Once more, I brought Barbie to life (or Barbie brought me to life?) last weekend, during another leg of this year's much-anticipated BARBIE THE PEARL PRINCESS movie launch and string of pearls.. err... string of events! Girls from all over Barbie-town came dressed up as lovely little mermaids and princesses, and waited excitedly for the Pink-tastic games and Barbie surprises!
I would like to thank my forever fashion house, Dress In Manila for sponsoring all my lovely Barbie clothes for the past years, and especially this year! Do check out their lovely looks for less - yes for as low as P 185 per dress only at www.dressinmanila.com and you can feel fabulous everyday! Feel like a million bucks without spending more than 500 bucks for a couple of dresses.
So going back to my Day 2 as host of Barbie the Pearl Princess parties, I learned that we are always more than what we think we are. This is not a call to be self-righteous or conceited, to be haughty or feel on top of everybody, but believing that there is always something inside of you that can do more. It all starts with believing for that faith, that belief will be the one force that will unlock all your other untapped potential in whatever it is you intend to be and in some cases - in what life challenges you to become.
I am having my own challenges now (as a mermaid swimming against the current in this vast, mysterious ocean, LOL!) and sometimes you feel like stopping, giving up as you don't really know where you're heading and it seems that no matter how painful the stroke, the shore still seems so distant. But if you just learn how to relax, give yourself time, swim at your own pace, and never ever give up, then that's when the mist clears and things become better.
Be careful of mirages that mislead. I am already at a point in my life where I have learned to accept fact from fantasy and know where to draw the line. But the one thing I am not shy about is being Barbie! I would like to be Barbie as long as I can or as long as my age doesn't give me away.
Already past my quarter-life crises (yes I won't lie about my age and so far I am thankful that wrinkles are not selling me out) and I overcame it fairly well and even if I will soon be reaching the dreaded 30's... I don't care because Barbie just turned 55 years old this year!
Life is what you make of it, so choose to be happy. Choose to be who YOU are, but sometimes it's okay to wear a wig and pretend that you're a Barbie mermaid princess!