Monday, May 23, 2011

I'm More Than A Big Spender Part One

I am Inna Santiago, a fashion enthusiast, soon-to-be fashion student and a blogger. Yes, I'm a big spender. I buy things that I need, want and like. Sometimes I just don't have control with myself. I go to parties, have amazing vacations and take pretty pictures. That's the side you see on this blog, facebook and etc. However, do you really know me that well?

I've been thinking whether I should talk about my personal life on this blog. Now, I have decided. I think I should. Why? Cause personally, I think I have an interesting story to tell.

Let's start off in my elementary days. I moved to Subic just a few years after I was born in Quezon City. My mother worked as an executive assistant of the Chairman of the Freeport Zone. We lived in a suburb where it is filled by locals and foreigners. I studied in a semi-public school. Why is it a semi-public school? First, it is a public school run by the government. Second, it is semi because it is more sosyal than the public schools in Olongapo. Come on, we had airconditioning everywhere. Classrooms, faculty rooms and maybe even bathrooms! I think. Most of the students who studied there came from pretty well-off families. There I met good people with amazing memories to share, but not only that there I also met my two best friends that I love the most.

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After 6 years, I moved to an international school called Brent. (This is the part where things get interesting) It wasn't easy to fit in the school, coming from a local school that mainly speaks Filipino, I had a hard time speaking English fluently. I did know how to speak English but sometimes I had a hard time pronouncing words and my Filipino accent was still kicking in. One time my classmates made fun of me because I said PENUT instead of PEANUT. Obviously, I felt bad. I got embarrassed. Soon enough, I made friends. Koreans, Japanese, half-americans, half-europeans, half-asian, whatever. You name it! In my 1st year in Brent, I met this special person. We liked the same things: fashion, Gossip Girl, Laguna Beach etc. We were the only ones who appreciated and understood whenever we talk about Gucci, Chanel, LV, Prada, and more. We even played our favorite game which is you have to say fashion brands as much as you can. We never named that game, though. Funny thing is, this friend is a he.

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2 years later, he had to leave. I was devastated, sad and just... really sad. We had a great 2 years in that school, and promised each other that we will be soon reunited again.

Anyway, my life didn't stop there. in 2009, I started my 9th grade which is the 1st year of high school. This is where the REALLY interesting part begins. I made new amazing friends. Then became close friends. We were loaded with school work, activities and drama. I even had a boyfriend that I really adored the most. Well before, not anymore. Anyway, I wouldn't want to be too specific about my life in the international school but all I can say is that it made me a better person. I've become stronger, better and independent. I discovered who are my true friends are. The most important thing is, I have survived the crazy life in that small school. I also had amazing good memories and learned so much. Thank you for all the experience and knowledge I have gained in those 4 years.

And yeah, I also gained more awesome terrific friends and best friends. You guys know who you are and I love you all so much.

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To be continued...

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