Sunday’s Sashay

Art

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TJ says:

“This is what happens…

When you get bored while waiting for your next class and you have color pens right beside you… “

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Art

 

Yep guys, she’s the one…

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My daughter TJ-Tajah Jireh. 2nd yr – AB in Fashion Design and Merchandising student at the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde

 

 

 

And here she was at one year old…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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La Playa Outside Barcelona City And Paella

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 If you happen to visit Barcelona take the train at Plaça Catalunya towards Mataró (it only takes 20 minutes), jump off the train at Montgat Nord and go to one of Barcelona’s best beaches, Montgat’s beach. It’s not that crowded, so if you just want to relax and doze off, you can!

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I had the pleasure to experience the ambiance of one of their awesome powder rooms…  Neat and clean isn’t it?
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I was lucky too to catch some beach boys having fun and showing-off their sport.

Barcelona Boys2 Barcelona Boys3 Barcelona Boys4I also enjoyed the taste of their famous Paella quite like our recipe in the Philippines.
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And yes! The cervesza/ beer with lemon…   Truly amazing!
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***Taken in Barcelona, Spain,July 31, 2014

Karate Lady

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My daughter Greta won the 2nd place! I’m proud of you dear ! <3

 

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Karate Greta

 

 

Phil-Japan Kyokushin-kan Karate Philippines Tournament … Aug3-2014 ….. 1st ,2nd & 3rd ……. For Women’s adult category Osu!! — with Greta Arellano Fuentes and Yuki Yamamoto at Makati Cenima Square.

 

 

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UFC Fight Night

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Follow him on instagram and twitter @nolanticman

Merci! :)

 

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France… Food… Fire

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 France…  Paris

You know the feeling when your plane finally landed and you felt the wheels touched the ground?  Oh, you would say, “Thank God, I’m here!” And how you would like to clap your hands to express how wonderful was your flight.  Have you ever felt that way?  Well, with me…  Almost all the time…  :)

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This is one of the images that are posted on the walls at the baggage claim area (Aeoroport charles degaulle)

So last 3 days ago V picked me up in the airport and before we headed to our hotel, we decided to have our lunch first.  We passed this Chinese Restaurant where we dined sometime last year, so that I asked him if we would be having some chinese food for lunch.  But V suggested that we should go to an Italian Restautant this time, to where we haven’t had gone before, and it was like two blocks away from the  Chinese Restaurant.

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I really enjoyed my food plus the wine of course…

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Then smoke all over…  We could smell the fire…

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And you know where was the fire?

Oh you wouldn’t believe it, but The Chinese Restaurant was on fire.  So I took my camera right away and started shooting… The Firemen came to the rescue at once!

I gathered that the fire started in the kitchen.

Well, I did not catch the fire because it was put out so quickly by the firefighters and here are some of the photos I shot:

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Anyways that night V and I were also on Fire in our Hotel

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And here we were the following day in front of our apartment getting ready for our trip to Center France…

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 July 26, 2014

*** As of the moment we are back  to Paris and we are getting ready for our  next trip to Barcelona on Wednesday,  I just took this time to update you with our Duets Music Passion

and to update you with my one week holiday :) Stay tune for more fun guys…  I love you, mmmwahhhh

Smiling Thoughts…

Forever Youthful

 

 

 

When I met you I tasted life
Like a bud, I blossom, I breathe

Never again would I strife
For your love and care are so deep

Smiling thoughts of you conquered me
In the morn when I make my coffee,

When I eat, or laugh you’re with me,
And everywhere it’s you I see,

Along the road, those lovely trees,
At my work with my Apple breeze,

These words I’m writing now, I grace
Because you put smile on my face

You’re the best part of my everyday
And at night when I lay down to sleep

Still there you are all over me
Smiling thoughts of you lingers great!

2010

V and I met in IMVU,  January, 2010.   Our avatars just clicked together, hehehe.  After 6 months dating on the web, we decided to meet in person.

He introduced me to his family and friends.   Our True Romance started here in the Land Of Love- Paris. I visited him 3x in this year.  21 days in July.  A week in September. And another week in November.
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2011

In this year I visited him 2x.  A week  in July and then  another week before Christmas.  But take note that we are always online everyday in Skype, since our Romance started in 2010 and up to now.   That’s how we take care of our Long Distance Relationship.  He’s now sleeping and snoring as I write this post.  hehehe :)
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2012

Again 2x in this year.  21 days in my July vacation and then again last week of December to New Year’s Eve.
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2013

I spent my summer with him in August  for a week and then another week by November.

