Posted in Challenges/Tags/Fun Stuff

Share your world for week of February 19th

It’s that time again! That time for Cee’s Share Your World Challenge!

How do you like your eggs?

Someone said that there are 11 ways to cook an egg, but I prefer mine boiled or scrambled. If it’s runny, leaky, or crying, I don’t want it.

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Have you ever met anyone famous?

Let’s see… I met Tom Cruise at the movies, Michael Jackson on the CD and I met Messi at the Camp Nou. Ah, just kidding.

I actually met Chris Birchall when he used to play for T&T. He was my favorite local footballer on the team (and also Russell Latapy) at the time. My sister dragged me to an event at the stadium where the government thanked the team for their efforts at the World Cup. I had no intention of meeting any of the footballers, but on our way out, my sister saw Birchall and she dragged me over along with some other people to say hi.

Birchall was actually so nice and down to earth, I considered kidnapping him and making him the star of my football fictions.

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Kidding! But he talked with us for a while on the football pitch and even smiled for a picture or two. At that time, I was not blogging as yet, otherwise, I would’ve interviewed him for the football blog I recently closed shop on.

It was really nice meeting him, though, for while some of the footballers were acting like they were high and mighty, this one actually made time to chit chat a bit.

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What was the first thing you bought with your own money?

I wish I had a cool story like Tom Cruise – he paid for his sister’s college tuition with his first paycheck – but I don’t. I bought Michael Jackson’s Dangerous album and played it until I memorized every lyric, every note, every bass, and every ‘hee hee!’. At that time, MJ was the King of my music heart! How times have changed.

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What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

My friend Keren! We haven’t seen each other in ages and she stopped by my work last week. We caught up and exchanged stories about God working in our lives. It was a blessed evening and I wish I can turn back the clock and go back to that period. 💙

Also, Tammy got back from her trip safe and sound and I enjoyed reading her wonderful and spiritually moving experience! She won the best camper award, so we’re going to turn that into a celebration and everyone’s invited! 💙

Thank you, God, for these wonderful beautiful beings. I am blessed to have them in my life.

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Wow, this post was so lengthy, I felt like I was divulging TMI! 😰

***GIFs and pictures via Google Search

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Posted in Books & Reviews, Challenges/Tags/Fun Stuff

Day 23: A book you wanted to read for a long time but still haven’t

Oh, boy! So many books, but there is one that I’ve been meaning to read for a looooonnnnggg time so I can feel like I’ve accomplished something: J. Randy Taraborrelli’s Michael Jackson: The Magic, The Madness, The Whole Story.

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I don’t like reading bios, but this book was given to me as a present back in 2010. Look at that timeline! Looks like I’ll have to unDNF it this year.

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31 days of lists challenge: days 11-15

This challenge has been so much fun thus far!

Day 11: Things I miss

At the moment, nothing.

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Day 12: Places I want to travel to

I made a Thursday Ten travel wishlist, but I am yet to schedule it. I’ll love to travel the world, but let’s face it, that’s farfetched at the moment given the times that we’re living in. Anyways, to name a few, I’ll love to visit places such as the El Deir aka The Monastery in Petra, Jordan; Meteora, Greece; the Rice Terrace Fields in Mu Cang Chai, Vietnam; Egypt, India, the Amazon, Italy, the Li River in China and of course, EVERYWHERE in France because France is bae. ❤

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Day 13: Modes of transportation I want to take

A train, helicopter, and motorcycle.

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Day 14: I want to learn how to...

…keep growing in my relationship with God, write in calligraphy, draw (I used to be good at this!), write computer code and pilot a helicopter. So many things that I want to do, so little time.

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Day 15: Events I want to time travel to

I’ve literally answered this question so many times since I’ve started La Petit Muse, that the question makes me frown every time I come across it. A few events and yes, they might just be the same answers from last time:

* When Jesus first walked the earth. He performed miracles and walked on water, yet, people didn’t believe that the Messiah walked and preached amongst them because they were scattered sheep looking for someone else. Jesus is the ULTIMATE example of what a role model should be and I can’t wait for His Majesty to grace our presence soon. ❤

* When Solomon was king. Although he was the wisest man who ever lived, he was also curiously foolish and flawed just like any other human being and his sins speak to us in this modern day pursuit of materialism. I can go on and on about Solomon, but since I plan on writing about the Bible soon, I’ll have to leave it for now. I would’ve liked to have been present when he built the first temple on Mount Moriah and that majestic palace.

* When King Louis XIV ruled France from Versailles. He contributed so much not only to France but to the world. No wonder why women fainted in his presence (especially when he danced)! Michael Jackson who? Ballet was refined and formalized in Louis’s court. He owns my French historical monarch heart. I like learning about monarchs, but only if they were French and this King is my absolute favorite of the bunch.

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Posted in 365 Days of Writing

November 02nd: Conflicted

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You’re in the middle of a terrible argument, and everyone turns to you to help resolve it. How do you respond? How do you react to conflict?

