I grew up having no confidence whatsoever in wearing skirts, dresses and shorts – basically those that show the legs and all. Going all “ay, ‘di naman 'to bagay sa akin eh” or “my sister would just end up teasing me on how ugly I am”.
Three years ago, I wrote a blog post about growing up as a kid with a really low self-esteem that I never had the confidence to wear dresses, skirts, and shorts -- basically anything that exposes my legs. Other than that, I've always worn boyish clothes when I was younger and wearing those pretty clothes I'd see in boutiques all seemed like a dream that I can never reach. Fast forward to my so-called tween years, I slowly came out of my shell. I joined go-see's, started wearing this one dress and skirt, and I finally learned how to smile with my teeth.
Rainbows, clouds, and flowers made of balloons, catchy Japanese music, and people of all ages filled the SM Megamall Events Center last June 17, 2015. What for, you ask? Kawaii Philippines finally launched their first book! With the whole Kawaii PH community working hand-in-hand to create one amazing book, all their hard work has finally paid off with an event that celebrates a milestone for everyone.
July 2, 2015 Today, I decided to check out my blog again -- Celina the Unicorn on Tumblr. I went to all 116 pages filled with the thoughts and low-quality iTouch photos of a blogger who started exposing her life to the internet in 2011. And how every blogger has put their best foot forward on the internet, I used both. My blog was basically filled with things I've always wanted to share but couldn't verbally. I found ramblings about how difficult school was, thoughts about my life, and I saw bits and pieces of myself with every text, photo, video, and audio post.
It took me more than a decade to actually go out of my comfort zone and wear things I’ve always wanted to wear without fearing what other people would think. Yesterday, I told my friend how my blog began and how I loved to dress up so cutesy (or kawaii) with all the pastel-colored clothes, frilly tutu skirts, and bows everywhere and it made me realize how it’s been a while since I’ve done so. So on a boring Saturday afternoon, I’ve decided to go back to my old ways of going back and forth from the camera to our white wall.
I know I'm a few weeks late to post this but I definitely can't miss blogging about it. Last October 4, the amazing "kawaii sushi" Reese Lansangan opened her first solo exhibit The Gathering Seasonat Heima Brixton.