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…๐Ÿ˜‚

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.

My Best friend.

Hello phantom readers!

I think it is about time I tell you internet peeps about my best friend. ๐Ÿ™ŒShe is a sister to me in everything but blood. My constant confidant and guidance especially when I feel like my world is just a big tangled mess and I’m in the deepest pit of darkness, she is the brightest light that can put a smile on my face in my worst of moods.๐Ÿ˜ป

I met her in my freshmen year of high school๐Ÿ“•๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ“š. I left my first school Montessori and then transferred to a catholic all girls school๐Ÿ˜‡. It was around Christmas time ๐ŸŽ„and Montessori was having their annual Christmas program. I was visiting and enjoying the free food when my classmate from grade school who still went to Montessori started playfully teasing me.

I was pretty childish back then(still am^ฯ‰^). So naturally I ran after him. I couldn’t catch up to him but then this girl fell in step with me, she was also trying to chase the guy because apparently he was bugging her earlier.

All was fine, the guy wasn’t a bully, he was just a really good friend and such friends just love to annoy you at times. I thanked him for that day.๐Ÿ‘Š

The girl and I eventually gave up since, why the effort? There’s free food everywhere,๐Ÿด๐Ÿจโ˜•๐Ÿง๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿช๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ—๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ

I rather feast than chase that guy all day. The girl, whom I like to call sister in Greek (Percy Jackson got us greeky๐Ÿ˜น) sat down with me and we got talking and founding out about everything we had and didn’t have in common.

We clicked.๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

The next school year, I transferred back to Montessori and we got close and closer and even after she transferred school the next year, we never drifted away. โ˜บWe hardly talked to each other but when we do meet, it’s like we were never apart.๐Ÿ’ž

She knows my deepest darkest secrets and guards them as if they were her own. She loves me despite hugging her too hard that I forgot about her milk box she had and it spilled on her top…๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜˜

She’s my biggest motivator in life and I really can’t imagine losing her.

She really is the best.๐Ÿ˜˜

A few days ago, we finally saw each other after like a year. We went to the mini mall that mostly is just a bazaar and we played cruddy arcade games and sat down for hours talking about anything and nothing. It was the best I had in a long while.๐Ÿ˜†

Although I have other friends I consider my best friends as well, this special girl has a special place in my heart ๐Ÿ’–

She got me through a lot and always refused to believe I was anything less than great. I have tons of flaws and she doesn’t care for any of them. I absolutely love her and thank God I have met this wonderful person in my life.

To the people reading through my long post, I just want you to remember not to take for granted the people/person you call your best friend. They truly are gifts sent from heaven.

Happy Best Friends Day!!!!๐Ÿ’Ÿ

Finals Week.

I can’t believe it. My freshman year is ending. I have almost survived this big event in my life. Finals week is here.

The past few weeks were the most hardest, challenging and grueling weeks of my life by far.

In a little over the week, I will be free to relax and hopefully marvel over the tiny achievements I had over the year.

This chapter of my life is closing and I can’t wait but I’m also a little sad. Everyone is a mixture of happy and sad at the end of e very school year.

Right now though is the calm before the storm which is finals and the storm before the rainbow which is vacation!

I can’t go into this anymore because I’m busy, but oh my goodness, my feels are overwhelming but I’m ready, let’s do this WOOO HOO!!!!

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 Iย 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 anย 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 ๐Ÿ™‚


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! โค

This thing is basically all I need for everything.


If you don’t already know, I am a freshman Literature Major. ๐Ÿ™‚

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 aย 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 muchย 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! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I’ll be getting a new phone around the 20th of January or so and I’ll start posting my own pics then. ๐Ÿ™‚ )


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!!! ๐Ÿ˜€