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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.


    It was that time of the month week again when these two call center agents meet to hang out, eat and basically do things that most boyfriends/girlfriends do. Hehe.

    Destination: Banapple.

    Good thing this restaurant opens early, otherwise we would've been stuck eating breakfast at McDonald's for the nth time in our lives. I love McDo but sometimes, we all would like to try something different, right?


    It was a Saturday morning (9:00 am to be exact) and the place was packed. It was quite hot outside so we had to wait to be seated inside the restaurant.

    Too many ceiling photos. LOL.
    I love restaurants with cute interiors! Details, details, details! But it was still hot inside though, sun was directly hitting the resto. We ordered food right away after we got settled and while waiting, I showed him the camera color filters I bought.

    . Monday, May 28, 2012 .

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    . Monday, May 28, 2012 .


    It was that time of the month week again when these two call center agents meet to hang out, eat and basically do things that most boyfriends/girlfriends do. Hehe.

    Destination: Banapple.

    Good thing this restaurant opens early, otherwise we would've been stuck eating breakfast at McDonald's for the nth time in our lives. I love McDo but sometimes, we all would like to try something different, right?


    It was a Saturday morning (9:00 am to be exact) and the place was packed. It was quite hot outside so we had to wait to be seated inside the restaurant.

    Too many ceiling photos. LOL.
    I love restaurants with cute interiors! Details, details, details! But it was still hot inside though, sun was directly hitting the resto. We ordered food right away after we got settled and while waiting, I showed him the camera color filters I bought.

    . Saturday, May 26, 2012 .


    (As part of my My Places To Dine In List 2012)

    One word: Finally.

    Since my original food buddies are nowhere to be found right now (busy with this thing called life), I had to designate my two college friends to be my new (not so super secret anymore) food buddies. They have no choice but to agree, really. As per my previous post, they are on this quest to shed pounds but fortunately, since they were pork-deprived for so long, they agreed to come with me here and gave an excuse to call that day their cheat day. Hahaha.

    Dayan and Tzie: All smiles!
    It was quite a surprise that Bagnet 8065 is just one tricycle ride away from our condo! It was like destiny! Haha.

    Anyway, we arrived there, the place is packed and we had to wait a while to be seated. And as mentioned in my entry before, I am excited to try the Spicy Ginataang Bagnet. Here's what we had:


    I never dared to try the Sisig Bagnet. Just by looking at it, I already feel my blood pressure shooting up. It was swimming in oil. The bagnet itself was just delicious. Even though I ordered bagnet in sauce, it was super crispy and yummy and everything I ever dreamed of. At least, I know that the meat is not mixed with the sauce prior to serving. I expected a for it to be a little more spicier, all I tasted was the sauce being sweet like that of Ginataang Bilo-Bilo. Hehe. Same goes for the Kare-Kareng Bagnet, it was just like plain peanut butter sauce with a tiny hint of shrimp paste. Next time, I will definitely order the Original Bagnet.

    . Tuesday, May 22, 2012 .

    Lately, I've been doing a lot of before and after photos. I keep reminding myself of how time went by so fast but for some reason, too little has changed.

    Yesterday, since I was on a five-day leave, I decided to spend the night with my two college buddies, Dianne and Fritzie.


    You see, we still wear the same old smiles we had during our younger, care-free days that was college. And we all came to a conclusion last night that nothing's really changed with all of us, maybe just more professional looking and a little more polished but if you put these same crazy people in one room, it will definitely still be like the old times.

    I had so much fun! We still talked about the same things we talked about during college: Headliner 1 and headliner 2. And of course, the good times. LOL. But since we're all grown up now, we also talked about work and of course, our their love lives. Haha.

    They were supposed to be my new (and super secret) food buddies but (For the love of God!!!) they kept on going and going and going and going on last night on their quest to be sexier (LOLZ), no rice/more veggies eating habits, brazilian coffee, red coffee, Biguerlai tea, their fucked up bowel movements and I was just sitting there, dumbfounded and confused! Hahaha. WHERE DID MY REAL FRIENDS GO? HAHA. But maybe that's a good thing also for me to start thinking about that but I'm not really up for drinking all those things again. (I was on Zhen de Zhou during college and I did lose a lot of weight but it has ~drugs~ as per Imbestigador so I am technically a drug addict for 3 months back then, well, a skinny drug addict. Hehe.)

    I didn't know they were this serious with their diets, if I had known I wouldn't have ordered Crispy Liempo from Tapa King so it wouldn't be such a pain for them to watch me eat. Hahaha.

    Crispy Liempo makes me dorky.
    But I totally support you guys and I would probably be envious when you reach your ideal weights (but come on~ we are just curvy women LOL) but as of the moment I am holding you hostage so we can finally eat at Bagnet 8065~! Yehey. Thank you! Such great friends!

    I love my friends.

    . Saturday, May 19, 2012 .


    Summer, for many, is all about the 3S: Sun, Sand and Sea. Beach babies (as they call themselves) celebrate when temperatures peak at 35°C and begin to strip themselves down to their bikinis and show their beach bodies (with occasional tattoos here and there for some). Then, pictures begin to flood of their sun-kissed/tanned/burnt skin as proof of how exciting their summer was. 

    I wish that was the same thing for me, I really do. But summer for me is all about 1S: Sweat. Hahaha. I would really like to travel to different beaches, I guess I just don't have anything to show off so I'll just probably take more pictures. LOL. I hate the blazing sun during noon when I cannot sleep comfortably anymore, when provincial air-conditioned buses fill up and somehow the air conditioning system cannot handle it and when I am just sitting at home and is still sweating like there's no tomorrow.

