A little about me


I am a single father to a beautiful daughter who has become my inspiration to change the way i see the world around me, as such. I would like to share with you all that i see and all that i feel, i hope you will enjoy your stay and feel free to comment anything you’d like.


474 responses to “A little about me

  1. Caroline

    August 4, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    You have an interesting blog :-) Keep on writing!

    • achih1076

      August 4, 2011 at 6:02 pm

      Hi! thank you for visiting and the compliments :) i really like your blog and your suggestions for skin care thank you for sharing :)

  2. hodgepodge4thesoul

    August 5, 2011 at 4:41 am

    I love your blog. You are such an interesting young man. Writing is such a great form of expression; and your writing is very honest. Wonderful!

    • achih1076

      August 5, 2011 at 10:30 pm

      Thank you so much! your kind words motivate me to write more :) hope you’re having a wonderful evening :)

  3. blueucalyptus

    August 8, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Hi there, thanks for visiting my blog. You have a very expressive blog …. nice pieces of stories here and there. I will visit often~

    • achih1076

      August 8, 2011 at 5:16 pm

      Thank you so much for your visit, i really appreciate it :)

  4. Brandy

    August 9, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    I love your blog!

    • achih1076

      August 9, 2011 at 12:58 pm

      Thank you! really appreciate your visiting! :)

  5. thatgirlwhit

    August 10, 2011 at 10:40 am

    i enjoy your thoughts. nice to know that i’m not alone in mine.

    • achih1076

      August 10, 2011 at 10:51 am

      Thank you for reading my post, I’m glad too that I’m not the only one who feels this way :D hope you are having a great day!

  6. dinadot

    August 11, 2011 at 6:45 am

    I’m quite new to WordPress. I’ve enjoyed going through your pages and I now have lots of new ideas on how to improve my own pages – thank you ;-)
    Lots of hugs from Denmark!

    • achih1076

      August 11, 2011 at 11:22 am

      Thank you so much for your compliments! you’re too kind :)

  7. Fire Crystals

    August 12, 2011 at 1:14 am

    I like your style of writing. The way whatever you feel about appears on the blog :)

    • achih1076

      August 12, 2011 at 5:36 am

      Thank you for visiting! :) :)

  8. Hassaan

    August 14, 2011 at 12:34 am

    i Checked your blog today and it tempted me to write to u are a great writer indeed. keep on writing,
    i hope i messaged you few days ago to.. :)
    as i am new at wordpress, i am trying different things to, can u suggest me something..
    Right now i am writing on Military Aviation. hope you like my blog to.
    Check me on facebook to if you like my Blog


    • achih1076

      August 14, 2011 at 10:47 am

      Thank you for your very kind words, in wordpress you can write about anything and everything you want! the folks here are incredible and have the passion to both read and write! :) you have an amazing blog by the way, i really enjoy reading about the latest advancements in fighter jets since it was my childhood dream to fly in them when i was a child. Being a parent now and at my age, i’ll have to pass that chance but! it’ll always spark my interest :) good luck in everything!

  9. LoveNiki

    August 16, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    I’d tell you to follow your heart, but after reading, it seem you are well on your way :)

    • andy1076

      August 16, 2011 at 4:44 pm

      Thank you for your kind words and reading my blog, I do try to follow my heart but still make stubborn decisions ^_^

  10. lifeofamalee

    August 22, 2011 at 10:14 am

    Your blog posts are actually really informative and actually get me thinking. They even stump me and that’s hard to do! Keep it up

    • andy1076

      August 22, 2011 at 10:29 am

      Thank you so much for your kind words and visiting! :)

  11. krystlechow

    August 25, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Thanks for liking and subscribing to my blog, Andy! I will definitely check out yours more often =) Keep on writing and expressing! God bless!

    • andy1076

      August 25, 2011 at 8:44 pm

      Thank you for sharing your post and visiting my blog :) :) god bless!

  12. thewitcontinuum

    August 30, 2011 at 7:38 am

    Love your blog. Always makes me think. Just linked you on my blogroll. Peace…

    • andy1076

      August 30, 2011 at 9:05 am

      Thank you so much! :) I hope I can write blogs you and your readers can enjoy :)

  13. puddinggirl

    September 7, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    Thanks for visiting my blog site. I just started out with WordPress not so long ago, tho this isn’t my first blog. Like most bloggers we do share the same interest. To transform our thoughts into words. I like the way you transform your thoughts. Keep writing!

    • andy1076

      September 7, 2011 at 8:26 pm

      Thank you so much for your kind words, it means a lot to me that you see it that way :) :)

  14. foragingfoodbalance

    September 9, 2011 at 4:55 am

    I agree, people are so busy working and there is not always time for much of anything else. It’s a neat idea for a blog. I enjoyed your photos. I am a sucker for gardens :)

    • andy1076

      September 9, 2011 at 5:49 am

      Same here :) the pictures of are from Butchard gardens in Victoria BC :)

  15. inpursuitofrealfood

    September 9, 2011 at 9:38 am

    Cool. Keep writing,’s better than watching tv:)

    • andy1076

      September 9, 2011 at 3:24 pm

      Thank you so much for coming by! :) :)

  16. puddinggirl

    September 20, 2011 at 4:32 am

    Andy , I know someone has awarded you already of Most Versatile Blogger. But I want to let you know , you are included in my choice. Thanks for everything.!

    • andy1076

      September 20, 2011 at 5:38 am

      Thank you! :) :) you just got my morning off to an awesome start!

  17. wordsfallfrommyeyes

    October 10, 2011 at 3:52 am

    You’re a wonderful dad. I really enjoy your posts. Reading about you made it very personal. Thanks for being out there :)

    • andy1076

      October 10, 2011 at 5:38 am

      My pleasure! thank you for visiting :) :)

  18. ....the little thread of thoughts

    October 24, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    You have an interesting blog there. Reading your posts on your trip along the coast, feels like a live trip. Nice snaps. Keep on the cool writing !! :)

    • andy1076

      October 24, 2011 at 5:48 pm

      Hi! thank you :) :)

  19. adeeyoyo

    October 30, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Hi Andy, thank you for liking my post this morning. I will be back later today to check out your blog. I must say it looks very interesting and I liked your photo’s! :)

    • andy1076

      October 30, 2011 at 10:01 pm

      You’ve got a very interesting blog! so you’re most welcome, thank you for visiting me :D

  20. Jacqueline

    November 8, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Write on!

  21. eva626

    November 10, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    hey nice to meet you andy. neat blog!

    • andy1076

      November 10, 2011 at 6:47 pm

      Hi! nice to meet you as well and thank you for visiting! :)

  22. Devina

    November 22, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Wonderful blog it has a bit of almost everything, which makes it really interesting! You seem like a very expressive guy. Oh and thank you for liking one of my posts and visiting my blog! Keep up the good work!

    • andy1076

      November 22, 2011 at 5:48 pm

      You’re most welcome and i am super flattered you enjoyed my blog thank you :)

  23. The Simple Farm Girl

    November 24, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Very nice Blog and extremely inspiring how the words come to you. You are gifted in the wisdom that seems to flow from your heart to your hands. Keep writing and sharing, as you will surely continue to be a huge blessing to many. What you write are words I feel could come write out of my own heart as well. Thank You! Rhonda :)

    • andy1076

      November 24, 2011 at 9:08 pm

      You are too kind! :) i just write what i feel that’s all and a little bit of my personal experiences. It means a lot to me that you enjoyed my blog and i hope i continue to write as well for you and everyone! :)

  24. skatsoolis

    December 6, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Hi Andy,
    Thanks for checking out my blog on “Temple of Heaven”/Katsoolis World. Your blog is quite popular-Congrats on creating such a worthwhile blog. I will check out it more soon. Where are you from? Northwest part of US?

    • andy1076

      December 6, 2011 at 10:11 pm

      Hi Sandra, thank you for visiting my blog. I really enjoyed your blog about the temple, i’m still planning on some day saving enough for a trip to other parts of Asia. Actually, i live in Vancouver, Canada :)

  25. muchadoaboutlisa

    December 8, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Hi Andy, thanks for your nice comment on my blog. Your blog is cool…random, but lots of interesting things to check out! I see you are from Vancouver…lucky dog. The best Xiaolongbao is up in your hood!!

