Where have I been?


A friend and I recently had a conversation about blogging which got me feeling very guilty about how I’ve been neglecting it’s tricia for quite a while now.

Last June, I put out Life lately where I talked about an exciting opportunity that was happening in my life. On top of that internship, I was working a second job, teaching and four weeks ago, my final year of university began. So basically, I’ve been doing six-day weeks consisting of two jobs and classes. And fitting in any possible form of social life in my free time. So to say the very least, I’ve been very exhausted.

Things have slowly calmed down now – just working one job and finally having some free time by the end of the week – I even went for a hike yesterday! So I’d really love to get back into writing. Especially because I know I have things to write about. If you haven’t realized it already, it’s tricia is pretty much a travel blog. It becomes active when I travel. The exact same way my Instagram feed comes alive. So yes, I have been doing some travelling lately and I have another trip in a couple of weeks!

But nonetheless, busy just means blessed. Lots of great things have been happening lately: as mentioned above, I was in Korea for 10 days last month, I turned 21 a couple weeks ago and I made it on the Dean’s List!

I guess that’s it for now. And hopefully, see you again very soon :)

A Miraculous Stop

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The best part of a road trip is that you get to pass by some great stopovers along the way. Enroute to Baguio, we stopped at the Candle Gallery of the Manaoag Basilica in Pangasinan where the Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag sits. I didn’t know much about it but I’ve heard of its miraculous powers.

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Life Lately: June edition

June Life Lately

Snapped this photo earlier today of my view from work as preparations are well underway for tomorrow’s Dragon Boat Festival (a public holiday for us in Hong Kong! yes!). I just wanted to give a quick update with what’s been going on with me because I feel like I’m at a point where I’m really so content with everything that’s been happening.

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Thought Series: 365 Thought Provoking Questions

I’ve decided to have these sort of posts as part of my Thought Series. I enjoy doing them as a self-reflection of some sort, and you guys seemed to like my last post on it! This time, I’ve taken the question from The Bucket List Journey’s 365 Thought Provoking Questions. Answered.

What is the most desirable trait another person can possess?

Happiness. I don’t know what it is but to see someone always smiling, always seeing the good in life, that’s what’ll really stand out. And I guess a lot of it has to do with the fact that I really aspire to possess joy in life, so that’s something I find desirable.

Do you think crying is a sign of weakness or strength?

I guess it depends on why you’re crying. But in most cases – or at least reasonable cases to be crying, I see it as a sign of strength. Society has definitely given us the idea that crying is a sign of weakness, and it’s “important”to put on a tough front – especially among men. But I see crying as a form of emotional release. It shows that you’ve acknowledged what you’re going through and that you’re capable of letting it out. It’s definitely a sign of strength.

If you could take a single photograph of your life, what would it look like?

It’d be a photograph of myself and all of my family. It wasn’t till about maybe a year ago that I began to realize the importance of family. I guess it’s part of maturing, but as you get older, you begin to realize that life does not stop and some of the people you once thought were so important, leave. But family will always remain as the only constant in life.

If someone could tell you the exact day and time you are going to die, would you want them to tell you?

Definitely not! Being the stresser I am, I’ll forget to live. As much as I would want to prepare my loved ones as I’ve seen how death can really affect the people around you, I’d like to live life rather than count the days down.

What is the nicest thing someone has ever done for you?

Pray for me. Different circumstances were causing a major change in my life and someone I didn’t really expect, reached out to me, spoke to me and prayed for me.