Half time

Helllooooo phantom readers!

Guess who’s on break now…Me!

I’m done with my exams and I’m done with my second year of college. I’m halfway there!

My last day was last Friday. Yesterday was spent watching Xmen: Apocalypse with my Mom and siblings and then sleeping a lot.

Thank goodness I can catch up on sleep😴

It has been a ride and the past semester has been very challenging but I got through it. All I have to do now is wait for the results. 😅

I’m pretty sure I did alrght in all the subjects so…here’s to praying I see good grades.

Hmmm, what to do now?

Catch up more on sleep, read my books that I haven’t read yet, get to watching some series, >maybe< get a part time job….Ill think of the rest later. I’m going back to bed.

Have an awesome day readers!

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Hello Phantom Readers.

School life is hectic but the lord is kind so somehow it’s always working out more or less.

Teachers moving deadlines….reports being moved….tests assigned on the same day, one get canceled.

Those kinds of stuff.

The past few weeks, full of activity and not enough time for sleep…but okay. All is good and I’m surviving taking it a day at a time.

I have some struggles but nothing that can’t be worked on. My preliminary exams are on march…about the 2nd week or so. I have time. I can do this.

Stuff can be hard but we’ve got this guys. We’re strong. We’ve got this.

The end of the year.

And now Its once again that time when the day has come to an end as people sleep and get some rest the next years rolling in.

To all I’d like to bid you a very happy New year too, I hoped that you’ve enjoyed my posts and maybe learned a thing or two about loving one another and rendering service do you true.

Its time to end the year once more and may your blessings be all shared every day and everywhere upon everything you do.

Ahhh the nostalgia of looking back a year.

Goodbye 2015! So much has happened this year and yet it came by like poof!

I finished my first year of college. I’ve read books and got into new fandoms. I’ve fangirled and phangirled. I’ve met new people who have became close to me. My bond with my besties have gotten even stronger. I’ve surpassed challenges. Experienced hardships and anguish. I survived pain and doubt and gotten through my anger. I’ve found more peace within myself and I have gained more faith in my abilities.

The past year I have also turned legally an adult. With my rising age I’m only acting more a child than ever! Okay partly joking XP

I also survived the toughest sem I’ve had yet. Survived the most frustrating professor and played pretty well in a sport. I’ve gotten past some boundaries and have extended my borders.

I’ve learned and I’ve tried and I’ve failed a lot but also succeeded and had many awkward moments as well as happy ones.

So many things have happened. Good and Bad. God loves me so because I gotten so many vlessigs even though I may not be deserving at times.

I’ve met wonderful people who have made their way into my heart. I cherish my loved ones and although there’s drama and hardships and struggles…I am so very thankful for it all. For the lessons I’ve learned and the inspiration, will and strength that come from my loves and God….man I survived the year and am now a little wiser, a little stronger, a little more confident and a lot more comfortable with being myself.

Thank you for my muses. Thank you Lord for the year. The next will be more challenging and difficult but your grace and compassion and Mercy…I know th will not abandon me or leave me wandering alone without guidance. I know th will continue to bless me and guide me and comfort and protect me and my family and friends.

To all my ready God believing or not, I wish you all happiness and peace. May the new year bring joy amidst suffering, success among failure and hope against all odds.

Happy New Year to all!

Back to school!

Hello phantom readers!

So I went to the mall yesterday to shop around for school supplies. I have school tomorrow!

I hear sighs from students all over the world…😂

Okay. Even if vacation is over, I’m sorta excitedto start the school year. Another new journey is ahead and this is gonna be a harder year but I know Ill get through it. I really am set to get into the Dean’s list this year. I almost made the cut last semester. I gotta fight harder now.

Anyway back to my mall story….

I just bought these…

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(Sorry for the blurry picture. I’m gonna write this post fast because I got stuff to do)

Well I didnt buy the bag or the leather thing and my pouches but just the stuff.

I bought the school things from National bookstore and some essentials from Watson’s and mercury drug. I bought my shoes in the SM department store.

Just in case a UST student happens to pass by this blog and is trying to figure out what kind of stuff to buy, Ill give you my list:)

*Notebooks (I recommend fillers because some instructors/professors require to pass notebooks but that’s rare)

*Planner or a special notebook( to jot down assignments and thugs due. I recommend keeping track of your absences as well. You’re only allowed 20% of the school year. Don’t be tardy because 3 tardies equals 1 a scent.)

*yellow pad paper. (We use this more now)

*intermediate pad paper( some professors who like being different use this still)

*index cards(in all sizes)

*pens(mostly black but don’t forget a red pen)

*highlighters( very helpful in putting emphasis on readigs and notes)

*correction tape/ fluid(for one writing mistakes)

*Pencil(#2 for exams that would be checked through scanner)

*Eraser

*glue stick(for sticking your ID pics to index cards)

*1×1 and 2×2 ID pictures

*umbrella. Yes. A school NEED for thomasians!

