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Erika Rafael.15. A lover of tea and pictures. Reads books in the dark. Obsessed with Crunchy Cheetos. this is a personal/lifestyle blog wanna-be.

Strawberry & Shorts

From Manila to Pangasinan, and finally Baguio. I could actually sum this day up as fun and chill. 

Today was quite an adventure. My family went strawberry-picking; however I went strawberry-picking in shorts knowing the weather in Baguio was 14 degrees or something. I had taho which I craved for months, and local strawberry ice cream, which tastes awesomely delicious i couldn’t even explain it. image

That’s all for now! Over and out;)

Hey it’s me! I’m Back:)
Summer kicked in not too long ago and I cannot wait to get out of my home  and explore the world!! These past couple of weeks have been blank. I basically lived in pyjamas and stayed on the internet all day which I know sounds really bad. I should have just scheduled hangouts with my friends and family but hey, a few days in bed doesn’t sound so bad after very hectic finals. Right?
What’s been going on? Nothing really.
My sleeping cycle: It’s very bad and I think it’s doing me no good at all. For the past few days, I have been getting up at lunch and sleeping at midnight. So it’s more of a 12-12 thing. It’s definitely a bad cycle. The thing is, I have nothing to keep me busy unless I have to leave the house that day. And as much as I would looooove to sleep at 8 or 9 pm and wake up really early the next day, I couldn’t. I’m always wide awake. 
I am a night person. But that doesn’t mean my sleeping cycle should be crazy, right? I do have sleeping issues.  I wake up really early one day and when it’s time to sleep, I couldn’t. My mind always has thoughts that I couldn’t seem to turn off. It must be insomnia or something. I just don’t know. 
Anywho, it’s nice to be back. Now that it’s summer, I can beat my blog with so much to talk about after a million years of slacking and procrastinating. Once my schedule is set, I will do another post. 
I’ll be flying to Manila soon and after reviewing for a few weeks (i’ll be needing the extra knowledge for my senior year!!), I’ll be flying yet again to somewhere which I can’t tell! Hopefully, this blog will get more love and attention from me!! Thanks for stoppin’ by <3
xoxo

Hey it’s me! I’m Back:)

Summer kicked in not too long ago and I cannot wait to get out of my home  and explore the world!! These past couple of weeks have been blank. I basically lived in pyjamas and stayed on the internet all day which I know sounds really bad. I should have just scheduled hangouts with my friends and family but hey, a few days in bed doesn’t sound so bad after very hectic finals. Right?

What’s been going on? Nothing really.

My sleeping cycle: It’s very bad and I think it’s doing me no good at all. For the past few days, I have been getting up at lunch and sleeping at midnight. So it’s more of a 12-12 thing. It’s definitely a bad cycle. The thing is, I have nothing to keep me busy unless I have to leave the house that day. And as much as I would looooove to sleep at 8 or 9 pm and wake up really early the next day, I couldn’t. I’m always wide awake. 

I am a night person. But that doesn’t mean my sleeping cycle should be crazy, right? I do have sleeping issues.  I wake up really early one day and when it’s time to sleep, I couldn’t. My mind always has thoughts that I couldn’t seem to turn off. It must be insomnia or something. I just don’t know. 

Anywho, it’s nice to be back. Now that it’s summer, I can beat my blog with so much to talk about after a million years of slacking and procrastinating. Once my schedule is set, I will do another post. 

I’ll be flying to Manila soon and after reviewing for a few weeks (i’ll be needing the extra knowledge for my senior year!!), I’ll be flying yet again to somewhere which I can’t tell! Hopefully, this blog will get more love and attention from me!! Thanks for stoppin’ by <3

xoxo

Here are a few of the photos I took during my stay at Baguio. The weather was a lot colder than last December and I really wish I stayed longer. The trip was just loooovely. Too bad I have school to attend to. But I’m definitely looking forward for the next trip! 

Greetings!! I am going to spend most of this day on this couch. I’m still not done going through the magazine and yes, Cheetos. Cheetos are my life. So basically right now I am re-doing my blog because it definitely needs more love than usual.

Greetings!! I am going to spend most of this day on this couch. I’m still not done going through the magazine and yes, Cheetos. Cheetos are my life. So basically right now I am re-doing my blog because it definitely needs more love than usual.

TGIF: Baguio, I’m Back!!

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Tonight’s treats: Barbecue Chicken and a good magazine. 

I originally planned to sleep right when we arrive at Baguio but because of the quick stop we had to make at 7 Eleven, I ended up picking a magazine and a Barbecue Chicken. 

This has been the sixth day since I’ve slept at 12am. And I have to say, it isn’t doing me any good. As much as I need to sleep at the right hours, school work always gets in the way. Right after I put up this post, I’ll try my best to make myself go to bed. 

More posts coming up!! Stay tuned!

