Meet Daisy Ba-ad: Artistic Director, Life Coach, Motivational Speaker, Trainer

Daisy B. Ba-ad, is a playwright, artistic director, composer, entertainer, trainer and motivational speaker based in Cebu City, Philippines, whom I have the honor and pleasure to befriend in this lifetime.

And oh, If you are a hubber, you probably would have seen her on HubPages. She is none other than dayzeebee. This is a surprise so I don't know how she is going to react to all of this.

The intimidating director at work.
The intimidating director at work.

How I Met Daisy

Intimidating, passionate, straightforward are the words that came to my mind the first time I met Daisy. She was going to conduct our music ministry workshops and I blanched when she asked each of us to sing a few lines in front of her. Being a shy and timid person and not confident with my singing skills, I was absolutely terrified. I opened my mouth and out came “For thine is the kingdom and the power” in a highly strained and tight voice when she said curtly, “Stop criticizing yourself!” I gasped inaudibly. How did she know? I looked at her. Her eyes were closed, her hand poised in the air ready to cue me as she said, “Again!” I was trembling when I was done.

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Daisy's Passion

As a young child, Daisy already found her passion in entertaining her family and friends. During parties, she vividly recalls how her dad would clear the table to have a makeshift stage; put her on top and how she would dance with so much zest and excitement. “I loved making people laugh and giving them joy. But most of all, I loved it that daddy was very proud of me.”

She was a natural in front of a crowd. She could grab your attention if she wants to and stir up all sorts of emotions and thoughts. She was all over the place improving her skills in oration, declamation, singing, dancing, writing songs and poetry, writing and directing musical plays. One of her original Cebuano musical entitled Tall Tales Kuno was awarded a grant by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts Philippines under their Artistic Excellence program.

Read more of Daisy’s biography and artistic works in Wikipedia.

At age 47, her passion for theater arts has never waned. This keeps her blood and creative juices flowing. Her firm belief that theater arts can truly mold people’s character is so deeply ingrained in her system that she even uses this in her workshops for corporate groups as well. Many have truly benefited under her tutelage and I am simply one of them.

Daisy's Heart

Daisy and I are so different (she’s the animated director with this booming voice that is very commanding while I’m the timid, soft spoken and quiet one) that many people would wonder why we are such good friends. When I asked her this question, she laughed saying, “Well, for one you were never “star-struck” with me. You are so real. I can’t even imagine a grown woman who is so transparent. I guess I’m so used to either people trying to make an impression or they’re too intimidated to talk to me. But you…you just make me laugh with your child-like ways and never ending questions and stories.” She suddenly grew very serious. “But most of all, you have such a beautiful friendship with God.”

It was my turn to laugh breaking the seriousness of the moment. She is the only person I know who in our conversations would actually ask me, “Can you tell me something about God today?” And having never been able to share fully about my friendship with God, oh, I was delighted to do so!

Ms. Daisy extreme right standing while I'm kneeling (extreme right). Photo taken during a workshop: Being in Marketing
Ms. Daisy extreme right standing while I'm kneeling (extreme right). Photo taken during a workshop: Being in Marketing

Our friendship has deepened through the years because we value the same things; love for God, wanting to understand and experience unconditional love, the desire to constantly grow as persons and make a difference in other people’s lives. As spiritual partners, we have given our commitment to be always truthful to each other no matter what. This helps us deal with ourselves - face our weaknesses and improve on our strengths. And of course, we have a lot of fun. If I feel down in the dumps, she brightens my mood when she takes on a silly character, my favorite is the girl with the british accent. You should hear her! Likewise, if she feels low, I tickle her to death and say silly things that usually makes her laugh.

Silly Moments in Taiwan

We were fortunate enough to have been given the chance to bring Siddhartha Musical to Taiwan. Ms. Daisy remembers this experience with special fondness.
We were fortunate enough to have been given the chance to bring Siddhartha Musical to Taiwan. Ms. Daisy remembers this experience with special fondness.

With the director’s hat laid away for a moment, Daisy at home could be seen playing with her dog, doing some gardening and concocting all sorts of dishes for me to eat (whenever I come to visit). I initially drove Miss Daisy crazy with my penchant for child play, constant probing and incessant questions which she has to answer or else. I asked her what it was like to have fans asking for autographs, what it was like to be with famous actors and directors, to be performing in a huge crowd, to be interviewed by the media. She also went crazy when I’d ask her how she felt, what she thought, why she did this and did that in anything and everything under the sun.

It didn’t take long though and she allowed the child in her to come out more often. We have our silly moments when we talk “singing our lines”; exercising, cycling, meditating and healing; watching Disney movies; and one of my favorites is when I’d get to choose a book and I would read to her over the phone a few pages. This is normally followed by long discussions and sharing of our reflections regarding the topic for the day.

Daisy's Dream

What more does she want in her life? The question makes her pause as she stared into space before looking at me intently. “My dreams are all here in my vision board.” She points to the poster posted on her bedroom wall. I see family bonding and publishing bestselling books, CD’s, financial abundance to be able to share more to others and even guesting in Oprah Show (which made me laugh out loud because my face was there too).

With the growing, learning and healing taking place in her life right now, she simply wants to finally settle down in a place where she can finally call home. Of course, she can still see herself doing the things she love doing - directing, training and writing. To read more of her writings, visit Dayzeebee's hubs and articles on our website: Loving Abundance.

