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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.


    Before my birth month comes to a close, here's 27 songs I've picked that I've always listened to the past year. I compiled them into this nifty playlist, which basically tells the story of the past 365 days of my life. There are some tracks that've made a big impact, some remind me of happy times and sad times, and some, well, I just love listening to on any given day. Most of them are a bit old, and I only have 1 song from a local band, so it's obvious I don't listen to OPM that much. Suggestions would be appreciated!

    Cheers to being 27 years old! Haha!

    Oh, and Happy Halloween too!

    Tracks:
    01 // The Hoosiers - Goodbye Mr. A
    02 // Blink-182 - Down
    03 // Natalie Imbruglia - Smoke
    04 // Various Cruelties - If It Wasn't For You
    05 // The Mountain Goats - Woke Up New
    06 // Bloc Party - Tulips
    07 // Houses - Sleeping
    08 // The Echo Friendly - Same Mistakes
    09 // Fort Minor - Where'd You Go
    10 // Violent Femmes - Blister In The Sun
    11 //  toe - Goodbye
    12 // The Beatles - I'll Follow The Sun
    13 // Duran Duran - Ordinary World
    14 // Goo Goo Dolls - Here Is Gone
    15 // Coldplay - See You Soon
    16 // Rilo Kiley - Does He Love You
    17 // Wolfgang - Darkness Fell
    18 // Reel Big Fish - Where Have You Been?
    19 // Katie Herzig - Wish You Well
    20 // Semisonic - F.N.T.
    21 // Deftones - MX
    22 // The Civil Wars - To Whom It May Concern
    23 // The Bird And The Bee - Fucking Boyfriend
    24 // The Smashing Pumpkins - If There Is A God
    25 // The Bluetones - Sleazy Bed Track
    26 // The Smiths - I Want The One I Can't Have
    27 // Chris Cornell - Sunshower

    Mix cover photo credit: Brock Davis

    . Thursday, October 31, 2013 .

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    . Thursday, October 31, 2013 .


    Before my birth month comes to a close, here's 27 songs I've picked that I've always listened to the past year. I compiled them into this nifty playlist, which basically tells the story of the past 365 days of my life. There are some tracks that've made a big impact, some remind me of happy times and sad times, and some, well, I just love listening to on any given day. Most of them are a bit old, and I only have 1 song from a local band, so it's obvious I don't listen to OPM that much. Suggestions would be appreciated!

    Cheers to being 27 years old! Haha!

    Oh, and Happy Halloween too!

    Tracks:
    01 // The Hoosiers - Goodbye Mr. A
    02 // Blink-182 - Down
    03 // Natalie Imbruglia - Smoke
    04 // Various Cruelties - If It Wasn't For You
    05 // The Mountain Goats - Woke Up New
    06 // Bloc Party - Tulips
    07 // Houses - Sleeping
    08 // The Echo Friendly - Same Mistakes
    09 // Fort Minor - Where'd You Go
    10 // Violent Femmes - Blister In The Sun
    11 //  toe - Goodbye
    12 // The Beatles - I'll Follow The Sun
    13 // Duran Duran - Ordinary World
    14 // Goo Goo Dolls - Here Is Gone
    15 // Coldplay - See You Soon
    16 // Rilo Kiley - Does He Love You
    17 // Wolfgang - Darkness Fell
    18 // Reel Big Fish - Where Have You Been?
    19 // Katie Herzig - Wish You Well
    20 // Semisonic - F.N.T.
    21 // Deftones - MX
    22 // The Civil Wars - To Whom It May Concern
    23 // The Bird And The Bee - Fucking Boyfriend
    24 // The Smashing Pumpkins - If There Is A God
    25 // The Bluetones - Sleazy Bed Track
    26 // The Smiths - I Want The One I Can't Have
    27 // Chris Cornell - Sunshower

    Mix cover photo credit: Brock Davis

    . Sunday, October 27, 2013 .

    Image from here.
    For this week's Soul Pancake activity: Write five steps someone could follow to get to know the real you.