    • andy1076

      December 8, 2011 at 7:56 pm

      You got it! In fact i live in Burnaby right above the Crystal Mall, the best xialongbao in town is sold at the food court. I am addicted lol :D

  26. kath flores

    December 9, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Thank you for stopping by at my website :)
    I love the content of every post you make
    its like a remarkable writer with wide creativity of writing!
    Have a nice day! :)

    • andy1076

      December 9, 2011 at 9:35 pm

      Thank you so much for visiting my blog :) so happy you enjoyed it! :D

  27. nocturnefirefay

    December 12, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    I love your blog!
    keep doing exacly what you’re doing.:)

    • andy1076

      December 12, 2011 at 2:04 pm

      Thank you so much!! :) :)

  28. nocturnefirefay

    December 16, 2011 at 4:21 am

    Hi there! I’m passing through to let you know that i’ve selected you for the Versatile Blogger Award. You can find out about why I selected you and what you need to do in my link below.


  29. twinklysparkles

    December 16, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. You have some very interesting content. I hope to check in sometimes on what you are doing.

    I started my blog in January this year and I am enjoying it. It looks like your blog is newer, too. Have fun!

    • andy1076

      December 16, 2011 at 8:21 pm

      Hi! you’re very welcome! you have some really interesting posts that got me thinking :) yeah, my blog’s very new. I originally started off at blogspot but then found that there wasn’t really anyone sharing their work so i came to wordpress and love it :)

  30. bestillandknow101

    December 19, 2011 at 9:16 am

    Am interested in following you and getting to know your brain, etc. Jack

    • andy1076

      December 19, 2011 at 11:10 am

      Hey! you sure you want to know my brain? it’s a scary place lol!

  31. nadinemarie33

    December 21, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Hi! Thank you for visiting my site and I’m happy you like my latest post. You have a wonderful and interesting site. Blessings and love & light!!!

    • andy1076

      December 21, 2011 at 7:11 pm

      You’re most welcome and thank you for dropping by! happy you enjoyed it! god bless :)

  32. ♥ z i i A n ♥

    December 26, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    Keep writing! Nice blog ;)
    Gian Carlo

    • andy1076

      December 26, 2011 at 8:15 pm

      Hi! thank you so much for dropping by and your kind compliment :) :)

  33. kylejames13

    December 29, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Hey there! I nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award, I apologize if you have more than 200 followers but I could not tell by your blog stats ;( Anyway,please take it as a compliment either way ;) -James

    • andy1076

      December 29, 2011 at 10:47 am

      Hi!! thank you so much for your award! :) I shall get started moment I get home :) :)

  34. Huffygirl

    January 1, 2012 at 11:50 am

    Andy, you sound like quite the writer. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    • andy1076

      January 1, 2012 at 11:57 am

      Hi! you’re welcome! I enjoyed my visit :)

  35. vidalnyc

    January 4, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Andy, thanks for the follow…
    You have a great blog…


    • andy1076

      January 4, 2012 at 11:08 am

      Hi Vidal, how are you? you’re welcome for the follow :) your photos are amazing!

  36. vidalnyc

    January 6, 2012 at 7:59 am

    Andy, i am doing well….Glad you liked the photos
    Pleasant weekend


  37. lovelivemypurpose

    January 7, 2012 at 9:57 am

    You just inspired me to write something personal. I was second guessing myself and now I am not.
    Keep up with your great writing.

    • andy1076

      January 7, 2012 at 1:10 pm

      Hi! I’m happy to hear you’ll be writing more, really enjoyed a lot of your posts and I hope there will be more in the coming days. Always write what you feel. Not just what you think others may want to hear, good luck on everything :)

  38. hungrybeevil

    January 9, 2012 at 2:12 am

    Thank you for saying that. My mom only thinks of me getting a job when I finally graduate :(

    • andy1076

      January 9, 2012 at 5:24 am

      Shell think differently when youre done, Im sure right now she just wants to make sure youll be alright on your own in the future :)

  39. Indisposed

    January 9, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Thank YOU for following me <3
    Glad to have you as my new "friend" :)

    • andy1076

      January 9, 2012 at 1:27 pm

      You’re welcome! you have a great blog :)

  40. LivE

    January 10, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    it’s always a wonderful thing to discover another soul who treasures stories. :) thank you for visiting my blog :)

    • andy1076

      January 10, 2012 at 6:29 pm

      Hi! you’re welcome :) :) keep up the great posts! :)

  41. themofman

    January 10, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    Impressive prose, and I can relate to what you express.

    Also, I appreciate your visiting my blog.

    • andy1076

      January 10, 2012 at 6:50 pm

      Hi! thank you for dropping by :) really enjoyed my visit to your blog :)

  42. arita77

    January 18, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Hi Andy, I figured I should leave my mark here this time, you’re always saying nice things on my own blog! I love your writing style & the pics you’ve posted are beautiful! So glad to have *met* you! =)

    • andy1076

      January 18, 2012 at 2:19 pm

      Hi! Thank you for your sweet compliment! means a lot to me. Happy to have met you too :) :)

  43. JMishra

    January 20, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Hi Andy. I wanted to let you know I enjoy your blog and am always happy to see you when you read mine. I have nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award because I feel you deserve it. If you’ve already received one, then know you deserve two! You can find the info here:

  44. takingsnaps

    January 21, 2012 at 11:21 am

    You have an interesting blog, I shall follow with interest!

  45. celestealluvial

    January 22, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Hello! I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. You may refuse or accept. Please stop by to post a comment and accept via this link: Congrats, Celeste

  46. Elisa

    January 25, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog. Reading yours has been a pleasure. I like the way you write and how you express your thoughts. It’s very touching.

    • andy1076

      January 25, 2012 at 7:17 pm

      Hi Elisa, thank you so much for your kind words and following my blog! i hope i can bring more interesting posts for you :) :)

  47. Marcia Clarke

    January 26, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Hi Andy, thanks for visiting and liking my blog; very nice to meet you!

    • andy1076

      January 26, 2012 at 4:29 pm

      Hi Marcia, welcome to my blog! nice to meet you too :)

  48. madtante

    January 28, 2012 at 6:32 am

    Hi there! You have excellent taste in blog themes :)

    • andy1076

      January 28, 2012 at 9:01 am

      Thank you! I’ve gone through a TON of different themes and this the one i like the most lol! thank you for following :D

  49. sufilight

    January 30, 2012 at 12:27 am

    Very nice blog! It touched my heart that you are a young single Dad with a wonderful attitude towards life. Your daughter is blessed for sure. :)

    • andy1076

      January 30, 2012 at 6:14 am

      thank you! :) I credit my daughter entirely, she made me realize I have so much more to learn about my life still :)

  50. Aliza @ The Worthington Post

    January 30, 2012 at 6:16 am

    What an absolutely lovely blog! Gorgeous photography – you’ve said you don’t have an SLR, but I must tell you I find the process of “traditional” photography is so focused, slower – requires so much patience, it seems very in keeping with your approach to life and growth – enjoying the journey, as it were.

    Thanks so much for stopping by and liking my post – I really enjoyed learning about you!


    • andy1076

      January 30, 2012 at 7:14 am

      Hi Aliza, thank you so much for stopping by and your kind words! I have to admit, I do sometimes miss the days before the DSLR’s came out and photography took time and constant adjustments. So much more personal touch, so until I get my DSLR I guess it’s iPhone 4 camera and editing lol! :)

      Hope to see you again, Have a great day ahead!


  51. sheisliketripendicular

    January 30, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    I really love your blog. ^.^ I shall tell many people about it. By the way, I like your photos.

    • andy1076

      January 30, 2012 at 6:34 pm

      Hi! thank you so much for visiting! :) :)

  52. celestealluvial

    January 30, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    I very much appreciate and enjoy your thoughtful work….I know others will also. Just wanted you to know I added you to my blog roll in order to share the love…..:)

    • andy1076

      January 30, 2012 at 9:53 pm

      Hi Celest! thank you so much, I’m honored and i hope your guests will enjoy their visits here :)

  53. Sabine

    January 31, 2012 at 6:45 am

    Thank you for liking one of my blog posts. Your way of words in writing is truly beautiful and inspiring. Really makes one think of the good things in life. Your photography is also wonderful and the colours are so vibrant. Very much enjoyed looking through your Morning Sunrise and White Rock BC posts.

    • andy1076

      January 31, 2012 at 7:14 am

      Hi Sabine, thank you and welcome to my blog! i’m happy you enjoyed my blog and hope to see you here again :) :)

  54. Sunny

    January 31, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Hi Andy , thankyou for following my blog ~ I am amazing by your writing, and really like your style! :)

    • andy1076

      January 31, 2012 at 4:37 pm

      Hi Sunny! thank you for coming by! glad you enjoyed my posts and hope to see you back again soon :)

  55. Janet

    February 2, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Hi Andy, thanks for coming by my blog. It’s always nice to connect with other writers.