She also wants to have the time and the budget to be able to write two musical plays (and of course direct it for the world premiere) that are close to her heart. My Precious One, a little girl’s friendship with God; and Hara Amihan, another name for Queen Juana, the wife of King Jumabon – the first Cebuano couple to be baptized by the Spaniards. And she dreams that it will be part of the Music Theater International list of musical plays. She declares to me with a twinkle in her eye, “It is a legacy I want to leave to the world.”

The Good Witch of the North

I'm more confident on stage now.  This is me in the Wiz. The play was directed by Ms. Daisy.
I'm more confident on stage now. This is me in the Wiz. The play was directed by Ms. Daisy.

One Last Note

I wrote this article as a loving tribute to honor Ms. Daisy. Also, it brings me into realization that artists, entertainers or other famous people are just like anyone of us. They hurt, cry, laugh, love and dream.

As I am writing this, years have passed and my voice no longer trembles when I sing before her. (Chuckles) I am proud of her and the things she has done all these years. Some of the reasons as to why she is really good at what she does: her passion, her desire to see people grow, her belief and willingness to give someone a chance and importantly because she always strives to learn something new. Also Ms. Daisy is quite a terrific performer and she can act really well. I look forward to one of these days to see her perform on stage. "Can I have your autograph now?" She still refuses to give me one. Hahaha

Ms. Daisy, I have been a witness on how you train people and marvel at your ability to see the potential in each one. So I pray that your dreams will come to reality; that the persons who believe in you will come into your life giving you wondrous opportunities and support. Most of all may you have a life filled with glorious sunrise and sunsets on a journey to loving abundance.

You have been my “angel” in so many ways and I thank God for you. You taught me to see the beauty within me, built a bridge back to myself and allowed me to shine. Yes, you continually allow me to shine in your presence and it takes a big heart to do that. I am forever and deeply grateful.

Michelle Simtoco

An important post script: If you have been one of those who have been trained under Ms. Daisy or a fan who admire her and her work, I invite you to leave a comment below. I'm sure she will appreciate reading them. Thanks!

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VioletSun 7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Ripplemaker: I enjoyed getting to know more about Daisy- the day she is in Oprah, some of us can say, "hey, I met Daisy in Hubpages!". Whooo! Its a blessing to have artistic talents, and I am glad Daisy has them. I can picture you singing very soflty when meeting her for the first, hehe.


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi VioletSun, thanks for dropping by and for giving her support. :-) I haven't told her yet what I've done LOL I don't know how she will react. Maybe this time she will give me her autograph? (It's a standing joke between us). Yes, you should see me then - all pale and nervous. Hahaha So all my growing up on stage was because of her belief in me.


mikeq107 7 years ago

Hi Michelle :));0))))))))

Words cannot describe how I felt reading your hub! It is full of such true love and passion and life and encouragement and how I long in my heart that you were both here in my town and we could act, play and grow together!!!!! It would be like playing in the Garden of Eden. A world of inninocence and unconditional love and FUN < FUN < FUN <FUN where all the children in us come out to play.

This is something I have longed for all my life and only in recent years have I come to know the real me and it is so sad to see people walking around in tombs that they were never meant to wear so early in life ;0(

It’s not about Church or religion , but Freedom in our relationship with God our true selves and each other and selfishly ;0) I want you both in My neighborhood , so I can go to your house and knock on the door and say " CAN DAISY AND MICHELLE COME OUT TO PLAY MR GOD !!!!

Best part is we will all get to play for eternity, but I am so thankful for the pleasure and privilege of knowing you both a head of time.....

Love and tremendous Blessings to you both!!!!!!!

For ever your friend in Jesus MIKE: 0))))))))))))) YOU ROCK!!!!!!!! #1

Ladies and Gentlemen!!!! This morning ON the Oprah Show I have the PLEASURE, NO THE PRIVILEGE TO Introduce to You "Miss Daisy and her Famous Acting Friend Michelle" Who Has been Driving Her Crazy and onwards and upwards to true freedom and a shining example of Gods unconditional LOVE!!!!!


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi Mike! It's sooo wonderful to read your comment and imagine you saying these things with big smiles! :-)  It warms my heart more than you know. I'm getting teary eyed here. I just told Daisy about this hub and she was very stunned.  LOL And so stunned that she didn't even leave a comment yet.  Well, she went to rehearsals while I stayed home due to my coughs and also because dad is here for a visit.  It would be lovely to act, play and grow together.  And I can easily imagine you knocking on our doors asking Mr. God to let us play with you. Lets!  We can even if we are far apart.  I hug you with much love and gratitude! :) Excuse me for the dripping nose and the wet cheeks. 

I am laughing so hard at your introduction to the Oprah show. You are such a dear. :-)


mikeq107 7 years ago

Hi Michelle :0:):):):)

YOUR ON!!!!!!!!!! PLAY BUDDY :0)))))))))

Here`s A tissue LOL and I love your tears!!!!


mikeq107 7 years ago

Ps Have you ever seen the movie "IN AMERICA"......Well worth watching.....Its about an Irish Actor/ play write.....ok Will not give it away....watch when you have Time....I think you both will relate...

Later Mike :0)


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi Mike, thanks. I just went out to get a glass of water.  I accept the tissue.  You know what?  It makes me happy I can be me with you.  That is certainly an important part of friendship huh?  If I asked you a lot of questions in person, would I drive you crazy too? LOL

In America huh? You better email Daisy about those things. She's the one who downloads all this stuff. I just watch with her when I have the time. hehe


mikeq107 7 years ago

No Not one bit :0) It would just exercise and expand my creative muscles and make for a wonderful time and for a lot of fun and laughter and a deeper and innocent loving friendship :):):):) !!!!!!!!!

