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Share Your World – June 11, 2018

Here again to participate in Cee’s Share Your World Challenge!

If you could choose any person from history to be your imaginary friend, who would it be and why?

This is hard, but I’ll have to go with King Louis XIV because he was an intriguing, fascinating, fabulous, fashionable creature of habit… and he’ll make a great muse for stories!

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And he had France in heart, soul, and mind when he made her the most enviable country in the world when he built the extravagant Palace of Versailles.

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60s, 70s, 80s, 90s: Which decade do you love the most and why?

The 80’s because it gave me the best music I’ve ever experienced and it gave me this man…

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I tend to always associate the 80’s with music. 🙄

When you die, what do you want to be remembered for?

For being a true representative of God. 💙

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What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week? 

Preparing for the World Cup! I am excited for the tournament to kick off already!

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Share Your World – June 4, 2018

It feels like ages since I’ve participated in Cee’s Share Your World ChallengeI’m still catching up on blogs – to be honest, it’ll take a while – but I wanted to take some time to do this, so here goes:

A piece of clothing from your younger childhood you still remember?

Ooh! A pink dress with yellow, green and purple sparkly thingies! I always remember this piece of clothing because mom bought the dress for me to attend an aunt’s wedding and I still have the dress, but it’s not something that I’ll even think of wearing if I were to choose my own dress for a wedding now. I’m just not that girly.

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Irregardless of your physical fitness, coordination or agility: If you could be an athlete what would do do?   Remember this is SYW, dreaming is always allowed.

Archery! I’ll love the skill of using a bow and arrow and I’ve always admired archers from the horseback archers of Genghis Khan to Legolas. I don’t really care for Robin Hood, but bullseye!

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Probably the only time I thought Orlando was blooming cute! 

In a car would you rather drive or be a passenger?

I don’t see myself ever owning a car so I’ll rather be the one in the passenger seat.

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What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week? 

Being in good company as I explored the sister isle. 

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Day 30: A song that reminds you of yourself

The very last day of this challenge! Before I go into the song, I want to thank you for joining me this month and for contributing your selections as well. It’s been a blast!

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I have to go with Brian Littrell’s ‘In Christ Alone’. Some of you may know Brian from Backstreet Boys. He has the voice of an angel… if I ever heard one sang and if he were a fulltime gospel singer, he would’ve been my absolute favorite. He is the owner of one of the most beautiful voices known to man, but when he uses it to bless the Lord it’s even sweeter. 

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Unfortunately, he’s been struggling with vocal issues, but his voice is almost back… I think. 

Anyway, I chose this song because in Christ alone I place my hopes. In Him alone, I seek refuge, strength and protection. Brian couldn’t have expressed it any better. Christ is the reason why I exist, why I breathe and why I love. 💙

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In Christ alone
I place my trust
And find my glory in the power of the cross
In every victory
Let it be said of me
My source of strength
My source of hope
Is Christ alone

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Day 29: A song you remember from your childhood

*clears throat and attempts to sing* Have you seen my childhood? I’m searching for the world that I come from… 

Right. Kidding! I have to go ‘Remember the Time’ by the one and only, MJ. 

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Yass! I remember & cherish those times! 😄

Michael dedicated this song to Diana Ross because he liked causing speculation, theories, rumors, gossips, and fan fiction. Or did he? His brother Jermaine said that the song was in fact about Mike’s relationship with Ross, but eh, I’m certain that it’s about a girl who had amnesia and she can’t remember him so he’s recalling her to remember the awesome times they had together. 😉

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Do you remember
Back in the Spring
Every morning birds would sing
Do you remember
Those special times
They’ll just go on and on
In the back of my mind

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Day 28: A song by an artist with a voice you love

I’ll have to go with RIDSA. I was searching for French songs I can listen to while practising my French pronounciation, and I came across this French rapper of Spanish descent. I selected a few of his songs including the emotional ‘Avancer’. The video tells a vivid story of a union that fell apart. He packs his bags and leaves with his young one, but later on, he misses his other half, longs to return home, and begins the journey back with his son. Only when he gets there, it’s too late, for the home he once knew is abandoned and falling apart. 

Merci pour la chanson, Ridsa! 👍

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J’voulais juste avancer, me retrouver
Pouvoir recommencer, sans me retourner
Oui j’avoue, j’vous ai laissé, j’vous ai blessé
Mais sache que ça je ne m’en remet pas
J’vous ai laissé, j’vous ai blessé
J’y pense chaque jour, mais je ne le dis pas

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Day 27: A song that breaks your heart

My heart is not easy to break, so I’ll list a few songs that I think was actually heartbreaking.

Stranger In Moscow by Michael Jackson

The raw pain, the sadness, the hurt, the loneliness, no other artist had been able to capture such emotions in a bottle, shake it up and pour it out in a song like Michael. 

Fun Fact: This is my favorite MJ song and I consider it his greatest masterpiece.

Nothing Compares 2 U by Sinéad O’Connor

This song was written and recorded by Prince in 1984 and never released… until April this year. It was written during the time when he broke up with his girlfriend and lost his mother to cancer. O’Connor does a fantastic job with it but had Michael Jackson sang it, it would’ve been raining buckets of tears!

Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely by Backstreet Boys

This sad, but beautifully composed song touched on some of the boys’ real-life issues at the time: Brian’s open heart surgery for a defect he has had since childbirth, Kevin’s deceased father (he provided some actual footage so I know that this song must be quite personal for him), Howie’s sister who died a year earlier of Lupus and Denniz Pop who died in 1998 and produced some tracks for BSB.

Fun Sad Fact: This is my favorite BSB song.

I Will Wait by Nick Carter

Gaa! I did not sign up for this feel trip! I forgot how sad this video actually is with that adorable elderly couple and the acoustic guitar does not help! 😭 Anyway, I love this song because it brings back warm memories of my grandfather because it has that waltzy thing from his era. 💙

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Day 26: A song that makes you want to fall in love

I’ll just leave a few songs that I think is love. 

Take My Breath Away 💙

Sweet Top Gun memories! Actually, the first time I heard this song, I had no idea who Tom Cruise or Top Gun was. I just really loved the song and thought it was downright sweet and romantic. It took my breath away at first listen.

I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing – Aerosmith 💙

I haven’t seen the movie that this song was made for and the music video is eh, but the violins, the guitars, Steven Tyler’s amazing voice on this ballad! It’s filled with raw romantic dedicated and unconditional love and this feeling can never ever be bought. It’s filled with passion for that other half. When you find this kind of love, why let it go? I like to think that this is the greatest love song of all time… or one of.

Never Tear Us Apart – INXS

Eh, it’s more about fate putting two people together because you don’t get to choose who to love sometimes. It’s intense love through an instant attraction and remembering the first time they met and although there’s a hint of break-up in there, this song can also be looked at as a make-up song after the couple resolves the conflict hence coming out stronger than ever. But that beautiful synth at the beginning which built up and broke over the saxophone is magnificent!

By Your Side – Sade

I think it’s a beautiful song and it captures love in every sense of the word. No matter what you’re going through, the ups, the downs, the smiles, the frowns, when lonely, Sade is going to be by her partner’s side. If you love someone and you can’t seem to say the words, play this song for them.