    • andy1076

      February 2, 2012 at 7:20 pm

      Hi Janet You’re welcome! really enjoyed reading your posts :)

  56. loniduek

    February 4, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Thanks for liking my blog
    I love to paint with all my heart
    and I love photography and writing
    Please check my other paintings as well as my photo blog

    • andy1076

      February 4, 2012 at 5:53 pm

      I sure will! Thank you for visiting :)

  57. adollyciousirony

    February 7, 2012 at 6:07 am

    Hello Andy, I have a Candle Lighter Award for you, check it out here:
    Congratulations! Enjoy :)

    • andy1076

      February 7, 2012 at 6:27 am

      Thank you so much Dolly! :) :)

  58. pipkinera

    February 8, 2012 at 2:33 am

    Hello! I am glad you posted a comment to my recent blog because now I have found a very inspiring bloggar!


    • andy1076

      February 8, 2012 at 7:46 am

      Hi Pipkenera! Thank you for coming by my blog :) :)

  59. Arizona girl

    February 9, 2012 at 3:28 am

    Thanks for stopping by Chance of Sun and liking my post! You have a great collection of photography and inspiring thoughts here!

    • andy1076

      February 9, 2012 at 5:30 am

      Hi Christina! Thank you :) :)

  60. Pete Armetta

    February 10, 2012 at 3:44 am

    You’ve a great eye, and a fresh and direct, honest way of communicating. Looking forward to spending time here bud!

    • andy1076

      February 10, 2012 at 8:12 am

      Thanks Pete! Hope you are having a great Friday!

  61. celestealluvial

    February 10, 2012 at 5:48 am

    Hey Andy, I have nominated you for another award, the ABC Award. If you choose to accept, visit this link for details…

  62. Aina Balagtas

    February 10, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    I’m a fan! Kudos to the wonderful man behind, more power!

    • andy1076

      February 10, 2012 at 1:42 pm

      Thank you Aina! Hugs!! :)

  63. nocturnefirefay- Miss L.F xoxo

    February 11, 2012 at 4:03 am

    Just passing through to let you know that I placed you down for another Award my link is below if you want to take part with no pressure attached :)

    • andy1076

      February 11, 2012 at 9:35 am

      You’re too sweet! thank you :) XO!

  64. Jox

    February 17, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    Hi. Thanks for liking my post on Songs of the Sea. Your blog is interesting, each post has been done with courage and inspiration. :)

    • andy1076

      February 17, 2012 at 7:11 pm

      Hi! You’re very welcome! You have some great posts on your blog, hope to see you again sometime :)

  65. Konstantina

    February 19, 2012 at 10:59 am

    Thank you for stopping by my blog. Is it difficult to be a single father?

    • andy1076

      February 19, 2012 at 12:14 pm

      It’s a constant struggle between what my ex is teaching my daughter, versus what I am trying to teach her about life. Doesn’t get any easier :(

      • Konstantina

        February 23, 2012 at 1:25 am

        It’s been a busy week, still is… I am a single mother, I know the difficulties, this is why I asked.

  66. jennysserendipity

    February 20, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Thank you for liking my post at

    Will follow..interesting Blogg..

    • andy1076

      February 20, 2012 at 5:05 pm

      Thank you so much for coming by! following your blog as well :)

      • jennysserendipity

        February 20, 2012 at 5:06 pm

        Thanks Andy…Very inspiring

      • andy1076

        February 20, 2012 at 5:08 pm

        You’re very welcome and thank you for your compliment :)

  67. jdobypr

    February 22, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Hi Andy…thanks for visiting my blog!

    • andy1076

      February 22, 2012 at 5:27 pm

      You’re welcome! :)

  68. creativeboys

    February 24, 2012 at 6:34 am

    Great Blog, follower indeed! ;)

  69. Judy

    February 24, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    Hey Andy…So you saw that I nominated you for the HUG Award? :) Congrats! I really like your blog. So creative and fun!
    Now I see that you have the HUG Award. Would you like a different one? (I feel like a dealer here!) I’ve got five to offer. You name it, you got it…because you really qualify for ALL of them. I’m happy to make a change!

  70. frammentidipassione

    February 27, 2012 at 5:14 am

    Thanks for visiting us :-)

    • andy1076

      February 27, 2012 at 6:57 am

      You’re so very welcome, enjoyed my visit :)

  71. Aliza

    February 27, 2012 at 10:24 pm

  72. Mirjam

    February 28, 2012 at 4:23 am

    Since I like your blog and got inspired by it I would like to nominate you for the Sunshine Award.

    If you want to accept the award please follow these simple rules:

    - include the image on your blog
    - answer some questions about yourself (see my blog post at:
    - nominate 10-12 bloggers you like
    - link to the one who nominated you

    Greetings and thank you for reading my message,

  73. jennysserendipity

    February 29, 2012 at 7:40 am

    Thank you for liking my post about the 18 Rules of Dalai Lama ;)

    • andy1076

      February 29, 2012 at 7:48 am

      You’re welcome, He was here two years ago in Vancouver doing a 20 minute speech. Before returning to the hotel with really heavy police escorts, quite the amazing man :)

      • jennysserendipity

        February 29, 2012 at 7:54 am

        Would like to meet him one day ;)

  74. nenskei

    February 29, 2012 at 4:42 pm

  75. nocturnefirefay- Miss L.F xoxo

    March 3, 2012 at 2:05 am

    Just letting you know that I’ve given you a sunshine award.
    No pressure to take part but if interested, just follow my link here for the details.
    Congrats and have a lovely weekend.

  76. jennysserendipity

    March 3, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Thanks Andy for liking my post about The Dangers of Facebook ;)

    • andy1076

      March 3, 2012 at 11:02 am

      You’re welcome! so, do you have a Facebook profile? lol ;)

  77. jennysserendipity

    March 4, 2012 at 12:52 am

    Thank you again for liking 2 of my post on Did Cooking Make Us Human ? (BBC) and If You Forget Me by Pablo Neruda ;) Have a good weekend!

  78. An anonymous bloke

    March 5, 2012 at 6:08 am

    I’ve recently started a blog for similar reasons. I’m looking forwarding to reading yours.

    • andy1076

      March 5, 2012 at 6:20 am

      Sounds good! hope you will enjoy your visits! :)

  79. jennysserendipity

    March 5, 2012 at 6:23 am

    Thank you for liking my post “There is nothing rigid in the human life. You are always moving forward; when you’re not, you’re not even standing still – you’re really going backward.” Happy Monday Andy!

  80. jennysserendipity

    March 6, 2012 at 7:24 am

    Thanks for the visit and liking my post Gift-iv-ism: Change Yourself and Change the World ;)
    Crazy day for me and glad I have three more days to go..still alive… ;)

  81. jennysserendipity

    March 11, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Thanks for the visit and liking my post about the Tsunami
    Sad day for the Japanese ;)

    • andy1076

      March 11, 2012 at 8:18 pm

      Golly you’re fast! :D

      • jennysserendipity

        March 11, 2012 at 8:19 pm

        Fast like a seeping bullet ;)

      • andy1076

        March 11, 2012 at 8:22 pm

        No kiddin, I should be careful the next time i come back to wordpress lol :P

      • jennysserendipity

        March 11, 2012 at 8:38 pm

        wear bullet proof vest :)

      • andy1076

        March 11, 2012 at 8:57 pm

        A Jennyproof vest? lol :P

      • jennysserendipity

        March 11, 2012 at 8:58 pm

        I will make millions from that ;) thanks for the idea

      • andy1076

        March 11, 2012 at 9:01 pm

        oh nono you ain’t getting away with that idea lol :P

      • jennysserendipity

        March 11, 2012 at 9:02 pm

        I will give you 0.000000000000000001 % LOL :)

      • andy1076

        March 11, 2012 at 9:06 pm

        Golly the love i’m feeling is overwhelming LOL :P

      • jennysserendipity

        March 11, 2012 at 9:08 pm

        I am pretty generous there ;)

      • andy1076

        March 11, 2012 at 9:10 pm

        I suppose I can take 0.10% lol! ;)

      • jennysserendipity

        March 11, 2012 at 9:14 pm

        No can do my friend ;)

      • andy1076

        March 11, 2012 at 9:15 pm

        Sheeeeesh you’re one tough cookie aren’t ya :P LOL!

