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Sunday, May 29, 2011


Dahlia will be appearing on


on Wednesday night

1st June 2011

UStream online from 9.30 onwards.

Saturday, May 28, 2011


Last night, the music video of 'Tomorrow Tonight' sung by Dahlia Fernandes was officially released at the Alleycatz in Toronto, witnessed by her family, friends and loyal fans. As promised Dahlia also sang her new single 'Jump' accompanied by the great music of 'Groove Opoli'.

Friday, May 27, 2011


Latest News

May 27th,2011 Marks the official release of the much anticipated music video of Dahlia Fernandes’ latest single ‘Tomorrow Tonight’ by award-winning director and cinematographer, Tom Antos of TLA Productions. Click Here for more information

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March 2011
Dahlia Fernandes takes her songwriting skills and creativity to the next level and signs a co-publishing deal with So’lano Music Group.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


It is indeed a great pleasure for me to know that the Music Video of my daughter, singer/song-writer Dahlia Fernandes, will finally be officially released at Alleycatz Live Jazz Bar in Toronto on Friday 27th May 2011. Thanks for your patience.

In addition to the unveiling of her music video,Dahlia will perform her next single 'Jump' at this venue. Thanks to the support of all on-line viewers, well-wishers and voters on YouTube, Dahlia was declared the winner of a contest that was hosted by TLA Productions last year, entitling her for a music video shoot of her song 'Tomorrow Tonight'. This music video will simultaneously go live on Friday 27th May 2011 on her website:

Your continued support in watching this video will be very much appreciated.
Her songs can be download from iTunes and also through her web-site.'s%20on/article/1014288--fernandes-releases-music-video
With sincere thanks for your kind support.
Tony Fernandes

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Fisherman's Wharf

San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf is a world famous tourist attraction and a thriving and vibrant local neighborhood and commercial area. Home to world-class dining, shopping, hotels and many entertainment opportunites. This is the place to start your San Francisco experience.
Fisherman's Wharf is the important center of the city's historic fishing industry. The Wharf area is also the launching point for Bay Cruises, charters and ferry to tourists to visit Alcatraz Island..
Pier 39, Anchorage Square, and the Cannery are places of interest. The world famous Ghirardelli has been converted to an open-air center filled with fun shops and restaurants. Here you can even see the company's original chocolate-making machines.

One of the great pleasures of visiting San Francisco is a stroll along this city’s historic Fisherman’s Wharf. Here visitors can peer down at the fishing crafts riding in the calm water, or pause to watch fishermen mending a net. Most of the boats in view belong to a "third generation" of fishing craft, which have made history at Fisherman's Wharf.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Dahlia Fernandes Music Video

The official release of the music video of Dahlia Fernandes is scheduled for May 27th, an event that will feature the unveiling of her music video as Dahlia performs live with the debut of her next single ‘Jump’.

Click on Poster for an enlarged view.


St. Dominic's Cathedral
San Francisco
(Photo by Tony Fernandes)



Serene evening at the apartment of our kind hosts.



Monday, May 09, 2011






Celebrating love for your Mother didn't end and wasn't just for yesterday. Let it continue - today, tomorrow, always.



By the side of a clear crystal fountain
There stands a lonely church yard closely by
There's a tombstone decorated with primroses
In the memory of a loved one passed away

Shall I ne'er see a more gentle mother
In the fields where the wild flowers grow
I am sorry for the loss I can't recover
Neath yon willow lies my gentle mother’s love

Some children take a liking to their parents
While some others fill their mothers hearts with pain
But some day they will be sorry for their blindness
When the crying will not bring her back again

Shall I ne'er see a more gentle mother
In the fields where the wild flowers grow
I am sorry for the loss I can't recover
Neath yon willow lies my gentle mothers love
Neath yon willow lies my gentle mothers love.

Sunday, May 08, 2011


My Mother – the team player.

                   I grew up in the fifties with a very practical and extremely loving Mother. May she rest in peace, waiting up for me while I studied for school exams late into the night. She was too afraid to find me asleep on my book before the oil lamp burnt itself out. They had a name for her - our very own Florence Nightingale. She cared not only about me, but about each and every one in our village, both the young and the old. In a low and humble tone she would correct the erring child, and tend lovingly to a neighbour’s sick one. And on a cold night took a cup of hot soup to the elderly man who lived alone nearby. She loved and lived a simple life, and laughed along with us most of the time. I don’t remember my mom ever swearing or raising her voice.

                My mother's best friends lived barely a wave or a stone’s throw away. I can imagine seeing her now, in a house dress, broom in one hand, dish-towel in the other, while Doris Day’s Que Sera Sera played on the radio. And Patti Page sang the Tennessee Waltz. For Mom, it was the hem in a dress, and a quilt she would stitch or a sweater she would knit, a replacement of a lost button on my school uniform, the missing lace on my shoes or lengthening of my shorts as I grew up almost by the week. It was a way of life, and a very good one for that matter back then, most of which I sure did take for granted. Re-fixing, renewing, replacing would not exist on the agenda of my future life calendar for sure. After all I thought I would be rich!

