This outfit that I’m wearing today gave me so much high school feels. I loved dancing when I was a kid—I still do today but, well, my time has passed. I loved it so much that when I got into high school I decided to come out of my shell every night after class to join our batch’s cheering squad. It was the only place where I felt I was accepted and needed. My then-scrawny, tiny figure was perfect for lifting and throwing stunts, and I remember not feeling any ounce of fear whenever I stand on my teammates’ palms and shoulders or whenever they throw me in the air.


I loved it, or should I say, I lived for it—I felt like I was on top of the world every single time. The high I felt during practices and competitions were magnified whenever we take home the champion’s trophy. We were fearless, from our stunts down to our costumes. Despite my dark complexion, I didn’t mind wearing mini skirts and midriff-baring halter tops. IDGAF, AMBIDEX won twice in a row; we were a force to be reckoned with.


Indeed we are. Until today, students from younger batches would tweet me and tell me they know who the AMBIDEX are, that we are legends in the school—not just in sports but also in academic competitions. It feels great when they say that because that means we left an indelible mark at Naga City Science High School. Afterall, nobody wants to be forgotten by their own alma mater.


Years later I coached my own team of cheerleaders in the school where I first worked, Ateneo de Naga University High School. I still remember how ruthless our trainer was, I was too but a little lenient. My girls and I would make routines, invent cheers, and decide on their uniforms together—and this teamwork eventually led us to bagging the first place. The girls (+ 1 boy) were so happy, and I can only imagine how much that win boosted their self-confidence.


Cheer and dance did wonders for my self-esteem; I will always be a supporter of the sport.


Runway Dreams dress | Forever 21 purse | Faridez shoes | Persunmall bangle | Ring from bazaar

Taken in timer mode using a Canon AE-1 film camera with Kodak Pro Image film

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  • jaquiperez

    cutey! This is an interesting blog you have! 🙂 more power!

    xx,jaq <3

  • Lean Lacaba

    i love how you accessorize! You’re really pretty too! 😀

  • Jam Daquio

    i love your OOTD.. and yeah, i can see on your bodyframe that u were the one being thrown away up in the sky. i remember we call it “flyers” when we were in high school. hehe

    • Really? Gained a lot weight, people don’t notice anymore. LOL, but thanks! 🙂

  • Imdeb

    You’re looking really cute there.

  • Now I know why you always have a pleasant demeanour as it may have come from your years as a cheerleader.

    • Haven’t really thought of that but probably! Haha. Thanks, Franc. 🙂

  • I love your entire outfit but most especially I love your dress. It looks so pretty on you 🙂

    • Aw thanks, Yette. Blue is so in season now! 🙂

  • Angela

    Isn’t it amazing how things turn out? You had so much fun as an adolescent doing cheer and then you were able to give that gift to more kids as an adult! Cute dress!

    • I know right! Although I only thought kids once, it was a great experience. Thanks, Angela 🙂

  • Thanks, Jacquelyn! 🙂

  • joan tungul

    lovely dress

  • Dario Venuti
  • Thanks, Mery! 🙂

  • Queenly Tan

    That dress is just so pretty and indeed looks like a cheerleader’s dress. 😉 Catch me on my blog on Smize with Style.

    • Thanks, Queenly. 🙂

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