      • jennysserendipity

        March 11, 2012 at 9:59 pm

        I am indeed ;)

      • andy1076

        March 12, 2012 at 9:28 am

        Thats ok! I’ll get you back one day :P

  82. perlajulieta

    March 15, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Hi, thank you for your comment, I like your blog… see ya…

    • andy1076

      March 15, 2012 at 10:31 pm

      Thank you for dropping by :)

  83. cricketmuse

    March 17, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Thanks for stopping by. I’m impressed by the richness of your blog. Some great takeaway thoughts. I like the crumpled photo and accompanying quote. It inspires me to start a short story…hmmm, “Crumpled Memories” I’ll work on it.
    Happy Pages,

    • andy1076

      March 17, 2012 at 8:40 pm

      Thank you so much for coming by and your compliments, I look forward to reading your post :)

  84. Wren

    March 19, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    I can’t wait to read your poetry. Your post was so beautiful. I could just imagining doing that exact thing. In fact I do quite often. Love you blog. I’m just getting started, but you a certainly an inspiration.

    • andy1076

      March 19, 2012 at 9:38 pm

      You’re too kind, the beauty about writing is you can always write what you wish and somewhere along the way? you will discover what kind of writing you like best :)

  85. Wren

    March 19, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    I agree.

    • andy1076

      March 19, 2012 at 9:48 pm

      Don’t worry about what people might say or how people might feel. Writing has no rules, no conditions so write exactly what you want every time :)

  86. Wren

    March 19, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    I believe it will take your advice. Thank you for the interesting conversation tonight.

    • andy1076

      March 19, 2012 at 10:12 pm

      You’re most welcome, feel free to send me any messages any time :)

  87. Wren

    March 19, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Thank you, I will. And you do the same.

  88. takingsnaps

    March 21, 2012 at 8:56 am

    I’ve nominated you for the 7×7 Link Award…you can have a look at the details on my blog here….

  89. 1smiles

    March 21, 2012 at 11:59 am

    Thank you for visiting my blog… :)

    • andy1076

      March 21, 2012 at 12:03 pm

      You’re very welcome! :)

  90. Lynne Ayers

    March 25, 2012 at 5:45 am

    A lot to read and think about here … I’ll be back.

    • andy1076

      March 25, 2012 at 10:22 am

      Thank you Lynne, welcome to my blog :)

  91. glamorouslyf3

    March 25, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Hi Andy I’m also a single parent. I’ve been blogging for a few monts and still trying to get the hang of it but seem to be doing ok with it so far. So that’s alittle about me plus what you’ve probably read on my blog. Stay intouch.

    • andy1076

      March 25, 2012 at 6:20 pm

      I really enjoyed your blog, it’s definitely very colorful and I like how you describe your thoughts. Thank you for reading the “About me” page on my blog :) keep in touch!

      • glamorouslyf3

        April 8, 2012 at 4:14 pm

        Andy thanks for the support. yes I’m trying to see where this will take me good or bad always comment thanks for showing me love…

      • andy1076

        April 8, 2012 at 4:15 pm

        You’re most welcome, keep up the great posts and always write what you feel :)

  92. Ninali

    March 28, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and looking around :) I like your story…I grew up listening to Julio Iglesias too because my parents listened to him all the time…so I in turn love Enrique as well. I grew up in Washington and visited Vancouver often when I was going to Western Washington University, so I am loving your photos as they remind me of earlier times. :) Your blog intrigues me and I look forward to seeing more. Have a fantastic rest of your week.

    • andy1076

      March 28, 2012 at 6:55 pm

      Hi Ninali, Thank you so much for visiting and following my blog. I too grew up listening to Julio Iglesias when I lived in Chile, now there was someone who had passion for music and that inspired a lot of my writings. Enrique really did an incredible job of following his father’s footsteps huh? :)

  93. allthingsboys

    April 1, 2012 at 11:51 am

    Wonderful Photo’s! You will be an inspiration to your daughter, I’m sure. Keep up the blogging!

    • andy1076

      April 1, 2012 at 12:06 pm

      Thank you for your sweet compliment and following :)

  94. Cdn Stormlover

    April 2, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Hello Andy,
    Thanks for reading and commenting on my blog today. Nice to know others are finding me.
    I’ve read some of your posts just now and I must say I’ve enjoyed them tremendously. You are definitely someone who writes with your heart on your sleeve. Kudos! I look forward to following you and your beautiful daughter on your “journey” …………keep up the great writing :)

    • andy1076

      April 2, 2012 at 6:39 pm

      Thank you so much Lee! I enjoy your blog a lot too :)

      • Cdn Stormlover

        April 2, 2012 at 6:40 pm

        Thanks……..”new friend”……. :)

      • andy1076

        April 2, 2012 at 6:42 pm

        You’re most welcome :)

  95. Natural True Beauty

    April 5, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    You Know You’re Awesome!

    You have an awesome blog so I have nominated you for the “Versatile Blogger Award!” Please follow this link:♥-award/

    Hosanna in the Highest!

    For His Glory,
    ♥ Linda M

    • andy1076

      April 5, 2012 at 6:42 pm

      Thank you kindly for your award :)

  96. sheilarosebelmonte

    April 5, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    • andy1076

      April 5, 2012 at 8:55 pm

      Thank you kindly, I might be slow on getting to it but I will :) :)

  97. jhasmoments

    April 9, 2012 at 7:39 am

    I like what you have said … it is wonderful and great site :) :)

    • andy1076

      April 9, 2012 at 7:44 am

      You’re too sweet thank you :) by the way, I found you on twitter :)

  98. jhasmoments

    April 9, 2012 at 7:47 am

    So…. do I have a new follower? :) (smile)
    Thanks for finding me :) :)
    and you’re welcome :)

    • andy1076

      April 9, 2012 at 7:53 am

      You sure do! :) I found you when you shared my post, I get a notification. Thank you again :)

  99. jhasmoments

    April 9, 2012 at 8:09 am

    Good! I am happy you are following! :)
    and you’re welcome! :) (all smiles to you)

  100. Cabernet In The Dark

    April 10, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    I’m playing catch up right now but already I’m a fan. I love your blog!

    • andy1076

      April 10, 2012 at 2:35 pm

      Thank you so much for coming by :)

  101. Anita Flowers

    April 10, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    Thank you for calling in and liking House of Angels … It means I’ve found you!

    • andy1076

      April 10, 2012 at 7:05 pm

      You’re so welcome Anita :) As you can see I found you too :) x

  102. Suman Doogar

    April 10, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    hey thanks for liking my post, I went through yours and its nice to read your thoughts on varied things in life.

    • andy1076

      April 10, 2012 at 9:45 pm

      Than you for coming by :) :)

  103. Sofia

    April 10, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting.
    Nice to meet you. :)

    • andy1076

      April 11, 2012 at 5:38 am

      You’re welcome Sofia :) nice blog!

  104. Sheila T Illustrated

    April 15, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Hi, Andy, nice to meet you and look forward to reading about you and your daughter’s world. Thanks so much for the “like” on my Whatever Lola wants … post. Appreciate it.

    • andy1076

      April 15, 2012 at 11:20 am

      Hi Sheila, you are very welcome and thank you for visiting my blog. Have a great day! :)

  105. elisariva

    April 16, 2012 at 7:34 am

    Thank you for reading my blog. You are quite creative, keep up the inspiration!

    • andy1076

      April 16, 2012 at 7:38 am

      Hi Elisa, You are very welcome and thank you for dropping by :)

  106. wannabephotographer87

    April 16, 2012 at 8:44 am

    Thank you for coming to my site and liking my blog! You are very talented and I can’t wait to see what else you come up with! Thanks again!

    • andy1076

      April 16, 2012 at 8:51 am

      You’re very welcome! I enjoyed my visit :) thank you so much for following my blog :)

  107. glutenvygirl

    April 24, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Check it out here:

    • andy1076

      April 24, 2012 at 4:40 pm

      Thank you kindly :)

  108. catherinecaressa

    April 26, 2012 at 7:58 am

    Hi! I love you blog and just wanted to let you know I nominated you for The Sunshine Award! You can read the post here:

    • andy1076

      April 26, 2012 at 8:28 am

      Thank you Catherine :)

  109. WriteForACause.Org

    April 27, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Hello! I’ve been following your blog ever since I’ve came across this site. I am a new writer and I want to self-promote my newest projects FOR A CAUSE that can be found here I just want to share it to all blogs I follow because it is my first time in the field of writing. Or you can see it directly in this site:

    Your visit and comments are very much appreciated! Thank you and God bless!.

  110. Archana

    May 1, 2012 at 8:07 am

    You have a wonderful blog!! :)

  111. Eunice R.

    May 4, 2012 at 12:30 am

    Thanks for following my blog too, Andie! Nice and organized blog by the way! Have a wonderful day to you :)

    • andy1076

      May 4, 2012 at 9:52 am

      And to you as well Eunice! ^^

  112. findingmyworth

    May 6, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Thank you for sharing a piece of yourself with all of us. I look forward to following your journey.

