When you are having one of those days when nothing is going right and you are trying to stay positive despite certain challenges. I pray and continue to ask for guidance, but sometimes I feel like my prayers are not being answered. πŸ˜«πŸ™πŸ˜­

All I can do now is to keep praying and to continue asking for guidance and strength. πŸ™πŸ½β€οΈ


Actor John Gavin Dies

Actor and former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, John Gavin has died. He was 86.

Gavin was born Juan Vincent Apablasa on Apr. 8, 1931 and was of Mexican, Chilean and Irish descent. After his parents divorced, he was adopted by his stepfather; he then became John Anthony Golenor.

In the late 1950’s, after graduating from Stanford University with a Bachelor’s degree in economics and Latin American affairs, Gavin had done a screen test with Universal-International and was offered a contract. At the height of his career, he was often compared to another tall, dark and handsome actor: Rock Hudson. He starredΒ in such films asΒ Imitation of Life (with Lana Turner and Sandra Dee), Spartacus, Psycho, Romanoff and Juliet,Β andΒ Tammy Tell Me True (both with Dee),Β Thoroughly Modern Millie and Sophia Loren: Her Own Story.

In June 1981, President Reagan appointed Gavin as U.S. Ambassador to Mexico.Β πŸ‡²πŸ‡½Β Bilingual in Spanish, he put the language and his Latin American politics degree to good use during his time as ambassador. He resigned in 1986.

Gavin is survived by his wife, actress Constance Towers, daughters Christina Gavin and Maria Gavin, two step-children and one grandchild.

For more information on Gavin’s life and career, read here.


Goodbye, 2017. Hello, 2018!


Well, it’s time to say goodbye to another year. 2017 was a year of learning, growing and chaos. Β It started off alright…until September and October arrived. 😩 I certainly do NOT wish to see a repeat of what happened this year happen in 2018.

As for the new year, I have one major wish: To have God watch over my family–especially my parents’ and brother’s health. Β β€οΈπŸ™πŸ½πŸ’™

One thing I will no longer worry about is going out of my way to communicate with someone, who doesn’t reciprocate the communication nor the friendship. Friendship is a two-way street, which means I don’t have time for clique-like or short-term friendships. πŸ‘‹πŸ½Β πŸ™„

Finally, in 2018, I will focus on myself. The last 2+ years have been really stressful and taxing–especially on me. As a result, I intend to take more time out for myself and will work on completing a few goals on my bucket list. πŸ™πŸ½πŸ˜ƒ