    That whole hullabaloo is relevant to this post, how you say? Well, that was just a prelude on how most likely there is no movie here on my list that involves surfing or bikinis. Hehehe. 

    And just before the summer begins to halt, I present to you some movies about summer that I liked. 



    "There's a little bit of the Lisbon sisters in us."

    We all have entertained the idea of suicide at least once in our lives. This movie maybe about teen suicide at some point but in the end, all the actions remained a big mystery. Everything was laid out in the movie but we can never really tell the real answer to the question: Why?

    Also: Great, great soundtrack.

    2. Now and Then (1995)


    No list is complete without coming of age movies. And this is my favorite. I maybe a little biased since this movie came out during the 90s (during, uh, my time) but still it always gives me a warm feeling. True friendship and girl power for the win!

    3. Youth in Revolt (2009)


    Michael Cera plays somewhat the same role for most of his movies (See: Juno, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, Paperheart and Scott Pilgrim vs the world) but he's good at it. Being that shy boy that's always stuttering at the sight of the girl which he finds as "the one".

    In this movie, Cera's character (Nick Twisp) projects an alter-ego named Francois Dillinger (suave!) that does what his timid self would really like to do: blow up places, steal cars--all to impress and sweep away the girl of his dreams.

    Hmm. What would I name my alter ego?

    . Thursday, May 17, 2012 .


    Good morning, world wide web!

    There must be something quite wrong with the world since here I am, suddenly posting pictures of myself on my blog. Well, originally I was supposed to blog about how I always gravitate towards apparel that's black or gray but I realized fashion is no way near my area of expertise so let me just steer the topic to my great morning and the realizations that came with it. I never really post a lot of photos of myself unless it's my default photo on Facebook but maybe, there's just something about this day. It's quite starting out really fine which  doesn't happen a lot.

    As soon as I got out of the office around 4:10 am:
    • There was already a Cavite-bound bus then I was able to be home around 4:45 am. 
    • I bought my dinner (or breakfast for all of you) at MiniStop. Hehe.

    • I was greeted by this new found friend of mine when I got home.
    Puppy love <3
    • I was able to blog about my life right now while listening to Taking Back Sunday's Everything Must Go then Call Me in the Morning.
    • I feel super appreciated right now. Really. Thank you very much to those who appreciated. ^____^
    See, that's how I like it to be everyday.

    Things are going pretty well in my life right now. There's always that window of improvement but my life's never been that bad. But maybe I do complain a lot inside my head, that I would like to do something more with my life, pursue something more permanent, do something out of the box, and in the end, all I can think of is that everything takes time and that I shouldn't rush but also bearing in mind that I'm already 25. Self, please be not as slow as a turtle.

    Today is a good day. Don't you think so?

    . Monday, May 14, 2012 .


    Nine days ago since I last posted something here. I was kind of stuck with nothing, well, because nothing exceptional was happening. The latter part of last week though was a different story, happenings (and photos) were piling up but I still wasn't able to post anything here since our living room was being repainted. Yes, I do not own a laptop. OK? Haha.

    So here's a rundown of the things I absolutely love/d the past week or so:

    1. Serenitea's Uji Pyramid Tea Slush


    My TL (Ms Eve) from work frequents Serenitea (the one in front of our office) and she highly recommended to me the Uji Pyramid. I usually order the Mango Yakult tea here since I don't really like green tea itself, I was really surprised by how delicious this was, or maybe because it has ice cream in it? Haha! Perfect for the hot, hot heat!

    2. Chris Hemsworth

    I don't mind you stealing my thunder. >:)
    Finally got to see The Avengers (in 3D!) and I am joining/already joined the I-love-Chris-Hemsworth-only-since-I-watched-The-Avengers bandwagon. Whatever. He's such a beautiful, beautiful man. Hehe. Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Can't wait for Snow White and the Huntsman!

    3. Burger King's Lemon Meringue

    Pseudo-Key Lime pie
    This will suffice until I get my hands on the read deal. Quite pricey though. Oh yeah, everything is quite pricey there in Burger King, I forgot. Too bad it's not always available at the nearest Burger King outlet from where I live.


    . Saturday, May 05, 2012 .


    It's no secret I'm a call center agent. A lot of things has changed for me since I began in this industry. Sometimes, I have a love-hate relationship with this work. AAAAND I GAINED A LOT OF WEIGHT. LOL. Here are a bunch of photos that round up a whole work week.

    (1) Independence = FAIL. I was an excited little big girl to move out of our house and live with some of my friends from work. A lot of people told me it was a very impulsive thing to do, I guess everybody was right. Long story short: I stayed for a good week (the photo's from our apartment) and went back to coming home everyday. Well, it was not purely my choice, my mom's opinion still weighs a lot on my decisions. It was a good thing my friends from work were very understanding. Heehee.

    (2) Bus Scene. Air conditioned buses are my main transportation everyday. And that's basically what I see everyday inside the bus when I get home from work (which is usually early morning). Bodies busy shuffling while I'm drifting off to ZZzzZZland.

    (3) KFC's Chicken Ala King. You see, there are only two open fast food joints at our office building during my work hours: McDonald's and KFC. Before I go home, sometimes, I eat this at KFC knowing that when I get home, I will be all alone and so I could go straight to sleep with a happy tummy.

    (4) Eating a cheeseburger on a corner. This photo was just taken earlier. I had the cheeseburger to go so I could eat it during lunch at my station but surprisingly, food was not allowed inside the floor for some insane reason again. So, I just sat in a corner and munched down the burger. Haha. And and and! This was my third day of not taking calls, something went wrong with my login ID, so yeah, no work with pay. But we all know good things always come to an end, so I'll probably be back taking calls on Monday.