Friday, February 14, 2014

Nobody Loves Me Like You Do

It's Valentine's Day once again.  And today is my 11th Valentine's Day with Pat.  As I was listening to Anne Murray's greatest hits on Youtube last night, I chance upon the song "Nobody Loves Me Like You Do". 

Listening to the lyrics of the song, I found myself relating to it.   And made me wonder

What if I never met Pat?
Where would I be right now?


I don't know. 

All I know is "life falls in place somehow". 

Our very first picture together in November 2003.  
Taken during our very first out-of-town trip at Cagayan de Oro.

Last night, I was supposed to make a video compilation of our pictures with the song "Nobody Loves Me Like You Do" as background music.  But I couldn't get to download the song.  So, I opted to post here the actual video of Anne Murray and Dave Loggins singing the song. 

Happy Valentine's Day to my one and only Pat.  :-)

More Valentine's Day with you. 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

I Finally Found You, Rick Springfield!

After listening to Menudo greatest hits on Youtube about an hour ago, I checked the list for the next album I would like to play.  Then, I saw Rick Springfield.  I don't know him. But thought I'd give it a shot and listen to his songs.  When I clicked the link, there was no description.

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When the first few notes of the first song sounded, I literally shouted "AHHHHHHHHHHH!"

It has been the song I have been looking for for so many years now!

I met "him" (as I didn't know his name then),  I think, when I was in grade 6 or early high school.  My sister and I used to listen and watch his music video on TV.  I can't remember what happened then, but our TV wouldn't show any regular shows from the TV station.  It could be that was the time our antenna was damaged or the TV station couldn't get through locally.  So, for a few months, we only get to watch music videos and some movies, repeatedly.   That was the time I get to hear "him" and watched his videos repeatedly, hehehe

When the TV station regular shows came back, the music videos and movie replays disappeared.  And I never saw it again, ever since.  After some time, I forgot about it.  And at times would wonder what are the title of those songs and who is the singer.  I really liked the beat and the melody of the songs.

Then, I thought of searching it in Youtube.  But how could I? When I don't know the title of the songs.  I don't know the name of the singer.  I can't remember a single song.  All I remember are some scenes on the music videos and that the singer is so damn handsome! :-D 

So, today, now, that I finally found him.  I couldn't help but write about it.  I am so excited, I sang and dance with some of the songs.  I can't believe I still know some of the lyrics.  And could still remember some scenes on the music videos as the song is playing. Oh yeah! 

As I am writing this, I am still feeling the excitement as his songs are playing.  I have close to 1 hour of Rick Springfield.

Below is the Youtube link I accidentally clicked. :-)

And found some of his videos I used to watch on TV.  Yes!

I like his dimples here. :-D

My afternoon became a Rick Springfield day, hehehe..

It's wonderful meeting you again, Rick.  :-)

PS.  Rick is the same age with my father, born in 1949. :-D

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Iligan's Keepsakes by Keepsakes Iligan Souvenirs and Crafts

There was a time in my life (about in 2000) when I wanted to make souvenir items for Iligan City since there's not much Iligan souvenir items a tourist could bring back home.  Just the usual Cheding's Peanuts and malongs.

But that was only written in a notebook as part of my "To-Do List" in the future.

Then, when I went to Germany in 2006-2007, that feeling again of making souvenir items for Iligan City surfaced as I toured a bit of Europe and saw that every place we visit always have souvenir items for tourists to bring back home.

Few years passed, still I was not able to even make a single item as possible souvenir for Iligan.  Then the time came in 2011 when Pat already have many requests of souvenir items from tourists he accompanied.  He then asked me if I could already start making my souvenir items.

So, I researched and tried creating some souvenir items.  In 2012, I was able to make some refrigerator magnets and key chains.  I ordered blank acrylic from Manila.  And by end of September 2012, I decided to register a name for my business.   And in January 2013, I secured a business permit to make my business legal and so that I could already pod labels on my souvenir items. 

This post really is already so loooong overdue, hehehe.   It took me quite a while to write this 'cause I couldn't get my thoughts to focus.  I had so much on my mind then.  :-)

Anyways, below were some of the first batch of key chains and refrigerator magnets I made.  I used pictures of Maria Cristina Falls and Tinago Falls taken by Pat.  I was not able to take photos of the other items though.

Framed-rectangle shaped key chain

House-shaped key chain

Small rectangle-shaped key chain with "I love Iligan" at the other side.

Square-shaped refrigerator magnets

My business is already one year old.  It is not yet really that established but somehow it's beginning to pick up.  I am currently also making a website for it.  I'll update this post for the URL when it is already complete.  

Friday, February 7, 2014

Busy or Lazy?

Wow.  It has been more than 4 months since my last post. 

Was I busy then? Or just had a writer's block the past 4 months? hehehe

Surely, I have so much to write about.  But somehow.  Probably I got too lazy to think and focus. :-D

Well, I think I got very busy thinking of the things I need to do that I got lazy doing the very things. hahaha... 

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I have listed about 15 (or more) topics that I ought to post.  Well, I'll try my best to have them published by end of February, hehehe.  So, help me God. :-)

For a start, I have already finished writing one post (aside from this, hehehe) which will be published tomorrow.  :-D
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