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 :)
Vincou and Maria 2011

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

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

pageGGYap! Here she was… Time really flies so fast!

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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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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

Amary Av Inside The Sistine Chapel

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!

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

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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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Sunday’s Sashay

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A New Chapter Begins…

I feel great to tell everyone that I am now single.

Three years after my separation (2005), I have filed a marriage annulment (2008).

At long last this year 2013, last September 30, the court has decided and ordered that my marriage was null and void.

I am so happy as ever.

Happy because a new chapter begins in my life and I can move on forward.

Some of you may wonder and would ask me, “do you have any regrets at all?  Do you feel sad?

Well, honestly I do not have any regrets at all.  I have four beautiful, loving and responsible kids.  They are now all grown-ups and as a mother I am so fulfilled that I manage to put them all to school.  A year from now my first daughter, Maria Ahtalia will soon finish her Dentistry course and become a successful Dental Surgeon or Orthodontist.  My second daughter, Greta Garda will soon graduate in IT course 5 months from now to become a successful Digital Arts Designer. My third daughter, Tajah Jireh will soon to become a famous Fashion Designer, 3 years from now.  And my son, Picardo Leo, who is now in Secondary Schoool wanted to become the most wanted Architect one day.

I sounded so positive!  But that is most of mothers wished  for their children, aren’t we all?

Sad? Yes, there is a little sadness in a way that my marriage for 12 years did not work to  last.  But ending it, is the best thing to do and very smart move and I never and I won’t ever regret it.  I have the rest of my life now to look forward to and so I must make the most of it and feel thankful to my God in every moment as possible and ask His guidance and wisdom on how I take charge of my life and make a difference.

I believe that everytihnig happens for a reason.  I have a full life and I take these life challenges in a positive outlook. I move on with my life. I keep adjusting to needs and keeping all vital areas of my life in balance. I will continue to passionately pursue my mission or goal and I will never ever quit.

Life goes on and a new chapter begins. :)

 

Last week November 30… My kids and I went to go house hunting.  And we wished to get and own a Victorian kind of house in this beautiful Village and Resort Community to live by one day :)

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This is what a Victorian House look like.

Victorian house

  The house model isn’t ready for viewing yet so I just took this shot from one of their miniature displays…

Have a blessed Sunday Everyone! mmwahhh

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Back to work! :)

Sunday’s Sashay

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Animals Know Better

In a zoo in California , a mother tiger gave birth to a rare set of triplet tiger cubs. Unfortunately, due to complications in the pregnancy, the cubs were born prematurely and due to their tiny size, they died shortly after birth.

The mother tiger after recovering from the delivery, suddenly started to decline in health, although physically she was fine. The veterinarians felt that the loss of her litter had caused the tigress to fall into a depression. The doctors decided that if the tigress could surrogate another mother’s cub’s, perhaps she would improve.

After checking with many other zoos across the country, the depressing news was that there were no tiger cubs of the right age to introduce to the mourning mother. The veterinarians decided to try something that had never been tried in a zoo environment. Sometimes a mother of one species, will take on the care of a different species. The only ‘orphans’ that could be found quickly, were a litter of weanling pigs. The zoo keepers and vets wrapped the piglets in tiger skin and placed the babies around the mother tiger. Would they become cubs or pork chops?

Take a look…

Now, please tell me one more time…

Why can’t the rest of the world get along?

 

Training In Japan

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These are some pictures sent to me by Chlly and Deu.

And tomorrow the 28th day of April is the big event.

Good luck my son! I love you! mmmwahhhh!

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It’s A Beautiful Day

Beautiful day

Beautiful day

  • Our Cafe Siesta is celebrating our DAY today and every other day in our lives to come…

See this video and be inspired!

Don’t you cry now but have that big girn or smile in  your face and be thankful everyday.
So let’s grab our coffee or tea and drink it up. Enjoy!

 :)

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Happy Weekend Everyone!

I love you guys…  mmmmwahhh!

Karate

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WOW! I am just so happy to tell you guys that tomorrow my daughter, Chlly and son, Deu will fly to Japan .  

My son is chosen by his sensei to compete in the All Japan Junior Karate Tournament, April 28-29, 2013
Deu is one of the guest’ challengers. According to Chlly, Deu will fight 2 Russians and the rest are Japanese in the elimination round.
Oh, I hope he will win! :)

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  • I wish I’d be there to watch him live in this event…  Let’s all wish him luck …  Merci everyone :)

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What a delight to see your children accomplished something.

Deu and Chlly both got the second place.

I am just so happy to share these videos to all of you :) Enjoy!

