Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Sweater Weather Giveaway (Open Internationally)

Just in time for the holidays, here's a little Sweater Weather giveaway in cooperation with Win one of these lovely sweaters that are just perfect for the holiday season!

What is a Quinceanera?

According to Wikipedia, a quinceanera (otherwise called fiesta de quince anos) is "the celebration of a girl's fifteenth birthday in parts of Latin America and elsewhere in communities of people from Latin America. This birthday is celebrated differently from any other as it marks the transition from childhood young womanhood." For Americans, it's similar to a sweet sixteen and for us Filipinos it's similar to a debut which is celebrated when one turns eighteen years old.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Sentimental Sunday: The 18th Birthday

In the Philippines, girls celebrate what we call a "debut" when we turn 18. I still remember every single detail about that night and the preparation that came with it.  So much planning was put into that one night. And I remember how I single-handedly had to take care of everything.