The end of the year.

And now Its once again that time when the day has come to an end as people sleep and get some rest the next years rolling in.

To all I’d like to bid you a very happy New year too, I hoped that you’ve enjoyed my posts and maybe learned a thing or two about loving one another and rendering service do you true.

Its time to end the year once more and may your blessings be all shared every day and everywhere upon everything you do.

Ahhh the nostalgia of looking back a year.

Goodbye 2015! So much has happened this year and yet it came by like poof!

I finished my first year of college. I’ve read books and got into new fandoms. I’ve fangirled and phangirled. I’ve met new people who have became close to me. My bond with my besties have gotten even stronger. I’ve surpassed challenges. Experienced hardships and anguish. I survived pain and doubt and gotten through my anger. I’ve found more peace within myself and I have gained more faith in my abilities.

The past year I have also turned legally an adult. With my rising age I’m only acting more a child than ever! Okay partly joking XP

I also survived the toughest sem I’ve had yet. Survived the most frustrating professor and played pretty well in a sport. I’ve gotten past some boundaries and have extended my borders.

I’ve learned and I’ve tried and I’ve failed a lot but also succeeded and had many awkward moments as well as happy ones.

So many things have happened. Good and Bad. God loves me so because I gotten so many vlessigs even though I may not be deserving at times.

I’ve met wonderful people who have made their way into my heart. I cherish my loved ones and although there’s drama and hardships and struggles…I am so very thankful for it all. For the lessons I’ve learned and the inspiration, will and strength that come from my loves and God….man I survived the year and am now a little wiser, a little stronger, a little more confident and a lot more comfortable with being myself.

Thank you for my muses. Thank you Lord for the year. The next will be more challenging and difficult but your grace and compassion and Mercy…I know th will not abandon me or leave me wandering alone without guidance. I know th will continue to bless me and guide me and comfort and protect me and my family and friends.

To all my ready God believing or not, I wish you all happiness and peace. May the new year bring joy amidst suffering, success among failure and hope against all odds.

Happy New Year to all!

Post “Hell week”

So the exams for the preliminary period are over.

QUE APPLAUSE, FIREWORKS AND EXCHANGE BIG HUGS AND CONGRATULATIONS

It was a week of stress, sleep deprivation and headaches. Hopefully everyone passed all the exams.

I also had my 18th birthday debut. Roller coaster putting it all together and the day itself. Thank you for making it possible lord. Love all I received and am so thankful for them and the beautiful messages during my 18s. Its was all good.

Now school is at a sort of pause. The required papers are minimal and I was able to sleep for 13 hours last night. Although I was still sorta sleepy and during class earlier I felt like I was coming down with something…I drank medicine and I feel a lot better now. Still sleepy so Ill enjoy my bed after typing up this post:)

Anyway phantom readers. Everything nice calm and fine right now which is awesome. I have essay to type and then time for sweet sleep.

  • Good night!!

My birthday was yesterday…

I just turned 18. I am officially considered an adult by law….as for everything else well, I’m still a kid and very much would love some naptime. I had to take this awful test on my birthday yesterday. Brutal and deadly. But I’m getting pumped about my debut. It’ll be awesome and I’m gonna allow.myself to enjoy it.

  • Gotta study. See you phantom readers!

18th birthday Debut, explained

What is a debut?

According to Wikipedia, “The Debut is a traditional Filipinocoming-of-age celebration which celebrates a young woman’s 18th birthday, the age of maturity in the Philippines.

Although also reaching maturity at 18, a Filipino man may mark his own debut on his 21st birthday, albeit with less formal celebrations or none at all.”

Similar to a sweet 16 or quinceanera, agirl who will turn 18 would throw this big party wherein she may or may not have an entourage of pairs of odd numbers usually 18,9,7 or even 5. There would be traditional practices like the 18s. And a special performance by the debutant.

18s

The most traditional of the 18s are the 18 roses, candles and 18 treasures.

18 roses(18 flowers)- the debutant has 18 significant males who would dance with her, each giving her a rose or special flower. The first is usually the father or father figure followingGother family members, relatives, friend and the 17 or 18th rose is usually forthe debutant’s significant other or closest brother if not closest friend.

18 candles- 18 significant females in the debutante life who serve as her guiding light throughout her life.

“Each delivers a short speech about her relationship with the celebrant, and any special greeting, and lights a candle that is either held or placed on a stand.

Lastly, there are the (optional) 18 white roses. If a debutante is missing a figure in her life such as a father, she chooses her 18 white roses in place of that figure.”

18 treasure(18 tokens)- 18 people of mixed genders would be giving the debutant a special gift and then they would give this speech and tell the significance of their gift to the debutant.

Other 18s

18 Blue Bills/18 k- older members would pin blue bills or thousand peso bills on the debutante gown as the debutant dances with her escort.

18 books- for the bookworm debutant.

18 shoes/any other article of clothing- depending on the theme or of the debutante choosing people gift her clothes or anything else

Throught the years a lot of other 18s emerged. The debutant can make up her own unique 18s to make.her debut that more meaningful.

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Originally debuts are formal parties but in this age of time, debuts can be semiformal or casual depending on the different preference of the debutant.

“A typical ceremony begins with a short prayer invoking blessings upon the debutante. She then enters, and performs traditional dances with her court for their guests. The most important one is known as the “GrandCotillion Dance”, usually a waltz.

Music and other performances are usually interspersed between the “18 items” rites, while dinner and sometimes alcohol are served. A birthday cake ceremony often occurs, and a fireworks display may conclude more extravagant parties. The night ends with the debutante’s speech, in which she shares her thoughts on life and extends her gratitude towards her guests.”

Sources: wikipedia

Busy.

One way to describe the past month is through the single word busy.

School has been full of up and downs and I’ve been busy with preparations for my 18th birthday. Its kind of a big deal here in this country.

My exams start next week well, with one exam early which is on Tuesday, and the subject I don’t really like is the one I have to taken on my birthday. Happy Birthday to me XP

Anyway, just to update you Phantom readers. October my lovely birthmonth is a few days ahead and I have mixed feelings on turning legal. Which reminds me I can vote it the upcoming election. Cool.

Ill be sending out invites to my party and I’m excited to see my dresses which is currently being made. Other than the exams I think this month will be awesome. Just wish I was young enough to get some free candy on Halloween. Lol. Oh btw. If you know the movie series Halloweentown, Marnie’s actress from the first 3 movies is coming back to celebrate Halloween in the place where they first shot the scenes of Halloween town. I love the movies.