MY DELAYED READ: I have finally come to my senses to read this book! Believe it or not it has been months since I bought it and it has just been sitting on my bookshelf, unnoticed and unread. The funny thing is, I have been craving to read new books when in fact this one was just there!!I haven’t gone that far into this book yet. I’m stuck in Chapter 16. There’s just too much drama going on.
Have an awesome weekend and belated Happy Valentine’s Day (if that ever is a greeting:))

MY DELAYED READ:
I have finally come to my senses to read this book! Believe it or not it has been months since I bought it and it has just been sitting on my bookshelf, unnoticed and unread. The funny thing is, I have been craving to read new books when in fact this one was just there!!I haven’t gone that far into this book yet. I’m stuck in Chapter 16. There’s just too much drama going on.

Have an awesome weekend and belated Happy Valentine’s Day (if that ever is a greeting:))

Motivational Monday + New Theme!

The other night, I had this ridiculous urge to blog. I was desperately out of ideas and so to satisfy that, I sat on my desk, grabbed a cup of coffee and went on Bloglovin. As much as I would like to be a consistent blogger, I feel like I lack the motivation and ideas. One of my goals for the new year is to keep this blog alive. And I’ve found out that the only way for me to get motivated to blog is to read other blogs- this way I can incorporate new ideas for my own posts and make this blog worthy to read. 

With all of that being said, I thought I’d make a few changes to my blog before I start planning my posts. (I’ll definitely update on my progress regarding the ideas)

Does the minimalist look work? :) 

And allow me to leave you with with one of my favourite quotes:

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Have a great week!

New Years day turned out to be surprisingly productive for me. I spent the whole day cleaning the house alongside my parents and cousins. It&#8217;s a good way to start the year knowing I spent aaaaall day working. And as I was cleaning today, I noticed that the house needs fresh rugs and kitchen towels or even towels in general and I certainly need a new bed sheet and set of new pillows. Too much, I know. Maybe I could talk my mom into getting new house stuff and use my own money splurge on a new pair of heels. gonna keep my fingers crossed! I hope I could keep up with posting stuff on tumblr on a regular basis. Someone has to help me think of new interesting topics to write about once in a while. 
I&#8217;m quite sad 2013 had to end. It was an AMAZING year for me in soooo many ways. i just hope 2014 will be as amazing and if not, more amazing than last year. 
Here&#8217;s to the very first blogpost of 2013! Happy New Year!

New Years day turned out to be surprisingly productive for me. I spent the whole day cleaning the house alongside my parents and cousins. It’s a good way to start the year knowing I spent aaaaall day working. And as I was cleaning today, I noticed that the house needs fresh rugs and kitchen towels or even towels in general and I certainly need a new bed sheet and set of new pillows. Too much, I know. Maybe I could talk my mom into getting new house stuff and use my own money splurge on a new pair of heels. gonna keep my fingers crossed! I hope I could keep up with posting stuff on tumblr on a regular basis. Someone has to help me think of new interesting topics to write about once in a while. 

I’m quite sad 2013 had to end. It was an AMAZING year for me in soooo many ways. i just hope 2014 will be as amazing and if not, more amazing than last year. 

Here’s to the very first blogpost of 2013! Happy New Year!

Happy Holidays<3

Time has passed by fleetingly and I have to say honestly, I can’t keep up. I really wish time would slow down a bit.
Aside from all that emotional stuffs (couldn’t help it sorry), I had a chilly Christmas with the family this year. My dad decided to spend chirstmas in Baguio and escape from the hectic life of Manila. The travel was surprisingly shorter than I expected. Im just happy I had all the time in the world to relax, unwind and drink all the Raspberry Tea I want. 
 Fortunately, photo opportunities were all around so here goes:
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11/01/13
I love travelling. Thankfully, my travel opportunities come pretty often. Most of the travels I go on are on plane- and over time, it became my favourite. I find plane rides calming and comfy. And somehow, flying makes me feel like I’m away from all the stress and chaos. 
Sometimes I would travel on school days- then I would have to catch up on my lessons while I’m away. Usually, I would pack my notebooks but I never study when I’m on a plane. 
I never do work when I am on a plane. I always make the whole ride worth the relaxation by reading a book, watching a movie or listening to music. 

11/01/13
I love travelling. Thankfully, my travel opportunities come pretty often. Most of the travels I go on are on plane- and over time, it became my favourite. I find plane rides calming and comfy. And somehow, flying makes me feel like I’m away from all the stress and chaos. 
Sometimes I would travel on school days- then I would have to catch up on my lessons while I’m away. Usually, I would pack my notebooks but I never study when I’m on a plane. 
I never do work when I am on a plane. I always make the whole ride worth the relaxation by reading a book, watching a movie or listening to music. 
I didn&#8217;t have any decent looking photo other than this. 
Thanks to my dear friend, Paula, I&#8217;ll be doing a post tonight! yaaayy *queue confetti*  POOF. The typical tag. I honestly don&#8217;t know how to work these things.
Let&#8217;s do this!

