Happy Independence Day!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

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We celebrate this holiday year after year. But do we give any meaning to it?

For office workers, it may be a celebration for being paid without going to work. For businessmen, it may come out as an annoyance -- having the obligation to pay the employees even if they didn't do any work (scenario above). And for a teenager like me, well, I honestly didn't bother thinking about it until now.
That's just reality -- year after year -- Most of us, if not all, just don't care.

We may not realize this but Independence day means celebrating the fact that the Filipino people were courageous enough to risk their lives, abandon their families, forget their dreams and all for the sake of giving this land, independence.

And here we are showing the world that 'we just don't care'. There's nothing we can do, right? It's all in the past, anyway. Wrong! We can always do something. Why not offer up a prayer of gratitude?
It's the least that you and I can do to show that we deserve our independence. 
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| Vest (worn as top): Bazaar | Blazer: Bangkok | Earrings: Accessorize | Shorts: St. Francis Square | Wedges: Bangkok |

How did you guys spend your Independence Day?

XX, 
Jess

18 comments :

  1. yes it is important to remember the meaning behind those kinds of holidays! i really like this outfit, especially the shorts! i have a similar beaded pair i absolutely love

    -Jessica
    http://runninginsideus.blogspot.com/

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    1. Aww thanks, Jessica! You send the sweetest comments. :)

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    1. thanks annabanana (I love you a bunch)
      See you on friday! :))

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  3. I love this outfit! Happy Independence Day and the shorts are especially cute :)

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  6. i love independence day! here in the US, it's definitely a big deal. there's fireworks and families come together to celebrate. i just wanted to say that this outfit is perfection! i love everything about it. especially those shorts. the sequins are super cute!!!

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    1. Thanks for sharing! I would love to witness an Independence day in the US. Yayy glad you liked them. :)

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  7. ohmygosh those shorts are sooooo cute! i LOVE this look sooo much! so chic and beautiful :)

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    1. Yayyy good thing you like it. :) Thanks!

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