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2014

And here I am getting ready  to spend 10 exciting days with my love.  Wow! After like 8 months… !  So you wouldn’t imagine how excited we are to be together again in flesh, hehehe.    I will be flying this Thursday (tomorrow to be exact, July 24) to Paris.  Then from Paris, we’ll fly to Barcelona.  This is my first time to visit Spain.  I will finally see the country where my ancestors came from. Yiheyyy! :)

 

Forever Young

And on December, it’s V’s turn to pay me a visit and meet my family too…  :)

I will be  keeping you posted.
Thank you guys and I love you all!
mmmmwahhhh

<3

Happy 4th Of July

 

 

 

 

Let’s Put A Smile On Our Faces

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Jolly, my 18 year old girl teases…

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Tajah Jireh. 2nd yr – AB in Fashion Design and Merchandising student at the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde

 

 

 

One Of The Best Mother’s Day Gifts Ever!

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My daughter Greta Garda Arellano Fuentes

She graduated with Honors- “IT”  (Information Technology)

Honorable Mention and Outstanding Internship Awards.

One of the best Mother’s Day gifts ever!

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On Skype!

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Greta… getting ready to her Graduation Ceremony… at 2PM… Philippine time. I wish I were there to pin the 2 Awards she’d received from iACADEMY (Information and Communications Technology Academy, Makati) Honorable mention and Outstanding Internship Awards… One of the best Mother’s Day Gift ever I love you my daughter… I’m so proud of you… Congratulation! mmmwahhhh

 

 

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I know, I know… I just imagined myself to be there with her…  My avatar did a great job!  A very proud MOM I really am! <3

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I love you my daughter.  I really am so proud of you.

 

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You made IT!

Congratulation!

 

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U.S.’s Amazing New ‘Don’t Text and Drive’ Ad Will Leave You Shaking

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Mother Is Heaven

My Mom

 

Mother is HEAVEN
Subsistence pal.  True-hearted
WOMAN… Full of LIFE!

My Mom

Today is my mom’s birthday.  She was already gone but I see and talk to  her in my dreams, whenever I seek guidance or some advise. And most often her advises worked on me.
For instance, one of them, like 2 years ago, I noticed a little dark spot on my upper right cheek and it was getting darker and darker.   I applied different bleaching products that was prescribed to me by my dermatologist, but none of which ever help to fade away the dark spot.  And then one night I dreamed that I was with my mom and she told me the medication that I should used instead. Believe it or not, the result was amazing.  It worked!

It really feels good to know that she’s still around whenever I need a mother touch.  Yes, I know I am already a mother but it just feels so joyful to have my mother with me even only through my dreams.

A Blessed Birthday
You’ll always be missed and loved
I love you Mamang.

The Sistine Chapel In 3D

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In Today’s Cafe Siesta we will go to Rome :)  Yes guys to Sistine Chapel but in 3D…

And this is a great substitute for being there in person!!!

Check it out…

I am sure you will all be delighted to see this World’s Largest Gigapixel Picture :)

It gives us new meaning to the word- INCREDIBLE.

Once you get in, you can maneuver the image in any direction with your mouse.

Be patient and the image will clarify when downloaded.

Click the picture and have fun with our tour!

The Sistine Chapel is a large and renowned chapel of the Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the Pope in the Vatican City. Wikipedia

Okay, let’s all enjoy this and imagine to have your avatar in there too…

And Amary Av got there first already, yay!  hehehe :)

Amary Av Inside The Sistine Chapel

Anyways  once you got inside and started to have your excitement in playing with your mouse…

Have a break to grab your favorite tea or coffee and drink with me :)

Cheers!

Cheers!

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I want more donut please?

Enjoy your weekend!

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I love you guys!

Sunday’s Sashay

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” The Wisdom of a Little Boy “


Grandpa- Wisdom of a little boy

A frail old man went to live with his son, daughter-in-law, and four-year-old grandson. The old man’s hands trembled, his eye sight was blurred, and his steps faltered. The family ate together at the table, but the elderly grandfather’s shaky hands and failing sight made eating difficult. Peas rolled off his spoon onto the floor. When he grasped the glass, milk spilled onto the tablecloth. The son and daughter-in-law became irritated with the messes.

