I have almost missed the chance celebrating my coming of age. It was just one more month to spare for my eighteenth birthday until my Tita Ed asked me about my plan for my debut, having financial issues, I told her that it is okay for me not to spend a grand debut, maybe just celebrating it with my immediate family and close friends. But to make the story short, I did celebrate my eighteenth year.
It was a whole month that I juggled two important things in my life as of that moment– academics and celebration. Yes, I did organize my debut party because first, I don’t want my parents to get involved since they will already provide the kaching-kaching and also I do not trust their choices kasi oldies na. Second, expensive mag-hire ng events organizer and baka he can’t provide the things that I wanted so sayang pa ganun. Third, I wanted to take responsibility, since I do not want anybody to take control of the celebration (char possessive) but me. Of course this will be the like a preparation of the finer things that I will encounter soon. Anyway, I have Pinterest and Youtube naman.
For a month, I went to shops wearing my school uniform. I went to malls buying dozens of jars, bags of flour, sugar, cocoa, and marshmallows. I went to the seamstress weekly to get updated with the making of the gown. I went cake shop hopping inquiring about the naked cake I wanted for my debut, because some shops do not accept doing naked cake. I stayed all night, literally all night (kasi naaabutan na ako ng umaga) doing my research because it’s as if I am the only one doing our papers. Not only research papers kasi June is the end of the last quarter, so as expected more more more projects and requirements to comply.
To conclude, I am very much proud of myself for the reason that I juggled two major priorities at the same time. I would say my debut celebration was a blast, thanks to my best friends who became my other body during the night since I cannot leave the couch all throughout the program. Hence, they did all the distribution of roses, envelops, and ushering my eighteens. On the other hand, I am able to attend the honors recognition day and all the work that I made has paid off. I belonged to the honors award with 91% average grade. Thus receiving the best gift on my birthday.
The tables have turned.