When I rang in 2016, I realised that this coming September, I will be celebrating my 7th birthday as a blogger. Can you believe that?! It’s been 7 years since I started sharing my life with all of you… I literally grew up with you. I started A Shoe Tale when I was only 16 with only the purpose of having someone to talk to since I was forced to stay in my room and only to be around family for 3 months. If you’ve attended talks I’ve given over the years, you’ll know why. Before you make any assumptions, no I did not go crazy nor was too much of a rebellious teenager that my parents had to lock me up! lol :) I like to only share it during talks, only so there’s something new to share whenever I do! haha :) You saw how I lost my baby fats, you saw how much I’ve experimented with my hair and make up, you saw all the trips I took, you knew if I was sad, if I was happy, if I was going through a breakup, if I was newly in love, if I was confused with what I’m doing and even when I was confused about myself in general. That’s how much you and I grew up together. As I started getting sentimental, I decided to look back through my old blog and this one and saw just how much I’ve transformed over the past 7 years. Gone are the days where I thought that I had no talent. That I thought I was just one of the girls who really had no passion for anything. I was never into sports, can’t dance or sing to save my life, never excelled in playing any instruments nor was I good in school. I was just average. Atleast I thought I was.
Little did I know that my talent would be something I got from my late grandfather. Unfortunately, I never met him but I wish I did because I know he would be both my biggest fan and my biggest critic. He would guide me to be a better writer and what stories to tell so you would never get sick of this blog. I’ve heard great things about him and how much he loved writing and meeting people. He was a newspaper columnist and president of the press club back in the day. I heard that the thing he loved doing the most was to move people through his stories and words, no matter how small the impact is. Just like me! My dad even told me that we had the same writing style – simple yet we make sure that it comes from the heart. I know there might be a few of you who might not like the way I do but this is something I’m most proud of, something I know is my purpose here. Just like my lolo :) With what I learned in this industry is that you can never please everyone and I know that’s exactly what he would tell me if he were still here. His name was Nick Enciso, btw! Just in case you’re wondering :) haha
I’ve transformed into this person that even if I’m far from making my dreams come true, I know that I’m on the right path. I might have made a few mistakes here and there but I know that the road I’m on is where God intended me to be, right now. I’ve transformed into a woman who is fearless and not afraid to slowly come out of my larvae to grow the wings that I’m meant to have. I’m proud to be a modern Filipina.
With that said, Cream Silk, the number one hair brand in the Philippines, together with the Philippines’ top magazines, will launch Cream Silk Transformations: Spotlight on the Modern Filipina, a glamorous, empowering and inspiring activity-filled event this coming January 23, 2016. The one-day affair, to be held at the World Trade Center tent will hold a variety of workshops presented by their favorite magazines, and experience their own hair transformations at Cream Silk’s special booth. Want to come and hang out? Just post this: “This 2016, I will become a #ModernFilipina by ________ @CreamSilkPh #CreamSilkTransformations” and tag @CreamsilkPH and you just might be one of the 60 winners :) Hope to see you!
Top from Cotton On, Skirt from Zara, Shoes from H&M, Necklace from TOUS PHILIPPINES, Bag from Celinè