Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Blogging again

Posted by austenfan at 8/31/2010 08:23:00 PM 0 comments
After more than a week (or is it two weeks?) of staying away from blogging, here I am returning to the blogging community. It's not that I suddenly thought of something clever and interesting to say. It's just that I suddenly wanted to type - just type some random things that you may or may not want to read. Well, of course, I do hope that you'll stay long enough to read this entry.

I currently have the cold. To be accurate, I have the cold coupled with cough (which, really, naturally follows once you catch the cold). Now, I don't really like the feel of having the cold plus cough combination. Whenever I'm in this condition, I often find myself consuming lots of tissue from sneezing or rushing off to the sink to get off that unwanted phlegm. Of course, if we had some Moen kitchen faucets installed at our sink, I'm sure I wouldn't mind so much going to the sink oftentimes.

By the way, do you have any cold/cough treatment that you'd like to recommend? Something that you've tried and tested? Just drop me a comment, okay?

Sunday, August 15, 2010

I know I shouldn't.

Posted by austenfan at 8/15/2010 09:07:00 PM 0 comments
I know I shouldn't buy a new book, but one of the books I've been awaiting is finally here. Yep, as in available here in the Philippines!


Linger is the sequel to Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver, which I absolutely loved. And from the reviews I've read of Linger, I think this one's going to be even better! :) Well, you know me, if it's romantic, I am definitely going to read it. Haha. I'm not sure if it's available in other book stores besides Fully Booked, but I sure hope it is. They're currently selling it for - wait for it - 799 pesos. Whoa. Hmm, I think they need a little competition to make them mark down the price. A little book store competition will definitely be good for my wallet. :)

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Missed blog hopping

Posted by austenfan at 8/14/2010 01:37:00 PM 0 comments
Hello there, dear fellow bloggers! Sorry I haven't been able to visit your blogs as much as I used to before. It seems like lately, I've had to do a gazillion things in such a short amount of time. I haven't even been able to update my other blogs - which I must definitely remedy soon.

Hmm, what else? Oh yeah, I missed reading books! It's a good thing the release of Mockingjay, The Hunger Games series' third installment will be out soon, like, in a couple of weeks. In case you haven't read the other books yet, I'm telling you, better start reading them now. I'm sure you won't regret it. :)

Anyway, let me go back to the subject of blog hopping. I'll try to visit some of your blogs soon and hopefully, I'll be able to leave some comments as well. Happy weekend, everyone! :)

Friday, August 13, 2010

Who loves Math?

Posted by austenfan at 8/13/2010 10:31:00 PM 0 comments
Growing up, I wasn't really your typical grade school (or even high school) student. One of the most striking differences I had with my classmates is that I liked math. It was even my most favorite subject back then. I'm not saying that it's easy. It's just that it's challenging, and when you get to solve something that's very challenging, well, it gives you a very satisfying feeling. :)

How about you? Ever had problems with math? If you had, you can try enrolling in some online K-12 and college tutoring classes. I'm pretty sure once you've gotten the hang of it, you'll learn to love your 4th grade math, 5th grade math, and even Algebra 2. Numbers aren't really that confusing, you know. Soon, you'll be Adding fractions and Graphing linear equations just for fun. :) Haha. Imagine, turning from a math-hating student to an incredibly good math geek! You can even impress your friends by showing off your knowledge on the Formula for volume of different figures.

Okay, forgive me for this very geeky post. It's just that I'll be taking the board exam soon so I need to motivate myself to love math more. And if I can motivate others along the way, then that would be even better. :)

Friday, August 6, 2010

Whatever happened to the images?

Posted by austenfan at 8/06/2010 12:08:00 AM 0 comments
Before, most of the time, I make it a point to include some pictures in my blog entries just to liven things up. Let's face it. When you see a big block of nothing but text, sometimes you'd just get too lazy to read them after the first few lines. So I made it a point to include some images so I can catch the reader's attention.

Lately, I haven't been able to put in any pictures at all. Why? Err... let's just say it takes a lot of time. Plus, it's hard to find an interesting image to come with my blog posts. Haha. So, my excuses if you find the entries boring. I'm a pretty ordinary girl, anyway, so don't expect uber hilarious entries from this blog. Haha.

I'll get back to my notes now. Till my next post! :)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

How to not sleep (tips)

Posted by austenfan at 8/04/2010 09:05:00 PM 0 comments
I know, I know. What right do I have to give advice on ways to stay awake even when all you want to do is lie on your comfy mattress and sleep? Well, I can try to give some tips that I think might help, though of course I'm not claiming that I always follow them or that they always work for me.

Okay, here are some of those tips:

1. Make sure that you have a glass or bottle of water nearby. Water helps make you feel energized for the long hours that you intend to stay up for.
2. If water helps, then so does food. Eating snacks can help you fight of sleepiness. However, I don't really recommend this one especially if you're trying to lose weight (like me). Haha.
3. Make sure that you're actually doing what you are supposed to be doing. Get busy! Once you're busy, you'll fight off the urge to close your eyes.
4. Don't go thinking that you'll just take a short nap, then wake up feeling all refreshed. I'm not sure if you've tried doing this before, but it does not do the trick for me at all. Haha.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Time to focus

Posted by austenfan at 8/01/2010 09:25:00 PM 0 comments
Today is the first day August. That means there's only a little more than three months before I take the board exams. You know what that means... I really need to start studying the necessary lessons more seriously. Earlier, I wrote down all the concepts that I needed to learn for this month. Seeing them listed there can be a little daunting, I must admit. However, it also seemed to serve as a wake up call and a sort of motivation. :)

Who knows? If I can really manage to study all those unit operations in a month, I would not have to search for some fat burners that work to lose some weight. Of course, I don't mean that I want to lose so much weight to the point of being unhealthy. I would be satisfied if I could lose ten pounds more or so. Haha.

I hope I can manage to observe the study schedule that I set so I would not have to cram some of the subjects that I need to learn. How about you? Any study habits that you care to share? It can be anything, as long as it has worked great for you. :)
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