If you’re getting married and you’re asking yourself if you will be getting help from others perhaps from your mother, bridesmaids, fiancé or even your friends?  Do you want to plan it alone? Can you do it all by yourself?  Only you know and only US can help you with that!

I’ve never imagined myself venturing out on a business service like this.  I’ve never seen myself as an organized person until someone told me that I am.  It all started out when my friend Trina was planning out her wedding.  Since we are like siblings she asked me if I can help her out and of course, in times like that I’ll have all the time in the world.

Then one thing led to another, a rusher friend learned that I’m into planning then he asked if I can help him out and without thinking twice I said yes.  After learning about this, I immediately invited two of my friends, Erna and Dru who are the best creative consultants that I’d ever know to help me out.  My services are just limited to organizing, setting up meetings and logistics.  I’m in need of creative juice & opinion and luckily I have my friends to help me out with that.

Basically, our main objective is to make sure that the wedding day and the weeks leading up to it will run smoothly.

And here’s the list of the few duties that you can expect from us:

  • Help you to create the type of wedding you want. With that knowledge you’ll be able to pick your venue, vendors, color scheme, theme, music, etc.
  • Help keep you on your budget and not go over…too much!!
  • Suggest vendors that fit your budget and ideas.
  • Make a wedding planning schedule so that you know what you’ve done and what still needs to be done.
  • Take care of any emergencies that arise.
  • Create a wedding day schedule.

So if you want all of these things, leave a comment and I’ll get back to you for your concerns.

I’m sharing this beautiful wedding song “We are Man and Wife” from Michelle Featherstone heard from One Tree Hill during Nathan and Haley’s wedding.  I must admit I’m a big Naley fan.

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I have been a fan of One Tree Hill since 2005, I was then behind 2 seasons and was convinced by one of my closest friend Ruth, who was then in UK to watch this beautiful show. I really loved how the twists and turns go and the narrative parts are always a hit. I just love the right drama and I don’t find it too dark.

But lately, the 6th season failed to catch my attention. Aside from the irregular showing of episodes, I’ve also traveled for a month outside the country and got lost track of time and was dumped with back logs from the different series of shows I am following. Also, the inclusion of the uprising shows added up to the volume of things to watch.

Anyway, just this long week end I’ve pressured myself from watching and finishing the last 5 episodes left of me to unravel from the last season. Most of us know that US shows new seasons premiere on the month of September which is basically today. In a couple of more days, Supernatural, One Tree Hill, NCIS and Brothers and Sisters to name few shows that I am religiously following will start showing (hopefully) regularly.

So suffice it to say, I was able to finish the season and surprisingly I really liked how they have ended the finale. It was the classical OTH type of ending where everyone takes part by narrating lines that actually makes sense when it is put all together.

These lines really make sense especially with me. Lately, I’m having trouble of believing. I am beginning to stop believing in love. I’m starting to give up on dreaming and everything about it.

About five years ago, someone special asked me if what are the things that I’d like to have. I kept silent and thought of it when in fact, the whole time all I know is that I want him (yeah, he is the one) to love me back and give me the things that I am longing for. I just told him with courage that I’d rather keep the number 1 thing that I want for myself because I know deep in my heart with my eyes wide open and mind totally sane that I wouldn’t and couldn’t get what I want that time.

Then, I told him instead that I’d like to be happy because I also believe that having it doesn’t necessarily mean I’d be happy.

Now five years after I still know the truth regardless the very thin line of confusion on what I’ve been trying to believe in and what I want, I am still here. But different, I can’t even recall when in the last 3 years I have dreamed about what love is.

Listening and watching the last few lines from the season finale made me think of this and told myself in deep realization, “Maybe the reason why I don’t have it is because I stopped believing”

And maybe, just maybe, if I’ll just start believing… I’d find someone out there waiting for me to believe in again.

So I’m sharing these lines and the link/clip from the show.