Tag Your It LOL


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Cool. Sometimes I just find myself asking so many things and want a lot of explanations just because...all about life stuff. Hahaha

I'm IT?  Okay, I'm running after you.  If I can't catch up  with you, there's always Daisy to catch.  Hahaha Is Cynthia around? I can run after her too. LOL


mikeq107 7 years ago

Laidies and gentlemen...Welcome to the first International Tag game show...the winner gets to live and travel to the country of their choice!!!! On your Marks, set GOOOOOOOOOOOOO...........and the camera starts and swooops down on the phillipines!!!!!


mikeq107 7 years ago

No Cynthia`s Playing Tag in the land of Nod ZZZZZZZZZ and she is winning LOL and if I woke her up this early she would tag me with a baseball bat LOL....Cynthia is a night owl and I,m the early morning town crier!!!!!!!


mikeq107 7 years ago

Actually this works well in our marriage, as I get to write and spend time with mysefl and then together when she gets up and of course she at night...makes for great balance...:):):)


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hahaha okay ssssh don't disturb her. Let's focus on Daisy please...I'm going to run after her first.  It may not be long when she will be returning home after rehearsals. LOL  I confess I want to know what her comment would be.  Silence is golden but I'm itching to say, "So..what do you think?"  LOL Kids do not have patience. Hahaha


mikeq107 7 years ago

Mongoalia, China and yes the philpines!!! followed by Australia

She is going to be so pleased and specchless LOL and more in love with you and she will share her milk and cookies LOL

heart :0)

Later YOUR IT!!!!!!!! :0) LOL

Hugs and Love and Blessings..... Mike :0) OOOOOO


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

So that's where you want to travel. Interesting. It's bedtime for me here.  You take care... enjoy your nap. :-)


mikeq107 7 years ago

Good night and morning :0)

catch you later its been Fun and hug Daisy for me and yourself!!!!

Mike :0)


mikeq107 7 years ago

What country would you choose? Ok I,m Gone this time LOL


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mamacoots 7 years ago from Louisiana

Thank you for introducing me to another talented and special person here on hubpages!!! Great hub written by a great friend. I'm sure she'll love it. ;-)


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laringo 7 years ago from From Berkeley, California.

Wow! what a nice tribute and honor to Dayzeebee as she is known here on HubPages. As far as I'm concerned you are both already stars in your own right and I'm sure Ophra will be honored one day.


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Princessa 7 years ago from France

Lovely tribute to a great lady. I was so happy this hub was not about the movie "Driving Miss daisy" (not one of my favourites) instead it was an insight into the life and work of two great people YOU and Daisy.


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BDazzler 7 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

Hey Little Sis!

I had not realized Daisy was such a celebrety. (My theater experience is limited to school and community theater) Fame can be a very isolating thing, even in small venues. You hub speaks not only speaks well of her ... but also of you.

Blesings!


mikeq107 7 years ago

Hey BD :0)

Did not know you were a Richard the Third LoL

Nice to see you

Mike :0)


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hey Mike, I thought you were already taking a nap!  I wonder why there is a huge blank or space in one of your comments above. LOL Which country would I want to visit?  Hmmm...there's Canada (to visit Shirley & Zsuzsy), USA (lots of cities here to visit you, Dottie, G-Ma), London (to visit Compu-smart), Portugal (to visit Funride) Disney in Florida, and like SweetiePie- Hawaii, and many more.  I've been to China already and you would like Beijing, Guilen and Xi-an -so rich with history! :-) 


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi mamacoots, I sure hope she loves this tribute and that I am able to capture her spirit and her heart.  Great to have you here.  Thanks! :-)

Hi laringo, that is so sweet of you to say that.  Ssshhh just between you and me, I wouldn't know why I will be in the Oprah show Hahaha But Daisy loves Oprah and so do I. (Breathe) Okay, I open my heart to all these beautiful things to happen.  Thanks for leaving a comment. It's appreciated. :-) 


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi Princessa, It's always lovely when you come for a visit. Hahaha A lot of the cast here calls her Ms. Daisy or Direct Daisy thus coming up with that title. Also here is another reason why I used that title, since I drive and we need to go somewhere together, I am actually "Driving Miss Daisy." LOL

Hi Big brother, glad this was an enlightening hub. It's not unusual for Ms. Daisy to be interviewed by the media esp. if there is an upcoming show. I totally want to hide during these times. LOL


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA

Hi Ripplemaker....you never cease to amaze me! Daisy is going to LOVE this! You Rock Girl...I want to see Daisy while she reads this...can you take pictures! This is awesome.

What a beautiful and candid tribute so openly expressed straight from your heart. I was glued to every word about our Angel Daisy. WOW, WIKI, DAISY, WOW!

