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Maris Racal’s note-taking photos spark a brand new meme format

Filipinos just can’t take Irene Tiu (Maris Racal) seriously.

Maris Racal has been labeled the ‘Meme Queen’ as she continues to be a source of content that Filipino social media users convert into memes.

On January 4, 2023, Maris shared photos of her on X (formerly Twitter), with a notebook and a pen, taking notes, as if she is deeply contemplating things before jotting them down with the caption: “studious.”

Just a few hours later, a new meme format was born as X users created witty memes using the photos that caught Maris’ attention.

The day after recognizing the surfacing memes, she took to Facebook saying, “January 5 palang, pero ang dami nang leaks ng mga nasulat ko saking 2024 journal [It’s only January 5, but there are already a lot of leaks from what I wrote in my 2024 journal].”

Moreover, with the rapid creation of memes from her photos, she also posted on Instagram, “I hate twitterrrrr,” with the chosen memes of her photos as entries to Filipino ‘memescape.’


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The witty contents include Maris being the mastermind behind some drawings that had already circulated on social media, as well as her playful responses to certain textbook questions.

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