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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.


    Man, if I had any regrets when I attended Coldplay's A Head Full of Dreams tour in Singapore, it was that I wish I'd brought my camera with me to the venue. Hahaha. I chickened out the last minute because I'm not really sure how strict they will be in SG when it comes to mirrorless cameras during concerts and I didn't want to go through the whole ordeal of picking up a confiscated camera after the event because there's thousands of people there. But of course, I was mistaken because I saw a lot of people who brought their Fujifilm cameras with them. I think the only silver lining was that I was not as obsessed with taking photos so I was able to really enjoy the Coldplay experience. I'm gonna share a few clips I was able to take and photos of us friends having the time of our lives. Hahaha.

    It was my first out of the country with a couple of my closest college friends and was even extra special because we're attending Coldplay's concert. We honestly thought we'd never get tickets because we got wind of how fast they sold out in the Philippines, but luckily, Roch, who's based in Singapore, was able to score 4 when she attempted to purchase online. Hallelujah! We then prayed for airline ticket seat sales so we can make this trip as economical as we can. LOL. We got Coldplay tickets last November, was able to book flights after a month and fast forward to the end of March, we're seeing Coldplay in the flesh!

    Just a disclaimer if you happen to stumble upon my blog and you're looking for photos: no fancy pictures will be seen, I'm just putting up all the vids I had purely for the experience's documentation. Haha.

    Here's a cute photo of Quich and I waiting for gates to open. We're already there ~4 hours before the start of the concert because we thought the lines would be crazy long but nope, we were first in line actually! It rained so hard that afternoon, it was a good thing we left early. We also planned to cop Coldplay's official tour shirts but it was hella expensive!
    Here's an even cuter picture of us after we got to our seats and just waiting for the concert to start and basking all the happiness in. Hahaha.
    Here we go! (Photo by Roch Huqueriza)
    Everglow. The lights, the lights! It was so surreal and amazing. Nakakaiyak. It was indeed a goosebumps moment. You can hear us chattering a little bit at the latter part of the song.

    The Scientist. I think I kinda lost it here. I think I may have shed a tear or two. I mean, hearing The Scientist live? It was magical. I can't help but sing along, and my apologies for my awful voice. Hahaha. I've already trimmed this so that there'd be minimum amount of me in there.  

    Up and Up. This was the last song for the night. To be honest, I haven't listened to Coldplay's lastest albums until about 4 months or so before the concert. I was stuck at their first three albums: Parachutes, A Rush of Blood to the Head and X&Y albums. 

    Time really flies so damn fast when you're having fun. Months and months of waiting and the night finally came to an end. There may have been not much pictures, but I will carry this with me wherever. It's now the light that will never go out within me, as that The Smiths song goes. Now, whenever I hear anything from Coldplay, it will never be the same.

    Just sharing here what I wrote on my Instagram along with the The Scientist clip:
    So incredibly moved to have participated in this beautiful night. I have no words. The lights, the crowd, the energy, all have been so much more than I anticipated. I teared up to this song as well as Fix You and Up and Up. I have tons of other videos but I've limited to posting this one because we need no more proof that I am tone deaf. Hahaha. TBH, I couldn't say I am their biggest fan, but their songs from Parachutes, A Rush of Blood to the Head, and X&Y eras have been a big part of my life. To be surrounded by my closest friends while hearing this song performed live in foreign land has got to be one of the highlights of my 2017. This night has been incredibly amazing. Eternally grateful to those who have made this possible, you know who you guys are.
    I call it magic. Yes, I do. 
    . Saturday, April 29, 2017 .

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    . Saturday, April 29, 2017 .


    Man, if I had any regrets when I attended Coldplay's A Head Full of Dreams tour in Singapore, it was that I wish I'd brought my camera with me to the venue. Hahaha. I chickened out the last minute because I'm not really sure how strict they will be in SG when it comes to mirrorless cameras during concerts and I didn't want to go through the whole ordeal of picking up a confiscated camera after the event because there's thousands of people there. But of course, I was mistaken because I saw a lot of people who brought their Fujifilm cameras with them. I think the only silver lining was that I was not as obsessed with taking photos so I was able to really enjoy the Coldplay experience. I'm gonna share a few clips I was able to take and photos of us friends having the time of our lives. Hahaha.

    It was my first out of the country with a couple of my closest college friends and was even extra special because we're attending Coldplay's concert. We honestly thought we'd never get tickets because we got wind of how fast they sold out in the Philippines, but luckily, Roch, who's based in Singapore, was able to score 4 when she attempted to purchase online. Hallelujah! We then prayed for airline ticket seat sales so we can make this trip as economical as we can. LOL. We got Coldplay tickets last November, was able to book flights after a month and fast forward to the end of March, we're seeing Coldplay in the flesh!