    • andy1076

      May 6, 2012 at 12:33 pm

      Thank you for coming by, I hope you are having a great weekend :)

  113. maftravelgraphy

    May 8, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Hi Andy,

    You’ve got a very interesting blog :). There is so much emotions (not very often that I see from a man expresses his feelings and inner thoughts. And I like it that you write from the heart. I read several posts of yours and it moved me somehow.

    Keep writing!


    • andy1076

      May 9, 2012 at 6:20 am

      Hi Mafey,

      Thank you so much for your very kind words, I’m happy you enjoyed your visit :) I just write stuff that’s on my mind though, I hope that you are having a wonderful week and I am following you blog :)

      • maftravelgraphy

        May 9, 2012 at 8:14 pm

        You are welcome and thanks for following my blog Andy! :) I will come here from time to time to read more of your posts. It’s refreshing and there’s always something to ruminate about :)

      • andy1076

        May 9, 2012 at 8:18 pm

        I hope you will enjoy your visits and you’re welcome ^^

  114. tweedlealice

    May 9, 2012 at 4:00 am

    Hey, thanks a lot for stopping by to take a look at my new blog! :) just been having a look around, you’ve got so many interesting entries and you’re a great writer, and seem like a lovely person too!

    • andy1076

      May 9, 2012 at 6:08 am

      You’re very welcome! thank you for visiting me ^^ Hope you have a wonderful week :)

  115. Subhan Zein

    May 12, 2012 at 9:03 am


    It is so great to find another aspiring writer. You have done great things with your posts here, so keep penning and keep inspiring! I am sure the door will open for you one day. :-)
    I have a joyful ride in your blog, and now I’d like to invite you to visit mine. Thank you and have a wonderful day, my friend! :-)

    Subhan Zein

  116. In Search of Perfect

    May 15, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Hi Andy!

    Thank you for stopping by my blog. You have a lot to say and I am looking forward to listening.

    Yulia :)

    • andy1076

      May 15, 2012 at 2:14 pm

      Hi Yulia! thank you so much for visiting my blog as well :) I hope you’ll enjoy your visits! :)

  117. Cynthia Ann Katon-Alfonso

    May 20, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Hi Andy! I’ve nominated you for the Kreativ Blog Award. To find out more about this, please visit

    • andy1076

      May 20, 2012 at 11:14 am

      Thank you Cynthia :)

  118. iamlenise

    May 24, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Hello :) I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! Claim it here

  119. nazarioartpainting

    June 3, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Thank you for visit my blog. I enjoyed read your blog too. God bless you!

    • andy1076

      June 4, 2012 at 5:26 am

      You’re most welcome! thank you for coming by :)

  120. danbacana

    June 3, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Nice photos! Thanks again for liking my Malaysian post. :D

    • andy1076

      June 3, 2012 at 8:28 pm

      You’re most welcome! it was a fun read :)

  121. rashmenon

    June 7, 2012 at 8:26 am

    Andy, I’ve nominated you for the Reader’s Appreciation Award. Thank you for the many moral boosts you’ve given me so far, not only by way of your likes but also by way of your thoughtful posts. Please accept the award. You can find the details at

    • andy1076

      June 7, 2012 at 11:04 am

      Thank you very much for the award! truly honored :)

  122. silentlyheardonce

    June 9, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    Hi I just nominated you for an award. Congratulations!

  123. Meghna Sapui

    June 26, 2012 at 8:49 am

    HI! thank you for visiting my have a nice blog here. Keep posting :)

    • andy1076

      June 26, 2012 at 9:09 am

      You’re very welcome! thank you for your kind compliment :)

      • Meghna Sapui

        June 26, 2012 at 9:12 am

        It’s the truth :)

      • andy1076

        June 26, 2012 at 9:15 am

        ~big smile~ too kind :)

  124. alina chih

    June 27, 2012 at 12:08 pm


    • andy1076

      June 27, 2012 at 12:19 pm

      Why hello there!! ;)

  125. Devina

    July 20, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Hi Andy I’m gonna bug you now :) Daphne tagged me now I’ll tag you with this new tag game. Wait! You don’t have to tell me eleven weird things about you,lol. Check it out if you can, I think it’s fun, ;)

  126. P.S. I Love Soap Co.

    July 28, 2012 at 3:50 am

    You’ll be missed! Good luck:)

  127. Herman Grobler

    August 1, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Andy, I can’t find your e-mail address, so I have to ask in the “comment” section.
    Somewhere i read something about Japanese or Chinese poetry, but I can’t find it now. I think it was on your blog which I love. This type of poetry is a very short poet of I think 3 lines of only 3 or 5 words per line, but touching on some very deep aspect of life. If you know anything about it, or have indeed posted something on your blog, please inform me. My e-mail address is Thank you.
    God bless,
    Herman Grobler

    • andy1076

      August 1, 2012 at 9:45 pm

      Hi Herman,

      Thank you so much for your kind words, I’m not entirely sure which post you are referring to. But I will look, most of my poetry contain very little words. Thank you again for coming by :)

      God Bless,

  128. Michelle

    August 22, 2012 at 7:49 am

    Hi there! I just browsed your blog and like what you’re doing. Keep at it :)

    Also, thanks for liking my post “Poetry Monday-Darla Himeles.” Your support is much appreciated…hope you’ll stop by again soon!

    • andy1076

      August 22, 2012 at 7:59 am

      Hi Michelle

      You’re very welcome, I enjoyed visiting your blog and will be coming by again for sure! Have a great day ahead :)

      • Michelle

        August 22, 2012 at 8:05 am

        Thanks, you too :)

  129. yazrooney

    August 25, 2012 at 2:36 am

    Your daughter WILL change everything. Its why we have children, because they force us to look at things differently. Thank you for a lovely intro. Yaz

    • andy1076

      August 25, 2012 at 7:59 am

      My daughter is indeed my inspiration, Thank you so much for reading my posts :)

  130. Julie DeNeen

    September 4, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    I just wanted to stop by and say hello. I notice you “like” my posts a lot, and I really appreciate it. Looks like by the length of this comment section, that your blog is going well! :)

    • andy1076

      September 4, 2012 at 6:01 pm

      Thank you Julie :) I really enjoy your posts :)

  131. silentlyheardonce

    November 24, 2012 at 9:44 am

    I was honored to receive The Blog of the Year 2012 Award and felt that you are deserving of the honor too. Please accept this award. Please follow the link If you don’t accept awards I do understand and only meant to acknowledge you as one of my peers.

  132. nocturnefirefay- Miss L.F xoxo

    November 24, 2012 at 10:30 am

    For some unknown reason i just noticed my blog was not following you anymore so i just rectified it. Just in case you see an alert stating i’m a new follower, i’ve passed by to let you know it was not intentional- All the best.

  133. silentlyheardonce

    December 22, 2012 at 7:15 am

    Not an Award but a compliment. I enjoyed your blog during the year of 2012. Please follow the link to accept the honor.

  134. i am charm

    January 1, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    hi twitter friend! lol!
    here, to wrap up my year let me give you this. :)

    have a great 2013 ahead! :)

    • andy1076

      January 1, 2013 at 8:44 pm

      Thank you!! HUGS :D

  135. redpilloutlaw

    January 14, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    Nice to meet you and thank-you for visiting my blog!

    • andy1076

      January 14, 2013 at 9:37 pm

      My pleasure, thank you for visiting mine :)

      • redpilloutlaw

        January 15, 2013 at 1:03 am

        Absolutely! :))

  136. moodsnmoments

    January 20, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    from your writing it seems that your daughter is blessed to have you as a father…lovely writings!!!

    • andy1076

      January 21, 2013 at 5:08 am

      Hi! Thank you so much for your coming by and your kind words :) :)

  137. Trisha Dey

    January 23, 2013 at 1:16 am

    Wow!! Loved the way you wrote about yourself in just a few but touching words! Thank you so much for visiting my blog Andy!
    I just loved your blog too!! It feels great to come across you! Be in touch!
    And Keep writing!! :)

    • andy1076

      January 23, 2013 at 4:34 am

      Hi Trisha, You’re so welcome! I love your thoughts on your blog, Thank you for your sweet words and following mine :D

  138. anelephantcant

    January 24, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    AnElephantCant think of anything clever to say
    This happens time after time
    But he wants you to know
    That he likes you and so
    He says hello with this silly rhyme

  139. puresketch

    January 24, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    Love your blog, keep writing ;)

    • andy1076

      January 24, 2013 at 8:26 pm

      Hi! Thank you for coming by :D

  140. Cheri L.

    January 26, 2013 at 6:00 am

    I love the honesty in your poetry. Thanks for stopping by The Brass Rag. Come back and see us again soon; we’re looking forward to hearing from you. Meanwhile, happy writing!

