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Music of the Heart

Love is like music. Life would go on without them but it would be lackluster and and somewhat shallow. Music like love, is what gives substance and color to a life worth living. Ergo, the music fest on Facebook and here this past week. So maybe it is serendipitous that one of my love affairs online should come back on Valentine’s Day.

Blogkadahan, my online family is back with a vengeance and you can read about our love affair on our newly designed and revived site, thanks to our blogging goddess, Ate Sienna. We are a group of bloggers who felt a connection with each other through our blogs and we decided to get to know each other better away from our blogs. We first formed an email group on gmail. One thing led to another and we decided on a collaborative blog away from our individual ones. Blogkadahan was that baby.

My love affair online of course does not compare to my real life love affair with my husband of 18 years, and my three daughters. They are my life and when I think of love, they come foremost to mind. Most of the things I write about are about them. With the re-opening of Blogkadahan, one of my old posts is reposted on the new site. This is my thanks for the loving man I am married to who continues to shower me with love and attention even after the craziness of eighteen years.

I was going to post this yesterday, on Valentine’s Day, but you know how real life always gets in the way of blogging sometimes. So how was your Valentine’s Day weekend?

Listen to My Heart Sing

I just realized as I was thinking up my favorite love songs, I noticed that a lot of them are associated with musicals or movies. So to finish up the Mama Mia! set I posted another favorite, Honey, Honey.

Honey honey, how you thrill me, ah-hah, honey honey
Honey honey, nearly kill me, ah-hah, honey honey
I heard about you before
I wanted to know some more
And now I know what they mean, you’re a love machine

Today, I’m moving on to another favorite movie, Moulin Rouge, and these are my two favorite love songs in the bunch:

How wonderful life is now you’re in the world
I hope you don’t mind
I hope you don’t mind that I put down in words
How wonderful life is now you’re in the world

Every day I love you more and more
Listen to my heart, can you hear it sings
Telling me to give you everything

Sing Me a Love Song Week

I’ve started a cheesy-and-not-so-cheesy-love-song fest on my Facebook page. Everyday until Valentine’s Day I will post some kind of love song that comes to mind. Some are my favorites, some I find funny and some hold special meanings for me. You can take your guess which category each song may fall in 😉

I may not be the only one doing it because yesterday, I found a very cheesy one shared by someone else on Facebook. Unfortunately, it’s a Filipino song and not everyone may not be able to understand it, but you’ll get the idea if you watch the video.

OK, so here’s what I’ve posted so far…
“It’s only words, and words are all I have, to take your heart away.” – Words by The BeeGees

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Somebody Loved

I was going to share this with you yesterday on Valentine’s Day but as usual, life interfered with my blogging schedule. So I greet you a belated Happy Valentine’s Day and hope that you had a great day.

Yesterday was a day like any other at our house, nothing special really. My daughter Jade and I got out of the house at 7:30 a.m. to attend an exploration day at the school she is applying to. We didn’t get home until 4 in the afternoon so that didn’t give me much time to fix anything special and we were too tired to go anywhere. We ended up spending the rest of the day at home. I cooked a little bit of something for everyone: sinigang pork, Chinese noodles with beef & vegetables and, for The Clone, spaghetti. We ate well and that was enough celebration for us. Like my daughter says all the time, “you should show you love someone everyday not just on Valentine’s Day”.

I am blessed to have a beautiful loving family and doubly blessed to also have great friends who love each other like family. That’s how it is with my online family. We have been together for four years (I joined the group when I first started blogging) and we have shared with each other and supported each other through weddings, graduations, funerals, births, and all the other milestones in life. A few of us have met each other but many of us have never met in person. Not having ever met each other has not prevented us from feeling as close to each other as families though. We’ve had our disagreements and we’ve had our bonding moments. We’ve gotten mad at each other and we’ve made up. We’ve laughed until we cried and cried until we had to laugh. Through it all, we’ve gotten to be better friends and better family. One of my online sisters, Mec, made the following video to celebrate the love among the Berks.

These are my online berks, visit their blogs and you’ll see just how apt Mec’s video is.

Ajay Jop CeliaK Tanya
Apol Joyce Tito Rolly Tintin
Ate Sienna Karla Toni WatsOn
BatJay Kiwi Pinay Ruth
BongK Lolo Jose Sachiko
CaT Mari Tatang Rome
Jet Mec
Jardine Davies

We are a mix of a little bit of this and that, but like our halo-halo, it works together somehow and it’s refreshing.