    If ever our worlds would connect IRL, let me just tell you that I'm awfully quiet. So, say, for some reason you want to ~*~get to know~*~ me, here's the lowdown:

    1. If there's one little perk I wish the Boss upstairs would've given me, it's not to suck at small talk. Because I am so bad at it. I suck at filling those empty gaps in those wordless moments. That's why I don't start the conversation. Ever. So be a nice person and ask questions to keep the ball rolling. Tell a joke no matter how lame it is. Okay. Not too lame.

    2. Now that we've gotten that out of the way, don't talk to me about politics or religion. I won't even explain why. Music would be a nice start. Also movies and food. A little bit about relationships, perhaps?

    3. If you're as awkward as me in real life and might not want human interaction yet, I suggest you read my blog. Oh, you're here. I have a lot of thoughts. I don't need to be drunk to be honest with what I think. I post interesting things. S o m e t i m e s. 

    4. When I'm the one talking, please listen. When I'm the one asking questions, please answer honestly. I don't judge. 

    5. Let's just hangout. What better way to get to know someone, right? I like meeting new people and getting inspired by them. There's a comforting feeling I get whenever I meet someone new that brings a fresh perspective on the table.


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    . Saturday, October 26, 2013 .

    I've gotten so bad at this. I remember back then, I would painstakingly write down in my journal every little detail that happened during the day. Well, I guess, this being such an exposed space in the world wide web makes me not do it. But then again, I've been in kind of a slump and I've been trying to finish that blog post about Baguio for days now but I end up slacking off.

    October is coming to an end (whew, that was fast!) but it felt like the days this week crawled oh so slowly.

    So, for some news:

    • My brother got hospitalized last week because of Dengue but he's better now. I think that was the first time it happened to him, it was such a weird (at the same time funny) sight to see him lying on a hospital bed.
    • Life has been a routine lately. This is what happens to me everyday:
    Wake up at 9:30 in the evening.
    Have a little chitchat with Fritzie if she's already home at this time.
    Shower.
    Ride a cab to work.
    Tweet the cab's plate number and silently pray not to get robbed or whatever.
    Work.
    Eat.
    More work.
    Eat.
    Go home.
    Watch TV.
    Sleep for at least 5 hours.
    • I feel like today is just a copy of yesterday. And tomorrow, well, is a copy of today. Haha. It's such a bore. That's why I really enjoyed that Feeling Friday hangout (Yabu + Carrie!) we did last Wednesday. I'm really not asking for life-changing things to happen right now. I just need a little ripple, just a little nudge.
    •  I realized that my handwriting now is horrible. Damn computers.
    • I got enrolled in a performance improvement thing at work.
    • Tonight is birthday celebration part 3, with the college friends. It's going to be a fun night! <3
    • The lack of activity in my life right now made me realize a lot of things. I sure made some poor decisions in my life. I'd rather not disclose those poor decisions specifically because I'd be giving you the right to judge me eventhough, maybe, you're just some random person who got lost here in my blog. Hahaha. And I already have enough people in my life judging me.

    So there. Not much, really. I hope to shake this off soon. Go away, bad juju!


    . Tuesday, October 22, 2013 .


    My patron saint is a fighting with a ghost / He's always off somewhere when I need him most / That the Spanish moon is rising on the hill / But my heart is a tellin' me I love you still

    I march in the parade of liberty / But as long as I love you I'm not free / How long must I suffer such abuse / Won't you let me see you smile before I cut you loose?

    My head tells me it's time to make a change / But my heart is telling me I love you but you're strange

    Then one more time at midnight, near the wall / Take off your heavy make up and your shawl / Won't you descend from the throne, from where you sit?

    Let me feel your love one more time before I abandon it

    . Wednesday, October 16, 2013 .


    I can't remember how I first knew about Rustic Mornings. But when I first stumbled upon their website and saw the entirety of the restaurant through pictures, I thought it was a breakfast haven. I showed the website to some of my friends from work and we decided to visit the place one Saturday morning.

    Those bicycles are for sale
    It was a good thing my friends were familiar with the area where Rustic Mornings was located. It was situated in a narrow, almost hidden street across the Our Lady of Abandoned Church. When we got there, the place was already filled but luckily, we were able to have a spot after a few minutes.

    Our table
    Here are some photos of the other outdoor nooks:




    . Monday, October 07, 2013 .

    We can never be too old to make a wishlist. I usually make a birthday and Christmas wishlist every year eventhough nobody really takes note of it. Haha. 

