PRINCESS DIARIES

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Books give body to our ideas and imaginations, make them flesh in the world; a bookstore is the city where our fleshed-out inner selves reside.

—Lewis Buzbee, The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop (via beckisbookshelf)

(via teachingliteracy)

#Glenda and its air pressure are too much. This isn’t fun. My ears hurt now. :(

Black Mamba with barbecue rum sauce (at Zark’s Burger La Salle, Taft)

Black Mamba with barbecue rum sauce (at Zark’s Burger La Salle, Taft)

Motivate yourself!

Have you ever experienced a moment in your life when you feel extremely hyped over all your plans that you’re excited and motivated every second as you make them all happen? I feel that every day! What a blessing to know you’re being looked after by the King! <3

Anonymous asked: This may not be a question, but this is definitely a birthday greeting. Ms! This is one of your students representing the class, B. This greeting could be a 2 hour late from April 17th, 2014.. "It's better late than never!" Happy birthday, Ms! You've done so much to us! Starting from being a mom (Mommy Rafanan!), our english teacher, and such. You've influenced us in so many ways, couldn't name them all hehe. 8B is blessed and thankful to God for having you as our mom. Godspeed, Ms!

This is so late but you know I love you, whoever you are. Let me say that again, I love you. 

bulletproof-believer asked: Miss I can't believe your so flexible! I love your photos, miss! Miss, I miss you! Haha I express it every time I see you. I'm sorry for being too hyper though! :) -tish

I didn’t see you the entire week, love. Study well and God bless! <3

Batan Island, Batanes (North)

We kick- started our trip right on the day we arrived! We didn’t want to waste a minute rolling left and right our hotel beds because Batanes is too heaven for that kind of earthly procrastination. The simple province of Batanes is made up of 3 islands: Batan (where the capital Basco is located), Itbayat, and Sabtang. There are North Batan and South Batan tours that you can get for quite expensive but worthy packages from tour guides. Anyway, their tour guides are the friendliest and most informative so you might want to get at least one to help you out in your journey. Below are photos from the North Batan Island tour:

1. Along the way, you will see these magnificent views.image

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2. Racuh a Payaman/ Marlboro Country (Endless rolling hills and undomesticated animals that freely roam will welcome you in Batanes! Seriously, they have this system of communal pasture that’s really cool. You become part of a group, leave your animals at a common place like this one, visit during a specific time, and milk your cow when ready! I just had to see this for our first stop and I knew my trip was already complete.)

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3. Alapad sceneryimage

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4. Honesty Coffee Shop (Who doesn’t know this one? Honestly, I am surprised and completely taken away by the honesty of the people in Batanes. You leave something behind, go back the next day and still find it there. I’ve never seen such honest and genuine people! The Honesty shop offers the cheapest yet most delicious to-go merienda. Make sure you grab some! *Don’t forget to pay! :))

5. San Jose Obrero Church (Look at that seaside view!)

6. Chawa View Deck (BEST SUNSET EVERRRRRRR)


Not in photos: Uyugan Town, House of Dakay, Spanish bridge, San Carlos Borromeo Church, Mahatao Shelter Port, and dinner at Octagon Bed and Dine (Must try: healthy yellow rice!)

Midnoooyt work and study food from @elgieness ü

Midnoooyt work and study food from @elgieness ü

Squid Pasta for Sunday home brunch with @preciousr

Squid Pasta for Sunday home brunch with @preciousr