*post it notes

*Permanent marker

*Whiteboard marker

Basically that’s it for the school supplies.

As for the bag it would be very good for you to get a waterproofed one. You’ll thank yourself for it.

Now, don’t forget your REGISTRATION FORM. ITS YOUR TICKET TO EVERYTHING

Your professors would also sign it during the first days. So its very important

Don’t buy books yet. Wait for then to of the prof. Sometimes they may not require books so its better to wait so that money isn’t wasted.

Bring coins they’ll be useful for photocopying the syllabus and readings.

Bring bottled water and bandaids for girls. Just in case your shoes decide to hurt you.

Don’t take the lessons easy. Some professors teach in a loose way but actually are strict when it comes to grades.

Bring a smile. Make new friends and enjoy. The first year will be the easiest so just do your best.

Enough for tips. I’m just kinda hyped for school! Excited and nervous and scared that this storm would come….that would mean flood and heavy rain and heavy traffic flow.

But its thThomasian way of life. as you get used to it, It’ll be sorta normal and not that big of a deal.

Anyway, I gotta get lots of sleep for tomorrow. Sleep is very precious.

How I’m surviving Pre-hell season (AKA FRESHMAN COLLEGE FINALS WEEK) + quote of the week

First and foremost….

I’m not.

Work has me by the throat and It’s slowly killing me. I’m deprived of air and i Just can’t take a breather.

And the worst of it all? I’m only a freshmen…it’ll only get harder.

My professors are adding up work everywhere! I think they forgot that their subject is NOT our only subject. I’m hardly getting enough sleep and I’m going crazy with all the papers I need to write and rewrite and look over and critique. I have so many quizzes to study for. Finals are on May 13 to 15. Usually I’d be studying at around this time but even I don’t have time to study. I need to get the papers out of the way first.

“Teachers! I’m human too! I’m no robot who can spend lots of time in class and still get piled up with work at home.”

I can’t even read what I wanna read! I’m a literature major! I’m in it for the books and I can’t even have the books…

cruel.

I’m only posting this because I need an outlet. My brain is fried and I have the worst case of AUTHORS BLOCK at the worst time possible. I’m craving for sweets (i’m a sweet tooth) and coffee. I need to keep awake.

I think the best way to survive though is to keep time for everything. Even if it’s a few minutes.

My advise if you’d ever be in my place (or are already in my place): Don’t forget to take care of yourself. And I mean physically, mentally and spiritually.

People. you important and don’t ya ever forget it.

Working and studying and trying to get things done well is great but if you need a break. Take a break before you break.

Okay? Okay

Bright side now. I have about 22 or so more days then SWEET FREEDOM BABY!!!!!!!!!

OH YEAH!!!!!

I just gotta get through the right now. It’s seems soooooo impossible but I’ll get through it. I know I can (Or at least I want to believe I can.)

I’ll leave you peeps off with a quote for the week.

Forget trying to make other people proud. Start caring about making yourself proud of you.

I’m done working my tushy to make people proud. I want to be proud of myself and not always look at others for affirmation and praise and reassurance. My goal right now is to end my freshman year with no regrets, no negative feelings and thoughts on myself. I wanna be proud of me. I’m getting through this tough school year, I’m tired and ready to rest but at least I know I’m on the right track; worrying on the right things to worry about and knowing this is gonna pay off.

How?

It could be that fuzzy feeling I got when my Challenge-Activity in logic turned out so right and I all I wanted was to pass (I don’t know how I did it but majority didn’t)

My initial thought was “That’s rare. Probably won’t happen again.” but then, there was that voice deep inside me saying “You got it in you all along. You just didn’t know it yet. Allow yourself happiness in your achievement.” And I smiled going to my locker allowing myself to be proud for that moment.

Or…

Maybe the feeling of pure elation when I found out that I didn’t fail math AND my grade was higher than I initially thought it would be.

or….

The feeling of breathless joy when I received a text from the audition judges for Hi-5 Philippines and I passed to the next round.

If I really think of it. I did pretty good. I just wasn’t giving myself that much credit.

Maybe you’re like me…?

Do you give yourself enough credit?

I know you could get through whatever you are facing right now. While you do that, I’m gonna kill this paper and then sleep with a smile on my face this morning.

It’s 12:11. Good Morning!!!!

Back to school: My FILED: File Folder

Hello Internet People!

Welcome to Sammi Daae Phantom Blog!!