    Just a disclaimer if you happen to stumble upon my blog and you're looking for photos: no fancy pictures will be seen, I'm just putting up all the vids I had purely for the experience's documentation. Haha.

    Here's a cute photo of Quich and I waiting for gates to open. We're already there ~4 hours before the start of the concert because we thought the lines would be crazy long but nope, we were first in line actually! It rained so hard that afternoon, it was a good thing we left early. We also planned to cop Coldplay's official tour shirts but it was hella expensive!
    Here's an even cuter picture of us after we got to our seats and just waiting for the concert to start and basking all the happiness in. Hahaha.
    Here we go! (Photo by Roch Huqueriza)
    Everglow. The lights, the lights! It was so surreal and amazing. Nakakaiyak. It was indeed a goosebumps moment. You can hear us chattering a little bit at the latter part of the song.

    The Scientist. I think I kinda lost it here. I think I may have shed a tear or two. I mean, hearing The Scientist live? It was magical. I can't help but sing along, and my apologies for my awful voice. Hahaha. I've already trimmed this so that there'd be minimum amount of me in there.  

    Up and Up. This was the last song for the night. To be honest, I haven't listened to Coldplay's lastest albums until about 4 months or so before the concert. I was stuck at their first three albums: Parachutes, A Rush of Blood to the Head and X&Y albums. 

    Time really flies so damn fast when you're having fun. Months and months of waiting and the night finally came to an end. There may have been not much pictures, but I will carry this with me wherever. It's now the light that will never go out within me, as that The Smiths song goes. Now, whenever I hear anything from Coldplay, it will never be the same.

    Just sharing here what I wrote on my Instagram along with the The Scientist clip:
    So incredibly moved to have participated in this beautiful night. I have no words. The lights, the crowd, the energy, all have been so much more than I anticipated. I teared up to this song as well as Fix You and Up and Up. I have tons of other videos but I've limited to posting this one because we need no more proof that I am tone deaf. Hahaha. TBH, I couldn't say I am their biggest fan, but their songs from Parachutes, A Rush of Blood to the Head, and X&Y eras have been a big part of my life. To be surrounded by my closest friends while hearing this song performed live in foreign land has got to be one of the highlights of my 2017. This night has been incredibly amazing. Eternally grateful to those who have made this possible, you know who you guys are.
    I call it magic. Yes, I do. 
    . Friday, April 28, 2017 .



    Out of all the Asian cuisines, Indian food has always been the most unfamiliar to me. I think I've been intimidated because my knowledge about it is very limited zero (who am I kidding with 'very limited' haha), and I've always thought that their dishes would be too spicy for my liking. So this foodie meet-up is literally like the beginner's guide to Indian cuisine for me. Let me share with you this delightful culinary adventure where this n00bie (~moi~) eat Indian food for the first time at a legit Indian restaurant. (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

    . Wednesday, April 26, 2017 .


    (1)

    I guess with each time that passes, your priorities change as well. I've not posted anything personal in this blog for so long, it almost seems somewhat awkward to put something right now that's been brewing inside my head. I've read the last one I posted and it felt so... ugh, I don't know, forced maybe? Maybe I've gotten too old for it or maybe I'm not ~*~sad enough~*~ to come up with something good. On my way to work, I realized that I am better at writing about my emotions when I'm on the gloomy end of the scale. Or maybe I've just gotten better at filtering what's supposed to go here and what's not, which, in a way, defeats that purpose of me putting up an online space. But really, not everyone needs to know about your business.

    (2)

    I can't believe it's been 2 years since I last counted the days of wondering when I'll become the best version of myself. I have lost track, and frankly, it was the good kind of lost. Looking back, I realized how unhappy I was. During those days, people didn't talk about it. There were no available support systems. Being depressed somehow equated to being too emotional and whiny or borderline unstable and crazy. The world made me feel that my internal struggles were small and invalid compared to everyone's sufferings. When I read stories online about depression, emotional abuse and toxic relationships, I was able to associate myself with it. A lot of realizations and "So that's what that was."

    (3)

    One's mental health is equally important as to one's physique and emotions. Please always remember that. I am a firm believer of being kind to everyone you meet in this lifetime. But I've learned the hard way that being kind and bottling up your feelings just to not offend other people is one of the worst things ever. Because no matter how much you condition your mind and tell yourself that It's okay, I don't need to get upset over this. It's just a little thing. eventually, things are going to spill over. It's okay to complain. It's okay to put down your walls and cut yourself some slack. It's okay to cry. It's okay to call people out. It's okay to ask if what you're feeling is okay. It's okay to ask for help. It's really okay. I promise.

