Sunday’s Sashay

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Come along on an incredible journey into a new dimension.

 

 

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ART, VOGUE, CREATION, AND DESIGN

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Dr. Seuss

“Sometimes you will never know the value of something,until it becomes a memory.”

Dr. Seuss

Meet Diana, my very first pet when I was 6 years old. Actually my parents just told me that it’s mine but of course they’re the ones who took care of Diana.
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My mum was the one who named my puppy Diana because she loved the song:

Diana by Paul Anka

One day Diana got sick and then died…  I don’t remember that much of Diana and it was a good thing we had this photo together. I scanned this photo from my baby album and I just fixed it with Photoshop.  It’s one of those valuable memories that should be restored and treasured because you couldn’t go back there anymore in that moment.  But by looking at this photo, it would help me go back there even only with my thoughts and it’s just a wonderful feeling :)

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After Diana, I never had another pet. And I plan to have one and that would be Hubert, my dream French Bulldog.

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Hubert, my dream dog
Loves to sniff and snoop
Lolling belly-up

 

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One… Two… Three…  SMILE!

 

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 My eldest daughter Maria Ahtalia, with her complete denture patient.
She is soon to graduate in Dentistry at Centro Escolar University, one year from now.

 

 

Yes! Another Toothsome in the family!  :)

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Tahlliy showing off the first tooth extraction she did…  hehehe

And here she was at 6 months old…

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“I wouldn’t have imagined she would love to be a dentist too!”

:)

 

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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

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!
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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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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!

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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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.

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  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?

 

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