The whole hub Michelle, from the title, how you angel friends met, Daisy's passion, and I can hear her from her heart asking you so seriously "can you tell me something about God today" and your delight to do so. And the questions that drove Miss Daisy crazy...I just LOVED that! She's gonna love it, sis! :) Thumbs way up high for a fine and deserving tribute to dayzeebee, our Daisy Angel. {group hugs}


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dayzeebee 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Ripplemaker I am so full of love and gratitude...my heart is in my throat. Please pass the tissue. My golly gee whiz now i'm the one who's timid and shy.LOL. On the way to rehearsals I was floating in the air in a cloud of disbelief that you would take the time to do all this for me? I would have wanted to comment when I came home but I something was wrong with the internet last night. I would have enjoyed playing tag with you and Mike to celebrate the moment.LOL

Thank you Michelle for being a perfect expression of God's love. If not for you my image of the punishing God would not have broken to pieces. Remember how it came crumbling down? It was your sharing of how the lenten season reminded you of the experience where you found yourself feeling how Jesus felt on the cross and how you would go give Him a hug to ease His pain. It was this story that allowed me to see the Loving God. I still shed tears recalling this story. My old self would have seen it as a blasphemous act with thoughts of "who are you to dare confort the son of God?!" Instead I saw how happy God felt seeing His precious little one come to give His son comfort in her own special way. I saw the truth that day. I saw the Loving God that day. I saw the exceptional relationship you have with God that day --- for only those who truly understand God's unconditional love could give God a hug so tender and sweet.

Everyday I celebrate life and love of God with you and I am forever grateful that He has chosen you to be the angel who revealed to me the Loving God that He is. And so to you my sweet precious friend I say, please cease not to keep Driving Miss Daisy Crazy with God's love. Hugs and kisses to you Angel Michelle:)


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi Angel Dottie, your enthusiasm is highly contagious and it is such a delight to be the recipient of it. Sis, I thank you for your support. I know this will mean a lot to Daisy. We truly are sisters Hahaha the things you mentioned are those that are important to me too. :-) Hugging you dearly.


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi Dayzeebee, I'm so glad to finally read your comment this afternoon! I've been wondering all night what your reaction will be. Mike was so kind enough to be with me last night playing tag. He was a great and sweet distraction. LOL Love you Mike.

I hope I was able to capture your being, your heart in this hub. I guess this is the side of you that not too many people know. And I am so grateful that you allow me to see these things and more.

See you are doing it again. This hub is supposed to be about you...not me! And yet you are talking about me. Yes, I remember that incident vividly. And for the life of me, I couldn't imagine that you would be struck with that statement. But then I know this incident bonded us in a deeper way and so I value it as much as you do.

I know this is one of my favorite questions; "Am I making you crazy today?" And I will not tire hearing it over and over that you love it and me anyway. Do you know what? God answers in the same way too. Hugging you back.


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VioletSun 7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Was looking forward to Miss Daisy's reaction to your hub,haha, and knew it would be a loving one and of deep appreciation. You have a blessed friendship, and out of this friendship you are doing much good for others, by both of you being an inspiration!


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dayzeebee 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Yes Michelle I love your questions coz it forces me to contemplate on things and helps me redefine what I truly value. It's great to know God and I have the same answer.LOL. I can hear Him giggle when you do that. Hugs:)


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dayzeebee 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Allow me this time to say thank you to Mike, VioletSun, Mamacoots, Laringo, Princessa, BDazller and Dottie, for acknowledging the beauty of the friendship I have with Ripplemaker. It is through the support of Hubbers that we have grown to be more courageous in sharing God's unconditional love through the concepts we tackle in our hubs. 

I am grateful for the opportunity Hubpages has given us to share what we know is true. Thank you again for all the love and appreciation you have extended us. Be blessed always and in all ways:)


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi VioletSun, that is so sweet of you. Our friendship has its own struggles but somehow being truthful in all ways have helped us face ourselves and thus be a better friend, a better person. Daisy is right. We have grown a lot being here in Hubpages and we love this community so much. You are one of those who have been part of it all and oh it just feels so great and wonderful. :-)


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi Daisy, I'm glad you never tire of my endless questions. LOL I love having discussions about life with you. They make me alive even when I'm supposed to be sleeping already.


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Anna Marie Bowman 7 years ago from Florida

Very touching, ripplemaker!!! I don't know what else to say, other than this was amazing to read!!!


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi Anna Marie, thanks for dropping by and allowing me to share my favorite entertainer. :-)


mikeq107 7 years ago

Morning Michelle :0) OOO Daisy :0) OOO

Its great reading all your comments and feeling the love from your hearts .We serve a great and wonderful loving God. It was fun last night playing International Tag....Daisy I would love to be in one of your acting classes...I have never acted on stage that is and I know i would be good because I,m in-touch with my true self and I know that's a big part part of it...Boy if God told us to move to the philippines, I would be there in a heart beat, true friendship and love are more precious than Gold!!!!!!!! Hey I,m going to paste this message on Daisy`s page too Michelle.

You know people have said in the past that the age of innocence is dead I beg to differ. What we all have growing here among us is a new healthy unconditional love in its purest form that has and is being refined in Gods fire. To truly love I believe is to face our fears or the unknown but with God at the helm and his true love guiding our hearts.

Michelle thank you for the complement last night and i quote....

You know what? It makes me happy I can be me with you. That is certainly an important part of friendship huh?

That right there is what it is all about and is why Jesus came so that we could be free to love freely and be our true selves!!!!!!!!!!

Lord I pray Our friendship continues to grow brighter and stronger every moment and that you protect us all as you promised to those of us that choose life in you. Bless Daisy and Michelle this coming week with wonderfull expressions of your unfailing love!!!!!!