Today, I am going to share with you the thing I use to organize like, my papers or notes, where I put em’ all…

Disclaimer: I do not own the pictures used in this post. Also, this is not an advertisement.

Let’s get to it!


First of all, Just last December I finally bought this binder/file folder thingy that I had wanted since last summer.

It’s the FILED: file folder. I’ll share some photos from the shop’s page itself down below. I hope you’ll be able to see it clearly.


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Everything you have in the one thing you should have! Express your style and individuality with the FILED File Folders! Your perfect partner in organizing in style comes in the 8 FILED colors, so take your pick!

Features:
  • 14 in x 11 in x 1.5 in
  • Exterior is made out of Leatherette
  • Waterproof exterior to make sure your documents don’t get wet
  • Magnetic flap lock
  • Concealable folder handle
  • Durable interior lining
  • 3-Ring Binder (standard size)
  • Detachable mesh pencil case
  • Pocket for long bond papers
  • Card slots and ID pocket
  • Hook for keys/flash drive
  • 2 spacious pockets with covers
  • 2 spacious pockets
  • Comes with 6 types of fillers that match the exterior folder color!
Fillers included:
  • 5 pieces Notes Fillers
  • 1 Divider Filler
  • 1 1-Pocket Filler
  • 1 3-Pocket Filler
  • 1 Ziplock Filler
  • 1 Envelope Filler

Visit this link to view on the how-to-use video of the File Folder: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eua-hsfsxYU 🙂


There you go! ^_^

If you watch the video from the link you’ll see everything that has to do with the file folder as well as what comes within it.

It already has a lot of organizers inside. You don’t have to buy separate envelopes and folders.

For a price of Php 835 ($18.8), I think it’s pretty okay.

I got mine in pink and I love it! ❤

This thing is basically all I need for everything.


If you don’t already know, I am a freshman Literature Major. 🙂

That field of study requires great organization skills because this course basically means PAPERS. papers papers papers day and night PAPERS!

Last semester, I had a bit of trouble in organizing my stuff and I had an accordion file case,

and It was great in keeping my homework, readings and other whatevers in order; but, it also contributed a lot to the weight on my back. I commute going to and from school so carrying a heavy backpack puts strain on my back therefor giving me neck and back pain.

Not fun.

I also had a tiny binder full of fillers for my notes as well as separate folders to put my quizzes and exam papers in. My backpack was always full!

I wanted a single thing to put everything in and I didn’t want to carry that much this coming semester.

Soooo I thought of just buying the dang FILED: File Folder. /^.^/

Being binder, folder, file keeper and bag-ish thingy…in one really is the best thing to get.

I ditched my filler notebooks and just went for one BIG notebook to fit in my binder. My important papers like my registration form and schedule is placed in the envelope filler. I’ll be slipping in my syllabus there. I also added some index cards in the pockets at the left and placed one pencil, two pens, an eraser and a highlighter in the detachable mesh pencil case.

In the 3 slot envelope, I plan to put my homework there.

The front slot will be labeled “IN” as in the incoming homework that I have to do and the back will be “OUT”, the already done homework.

In my big notebook will be my notes from all my nine classes while the filler paper inside the binder will be for like revisions of my notes to be used for review. I’ll just divide the notebook into nine portions.

In college, you don’t really need to write down every single thing your instructor says. You would just end us wasting the paper in the back of your notebooks.

I had a subject wherein I only wrote like, in three pages for the whole term. :-/

I just end up ripping out the notes and using the paper for my drawings, doodles and short stories, songs, poems or whatever at the end of the term. :3


Basically, all I’ll carry in my backpack is the File folder, my planner, my big notebook, my emergency kit and wallet. Oh! Maybe a pad of yellow paper too.

As opposed to carrying a binder notebook full of fillers, nine folders, an accordion file, my pencil case, planner, plastic envelope, emergency kit, wallet and pad papers; I clearly will carry less and now my stuff is like, compact.

It’s also a plus that this file folder is waterproof because my school is soooo flood prone. A lot of stuff was ruined when I was using this bag that I thought was waterproof but wasn’t. Everything got wet! 😦

Definitely a plus.


(By the way, I’m sorry that I can’t put up my own photos to help you visualize what I’m saying, I feel like I’m really not all to clear. I’ll try my best. I don’t have a camera and the one on my phone is crappy. 😦 I’ll be getting a new phone around the 20th of January or so and I’ll start posting my own pics then. 🙂 )


If you can’t get your hands in one of this FILED: file folders, I really recommend you to just buy a big binder as well as the separate stuff similar to what’s inside on my file folder. It really will help to have it all in one place. It also minimizes space in your school bag and it’s cute, handy and my favorite, waterproof!!! 😀