TAKE DOWN NOTES. Don’t be lazy. That’s the most important thing. Our minds don’t work like computers or robots. A lot of us are not blessed with a sharp memory, so we tend to forget things out of the norm. But hey there’s one solution for that and let me repeat, TAKE DOWN NOTES.
ASK QUESTIONS. Majority of us are afraid to ask questions about the things that we didn’t understand. Reasons are (a) you’re shy, or (b) you’re afraid that your classmates might laugh at you. C’mon! Nobody’s perfect, you know.
RESEARCH AND DO THE ADVANCE READING. Of course your teacher would probably tell you about a hint of your next topic. So do the move! Research and do the advance reading. If he’s not the type of teacher who announces it, then you can open your subject text book and look for the next topic.
REVIEW YOUR LECTURES. Right after school or before going to bed, review your lessons. It will lessen your burden for your upcoming exams. So when that time comes, you don’t have to panic in studying, all you have to do is review. No time for cram!
UNDERSTAND IN YOUR OWN WORDS. If possible, avoid memorizing your lessons. It’s not advisable for students like us. The tendency is it will only confuse you on what word comes after another word that you’ve memorized. Bonus tip: try to talk in front of a mirror and imagine that you’re the teacher. Explain to your students what you have learned without looking at your notes.
PEACEFUL STUDY AREA. Avoid a crowded and noisy place. It will distract you from studying. A perfect study area is somewhere peaceful, clean, organized and comfortable.
TEST YOURSELF. Make a test questionnaire to check if you understood what you studied. Close your notes, don’t talk and time yourself as what you’re required to do in school exams. In that manner, you can already rate yourself.
GET ENOUGH SLEEP. It will make your brain ready for your exam. A big NO to all-night study. Refer to number 4 for the solution.
Remember that Albert Einstein once said “GENIUS IS 1% TALENT AND 99% HARD WORK”.
  1. TAKE DOWN NOTES. Don’t be lazy. That’s the most important thing. Our minds don’t work like computers or robots. A lot of us are not blessed with a sharp memory, so we tend to forget things out of the norm. But hey there’s one solution for that and let me repeat, TAKE DOWN NOTES.
  2. ASK QUESTIONS. Majority of us are afraid to ask questions about the things that we didn’t understand. Reasons are (a) you’re shy, or (b) you’re afraid that your classmates might laugh at you. C’mon! Nobody’s perfect, you know.
  3. RESEARCH AND DO THE ADVANCE READING. Of course your teacher would probably tell you about a hint of your next topic. So do the move! Research and do the advance reading. If he’s not the type of teacher who announces it, then you can open your subject text book and look for the next topic.
  4. REVIEW YOUR LECTURES. Right after school or before going to bed, review your lessons. It will lessen your burden for your upcoming exams. So when that time comes, you don’t have to panic in studying, all you have to do is review. No time for cram!
  5. UNDERSTAND IN YOUR OWN WORDS. If possible, avoid memorizing your lessons. It’s not advisable for students like us. The tendency is it will only confuse you on what word comes after another word that you’ve memorized. Bonus tip: try to talk in front of a mirror and imagine that you’re the teacher. Explain to your students what you have learned without looking at your notes.
  6. PEACEFUL STUDY AREA. Avoid a crowded and noisy place. It will distract you from studying. A perfect study area is somewhere peaceful, clean, organized and comfortable.
  7. TEST YOURSELF. Make a test questionnaire to check if you understood what you studied. Close your notes, don’t talk and time yourself as what you’re required to do in school exams. In that manner, you can already rate yourself.
  8. GET ENOUGH SLEEP. It will make your brain ready for your exam. A big NO to all-night study. Refer to number 4 for the solution.

Remember that Albert Einstein once said “GENIUS IS 1% TALENT AND 99% HARD WORK”.