                 But then before I knew it, I completed my higher secondary studies. It was necessary that I left in search of a job in the city, far away from my hometown. I went on my annual work leave to see Mom (and Dad) and relived days of my youth for a month or two in their midst and the folks around me who seemed a little older now - and went back to work again after a great holiday. I remember later in that year my Mother died, and on that clear August night, when I received a telegram far away from home about her death. For the time I was struck with the pain, a void and loneliness in my little room, of learning that someone was not there any more. I had never felt lonelier and lost about love and care before, that Mom tenderly and lovingly gave; and which I took for so much for granted while growing up into a man.

                 Sometimes, what we care about most gets all used up without we knowing it and goes away...never to return. So...while we have is best we love it.....and care for it.....and fix it when it's broken.....and heal it when it's sick.

                This is true not only for Moms, but also for most of the good people around us - good old friends who were always there and those we have known for so long. We treasure the love of our loved ones because we love them and because they are worth it. Like a best friend that moved away - or a classmate we grew up with, or my neighbour that I used to play with, out in the hot sun in the fields, or soaking wet in the rain when I was a child and walked to school together.

                For me all things old are not just nostalgia, remembrance or a mere reminiscence. They are just some things that made my life important and worth living, like people we know who are special...and so, we keep them close to our hearts and minds, not only because we remember them every now and then, but because we want to treasure them.

                My Mom was one of the players in my team – she gave us love and played centre forward. So were my neighbours, school and class-mates and friends I met along the way through life.

                My Mom was my best friend who I miss up to this day. She taught me all that I know and set an example living her own simple life and made my own worth living. Not a single day goes by without thoughts of her good values. She died young. I have outlived her so far by three years.

                My kids haven't had the chance of seeing their paternal grandmother, but have been very fortunate to have a great, caring, doting, benevolent and loving Mom, just as perhaps my mother would have wished and prayed for them to have.

                There must a lot of truth in the phrase then, that the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world. Happy Mother's Day to the mother of my children. Hope you have a very enjoyable day.

                                                ~  Tony Fernandes  ~

Listen to Daniel O'Donnell 
Mother's Birthday Song

Saturday, May 07, 2011


Schmeider Bank
California West Coast. Highway 1

Schmieder Bank is a rocky bank west of Point Sur,
about 25 nautical miles (46 km) south of Monterey, California.

Driving along this coast offers stunning and breath-taking views of the coastal region of Central California. Coming out of a sharp bend while driving south from Carmel and Monterey, tourists and regular drivers alike, stop for a breath of fresh air while takin in the awesome scenery - a treat for professional and amateur photographers.

Scenic views
along the Cabrillo Highway
Pacific Coastline.
Far right: Bixby Creek Bridge. also known as Bixby Bridge, is a reinforced concrete open-spandrel arch bridge in Big Sur, California. The bridge is located 120 miles (190 km) south of San Francisco and 13 miles (21 km) south of Carmel in Monterey County along State Route 1. First opened in 1932.
One of the most photographed bridges in California due to its aesthetic design.

This picture is taken from the layby on the Cabrillo Highway along the Pacific Coast, looking south, towards Carmel. Big Sur is a sparsely populated region of the Central Coast of California where the Santa Lucia Mountains rise abruptly from the Pacific Ocean. The name "Big Sur" is derived from the original Spanish-language "el sur grande", meaning "the big south", or from "el país grande del sur", "the big country of the south". The terrain offers stunning views, making Big Sur a popular tourist destination. Big Sur's Cone Peak is the highest coastal mountain in the contiguous 48 states, ascending nearly a mile (5,155 feet/1571 m) above sea level, only three miles (4.8 km) from the ocean.

Thank you Shawn Evans for driving us there from San Mateo.


Friday, May 06, 2011


Benjamin Brown

Anthony Bello

Kevy Nova

Lisa Chu & Randy Bales

(Randy Bales' Chinese Melodrama)

Lisa Chu's website:

Shawn Evans

Tracy Shaun

An evening to remember

at Brainwash Cafe,

Folsom Street,

San Francisco.

All singers did a superb job. I had gone there not only to hear these guys, but also with an intention of having at least 10 beers. Later I gave up on that idea and settled for much less, afraid that I would miss out on the lyrics.

Pictures of singer/songwriters : The last are first in order of appearance!

It was nice to meet you all. We enjoyed our vacation in San Francisco.


Thanks Shawn for showing us all these beautiful places and to see the Aquarium along the quay.

Bon Appetit