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18th Birthday Essay

  • Submitted by: sheym09
  • on November 18, 2013
  • Category: English
  • Length: 705 words

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Mian, Sheila
Professor Naholowaa
EN 100W – 14
Aug 29. 2013

                                                             
      Growing up, my most favorite day of the year would be my birthday. Every year I looked forward for

my birthday to arrive. My 18th birthday would fall on the 12th of December 2008. I love the fact that my

birthday is a day where my closest family and friends can come together to celebrate this day with me.

I have enjoyed every single birthday growing up, but I would have to say my 18th birthday was an event

I will always remember for the rest of my life, it was celebrated in my mother’s home land in the

Philippines which is the province of Samar. I was very excited about the idea of celebrating my birthday

over there. In the Philippines, celebrating an 18th debut party is a tradition for every female in the family

that they would remember for the rest of their lives. It is the time of the age of maturity for females

in the Philippines. The debut party consists of having 18 candles (girl entourage) 18 roses (boys)

hand-picked by the birthday celebrant.

      The idea of celebrating my birthday over there was a bit pricy because of round trip

tickets and trying to get all my close friends from high school fly out there with me was a hassle so my

parents decided to throw a small slumber party in a hotel for me and my friends before I left Guam to

the Philippines.   So by the time we arrived to my mother’s home land in the Philippines, we started

planning all last minute, we only had 4 more days until the big day. My mother and I had the

responsibility to pull this party planning together and made sure everything went as smooth as possible.

We had to get the invitations, the location, music, tables, seats, and dresses for the entourage and party
Favors. Luckily my Aunts and Uncles helped us out with some of the planning. They drove us around the

town to browse for...

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