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19th of Oct 2014 •   Comments

SHOE TALK

Although I always prefer to be at home during my school-free days, I can still manage to collect shoes and stock them. Or maybe I could use them at home some time. On the second thought, maybe not. Not unless I could handle my Mom’s angry voice trying to scold me for bringing some loose earth on her often newly laundered carpet. *laughs* Anyway, we all have this pair of shoes that we love wearing though how old or damaged it maybe. Aren’t we? So here are some that I would always use on a typical day;

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My Vans tiger that I bought a month ago. I’ve used this only twice since I’m stuck at home lately doing some school requirements. Did I say too much? It will cost you two to three thousand pesos for this pair.

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My Paris pink vintage closed shoes that I bought two months ago. I bought it for more or less 400 pesos. I love it’s texture and it’s so comfy!

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My Paris gold sequin closed shoes that I bought a year ago (I know that’s quite old) that costs more or less 400 pesos too. Have I told you that I have this thing for shiny, shimmering, splendid stuff? If not, well now you know. So that explains why this pair is my ultimate favorite.

If there’s a material gift that I would probably be happy about, it’s a pair of shoes.

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18th of Oct 2014 •   Comments

11 QUESTIONS TAG

Hello Sweeties!  I’m answering these 11 questions from Jehanne. Thank you for tagging me, jehannegeli!

1. Which do you prefer, dancing in the rain or playing with the sun?

Of course it has always been dancing in the rain because I haven’t tried that yet. And playing under the sun these days could really cause a bad headache for me.

2. How often do you check your tumblr?

I often check during school days. However, when I get home I always check it on my mobile. I only use my lappy whenever I am in need of posting something.

3. Is it important to “label” a relationship?

Yes. I believe it’ll help, not just to avoid confusions but also heartaches. I know some can relate to this, that when someone makes you feel important then suddenly neglects you at the thought of there was really nothing special about you. But with you, there was.

4. Are you scared of being alone?

No, I’m not. In fact, some time, I like being alone. It’s the only way to know myself better, that I thought I already did.

5. What’s you dream date?

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(photos are not mine, ctto)

6. Any plans for your future?

To give everything that I could for my parents. To travel the world. To have my own house, car, business and whatnot. 

7. If you were given a chance to write a letter to your “old self” what would you say?

Wow. This is though. Well, I would probably write this;

"Hi, gorgeous! I can’t believe you’re still gorgeous. Haha. I’m kidding. But you know, I’m so proud that you’ve grown into a strong lady."

8. Are you in a relationship right now?

No, and I’m planning to stay single for like 10 years. Lol.

9. What’s the most beautiful gift that you received?

The two F’s of my life. Family and friends. No kidding. Really, they’re the best that I have.

10. What’s the number one on your bucket list?

Travel the world.

11. Any message for me?

Hi, Jehanne! Keep blogging your heart out and stay awesome as your outfits! Xoxo.

At this point, I ran out of questions because I actually did this few weeks ago. So, I am not tagging anyone basically because there are no questions to be answered. Well of course Kath. Haha.

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15th of Oct 2014 •   Comments

IT’S THE MOST BEAUTIFUL TIME OF THE YEAR

Christmas is probably the grandest of all celebrations, I believe. It’s my favorite part of the year where my whole family gather together to celebrate this once in a year event. Growing up, I have never missed any Christmas without my family. I suppose, it’s the essence of Christmas. But hey! Decorating your home with your family would also be a great bonding. It lets out your creative side and at the same time you’re enjoying it.

During first of September, it has been a practice of mine to play Christmas songs out loud just to remind my parents that Ber Months had just started, and so they could already start deciding on what gift to give me. Lol, kiddin’! It’s also my Mom’s birthday, so I wouldn’t mind stressing her out on that day. Moreover, I am very much eager to decorate our home already. My mom would always tell me “Excited ka man”, well that explains a lot.

So, last month I started decorating. Although I’m quite busy at school, I didn’t mind, so long as I’ve decorated our home. *smirks*

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BELL is to guide for the lost sheep to get back to the herb. This symbolizes that for Jesus everyone is equal and he wants to guide all his children to the right path.

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STAR is the symbol of the guiding star which took the magic to the birth place of Jesus Christ.

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CHRISTMAS BALLS that are silver in color. We wanted something new. Usual colors are red, blue and green.

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POINSETTIAS that are also silver in color to match the Christmas balls.