Ok I love you Guy`s In Jesus Mighty Name.... Mike :0) OOOOOO Cynthia`s sleeping but I know she sends her love as well...I,m so happy to know you both:0)


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA

Like you ripplemaker and like VioletSun I couldn't wait to get Daisy's reaction. As Daisy wrote her words of love and gratitude I could feel within me the depth of that love between friends and that felt very very special to me as if I was there to witness. Ok, it's my turn for the tissues. To friendships! May they be blessed forever :)


Eddie Perkins 7 years ago

Ripplemaker,

This is a very nice tribute.  I enjoyed the read and comments.Who did you say is driving who crazy?  Tell me again.

Thank you. ~ eddie


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Good morning Mike! What amazing and passionate words you've written here! I'm smiling again at your zest and love for God and life! Oh I am sure you would enjoy being part of Ms. Daisy's acting classes. LOL Thanks for the sweet prayer. May all the love you give bless you a hundredfold. :-)


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi Dottie, here's the box of tissues.  I believe that is what we felt too when we received your card and angel ornaments.  We were both so touched too. :-)   I had to write this tribute from my heart through my eyes because that's when I "see" her as who she really is - not just the passionate, intimidating director but a wonderful soul and friend as well.  I echo what you wrote Sis Dottie: To friendships!  May they be blessed forever.

Hi Eddie, it's nice to hear from you on this lovely monday morning in Cebu.  LOL Who is driving who crazy? LOL I guess we both do.  I believe it is the same way for you and Barbie right?  You are so adorable Eddie.  Have a great week ahead. :-)  Keep on enjoying life.  


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Uninvited Writer 7 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

Great hub, thanks for telling us all about Miss Daisy :)


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Thanks for reading this one. :-)


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SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA

What a nice tribute to Daisy. I will share my bias, I think this hub should have one first prize in the contest for the stumble ads because it is about a real life entertainer and wonderful woman we know here on hubpages :). Good job.


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funride 7 years ago from Portugal

I feel sooooo good after reading this hub and all the comments :)

Michelle, you are truly an example of what humankind should be... Oh the world would be so nice and welcoming... Every time I read one of your hubs I feel things that I can`t explain by words (don`t even ask, I`m already crazy today lol)...

It`s not the first time I felt like I was there with you and Daisy talking and laughing... and what a great feeling this is! Thank you so much for being a good friend and for allowing us to "feel" your love.

I don`t know if I will have the chance to visit the Philipines before you visit Portugal but I`m sure we will meet someday... I "dream" very often about the possibility of meeting with some of the good friends I have here and I imagine how fun it would be to have a big party with all of you... can you imagine that? "Hi Daisy, can I have your autograph?" LOL I believe it would be the biggest and longest party in history :D

Well, now it`s time to rest for tomorrow`s busy day but at least I know what will be my dream tonight... Thanks for giving me such a good mood! Love you :-)


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi SweetiePie, what a beautiful thing to say!  Oh you just made my heart swell with so much joy and laughter.  Thank you for that lovely compliment.  Yesterday, Daisy dropped by our preschool before we went to rehearsals.  We had to enlist her help in showing our teachers how to do some kung fu dance steps for the kids.  We were all having fun because we all looked so funny and awkward.  And I marveled at how Daisy looked so good in executing those steps.  LOL And believe me, it's not because I love her dearly that I say those things.  LOL  


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi Ricardo (funride), now I am the one who is at a loss for words!  Do you know whenever I feel that way, Daisy always laughs at me. She's not used to me being quiet. I feel so much the depth and sincerity of your comment that it's making me quiet.  

I tell you solemnly, I can be a mean creepy monster too. XY#YaRGH^#!!!  But most of the time, I'd rather be good.  It's much more enjoyable and joyful.  LOL As for meeting. we are the same!  I too envisioned meeting some of the great hubber friends I have here and I am certain it would be a very interesting experience.  Yes, you can ask Daisy for her autograph then.  :-)  She's really going to pinch me when she reads my reply to you. Hahahaha

Keep the good mood all day and all night long week after week.  Love you too! Take care! :-) 


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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

Hi Michelle

And I thought this was a review of THAT movie! LOL But of course I'm not disappointed, for Daisy's life is also as entertaining as it is inspiring. Thanks for sharing more than snapshot of an artiste's life :D


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G-Ma Johnson 7 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

wonderful just wonderful and I need the tissues too...both from your tribute to such a great lady and then her reply about yet another great lady...am so pleased to have met you here and you bring happiness to us all...all the time  G-Ma :O) late as usual Hugs & Prayers


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Michelle, this is such a beautiful hub, full of love! You and Daisy do have a way of bringing tears to my eyes!

It was fun to read Daisy's surprised reaction to this honour you've paid her. I'm so happy that the two of you were brought together. You 'fit' together so well!

I just keep wanting to say, "beautiful!" I love all the pictures, too.

I'm certain that Daisy Angel will fulfill all the dreams on her vision board!

Thank-you for sharing Daisy with us this way. I can't wait to see you both on Oprah!

Much Love & Light to you both!!!


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dayzeebee 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Wow I am overwhelmed by the beautiful sharings found in the comment box. I cannot contain the joy that now fills my heart and must express them by responding with love.

Anna Marie thank you for feeling the pureness of love that Ripplemaker put into this hub. It is that which I believe touched you deeply.

Uninvited Writer, you may not write much in comment boxes but once you do we know you are saying much and with all sincerity at that. Thank you for the honor of receiving a feedback from you.

Eddie Perkins, I found your comment adorable. LOL yes Michelle and I make each other crazy in different ways and that allows both of us to grow in more ways than one. Thank you for finding joy in the friendship we have.

SweetiePie, I find your bias amusing, endearing and lovable. Thank you for the vote of confidence.LOL. Your sweetness is showing clearly.

