Friday, July 15, 2011

Chucks and Cupcakes beat stress

Today is Friday, yipee! And what's the best day that comes with Friday... payday! How I wish everyday would be a payday Friday, I'm sure it would make everyone happy. More shopping, food and more sales for the stores. The happiness just spreads on a payday Friday. ;-)

This week has been exhausting because of the preliminary examination of my students. Though I'm given a week of rest from teaching, the paperwork doubles on examination weeks. I have to check 80+ examination papers and prepare a summary of my students' deficiencies. I do this additional task because I want to practice transparency in my classes. I open my class records to ensure that all their scores are encoded accurately. In addition, I also want to give my students an idea of how much effort they need to exert to pass my subject. So as you can see, the real job of a teacher doesn't only evolve on providing instruction. A lot of people don't realize that the job of a teacher extends to maintaining organized records, monitoring students' performance and later on motivating them to study harder. (Harder for the students and hardest for the teachers too.)

So much talk about my work, I hope I didn't bore all of you. ;-) I wanted to give myself a break so I engaged in my usual stress busting activity.. shopping! I promised myself not to shop until December.. but sorry I just can't. Perhaps if all shopping malls around me are tore down to pieces then I might stop. hahaha! This week I caused these damaging pieces of happiness to my wallet

My first ever Chuck Taylor!
I've been wanting to own an immortal Chuck Taylor. After sleepless nights, I finally have this classic piece. This will perfectly pair my jeans and button down blouses.

Bag from Heartstrings
I saw this bag from a fellow train passenger on the way home. It was love at first sight. ;-) I searched two shopping malls and I found this at my favorite, SM Marikina. I felt the bag was meant for me because it was on sale. Hurray! I got this for less than $9.  The bag is made of water repellant cloth, perfect for the current rainy reason.

I don't know what is happening to my hormones and brain cells who are responsible for my appetite. For this week, I got addicted to this

What's inside the box?

These are
Oh weight gain!

Have a sweet and relaxing weekend to everyone! :)


  1. I think you made *awesome* purchases! The cupcakes are too pretty to eat :D

  2. I love your de-stress idea,shopping!!I have some chucks yellow ones with little red lady bugs.Love your purse.

  3. Dianne, I have that same pair of chucks. Same color (to match my husband's kasi may ganyan din sya) :) Sana pumunta ka sa SM North between 10-12nn nung Friday. Nag-leave at nakipagsiksikan ako dun for the Great Northern Sale kasi if you have an Advantage card, you get an additional 10% off from the sale price between that time lang. Worth it ang init, siksikan at super habang pila and hindi mo iisipin na naghihirap ang Pilipinas kung nakita mo yung mga tao dun, haha.

  4. Your chucks look like my blue Converse sneakers from 7th grade. Dad drove me up to Red Weir's and I bought them with my own money. They were so awesome, comfy and cool. Wow. Memory lane...

  5. Those shoes will be so cute on you, Diane! I love them...and the cupcakes look yummy! But what do I love best? The handbag of course! I have a weakness for handbags and hat a great deal you got! WOW! I love it! It sure is fun to shop on payday! ♥

  6. Hi Diane,

    you are such an efficient and hard-working woman I think you deserve to treat yourself!
    I have a pair of Chucks too - I bought them when I visited Hong Kong in 2007. They were half-priced :)

    Enjoy those yummy cupcakes...


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