Cheerleader

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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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PersunMall Summer Style International Giveaway (July) (CLOSED)

Would you like new tops, shorts, and dresses for your back-to-school wardrobe? PersunMall is giving away the following beautiful items this month! Scroll down for the mechanics!

1. Wings Heart Cotton Vest SKU: FCBI00155

2. Marilyn Tassels Cotton T-shirt SKU: FCBI00179

3. High Low Chiffon Skirt SKU: FMCC0079

4. Irregular Neck Chiffon ShirtSKU: FDBI00189

5. Stylish Color Contrast Two-Piece SuitSKU: FIBI0042

6. Cow Color Cotton ShortsSKU: FJCE0040

7. Irregular Sleeveless Printed Slim DressSKU: FXBI00206

8. Irregular Net Chiffon DressSKU: FXBI00209

9. Stylish Color Block Chiffon ShirtSKU: FDBI00168

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To join:

1. Register at http://www.persunmall.com/

2. Like our Facebook page: PersunMall and Metamorphosis (formerly Zeros and Fives).

3. Share this giveaway on Facebook, tag 2 friends:

I want to win gorgeous clothes from PersunMall! Check this out: http://daphneverzosa.com/persunmall-summer-style-international-giveaway-july/ (tag 2 friends)

4. Follow me on Twitter.

5. Share this giveaway on Twitter, tag 2 friends:

I want to win gorgeous clothes from PersunMall! Check this out: http://daphneverzosa.com/persunmall-summer-style-international-giveaway-july/ #metamorphosisgiveaways (tag 2 friends)

6. Leave a comment with your complete name, registered email (the one you registered at PersunMall), and your Facebook and Twitter post permalinks under this post.

 

Giveaway ends on July 15, 2015.

IMPORTANT: PersunMall will select one winner (1) for every 60 participants, so it is important that we reach the said number. Otherwise, there’ll be no winner. The good news is if we reach 120 participants, 2 winners will be selected. You get the idea. Moreover, 1 lucky girl/guy (from among the ones who took part in this giveaway, meaning including those participants from other bloggers) will be given $100 gift card courtesy of PersunMall via random selection.

Winner/s will be announced on PersunMall Official Page and Facebook Page on July 19. PersunMall marketing team will contact winners by email, so be sure to check your email on the said date.

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UPDATE:

Apparently we didn’t reach the minimum of 60 entries for this giveaway, so PersunMall is cancelling it. I’m sorry. 🙁

PersunMall International Jewelry Giveaway (CLOSED)

I’m beginning the month of June with an international giveaway sponsored by PersunMall, an online hub of stylish finds based abroad. Hurray!

This June, they are giving away some jewelry to one (or maybe two or three) of Metamorphosis readers. So how will the winner/s be selected (VERY IMPORTANT):

1. PersunMall will choose one winner from every 30 participants, which means there will be a winner out of 30 participants, two winners from 60 participants (maybe 3 winners if we reach 90, you get the idea). There must be at least 30 participants, or the giveaway will be cancelled, so don’t forget to spread this GIVEAWAY on your social media!

2. For winners, they will be allowed to choose one of the following items:

1. Exquisite Flowers Ring
2. White Rose Ring
3. Punk Rhinestone Bracelet
4. Stylish Spider Pendent Necklace
5. Europe Retro Rhinestone Link Bracelet
6. Elegant Big Gem Ring
7. Stylish and Simple Bracelet
8. Stunning Summer Necklace

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 To enter the giveaway, simply do the following:

1. *(required)* Register at Persunmall.com.

2. *(required)* Like my blog page and PersunMall‘s Facebook page:   

3. *(required)* Leave a comment stating your registered email, name, the link of the item you like (the one you registered on PersunMall/see above list of items for giveaway)

4. *(optional)* Share this giveaway on your social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+1, Personal Blog) and post the permalinks in the comments section (for verification), along with the aforementioned requirements. Participants who shared more links than others will have more chance to be chosen as the winners.

