61st @ 03.06.2022

Happy Birthday!! Mom. Today would have marked your 61st Birthday celebration. We would have gone out for a nice lunch/dinner and you would have gotten a present from me as always. That being said, I hope that you liked the Homemade Rose Essential Oil Beeswax Candle that I made for you and the Red Roses that Dad got for you today.

I spoke to Aunty Jasmine before seeing you and she mentioned to send you her love and that she misses you dearly when I saw you. She also mentioned that she hopes that you enjoyed the conversation she had with you. You’ve been gone for 1.5 years now and it hasn’t been easy for the most of us. As you know that I miss you and our conversations very dearly but, I’ve started to accept the fact that you’re in a better place and that you’re no longer suffering in pain. As you know, I’ve been better at living my life the way that you would have wanted. I’m coping the best way, that I could. I’m starting to learn to laugh and smile again. Keeping busy with running the multiple companies/businesses has been a much needed distraction.

Jimmy and Eddy also send their regards and they hope that you’re doing good up there. As you can tell that you left a huge impact even on my friends that you’ve only met once or twice. You are remembered dearly by many for the good aura that you always exuded and the kindness in your soul. You left a huge mark on this earth despite only being here for 59+ years. I’m proud that you are my Mom and I can only hope that I could be half the lady that you were – always helping those around her especially those that needed it. You were always giving, never a taker and your jokes truly light up the room. I love you Mom and I miss you so much. I hope that you’re having a good birthday celebration with your family and friends that are up there with you, laughing and just being the angel that you truly are.

Thank you for always looking out for me. It’s true that a parent’s bond with their child can’t and will never be broken. It’s an unconditional love that knows no boundaries.

XoXo, VA

Thank You…

Dear You,

I hope that this finds you well. I hope that you have learned to let go of the past, the pain and everything in between. The truth sometimes hurt but, it’s better to know the truth instead of living a lie. Well, atleast that’s how I choose to see things. My only request was to never lie to me no matter how difficult or hurtful it may be to tell me something; because being lied to, being deceived will hurt me more at the end of the day as it will come off as betrayal. Betrayal of my trust – in you, betrayal of my feelings as a person who truly cares about you. I was there for you when you needed me the most and you were there for me too, when it mattered, in the past. I think that time and moment is just… history now.

The little history that we shared for a brief moment in time. They say that we meet certain people in our lives for a reason, a passing moment and we may even learn a lesson or two from this encounter but, sometimes those people aren’t meant to be in our lives for the long run but, just for a passing moment.

Maybe, that was our fate. Remember the thin red string story that I told you about? The old Chinese belief? Maybe our strings were always tied to other people but, somehow we met each other for a brief moment because our strings got entangled by mistake. We were happy for a moment. Well, I know that I was truly happy. You gave me something to look forward to, maybe even a future. Whatever you may want to call it… I am thankful for the time and moments that we had. The tough ones and the good ones as it felt like we truly cared about each other and we would have withstand the test of time and whatever that may come. You even said that, with me you felt that you could finally be yourself, no need for lies which was refreshing as I’ve always accepted you for you.. No judgements about your past, the present and the future.

XoXo, VA

Who Can We Trust?…

There’s so many Anna Delvey’s @ Anna Sorokin and Elizabeth Holmes’ in the world these days that swoon those around them and “made” people believe in them for the things that they told them. So many “stories” and lies that they told without blinking an eye or feeling any guilt while doing it.

My friend even told me that one of her friend’s girlfriend lied about her profession, her family background and so much more. The only thing that was real and true about her was her name. How crazy is that? How did the family finally found out the truth? The hired a Private Investigator to check on her before they allowed the son to marry her and boy, were they shocked!!

So, the BIG question is, What and Who can we believe in this day and age? How do we know that the person we’re interacting with is telling us the truth about who they are? What more about how do they truly feel towards us or is it all manipulation just to get things to go their way?

This is why I still sometimes wished that I was living in the 1960’s when things were simpler and there weren’t that many “interesting” or extra “intelligent” people that’s as creative and crazy as people in the 21st century. LOL!!

This is just a food for thought for everyone out there. My advice is to be more careful with those that you let into your life. Invest in those that invest back in you. Be it time or effort. Also, always trust your gut. If something feels off, high chances that it’s too good to be true.

XoXo, VA

The Whit3puppy Brand…

I created the Whit3puppy name back in 2002 but, finally turned it into a retail brand in 2021. As we enter the third month of 2022, the brand has 3 products under the label with more to come. I decided to kick start the brand with organic peanut butter treats which I named Peanut Delight and then added Pumpkin Spice and finally Purple Dream – Organic Japanese Purple Sweet Potatoes.

They say that when you, “Do what you love, and you’ll never work another day in your life…” I feel lucky enough to turn my passion into a business. Seeing those crazy tail wags and happy little faces is priceless. Don’t forget the drools too. LOL!! I know you get what I mean. 😛

I’m looking to grow the brand further with time and the support we get from our loyal, satisfied clientele.

If you’re interested to try Whit3puppy Treats.

https://www.instagram.com/whit3puppy_my/

XoXo, VA