THE Covid-19 quarantine protocol has regulated the holding of celebrations for all occasions reflecting upon the health risk it may pose to family, friends and guests who may wish to attend the celebration.
But for Quina Lamina, who officially turned 18, she had her own style of a modest binge anchoring on a theme "A decade and eight."
She marked her debut on October 13 with meaningful snapshots done by Jan Marlowe Gargaran of Centerbox Catalogue with the assistance of event coordinator and stylist Celevent & Creations.
Debut has always been part of our Filipino tradition, a right of passage to adulthood.
Quina's parents, Joemer and Grace, hosted a simple birthday celebration exclusively for their family and very few friends, as they wanted to convey thanksgiving for the good health, provision, peace and love the Lord has bestowed on their family amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
In her photoshoot, Quina said, "I know that this transition (in age) was not about me becoming someone better, but about becoming what God wants me to be."
Quina is a fine young lady who shines academically and in extracurricular activities.
She is gifted with talents such as dancing, singing, and others that her friends, family, and relatives love to watch.
She is the only daughter of Zumba instructor Joemer and event organizer Grace who are both from Bacolod City.
Her parents and relatives are wishing her well and are grateful to see her enduring life's challenges.
Seeing her growing well and celebrating her 18th birthday in a meaningful way is already enough for us. This is a rare year for everyone with the Covid-19 pandemic and we will all be thankful to the Lord that He continuously gives us a life worthy to be lived well despite the health risk brought by Covid-19.
"Happy 18th Lady Quina. It's your time to shine," the proud parents said.