Dreamer

Hi, girls! 
I can’t wait to tell you all what I’ve been doing the past few weeks, but I just cant spill the beans just yet!
Im just really happy that my first week of summer turned out to be extra productive (that’s a good sign, right?!)
I just want to thank God for helping me take baby steps in fulfilling my dreams.
2012 is definitely my year!
Lord, thank you for your abundant support and overflowing blessings!!
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So here are three clues on three different projects I’m doing:  
a sponsor
a Dream Team
a campaign
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ACKH i can’t wait to tell you guys all bout it!
As of now, im busy doing some errands and stuff for a campaign Im helping out with.
Will def be blogging soon, okay?
Love you all! And thanks for your continuous support!
xoxo,
The Teenage queen

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Pipe Dreams by Junessa Rendon

Pipe dream (n) : a fantastic but vain hope 

So yesterday, a group of teenagers met up for the first time to take a leap in fulfilling their own dreams: to be a part time model, to be a widely-known photographer, and to be a professional make-up artist.

Those girls happened to be us.

Photographer: Junessa Rendon
Make-up artist: Mitch Mabutas

* to see the rest of the photos, click this: Rendon Photography
Will be posting Miss Kat Rosario’s shots soon!:)
Stay tuned 🙂
xoxo,
The Teenage Queen

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Behind the scenes!

Yesterday, I had a very successful shoot with 3 amazing people!
I believe we make such a perfect team!
I love you, girls!!

I absolutely couldn’t wait to post the final photos here!
But for the mean time, here are some BTS shots 😛

Ate Mitch and me looking through Junessa’s amaaazing shots!

Ate Kat helping me get to the top of this pile of rocks. :))

Photographers: Junessa Rendon and Kat Rosario
MUA: Mitch Mabutas

Stay tuned for the final shots, okay?

XOXO,
the teenage queen

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Graduation Day: A recap of the ceremony

*Some photos were grabbed from Raha Gacad, Brianna Cardenas, Danielle Palaganas and Kim Rubina 🙂
**Thanks to Daddy for taking the pictures from my cam!
March 22, 2012
Where: PSSC Auditorium
What: My highschool graduation <3
It was a day of mixed emotions. Everyone was excited to venture into the new world of college, but at the same time, everyone was also not ready to let go of this place we called home.
Iba talaga ang bond na na-foform kapag small school. We’re only less than 80 people in a batch, and the number is probably the reason why everyone knows each other well. Our batch was unlike any other batch. Our batch was actually a family. It didn’t really matter whether you belonged in section A or section B. Everyone loved each other very much.
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Marching time! 🙂
This is Ally Publico marching. Don’t you love her dress? I find her outfit very classy!
This is us waiting for everyone else to finish marching. HAHA WHAT’S UP WITH THE FACES, GUYS? =))
 
And the program started out with a prayer lead by Geonah Corneby, a doxology lead by selected students and welcoming remarks by Sabrina Espiritu!
  
 
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After the wonderful speech by Pastor Palaganas was the giving of diplomas.
Lava, Ysabela/ Libardo, Aubrey/ Manosa,Shine/Martinez,Ralph/Mora,Angeline/Morales,Jansen/Nalupa,Lorraine/Neri,Hershey
 
“Nakaraos rin ng highschool!!” woohoo!
This video was taken by my sister.
HAHA! At the first part, I was fooling around with my teacher. She promised that she’d cheer for me when I go up the stage.
I remember vowing to myself that I wouldnt cry ala MMK on stage.
But lo and behold! I started crying like a baby the moment our principal, Teacher Mavis, gave me the medal of loyalty (I had been studying in TSMS since I was in kindergarten). 
She also whispered something very heart-warming to me, which triggered the falling of my tears even more.
I’ll just keep her words to myself.
All I wanna say is that I love Teacher Mavis, Teacher Lily and THE SEED MONTESSORI SCHOOL so much.
**HAHA omg, looking back at this video, let me just say that I looked REALLY FUNNY.

This is me trying to smile! HAHA!

 
Lord, thank you for your amazing blessings!
You never fail to overwhelm me with sooo much joy!
Your support and provision to me is so abundant, I just couldnt help but give thanks!
 
Teacher Lily, Mom, Me, Dad and Teacher Mavis
 
 
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This is me reciting Psalm 91!
For the first time in my life, I didn’t get stage fright.
All i wanted to do was glorify the Lord. I knew I didn’t have to please anyone else in the auditorium. It was just bout me and Him.
For the first time ever, I didn’t see faces watching me.
Everything and everyone was literally blank to me. All I saw was God watching me.
It was an amazing feeling, you know. 
the feeling when you gave your best to Him, and only for Him. 🙂
God, thank you po talaga sa lahat!

 
the passing of the plant, globe, painting, book and bible of the seniors to the juniors
 
 
The alumni pledge led by Jof Colis 🙂
Singing the Seed song for the very last time. :’) I will forever love my alma mater!
 <3
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We gave out roses and letters pasted on our DIY handmade recycled papers to our parents.
Everyone started tearing up. It was a beautiful moment. 
It didnt help that the background music was so….. ala mmk. =))
See my swollen eyes?
<my sister, mom and me>

with dad!

