Friday, December 15, 2006

Celebrating With Montain Dew

I sit this afternoon to savor the victory of truth over falsehood. On my table is a bottle of "Mountain Dew" soft drinks, to celebrate the end of my snippets on La Hija del Jardinero, the Gardener's Daughter telenovela. The full story can only be enjoyed if you watch it.

WOW! 2,500+ daily visitors; 9,000+ daily page-views and 893 loyal and faithful subscribers, all, in a little less than 4 months is worth celebrating. I say thank you to all 'gardeners' who daily turn my blog into a prayer ground as they pray daily for more strength. Let me confess, your prayers tickles me, to the point of tears. I love you, and your edifying interaction with me. Congratulations to all of us.

I truly feel like one who has climbed a mountain indeed. Like after every human achievement, my heart began to ask me what next?

At the beginning, I made us realize that, for me, it was a passion, not necessarily an exertion, as many of may think. I have a lot of options for telenovela fans, but what I would do is to create a new item under the categories of this blog.

(A): I could, by God's special grace, take off with Amor Sin Conditionale (Love Without Conditions), that was release in 72 countries earlier this year. Mariana Ochoa and "Berenice" of Cuando Seas Mia, were the star actresses there.

(B): I could take off with Esmeralda, even though AIT had chickened out, since the first episode five days ago, on Monday.

(C): I could go ahead with my story on Goodbye Vanessa.

Give me this weekend to ruminate and arrive at a decision.

Meanwhile I would try to continue with the much slower, daily Episode Summaries. (we still have over 100 episodes to go, in Nigeria, before they finish that, we would have read over 10 telenovela full stories from this blog)

Some of us just can't stand waiting for eleven months to finish with any story. If I were reading a novel, no matter how big, I would finish it within a week, why must I be sentenced to 11 months of waiting, if I can get done with it in one month!!!

Once again I say Congratulations to all 'Gardeners'!

Hip hip hip HURRRRAAAAAHHHHH!!!

Cheers, Am I hearing the clink of glasses?

17 comments:

Alene said...

*clink*
Well done!
Thank you for all your efforts in updating this blog. I was heart broken that I wouldnt know what was going to happen when I left Malaysia,
Its so sad that its finished. But all the time invested watching it while i could was well worth it.

Thanks again!

Emmanuel Olofin said...

You did it, Phil. Congratulations. You take the words out of my mouth when you asked how does one wait for eleven months to know how a story ends? I've never had the patience. When I was still an avid novel reader, I hardly do any other thing until the story is told. Well coming to the Gardner's daughter I feel so happy that things work out in the end for the good. I can now enjoy the acting when (or if) AIT feels like showing the episodes. Thanks very much, may God bless you. I feel like sending a Get-well-quick card to Jenny de la Wreck. You see, she graduated from de La Wrecker to de La Wreck.

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot.
I feel like watching it live and i asked myself could there be such love in africa especially nigeria? i doubt! True and natural love is like pregnancy that do not have a hidden place. i have been very much optimistic that my baby( LF) belongs to (CE) . secondly, light and darkness has noting in common . To the so called rich and wel to do in the society ,should allow true love to reign. there is reward for the wicked live and no longer after death.
Once again , may the good lord bless and give you and your family a divine wisdom to carry out this job succesfully.
SYLVIA- SEEPC OGBA LAGOS.

Anonymous said...

AUNTY PHILO,
PLEASE LET ME USE THIS AVENUE TO MAKE A REQUEST. COULD YOU JUST GIVE US AN INSIGHT ABOUT THE DIFFERENT PRODUCT OF TAHTA NAONI PRODUCT, I MEAN THEIR JOBS IN THE BODY. I NEED TO KNOW WHICH ONE TO BUY.

THANKS.
SYLVIA -SEEPC OGBA LAGOS.

hauwa lawal said...

weldone 4 making me have access to read the gardners daughter pls i wld lyk to subscribe for the film so dat i can have it in my archives and so that my younger ones can watch it.