    • andy1076

      January 26, 2013 at 7:23 am

      Thank you so much for coming by :)

  141. adollyciousirony

    January 27, 2013 at 5:45 am

    Dearest Andy… I just tagged you in my Toothsome Story Game 3… here:
    I wish you’d play with us and tag one of your followers too to play with us. Merci beaucoup!
    Dolly xoxo

    • andy1076

      January 27, 2013 at 10:33 am

      Thank you Dolly! xoxo :)

      • adollyciousirony

        January 27, 2013 at 10:38 am

        You’re very welcome Andy… mmmwahhh!

  142. Trisha Dey

    February 1, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    I’ve nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award :-)
    Please check out this link when you have time!

    • andy1076

      February 1, 2013 at 5:04 pm

      Thank you so much Trisha :D

      • Trisha Dey

        February 2, 2013 at 8:42 am

        You’re welcome! :)

  143. Trisha Dey

    February 5, 2013 at 2:23 am

    Hey Andy! Another award! Please accept it! :)

    • andy1076

      February 5, 2013 at 5:01 am

      Too kind Trisha! I will get to it soon :D thank you!

  144. Prinze Charming

    February 8, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Hey! You received a ping back the other day on your About Me page! Yeah, that wasn’t spam. I just nominated 45 bloggers for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Why 45? Well, I made up for the last three out of six. So, you’re one of them! Congratulations! You can find the post here: ! Take care.

    • andy1076

      February 8, 2013 at 8:59 pm

      wow 45! that’s a lot of nominations, Thank you! :D

  145. petit4chocolatier

    February 9, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    Beautiful blog!

    • andy1076

      February 9, 2013 at 8:33 pm

      Thank you so much Judy and for following me :)

  146. Jackie

    February 19, 2013 at 5:28 am

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog, liking my photo and commenting! I appreciate it very much. :-D

    • andy1076

      February 19, 2013 at 5:30 am

      You’re welcome! awesome photos :)

  147. C.F. Martin

    March 7, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    Congratulations on your nomination for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award! Go to

    • andy1076

      March 7, 2013 at 1:11 pm

      Thank you! Much honoured to receive this, I will pass it on as soon as I get the chance as well :) :)

  148. willowdot21

    March 7, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    I have awarded you the Versatile Blogger Award

    Thank the person who gave you this award. That’s common courtesy.
    Include a link to their blog. That’s also common courtesy — if you can figure out how to do it.
    Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly.
    Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award — you might include a link to this site.
    Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.
    Love and hugs willow21 xxxxx

    • andy1076

      March 7, 2013 at 3:53 pm

      Thank you! I’m pretty tied up with work as of late but I will definitely be passing it on soon :)

  149. storiesbyfrances

    March 16, 2013 at 5:27 am

    Hey there, thanks for visiting my blog. I really loved your comment.

    • andy1076

      March 16, 2013 at 9:27 am

      Hi Frances, thank you for coming by! :) :)

  150. Wild Heart Scribe

    March 18, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    Wanted to pass this award along, but I realize now you have too many followers. Oh well, still want you to know how much I appreciate your blog!

  151. willowdot21

    March 18, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    Hi I have nominated you for the The Dragon’s Loyalty Award, which you highly deserve! details to be found here : love for now willow. xxxxx

    • andy1076

      March 18, 2013 at 8:01 pm

      Hi Willow! Thank you so much! I may be very slow on passing that though, Work is super busy lately sori! :(

  152. Maxima

    March 20, 2013 at 7:00 am

    I wish you a happy first day of spring
    with love stefan maxima

  153. Chris Christopherson

    March 22, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    I confess myself a big fan of your blog. Thank you for visiting mine and commenting as well.

    • andy1076

      March 22, 2013 at 6:09 pm

      My pleasure Crystal, Happy you enjoyed your visit :)

  154. sang

    March 24, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Very creative blog! Stumbled upon your page having been lurking on 80′s random stuff.
    Inspired me to update my own blog! Keep it up.

    • andy1076

      March 24, 2013 at 8:45 pm

      Hi! thank you for coming by, Happy to hear you enjoyed your visit ^_^

  155. seeker

    March 24, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    Hi Andy: thanks for liking my post
    Can you handle another award? Hope you don’t mind.

    • andy1076

      March 25, 2013 at 4:56 am

      Thank you for another award! :) :)

  156. ukgardenfiend

    April 5, 2013 at 11:19 am

    Hi Andy and thanks for visiting my blog – do come again soon.

    • andy1076

      April 5, 2013 at 2:16 pm

      My pleasure, I’ll be coming by again. Have a great weekend! :)

  157. ioniamartin

    April 8, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Single parents are some of the most under appreciated people there are. I am a member of that club as well. Signed up to follow you by email– really like your blog:)

    • andy1076

      April 9, 2013 at 5:31 am

      Hi! welcome to my blog and thank you so much for following, So true about single parents like us being under appreciated too. Boy, I could tell you stories!

      • ioniamartin

        April 9, 2013 at 3:20 pm

        I am always here to listen to parenting rants! I have four boys….

      • andy1076

        April 9, 2013 at 3:56 pm

        oof, now THAT is a feat in itself whew!

      • ioniamartin

        April 9, 2013 at 3:58 pm

        twins lol

      • andy1076

        April 9, 2013 at 3:59 pm

        And you have time to write book reviews?? :O

      • ioniamartin

        April 9, 2013 at 4:02 pm

        Yeah, I even get to eat and sleep once in a while! How do you manage?

      • andy1076

        April 9, 2013 at 4:07 pm

        I only see my daughter on the weekends :( my ex is the primary residence until she comes of age and can decide :(

      • ioniamartin

        April 9, 2013 at 4:08 pm

        Sorry to hear that it must be tough.

      • andy1076

        April 9, 2013 at 4:28 pm

        It is, But I’ve been blessed with a loving daughter who reminds me every weekend why I endure what the weekday throws at me :)

      • ioniamartin

        April 9, 2013 at 4:30 pm

        Children are truly amazing:)

      • andy1076

        April 9, 2013 at 4:37 pm

        They certainly teach us and encourage us don’t they? :) :)

  158. johannisthinking

    April 19, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    Andy, I nominated YOU for the very INSPIRING BLOG AWARD…You are an inspiration! AS you already know, I find your blog so very interesting!

    Here are the directions for accepting the award:

    Thank you for the VERY INSPIRING BLOG AWARD


    Thank you, TersiaBurger@ for your nomination on April 14, 2013. But I must confess, YOU are the one who should receive it! The love, courage, and determination to BE with your daughter through all that she has suffered since her birth, is beyond remarkable! You carried your daughter through life…you never abandoned her…you gave her your strength! You are an incredible, amazing woman! And, now you are bravely facing your grief. Your courage is heroic!

    7 Things about myself:

    1. I love to laugh.

    2. I cherish the people I meet and who allow me into their lives.

    3. I procrastinate at times…lol…I get involved in writing or reading and do not get the dishes washed! What is procrastination? Avoidance of the inevitable? Power? Game playing? Rebellion? LOL

    4. I love to play with duplo legos and build things!

    5. I came from a family of eleven siblings.

    6. I feel great gratitude to both my Mom & Dad, who taught me to be generous towards others and to be helpful and polite, to exercise sensitivity and compassion. to read, to think, and to persevere.

    7. In the past, I had great difficult believing in myself…I fought depression for a long time…but I made it…and I see how important it is to believe in oneself, to love oneself, and then one can love others so much better! And I love being in love!

    My 15 Nominations are:

    1. Tersia Burger Tersia, you are a courageous woman to have put out your thoughts and very personal struggles there for all of us to read and feel with you! In so doing, you demonstrate to us that it is okay to ask others for help…you relates to us what it is really like to be human…to be vulnerable…to suffer…and to love. Your blog is the epitome of inspiration and courage! Thank you, Tersia!

    2. Wuji Seshat Nibada Wuji, your poetry is divine! and you cover so many different subjects! Wonderful!

    3. Thomas Maxwell http://thomasmaxwell12 Thomas, you put forth such positive, inspiring life-giving ideas to all generations!

    4. Mary Mary, I think your clay sculptures are lovely and so gracious! Thank you for having the courage to create!

    5. Serendipity Point Serendipity, your ink drawings are so intense and fascinating! Your selection of postings fill me with thought…your writing leave me thinking deeply.

