Okay it's quite embarrassing that all my posts are delayed HAHAHA i'm sorry.
30 . 05 . 2014
In the evening, I changed into a dress and we headed to The Chevrons to attend my friend Erika's birthday celebration.
It's actually called a "Philippine Debut", which is a traditional Filipino coming-of-age celebration for young women in which it celebrates a young woman's 18th birthday.
Basically, on their 18th birthday, Filipinos customarily throw a large(grand) party, complete with her own hand-picked entourage of 18 individuals or multiple sets of 18. Half of the 18 are conventionally male and the other half, female.
So here's how it went for Erika!:
Hehe I'm evil.
Kept taking photos 'till the emcee targeted me
The hand-picked 18 Boys and 18 Girls were then called out to stand side-by-side creating sort of an aisle.
Then... The bride and groom walks in~
HAHA just kidding. But don't they look like a couple about to get married?!
After prayers, it was time to eat!
I love buffets.
I tend to always take too much though.
Next, the 18 girls had to light a candle each and make a wish for/to her!
Then she blew them all out, accepting those wishes :)
Afterward, she was invited by her dad to dance and the following 17 guys had to each give her a red rose and invite her to dance.
Then we played games and took picturesssss!
Played with the candles again
It was a rather interesting experience, something entirely new to me!
Thank you Erika for the invitation :)
Happy belated 18th! ♥
" What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today, when human contact is so quick. Fashion is an instant language. "
- Miuccia Prada