Thank you BC Magazine. I love you guys so much! And thanks for loving me back. They mentioned my blog in this month’s issue of BC Mag. It says “Aside from being a mom and credible TV host, Daphne Osena Paez is also one of the country’s most trusted bloggers. Her engaging site tackles everything from stories about her three daughters, beauty tips, travel advice and more.”
Thank you Metro magazine. LONG OVERDUE thanks. This feature came out last year. They did this huge production photo shoot that was like a real party. I had won Most Stylish Female Celebrity TV Host in Star Studio Awards then that’s why I got invited to this shoot of epic proportions. (I suddenly got reminded of this because it was during this event that Randy Ortiz talked to me about a potential project with another group. And now, that project is about to happen! Thanks Randy.)
It was Thanksgiving Day yesterday (the real Thanksgiving, LOL) in Canada. My sister Hanni hosted lunch. Mom baked the turkey for over 6 hours. We were on FaceTime while they were waiting for the turkey. This is one of the hundred things I miss about being at home, my mom’s turkey. It sucks having two homes so far away from each other. I had a rough day yesterday. I allowed a hater to bother me. But thanks to my family, they reminded me that “our cup runneth over.” And none of it had to do with my public life. So thank you for the real things in my life. The ones that matter most … love, good health, peace, liking each other in our happy family.
And in keeping with Thanksgiving, this is certainly something to be grateful for. My best friend Mary’s grandfather is the oldest man alive in Canada. Mohammad Mohyeddin is 105 years old. I remember meeting him in Montreal when Mary, her sister Kathy and I did a road trip one weekend when we were in university. This is a family that truly values respect, education, togetherness and tradition. Really amazing. Some words of wisdom…
Always drink pure water, eat food that comes from the ground — not from a package — and chew carefully, he says. Actually, Mohyeddin is pretty specific about the food part: Don’t eat pickles or anything else brined in salt. Sausages are out too. Eat fruits and vegetables. He always eats an apple before breakfast. He doesn’t drink or smoke, and has no problem lecturing a stranger on quitting tobacco.
Exercise. Choose a spouse who will be a true companion. And take care of family first. “It’s the love of them that gives me power to live,” he says, gesturing to the clan crowded around him. — Toronto Star
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