Thursday, 31 July 2014

Happy Birthday, Harry!


If you’ve been a reader of my blog for a long time already, you would know how much I love reading (and re-reading) books. But out of all the books I’ve read, the Harry Potter Series will always be the one closest to heart. I have never read a book with so much fervor, so much emotion, so much feels, than with the HP series. I have so much love for it, in fact, that I’ve read every book four times for the past 21 years of my existence. 

And to commemorate the birthday of Harry Potter (and J.K. Rowling, you amazing woman you) I’ve listed seven memorable quotes in honor of the seven books that became a huge part of my childhood, as well as the lives of millions of readers around the world.


What is left of my physical collection. Don’t you just hate it when people do not know how to return borrowed books? (sigh)



1. “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that.” - Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone)

2. “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” - Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets)

3. “Don’t let the Muggles get you down!” - Ronald Weasley (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban)

4. “Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.” - Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire)

5. “Give her hell from us, Peeves.” - Fred Weasley (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix)

6. “Once again, you show all the sensitivity of a blunt axe” - Nearly Headless Nick (Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince)

7. “After all this time?” "Always…" - Severus Snape (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows)



Happy Birthday, Harry! Thank you for all the magic! 

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Wednesday, 28 March 2012

iamnoexpertonlove said: Hi Ate Charlene! I just want to ask kung ano yung 50 ways to cope up with stress mo? Thank you! And God bless, stay pretty! :))

Hello! :) Here, I typed it down for you.

50 ways to cope with Stress

  1. Get up 15 minutes earlier.
  2. Prepare for the morning the night before.
  3. Don’t rely on your memory. Write things down.
  4. Repair things that don’t work properly.
  5. Make duplicate keys.
  6. Say no more often
  7. Set priorities in your life.
  8. Avoid negative people.
  9. Always make copies of important papers.
  10. Ask for help with jobs you dislike.
  11. Break large tasks into bite sized portions.
  12. Look at problems as challenges.
  13. Smile more.
  14. Be prepared for rain.
  15. Schedule a play time into everyday.
  16. Avoid tight fitting clothes.
  17. Take a bubble bath.
  18. Believe in you.
  19. Visualize yourself winning.
  20. Develop a sense of humor.
  21. Stop thinking tomorrow will be a better today.
  22. Have goals for yourself.
  23. Say hello to a stranger.
  24. Look up at the stars.
  25. Practice breathing slowly.
  26. Do brand new things.
  27. Stop a bad habit.
  28. Take stock of your achievements.
  29. Do it today.
  30. Strive for excellence not perfection.
  31. Look at a work of art.
  32. Maintain your weight.
  33. Plant a tree.
  34. Stand up and stretch.
  35. Always have a plan ‘B’
  36. Learn a new doodle.
  37. Learn to meet your own needs.
  38. Become a better listener.
  39. Learn your limitations and let others know them too.
  40. Throw a paper airplane.
  41. Exercise everyday.
  42. Get to work early.
  43. Clean out one closet.
  44. Take a different route to work.
  45. Leave work early (with permission)
  46. Remember you always have options.
  47. Quit trying to ‘fix’ other people.
  48. Get enough sleep.
  49. Praise other people.
  50. Relax, take each day at a time…

You have the rest of your life to live.

P.S. The words aren’t mine. I just found it on Tumblr. Sorry I can’t link back to it though, because I forgot where I saw it! D:

Thank you for your question and God Bless you too! :)

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