After the giving away of letters, we listened to Angeline Mora and Rays Rana for their farewell speeches.
 

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Then we watched the 19-minute video that Boodie and I made.
*I’ll just post the last 5 mintues of the video, because the file is too big.

After watching the video, we presented our last song number as a batch. 
Our farewell song was entitled “Like an Eagle”
*choreographed by me, Kit, Bea, Kimmy and EJ 🙂





 
 
 
 
 
 
Everyone started tearing up 🙁 
 
 
Group photo 🙂
 
 
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After the grad ceremony ended, everyone still stayed at the venue to give out farewell letters and take photos!
to everyone who gave me letters, thank you!
You all made me smile. >:D< I love you guys!

 
The girls of my life!
 
 
With pastor Palaganas! 
 
 
With the very famous Guard Elmer!
 
 
 
It was so cute seeing our older batch watching us as if they were our very own kuyas and ates 🙂
Thanks for the support, guys!! mwah!
 
 
*woohoo go UP! 😉
 
With my best guy friend, raha 🙂

Boys will be boys!

 

I will never say good bye to you all!!
See you soon is the most proper term! 🙂
I LOVE YOU SENIORS!
We will forever be the most legendary batch ever!!!
LONG LIVE SENIO12s!!!!!!
xoxo,
The Teenage Queen
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Graduation Day: All the fuss before the ceremony started!

March 22, 2012

Our call time was 3:45pm.
Guess what? Everyone came in late because it was raining. It also didn’t help that there were road constructions in the area, so it was pretty traffic.

Our family walked down from the car and into the venue with an umbrella in hand.
Everyone else did so, too.

When we got into the venue,  my stockings got a little wet, but thank goodness it dried up before the march.
Also, it comforted me to know that my stockings werent the only one dotted from the splashing of water outside! HAHAHA! Other girls got wet, too!

Here are some of the photos that were taken before the ceremony!

                                  Aubrey, Bria, me and Belly!

With the boys!
(L-R) Raha, Jomar, Renzo, Alec, Rone, me, Klyde, Dustin, Justin and Cocoy

Hi, rone! 🙂

With my adviser, Teacher Lani!

With RJ and Ally 🙂

With Edward 🙂 

Hi, Kim!
Grabbed the next 2 photos from Raha!
HAHAHA LOL at Jomar’s “shocked face” and at Ralph’s “STOP!!!” face.

JUST FOUND THIS SHOT REALLY FUNNY =))
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The program started a little late, since there were plenty of late-comers.
Stay tuned to my next blog post to have a recap of the ceremony! 🙂
xoxo,
The Teenage Queen

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Graduation Day : An outfit post

Hair and make up by Bambbi Fuentes
Miss July never fails to make me feel like a princess whenever she prettifies me!
I’m such a loyal customer of Bambbi Fuentes. HAHA! 
Miss July was also the one who did my make up on both my proms last year and this year.

What they did to my hair:
they curled it using heat iron, but they didn’t put hairpray or anything.
The peg is to have looong, big and wavy curls 😀
Meaning that these curls won’t stay that way by 4pm. Since my hair is super heavy and thick, bibigay rin daw ito at ma-aachieve ung peg namin na long and wavy. 🙂

Me and Miss July! I love her so much <3

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Fun fact: I bought my shoes and dress on the day before the grad itself.
Nyahaha.
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I supposedly had my dress made at Marien. But since the fitting and design was all wrong, mom and I complained. We decided to ask for a refund 2 nights before the grad. Thank God the people in Marien were nice and understanding. They apologized right away and returned our money. 
Mom and I found this dress at Bellabianca, Trinoma (3rd floor, beside CMG and XOXO). We were attracted to the store’s colorful ready-made-gowns and nice interior. The chandeliers, mirrors and lights gave the store a very classy feel. We had second thoughts on buying this dress, so we decided to think about it for a while.We searched Zara, Landmark, The Ramp, etc., but unfortunately, we couldn’t find a nice dress. The mall was already closed, so we decided to go back for it tomorrow.
The next day, Mom went to Trinoma exactly 10am. She was THIS close to buying it when she noticed that the dress had defects. She asked the saleslady if they had another stock. The lady said that the dress only had 2 stocks, one for the Trinoma branch and one for the Mall of Asia branch. Mom contacted the store and had the dress reserved.
Right after school, mom and I headed to Mall of Asia.
We searched for the store named Sallabianca (what is it with the name Bianca?haha).
It was located at the second floor. 
The dress we reserved  was waiting for us at the table. It was still brand new and inside a plastic, meaning it just came in.
The dress was perfect.
We bought it for 3,500 pesos.
I think it’s worth it, because the dress is unique.
It’s girly, detailed and fresh-looking, just the way I want it.
The cloth used is really delicate, too.
Plus, I won’t be seeing much girls wearing the very same dress since they only have 2 stocks per dress. 
I recommend you girls try going to either Bellabianca or Sallabianca.  The dresses are really nice. The stores’ interiors are great, and the prices of the dresses are just right. 🙂 I fell in love with those two stores! haha!
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I honestly enjoyed spending quality time with my mom that day.
We also shopped for her dress. We found the perfect one at Apple & Eve. 🙂

