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    Patricia

    Majority of my friends call me Trish, I guess you could call me that too. I'm a transcriptions editor with a really messed up body clock and never ending affinity for films, food and written words. I like street art, sweets, neutrals and monochromes, sushi, window seats, golf carts and lazy weekends.

    Some of the things that completely preoccupy me are my fixation with the now defunct The Civil Wars and their beautiful art of sadness, Oh Sehun, sleeping, CSS and HTML, @iameden, and those damn hypnotizing Tasty videos. Top country in my travel bucketlist? Iceland. But the one that will always have my heart? Hong Kong.


    Well, well, well. Updates seem to be not the in thing right now. Finally had a decent access to the internet after 3 days of erratic connection. I seem a bit surprised though when I opened my blogspot account, most of the blogs I follow haven't updated as well. I guess it's time to go out and experience the sun right now, eh?

    Nothing out of the ordinary lately. Here are some quick updates:

    1. IT DOESN'T GET ANY MORE OFFICIAL THAN THIS:


    I am seriously going nuts at this very moment. Since the boyfriend frequents SM North Edsa, he told me the venue is really small, like a thousand people capacity only. And it makes me very anxious that I have no money on hand at this very moment and I feel like starting 3:00 pm later, tickets will be sold one by one. I just can't miss this! There's no excuse!

    When you go to the band's website, you will see a "Buy Ticket" link that directs to Ticketnet but actually, there are no details yet--no schedule and no ticket prices.

    I will be within spitting distance from the band. One more thing to cross out of my bucket list.

    Update! Ticket prices and concert time are confirmed!


    . Wednesday, February 29, 2012 .

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    . Wednesday, February 29, 2012 .


    Well, well, well. Updates seem to be not the in thing right now. Finally had a decent access to the internet after 3 days of erratic connection. I seem a bit surprised though when I opened my blogspot account, most of the blogs I follow haven't updated as well. I guess it's time to go out and experience the sun right now, eh?

    Nothing out of the ordinary lately. Here are some quick updates:

    1. IT DOESN'T GET ANY MORE OFFICIAL THAN THIS:


    I am seriously going nuts at this very moment. Since the boyfriend frequents SM North Edsa, he told me the venue is really small, like a thousand people capacity only. And it makes me very anxious that I have no money on hand at this very moment and I feel like starting 3:00 pm later, tickets will be sold one by one. I just can't miss this! There's no excuse!

    When you go to the band's website, you will see a "Buy Ticket" link that directs to Ticketnet but actually, there are no details yet--no schedule and no ticket prices.

    I will be within spitting distance from the band. One more thing to cross out of my bucket list.

    Update! Ticket prices and concert time are confirmed!


    . Thursday, February 23, 2012 .


    I was able to fulfill half of my Catholic duties for yesterday, I was able to attend Ash Wednesday mass with him. It's been a week since I attended mass and I was happy to realize it was already Ash Wednesday. We met up at my work, had breakfast and headed to Greenbelt for the 9:00 am mass there.

    I was at awe at this little church in the heart of Greenbelt! The last time I was here, I think I was 7 years old. And everytime I'm around the area, I was never able to go back here. After the mass, I took some photos of the place.





    It was such a nice way to start the morning. And as I said, I only fulfilled half of my Catholic duties that day because I wasn't able to fast.

    . Wednesday, February 22, 2012 .


    (For the concert updates, click here.)

    Details are in!

    Official date for Taking Back Sunday's Philippine tour is April 13, 2012. I send a huge thanks to the people of Audio Mustachio for making this happen!

    According to the band's official Facebook page, tickets will go on sale tomorrow, February 24, 2012. But when I checked the band's website, the Philippines is not yet listed on their tour. But anyway, they announced it on Facebook, that will suffice!
    . Monday, February 20, 2012 .

    

    Weather's quite freezing this morning that made me have this intense craving for... Chicken Joy. LOL. Obviously, I didn't end up eating that. I had this brilliant idea just before I was about to hop off the bus on the way home -- have breakfast dinner (for those working in the graveyard shift like me) at Yellowcab! There are some days when I am such a sloth, I'd rather have food delivered at my doorstep, and then there's rare occassions like today. Why not Yellowcab, right? Last time I've been there, they're already serving breakfast for those early birds (or nocturnal creatures. hehe.) Called up the bestfriend to meet me there ASAP!