1. What’s your all time favorite chick flick?
Wild Child ;D

2. Who’s your ultimate crush?
is it fair to say i don&#8217;t have an ultimate crush? because I really don&#8217;t. hehe

3. Describe your ideal guy.
Someone who&#8217;s responsible, thoughtful, God-fearing, a musician, loves to mess around and has the same taste of movies/books/music as I do

4. What’s your favorite book?
Sunday at Tiffany&#8217;s. there&#8217;s just something about the book

5. Enumerate at least 2 pet peeves.
#1: wobbly tables. I would just die of frustration if I encounter one. That&#8217;s why it is called a table. something stable for someone to lay something on 
#2: when you are in shorts, wear your hair down. When in jeans, wear hair up. This is how weird I am okay. 

6. How do you see yourself 20 years from now?
I see myself travelling the world with a satchel and a vintage camera leaving all my work behind. this is after I have saved up my salary of 20 years 

7. In what era do you want to live in?
Renaissance! even though I&#8217;m not that big of an art person. It&#8217;s would be nice to experience it though!

8. Who’s your favorite superhero?
Wonder Woman. because she&#8217;s wonders and she&#8217;s hot. And she&#8217;s one of the only superheros I know. (shocking revelation right there)

9. If you could change lives with one prominent person, who would it be?
would it count if i chose a prominent fictional character? I couldn&#8217;t think of anyone else to be but Nancy Drew. I&#8217;d loooove to experience solving mysteries in fun old-fashioned clothes

10. What do you want to have for Christmas?
should i list it all down or&#8230;? :D
- solid coloured scarf
-a mug
-a Lomography Camera

I tag all my followers to do this post!! Do it!

My own set:
1. What&#8217;s your favourite word?
2. Thoughts on Croughnuts: Yay, nay or never heard of it.
3. What&#8217;s your favourite tv show?
4. What is that one quote you live by?
5. Pick one: Sun or Moon. Why?
6. Complete the statement. ________ wanted to buy ______ but the lady at the store __________________________ so __________________. 
7. Who&#8217;s your celebrity crush?
8. What&#8217;s your ideal home?
9. Do you like to wear sunglasses?
10. What&#8217;s is that one thing you cannot live without?


Photo: last summer&#8217;s visit to PICC. I was fascinated by the ceiling lights and i set my camera on manual and just went with a complete blur. 

I didn’t have any decent looking photo other than this.

Thanks to my dear friend, Paula, I’ll be doing a post tonight! yaaayy *queue confetti*  POOF. The typical tag. I honestly don’t know how to work these things.

Let’s do this!

1. What’s your all time favorite chick flick?
Wild Child ;D
2. Who’s your ultimate crush?
is it fair to say i don’t have an ultimate crush? because I really don’t. hehe
3. Describe your ideal guy.
Someone who’s responsible, thoughtful, God-fearing, a musician, loves to mess around and has the same taste of movies/books/music as I do
4. What’s your favorite book?
Sunday at Tiffany’s. there’s just something about the book
5. Enumerate at least 2 pet peeves.
#1: wobbly tables. I would just die of frustration if I encounter one. That’s why it is called a table. something stable for someone to lay something on 
#2: when you are in shorts, wear your hair down. When in jeans, wear hair up. This is how weird I am okay. 
6. How do you see yourself 20 years from now?
I see myself travelling the world with a satchel and a vintage camera leaving all my work behind. this is after I have saved up my salary of 20 years 
7. In what era do you want to live in?
Renaissance! even though I’m not that big of an art person. It’s would be nice to experience it though!
8. Who’s your favorite superhero?
Wonder Woman. because she’s wonders and she’s hot. And she’s one of the only superheros I know. (shocking revelation right there)
9. If you could change lives with one prominent person, who would it be?
would it count if i chose a prominent fictional character? I couldn’t think of anyone else to be but Nancy Drew. I’d loooove to experience solving mysteries in fun old-fashioned clothes
10. What do you want to have for Christmas?
should i list it all down or…? :D
- solid coloured scarf
-a mug
-a Lomography Camera
I tag all my followers to do this post!! Do it!
My own set:
1. What’s your favourite word?
2. Thoughts on Croughnuts: Yay, nay or never heard of it.
3. What’s your favourite tv show?
4. What is that one quote you live by?
5. Pick one: Sun or Moon. Why?
6. Complete the statement. ________ wanted to buy ______ but the lady at the store __________________________ so __________________. 
7. Who’s your celebrity crush?
8. What’s your ideal home?
9. Do you like to wear sunglasses?
10. What’s is that one thing you cannot live without?
Photo: last summer’s visit to PICC. I was fascinated by the ceiling lights and i set my camera on manual and just went with a complete blur. 
I’m the worst person at keeping up with blogs. I really wish I hadn’t slacked but I didn’t have the time. September has been a really hectic and stressful month for me. Now that my 2nd Quarter exams are over, I can spend more time on the internet. 
Photo: from today’s trip to Saranggani Highlands.

I’m the worst person at keeping up with blogs. I really wish I hadn’t slacked but I didn’t have the time. September has been a really hectic and stressful month for me. Now that my 2nd Quarter exams are over, I can spend more time on the internet.

Photo: from today’s trip to Saranggani Highlands.