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900 Followers | ASK ME QUESTIONS! 

I had to repost this as my posts doesn’t appear in Reader. 

Hello everyone and hiya it’s the last post for tonight!!!! I just reached 900 followers and ahhhh!! 

SO MUCH!!!!!

I haven’t celebrated having 800 followers and I’m deeply sorry for that. But cheers to 900!!! 

You guys can ask any question below. I’ll post the answers next Saturday. It can be school related, cats related, blog related or literally just anything about life haha.

Since I’m on 900, I’ll try to active as possible and I have something up for you when I reach 1000!! ❤

PS. This might be the last Q and A I’m doing when reaching milestones. You all know that I do Q and As to celebrate having so many lovely followers.

PPS. If you’re new to this blog and you want me to check your blog, please comment in any of my posts!! I’m quite a busy school kid and I lose track of those who follow me. 

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A Picture Poem | Collab with Mental Catastrophe

Hello everyone and hiya it’s the second blog post tonight! Some of you might remember that Monday is me and Elline’s collab day! I honestly missed doing a collab with my real life bestie, so here it is! 

A Picture Poem

We were thinking of a topic earlier and we came up with this. So what is A Picture Poem? It’s a challenge wherein Elline sent me a picture and I have to make a poem about the picture. I also sent a different picture to her and she has to make a poem about it. 

So this is what Elline sent me: 

Poem: 

Unfolded sheets

Messy pillows.

Where it begins

Crazy day follows.

Monochromic
portraits

Magazines scattered.

As pale as these pictures,

My life flattered.

Bright
as sunlight,

Dark on the other side.

Sums up my whole life,

The only place I confide.

As
messy as these sheets

I too, can be fixed.

As blurry as the sunlight,

I too, shall be seen.

It’s been so long since I last made a poem so I hope you liked it! Check out Elline’s part here.

Feel free to do this challenge as well! 

What’s your thought about the picture? Feel free to share in the comments or share your own poem below! ❤ 

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Pressure | SSHS

Hello everyone!! Ahhh it’s been 7 days since I last posted and it feels so weird!! It’s mid-August and I have only posted two blog posts so far this month. Geez, quite unproductive and it’s just surreal. 

Anyway, this is just a short post about how I handled pressure and how it affected me during the exams. Yes, we’ve had our exams these last three days (16th-18th) and I’m really nervous about the results.

I’ve studied so much. I often go to sleep at 1 am so I really hope my hardwork and effort gets paid off. But the thing is I some of the questions in the test are really not included in what I’ve reviewed!! Another thing is pressure. Gah. I really hate it.

When I was taking the tests, I always look at the time and see if I have time left for the remaining questions. I also look at my seatmates and see if they are finished in answering the test or not. My seatmates are in the 12th grade so basically we don’t have the same type of test but it scares me everytime they are already finished and I’m still in the middle of answering. Another thing that happened to me was I know the right answer, but I shaded the wrong box. Geez! 

I don’t really know how I handled the pressure. But one thing I can say now is… TESTS ARE OVER AND I’M BACK!!! I’ll spend the night reading your blogposts and interacting with you. ❤ 

Life · Series: Surviving Senior High School

How I Study For Exams + TIPS!! | SSHS

Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog!!! It’s been weeks since I last posted because I really haven’t had the time to prepare a post. But anyways, here it is now!

HOW I STUDY FOR EXAMS + TIPS| SSHS #3

As you can read in the title, I’m sharing how I study for exams and what’s the most effective way for me. You may or may not agree.

  • IN DISCUSSION, I TAKE NOTES IN A SCRATCH PAPER OR JUST SIMPLY IN A PAD PAPER. 

Why? Sometimes the teacher discusses too fast. I don’t like my notes and my handwriting to be ugly. I swear, I lose all the good vibes and it makes me lazy if my notes are just so messed up. I simply don’t like it and it makes me feel so unproductive and untidy. However, I keep all the notes in my clearbook and I re-write them again when exams are near. Rewriting is an effective way for me to memorize my notes and to reflect on it. It feels like if I write something, then I’ll remember it until the test comes up. Anyone else here who’s like me? Haha.

  • WHEN I’M STUDYING, I TALK TO MYSELF ALOUD. 

Seriously, though. Sometimes my brother would look at me in my room because I’m so loud in reviewing and he looks at me weirdly. Sometimes he asks me if I’m doing a chant or whatever. Especially when I study for Italian language!! Haha. Anway, I really feel like I memorise the terms and learn when I say things aloud. 

  • WHEN I GOT HOME FROM SCHOOL, I ALWAYS SLEEP FIRST. 