Me? I always try to avoid conflicts at every cost and I’ve never been in the middle of an argument where anyone can turn to me to resolve it, so I guess I’ll be walking out of the room thus leaving them to resolve it on their own.

No, seriously. 

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Posted in My Write 💙

Fall Again

Short Story #21
A Fall Romance

I apologize in advance for the story cover being better than the actual story. Please proceed with caution.

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My Love,

I know we’ve been through a lot in the past two years and with us being separated for almost one, it brought me back to where I needed to be. I had the time to cleanse my system and re-purify my soul.

Dari, I know no one is perfect. No, not even I, but I’ve acted the hypocrite with you. For that, I apologize. I am writing this letter to make a promise to you that I am going to try as hard as I can for us this time. Also, it’s Fall.

The trees are shedding their old to make way for the new, the leaves sway, rushing against the many leaves on the floor, the wind blows a burst of fresh cold air, I can smell apple spice bread baking from Mrs Darcy’s shop down the hill and I know it’s your favorite…You know how Fall makes me sentimental! We first met in the Fall after all! I was biking through the park enjoying God’s grandeur when I almost knocked over a man in uniform! We laughed about it, chatted a bit, and then we went our own way. I did not expect to see you again, but I did, the very next day, at the same spot and what were the odds that you were riding a bike? As leaves softly fell to the ground making a blanket around us, you presented me with a flower and asked me out and of course, my answer was yes.

It didn’t take long for us to confess the most powerful words in the world to each other and we were married by the next Fall.

I hope this letter finds you well and that you’re in good spirits, Dari, for I never want to take our love for granted again. We’ve wasted too much time during this separation. However, if you go back on your promise on waiting for me, I’ll understand.

As long as you’ll have me, I am yours for the long haul.

 

Yours,

Candice

Sergeant Darius reread the letter once again with a goofy grin on his face. You can fall in love twice when second chances won’t leave you alone and he was determined this time to make things work until the rest of their lives. He folded the letter and placed it in the jacket near his heart. He had work to do in winning back his wife’s heart and he knew just the place to start; after all, the bikes were parked in the garage for way too long.

WORDS: 428

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***I was leaning towards a sad story, but there’s just something romantic about Fall! I also admit that I had quite a few story ideas before landing on this one and sticking with it. I wanted to write the story based on a soldier falling in love again with his wife, but I ended up with this cheesy thing.

And Michael Jackson’s ‘Fall Again’ set the mood right. This beautiful song tells the story of my story that I wanted to tell… if that makes sense. 🙂

I wanna spend, time to live in
I wanna fall with you again
Like we did, when we first met
I wanna fall with you again

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Entertainment then and now

Reflecting on entertainment.

THEN

I was a music lover growing up. I loved Michael Jackson, Aerosmith, Daft Punk, Backstreet Boys, soft rock music, and the occasional R&B. I used to keep abreast of my favorite musicians so when they drop new music, I’ll be the first to hear/get it. I would stay up late, my eyes glued to the TV screen watching movies until I fell asleep. I also used to write songs and I almost joined a record company in Michigan (?) as a songwriter. I’m glad that did not work out. It took me a while to open my ears to realize that the music I was listening to was not glorifying God. 

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NOW

It’s pretty hard for me to listen to music now. I gave away my Michael Jackson CD collection and it was not even hard to do. I don’t miss it. I don’t even look back and go ‘Man, I wished I had kept them!” I also threw out music from Madonna, Def Leppard, Ciara etc. I listen to hymns and spiritual songs, but I also have to be aware of some of these so-call Christian artists. Now and then, I’ll listen to a song with clean and pleasing lyrics.

I am now down to two TV shows which is Criminal Minds and Riverdale. A few months ago, I mentioned that I was losing my interest in movies. I watch movies once in a blue moon now if it holds my interest. The last movie I saw was American Made and I haven’t watched any movies since then. 

Now, when I want to be entertained, I pick up my Bible.

Airport lights at night. Hate the flights itself, but love getting away.

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Positive Monday: SMILE

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I was told that if I smile hard enough, my left dimple shows up to the party too. 🙂

Anyways, it’s Monday, I’m in a good mood, and I just want to share some of my favorite pinned (Pinterest) photos to put a smile on your face today. And remember, smiling is free, but it’s worth a lot especially if it can make someone’s day. 🙂

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What a beautiful smile! Pure innocence ...... ᘡղbᘠ:

LOVE YOU, MAMA - Yes, I'm talking to the one with 57ish nieces and nephews...

Shah Rukh Khan - Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)

❧ Pets - Animaux de compagnie ❧

Happy!

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We first met Juniper on Instagram, where we saw her frolicking on her mom's bed, and instantly fell in love. Who was this cute fox? So we decided to reach out to her owner, who gave us the full scoop!

#SmileAtHyattRegencyMonterey #NationalSmileMonth

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Beautiful:

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