Christmas is not the same here in our city. Zamboangueños can relate to that. But I won’t let that happen in our home. NEVER. I am always the first one to remind them how many days are left before Christmas. And as of today, there are already 11 people on my list. In case you don’t know, these people on my list are going to receive something from me on Christmas day. And sssshhh, that’s a surprise. Lol. I know they’re expecting it from me because I’ve been doing it for the past years. Nonetheless, let us not forget that Christmas is all about Christ. It’s celebrating His birthday.

God bless you all, Sweeties! 71 days left before Christmas! Yey. I’m stoked.

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14th of Oct 2014 •   Comments

"Loveliest of lovely things are they on earth that soonest pass away. The rose that lives its little hour is prized beyond the sculptured flower." (c) William Cullen Bryant
My friends know that I will always have a thing for flowers. And if you’re a reader of my blog, I’d bet you know that. There is beauty in everything, you know. *winks*

"Loveliest of lovely things are they on earth that soonest pass away. The rose that lives its little hour is prized beyond the sculptured flower." (c) William Cullen Bryant

My friends know that I will always have a thing for flowers. And if you’re a reader of my blog, I’d bet you know that. There is beauty in everything, you know. *winks*

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13th of Oct 2014 •   Comments

Happy Fiesta Nuestra Señora La Virgen del Pilar!! Last year was not as alive as this year’s celebration. It’s just so happy to think of how Zamboangueños are very devoted to the Virgin Mary. Although another bomb explosion has been reported yesterday, it became not a hindrance to celebrate and thank our Virgin Mary for all the blessings. Good thing, nobody was hurt.

Happy Fiesta Nuestra Señora La Virgen del Pilar!! Last year was not as alive as this year’s celebration. It’s just so happy to think of how Zamboangueños are very devoted to the Virgin Mary. Although another bomb explosion has been reported yesterday, it became not a hindrance to celebrate and thank our Virgin Mary for all the blessings. Good thing, nobody was hurt.

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12th of Oct 2014 •   Comments

I’m sorry sweeties for being so inactive these past few days. It’s hell week, oh I mean it’s our finals week. I’ve been struggling on our requirements, and I’m still working on it right now. It’s just so hard to cope up with a hanging grade on my OOP midterm exam (lecture), although I got a high grade on my laboratory, it’s not enough. To let you know, our Object-Oriented Programming subject is divided into two; (1) OOP lecture, that’s more on written programs and (2) OOP laboratory, where we code with real computers. My classmates love lecture than laboratory because they won’t deal with errors. Yeah, I know right? That was me during my freshman year but not anymore. I hate how I sit and listen for a 3-hour lecture class doing nothing. Laboratory activities produce the best programmers. However, I can’t take the fact that one error will ruin the entire program (only programmers can relate) allow me to hashtag - #codingproblems

I’m sorry sweeties for being so inactive these past few days. It’s hell week, oh I mean it’s our finals week. I’ve been struggling on our requirements, and I’m still working on it right now. It’s just so hard to cope up with a hanging grade on my OOP midterm exam (lecture), although I got a high grade on my laboratory, it’s not enough. To let you know, our Object-Oriented Programming subject is divided into two; (1) OOP lecture, that’s more on written programs and (2) OOP laboratory, where we code with real computers. My classmates love lecture than laboratory because they won’t deal with errors. Yeah, I know right? That was me during my freshman year but not anymore. I hate how I sit and listen for a 3-hour lecture class doing nothing. Laboratory activities produce the best programmers. However, I can’t take the fact that one error will ruin the entire program (only programmers can relate) allow me to hashtag - #codingproblems

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8th of Oct 2014 •   Comments

I am currently enjoying the first day of October, it’s a great start I suppose. Just so you know, I love to attend weddings. Weddings are so magical. And when we got an invitation from a very good family friend of ours, I was so stoked. The bride became close to us when my parents helped her on pursuing her college degree, and also her groom’s cousins. Okay, the rest is history. The motif was “pink and brown” (pink!! *grins*). I was shocked when I saw mom crying, lol. I could imagine her on my wedding day, hmm. But that’ll be, I guess, 10 years from now. Suddenly I got more stoked because 8 months from now, my cousin will be getting married. Fast forward please? Wait, no. I was kidding you know. I cant fast forward the months that I’ve been waiting for all year long. November, December and January are the months that I believe are the most busy months. Seriously can’t wait for our family gatherings.