Adaora said...

Hello Phil,

A very big congratulations for the job well done.

Thank God that true love conquered at the end.

Anonymous said...

Auntie Philo,

Thanx so much and God richly bless U and replace every energy u lost during this work. I really appreciate it. Thank U.

Rosaline said...

Ah finally..."clink" here's a toast to our summary on The Gardener's Daughter (La Hija del Jardinero)! I must tell you with this blog life has become so much easier..I'm a girl that loves a planned liefstyle and to tell you the truth the suspense of having to rush home just to be subjected to AIT's torture or PHCN Maneuvering is just unacceptable. Like you i love reading such stories at a go and I'm glad i've had the chance to do so, for the past weeks i've been able to catch enough sleep, not rush in a frenzy and most of all keep my cool. unlike "when you are mine" which i virtually adored watching...the gardners daughter is not as artistically rich and one would just want to have it over and done with....anyways Phil thanx a million and do make up ur mind soon...we cant wait to follow u on another thrilling journey!

Anonymous said...

*clink* *clink*
A job well done!
Congratulations on the completion of this 'Telenova'. You did very well indeed, Phil.
Thanks so much for the effort. It's much appreciated and... keep it up!

uju ugwuibe said...

Phil
Ur one in a million thank you so much for making this exciting for us AIT can do as they please cos i now know the summary. thank you so much.

MIMI said...

**clink*** clink**, u r so wonderful Phil, thankz 4 saving us gardeners the 11 months of suspence. many many thankz to u. u r loved.

Anonymous said...

Hi Phil,

THANKS FOR THE SNIPPETS ON THE GARDENERS DAUGHTER.I WOULD LIKE YOU TO INCLUDE SNIPPETS OF LORENZO`S WIFE.

THANKS.

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU FOR POSTING THE SNIPPETS
I JUST WANT TO ASK YOU IF YOU CAN
START POSTING LORENZO'S WIFE. ONCE
AGAIN THANK YOU.

Anonymous said...

Aaaaaaaah. At last. Thank God. I have finally seen(read so to say) the end of this story. All the THANKS to you phil. You did a great job. I was getting bored with the story just like i got bored with WYAM and didn't watch the other episodes. Thanks a million.Just like you said i dont think i can have the patience to wait for eleven months. All the CUDOS to you.

Anonymous said...

Hi Philo,
I just want to say a big thankyou to you for what you have done so far.I never did start watching The Gardner's daughter from the begining,however I started watching of recent when after work I get home and everyone is glued to the tv set,and i asked questions and no one seems to give me a reply cos they are all passing comments on the characters.This made me search the net for it and I by chance stumbbled on your blog page.I have been enraptured since then.Like you said who wants to wait for so long to watch episodes?
Once again I want to say thankyou and welldone.

Anonymous said...

Hi Philo,
I just want to say a big thankyou to you for what you have done so far.I never did start watching The Gardner's daughter from the begining,however I started watching of recent when after work I get home and everyone is glued to the tv set,and i asked questions and no one seems to give me a reply cos they are all passing comments on the characters.This made me search the net for it and I by chance stumbbled on your blog page.I have been enraptured since then.Like you said who wants to wait for so long to watch episodes?
Once again I want to say thankyou and welldone.
your's,
Feyi:Lagos

Judyca said...

hi filomena,
thank you for keeping me updated with daily gardeners daughter telenevola.Bravo and keep it up. here in land of Kilimanjaro we are about to finalise it. I like Victor the way he was taking his role, I hate Jenifer and Luis ALE for their evil acts. the way Conselo died was not enough to punish her she was supposed to rot in jail and then die that way! the woman was evil fighting for wealth she didnt toil to get it.and Luis Ale too to rot in prison was better punishment. oh dear mr Fenando should wake up from his mental illness and be aware of past and present events. my thanks to all casts they as well they played to the best.