This giveaway/activity will end on June 23, 2013. Winners will be announced on PERSUNMALL’S OFFICIAL PAGE on June 25. The PersunMall marketing team will contact winners by email, so be sure to check the page on that day! Those who didn’t register at Persunmall.com are not allowed to join this giveaway, so make sure you follow all requirements.

If you can’t be the winner, PersunMall also prepared a gift for you—20%off orders over $60, just use the coupon code PERSUN20%OFF after your order over $60. (Please make sure you use it within the month; the coupon is valid from June 1 to June 30 only.) Good luck everyone! Remember, we need to reach 30 participants! ~ *.* ~

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UPDATE:

Unfortunately, we didn’t reach the 30 participants-limit so we didn’t qualify. Thanks to everyone who tried to join though!

Spring/Summer Wishlist

Spring and summer is just a few days away and I have been mentally rearranging my closet. Lol. I still need a number of items though and below are the stuff I’m aiming to get before the spring-summer season begins.

Spring Clothing

1.Splendid Straps 7/10 Pants 2. Mickey Mouse Print Slim Jean Shirt 3. Sweet Cat Bowknot Pattern Sweater Black

These are not exactly summer-y but the denim suit and top reminds me of those in the country, toiling the soil while the sun’s high. And the cat sweater is perfect in the office. Our employers do not require us to wear suits and what not, as long as we look decent. It’s pretty cold in my office and having a cat sweater would be great.

Spring Shoes

4. Suede Round-Toe Wedge Pumps Red 5. Stud Details Lace-up Martin Boots

Pastels and muted colors are on trend this spring, and these coral suede pumps will make any outfit instantly girly, which is exactly my style. Although sometimes, I’d like to wear boots when I feel too lazy to dress up. I’ve worn out my two black booties and these lace-up boots would be a great alternative.

Spring Accessories

6. Rhinestone Elements Bracelet 7. Rhinestone Elements Bear Necklace 8. Pure Color Rivets Detail Tote Bag

I don’t wear accessories that much, but when I do, I always go for cute, sparkly ones such as the rhinestone bracelet and bear necklace above. They say a woman cannot have too many bags, and this studded pink tote bag would definitely make a good addition to my growing number of bags at home.

So what are your spring/summer outfit wishlist? Check out Persunmall.com, maybe they have what you’re looking for. Feel free to share your wishlist below! 🙂

Analog Love

I mentioned last week that Chad and I have something to announce. People speculated we’re getting married—made me realize I should have phrased it better. We had a good laugh though. Unfortunately, we’re not… yet, but we did launch Analog Love Project on Tuesday and received great response from people. A big thanks goes out to those 250 people who liked our Facebook page and checked out the Analog Love Project site. If you are analog junkies like us, and you’re looking for people who can preserve your memories in legit film photographs and polaroids, we can be of service to you. 🙂

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And speaking of film, we used our new-found film for yesterday’s OOTD and magazine shoot—Kodak Pro Image. The pictures turned out really good and we’re excited to see the photos online.

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I wore this really pretty dress from Persunmall. I love the whole cape thing going on. Persunmall is a global online shopping site that has it’s own garment factory and in-house design team, so online shoppers are assured that they will get the exact same item displayed on their site. Cool, huh? Plus, their marketing and customer service staff are very kind, they attend to customer’s concern right away. I had a small problem with my credit card and they addressed the problem immediately.

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The dress came with this really adorable starfish cuff. I’m not really into bracelets and arm candies and stuff, but I make exceptions when the item’s too cute to resist. Case in point, this starfish cuff. It’s very sturdy, too. I dropped it a lot of times while we were shooting and it didn’t even have a single scratch. How’s that for quality? 🙂

Dress from Persunmall | Starfish cuff from Persunmall | Thrifted sequined flats

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Here’s Chad and I with Ana and Marthe after our magazine shoot yesterday. Excuse our tired faces. We had so much fun though! 🙂

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