I’ve had my ups and downs after I turned 16 last year — memories I could never forget (both good and bad), new friends I’ve made and a few friends I’ve drifted apart from, a new family (hi 3-4,) life lessons, careless mistakes, good decisions, bad decisions, and the list goes on.
My blog and I (parang tao lang rin ‘yung blog ko ah!) have been through so much and I’ve always asked myself: Is this real? Am I really keeping a blog alive for almost 2 years now? Are my posts even worthy of reading? Should I stop blogging?As much as it’s awkward to hear your schoolmates ask you are you a blogger? or hear hey! I read your blog! (or maybe I’m the only one who finds it awkward… Oops,) I promised myself that I’ll keep this blog alive until God knows when and here I am, trying to keep it alive.
I honestly don’t know what my readers see in my blog but I’m just really thankful to everyone for supporting my blog and I just want to give all of you lugaw and throw confetti at your lovely faces and sprinkle glitters all over your heads.
I’m now a 4th Year High School student of St. Paul College, Pasig and our first week of school just ended (though it honestly felt like a month already,) and I guess it started out well. I’m actually really shy/quiet in school (GASP) so it might take me some time to finally loosen up and adapt to everything. It’s our last year and we’ll be feeling all the college vibes soon (though I think it already started as soon as we got our UP app forms.)
And if you’re curious to as to why I’m placing random photos on this blog post, I actually did a short photoshoot 2 days ago (Belated Happy Independence Day?) and this kind of serves as my Birthday Post. (But isn’t that the purpose of this blog post talaga? Okay, I’ll stop talking to myself.)
First thing’s first: the night of June 10, 2013
Oh wow, Celina. You’re turning 17 which means that’s one more year before you become legal and you can legally buy a lotto card and you can possibly get arrested and brought to prison and you can do lots of stuff with your legal age soon. But then you’re growing old now and I honestly don’t like idea (because Peter Pan syndrome) but hey okay let’s just do this.
I spent the last 10 minutes of my 16-year-old life talking to my Korean bestfriend via Kakaotalk because she wanted me to stay up until midnight so she can sing me a Happy Birthday song (in Korean, of course.) A few other birthday greetings from my lovely friends popped out afterwards.
June 11, 2013
I woke up finding a Pink unicorn stuffed toy beside me and it turned out to be my mom’s gift to me. To show my gratitude (though that unicorn stuffed toy is her most random birthday gift so far,) I gave her a kiss on the cheek while she was asleep before I rode our school bus~ Love you, Ma! hehe (though I doubt you’ll be able to read this… Or will you??)
I don’t want to go into detail on what happened on my birthday but as soon as I entered our classroom, a few of my classmates shouted me a Happy Birthday and I continued getting birthday greetings which obviously made my heart feel all fluffy in the inside. I spent my birthday with the best people in my school and the celebration continued with my family at Sambokojin where I ate three large bowls of rice and heaps of meat and seafood and ugh, okay I’ll stop before I crave for them again. Random employees sang me a Birthday song and I guess that’s it. Oh and I felt uncomfortable with my bow heels (that are actually two sizes bigger) so my grandmother surprised me with a pair of White Keds (sobrang random.)
My birthday was pretty simple but I’m just glad that I spent it with the people I love. ♥ So from the bottom of my heart, I’d like to say thank you for all the Birthday greetings and thank you to everyone who has supported Celina the Unicorn.
My flower crown’s from Daisy Chains and I bought it for only Php 130! Check out their lovely lovely lovely and affordable flower headbands + bracelets!!! ♥
*More confetti* to the people who actually read this long blog post of mine. Kudos to you.
Thank you to Zaira for coming with me while I search for a washroom during the morning (and the drawing); to my Horsey, JC, Abby babes, Steph, Joey my Princess + Gael (for the drawing above) for making kupkop me during recess (and the second half of lunch); and Alex for the gifts (and for leaving me after the first half of lunch yep) I love you guys ♥
I’ve been planning to wear this dress for so long now but I had no one to take my outfit shots because I needed full-body photos. </3 It’s honestly reallyhard to take outfit shots whilst depending on a camera’s self-timer and a tripod. (Hashtag BloggerProblems) I was glad that my bestfriend, Sab, was free yesterday to take them for me!! *hearts and confetti everywhere*
I’ve decided to wear the least amount of accessories as possible to give emphasis on the dress I was wearing. The knee-high socks were actually part of the original outfit I wore during that day but I ended up wearing them with the dress as well. Not bad, huh?
Sab’s actually into film photography and her film camera turned out to be part of the whole outfit already because I forgot to take it off. Haha! Her film camera’s so nice~ ♥ (and heavy)
These black Mary Janes from Lovely Wholesale looked so nice with the dress when I was imagining possible outfits and it didn’t disappoint when I finally wore both of them together! They were really comfy as well and I’m not much of a fan of heels but it felt like a breeze to wear these babies. ♥
Sab: Why are you frowning?? You’re wearing a bright yellow dress!!
