Last Sunday, December 4, 2016, through SM Kids and SM Accessories, the Princess Academy came to the Kingdom of SM City Bacolod. We got an invitation to attend as guest and this will be the first time that Preemie girl will be attending, so you can imagine our excitement! But with the school intramural just finished, the on-going practices for her First Holy Communion, and as a full-time working mom nursing a bad cough, I simply had very little time and energy left to prepare. In fact by the end of the working week, I was trying to convince Preemie girl not to attend anymore. However, unlike in the past where my little girl was not that interested, this time she really wanted to go.
Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Monday, April 04, 2011
Frankly I don't remember talking what I wanted to be when I grew up. It was always the adults around me who would answer..."a doctor!"...every time someone asked. And like a good mimic...I would say the same thing. Of course, as the years went by the idea of becoming a doctor took root and when college came, I just went along for the ride. But what did I really want to be? What were my dreams? Well for one, I wanted to be a princess. I don't remember who brought me to see Forever My Love (1962), a condensed version of Sissi, a 1955-57 film trilogy loosely based on the life of Elizabeth, Empress of Austria. What I remember after that is the fact that I was so taken by the idea that maybe I could be a princess. I think I was around age 6 then, and later I was able to see the sequel (?) to the film which further fueled my imagination and dream of becoming one. I would convert my bed into a castle, my blankets into long skirts and play pretend for hours on end. My brothers were my minions and my dolls, my children. The pretend Prince was in my head all the time. But looking back, I am not sure if I really wanted to be the princess or was it more like wanting to be Romy Schneider, who was only 16 when she first portrayed her. I guess when one is a child the reality of life is farthest from one's mind and when one becomes an adult one realizes that all those dreams were mere childhood fantasies...