Check out how today’s fastest rising star, Maine Mendoza a.k.a. Eat Bulaga’s “Yaya Dub”, celebrated her 18th birthday two years ago. In a blog post, Maine shared she chose to have a birthday celebration over a car or cash gift offer from her parents. This was what she said exactly, quoting directly from her blog:
“Also, my parents always asked me “Gusto mo ba talagang magdebut?” “Perahin mo nalang, o kaya kotse.” I didn’t really want to have a debut party, honestly. The fact that it’s a once in a lifetime experience made me refuse my parents’ offer, “Dadating din ako jan, magkakakotse at pera din naman ako soon.” I told myself. Which is true! If only we (girls) could celebrate our 18th party 5 or 10 years after, why not diba? Kaso hindi, it’s either you go for it or not. Opportunity yan! Not all girls are fortunate enough to have a fancy 18th celebration. Yung iba nga masaya na sa isang cake at konting salu-salo (naks), sino ka para tanggihan ang bonggang celebration at magdemand pa ng mas bonggang party?! Wag ka na maginarte! (Ohh…. those were actually the things I told myself haha! ? )”
This is what turned out to be her colorful debut celebration held at the Quezon City Sports Club on March 9, 2013.