Funride, oh I just know it will be fun to have that party with you and all the hubber friends we have here. Let's make that come true. Okay time for me to make a new vision board which includes all the things I'd like to do with the hubbers.LOL. I'm serious though. Thank you Funride for allowing yourself to express freely and unbashfully. It takes a man to be able to display fun and excitement in recognizing boundless love. Oh and if you want some help in explaining how you feel when you read Ripplemaker's hub, here it is. You experience the pureness of love coming from a childlike faith. It is the gift Michelle is endowed with -- one that gives power to her healing gift. Hugs and see you soon!:)


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dayzeebee 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Cris A, I'm glad you appreciated the deeper look into an artist's life bit. Thank you for finding it inspirational as well although I do believe all our lives are inspirational. Some simply get the chance to be told.LOL. Take care brother.:)

G-Ma, hugs oh sweet wonderful one. You are never late at giving us joy. You always give us that zest and energy to give love and share love and be love. Thank you G-ma for your tender hugs through your comments. You are one great example of unconditional love. I hope to see you too when Funride brings on that party. LOL. Hugs:)

VioletSun it always means much to us when you come and give us support and encouragment and blessings. We are fortunate indeed to have met you in this community. Thank you too for affirming the blessing found in our friendship. Hugs to you.

Angel Dottie, oh I could just imagine hearing and seeing you sniffle as you "watched" the response.LOL. I want to hug you too and tell you that you have played a major part in making my friendship with Michelle grow deeper. We learned much from you. I have your angel ornament "flying" right beside the computer and your "angel stone" (I renamed it) is in my pocket during rehearsals! Your talking card is on top of the TV so I can open it when I want to hear you. That's how "close" you are to me.LOL. Huuugs angel Dottie. Again Congrats for winning hubmob stumble awards! Let's party!:0

Hi Angel Shirley, oh I just hope those tears are ones caused by joy.LOL. I know it is more than joy though. I know those tears come from a heart that recognizes the depth and pureness of love boundless. The same one shared by Charlie's Angels and other hubbers. Thank you for believing in my dreams and liking the old photos haahaha. Hey wouldn't it be grand to have Charlie's Angels on Oprah too?! Yeah that would be awesome! Be blessed Shirley and again great work in hubmobbing:)


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi Daisy, thank you so so much for sharing your heart here. You know how I love to know how you feel and what you are thinking esp. when it comes to something as special as this. I arrived home from work today and saw all this beautiful comments and it made me teary eyed. You are so right in saying that the Hubpages community did help each of us grow. And I treasure the fact that we can share ourselves and be accepted and encouraged in so many little and big ways. Oooh I am so very happy. I want to twirl and dance in the air with joy. Thanks so much.


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi CrisA, glad to know you found this a worthwhile read. :-) I guess we all have a story to tell. And I'm happy to share some of Ms. Daisy's heart.

Hi G-Ma, do you know you give me so much joy when you come visiting? Yes I do. And I love hearing your thoughts and knowing what you are thinking. You make me smile because you are a very endearing grandma. Here's the tissues! LOL

Hi Shirley, you said, "You "fit" so well." It's really uncanny how you seem to use certain words. Because we also described "us" that way. There goes the connection again. LOL I hug you dearly. Thank you for the lovely wishes and prayers and for being a wonderful friend.


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SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA

I just had to share what I thought Dayzee :). Congrats once again on the great hub Ripplemaker.


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Die'Dre' 7 years ago from The Great Pacific Northwest

What a wonderful tribute to your talented and loving friend. Wow, this hub is jammed pack. Hubpages is amazing stage.


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Thanks SweetiePie! :-)

Hi Die'Dre, they are many gems in HubPages! You just found one! :-) Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.


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Benson Yeung 7 years ago from Hong Kong

Hi Michelle,

congrats on another great hub. Your title was misleading though, since Daisy appeared extremely calm in response to this.


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi Benson, LOL I made her cry actually... and she told me to give her enough time to calm down before she would respond and comment. LOL


Karl O'Niño 7 years ago

yeah.. the title was kind of farfetched but all in all i enjoyed reading every single bit of it... and i couldn't imagine anyone else who could write this full page of our dear miss daisy!!

i would skip class(now coz im still studying) or work in the future (hehehe) if i found out that you (both) would be in oprah's show! ( i was gonna watch charise's feature but was busy, how much more "MISS DAISY's" moment!!)!

eversince, i was under miss daisy's direction.. she would give inspiration in every simple action that we would partake, every small move would have a soul, would have life.. that it wont be acting anymore, but truth... thats how she inspired each of us to present ourselves... either on stage or in the real world.

and we all know that lessons could be taught in either the classroom or through experience.. and nothing beats the wonderful experience that you would encounter under miss daisy's watchful eyes.. hehe.. you would really explore untapped emotions, talents and skills that would unlock you.. not knowing what your capable of.. and where or who is the key you might ask?? who else.. hahaah

now, even this simple tribute (c/o miss michelle) would show how grateful we are for having such a wonderful blessing to come across our busy lives...

and as i read every line of the page, tears amidst the smile would accumulate in my eyes, reading firsthand the wonderful bond of both miss daisy and miss michelle..

i pray to God that He may continue to shower you both with abundant blessings!!

Take care always and God bless you!!