 

Mouth: (Narrating) Take a look at yourself in the mirror, who do you see looking back?
Haley: (Narrating) Is it the person you wanna be?
Dan: (Narrating) Or is there someone else you were meant to be, the person you should have been but just fell short of.
Mia: (Narrating) Is someone telling you that you can’t or you won’t? Because you can.
Chase: (Narrating) Believe that love is out there.
Nathan: (Narrating) And believe that dreams
come true everyday, because they do.
Peyton: (Narrating) Sometimes happiness doesn’t come from money or fame or power. Sometimes happiness comes from good friends and family, and from the quiet nobility of leading a good life.
Julian: (Narrating) Believe that dreams come true everyday, because they do.
Brooke: (Narrating) Believe that dreams come true everyday, because they do.
Peyton: (Narrating) So take a look in that mirror and remind yourself to be happy, because you deserve to be. Believe that.
Lucas: (Narrating) And believe that dreams come true everyday, because they do.

I love Bethany Joy’s voice and when my friend Ruth gave me a copy of compilation of her songs, Leaving Town Alive became one of my favorites.  At first, I loved it because of its melody, and her magical voice.  And as always, I’d check out the lyrics and try to comprehend its meaning.

In my opinion, I think what the song wants us to learn is what life is about.  It is about living our lives to the fullest.  And part of it is committing mistakes and learning from it.   No matter how we’ve started, we journey on life with no idea of what lies ahead.  We’d wonder endlessly, everyday, every move we make and we should simply live life to the fullest.  Carpe Diem!  Seize the day! 

And in the end, we’d leave our lives and leave a mark for the others to remember like a legacy, like a book to read.  It is what we make; it is life that we call.

And to give life justice is we should just enjoy our journey and race up to the finish.  After all, life is for the living, the forgiven and for leaving town alive.

Here’s the song’s lyrics and you tube link for you to enjoy the song.

 

Leaving Town Alive Lyrics by Bethany Joy Galleoti

Spending all your money
Ain’t it funny how the time goes by?
First you start believing
Then you’re leaving for no reason
And you’re wondering why
So till the morning breaks
Go and make your mistakes
Don’t be surprised if your head hurts
Life is for the living, the forgiven and for leaving town alive

Whisper in the ways
Watching days and moving on
You wake up every Monday then suddenly it’s Sunday
And the week is gone
So till the morning breaks
Go and make your mistakes
Don’t be surprised at the sunrise
Life is for the living, the forgiven and for leaving town alive

Oh, do you wonder where it starts
Where it ends
What you find around the bend
Oh, do you wonder where she’s from
Where she goes
No one knows
Now and then you wonder
Why you’re spending all your money
Ain’t it funny how she walks on by?
She had you all believing
Now she’s leaving for no reason
And you’re wondering why

So till the morning breaks
Go and make your mistakes
Don’t be surprised if your heart hurts
Life is for the living, the forgiven and for leaving town alive

Oh, do you wonder where it starts
Where it ends
What you find around the bend
And oh, do you wonder where she’s from
Where she goes
No one knows
Now and then

Oh, do you wonder where it starts
Where it ends
What you find around the bend
And do you wonder where she’s from
Where she goes
No one knows
Now and then you wonder

Why life is for the living, the forgiven and the leaving town alive
Life is for the living, the forgiven and the leaving town alive

 

By now if you have been reading my blog you won’t be surprised with this post.

My friend Ruth and I used to sing this song from Bethany Joy Lenz-Galeotti “Day after Today”.  I am featuring this song because I just remembered Ruth and these lines

“I ain’t never been to New York City
I ain’t seen the San Francisco Bay
I ain’t never tried my hand in Vegas”

We’ve always dreamed of going in the US together and right now I got the chance to go here but still those lines are still true.  No NYC, Vegas but tonight I will be meeting up my good friends from high school, Thea, Pianne and Elmer.  I have not seen them for quite some time and we will be going to San Francisco where Pianne lives.  I just don’t know if i’ll see the San Francisco Bay.

Anyway, I just do hope next time I get to visit US, (God only knows when this will be) I’ll have the chance to see other sites.  So here are the song lyrics and the YouTube link of the song. 