    6. Miriam Sagan I think your writing is fabulous, Miriam, and I think you are fabulous to encourage more writers through your willingness to publish them on your blog! You are an inspiration to all mentors!

    7. Dennis McHale Dennis, I love your honest writing! It takes raw courage to put our true opinions/thoughts out there into the universe — I love that about your writing!

    8. Bonnie Bonnie, great selection of photos and appropriate quotations—well thought out and ever so inspiring! Thank you!

    9. Summer Grow your inner self Summer, absolutely positive…wonderful truths…thank you for creating your blog!

    10. Safaa Tasneem TheStm198 Safaa, I admire the way you write about love…romantic love…young love…beautiful!

    11. Mark Nelken Mark, I enjoyed reading your article entitled, “Stuff that inspires me: #1 Paul Thomas Anderson —
    it was a new and different information that I had never considered previously…also enjoyed “Dancing on sand/Living for the now (another excerpt from my 1st draft)” — I appreciate your courage to create and to write in such versatile art forms!

    12. Jeremiah Jeremiah, I found your writings so clear and full of mystery, enticing me to search for more understanding of all that you have written, and I am hoping I will have enough time to learn before I leave this planet!

    13. Andy Andy, you have beautiful photographs and lovely thoughts to go with them! And I enjoyed the selection of videos incorporated into you blog! So cool!

    14. I could not find your name — I am technologically challenged — I found your blog so inspiring! Your poetry…the videos you posted..the quotations! So inspirational! Thank you! I hope many more will enjoy your blog!

    15. M M Mohan M M Mohan, such deep and beautiful inspiring words you write!

    The rules are (as I understand) –

    1. Display The Very Inspiring Blogger Award logo on your blog. You can download it from

    2-Link back to the person who nominated you.

    3-State 7 things about yourself.

    4-Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link back to them.

    5-Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award requirements

    • andy1076

      April 19, 2013 at 5:46 pm

      Thank you very much for this award :) :)

  159. johannisthinking

    April 19, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    You can download the VERY INSPIRING BLOG AWARD from this site:

  160. FON (Free Online News)

    May 7, 2013 at 7:34 am

    Hi Andy. thanks for visit my site, Cheers!

    • andy1076

      May 7, 2013 at 7:48 am

      My pleasure! You have a very informative site, thank you for following my posts :)

  161. johannisthinking

    May 9, 2013 at 1:30 am

    Good morning, Andy! Please go to May 9, 2013
    A deliciously sweet thank you for the “Super Sweet Blogger Award!” You have been nominated to receive the Super Sweet Blogger Award!
    ” Andy is a wonderful father and a writer with such an interesting blog…wise sayings….cartoons….videos….something for everyone’s sweet taste! “

  162. kanika44

    May 15, 2013 at 6:18 am

    A very interactive style of writing …….for me it was like “I had to stop by and spread my eyes on what you’ve written”. Though wasn’t able to go through the entire thing but will will do that in the coming time. :)
    keep rocking! Paint the town red! :)

    • andy1076

      May 15, 2013 at 6:42 am

      Hi! Thank you for your kind words and coming by! I won’t be writing for a while but I hope you’ll enjoy what I’ve already written :)

  163. kanika44

    May 21, 2013 at 4:24 am

    Nominated you for “The very inspiring bloggers award”. :) Cheers!!! Hugs!!!

  164. The Irish Wench

    May 31, 2013 at 11:35 am

    I have really enjoyed reading through your blog and look forward to all your writing in the future!

    I have nominated you for an award for all the wonderful things you have given me to read!
    To see the post regarding the award please see the following link:

    • andy1076

      May 31, 2013 at 11:49 am

      Hi! Thank you so much for the award, I hope to be back again soon :)

      • The Irish Wench

        May 31, 2013 at 11:51 am

        You are very welcome! Good Luck with everything! :-)

      • andy1076

        May 31, 2013 at 1:12 pm


  165. Cheri L.

    October 26, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Lovely place you have here! Thanks for stopping by The Brass Rag. Come back and see us again soon.

    • andy1076

      October 26, 2013 at 5:52 pm

      Definitely will and thank you :)

  166. Jazzybeatchick

    November 1, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    Awsome snaps and design. Swing by my blog I am a work in progress enjoying the journey through life. Keep it up!

  167. C.F. Martin

    November 7, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Hi Andy!
    You have won the Sunshine and Inner Peace awards! You can read about it here

    • andy1076

      November 7, 2013 at 12:48 pm

      Hi! thank you so much! :)

  168. mandy

    November 12, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    Just wanted to let you know….my name is mandy and i was born 10/76 too :)

    • andy1076

      November 12, 2013 at 2:16 pm

      Hi Mandy :) welcome to my blog! :)

  169. Jackie Saulmon Ramirez

    November 18, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    Daughters and fathers share a special relationship. :)

    • andy1076

      November 18, 2013 at 6:30 pm

      The absolute most beautiful friendship, To me she’s not just my flesh and blood but also my most supportive friend :) :)

  170. Come November

    December 1, 2013 at 7:48 am

    Hello! Thank you for adding back. Hope you don’t mind me snooping around a little :) Looking forward to getting to know your story!

    • andy1076

      December 1, 2013 at 7:52 am

      I don’t mind at all! thank you so much for taking a look around. I hope you enjoy what I’ve written here ^.^/

  171. Ann Koplow

    December 8, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    I AM enjoying my stay, already. Thanks!

  172. richtofein

    December 11, 2013 at 3:48 am

    It’s a nice experience to go on a virtual exploration via your photographs .. nice blog :)

    • andy1076

      December 11, 2013 at 5:09 am

      Thank you! weird, I was sure I clicked follow but wordpress didn’t. Doing it again! :D

  173. seeker

    December 14, 2013 at 6:19 pm

  174. iamlenise

    December 22, 2013 at 9:05 am

    Hi Andy! So glad you’re blogging again! As always, your poetical phrases and beautiful imagery are inspirational to me and many others..Keep writing and snapping those lovely photos..lenise :))

    • andy1076

      December 22, 2013 at 9:07 am

      Thank you so much Lenise! :) :)

  175. Lala Rukh

    December 27, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    Hey andy !! Give lots and lots of love to your daughter ! She must be adorable. I wish you both all the happiness of the world :) Much love xx

    • andy1076

      December 27, 2013 at 4:13 pm

      Thank you Lala! May the new year bring you joy and memories :)

      • Lala Rukh

        December 29, 2013 at 4:39 am

        Aww Thanks so much ! You are amazing :) xx

  176. belsbror

    December 28, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Hi! I nominated you for the Blog of the Year 2013 Award. Please get the badge at and get more info. Have a fantastic New Year, Blessings, belsbror

    • andy1076

      December 28, 2013 at 4:49 pm

      Happy new years and thank you :)

  177. babylonmagus

    December 30, 2013 at 12:59 am

    Hello Andy, I nominated you for the Lighthouse award! Happy New Year!

  178. JackieSmithAuthor

    January 14, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Hi! I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award! Check out my blog for more information:

  179. Victoria

    January 15, 2014 at 7:08 am

    I finally made it over to your blog, just love it! Hope you have a fabulous day!

    • andy1076

      January 15, 2014 at 7:10 am

      Thank you Victoria, You too ^.^/ following your blog!

      • Victoria

        January 15, 2014 at 7:42 am

        Aw, thank you!

      • andy1076

        January 15, 2014 at 7:45 am

        You’re very welcome! I enjoy reading your thoughts :)

  180. Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

    January 17, 2014 at 3:08 am

    Hi Andy1076, I have nominated you for the Sunshine Award. I hope you will accept it. I think you have a great blog and are well deserving of the award. For more info

  181. dmwlewis

    January 21, 2014 at 8:14 am

    Hi, Andy! Thank you very much for your support of my debut title. As promised, I would like to send you a free e-copy of my work. Please let me know where I can send it to, and what e-book format you’ll need. I can be contacted at or through contact on my blog. Have a wonderful day!

    • andy1076

      January 21, 2014 at 8:17 am

      My pleasure! I’m always envious of folks like you who publish, still hoping some day I will too :)

    • andy1076

      January 21, 2014 at 8:29 am

      sent to your email, Thanks again! :)

  182. Miss Lou

    January 22, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Hi Andy, I just burned 3000 calories scrolling to the bottom of this lot to leave a comment (I was even to lazy to see if this is a double up comment)

    Just in case Hi Andy x 2, *delivers virtual Beef Cheese and Bacon Pies*

    #Invoice in the mail

    • andy1076

      January 22, 2014 at 11:56 am

      lol! thank you! big xoxo!! :)

  183. Kelly

    January 23, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    Our site names have similar themes, cool!