PS: Hope you are all enjoying your October!

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1st of Oct 2014 •   Comments

Aha!! Busy days gone worse. Really had no time to cook and no budget for food trips. You know, simple foods can make you happy.

  • Iced tea and barbeque at tsokolate with Mom.
  • I am more of a streedfood-kind-of-person than a restaurant-kind-of-person. My cousins and I ate 300 isaws. Lol. Surely our parents won’t be happy about it but ssshhh.
  • All my favorites in one bucket; ice cream, chocolate cookies, mallows and candy nips.
  • I was with my Mom and sister when a lady approached us and offered their product. It’s a yogurt!! And I love yogurts, but this one is good! I swear.

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25th of Sep 2014 •   Comments

20 FACTS ABOUT ME
Thank you Danah for the tag, and also Cris Jhevon who tagged me on facebook!
I am the eldest yet often mistaken as the youngest.
I’m 5’0 and my feet usually hang off the chairs. Lol.
I love to sing even if I don’t do it well. Just so you know, I’m an award-winning bathroom singer.
I talk to myself more than anyone else in this world. Lol.
I perspire when i’m tensed and I hate that.
I am a complete mess while eating, I unintentionally spill a lot of food.
I love any food that has cheese on it.
My friends consider me as a man-hater, in point of fact, I am not. I maybe elusive but totally not a man-hater.
I love surprises but never with creepy-crawlies, I’d curse you. Haha.
I chew ice even when I’m in a restaurant, like I don’t care who stares.
I ate almost a hundred “isaw” last month. That’s a skill, yes, because I said so.
I am a bag hoarder.
I love kids. Basically the reason why moms entrust their kids with me.
I am a big kid at heart. I love mallows, choco, stick-o, ice cream, cotton candy and whatnot.
I prefer books with sad endings, I know it’s weird but I like crying. It makes me feel that the book and I are one.
I can’t look right straight into the eyes of someone I like.
I love wearing pajamas all day long, it’s so comfy!
I lost my first ever phone when I was in Grade 3. Haha. Nokia 3310.
My dream business is a cupcake shop.
If I ever got the chance to travel, Paris is first on my list!

20 FACTS ABOUT ME

Thank you Danah for the tag, and also Cris Jhevon who tagged me on facebook!

  1. I am the eldest yet often mistaken as the youngest.
  2. I’m 5’0 and my feet usually hang off the chairs. Lol.
  3. I love to sing even if I don’t do it well. Just so you know, I’m an award-winning bathroom singer.
  4. I talk to myself more than anyone else in this world. Lol.
  5. I perspire when i’m tensed and I hate that.
  6. I am a complete mess while eating, I unintentionally spill a lot of food.
  7. I love any food that has cheese on it.
  8. My friends consider me as a man-hater, in point of fact, I am not. I maybe elusive but totally not a man-hater.
  9. I love surprises but never with creepy-crawlies, I’d curse you. Haha.
  10. I chew ice even when I’m in a restaurant, like I don’t care who stares.
  11. I ate almost a hundred “isaw” last month. That’s a skill, yes, because I said so.
  12. I am a bag hoarder.
  13. I love kids. Basically the reason why moms entrust their kids with me.
  14. I am a big kid at heart. I love mallows, choco, stick-o, ice cream, cotton candy and whatnot.
  15. I prefer books with sad endings, I know it’s weird but I like crying. It makes me feel that the book and I are one.
  16. I can’t look right straight into the eyes of someone I like.
  17. I love wearing pajamas all day long, it’s so comfy!
  18. I lost my first ever phone when I was in Grade 3. Haha. Nokia 3310.
  19. My dream business is a cupcake shop.
  20. If I ever got the chance to travel, Paris is first on my list!

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23rd of Sep 2014 •   Comments