“We must do something about Father,” said the son. “I’ve had enough of his spilled milk, noisy eating, and food on the floor.”

The husband and wife set a small table in the corner. Grandfather ate alone there while the rest of the family enjoyed dinner. Since Grandfather had broken a dish or two, his food was served in a wooden bowl. When the family glanced in Grandfather’s direction, sometimes he had a tear in his eye as he sat alone. Still, the only words the couple had for him were sharp admonitions when he dropped a fork or spilled food. The four-year-old watched it all in silence.

One evening before dinner, the father noticed his son playing with wood scraps on the floor. He asked the child sweetly, “What are you making.”

Just as sweetly, the boy responded, “Oh, I am making a little bowl for you and Mama to eat your food from when I grow up.” The four-year-old smiled and went back to work.

The words so struck the parents that they were speechless. Then tears started to stream down their cheeks. Though no word was spoken, both knew what must be done.

That evening, the husband took Grandfather’s hand and gently led him back to the family table. For the remainder of his days, he ate every meal with the family. For some reason, neither the husband nor the wife seemed to care any longer when a fork was dropped, milk was spilled, or the tablecloth was soiled.

~ Author Unknown ~

You will remember this tale tomorrow, a week from now, a month from now, a year from now.

On a positive note, ponder the following lessons learned:

1. No matter what hap pens and no matter how bad things seem today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.

2. You can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles the following things: a rainy day, the elderly, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.

3. Regardless of your relationship with your parents, you will miss them when they are gone from your life.

4. Making a “living” is not the same thing as making a “life.”

5. Life sometimes gives you a second chance.

6. You should not go through life with catcher’s mitts on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.

7. If you pursue happiness, it will elude you, but if you focus on your family, your friends, the needs of others, your work, and doing the very best you can, happiness will find you.

8. Whenever you decide something with an open heart, you usually make the right decision.

9. Even when you have pains, you don’t have to be one.

10. Everyday, you should reach out and touch some -one; people love that human touchholding hands, a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.

11. You still have a lot to learn!

You should pass this on to everyone you care about!

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In The Still Of The Night

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Today’s Cafe Siesta is to wake up your memories and experience some random flashbacks… by simply closing your eyes :)

This was another mail that I received from a friend of mine…   A long one but WELL worth it…. I hope you all enjoy as much as I did.  

“In The Still Of The Night” — YOU’LL LOVE IT!!

and he said,

“I hate to admit it but I can remember all of these as I’m sure you will also. I remember these things…but I do it with very fond memories! When life was soooo much easier and slow. ”  

“Sometimes you will never know the true value of a MOMENT until it becomes a memory”

Although, I wasn’t born in this era… I find this song very awesome :)

In the Still of the Night – Fred Parris and The Satins

I remember that I loved to play with my walking dolls that were almost as tall as I was…  I had plates, cups and saucers made of papers that I created myself.
I enjoyed running around with my siblings…  They would bring me with them to a river bank where it was not allowed for children to play.  One day they sneaked out and brought me with them, I was only 5 years old back then and when my father found us there, Yay!  He scolded the big ones but he spared me… hehehe… Because he believed I was innocent :)
I watched Tom and Jerry, Sesame Street after school.  Favorite TV shows and series were Wild Wild West, Different Strokes, Bob Hopes…  hmmmm  I feel happy already while thinking of those things…  I even could smell the donuts that my mom used to bake! Yummmy!

Here are some pictures I was able to scan from one of my old albums… :)

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Yes Guys! Memories to treasure back…  Like this kind of feeling…

Okay, you can begin now to spend some time to close your eyes and imagine how it was… :)   and then you can grab your favorite tea or coffee and savor it and enjoy it to the last drop :)

Cheers!

Cheers!

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I want more donut please?

Enjoy your weekend!

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I love you guys!

Sunday’s Sashay

christmas tree

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Family Christmas Tree

This is our hand-made Christmas Tree :) My children and I made this one as early as 1 in the morning and we finished it at 5 in the morning, December 1, 2013… 10 hours before my flight coming back to the Kingdom :)

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I won’t be able to be with my kids this Christmas but the memories and togetherness of making our Family Christmas Tree with them count the most.

The joy of making it and sharing thoughts on how to do it was already a Blissful Family Christmas.

 

Enjoy Your Sunday!

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