    (4)

    I think it's time to admit that this year, I have bitten off more than I can chew. Last year's HK trip gave me such a high (I know, I won't shut up about it. See? I'm bringing it up again right now haha), I practically said yes to everyone that asked me if I wanted to travel this year. That's one thing I both love and sorta hate about myself. I keep saying yes, until one day I realized that there's so much that's gonna happen this year, I don't know if I'll ever make ends meet. This thought gives me so much anxiety. You know that mindset that eventhough it's just almost mid-year, you feel like time's just wayyy too fast and everything's happening right before your eyes, you're not even half prepared for it? Wish me luck. And yes, I'll really, really, really think about it first before saying yes to anything. So watch out for my 2017 year ender if all is still well with me. Hahaha.

    (5)

    It's my 5th year at the office this year! Good job, self, for staying that long and not having any kind of thoughts of leaving anytime soon! *baconfetti* But with that progress I had with longevity and not quitting my job after x months (no, it's not that I am that fickle, it just took me some time to find something worth it), I realized how mediocre I am with work. I am definitely not the best but I'm not bad either. I'm just freely floating in the middle, bathing in all the glory of being ordinary. When asked how I can improve myself, I very, very well know the answer, but I just hate myself for not sticking with it. I hate how easily I get distracted and lose focus on my goal. And what I dislike the most is that I am actually contented in all of this average-ness. Wake up, Trish. You need to start doing something about this! ٩(๑`^´๑)۶

    . Monday, April 24, 2017 .



    The nightlife in Manila continues to flourish through the years with the rise of super clubs, bars, gastropubs, and restaurants that offer craft beers for after work drinks with friends. I'm not really familiar with this whole scene but I've taken note of it after being invited to city pub crawls and foodie meetups in restos that double as speakeasies at night.

    En Tirage boasts of their all-day unlimited wine, whisky and beer promo. Now if that is your idea of fun and it's always wine o'clock on your watch, you should definitely put them on your list.


    . Wednesday, April 12, 2017 .


    Cavite's definitely no stranger when it comes to street art. In my daily commute to and from Cavite for years, I've always seen these bits and pieces of colorful graffiti along Aguinaldo Highway. Cy and I would photograph and share new works we'd see back then. In fact, I think this might be where all my curiosity and fascination stemmed from. There's just something raw and real about art in public spaces. The curiosity turned into these graffiti hunts I did in BGC last 2015 and 2016. I began to unconsciously spot murals and artworks when I'm in transit or just in new places. Last year, I devoted a morning in our trip to Hong Kong to see street art. Earlier this year, I pushed my friends to do a photo walk in Haji Lane in Singapore, and I've convinced my awesome friends to include street art spotting in our future travels. Hehehe.

    I missed last year's Paghilom arts festival, so I'm really grateful that there's another event that would showcase these amazing local graffiti artists. You can check out the details about Kulay Cavite Mural Festival below for more information and the week-long schedule. See you on the 22nd!


    Supported by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), the Kulay Cavite Mural Festival 2017 is an 8-day event that will be staged from April 22 to April 29, 2017 in Kawit, Cavite. This provincial-wide festival invited more than 40 established street artists and muralists to paint Cavite's historic identities in public walls within the municipalities of Bacoor City, Noveleta, Kawit, Cavite City, Rosario, Trece Martires, Imus, Tanza, Dasmariñas City and General Trias.

    In this mural event, the visual artists will be given six (6) days from April 23 to 28, 2017 to paint using their style with concepts that are recommended by the participating local government. The kick-off party will be held on April 22 and the closing ceremony on April 29 at the Freedom Park, Kawit, Cavite welcoming the public in a FREE event.

    "Time has come for us to command art. Time has come for us to use art as a weapon." This quote from Tanya Jizelle, one of the project directors, talks about the festival's aim to alleviate street art notoriety, to promote local tourism by using street art as an alternative tool and to be in par with other mural festivals around the globe.

    The event will include graffiti crews and artists hailing from Cavite and greater Metro Manila such as Walrus Crew, RPG Crew, Archie Oclos, Ang Gerilya, Anjo Bolarda, Sim, Trip63, Killingwithcuteness, BLIC, Lee Salvador, Aral Cru, Geloy Concepcion, Dr. Karayom, Emil Yap, Oder, Apok, and RJ “Bvrn” Saquian.

    Kulay Cavite's organizers, Moks Cresencio and Tanya Jizelle, decided to make this mural festival as a tribute of devotion to their birthland and to their fellow Caviteños.

    The Kulay Cavite Mural Festival is in partnership with the Provincial Government of Cavite, Cavite Provincial Tourism Office, Bosny Philippines, Boysen Paints Philippines, and the Municipal of Kawit, Cavite, and in collaboration with GOCavite.com, Cavite Active Photogroup (CAP) and Grafeine Studios.

    For more information, you can email us at kulaycavite@gmail.com or call us at +63 956 504-2277 or +63 927 671-6668. Please click here to see the official festival schedule and to keep yourself updated. 

    (Thank you, Kulay Cavite, for the press release.)