This is SO unhealthy. I hate this routine, I promise. But whenever I get home from school, I feel so tired and whenever I reach my bedroom, my bed’s always attracting me. And then boo, I’ll sleep for like 3-4 hours and when I wake up, it’s 1am or 2am already. I want to change this one. Yes it’s somewhat effective for my studies BUT I need to be healthy as well. Especially now, I’m looking so pale. 

  • I FIND IT EFFECTIVE TO MAKE REVIEWERS IN A YELLOW PAD. 

Yellow pad is required for us but I’m pretty sure it will work too in the normal pad paper. I only have like 3 binders with me and all of my reviewers are written in a yellow pad. I don’t really write in notebooks, I find it boring. Unlike when I was in JHS, I always write notes in a notebook. 

  • I TRY MY BEST TO MAKE EVERYTHING NEAT. 

It annoys me so much if my notes are untidy. I’m still not in the mood to re-write but fun fact, my notes in Math are sooooo >_< Can’t wait to find the motivation to re-write my notes! 

And that’s all I can think of now. As you can see, I’m not a really nice student but I’m trying to be one. So here are some of my tips if you want to study effectively:

TIPS: 

  1. Find a review time that suits you, your mind and your body. You really need willingness in this one. As you’ve read earlier, I’m quite struggling yet with my review time. But I hope you find the time that suits you!
  2. Make your school materials clean and organised. So whenever there will be activities, you know where to find your stuff. 
  3. Having nice notes will motivate you to study. And you can also make your notes a blogger-ish one. Swear it’s lovely to look at!
  4. Sleep right on time. I need to apply this for myself. Don’t push yourself too hard. Don’t procrastinate. Do the stuff you have to do when you have the time because seriously, YOU NEED SLEEP TO SURVIVE. (And food, of course hehe.)
  5. Last one is… take care of yourself! If you don’t, you may suffer from an illness. And always take care of your emotional state. What you feel and what your body feel is what matters the most! Grades don’t define who you are– but that doesn’t mean you don’t need to study anymore. :p

I hope you liked this post and I hope this will help you as a student. Lol, haha! Thank you so much for reading and I hope you all have a lovely weekend!! 


How do you review for exams? 

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Hello, August! 

Alright. I wasn’t really expecting to write today but it’s somewhat my free time so let’s welcome August, even though it’s the 2nd day already! 

Here are some motivational quotes to help you pass through this month and achieve what you want to achieve. (I badly miss writing motivational posts hehe.)

Aren’t these photos cute? (Especially the Chibird ones.)

August is one of the months that I really love. There are so many happenings every August BUT during this month, it is also our exams week. And guess what? It’s our exams week next week you guys!!! >.<

Anyway, I’m really looking forward to:

9th of August – Mai’s birthday! 

15th of August – It is Lynette’s birthday. 

16th of August. – Bien’s birthday. 

24th of August – It is Lloyd and Ericka’s birthday. They are my new classmates!! 

25th of August – Elline‘s birthday!

26th of August – Rhaine’s birthday.

29th of August – My Kuya (brother) Michael’s birthday!! 

Seee? So many birthdays, so many celebrations!! 

And the bad days of August will come as well. 

4th of August – Deadline of almost all of our subject requirements. (Ugh I still have so many to do!)

16th of August – First day of exams. 

17th of August – Second day of exams.

18th of August – Third day of exams.

Hmm that’s all I can remember as for now. I badly missed making lists in this blog. Wish me luck for my exams!!! And speaking of exams, I got a perfect score in our 2nd summative test in Science– and the feeling was surreal! My teacher also wrote very good in the test paper and ahhh it’s just so fulfilling! And another bad news, we had another test earlier in Science as well…and I think I’ll fail that one. Oops. 

And I think we’re having a new adventure this weekend– I’m with my family and I really wish our trip won’t postpone since it’s still rainy in our country! 

I hope and I really wish you’ll have a very good August!!! ❤ Make this month a productive one and always remember that you are amazing and YOU can do it!!! 

That’s all for this post I suppose. 

What are you looking forward to this August? 

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Discontentment

Woop, hello everyone! Our class got suspended because Philippines is currently experiencing a storm and as I’ve said in my twitter account, I’ll write a post today. So here it is! Anyway before reading, please stay safe wherever you are right now!

Discontentment (adjective)

: not pleased or satisfied 

Earlier this day, our guidance counsellor asked us to answer a psychological test. The test was easy– it’s psychological so everything is correct as long as you’re honest in answering. Anyway, before we started answering the test, Elline, Aila and I were so happy. We were saying stuff that doesn’t really matter BUT it’s so funny so we end up laughing so hard. The guidance counsellor looked at us and asked us what was funny, but we didn’t answer because we don’t really know what’s funny. It’s just we’re so happy at that moment, everything we say seemed funny. And then the test began. 

There were questions asking how’s life been for us, what was our ambitions in life when we were still young and what’s our ambition in life now. I answered the test honestly until I reached the last part. 