Day After Today

Said I want to live the city life
This small town could eat me alive
I gotta pack my things and go where the railroad takes me
Mama’s too poor to send me away
But I’ve been saving up on most everyday
Little bit out of each check from the Gas & Deli

And the whistle keeps on blowing
And the train keeps on rolling

And he said
I ain’t never been to New York City
I ain’t seen the San Francisco Bay
I ain’t never tried my hand in Vegas
But you bet your bottom dollar
That’s where I’m going the day after today

So he locked the door and he killed the lights
Took a six pack to get him through the night
Didn’t have a plan just a good sense of direction
And Maybelline, his beauty queen
She cried all night cause the sheet were clean
But he left her a lovers’ note there apologizing

He said I hear the whistle blowing
Gotta catch it the train is rolling

And he said
I ain’t never been to New York City
I ain’t seen the San Francisco Bay
I ain’t never tried my hand in Vegas
But you bet your bottom dollar
That’s where I’m going the day after today

The air is thick on the concrete isle
Ain’t nothing green for like twenty miles
And he ain’t use to the sun and moon a hiding
So he took his foot from out his mouth
And he packed his things and went back down south
But Maybelline said “Babe my time’s arising.”

Said I hear the whistle blowing
Gotta catch it the train is rolling

And she said
I ain’t never been to New York City
I ain’t seen the San Francisco Bay
I ain’t never tried my hand in Vegas
I never seen the L.A lights shine bright
Bright, brighter than your smile was ever
Brighter than my desire was ever
Longer burning than our love was ever….

And she said
I ain’t never been to New York City
I ain’t seen the San Francisco Bay
I ain’t never tried my hand in Vegas
But you bet your bottom dollar
That’s where I’m going the day after today

 

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I am a big fan of Bethany Joy Galeotti.  I have discovered her beautiful voice from my friend Ruth.  She is the star of One Tree Hill, she plays Haley James-Scott. 

I really love her voice.  In fact, my favorite song of hers is “Honestly” of which I have a previous post before.  And just recently her song “Feel This” is being played on local radio (RX).  So I really try to request for it everyday so it could make it to the top.  I love the start of the song because it sounds so angelic.  I just love her!

 

So here are the lyrics and youtube links of the song, too.  Hope you enjoy this!

 

FEEL THIS

ah ah ah ah ah ah
ah ah ah ah ah ah

It’s gotta be this one
You don’t have to fake it
You know I can take it
What if I told you
Your tears
Haven’t been ignored
And everything
That was taken
Can be restored

[Chorus:]
Feel this
Can you feel this
My heart beating
Out of my chest
Feel this
Can you feel this
Salvation
Under my breath

It’s gotta be just right
Soul and spirit
Chord and lyric
What if I told you
That innocence is yours
And the beauty you have now
Is brighter than before
Before

[Chorus]

Let go, let go of me, let go
Let go of me, let go, let go of me
Let go

(Chorus)

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is my favorite song, Honestly by Bethany Joy Lenz-Galeotti.  She is also known as Haley James Scott of One Tree Hill.  She has a very nice and wonderful voice.  I’m sharing this to all of you so you wouldn’t miss the chance to listen to this wonderful song.

 

I’ve downloaded the lyrics and a youtube link of the video that I made.

 

Hope you like this.

 

 

Honestly I didn’t mean to cry so hard

The heartache was pouring in like rain

I didn’t mean to show I care

 

Honestly I didn’t mean to laugh so loud

But it just sounds so absurd to

Say that you want me

Say that you need me

after everything you’ve done

 

Really truly I didn’t mean to hurt you

I just thought that maybe now

We’d have better luck the second time around

Its always better the second time I hear

 

Chorus:

Find me in the evening when your ready to dance

And I will take you to the places

where you never thought you’d have the chance to love

Love, Love is all we have

I will run myself in circles here without you

 

Please believe that I tried my best to forget you

but the memories keep flooding back like tears

I didn’t mean to fall in love

 

But sitting here waiting for this is torture

I’m so glad you’re far away

Is that a terrible thing to say?

Well, I wonder if you’re ok

 

Repeat Chorus:

 

Oh, I would run myself in circles here without you

Oh, I’ve tried and tried

And I can’t hide from your love

Darlin’ its too late to show me your intentions

 

You know we’ve got to find a way

To get past all the implications, every situation

Every complication that we’ve come from

Love is all we have

I will run myself in circles here without you

 

Darlin’ love, love

Love is all we have

I will run myself in circles here without you