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These shots were taken at Yakimix during our post-grad celebration with my family :).

Dress: Sallabianca
Shoes: Charles and Keith
Bags and accessories were borrowed from my mom
I loved my hair! Thanks, Bambbi Fuentes Salon!

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Thanks to Mr. Gacad for this shot!
Haha! This is me wearing the dress with my 3 best guy friends 😀
XOXO,
The Teenage Queen

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I am not pretty. I am not beautiful. I am as radiant as the sun.

“I am not pretty. I am not beautiful. I am as radiant as the sun”.
-Katniss Everdeen

March 23, 2012 (the day right after the graduation)
*oh and by the way, I shall blog about the grad very soon! HAHA!

I went on a reunion with my classmates. It was sort of a victory party. We watched the Hunger Games (that I was very disappointed with; I shall blog about my rants soon), ate at Bigoli and chilled wherever else.

This is what I wore that day.

Credits to KLYDE TIBERIO for taking my outfit shots 🙂

Dress (used as top): FOREVER 21
Shorts: Style Hub
Cardigan: FOREVER 21
Shoes: Mario D’Boro
Vintage handbag (preloved) : Salamin Salamin
Ring: It’s All About Hue  

 
I just want to say THANK YOU to Style Hub! I won grandprize in their giveaway, and I was given LOADS and LOADS of goodies. I can’t wait to wear the other stuff, too!
xoxo,
The Teenage Queen

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A Seedling at heart.

           Seed didn’t just teach me how to read or to write or to calculate the mass in grams of a single Carbon atom. Seed taught me some things that, to me, are more important than those. Seed taught me how to be determined; how to be strong; how to speak with confidence; how to be flexible; how to be disciplined; how to love and care; how to appreciate each blessing given to me; how to treat my fellowmen well;  and most importantly, Seed taught me what it’s like to have a second family.
       My favourite people in Seed would definitely be my batchmates. We have this really strong bond that no one could EVER break. But FYI, we weren’t always THIS close. In fact, the two sections of our batch were , quote and quote, “enemies” back then. I remember when the two sections used to fight during 6th grade, when we competed during the Olympics 2008. And I remember during the Christmas presentation of 2009, when we had trouble on finalizing what concept we wanted our production number to have. We were kids back then, and we had petty fights, and we weren’t really in good terms.
But lo and behold, we suddenly became closer than ever during our first “Senior Moment” – the Horror Booth. We bonded for days, and together, we all put up the most memorable horror booth yet. Days prior the school fair, we all stayed in two connected classrooms, with its windows covered in newspaper. We masked the sharped edges in the vicinity with crumpled papers and masking tape, put up the black lights, painted the props, and made the fake blood potion composed of corn starch and food coloring.
Before the horror booth’s first actual run through, we held hands, prayed together, and shouted, “Let’s go SENIORS!!”
Ever since then, we became the closest of all batches. And that’s one thing I learned from Seed- love and forgiveness. We forgot everything in the past, and just, all of a sudden, became grown-ups. And I’m happy that we all were able to spend the last year in highschool with one another.
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Right now, traces of the past suddenly comes into my mind. I realize that every day spent with the BEST batchmates ever is the best day of my highschool life.
I remember random memories that we thought would last forever. We honestly thought that highschool would never end, didn’t we?
Let’s rewind back to December.
Who would ever forget the BEST Christmas production we’ve ever had? C’mon, I know everyone will agree with me. Our concept was amazing. Our costumes were cute. Our music was upbeat, and our steps were fun. And most of all, we were ONE.
We rehearsed together; laughed together; group-hugged together; prayed together…
On stage , we jumped and fooled around, and had our very own worlds. As we shouted, howled and danced together, I couldn’t help but think at the back of my mind, that we were having fun, because we were family…
And let’s fast forward to February, the intrams month. Who would ever forget the Vixens, the Arsenals and the Knights? Teamwork and camaraderie was everywhere. We loved our teams, and even the teams we competed with. The cheers we chanted were funny, our jerseys were…okay, the games were exciting, nobody was a sore loser and most of all, we enjoyed each others’ presence, because we were family….
Let’s skip a few days, and suddenly, it’s prom night. Everyone looked beautiful in their gowns, and handsome in their suits. Everyone ate and danced like crazy. I remember when the boys formed a train and danced around the venue. The girls went barefoot, because their heels were killing them. The lights blinked different colors, and everyone enjoyed the night until the clock struck 12. We achieved our dreams of having the best prom ever, because we were family…
Let’s forward to March and I see everyone covered in mud. We hugged each others’ waists as we slid down the mudslide, not bothering to know what was actually inside the mud pit.
I remember the team building games: The obstacle race, tug-of-war, and of course, the Earthball. Everyone was both attracted to and scared of the gigantic ball. We practiced teamwork and coordination.
And then it was recollection time. Everyone started tearing up. We talked, apologized, confessed, thanked, and hugged one another. We laughed, cried, smiled and prayed together, because…. we were family…..
And then, just one week before today, we were rehearsing for our graduation. We practiced marching, and ran through the program, not realizing that those were the last days we would be spending time as Seedlings in school.
We were, are, and will always be a family.
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I love Seed, and everyone in it. And to be honest, I find it really hard to let go of my home for 12 years. Yes, I’ve been a Seedling for 12 years- and that’s ¾ of my existence so far.  Seed saw me learn, hope, cry, laugh, blossom, and grow into the girl I am today. And all I want to do right now is say thank you.
Thank you to the Lord for helping us climb this ladder. For helping us stay, persevere and accomplish. Highschool was a walk of faith, and I’m glad that the Lord never failed to walk this journey with us.
Thank you to our parents, for not only letting us study in Seed, but for also believing in us. It’s not hard raising a child, you know. Believe me, I used to raise 5 rabbits, and mind you, it wasn’t that easy. What more to raise a human? So to our parents, thank you…. for raising us well; for praying for us; for providing for us; for being patient with us; for helping us; for loving us; for caring for us. Thank you because you gave us a childhood that we could look back to with a big smile on our faces. We love you.
       