The last part of the test was about how we are feeling in that moment. I wrote happy, and then later on, I added that it feels like something is missing. Something is incomplete. And eventually, I became sad. The three of us who were laughing so hard earlier stopped and there was silence between the three of us. I knew they became sad and felt lonely too. Right after finishing, I passed the paper to the guidance counsellor and he called my surname and asked me what’s missing. He probably read my answer already– and I answered him that I don’t know. It hurts. And then he told me that he feels the same way too at times. 

As I was going home, I reflected about it. Why am I discontented? Why do I feel like something is missing? Why do I feel so incomplete? 

And I got the answer when I was on the truck with my dad because we bought food for my mum. I was really thinking about it– and then suddenly my gaze went up in the skies. I stared at the skies. The sky was gloomy, the wind is so chill and it’s partly raining– and at that moment, I found the answer. 

I’ll be completely honest about this, but recently, I haven’t been talking to God seriously. I pray every night, yes, but it’s not like before. I pray because I felt like I needed to pray, but I don’t really talk to Him. I was just praying but not understanding what are the things I’m praying for. I was just praying because it’s part of my routine, and I felt bad about that. I’ve thought about this a lot of times, and I realised.. this is why I’m feeling these things. This is why I’m feeling so depressed these past few weeks. This is why I can’t understand other people and just lean on my own. This is why I don’t see the beauty and goodness in other people. 

Why? 

It’s because I’m slowly drifting away from Him. As much as I don’t want to admit, but that’s really what’s happening. 

And I don’t want to drift away. 

I will hold on…and even tighter. 

I want to ask you something that our Philo teacher asked: When you are praying, are you really praying to Him or are you just praying to yourself? 

Please reflect— and it’s alright if you keep it in yourself! You don’t need to share it in the comments below!

Life · Series: Surviving Senior High School

My After School Routine | SSHS

Hello everyone!! Here’s another post because I feel like I have SO much free time but the truth is, I need to study for three upcoming exams. Haha, wish me luck! Anyway, school can really be tiring and here’s my after school routine. However, my routine changes because you guys know me, my mind changes a lot from time to time. 

My After School Routine | SSHS

Okay first of all, it’s weird to say that I’m actually studying because I’ve never done that in my entire life. But here’s my routine after I get home from school: 

  • Sleep or take a rest.

Okay so the first thing I do is take a rest, and if I’m lucky enough, I’d sleep for an hour or so. And there was one time where I really need to study for a test but my nap continued and I woke up the day after. I was really panicking and I didn’t know what to do. It was already set in my mind to wake up after an hour but because I’m just SO lucky, I slept through the whole night and didn’t study at all. BUT the good thing is, I still passed the test. I got 40/46 in our Science test and my only mistake was I didn’t follow the instruction– if I did, then my score might be even higher. That was a lesson for me– indeed a lesson. Hah. 

  • Feed my cats & eat dinner with fam.

I can’t just ignore my pets so I still feed them. Here’s another story: You guys know that Muning has only three kittens, right? Sharpie, Veena and Tiny– but one time when I got home from school, I looked at their haul and I was so confused. Why was there four kittens inside the cage? And the other kitten was white, and looks exactly like Sharpie! I was really confused and I asked my mum about the kittens. I remember there were only three kittens. I start to wonder what if I’m just dreaming? Haha. But I saw my dad laughing, I asked him where did he get the other kitten and dad said that the kitten was lost so he kept it. And I already gave him a name as well. He is called Perry– he looks like Elline’s cat so I named him Perry as well.

Okay, story aside, after feeding my cats, I go now and feed myself– studies is life but being healthy is lifer. Haha. 

  • Take a shower.

But there are times that I can’t really do this because I’m so tired and at the same time, I have SO much to do. If I can’t take a shower, I just change my clothes and I get ready to study for the night.

  • Study.

I don’t think I can call “this” as studying already. But yeah, I do read notes but only when there are exams and assignments. I’m not really the studious type aha. Anyway, I think there’s a name for this but my study habit is I write then I read. I write, I really repeat all my notes and then I read for a few times, and then I feel like I can remember what I wrote. We all have different study habits so cheers if you have the same study habit as mine!

  • Wash face and brush teeth. 

I can’t avoid this one! So after I finish studying, I refreshen myself again and I use Cetaphil for my face. It’s just so soft and I feel so fresh after applying it to my face– even if it’s so late at night. Haha.

  • Sleep again.

To be totally honest, I need sleep. I really do. It’s really hard and sometimes I don’t really notice the time and realise that it’s already 1am or so. And then my classmates would ask me if I even slept because of my eye bags. I just don’t mind them. 

What is your after school routine? 

Have a lovely day, fellas!