Hello, It’s Steffi ♡ (10 Facts About Me!)

I decided to finally put a ‘face’ on my blog once and for all. Here we go!

  1. Hello! My nickname is Steffi ♡ I am currently working as a Primary School Teacher. I’m handling Primary 2 pupils this school year!
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Teacher Steffi in her natural habitat. Hahaha! ♡ This picture was taken way back 8th of February this year, thus, the date on the board.

2. I turned a quarter-of-a-century-year-old last July.

3. On the same month above, I received my diploma in special education! Best birthday gift ♡

4. I’m currently trying out bullet journaling as well! I’m posting once in a while in my IG. Follow me if you want! @bujowithsteffi ♡

5.  I recently started to like pink–Pastel Pink and Rose Gold to be exact.

6. TBH, I really need to catch up on my food/drink hunting already. I’ve been very busy with work.

7. I’m learning calligraphy!

8. I’m going back to school again in January 2020. I’ll take up Diploma in Early Childhood Education.

9. I am so forgetful that’s why journaling works for me.

10. I’m a coffee and milk tea lover forever! ♡

I probably mentioned some of these already in my previous posts, but that’s all I can think of right now. LOL. Anyway, I’ve been MIA for a while now due to work, but I’ll update whenever I can ♡

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Books & Brews Cafe’s Iced Matcha and Iced Hazelnut Latte ♡ | Coffee Review

Coffee Rating: 4.5/5

I’ve been eyeing this place for the longest time and finally I’m here!

Located at the back of Mango Square Mall (near the parking area), this place, I noticed, is the go-to for people who wants a safe and quiet place to study, read a book or just enjoy their cup of coffee in peace.

They have an open kitchen/bar which is a plus when it comes to sanitary–we can see how our food and drinks are made.

You can also borrow books while you’re there!

And a big YES for stainless straws and mason jars! ♡ #SaveTheEarth

Okay, now back to my review on the drinks. I ordered the Iced Hazelnut Latte and my friend ordered Iced Matcha.

For my drink, I was happy. It was not too sweet and not to watery considering there was ice on it for some time already. However, for the Iced Matcha, my friend said it it was a bit watery, thus the 4.5 score.

I’ll be coming back for their other drinks next time! ♡

Fat Fook Taiwanese Kitchen’s Wintermelon Milk Tea ♡ | Milk Tea Review

Milk Tea Rating: 5/5

If you are craving for milk tea, then you will do whatever it takes to get one.. Right?!

Well, a long queue is an exception for me though (aka lazy, but working on it!) that’s why I never get the chance to try some of the new hyped drinks unless they are not anymore, well, hyped. LOL. Am I the only one?!

Fat Fook is a Taiwanese restaurant serving authentic Taiwanese food. Fat Fook literally means Fat (in English) = Big | Fook (in Cantonese) = Good Fortune / Happiness.

It had a long queue, but luckily they had a separate booth solely for their drinks/desserts which was very convenient for people like me.

I ordered their Wintermelon Milk Tea priced at Php 100 + Php 20 for the pearls.

I love the taste! I guess you can say you can never go wrong with Wintermelon Milk Tea–for Fat Fook it definitely applies!

I totally recommend! ❤️

Your Feelings Are Valid; You Are Valid

To whoever needs to hear this:

I validate your feelings.

Yes, it’s real.

Yes, it’s painful.

I know it’s a lot for some people to take in and understand, but I do.

I may not walk the same exact path as you do, but I won’t say I had it worse because really, who are we to compare?

We have different struggles and it sucks big time. Not gonna lie.

But be positive that someday, you will look back on your journey and you will catch yourself smiling because you made it to the other side–happier, healthy and safe.

I’m just here, I won’t judge you. I know that’s the last thing you will need.

 

And maybe, I needed to hear this as well.

Work + School Update (Part Three!)

It’s been a long time since I had an update about my work + school. Aside from updating you (if someone comes across this post), it’s also a documentation as to where I am at this point in time. So, here it goes! ♡

Work Update:

We’re approaching the end of the school year. One more unit for the last term and we officially say goodbye to school year 2018-2019!

I’ll have my training over the summer. That will be interesting and I’m looking forward to it!

School Update:

A lot has been happening these past few weeks.

First off, I just officially ended my 2-week practice teaching at Mandaue City Central SpEd School – OT/PT Center yesterday. It was a bittersweet experience I would never ever forget. I documented everything from Day 1 up until our last day. I’ll probably post a video about it soon.

PS. It was just a short practice teaching experience because we still have to attend a lot of seminars and immersions which will happen this month.

Second, I’ll hopefully graduate this July 2019 with a Diploma in Special Education. Currently, I’m holding a Degree in Communication and a Certificate in Professional Education.

Initially, I was planning to proceed and get my Master’s Degree in Special Education.. Not until two weeks ago. Now, I’m planning to skip it first and have a Diploma in Early Childhood Education instead.

It’s an ambitious move, I know–sacrificing my weekend-offs and going back to school all over again–but I don’t want to regret things just because I was lazy and just because some people think it’s ridiculous.

It’s tiring, yes, but it’s all going to be worth it. ♡

The Lemon Co’s Lemonade with Yakult ♡ | Drink Review

My Review: 5/5

I am obsessed with The Lemon Co’s Lemonade with Yakult! ♡

I’ve been ordering it for a straight week now. It’s cheaper than milk tea (price and size fixed at medium and Php 69 respectively) + it’s healthier (freshly squeezed lemon and Yakult) so it’s a win. LOL.

If you are a Yakult lover then this should be on your must-try list.

Steffi Tip: You can order this with 50% – 75% brown sugar. The sweetness will not be overpowering the drink and brown sugar, in my opinion, tastes yummier.

If you tried it already, tell me what you think! ♡

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