Thank you to the Seed aids for never failing to help us out. Thank you, Ate Malou, aka “Ate Good Morning”, for always greeting the people around the school campus, young or old,  a “good morning”. Thank you Lolo or Mang Miyong because you love to help out in the Seed; for proving to us that when it comes to helping, age is nothing.  Thank you, Kuya Tunnel for helping us carry our bags, and for guarding the keys and highschool gate at all times. Thank you, Ate Irene for helping us out in the Xerox machine. Thank you,  Kuya Anghelo for being the “sound system master” every time there’s a presentation being held at the covered court. Thank you to everyone. You are too many to mention!  J
Thank you to our teachers. Thank you for giving us a great learning environment. Thank you for teaching us, guiding us, molding us, and loving us. Thank you for never, ever giving up on us. Thank you for believing that every student is “possible”; For believing that every student has potential; For believing that we have a purpose. Thank you for disciplining us like a father, loving us like a mother, and treating us like a friend. We are we who we are because of all of you. So, thank you because you all have touched our lives, and that to us, your legacy will remain forever.
Thank you to the Seed. Thank you to the office administration for cheerfully smiling at us upon handing us letters and receipts. Thank you to the guidance counsellor, Teacher Millet, for always ready to support and listen to us. Thank you Teacher Mai for inspiring us to be proper and graceful in our actions. Thank you, Teacher Lily, for your ever-so-bubbly ambiance. You make us smile because you’re so friendly and understanding to us. And of course, thank you , Teacher Mavis and Sir Noel, for planting the Seed in our hearts. Thank you for providing a great environment where there aren’t any bullies, stereotypes, horrific authorities and such. I, was, am, and will always be a proud Seedling. And when I grow up, I know in myself that I’m going to carry the Seed banner with pride.
Thank you, because you have given me a second home, for giving us a second home.
And today, we gather in this place not only as Seed Alumnae, not only as batchmates, but of couse, as family.
To my batchmates, congratulations. I love each and every one of you. Although it hurts that we’re going to leave each other for the first time in our lives, I’m also proud of us. I hope that we won’t ever lose this bond that we have. Cheers to the end of highschool, and to the 4 more years to come!
And 20 years from now,  when we’re all lawyers or doctors or teachers or fashion designers or pilots or chefs or singers or scientists or painters or managers or businessmen or architects, we would see ourselves looking back to this memory of us studying in a small school at Samonte Street, and that we called this place home.
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