On the 3rd day of Christmas…

🎢Hello Phantom readers!!!

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

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.😊

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

One particular Christmas gift was as I think I’ve posted on already was my grades.πŸ™πŸ’ƒπŸ’ͺ

Thank you God again! Thank you thank you. I got good grades despite the challenging semester I just endured.😭

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.😩

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Anyways…

Stuff I got for Christmas.πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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During my class’ Christmas party, one of my besties gave me a gift. Which had CHOCOLATE in it!!! 😍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:)😘

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.😻

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.πŸ’žβ€πŸ’•πŸ’–πŸ’—

She also gave me Christmas money, same as my grandma and my Tito who just visited this morning.πŸ’΅πŸ’²πŸ’°πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Thanks allllllll!😁

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

My sis gave me a descendants magazine and it made me squeal.πŸ˜† 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!πŸ™Œ

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

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!!!βœŠπŸ‘ŸπŸ‘ŸπŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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

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

Going to noche buena in my grandma’s sis’ house. We ate-a lot(I ate trice before 12πŸšπŸ—πŸ–πŸπŸ΄)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.😺

>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 ehπŸ˜³πŸ˜‚πŸ˜…* 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 sneakersπŸ‘ŸπŸ‘Ÿ that are with white random lines as design. I’ve worn them already and they were sooooo comfy.☺ 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. 😍😍😍❀❀❀

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

Also with Christmas money Dec 23, I bought myself a new school planner.πŸ“’ 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!πŸ““πŸ“•πŸ“—πŸ“˜πŸ“™πŸ“šπŸ“”πŸ“‘πŸ“’

With the rest of my Christmas money I plan to buy a clothes dresserπŸ‘•πŸ‘–πŸ‘—πŸ‘™πŸ‘š, renew my National Bookstore loyalty cardπŸ’³, get my nailsπŸ’… done and just save up. πŸ’°πŸ‘

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.πŸ’’

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 homeπŸ‘ͺ and my mom πŸ‘©always busy with work. She was able to relaxπŸ’† some and that was my wish for Christmas. πŸŽ„

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. πŸ“±

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

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18th birthday Debut, explained

What is a debut?

According to Wikipedia, “TheΒ DebutΒ is aΒ traditionalΒ Filipinocoming-of-ageΒ celebration which celebrates a young woman’s 18th birthday, theΒ age of maturityΒ in theΒ 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 “GrandCotillionΒ Dance”, usually aΒ waltz.

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

Random sharing time.

Hello Phantom readers.

If I haven’t mentioned before, I am from the Philippines.

Since its the first of September…It’s the start of the celebration for Christmas.

You read that right it’s a thing of this country to start preparing for Christmas as early as September.

Some households may start putting up their trees and Christmas songs are starting to be played on the radio.

Its awesome because by the time December comes, we are all very well in the spirit of the holiday.

After Christmas,we still have a holiday hangover that can last well into February or even march.

Yup we celebrate from September to march:)

Its a great thing to look forward to especially when students are having exams and final grading systems. The thrill of seeing lights outside at night and the decorations on the tree help the time fly by faster.

The only thing that’s missing would be snow…that would be fun (que people who would disagree). For people who have never even seen snow…well…