    While waiting for them, I ordered Chicken Alfredo Pasta and the Ham and Cheese Calzone. Cy wanted a 4-Cheese pizza but the cashier at Yellowcab suggested this new variety they had:


    We ended up trying this one, it was something new and it looks fairly delicious. It was good for 1 person but I think it's good for sharing, too. I honestly thought that a folded pizza was a clever, original and great idea. Good job, Yellowcab!

    Our flavor of choice was Shrimp and we followed the easy steps stated above. Hahaha. 

    1. Choose 2. Stuff in 3. Drizzle 4. Fold!
    Oh, we didn't had the bite part of the 4th step. Hahaha. We split this into two because we're both really stuffed because of the pasta and calzone... and chicken. Haha. The dressing was really delicious, we even dipped our chicken wings on the pizza dressing! It think it's a clever way of serving pizza, you can order the pizza to go in this fashion without the mess. I highly recommend it for those who are craving Yellowcab's delicious pizza but would have rather it to go!

    Other flavors available: Pepperoni, Grilled Lime Chicken and Ham Salami & Egg (breakfast variety).

    [Update: As per last visit to YC, current price is now PhP 165.]

    (All photos courtesy of Cy)

    Order online! Visit their website: Yellowcab
    Or call their delivery hotline (02) 789-9999
    Official Facebook Page
    @YCPizzaOfficial on Twitter
    . Saturday, February 18, 2012 .


    2012 is a great year indeed. This will be the icing on the cake. After 5 albums, changing band members and going back to the old members but definitely with new sound, they are finally coming here!

    Start spreading the good news!
    . Friday, February 17, 2012 .

    Went out again with friends from work (Woohoo! See, we're outgoing!) yesterday. We all met up at SM Mall of Asia after their shifts and had lunch at BonChon. I recommended BonChon to John and he wanted everybody to try the food there. I was glad that they liked it, even the Korean yogurt.

    Over exposed. Randy behind the camera.
    Yep. Confirmed. They love BonChon.
    Original plan was to watch Underworld 3. And again, we changed our minds. First, it was ice skating (LOL, can't imagine myself!) but since Zel needs to go home early, we decided to just crash at John and Randy's place to have a few drinks.

    . Tuesday, February 14, 2012 .


    My momma always said, “Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”

    This is probably one of the most famous lines from the movie Forrest Gump and probably one of the most well known lines from a movie on our time. But this restaurant ain’t about the chocolates, it’s shrimp!

    My brother has recommended this restaurant to me before and I’ve been reading great reviews that’s why I’ve been meaning to give this place a try for quite a while and last Thursday, we finally did. Treated ourselves to a scrumptious, full meal as a pre-Valentine's celebration as well since we will not be seeing each other this week.

    The restaurant’s interior was really cool, adding to the ambience, complete with metal buckets, fish nets and the whole nine yards.


    For starters, we ordered the Old Fashioned Deviled Eggs. Who doesn’t like deviled eggs, right? Their version is much yummier since it had onion and bacon bits sprinkled on top of it. They certainly know the good stuff.


    I had the Mama’s Southern Fried Chicken for the main course while he ordered the Bourbon Street Fish. We ordered different meats since we wanted to try not only the shrimps but the chicken as well.
    And just to be clear, food were a bit pricey but serving was HUGE. You should be starving yourself a little before you go eat here. Hahaha.

    . Saturday, February 11, 2012 .



    Finally, I have a decent internet connection to update my blog. Our internet is temporarily disconnected and it makes me very sad, almost miserable. Hahaha. Anyway, nothing much has happened in my life as of the moment. Time goes by so fast, everything is such a blur.

    Okay, so this post is gonna be about (of course) the four-letter word that starts with F. FOOD. Hehe.

    I'm happy to have spent time with my friends from work other than inside the four walls of our building. We decided to have breakfast at Glorietta that morning. Though we were not complete, we still had a great time! It was a choice between Pancake House, Max's and Subway since most food joints were not open yet at that early in the morning.

    Subway it is! Majority of us haven't tried it. What a shame right? Subway has been around for so long and yet I never even considered trying it ever.

    photo credits to vuzzog.com


    Me and Zel ordered Subway Melt and a 6-in Egg and cheese sandwich. Yumyumyum! While Randy and John ordered a Subway Melt as well and the spiced ham variety. I love how you can customize your sandwich here! From bread, dressings and garnishes! I wish they could toast the sandwiches a little more. But all in all, it was very delicious and fresh. I cannot even fathom why I haven't thought of eating here! Fast, delicious and fresh food indeed!

