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Hello my Phantom Readers! Its been a while,

๐ŸŽŠHAPPY BEST FRIENDS DAY!๐ŸŽŠ

To all besties out there, this day is for you!

Mmmhhh hhmmm.

Vacation has been great so far. I had caught up to my loss sleep and last night I finally watched kung fu panda 3 ๐ŸŽฆwith my brother. It was AWESOME.

 

I wonder if Ill make a movie review. Just to add content on this blog๐Ÿ˜‚

I ย need to give you guys something entertaining to read about! But review or not I totally recommend that movie. Loved it.๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

So catching up. My mother had her birthday last 4th of June. ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ€๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ€๐ŸŽˆWe bought her a cake and surprised her in her office late at night. She did not see that coming.

I am working on getting some part time job while on break.๐Ÿ’ฒ๐Ÿ’ฒ๐Ÿ’ฒ

Hopefully in โ˜•Seattle’s best coffeeโ˜•. The sister cafe of Starbucks.

We’ll see how that goes.

I will enroll in a few ballet classes come June 18.๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’ Back to the Leos and tight^_^ yes please. I’m excited!!!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜

Right now I have a few events coming up. I’m an incoming executive board Secretary for my yoga club.๐Ÿ™Namaste!

I have a summit to attend this Saturday. I need to find a corporate attire. ๐Ÿ‘“โŒš๐Ÿ‘”๐Ÿ’ผ

I have two debuts to attend. ๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿ‘ฑA yoga party to celebrate international yoga day. …๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ‡๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‡๐ŸŽ†

And I have my eyes set on a free donut on dunkin donuts day.๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฉ

That’s a hefty schedule.

When I have time and the inspiration strikes, I plan to write๐Ÿ““๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ“” or compose ๐ŸŽผor maybe use the electric keyboard I bought but never fully learned to play.๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ

I have a few good weeks ahead. Everything is past paced and exciting!

Right now I’m awaiting the big grade reveal.๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ง๐Ÿ˜ฆ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜‚

Logging into my account to see my grades…its just like the hunger games. ๐Ÿ™†No joke. It’s a struggle every semester.๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Praying for good grades. Hopefully good enough to get into the deans list and convince CHED to grant me a scholarship. *fingers crossed*

In other news. I can now stand on my head. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘My head stand lasted a little over a minute.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

From someone who had trouble keeping her head not collapsed to someone who can do it 2 months after….Man, if I could stick to my diet and exercise as well as I stick to practicing my head stand I might actually turn heads ๐Ÿ˜‚ jk.

๐Ÿจ๐Ÿง๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿช๐Ÿซ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ”๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ—๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿž๐Ÿœ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿณ

No but really this determination needs to be channeled in other activities I put myself into. Lets see how that goes as well.

Anyway. Stuffs okay….having fun on rainy days. Wish me luck. Grades away so I can spend the rest of the days for play! Happy Besties Day phantom readers.

Ill update about my grades when they are completely given.

Have a nice day!๐Ÿ˜Š

On the 3rd day of Christmas…

๐ŸŽถHello Phantom readers!!!

For Catholics specifically Christmas ain’t over! It ends when the 3 kings visit baby Jesus 12 days later:)๐ŸŽ€๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ€

Christmas surprises here and there, my mom’s cousin visited here with his kids. Nice seeing you again tito!

Thank you for the pamaskoooo^_^

I didn’t know if I should put up a “What I got for Christmas” post but a friend told me to go on and pick up the tradition. I have watched maybe a hundred already videos and read blogs about it and I think it just gives me another chance to say Thank you.๐Ÿ˜Š

I didn’t expect much and what I got was really a surprise and I’m so thankful for em.๐Ÿ™Œ

One particular Christmas gift was as I think I’ve posted on already was my grades.๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ช

Thank you God again! Thank you thank you. I got good grades despite the challenging semester I just endured.๐Ÿ˜ญ

Can I pleeeaaasseee ask a late Christmas gift? I really don’t want the at professor to teach my section. I won’t be able to handle such stress and anxiety.๐Ÿ˜ฉ

๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Anyways…

Stuff I got for Christmas.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

๐ŸŽ€๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ€

During my class’ Christmas party, one of my besties gave me a gift. Which had CHOCOLATE in it!!! ๐Ÿ˜To be exact hazelnut chocolate. Thank you Love! I ate it right away but yummm I can still imagine the taste. Hahahaha

It also had a notebook I didn’t look at til Christmas day. It was a monthly planner thing that I could use for home or something. Thank you Rea:)๐Ÿ˜˜

My mom a few days before Christmas came home from work with the exchange gift she received. She didn’t really want it but she asked it with intent to give it to either me or my siblings. What she got was a pink totoro powerbank.๐Ÿ˜ป

She gave it to me and a power bank was something on my wishlist so thank you mommy! Even with an exchange gift you still kept thinking of me and my sibs. I love you.๐Ÿ’žโค๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’—

She also gave me Christmas money, same as my grandma and my Tito who just visited this morning.๐Ÿ’ต๐Ÿ’ฒ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Thanks allllllll!๐Ÿ˜

Now I bet it’ll be confirmed that I’m a child hahaha…๐Ÿ˜„

My sis gave me a descendants magazine and it made me squeal.๐Ÿ˜† I loved the movie and the songs and I plan to buy the isle of the lost book. I just love Disney and I just love mal!๐Ÿ™Œ

She also gave me a Big Time Rush tee with matching baller that also matches the album she got me for my debut.๐Ÿ˜ฝ

She also regift me these shoes she got and she loved those shoes. They’re airwalk and plaid pink. And…my size. I’ve asked it from her for a while now and she didn’t budge. She insisted shed grow into them but on Christmas she gave them to me and I love you Margeaux. Thank you!!!โœŠ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

On top of that she got me a very cute baby pink colored wallet.๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’ž

I had needed a wallet ๐Ÿ‘›soooo badly and my sis. Thank you you even got it in my favorite colors shade. Uhhhgggg!!!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Going to noche buena in my grandma’s sis’ house. We ate-a lot(I ate trice before 12๐Ÿš๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ๐Ÿด)there and stayed up til 12am Christmas day and had gift distributed and opened.

From said owner of the house and my Tito and their daughter, I got a hair brush collection which, funny thing, I was planning to buy that same thing for a gift and/or me but in a different color but thankfully I didn’t.๐Ÿ˜บ

>Btw ill try inserting pictures but I’m not quite familiar of the controls using mobile so th lovely readers may need to use lots of imagination.<

The collection had a comb, a big round brush and a normal curved back one all marble blue color. Thank you Tita ging, Tito zaldy and ate crizza.

Early December my aunts and uncles from the US sent a box over and I got a trio lip gloss kit from Max studio as well as two bralettes *trying not to blush but I’m a girl so eh๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜…* from old navy, a white and a tan colored one. Thank you guys!

Lastly from my real aunt. Tita means aunt but every family member older can ether be Tita or ate in a Filipino family. So my moms sis and her girlfriend got me some shoes. Black sneakers๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ that are with white random lines as design. I’ve worn them already and they were sooooo comfy.โ˜บ Thank you Tita barbs and ate josette

I always need new shoes and speaking of…while Christmas shopping last Dec 22, I bought some ballet inspired flats which I had wanted for a year now and its just in black with the garter up front that makes an X and its comfy enough and I love it. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜โคโคโค

Ill use it for school because I’ve worn out my black flats. ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘ 

Also with Christmas money Dec 23, I bought myself a new school planner.๐Ÿ“’ I try my best to use them until the dates they finish and I was successful last semester. My planner is just sterling executive diary. It’s awesome. Plain. No nonsense, plenty of space, great paper, good overview of the year and individual months. I love it. It encourages me to write in it and use it.

