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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.

    Cute font doesn't have comma. :/
    Oh wow. The past week was such a blur, never got to put anything here. As you all now, I am staying 5 days a week at our little room along Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue. Just sucks that we don't have internet connection just yet (currently, we are using Fritzie's iPhone as a personal Wi-Fi hotspot to gain access to the world wide web but when she's not around, poor me don't get to have my internet fix).

    It's expensive living independently, you know? The bills pile up and I'm afraid I don't have enough to pay for it. Hahaha. I really try hard to cut down on my expenses considering I don't have a bonus the past payouts. It's really hard, at least for me.

    Anyway, here goes the week that was:

    1. I was around the Ortigas area last Thursday to do something. The something is this thing I haven't done in quite a while (lol) that's why I was dead nervous about everyfuckingthing that day. I just went in there never even had a gulp of water, my throat was so dry because of the nervousness. Luckily, I pulled it off but still no reason to party. I maybe one step closer but the hardest part is yet to come. But after the whole process, I was starving (really) and ordered this at The Cafe Mediterranean. (Edit: This branch is now closed.)

    Parmesan Crusted Fish Fillet because I like cheese on everything.
    2. Finally got to fix things for the nth time! Hehe. Even though I say it and I feel it most of the time, the truth is I never ever really got tired. Must be the faith. We met up and just had a quick lunch at Pancake House (because he wanted smoothies and I was in a breakfast food kind of mood). We even had a debate if the girl sitting in the cubicle next to us is Shaira Luna. I really think it's her, I got no photos though.

    Luscious Lemon Pancake Peak.
    Guess why I ordered this one? Yes. Because it had thick cream cheese in between the pancakes and as I said, I like love cheese on everything.

    3. "Tonight / We are young / So let's set the world on fire / We can burn brighter than the sun." Nothing brings back memories more than actually spending time with people you miss. Although, we were never complete when we go out, it is just as fun as if it's 2007. Spent a fantastic evening with my college friends--basically eating, drinking and singing the night away.

    I think we got too carried away that night. And we never noticed the time. The best Tofu and Pork I've tasted though.
    For this week, I'm back to dayshift! Hurrah! At least I would be of the same working hours with Diane and Fritzie. A lot of things are gonna happen this week and I just need to prepare myself for it. My stomach is tied into little knots everytime I think about it. I just really want to get somewhere. I think it's about time. There's just so many things I'd like to do, I just got to have the resources for it. Everything will happen in time.

    I wish I have good news to post here this coming days. Keeping my fingers crossed.

    . Monday, June 25, 2012 .

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    . Monday, June 25, 2012 .

    Cute font doesn't have comma. :/
    Oh wow. The past week was such a blur, never got to put anything here. As you all now, I am staying 5 days a week at our little room along Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue. Just sucks that we don't have internet connection just yet (currently, we are using Fritzie's iPhone as a personal Wi-Fi hotspot to gain access to the world wide web but when she's not around, poor me don't get to have my internet fix).

    It's expensive living independently, you know? The bills pile up and I'm afraid I don't have enough to pay for it. Hahaha. I really try hard to cut down on my expenses considering I don't have a bonus the past payouts. It's really hard, at least for me.

    Anyway, here goes the week that was:

    1. I was around the Ortigas area last Thursday to do something. The something is this thing I haven't done in quite a while (lol) that's why I was dead nervous about everyfuckingthing that day. I just went in there never even had a gulp of water, my throat was so dry because of the nervousness. Luckily, I pulled it off but still no reason to party. I maybe one step closer but the hardest part is yet to come. But after the whole process, I was starving (really) and ordered this at The Cafe Mediterranean. (Edit: This branch is now closed.)

    Parmesan Crusted Fish Fillet because I like cheese on everything.
    2. Finally got to fix things for the nth time! Hehe. Even though I say it and I feel it most of the time, the truth is I never ever really got tired. Must be the faith. We met up and just had a quick lunch at Pancake House (because he wanted smoothies and I was in a breakfast food kind of mood). We even had a debate if the girl sitting in the cubicle next to us is Shaira Luna. I really think it's her, I got no photos though.

    Luscious Lemon Pancake Peak.
    Guess why I ordered this one? Yes. Because it had thick cream cheese in between the pancakes and as I said, I like love cheese on everything.

    3. "Tonight / We are young / So let's set the world on fire / We can burn brighter than the sun." Nothing brings back memories more than actually spending time with people you miss. Although, we were never complete when we go out, it is just as fun as if it's 2007. Spent a fantastic evening with my college friends--basically eating, drinking and singing the night away.

    I think we got too carried away that night. And we never noticed the time. The best Tofu and Pork I've tasted though.
    For this week, I'm back to dayshift! Hurrah! At least I would be of the same working hours with Diane and Fritzie. A lot of things are gonna happen this week and I just need to prepare myself for it. My stomach is tied into little knots everytime I think about it. I just really want to get somewhere. I think it's about time. There's just so many things I'd like to do, I just got to have the resources for it. Everything will happen in time.

    I wish I have good news to post here this coming days. Keeping my fingers crossed.

    . Saturday, June 16, 2012 .


    As defined in Dictionary.com, the word independence means "freedom from the control, influence, support, aid, or the like, of others." I would like to think I have some degree of independence in my life right now as I formally moved in with my college buddies this week. Yay! I am officially living in Makati City though I am blogging right now from Cavite since I still had to go home during my rest days for laundry (not so independent in that area) and of course to spend some time with my folks.

