Happy Twenteen Mikhaelah! | #TBT [VIDEO]

Photo by Jorge Suarez

Photo by Jorge Suarez

My sister Micah turns 20-een today and I thought it's the perfect time to dedicate a #TBT to her. She's currently exploring Vancouver to renew her passport, and celebrate her birthday at the same time, all by herself! Basically what I did last year, but gosh, she's just 19 (as I'm typing this)! HAHA. She's so brave!

Anyway, for her 18th birthday, we decided to create a short video as an online invitation for her "bonggang debut". We opted for this option because we didn't have money to shell out for formal invites, and we thought, this way, it would be unique, just like her! We planned the whole party, handcrafted decorations and stayed up late, just to get everything ready, and although her 18th birthday party wasn't perfect (there may have been some anger and crying along the way), it was the 18th birthday celebration I never had. 💙

The dollar store was our best friend. 😂

The dollar store was our best friend. 😂

Because she loves Barbie.

Because she loves Barbie.

Blue roses because she loves blue. (fake roses though)

Blue roses because she loves blue. (fake roses though)

The "photobooth". I wish I took an iPhone shot of this area because this was my favorite part of the room haha. It's a huge "frame" (taller than a typical Filipino maybe) made out of cardboard with blue balloons all around it. 

The "photobooth". I wish I took an iPhone shot of this area because this was my favorite part of the room haha. It's a huge "frame" (taller than a typical Filipino maybe) made out of cardboard with blue balloons all around it. 

"Ang apat na Maria" everybody used to say... and Heather. 

"Ang apat na Maria" everybody used to say... and Heather. 

I filmed and directed this video on a very brutal winter day, so of course, I edited it too, mastered every second of the video, but come the entrance of our beautiful debutant on her special day, this video still brought me (and my sisters) to tears.

Happy birthday baby gurl! I can't believe you're 20 today! Where did the 19 years go? I could still remember the time when we were in the hospital waiting for you to come out! I am so proud of the young woman you've become: God-fearing, loving, caring, unique, brave and strong. Some people even hate you for who you are, but I'm glad that you know that as long as all is right with you and our God, nobody else's thinking matters!

I love you! Take care and I hope you're enjoying your time there in Vancouver!  

Love,
Ate Corinth

PS: Please visit me soon! TYSM!