , one day, she hears some guys talking about her… ” Isn’t that the girl who confessed to Soo Hyun… I heard she was so easy and willing he almost did it with her, right there at the rooftop ” Main girl gets angry, confronts the guy at the cafeteria, slaps him and hits him several times, and gets slapped back so hard she falls to the ground. Here are some scenes from the story… Oh, the drama!!! By the way, this is Korean, not Japanese, so read from left to right.
It is a scandalous situation, so girl goes home very late at night, gets soaked in the rain, runs a fever the next day… main guy learns about it fom a friend who’s the boy friend of the girl’s sister . Main guy feels guilty , skips class, and goes to visit the girl…… well, that’s it… that’s the last of the English version. So, anyways, I looked at the Vienamese raws ( completed ) and yay, happy ending ! Anmd this is how I understood the story from the raws….. the main girl finally gives up on the guy…. she gets introduced to the sister’s boyfriend’s pal, they get together…. meanwhile, this new guy happens to be the main guy’s childhood friend , or maybe a cousin, I don’t know, and one day, they see him at a club and she gets introduced to the main guy. Awkward ! Main guy starts to get jealous, yadiya, so the story continues…. one day, new guy sees main guy and girl kissing. He is shocked but pretends not to have seen them… a sad situation for the new guy coz it seems he’s so in love with the girl and I reckon he already knows the two have a history. A confrontation means a resolution, and that means, he’s going to lose out on the main guy. So, he avoids the issue.. ( just my opinion … if I were him, I would freakin’ kill them , lol ) And there’s this scene where the main guy sees the new guy waiting for him at his house, and they talk and it looks like the new guy is crying. ( Oh, that is so sad ! ) Later on in the story, main guy and girl get together. Now, here’s the thing…. there’s a scene at the rooftop where the main guy is kissing another girl and the main girl wittnesses that, and it looks like they break up…… . and there;s this scene where the main guy is showing the new girl what looks like birth control pills. And looking at that, I was like, ” Noooooooooooo ! ! ! This can’t be happening ! I am so gonna drop this manhwa ! What the F!#$% is that ! ! ” And there’s this scene where the main girl and the main guy’s roommate ( the doctor at the school’s infirmary ) get drunk together, and end up sleeping together. ( When I saw that, my jaw dropped to the ground, and I thought , it’s over! ! but then, there’s the happy ending, so , what the heck is going on ! ) I was so desperate to know , so I used Google Translate, and folks, it sux Big time. I painstakingly translated word for word, but not a thing made sense, so I just tried stringing the words together especially the key words , and this is what I figure really happened…. main guy and main girl do not see each other for 3 days , so main girl starts looking for him,,, they meet up, and main guy’s excuse is he ‘s in the toilet during lunchtime cause he’s suffering from constipation ! ( I read the word in the translation, lol ), so main girl buys the medicine, and the doctor friend tells her he always goes to the rooftop during lunchtime, and girl tells him that can’t be, he’s constipated and maybe he’s in the toilet again ( she ‘s worried coz she knows that’s where the main guy does his kissing business ) , but goes along with the doctor to look for him, anyway… then bam ! they see him with a girl kissing….. she drops the medicine, and main guy tries to run after her, but the other girl holds him back and confesses too… There’s a side story about this other girl .( apparently she’s got kissing phobia and friends of hers tell main guy to help her get over that … WTF ! ) This other girl falls for him, too, and confesses, he rejects her, and goes to the main girl’s house, and waits for her to come home ( outside ) , but main girl goes out with the doctor and both get drunk… she sleeps at doctor’s house ( both together in bed, but they didn’t do IT ) , so she goes home in the morning and finds the main guy at the gate…….main guy tries to explain but girl won’t listen… they break up, and even tells main guy she has slept with his friend as her parting words…… To make the story short, a lot of drama happens, but main guy does stuff so he can get back with main girl, ( he really loves her ) and they do get back together, and get married… the last scene is the couple picking up their kindergarten son, and the main guy is saying ” what have I done to deserve this kid “! And wife tells him ” KARMA! ( The teacher at the son’s school is complaining their son is selling kisses for 10 won. End of story/
LOL pardon me for being so chatty today. I didn’t get to sleep at all for 3 days or so. I’ve been translating, and it does take me hours to translate a few chapters. In fact, a friend saw me online at 1 AM and messaged me, ” What are you doing at this hour”? and I messaged back ,” what are young doing at this hour . It’s 4 AM over there. “ He says he likes the peace and quiet.. He’s in Canada.
I guess I should cut back on manga reading. Well, actually I have cut back , what with my 2 jobs and all. And we’ve been busy too preparing for my aunt’s arrival. By the way, I read mangas free online, but I do support the authors and publishers by buying the books. I’m not a freebie. Except, Korean manhwas are not published in English. Too bad. Here’s a pic of our manga books.