Bonus! It has math equations and stuff at the back and it has side pockets! Sweeeeeet!๐Ÿ““๐Ÿ“•๐Ÿ“—๐Ÿ“˜๐Ÿ“™๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“”๐Ÿ“‘๐Ÿ“’

With the rest of my Christmas money I plan to buy a clothes dresser๐Ÿ‘•๐Ÿ‘–๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿ‘™๐Ÿ‘š, renew my National Bookstore loyalty card๐Ÿ’ณ, get my nails๐Ÿ’… done and just save up. ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ‘

I am so grateful for the unexpected blessing and I am touched for the people who thought of me. Thank you. I love you guys and I hope you had a great Christmas.๐Ÿ’’

Same to you readers.

Really the best gift was although I wanted to go out Christmas day, stayin home was good because I just spent time with everyone at home๐Ÿ‘ช and my mom ๐Ÿ‘ฉalways busy with work. She was able to relax๐Ÿ’† some and that was my wish for Christmas. ๐ŸŽ„

The holidays aren’t over and I hope everyone gets to spend time with their families and have a good time. For those who received gifts don’t forget to thank the givers no matter what they gave, its the thought that counts and their effort in giving you something will always be worth more than the gift itself. You can’t argue otherwise even if you got an iphone 6. ๐Ÿ“ฑ

Merry Christmas and happy holidays and happy new year. Be kind, be grateful be happy! Have a great day guys.ย 

๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ‡๐ŸŽ€๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ€๐ŸŽ‡๐ŸŽ†

Christmas eve is in a few hours!

Christmas is tomorrrrrrrrow!!!

Hello Phantom readers! How is your today going?:)

I hope its awesome!

I just had the best day yesterday. It involved being able to open the school websites student portal easily and then seeing my grades immediately.

I got good grades and a smile was on my face for minutes.

I passed the subject of hell and even got pretty high there. The next challenging subject well I passed so IM HAPPPPYYYY

My general weighted average is the same and my gradessemestral average decreased a bit but its all good.

The numbers I saw were a product of tears, sleepless nights, crying fits, exhaustion and physical, emotional and mental pain so I’m not complaining much.

Other than seeing my grades I finished my shopping! I started the 22nd with like 9-10 hours of roaming the malls. My feet were so sore by the end of it, it felt like I was stepping on pine needles or something. But I found great bargains at this mall and all is well. Yesterday after only a few hours; I was able to tick off the people I have on my list.

Funny thing is, my mom gave me Christmas money early and that what I used to spend on people…lol.

I had a tightish budget but surprisingly I was able to buy for 18 peeps. Its not extravagant gifts but most are something I know they need of or are really fond of stuff like that.

My mom doesn’t have much of a budget to spend this Christmas because she’s siglehandedly going to have to pay my siblings and I’s tuition. So she only gave my sibs and I money instead of buying for everyone including kids from our extended family.

My sis and I then bought for those kids and its kinda cool how we were Santa clause this year.

As we grew up its been more fun to give to other people and surprise them. The best people to give to are the ones who don’t care much for the gift but genuinly appreciates the gesture that you remembered them. Then of course there are the less fortunate people whom I only wish I could help.

Were well enough off though not rich, my family is sensitive to people who have nothing. Trying what we can to help them not only during Christmas. I swear to you readers unexpectedly sharing and then seeing smiles made because of you….it’ll be worth it.

Any who I hope you peeps have an amazing Christmas, holiday, whatever it may be or if you don’t celebrate Christmas I hope you’ll still have a great day.

Happy advance birthday Jesus! I love you. Thank you God for all my blessing and for continuing to guide me despite my many tresspasses. God bless to all and Merry Christmas!

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!!

18th birthday Debut, explained

What is a debut?

According to Wikipedia, “Theย Debutย is aย traditionalย Filipinocoming-of-ageย celebration which celebrates a young woman’s 18th birthday, theย age of maturityย in theย 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 “GrandCotillionย Dance”, usually aย waltz.

Music and other performances are usually interspersed between the “18 items” rites, while dinner and sometimes alcohol are served. Aย birthday cakeย 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