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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.


    Our working schedules being the opposite of normal, I think we pretty much tried all breakfast joints out there (well, those around the Makati area, at least). We, of course, like those that serve breakfast all day, those that open really early, those that are not that pricey, and those that can satisfy our taste buds. I'm not really big on buffets (since I was quite disappointed with Something Fishy before), maybe that's why I've been dodging eating at Heaven and Eggs all this time. 

    Heaven and Eggs is quite known because of their Breakfast Buffet for PhP399++ (as their poster said) but when we finally decided to eat there, we did not opt for their buffet since I'm not really in a buffet kind of mood~ Hehehe.  


    The place was really nice, pleasant and bright. Something about the color palette of this place really screams breakfast. There were a quite a lot of people there that time, too. What I didn't get is why the food attendants' uniform were shorts. For me, it doesn't quite fit the picture.

    What I had:


    I'm not really that adventurous when it comes to picking what I'd like to eat. It was either this or the Longganisang Lucban, obviously, this is the winner. I was surprised that the corned beef was fried to a crisp (that was a first for me) but it tasted good. The egg was bland though, no seasoning at all. Other pros: the mango (I love ripe mangoes!) and tomato sides and the big serving.

    . Sunday, September 30, 2012 .

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    . Sunday, September 30, 2012 .


    Our working schedules being the opposite of normal, I think we pretty much tried all breakfast joints out there (well, those around the Makati area, at least). We, of course, like those that serve breakfast all day, those that open really early, those that are not that pricey, and those that can satisfy our taste buds. I'm not really big on buffets (since I was quite disappointed with Something Fishy before), maybe that's why I've been dodging eating at Heaven and Eggs all this time. 

    Heaven and Eggs is quite known because of their Breakfast Buffet for PhP399++ (as their poster said) but when we finally decided to eat there, we did not opt for their buffet since I'm not really in a buffet kind of mood~ Hehehe.  


    The place was really nice, pleasant and bright. Something about the color palette of this place really screams breakfast. There were a quite a lot of people there that time, too. What I didn't get is why the food attendants' uniform were shorts. For me, it doesn't quite fit the picture.

    What I had:


    I'm not really that adventurous when it comes to picking what I'd like to eat. It was either this or the Longganisang Lucban, obviously, this is the winner. I was surprised that the corned beef was fried to a crisp (that was a first for me) but it tasted good. The egg was bland though, no seasoning at all. Other pros: the mango (I love ripe mangoes!) and tomato sides and the big serving.

    . Sunday, September 16, 2012 .


    I prefer not to lay everything out in the open, I'm not one who wears her heart on her sleeve. I used to but now, I choose not to.

    My mind is always filled with a stream of consciousness. There's always an inner monologue or debate, my thoughts never stop. I may not always say a lot of things but I do have thoughts about everything.

    I need not be reminded of how much I cling to the time spent and invested. I know I am nowhere near being an oasis of wisdom about how to proceed with things. On the other side, I am logical and rational, well, we all are.

    Words are just words. Thoughts are just thoughts. Just. Unless you harbor every strength in your body and put it into action. That's the only instance you would have truly given justice to that voice inside your head. That same old voice that told you the right things to do, that everything will be better, that you deserve better -- the level-headed you.

    Again, these are just words projected from my head. Nothing will ever bloom out of this if I don't plant the seeds. If I don't plant the seeds in good soil. If I don't look after it everyday and attend to its every need. If I don't put it in shelter when there's pouring rain. When things slip even just once, everything will just drown and I have to go through the cycle once more. I have the guts to make the first step, I doubt myself when I have to deal with it everyday.

    Familiarity, I believe, is a double-edged sword. Both sides has its use but both sides are sharp, both sides cut. As much as you want it to be always for your benefit, it never always stay that way (or at least in my case).

    Give me the benefit of the doubt, I need it right now. I need you to look at me differently and be confident that I can do it.

    . Saturday, September 08, 2012 .

    Here's a rundown of the things I've liked the past few days (or weeks hehe):

    1. New Product/s - Snoe Body Ritual Recipes and Hair Heroes
    The boyfriend was the one using this fragrance until I asked him if I could have it instead. Heh. I loved the scent because it was citrus-y, fresh and light. The scent stays longer and best of all, it's very cheap. I thought it was an imported brand (assuming lol) since I've not heard of it before. After some research online, I learned that it was actually a local brand and they offer a wide array of products. And I found something funny, something that both Snoe's logo and I had in common. Haha.


    My shoulder tattoo must be the missing piece to their logo. Hahaha.


    Hehehe. Anyway, upon learning of their branch in Cinderella in Glorietta, I immediately went there to explore their other products. I bought another Body Ritual Recipe, this time it was Tropical Cocktail which smells a lot like melon. I love their scents! And I was curious about this other product that's why I gave it a try:


    Since it's been a year since my last hair treatment and my hair has turned into this curly mess once again, I opted for this product that may help tame my mane. I've been reading online how Argan oil is great for hair and even help heal damaged hair. Jumped at the opportunity though this costs PhP 499.

    At first, I thought it felt "heavy" on my hair. My hair is incredibly thick and an addition of conditioner makes my hair a little poof-ier and heavier than usual (of course, I do rinse my hair). I'm almost halfway through the bottle, alas, there were some slight improvements! My hair feels a bit softer and smoother than before though damage were still visible on the ends. Since it's my rest day, I'm planning to condition my hair for 30 minutes so it can work fully (I usually leave it 5 minutes tops).

    Other products I'm curious about: The Good Morning Regimen and Snoe White Extra Strength Kojic beauty bar.

    . Sunday, September 02, 2012 .


    A year ago, I completely had no idea what to do with my life. But maybe, just maybe, I know where I am going right now. August 31 was my last working day in that call center company, and it was indeed bittersweet. Some people ask why (leaving 2 months after I got promoted) and other people say it's about time. One thing is for sure: I will never regret being part of the team.

    Yes, as you can see above, our client is that big money transfer company. Funny, it was my last day at work and it was the only time I thought of having my picture taken on that spot.

    I never expected that I would last more than a year working there but as I always say, people you work with makes a lot of difference. Aside from the relatively high pay, you meet lots and lots of happy people. People from different walks of life. You see, when you're on the other side of the fence, you are automatically prejudiced about the industry. I know I was until I worked as a Support Specialist, which is just another way of saying call center agent. Hehe. What's best was that I was surrounded with people with different perspectives in life. You get to learn so much from them, from their ambitions, philosophies and skills.

    I was very unsure of this career path I took, I never knew if I would last a year or a week! Well, the week of training turn to months and that's the time I gave myself an ultimatum that I should get promoted or I'll get out. I did get promoted but I did had to get out at the same time.

    Things happened, opportunities came and decisions had to be made--and my choice is to leave. There's nothing wrong with building a life long career in a call center company and there's also nothing wrong with looking for other opportunities. It's always a matter of choice.

    I will never regret any minute spent with my Avaya, huddles with my team, split-off rest days, rewards and recognitions, 130 calls a day, impossible customers, funny customers, Filipino customers (haha), waiting for the dreaded QA scores, soft phone malfunctions, 1 minute tardiness, no commission for the month, complete commission every month, team food trips, implementing real time breaks, non-adhering agents (grr), hourly reports, Alt D+F+S, Alt E+S+V, CMS, ever lagging IEX, OT plotting, OT cancellations, 500+ e-mails a day, and of course, all the great friends I met along the way.

    Every experience was worth it. Every friend earned was worth keeping.

    *35. Beep, beep, beep goes the Avaya.


    I'm out.