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This pre-debut shoot featured outfit changes that reflected a fun and youthful feel.
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Because weird can also be awesome, right?
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Planning a pre-debut shoot? Check out our tips!
Aside from planning the debut party, some debutantes also organize a pre-debut shoot. Because really, turning into a lady is a great event, and sometimes, capturing life's milestones via selfie just won't do. If you’re planning a pre-debut shoot, check out our tips!Draw ...
 
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These twin debutantes' pre-debut shoot definitely deserves that twinsies hashtag.
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This pre-debut shoot features a Spanish feel with a modern flair.
Sab never thought of doing a pre-debut shoot until she was convinced by her makeup artist to have one. She initially thought that it was just an unnecessary expense, but later on she realized that she didn't have to spend much, and that the ...
 
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This pre-debut shoot shows you can't go wrong nature and pastels.
Pre-debut sessions are like hints of the debut party—and more importantly, they showcase the debutante's personality. Unconventional debutante Vettina went against the norm by opting to have a different theme for her pre-debut photo shoot.Pastel shades and nature were Vettina's inspirations for her pre-debut pictorial. ...
 
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You won't regret having one of these for your pre-debut.
These days, having a pre-debut photo or video shoot is common among debutantes. A pre-debut shoot will not only drum up excitement for your debut party, but it will also give you an opportunity to exercise your creativity. Here are 4 other pre-debut shoot ideas to inspire ...
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Cold Food

The most thrilling and delightful moment of any school day is opening up your baon during breaks. There is always so much excitement in unveiling your homemade meal and snacks housed inside matching heat-insulating containers. Because preparing packed meals is an age-old tradition of showing parental love, loved ones pour effort into curating a nutritious meal accompanied by a selection of side dishes, desserts, and beverages daily; it reminds us that we are being taken care of, even from far away.

Baon plays a significant role in a Filipino childhood. Almost every Filipino child comes to school with baon made especially for them by their parents or household helpers. Even Filipinos in the labor force continue to bring baon for varying reasons: to save money, recycle leftovers, cater to personal taste, or attend to special needs. Nonetheless, eating your baon is a heart-warming experience that allows Filipinos to bring a piece of home along with them wherever they go.

Even other cultures practice making packed lunch. In Japan, mothers create bento--Japanese meals in partitioned boxes. Because of the popularity of bento, trends have emerged, such as the Kyaraben, or character-themed bento. Naturally, Japanese parents and students began competing for who had the cutest and tastiest bento, and this is similar to what I have witnessed in my own childhood. I remember seeing my classmates sharing their snacks and lunches. They would compare and boast about their parents' or yayas’ cooking. In my case, I never had the chance to join in the competition or indulge in homemade cooking. Up until this day, I have never brought any baon to school.

For a long time, I envied others. As trivial or petty as it may seem, not having baon became a problem for my grade school self. During that time, I had to sit in a separate cafeteria away from my friends because the kids who bought food were assigned to sit elsewhere. You could consider me spoiled, but I wanted to experience something most kids did. I had food at home, so what made it so hard to bring some with me to school?

Now that I am on my final year in high school I have come to realize the benefits of purchasing my own food. Since I spent on food everyday, I learned to budget my allowance at a young age. Over the years, I learned to practice self-control whenever I wanted to eat more greasy fries and drink sweetened beverages. I have tasted the strangest viands at the school cafeterias, and I have repeatedly satiated myself over my latest delicious discoveries. Despite the struggles, I am thankful that I have never had baon because of what I have learned. Not to mention, I never had to experience eating cold food.

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