Generally you’ll by no means know the worth of a second till it turns into a reminiscence.
Meet Jhuliana Marie L. Tupaz or Jhuls, who turned 18 in the midst of the pandemic. A Twelfth-grader St. Mary’s School of Meycauayan, she goals to enter her dream school, De La Salle College.
Jhuls additionally goals to be a profitable journalist and to have the ability to lastly present for my household “in return for all of the issues they’ve finished for me.”
She had a memorable debut bash, regardless of all of the restrictions, however earlier than that, let’s get to know Jhuls a bit extra in her personal phrases: “My hobbies embody studying quite a few books, principally fictional and even fan fiction. Certainly one of my all-time favorites is Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. Certainly one of my different hobbies can be watching movies, and a favourite can be Me Earlier than You based mostly on the novel by Jojo Moyes. I additionally love writing brief tales and fangirling on boybands or boy teams. My child brother is barely 5 years previous. I’d been wishing to have him since I used to be youthful. I had all the time wished to have somebody to play with and typically annoy as a result of I used to be an solely baby for a very long time. My mom’s title is Rosalina Legaspi, and my father is Joel Felipe. Although they have a tendency to harass one another rather a lot, they by no means fail to return to being the candy teen couple they had been again in school. If I may describe my household in a single phrase, it might be foolish. I’ve all the time felt like we’re in a sitcom, the place there would all the time be an viewers laughing within the background to our ridiculous antics and puns. We’re a pleasant, form, beneficiant, outgoing, and welcoming household.”
Recalling how she and her mother, who raised her as a single mother, survived the ups and downs of life, Jhuls shared the story of how her mama met her dada, her stepfather, and collectively had a child boy, her dream brother.
When prodded to inform us about her debut, Jhuls stated, “I wished every part to be easy, simply me, my child brother, my mother, and my dad. I additionally instructed my mother I wished to go to church and drive-thru, after which go residence and sleep.”
Her mama agreed with the “easy, church, and eat half,” however not with the sleeping bit. “Just a few extra weeks earlier than the day, I instructed my mother in regards to the meals I wished to offer out and put together on the desk whereas she thought in regards to the giveaways,” Jhuls recounted. “The night time earlier than my birthday, at precisely midnight, my household burst into my room, singing completely happy birthday, whereas I used to be busy doing my faculty modules. I used to be caught without warning.”
Turning 18, Jhuls recalled, made her contemplative. “Turning 18 was like a dream I wanted to get up from,” she stated. “I truthfully wished I may return to being 16, however I used to be grateful to the Lord that I used to be capable of dwell this lengthy with such a loving household.”
On her birthday, coming residence from church, she was stunned by balloons and a video of household and buddies greeting her. “It simply made me wish to stare at every part and everybody and never say something in any respect as a result of I didn’t know the way to react,” stated Jhuls. “Heck, I hardly ate something or take any pictures. I felt like a deer caught in headlights. After I watched the video they ready, I didn’t know if I ought to cry or giggle. The video had my household, buddies, who had been nuts to assist my mother out, my ates who work at our home, academics, and even well-known information anchors and journalists like Zen Hernandez, Alvin Elchico, MJ Felipe, and extra, who gave me recommendation about journalism and the broadcasting business.”
It was easy, simply the way in which Jhuls appreciated it. She gave her dad and mom all of the plaudits for the success of the social gathering. “I felt so completely happy and cherished throughout that point,” gushed the glowing debutante. “I simply wish to thank my household. My dad, who typically drives me loopy, however he’s all the time there once I want him. My child brother, whom I like with all my coronary heart, despite the fact that he’s very naughty and noisy. He loves me too. And my mother, who will all the time be my associate in crime, my biggest pal!”
On Wednesday, Nov. 25, my darling sweetheart Sonny can be marking his fifteenth 12 months in Heaven. Sure, I’m sure he’s together with his Maker and Mama Mary as he lived a lifetime of pure dedication to His Creator. And he was assisted by Mary who intercedes for all of us even now after we ask him to hope for us. Do I miss him nonetheless? After all, I do. At all times.
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