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Like Father, Like Daughter

17 Jun

Me and my dad

People have always asked me where I got my love for music and my musical ability.  Although I have many musically inclined relatives, I have to say that most of my passion for music came from my dad.  Growing up, we had the turntable stereo with the 4 ft. speakers on each side in our family room.  At least a few times a week my dad would blast a symphony playing classical music and pretend to be the conductor.  I would watch in awe as he conducted Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and even John Philip Sousa.  He would also continually play singers like Nat King Cole, Johnny Mathis, Tony Bennett and sing along with them.  My dad was and is always singing; sometimes instead of replying to a question with words, he replies with a tune.  I learned later on that he played the trombone in the college marching band and was also in a band playing the harmonica.

My dad and I are a lot a like.  We are both quiet and laid back and sometimes have difficulty expressing our feelings; I think that’s where the music comes in.  When we find it hard to express ourselves, there’s music that can do it for us.  My dad was stern and strict growing up and I’ve only seen him tear up a few times.  Every Christmas, he would play Filipino carols and tear up because of the family and friends he missed in the Philippines.  That’s what I mean, emotion through music.  Now for me, music runs deep, it affects my heart and I can literally feel each note and word of a song.  I thank my dad for this love and expression.  He has taught me many things and even though he’s a man of few words I understand him.

Happy Father’s Day Dad, I Love You!

For Dad’s day I wear Estee Lauder Pure Color Gloss in Rock Candy.  It’s a gorgeous soft baby pink lipgloss with diamond shimmer throughout, great for any skintone!  I wear it because the pink reminds me of my childhood and the bling reminds me of the musical showman my dad truly is!

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4 Responses to “Like Father, Like Daughter”

  1. imelda Martin June 17, 2011 at 12:31 pm #

    Dear Anna,
    Just wanted to let you know I bought the book and Im so happy I did, your an amazing daughter, mom and wife…you change my outlook in life and because of you.. I change my life style.. your such a great inspiration to all..take care and God Bless..P.S. love your Blog

    Imelda Martin-Hum

  2. Neva zollinger September 9, 2011 at 12:40 am #

    Anna, you inspire me tremendously!! I am personally experiencing growth and change in areas of my life!!! Like other women, working, family, and feeling spread thin. Your words uplift me, move me, motivate me, and give me courage to do new things, even wear a shadeodd red lipstick that likely will not look good on me. I thank you for my personal reasons in how your blog gives me strength to forge through the days. I will think about you often and pray for you to continue the plan God has for you!!!!

    • lipstickjourney September 9, 2011 at 7:01 am #

      Thank you Neva for your kind words and thank you for reading my blog! God Bless!

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