    Welcome to our humble abode. And, spot Chris Hemsworth.
    When I am in the process of producing such blog entries, I am usually in my perky self. All those ideas dancing inside my head and my fingers happily clicking and clacking with the keys of the uh... keyboard. It's a little different this time as my mood is of the same gloomy shade of this post header (which is actually the window of the room we rent).

    Have you ever had that thing that you totally expect but when it happens, it still catches you off guard? Well, that happened this weekend. I had planned to watch Snow White and the Huntsman this weekend (I even had reservations for the Director's Club at SM MOA) and ride the Ferris' Wheel. But yeah yeah, none of this happened. Because of some circumstances.

    It's such a drag.

    On a happier note, finally able to eat at Taco Bell (TriNoMa) a few weeks ago.


    Food looks sad with that kind of packaging but I love that they have Mountain Dew and of course, quesadilla--cheese quesadilla.

    Mathematics speaks so much about my life right now. Was reading online about division by zero:
    Division by zero is an operation for which you cannot find an answer, so it is disallowed. So division by zero doesn't work.
    When you try to divide by zero, things stop making sense.
    Hahaha. Okay. Fine.

    Also, Happy Fathers' Day to all fathers out there. Have to rest my brain now.

    Did I make any sense?

    . Saturday, June 09, 2012 .


    I already drafted (in my mind) how this post is supposed to start. I have been anticipating a dinner/get-together this whole week with my wavemates* to celebrate our first year at work. Not once has our team been out to have drinks or to eat, so, I figured our employment at this company turning a year might be a good reason for us to finally go out. Here's what's on my mind:
    I can't believe it's been a year since I made this life-changing decision to shift careers. I was very, very scared of how things would turn out and I was afraid I was making a wrong move. But I now know for a fact that people you work with makes all the difference in the world. And these group of people I encountered made everything easier to adapt to changes, to see there's so much more out there and just be comfortable with myself and everything will be fine.
    Dramatic, yes? Something like that. But I have not started this blog post that way, the photo on top is not even a photo with them because, well, everybody took a rain check.

    (But guys, if ever anybody of you gets to read this, that's how I truly feel. Hehehe.)


    I fret not because I started the weekend with these happy people:


    Energizer bunnies.~ Jen, TL Eve, Marjorie (aka Marjune), Che and Keith
    Prior to marching our tired, a little sleep deprived selves to Greenbelt, we agreed on watching Madagascar 3  and eating dinner and/or have a few drinks wherever we would feel like it. I saw this sign of the restaurant Bulgogi Brothers that I really wanted to try because I miss eating Korean food but then again who am I to decide (Hahaha. JOKE!) and we ended up eating at Mesa. Hehehe.

    . Sunday, June 03, 2012 .


    As we start a new month, a new season has also arrived. I've always anticipated the wet season every year after months and months of aridity. And boy, did the rainy season greet me with such a surprise! Well, the first two days of rain brought knee-deep flood to our nice, little village making me late for 2 consecutive days at work. Which led me to decide to move to Makati this month so I could avoid such situations again. It was just mildly irritating that while I'm submerged in crappy sewer water, when I get to work it's as if no rain ever touched the ground.


    Here's the past week in photos:

    (1) The usual cataclysm: My feet submerged in black, nasty water from the drainage system. Mind you, I took this photo inside our house. So yeah, we were flooded. Very. Stop those gasps of disgust! Of course, I washed, soaped, scrubbed and let my feet sit in undiluted 70% isopropyl alcohol for 5 minutes!

    (2) The usual morning scene: Last day of waiting for a ride home at 4 in the morning. There sure is a bus ride straight to Cavite but the uncertainty is when it will come. I'm back on day shift for the next two weeks! Yey!

    (3) The usual affinity for Pacey Witter: Finally done downloading Season 4 of Dawson's Creek (ugh, 10 GB!) and ecstatic to see Pacey Witter and all his glory again. Who doesn't love Pacey? There's a Pacey in all of the succeeding TV Shows after Dawson's Creek as proven by The Pacey Witter Theorem (Please read that link! Very entertaining and very correct!). Who doesn't love Pacey? Because I really, really do.

    (4) The usual rescue of tutorials: I found this perfect Photoshop/graphics tutorial site and trying very hard now to at least practice what I learn. I actually found a whole lot of new websites where I can learn simple Photoshop tricks that can spice up my blog. I really love the internet, it's full of everything I need. Hehe.



    New month, new chances! Some goals I have for the rainy month of June:

    Perfect attendance and adherence at work. It's been two months since I received a complete commission and perfect attendance bonus that's why I'm behind on some bills right now. LOL. But I promise I will make it through this month without any tardiness! I can do this! I am a little ashamed of myself since my supervisor asked this to be my birthday gift to her. :(

    Avoid unnecessary expenses. I am by default a spender and this month, I will try to cut down on everything. I have to pay three different utilities at home so I have to lessen eating at fast food joints, impulsive buying and online shopping unless I really want to be broke before payday comes.

    Give independence one more shot. I'm just waiting for some funds and I'm moving out (again) to live with my college friends. My mom already approved of this since it will be better for me if I live near my work during this season. I'm excited spending the next few days with them!

    Make things happen! One more shot. One more chance. I'll try my very best this time. Best foot forward, always.