-ka'lics-


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA

Thank you Daisy for your very kind words above. I also love listening to your voice and Michelles'  whenever I think of you.  Like I feel like right now! Awwwww, you feel so close when I play that message.  Thank you!:)

It's nice to check back and see that more people are paying tribute to Daisy through these really nice comments.  I especially love the one above me from ka'lics, one of Daisy's students. How sweet!

Have a 'sweet day' ladies!

 


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marisuewrites 7 years ago from USA

it's so nice to witness deep connections between lovely people. What a nice description of your connection and loving friendship! =))


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis

What a lovely tribute to a special friend and positive influence on your life. I'm sure she is proud to be your friend, and you should feel proud of this lovely work!


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi Karl! Glad you could have time to share all these. LOL We miss you in Siddhartha rehearsals but understand you have to study and work too. I am proud of you for all your "growing up" moments. Life may seem tough but you are facing it bravely and I know that will make Ms. Daisy happy. I'll be sure to tell her you dropped by. Do take care and visit us in rehearsals when you can. God bless! :-)

Hi Dottie, what a coincidence. I also showed your card to my dad last night. He was amazed that cards could "talk" LOL His flight was canceled due to bad weather so he'll be leaving again this saturday...just in time to be with mom on valentines day. LOL

Hi Marisue, it is wonderful to celebrate friendships. Thanks for dropping by!

Hi Christoph, I hope I was able to capture her spirit through the friendship that we share. Ms. Daisy as a trainer-director can really be intimidating and yet I am glad she already allows herself to share her "vulnerability" to the cast. LOL She has mellowed through the years. Thanks for taking the time to comment :-) Have a great day to you my friend!


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA

hahahaha, your dad never saw a talking card?  That must have been weird.  I remember the first time I saw musical cards in the store, I was fascinated and played them all.  I don't know if the store clerks liked that or not but I was hooked! Then this year they came out with the musical with recording cards, LOL. 

Thats nice that your dad is there for a visit and very nice he'll make it home for valentines day to see your mom.  I talked with my mom on the phone yesterday because it was her birthday.  I wish my parents lived a little closer so I could see them more often.  How far away from you does your mom and dad live?

Well nice talking with ya, say hi to Daisy!  Will talk again soon, sis. 


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi Angel Dottie, he was amazed like I was. LOL My parents are a plane ride (an hour) or a boat ride (12 hours) away. Remember I grew up studying in another school so they continued to live in our hometown all these years. His flight was cancelled due to bad weather so we're praying it will be okay tomorrow. Thanks for the email Sis. I will be responding to you when I wake up. :-)


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA

I did a google search to see if your dad would be able to make it home. He is sis, you won't be getting those nasty thunderstorms again til Sunday night so enjoy the next few days of rain without all the noise.

Well I guess you won't be swimming in the ocean on valentines day. The google search said your temperatures are in the 80's. With those temperatures I would be at the ocean, that is if it wasn't rainy! Right now in Boston it is 30o F. So if you came to visit me today we could go ice skating or ice fishing!

It is 4:00 p.m Friday the 13th here as I write and 5:00 a.m. 2/14 where you are so I can officially be the first one when you wake to wish you a Happy Valentines Day.

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY, SIS! http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff240/commentch...

Here is a valentine wish for your dad, too! Hi Michelle's Dad :) Happy Valentines Day! http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_KvTBomTnF1o/R7Q-eEWbHBI/...


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Happy Valentines too Sis Dottie!  Those are cute and lovely photos LOL  And just like Daisy, you are a sweet and endearing angel with a beautiful heart!  I am so blessed to have known you.  And if I were in Boston, I would like to learn ice skating and ice fishing and share this with the angels!  Hey,that is something to write on my bucket list!  LOL  Love you sis! :-)


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funride 7 years ago from Portugal

Thanks to Michelle I returned here to read Daisy comment and I must say I am blushing right now :)

But on the other hand I´m also excited with the idea that having a HubParty can really be made. There is nothing like believing!

Daisy, your description of Michelle was beautiful and coming from you I´m sure it is very accurate. And it explains why I love Michelle so much - she´s good in heart as any little kid who only wants to be happy and help others (unbashfully I can say I was/am also that little kid).

I´m very happy to have you both in my life ;)


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi funride, your child like heart endears you to me...have a great valentine day with your wife and little princess. Wink* :-)


Antoinette 7 years ago

"Many have truly benefited under her tutelage and I am simply one of them"..... I want to shout to the world that, "I am one of them too!!!"

I am proud to tell all of you that the "Miss Daisy" Miss Michelle is referring to is one of my ANGELS. It was in her confidence in me that I started to believe in myself. "Tonet, believe in yourself! I believe you, now when are you going to start believing in yourself?!!!" as she dropped these lines when she gave me an acting workshop in the Siddhartha musical back then. If you could just see my journal, a number of pages are full of text that talks about her and how her words of wisdom have influenced me much not only as an artist but as a whole person as well. She and Miss Michelle are truly unbelievable. I actually envy their friendship because aside from the fact that they attract each other well (since it's proven that opposite attracts heheheh...), it's full of TRUTH and LOVE.

Miss Daisy, thanks for believing in us (in me specially). You don't know how much i awe my personal and spiritual growth in you and Ms Michelle as well. You were there, just in time and so I am infinitely grateful to GOD...

"So much of me, is made of what I learned from you. You'll be with me, like a handprint on my heart..." - For Good from the musical, Wicked

You will always have my prayers... GOD bless you more................


