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DenDen’s 18 Candles Celebration Conclusion

DenDen’s 18 Candles Celebration Conclusion

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While in a previous post, I wrote about “DenDen’s 18 Candles Celebration” This post deals with the celebration’s conclusion. “18 Candles” is the traditional Filipino coming-of-age ceremony for a young woman’s 18th birthday. DenDen is our niece in Guimaras, the island province we call home. (more…)
DenDen’s 18 Candles Celebration Preparation

DenDen’s 18 Candles Celebration Preparation

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Because I had previously been involved in an “18 Candles” event over four years ago, the news of our niece’s 18th birthday celebration didn’t catch me off guard. While the earlier festivity didn’t involve any special preparations on our part, our niece’s Debutante Ball would. We hosted the event at our home in the Philippines. (more…)
Our Pretty Pinay Niece’s Pre-Debut Photo Shoot

Our Pretty Pinay Niece’s Pre-Debut Photo Shoot

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Our niece, DenDen, is turning 18 soon. DenDen is our oldest niece in Guimaras, the island province we call home. As the following pictures will attest, she has grown into a beautiful young woman. At age 18 a Filipina will have a coming-of-age celebration, a debut, an “18 Candles” ceremony, if you will. (more…)