Jean Writes 2019

Jean Writes 2019

I thought a bit of cosplaying is in order in this year of 2019 as I feel my Chinese heritage has been well and truly awoken by the many hundreds of hours I have spent watching Chinese dramas especially the historical and Wuxia ones.

I have to confess that I don’t speak Chinese but it did not hinder me from watching unsubbed dramas in fact I gave reviews to plenty of them and when some are finally subbed I was rather proud of myself for correctly giving a summary to the drama.

So there I feel as I am now a kosher a being past Chinese.  My paternal grandmother was Emilia Guatlo of Pasuquin in the Philippines.

Anyway enough of my muni-mini (loud contemplation), I hope 2019 is a good one for all of us.  I actually feel very positive for this year because it is the year of the PIG.  Yes pig.

Pig is my second favourite animal.  The first is the carabao and third is the dog, I will also add tiger as my fourth as I was born in the year of the tiger.

I heard for Feng shui’s sake the colours of red, yellow and green are apparently unlucky.  I am rather gutted with this advice as these three colours are my favourites.  hmmm



  1. Seriously! The case of Brexit will just go on and on. Boris Johnson had been defeated in the first voting in the parliament. He will be prevented to table a no-deal Brexit in the EU

  2. Boris Johnson is the new Prime Minister of Great Britain. Not really a popular choice among the people because he was not really voted for the position.

    He was just a replacement for Theresa May who was ‘forced’ to give her position up for the sake of the Tory Party because of her handling of Brexit.

    Boris inherited Brexit . He was a stainch supporter of Brexit but now that he is Prime Minister will he put his money where his mouth is?

    We shall see this coming October!!!

  3. Donald Trump had just arrived for a 3-day state visit to the UK. He makes me giggle because he himself is courting controversy by twitting silly things about Sadiq Khan, the current London mayor, while he is still on board his plane.

    Welcome to London, Donald Trump. 🙂

    Keep twitting to keep us in fits of giggles. 🙂

  4. It’s the Tottenham Hotspur Vs Liverpool today for Champions League.
    Omg it is so exciting.
    M Salah of Liverpool scored for penalty shoot within 30 seconds of starting the game.
    17 minutes into the game and there was a streaking woman running into the pitch. Woah wanted her 15 minutes of fame or infamy!!!
    It is all over 2:0 to Liverpool.

  5. Poor Theresa May issued her resignation as Prime Minister today. She is only the second female prime minister of Great Britain so far.
    She made a rather tearful farewell in the end because she doesn’t really have a real legacy to leave during her stint as PM.
    The poor woman was pushed out because she failed to deliver a workable Brexit. But then again, she was met with hindrance everywhere she turned including to her party.
    I supposed because Brexit is really an emotive subject.
    As of now, I don’t know anyone in the Conservative Party who is good enough to take over, certainly not Boris Johnson.

  6. It was time to vote once again for the EU Referendum. OMG, the ballot paper was enormous, there were so many candidates but in the end I opted for the Brexit Party as a protest vote.

    The Government is currently in shambles.

  7. Peter was giving me intermittent updates on the Chelsea Vs Frankfurt semi-final for the Europa Cup. It ended with a nerve-racking penalty shoot-out., with Eden Hazard scoring the winning penalty for Chelsea (who had what looked like a perfectly good goal disallowed in extra time). They deserved this win.
    Now history has been made with Chelsea Vs Arsenal for the Europa Cup Final and Liverpool Vs Tottenham Hotspur for Champions League final. No other European nation has had all four finalist competing against each other in these two tournaments in one season.

  8. The rather controversial issue about Meghan Markle’s plan of giving birth quietly and not to announce when and what she gave birth to is finally over. She gave birth to a baby boy today.
    Controversial because the people, tax-payer, who are subsiding the royals think that we have a right to know. And too right too. Since they are enjoying the benefit of our sweat then they cannot just decide to keep the arrival of the 7th heir to the throne to themselves.
    Actually I am not that interested. I was just vaguely curious.

  9. We were at the City of London today, near Walbrook when we came across the infamous (among commuters) Global Warming protesters. They were determined to stop traffick by doing a sit-down protest in the middle of the road.
    Here is the link of the video we took.

  10. After almost 7 years in an Ecuadorian Embassy in London. Julian Assange was forcibly arrested by the British police after Ecuador withdrew the asylum privilege given to him.

    Assange was the founder of Wikileaks, which of course as the name says leaks confidential information from governments around the world, through hacking computers.

  11. Lemon as a descaler is a fail

    Ok, I saw in FB how to descale a kettle by boiling it with a lemon.

    I did this late last night and forgot all about it.

    Peter brought me a hot steaming coffee this morning which tasted funny. It tasted like salabat, ginger coffee.

    I then remembered that lemon I put inside the kettle.

    Peter said he thought his tea tasted different, better actually. It was like Earl’s Gray.

    The lemon as a descaler was a fail, it does not work.

  12. Seriously? I am a female but I am finding the ‘Me Too’ campaign rather too pugnacious. it has lost all the sense of humour of being a woman.

    It has gone beyond being a feminist movement.

    I hope you know what you are doing and not harming a worthy campaign by strutting like a cock. 🙂

  13. Strange but could possibly be true trivia. (Heard on the radio this morning)

    If an atomic bomb dropped and you are lucky enough to survive it; to remove radioactive particles from your body use wet wipes or shower. Be sure to use soapy water but do not condition your hair as it can keep the radioactive particles stuck to your hair.

    1. It is all so confusing right now. The referendum was applied so people can have their say whether they wanted to get out of the EU or not.
      Leave EU won and yet the Government seemed not to understand what this was all about and the were like headless chicken going about their business.
      Mind you Theresa May worked very hard but at the end of the day she is still sitting on a fence.
      Why not just be done with it.
      Just leave.
      Theresa May being humiliated by Juncker (making her a laughing stock) is enough to leave the EU.
      If there is a flash election, I don’t think I would go out there and vote. The Labour party is more than useless and the Tory is in no way better either. Lib Dem is completely dead so who to choose?

        1. Tonight, Theresa May had advised that she will ask for a little bit more time from the EU to prepare for Brexit.

          Omg, UK is becoming a laughing stock. Not funny guys.

  14. Theresa May’s Brexit deal has been put to parliament and it was categorically rejected and Jeremy Corbin had also tabled a vote of no confidence of the current government. What happens now?!!!

  15. Heard on the radio that John Lewis will not be giving bonuses to their staff because of poor sale especially leading to Christmas.
    I think people tend to order online now and most high street shops have their online shops as well so you can look and compare prices and find where bargains are to be had.
    John Lewis should also rethink about their Christmas ads. I think 2018 is a fail. Despite allegedly the ad costing £15M it does not have that heart-warming feeling of wanting to go to John Lewis and buy presents for love ones and those not so dear ones 🙂
    The Ad is about Elton Jon, a homage to him He apparently got paid £5M for it. His homage of homage to himself 🙂
    Young Elton got a piano for Christmas, which became his stepping stone towards the ladder to his superstardom to a musical career.
    Ironically John Lewis does not even sell grand pianos, not in Brent Cross anyway.
    The piano they sell is under the kid’s toy section.
    Having said that I wish John Lewis a better success in more years to come because as a John Lewis customer card holder, I get to have free cake and hot drink every month. 🙂

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