“When you smile [the] sun shines” - EXO’s Baby Don’t Cry (now excuse me as the K-pop fangirl Celina cries in the corner)
I don’t have anything Yellow in my closet (which is kind of weird) so I’m glad to finally have one — and it’s a Yellow Sunflower-y dress! Many thank to TideShe for sending this lovely dress to me. ♥
School’s about to start on Monday and I’m still working on layouts, preparing for my big birthday giveaway this month, contemplating on different college-related things, etc. It’s like some sort of family tradition already to shop for last-minute school supplies on the weekend before school starts and I feel really anxious because it’s my last year in SPCP and it’s bittersweet, really. This school year will be the year of many last’s and after we graduate, we’re going to be newbies again and we’ll be beginning with another year of many first’s. It’s feels like it was only yesterday when I entered St. Paul as a little, clueless child. So many years have passed and I can’t believe we’re the legit Ate’s of the whole department now.
We’ll be leaving the gates of our second home in 10 months. </3
My bestfriend, Sab’s selling some of her clothes (and a fancy Rode Microphone — for all the filmmakers/photography people out there!!). Most of the clothes she’s selling are branded — Forever 21, TOPSHOP, Dorothy Perkins, Just G., etc.
And yes, she’s selling our matching Peter Pan Collar Dress (you can check out my outfit post with the dress here.) As much as it breaks my heart to see her sell something precious to me, she needs money. So please do check it out and you might like something!! ♥♥
We went on a trip to Tagaytay & Batangas last Wednesday and it has honestly been a while since I last went out of town!! The farthest I’ve reached before this trip was…. BF Homes? Huhu </3 My family has zero plans of going on an outing because of their busy schedules; so I grabbed the opportunity to finally go out of our house — but with the company of my cousins and their family.
They actually have a rest house in Tagaytay so we stopped by before going to the resort in Batangas. The sun was bright and there were no cars (well, there were caraboas) so outfit post na ‘yan!!
Gee gee gee gee baby baby GD GD baby baby
I’m a proud K-pop fan (ahihi) and I spazzed when I found out that Romwe was selling Giyongchyshirts!! And my reason-why-I-started-blogging idol Tricia Gosingtian owns the same top in Black! ♥♥♥ Glad that I was able to purchase one before it got sold out!
Meet my cousin, Kyla! She one out of the two cousins I was with and whom I love very very much. They’re like my sisters already. ♥ And Kyla’s the one whom I share my fashion interests with most of the time~ Hihi
My legs look so different here. I’m actually not proud of my legs (though I like wearing skirts.) Haha! Oh, what camera angles can do.
Wore my black eared cap from Chemjoy! It’s the cutest thing ever. I don’t usually wear caps (I like bowler hats more) but this cap is an exception.
It’s made out of wool! Hihi
I gave up on posing while standing up so I ended up on the ground.
Avery Specs from Cool Cats Manila! I think I was the last one to be able to order these? They are sooooo pretty and I always wear them hihi~ ♥
I’ll be blogging about our trip soon! I hope you liked my outfit~ ♥♥
Having to attend an event (aka the Tumblr Fair) that gives you the opportunity to meet different Tumblr bloggers, I opted to wear something that pretty much speaks of my blog as a whole.
I love this watercolor top from Romwe! I always use pastel colors in my works and my blog layout’s filled with pastel colors.
The weather was really hot and the people I was with — namely Guen, Stef, Rica,and Misha, wasn’t ready to be taken photos of. Yet. I’m honestly sure what I was thinking then but I volunteered to be the first to pose in front of the cameras.
Being told to wake up early so we can receive better comic books (and a goodie bag filled with candy,) I woke up at 6:40AM finding out that my sister — who was supposed to be with me — was still asleep. Continuing my short amount of sleep, I woke up again at 10AM and we ventured to Bonifacio High Street. A long line which ends up to the other side of the Fully Booked building welcomed us and though the employees told us that they couldn’t guarantee that we’ll still be able to get free comics when we get to the booth, we lined up anyway.
We stayed at the children’s section afterwards because the weather outside was too hot. </3 We read different books (Zombies vs Unicorns, Where’s Waldo, Nancy Drew, etc.) and all, then my friend and I noticed a lot of people going upstairs so we decided to join the crowd (hihi) and we found out that
Manix Abrera was doing a mini fansign event.
If you know me well (or if you’ve seen my past tweets,) I’ve always fangirled over Kikomachine Komix. My brother introduced me to this glorious thing (after being introduced to Pugad Baboy when I was younger) when I was in Grade School and I never got tired of reading Kikomachine ever since.
Meeting the Manix Abrera felt so surreal. I’ve been a fan of his works for so long that suddenly finding him signing tons of comics felt soweird and random and just indescribable, okay.
All of his comic book had a 10% discount. Initially, I only bought the latest book, Ilayo Mo Kami sa Apoy Ng Impyerno, but my sister and I ended up having 4 comic books signed (2 for me, and 2 for her.)