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dayzeebee 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Hello Karl and Antoinette, oh my I am deeply touched with each of your sharing. You are among those who inspire me to become better as a trainer, director, teacher and individual. I keep thanking God for sending me students and performers who see the wisdom behind the rigors of training. I am honored to be part of your growth and wish you both well in your respective lives.

Karl, Michelle has shared with me the challenge you face now and I pray that you remain strong and apply some of the life concepts we discussed before. Remain grateful for it is in these moments when one learns the best lessons in life. Keep smiling:)

Antoinette, I too have heard of the work experience you went through and I am happy to hear you have survived it. I was not surprised though for you have always displayed your capacity to endure and come out victorious out of every challenge you faced at your young age. This is the very reason you won grand prize in the international singing competition in Taiwan. Your dedication to your craft and passion to learn about life and love has allowed you to surpass tremendous trials. Keep on keeping on and abundance shall fill your life.

Be blessed always, both of you. Hugs:)


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi Antoinette, thank you for allowing us to journey with you. I am always astounded at the power of belief..it can really help a person find her/his wings and fly. It is a joy to see you flying. I am glad you are making the most out of your experience in Taiwan and it is with gladness that we await your return. Take care always...


Antoinette 7 years ago

Well then, I guess I have grown much into a stronger person now because of the people around me who believed in me. GOD is so great that He has given me "you". I am blessed more than I could ever imagine. "Salamat..." I may not be able to repay you now but my passion will bring me there... no, thanks for being a part of the journey of my life. I am praying to GOD that may the best blessings for you be given just in time.

Miss Daisy, thanks for being the "best stage and life mentor"!

Miss Michelle, thanks for being the "best spiritual mother and sister!"

My love is oozing for both of you! SEE YOU soon!!!!!!! GOD bless you even more!


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katyzzz 7 years ago from Sydney, Australia

WOW what a queue, but I guess you deserve it, you cool cookie, you.

Love the ripplemaker, how clever of you


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi katyzzz, glad you liked this one! :-) It is a delight to honor those who have touched our lives one way or the other. LOL Hmmm...I'm getting clever now huh? It was a fun and touching hub to write. Thanks for commenting.


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diggersstory 7 years ago from #1 Tourist Trap O Town USA

Awwwwwwwwwwesome hub> even the layout slays me but maybe that's because I struggle with just doing simple ones. You are a good friend to your friends so Xcuse me while I try to snubble in to be part of this loving community.


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi diggersstory. You are most welcome to join this loving community of great and wonderful people. :-) I look forward to reading your hubs and getting to know you more. Don't worry... I struggled a lot too the first time and was even shy to write. But the encouragement and support just helped me a lot.


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

Ripplemaker ripplemaker ripplemaker what a beautiful story to read. I can relate to you having such a soft heart. I can't be angry for more than 5min with people. This story has left me feeling so warm inside.Just love it............


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi blondepoet, a poet would truly understand the heart of another :-) Thank you,thank you for those kind words. Now that we are both warm inside, would you care for something cool to drink? :-) It's been lovely getting to know you. Thanks for dropping by...


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

Oh dear Ripplemaker I would just love a drink..what's on the menu today hahah.


C. C. Riter 7 years ago

Hi Rip. Don't know how i missed this, it's a great tribute to a great Lady. yes indeed. I love your story about her too and how you met and got closer and closer. thanks


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi blondepoet, fresh fruit juices! LOL :-) Straight from the Philippines... hehhehehe

Hi CC...I sometimes still contemplate how it all happen. There are some things that remain a mystery...a wonderful mystery that is. :-) Thanks for dropping by CC.


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compu-smart 7 years ago from London UK

Hi Michell!!!:)

What a beautiful and deserving tribute to a perfect friendship and friend, dayzeebee, and an insight to how U2 evolve.d

Nice pics,a nd as always, made me smile like most of your hubs do!

CyaL8R:)


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi Compu-smart, and it always makes me smile when you drop by too! :-) To friends and love and life. Take care my friend.


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Tatjana-Mihaela 7 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

Hi, Michelle, I finally came to this Hub... You two are great and so inspirative. I just visited your website for second time (before that it was few months ago), it must took you a lot of time to set it up. Ha, I am in the process of creating mine, altough I finish it to the certain point, but has to change some things and add new ones....

It is easier when you have so great spiritual partner, you are blessed.

I will link to your website through my blogs and through my website, of course.

A lots of love and light.


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi Tatjana-Mihaela, hey, it is wonderful to connect with you once more. Looking forward to seeing your website soon. :-) And that is so nice of you to link our website to your blogs and other websites. Yes friends and having a spiritual partner is such a blessing. Sending you lots of love and light in return. Hugs... :-)


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Tatjana-Mihaela 7 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

Well, linking is done. You can check on:

http://dreams-materialization.blogspot.com

http://adriaticcoast-mountains.blogspot.com

and website, which is still in the process of building, and changing....ahhhh.....

http://svjetlost.webs.com/E.htm (english version)

Love and hugs


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

I visited the links above and was smiling. Thank you for being so sweet Tatjana-Mihaela. You just brought sunshine into my morning! :-)


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RGraf 7 years ago from Wisconsin

Beautiful Tribute! I am a big fan of hers and this piece just confirms the wonderful feeling I get when I read anything she has written.

Thank you.


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi RGraf, and thank you for being here :-)


DjBryle Works 7 years ago

You're lucky having met and most of all, having a friend who posses such wonder! You're so blessed... =)


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi DjBryle, I am super blessed. And may you be blessed with such friendship too. :-) Thanks!


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