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Deu with red belt 

Deu with red belt

Deu with red belt and white helmet.  I enjoyed this so much.  He was really kicking high and unafraid.  He lost in this event and got the second place but still I am so proud of him :)

Chlly

Chlly with long hair.  Her opponents were both Japanese girls.  

She lost in this event and got the second place.  All the same I am so proud of her too :)

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My Little One to Teenybopper

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And at 17 years old, she will now go to College and take up “Fashion Design”… at De La Salle- College of St. Benilde.

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Her class will start this coming May and I am already excited for her first day in College… hahaha :)

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My little girl…

My Tajah Jireh

Your name means Crown and Provider
God had blessed me again for providing you to me
For the third time I became a very proud mother
For having such a beautiful baby as you
We’ve share a lot of laughter—a spirit of laughter and joy

I wanted to see you on my own eyes
While you were being taken out from me
And gush, I was really in pain but with you
And with the help of God I became so strong
Happiness was within me when I first laid my eyes on you
And had you touched my bosom skin to skin for the very first time
Wow! You are my joy and the apple of my eye
We overcome all the obstacles and you shared with me the glory of triumph

I love you my child you are my crown and beauty…

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For all people in love… Diana by Paul Anka

Cheers!

Revisited

When I was little, I listened with my Mom 50′s and 60′s Album Collections…They were all downloaded in my brain even when I was just inside her womb, I believe this, haha, so that now when I hear this song –  ”I’m so young and you’re so old, this my darling I’ve been told, I don’t care just what they say, coz’ forever I will pray…Oh please stay by me Diana….” Oh, wow! This song would really make my day.  It uplifts my spirit too.  This song is like a lullaby to me.  I just love its lyrics and melody…

Christy Hengel, Is One of a Few Manufacturers of Concertinas in the U.S. Today. He Hand Crafts His Instrument Which Is Noted for Its Special Sound and Sells for $1,100…

Paul Anka, Tom Jones, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Bee Gees, are top albums I listened to the most while growing up usually with my mom. She had collections of them. Although I am a jazz-kind-of-a-hip-hop music lover, I still enjoy listening  to them.  To me these albums are lovely, classical and immortal…

How about you guys, would you like to share us those top albums you listened too while growing up?
You can use the comment below and if you have any video responses, it would be very nice too.  Just post them below in the comment area.  Merci :)

And while you are doing that, you can brew your coffee and let’s drink it up hot and fresh… hmmm taste good as always!

 :)

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Happy Weekend Everyone!

I love you guys…  mmmmwahhh!

*By the way when I was just a newbie blogger,  Phlinky was really a big help for me.  So to those who are just new in the blogging community, click Plinky and join now :)

So, Are You A Dog Person?

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If you are, then take a minute to appreciate your dog ATT390579

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From the day you are born, dogs are there for you.

From the day you are born, dogs are there for you.

They’ll lend you a hand when you need it.

They'll lend you a hand when you need it.

They are your buddies through the fun times…

They are your buddies through the fun times...

And will stay with you through the rough times.

And will stay with you through the rough times.

They will save you from snakes.

They will save you from snakes.

And help you out of a ditch.

And help you out of a ditch.

They’ll pull you to safety.

They'll pull you to to safety.

And they’ll be your eyes when you can’t see.

And they'll be your eyes when you can't see.

Dorado led his blind owner to safety from the 71st story of the North Tower on 9/11.

Now these guys are learning to help do the same thing!

They’ll make you feel better.

They'll make you feel better.

And they’ll be really happy to see you if you’ve been gone a while.

Let's Take A Minute To Appreciate Our Dogs

Let's Take A Minute To Appreciate Our Dogs

Let's Take A Minute To Appreciate Our Dogs

And after everything, they’ll be loyal to you.

And after everything, they'll be loyal to you.

Lady the dog and her owner 81-year-old Nicholas went missing one day and a week later they were found. Nicholas had died of heart failure, but Lady had stayed by his side until they were found.

Navy seal Jon Tumilson died in Afghanastan. At the memorial service for him his Labrador retriever, Hawkeye, layed next to him the entire time.

This dog was the sole surviving member of a Japanese family. The dog still does not leave the gravesite of his owner, neighbors bring him food and water.

Every day at six o’clock this dog goes by himself to the grave of his owner and stays there all night. He’s been doing it since his death, 6 years ago.

Hatchi: A Dog’s Tale

So go home and kiss your dog

So go home and kiss your dog

Or give it a hug.

Or give it a hug.

Cause this little guy is your best friend for life.

Cause this little guy is your best friend for life.

Oh, and did I mention puppies?

Oh, and did I mention puppies?

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And Meet Our Baby Happy

Just Having Fun

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Merci!

I love you guys!

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