JULY 13 was a night to remember for our family and friends as my unica hija, Julia Kristine Angela, officially came of age.
Who would have thought that this young shy lady would celebrate her 18th birthday in the non-traditional way? There were no 18 roses and cotillion dance included in the program. Julia would rather prefer to let her guests enjoy the night in their stunning bohemian and coachella attires.
The debut started with a prayer sang by the alumni of Colegio San Agustin-Bacolod. This was followed by the entrance of the Masskara Dancers of Brgy. Tangub, Bacolod City. The Masskara dancers showed their winning dance during the 2018 Masskara Street Dancing competition. Then, the Masskara dancers escorted the debutant to her grand entrance followed by the blessing of Fr. Melitito Pocholo Visda, Jr. OSA. to the debutant and her family.
The guests were entertained with different songs and dances. A live band was provided to create an atmosphere of music and laughter, a ballet dance by Kevin Flores and Daryll Odango, a parody performed by Ynna Durana and Ute Villamero.
Julia was serenaded by Jun Rey Gracia, Roselle Marcella and Glea Canoy and of course, Jatrene, Frea and Aika, the little cousins of the debutant also showed their dancing prowess to the tune of Taki Taki.
The debut may had forgone some of the usual parts of the celebration, however, the 18 candles, 18 blue bills, 18 treasures and 18 shots were still included. The 18 treasures were made to present their gifts in the runway.
Magician Kirby awed the audience with his different tricks and colorful animals as he pulled off quite a spectacular show.
Emotions poured when a video presentation made by the debutant’s dad was shown featuring the journey of his unica hija with a touching message.
The party ended with a mob dance lead by Daryll Odango and the debutant. The debut was indeed a magical variety entertainment.
Due credits are given to the emcee, Patricia Moreno; organizers Ella Dama, John Rone Pranisa and Marjorie Bello; Hair and Make-Up by Ynna Durana; Lights by Rowell Baculao of 18 Eleven Audio Services ; Decorations by Joy Cordero; Dessert Table by Jannin Sanchez Granada; Photobooth by Ramled; Video and Photos by Leo Vision and Business Inn courtesy of Angela Alcantara.