Quiz: How Much of a School Supplies Hoarder Are You?

The moment of truth.
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On a scale of one to stop-judging-me, how outrageous are your school supplies hoarding tendencies? If you don't know yet or are just in denial, we hope this quiz can help you sort our your issues. 

1. The perfect planner for you is...

No frills. As long as it helps keep your life organized.

Fits all the requirements you have—good paper, nice layout, perfect design.

Serves its purpose, aesthetically pleasing, and with all the necessary accessories.

2. Your journaling motto is...

Less is more.

Use only what you have.

Excessorizing is life!

3. When you go to a school supply store, you...

Ooh and aah over the notebooks, pens, stickers, and stamps but come to your senses and convince yourself you don't need it.

Stuff everything you want in a shopping basket but only buy what you really need.

YOLO, lose your sense of self, and get everything that catches your fancy.

4. When someone borrows a pen from you, you...

Ask them what color they need.

Hand them your pencil case that's filled to the brim with all sorts of writing materials.

Ask them what they're using it for and recommend the best one you have (i.e. milky pen, glitter pen, brush pen, etc.)

5. For you, the perfect journal spread has...

All the information you need—with a few highlighted sentences here and there.

Different paragraphs written in different colored pens, highlighted parts, a few sticky notes and page tabs.

All of the above plus some stickers, washi tape, tiny illustrations, and a motivational quote. 


6. Your friends call you a...

School supplies addict.

School supplies hoarder.

Walking school supplies store.










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A Simple Learner Who's a Great Pretender

Maybe I'm just a learner, not a weirdo. A learner that knows how to listen and pretend. A simple learner who's a great pretender. Pretending to be slightly dumb enough not to be judged and criticized by those who do not appreciate my existence. We surround ourselves with people who's levels are either beyond or below our intellectual behavior, because as for reality, people may use you either for their success or your downfall. Since then, people tend to judge someone who has an intellect with things they shouldn't be. Making them a criticizer, and most of all, calling them weird.

Honestly, I'm one of this "weirdo" who actually loves to learn things, and for the record, I'm bullied and stressed out for making myself not to learn more and go with the flow to dumbness I had. Have you ever feel being assigned to some task where you know every process to make it easier and faster to finish but turns out to hesitate to voice out because some of your mates put themselves in charge. There are times where I know what to do, what to say, or how to react, but kept myself silent and pretend not to know anything that may help us. Maybe it's a good thing to just go with their ideas and learn from their perspectives, but sometimes you can't control it and says something, and once again called to be a weirdo and let you finish the work by yourself.

It's annoying that you only know one process yet they gave you the whole work and let you finish it by yourself because they insist that "MAGALING KA DIBA?". It's not your fault being an intellectual person, knowing such things that may help you to pursue your dreams, and have the basic knowledge about something. You don't need to know everything, just the basics. And as for those people who do not appreciate your existence, let them be and continue what's the best for you. In some cases, you'll be annoyed by this but most of the time you'll be thankful for it. Not for now but maybe later. Just be yourself either a weirdo, a great pretender, or a simple learner, and always remember to lower your voice and behavior because no one loves that.

Just be a great pretender not to hear any runts and be a good learner that appreciates everything. It's out of nowhere thoughts of mine, but simply I leave you this my favorite life quotation; "Don't introduce yourself, Let your success introduce you"

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