    After enjoying our food here along with our stories and laughter, we thought of watching Underworld 3. I told them we don't really know when we'd be able to go out again so might as well make the most out of the day. I guess they saw the sense in what I said, haha! But boohoo! Underworld's first screening time that day was 1:15 pm and we just couldn't do it since Zel had a shift later that night. So we ditched the movie plans and snacked at Auntie Anne's (I told them great friends that I haven't tried the pretzels yet, insert awed expressions in chorus here).


    Our cinnamon sugar pretzels!
    I am so in love with Auntie Anne's! I knew that these sweet pretzels will always satisfy the cravings of the sweet tooth in me! I loved that the pretzels were served fresh and hot off the oven! Smells heavenly too! And it has exciting flavors that I can't wait to try. I am so glad I finally tried Auntie Anne's pretzels! Hehehe.

    We spent quite a long time there just laughing the morning away. Glad that the food attendants there don't mind our boisterous laughter! Hahaha!

    You know, I always look out for new restaurants to try and I realized that maybe I should start with those that have been around forever, They've been around that long for a reason, right?

    Yey! Looking forward to more bonding time with my team mates. With all the changes that are happening in our account right now, we'll never know when we can go out again.
    . Monday, February 06, 2012 .

    • Camera. Wednesday. Afternoon. Finally! After much effort of convincing her, she finally said yes. Hopefully I will be able to get my hands on it by Wednesday. Hopefully, I could make it work for me. Hopefully, this will be the start of something.
    • How the hell will I ever lose weight when we always go around town eating? People might mistake my blog as a food blog since 90% of my entries, I think, is about food. I really lack will power. Maybe I should gear up for some serious exercising. Maybe. I should. Come on! I really should!
    • Doubts and uncertainties. Some people just get it right the first time. And it's just oh so perfect. We all deserve to be happy of course. But do we really only get what we give? How can we even be sure that things wouldn't repeat itself in the long run and everything will just turn into a big ball of regret that you will carry forever? Which brings us to...
    • Risks and certainties. We will never really know unless we give it a try, take a stand or accept it 100%. The future is a vague unknown but as they say what you do now will reflect on your future. So if you want something to work, something to happen, you have to start now. A tree wouldn't be a tree unless it starts from planting a seed, right?
    • A Fine Frenzy's Think of You <3 I like this song so much! It's a bit upbeat, with tinges of positivity from a fruitless investment of feelings~ Negative into positive! You gotta love Alison Sudol!
    • I do not like my shift for this month. Good thing someone traded schedules with me! I do not like going home so late as it's already hot outside, glaring sun and everything. I'm glad that next week, I'll be back to the 9 pm shift but I guess I have to be extra early since it's still traffic here during that time.
    • I just wish we could be normal people. Doing what normal people do. Never hiding anything. Never living up to anyone's expectations. Not thinking of the things running inside my head right now.
    . Sunday, February 05, 2012 .


    This will be a long post since we were sinfully gluttonous yesterday that we tried 2 places to dine in. Talk about seizing the moment!

    The plan to go to The Real Thing Diner has been moved again as Cy wants me to be raving about this food joint in Pasig (Pabs is from Pasig). Well, of course, I said yes upon learning that along the road where this food joint is located, there is also a Moonleaf branch and a string of other restaurants we've never been to before.

    And our food crew is growing! Haha! First, it was just Cy and myself, then Pabs and then En!

    With Besplen En and our Beatles shirts! (Hehe.)
    The only time I've ever been to Pasig was when I applied for a job at this certain agency/cooperative, which means I don't really know anything about the place. From Shaw (back of Teleperformance), there's a tricycle terminal to another place (Mesco?) and from there, another tricycle ride to East Kapitolyo.

    I wasn't able to bring a camera so these are all shots from our mobile phones.


    View from outside.
    . Wednesday, February 01, 2012 .

    1. Human Heart Nature Hydrating Facial Wash
    "100% No Harmful Chemicals" -- That was certainly something new for a facial cleanser and I was intrigued. Been reading great reviews about this product in the blogosphere so when I went to the grocery and  found one, I went to try it. I don't really like the scent but somehow I like it because it doesn't make my face super dry. So far, so good! Give it a try, besides being harmful chemicals free, it's 100% Filipino made!

    2. BonChon Korean Yogurt


    It's yogurt but not really that sour, I think it tastes more like an ice cream. It was certainly delicious and a good dessert after eating 2 pieces of garlic chicken from BonChon! I hope they incorporate fruits to this or a twist of chocolate!