    Here's my 2013 list:


    1. Watch a Peso Movement/Japsuki gig. I've been a fan of Japs Sergio since his DDC days and I saw recently in Facebook his new band, Peso Movement. I finally saw them perform last month in Baguio and I got hooked ever since.

    2. A decent laptop. It would be great if I could afford a Macbook Pro but I'd rather not spend too much on a laptop. But if someone would give it to me as a gift, I'd gladly accept it. Hahaha.

    3. Cupcake Lab's Strawberry Lava

    4. Van's Women's Running Shoes. Because I only have flats and sandals. And I need this for working out.

    5. The book Happy Birthday To You by Dr. Seuss.

    6. Link Graphix watches.

    7. More Instax films!

    8. iPod Classic 6th Generation.


    Cheers to growing up!

    . Saturday, October 05, 2013 .


    Next week, I will be turning the big 2-7. For most of my life, I've not really made a big deal about my birthday celebrations. I remember having a 7th birthday party but as I grew older, I realized parties and people are not my thing. I never had a grand 18th birthday celebration (and I don't regret it), I preferred a simple dinner with my 2 best friends.

    I think I'm most excited about my 27th because I will be spending it in some other place with a few close friends. After all, that's all you really need, right? But I doubt I will be feeling all magical and better just because another year will be added to my existence. I'm 27. But I'm still me. I won't be instantly wiser and shinier. I would still be the same when the clock strikes 12. I would still have the same dilemmas and problems. But wouldn't it be so great if all those things would go away just because it's my birthday?

    After the well wishes and birthday greetings, it's just another day I have to live. I hope I don't sound too negative or whiny but I'm just saying the truth of the matter. The two things I've learned in the past few months are: loss is necessary and not everything beautiful is worth chasing. I'm already at this age and yet I still find some concepts so hard to grasp. Haha. And I had to learn it the hard way.

    I don't even know why I am writing down all of this. Maybe I want to hear myself say it hoping it will lead to some sort of self-improvement? I don't know. Setting all of my rants aside, of course, I do know that a new year is a new adventure. Like they say, everyday is a second chance. So, I guess, I have another 365 second chances to make things better, no?

    Of course, I am thankful for another year, for the fresh start. I'll try my very best to be wiser this year (I heard that it should come with age haha) and just be happy and contented. Another year, more resolutions and goals, more people to meet, more books to read, more new music to discover and more travel opportunities. A big high five to all those friends who stuck with me and to those people that I just met but already inspired me a thousandfold.

    Another year, another beautiful adventure. Thank you for reminding me that I should just be myself and everything will fall into place eventually.

    . Friday, October 04, 2013 .


    1. Borough's Brooklyn Cheesecake

    2. Coming back to Baguio Celebrating my 27th birthday in Baguio!

    3. 'Drink Me' piece from the On Pins And Needles exhibit by Jef Carnay

    4. This window somewhere in Guadalupe

    5. Ice cream and cigarettes

    6. My first journal entry, dated December 17, 1996, and realizing that I've been documenting my life for almost 17 years.

    . Thursday, October 03, 2013 .

    For a few days now, I have been feeling nothing but ecstatic. I really don't know if I have gone crazy over the weekend because I know for a fact that whatever it is I'm feeling right now is not normal. Everything is way too magnified right now.

    I had a long night sleep yesterday. Last week, I dreaded that moment before you go to sleep because it's like this little window of time when you get to think about a lot of things, and last week, I hated thinking about those things. Decent slumber has eluded me for a while and it surprised me that I was finally able to succumb to deep sleep yesterday. After catching a few shows on TV, my mind finally let every thought in my head go and I dozed off.

    I am extra bubbly/ bouncy/ cheerful/ sunny lately. And let me tell you, I'm not normally like that and I've never heard anyone describe me using those words. I am no grumpy cat but I was always the quiet one.

    I always feel excited to the point that I break into a sweat. I am unconsciously fidgety and I fiddle everything I get my hands on. I mean, who does that? You know that anxious feeling you get when you're nervous about something? I am in that state all the time. It's like I'm anticipating something. And I can't think of any reason why I should even be excited.

    I have the oddest craving for ice cream while having cigarettes. And lighting one while eating ice cream. And I don't have the slightest clue why.