    • andy1076

      January 23, 2014 at 4:54 pm

      I like that! but I am still not buying a mac..yet XD

      • Kelly

        January 23, 2014 at 4:58 pm

        For shame! That’s okay ;) ttyl

      • andy1076

        January 23, 2014 at 5:45 pm

        Have a great night ahead ^.^

  184. znjavid

    January 25, 2014 at 8:06 am

    Hi Andy, Thank you for following my blog at A mom’s blog. Best wishes, Zainab

    • andy1076

      January 25, 2014 at 8:38 am

      My pleasure, have a great weekend ahead :)

      • znjavid

        January 25, 2014 at 8:42 am

        You too! Mine is already over. School tomorrow for the little one and hubby has flown back for work. The weekend is Fri/Sat in Dubai

      • andy1076

        January 25, 2014 at 8:46 am

        Oh right right, I forgot about that. A friend of mine worked in Dubai for sometime, makes for a busy / productive lifestyle with that kind of calendar doesn’t it? :O

      • znjavid

        January 25, 2014 at 8:50 am

        I’m not working now but when I was back in Pakistan we had a Sat/Sun weekend and it was a bit of a nuisance to work with others in Egypt and Middle East who had a different weekend.

      • andy1076

        January 25, 2014 at 8:54 am

        mmmm that must of taken some real getting used to huh?

  185. raefonti887

    January 30, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    I love how you just pour out expression and creativity in your posts. Keep inspiring fellow bloggers! :)

    • andy1076

      January 30, 2014 at 4:53 pm

      Hi! Thank you for our kind words and following me :D

  186. belsbror

    January 30, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    Sorry for the late notifications. Tech problems.
    I nominated you for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award. Please get the badge at and get more info. Also included are the Inventive Blogger and Shauny awards at to complete the package. :)
    Have a wonderful day! Blessings, belsbror

    • andy1076

      January 30, 2014 at 7:50 pm

      Hey! thank you :D :D

      • belsbror

        January 30, 2014 at 7:54 pm

        You’re welcome. :)
        Finally got a smooth connection. :)

      • andy1076

        January 30, 2014 at 7:56 pm

        Welcome back then :D lol

  187. belsbror

    January 31, 2014 at 8:47 am

    Here’s another gift. Thank you for the continued support. :)
    Hi! I nominated you for the Semper Fidelis award. Please get the badge at and get more info. Have a peaceful day.

    • andy1076

      January 31, 2014 at 9:04 am

      You’re too kind Belsbor! thank you :)

  188. hemmingplay

    February 1, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    Please accept this for the work you’re doing here. I hope you can find a wider audience, and that this helps a little.
    The rules say you post an acknowledgement with the logo, 7 things about yourself, and then nominate 15 others to pay it forward.

    • andy1076

      February 1, 2014 at 6:28 pm

      Thank you ever so kindly :)

  189. Equipping The Saints

    February 3, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Thank you for your like of my blog post. May our Lord Jesus richly bless you.
    Pastor, Equipping The Saints

    • andy1076

      February 3, 2014 at 1:26 pm

      My pleasure, You have strong messages I enjoy :)

  190. Equipping The Saints

    February 3, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    Thank you for your words of affirmation. You are very kind.

  191. M

    February 4, 2014 at 9:37 am

    Your poetry is wonderful! And your approach to life is inspirational. I look forward to reading more of your blog! ~M

    • andy1076

      February 4, 2014 at 9:37 am

      Hi! thank you so much for your kind words and coming by :)

  192. Cee Neuner

    February 5, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    I would like to nominate you for the Inner Peace Award and The Lighthouse award. I hope you can find the time to participate. I sure enjoy your blog!

    • andy1076

      February 5, 2014 at 2:39 pm

      I’ll try to and thank you! :)

  193. womenwhothinktoomuch

    February 9, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your comments and support! I also enjoy your writing!

    • andy1076

      February 10, 2014 at 4:44 am

      As do I yours! :) :)

  194. Equipping The Saints

    February 12, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    Thank you for your like of my post:
    CC Thought 021114, Stormy Day Thoughts, Song Of Solomon 4:9
    You are very kind.
    Pastor/Equipping The Saints

    • andy1076

      February 12, 2014 at 7:17 pm

      Always a pleasure :)

  195. Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

    February 12, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    Hi Andy, Just letting you know I have nominated you for the versatile blogger award.
    Cheers Irene

  196. Thai Village

    February 16, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    ‘Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.’


    Thank you for seeing it

  197. znjavid

    February 22, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    Hi, I’ve nominated you for The Field of Flowers Award. Congratulations! For details see the link:

  198. Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

    February 25, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Hi Andy,
    Just letting you know I have nominated you for the Shauny Award. More details can be found at
    Cheers Irene

  199. cynt5525

    March 1, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    Thank You for visiting my blog:) TY for liking my Painting !! :) *Cynthia

    • andy1076

      March 1, 2014 at 12:48 pm

      Absolutely! have a wonderful day ahead Cynthia :)

  200. greenpete58

    March 3, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Thanks for liking my blog!

  201. Jenni

    March 8, 2014 at 3:04 am

    I have always liked your blog so I hope you don’t mind that I have nominated you for the Liebster Blog Awards. Jenni

  202. greg@urbanspoon

    March 11, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    Thanks! I just approved your blog claim. Now your Urbanspoon profile picture is displayed on your blog page. You can upload a blog-specific photo if you prefer, and can change a few other blog settings there. Also, if you vote for a restaurant that you’ve reviewed on your blog, we now show your vote next to your post everywhere on our site.



    • andy1076

      March 11, 2014 at 3:57 pm

      Thank You! This would be my first time featured like this, Totally made my day :)

  203. Ana Linden

    March 21, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    Hi Andy! I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award, I hope you don’t mind!

    • andy1076

      March 21, 2014 at 3:47 pm

      Mind? I’m honored! thank you! :)

  204. JackieSmithAuthor

    March 30, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    I just wanted to let you know I have nominated you for the Being a Light in the World Award! Congratulations!

  205. C.F. Martin

    April 3, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Hi Andy! I have nominated you for the Semper Fidelis Award! When I think of people who I feel supported by….you are right at the top of the list! Thank you! Follow this link to read the rules!

    • andy1076

      April 3, 2014 at 11:49 am

      Thank you so much!! ^^

      • C.F. Martin

        April 3, 2014 at 11:53 am

        You’re welcome! :)

  206. girlandthedragon

    April 4, 2014 at 10:48 am

    Hi there!
    I would like to nominate you for – The Beautiful Blog Award!
    To find out more please visit –

    • andy1076

      April 4, 2014 at 12:25 pm

      Thank you so much!! ^^

  207. worldruler007

    April 4, 2014 at 11:02 pm

  208. Equipping The Saints

    April 11, 2014 at 8:25 am

    Thank you for your like of my post, “Life and Verse.” You are very kind.

    • andy1076

      April 11, 2014 at 8:27 am

      Actually, I am the one that should be thanking you for sharing with me the word and giving me peace, through your messages :)

      • Equipping The Saints

        April 11, 2014 at 8:29 am

        You are a great encouragement to me. Thank you for being such a person.

      • andy1076

        April 11, 2014 at 8:52 am

        Coming from you that means a great deal! thank you :)

      • Equipping The Saints

        April 11, 2014 at 8:57 am

        You are very welcome. If you ever find the need to do so, please email me. There are times when matters of confidence are best discussed through emails. Please have a blessed day.
        Senior Pastor/Equipping the Saints
        Philip 3:10, “That I May Know Him”

      • andy1076

        April 11, 2014 at 9:41 am

        I very much appreciate it, thank you again for everything :)

  209. Jeremy Farmer

    April 14, 2014 at 9:06 am

    I have nominated you for the Reader Appreciation Award

  210. Niko

    April 16, 2014 at 7:55 am

    Nice blog :-) Greetings from Italy

    • andy1076

      April 16, 2014 at 8:15 am

      Thank you kindly :)

      • Niko

        April 16, 2014 at 8:29 am


  211. Ana Linden

    April 17, 2014 at 6:01 am

    Hi, I’ve nominated you for the Sunshine Award!

  212. cttbbelliott

    April 19, 2014 at 8:35 am

    It’s pleasurable having you follow my posts and LIKING them. I appreciate your following and the fact that you are a single father and seeing the world through the love and innocence of a beautiful little daughter. God bless you and your home. Be well and Happy Easter to you Andy. Brenda

    • andy1076

      April 19, 2014 at 8:39 am

      Happy easter Brenda! ^^


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