once I was ....

I used to be gangly. I was awkwardly tall with hips that did not fit my young body, and people kept saying I was pretty but fat. Yep, it was always, "oh you're so pretty but you need to lose weight." Honestly, I didn't care because I wasn't really that hung up on the way I looked. 

My Mom was asked if I could be part of the Flores de Mayo where I'd be one of the queen and some evil spirit possessed her and she said yes. The result? I was one of the grumpiest queens of the night. It's a surprise they took me in twice.

1993
1994
The one below is me dancing in a cotillion. I wore the same gown because I couldn't understand the need to buy a new one where I only wore this one once. They had my hair down to change the "look."  


This last photo is of me playing muse to a basketball team. I want to say that I remembered this moment with fondness but I didn't. It was sweaty, hot, and we walked under the blistering sun for 2 hours. Not my idea of fun.

1995
Still, now that I am much older ... I can say that I appreciate that my Mom coerced me to doing these things as I am able to look back on it with a tinge, yes just a tinge, of fondness and amusement. I'm going to be like those women on TV that says, "once, I was HOT!"

Hahahahahaha! There. I said it.

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18 comments:

  1. Hotness, indeed. :)

    You still are. :)

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  2. Don't worry achie kay, you're still as gorgeous now, if not, mas pa nga :)

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  3. pretty sweet and innocent :)

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  4. a very lovely post, its like watching a photo transformation but all lovely.. i suggest you include you today photo.. you are beautiful inside and out, it shows to your blogs and to your photos :)

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  5. you still gorgeous dear!! love the last photo! you look hot there! xx god bless!!

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  6. I guess, looking at you now, you are one of those people that age gracefully. Yung iba kasi super pretty when they are young, but the older they become, the less they look beautiful. By the way I really love the blog's title. Very creative, very colorful!

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    1. thank you ... i'm flattered ... as for the title, it fits my life kasi :)

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  7. yes you are hot kahit hanggang ngayon! awww bata palang ako tomboy na e, grew up with 2 brothers kasi, I can't remember wearing any gown.. even yung sinuot ko nung JS prom ng HS maigsi lang na dress as in below tuhod.. hehe.. no debut party for me and never ako nag participate sa Flores de Mayo... si mother kasi.. haha nanisi pa.. you're so lucky!! Love your photos! ;)

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    1. I was tomboyish. Talo lang ako ng Mama ko hahaha.

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  8. your pretty and that's true.
    I also experience being a muse of a basketball team and having that parade under the sun .. huh .. annoying !!

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    1. thanks ... yep, ayaw ko pa naman sa araw ...

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  9. Winner! kabog! you still have it!

    wishing you the best of 2012!

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  10. Hahaha! I have similar photos back in high school. It's something you resist but there's a tiny tiny part of you that likes it. I figured that's about as close to stardom as I could get back then. :P

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