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“Only 19, but my mind is older.”

My name is Patricia Isabel Pablo. My parents call me Trish, my siblings call me Ate, my family calls me Patis, my friends call me Patty, but it doesn’t really matter what you call me right now because in 10-15 years when I’m accepting my Oscar, everyone will know my name. I’m a 2nd-year, full-time student at Montgomery College. I’m a Communication Studies major who one day aspires to become an author, screenwriter, cinematographer, and director, but some days all I want to do with the rest of my life is play video games for a living.

To paraphrase and totally butcher the beautiful words of Gertrude Stein, the Philippines is my country and America is my home (and vice versa, honestly). I was born and raised in the Philippines, but I’ve been living in the United States for the past eight years. I’ve moved around several times since, but Montgomery County is where my heart and cheap rent currently resides. Yes, I can speak more than one language.

I’m a strong, passionate, confident woman, so don’t let my being only 5″1 fool you. I’m an intersectional feminist, activist, and Gryffindor, and I never stop fighting for the things I believe in. Most of my nights consist of me simultaneously binge-watching a show I’ve already seen on Netflix and furiously writing overzealous, empowered essays on civil rights for my own leisure. Education is extremely important to me, not just in a classroom setting, so I often keep an open mind to everything. Despite my introverted activities and tendencies, I still find the time to go out with my best friends and experience new things. I am the love child of Alexander Hamilton and Angelica Schuyler in personality, but when it comes to looks, I am 50% Philippa Soo and 50% Renée Elise Goldsberry.

I am best at Harry Potter & Buffy the Vampire Slayer trivia, baking cheesecakes, and flawlessly applying makeup in a moving vehicle. I imagine my life as a series of musical numbers, and you will often find me talking/singing/dancing to myself if you catch me off-guard on my own. Writing is my one true passion in life, and I write like I need it to survive. My life revolves around books, theatre, and musicals, and the best parts of my life are lived behind a camera lens.

Feel free to say hello to me if you see me around on campus (I have multi-coloured hair, so I’m easy to spot), but don’t always expect a full-blown conversation with me as I’m either heading home/to class or listening to the Dangerous Woman album or a Harry Potter audiobook. One of my goals in life is to allow other people to view life from my eyes through my art, and I hope that I can momentarily achieve that through my vlogs. I’ll see you around! Don’t forget to be awesome!

My Posts

No Jokes. No Puns. No Rhymes. Just Listen.

Trigger warning: mentions of sexual harassment, suicide, mental illness I know this vlog is much longer and much more serious than all of my past ones, but please take a few minutes of your time…

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Death Of A Vlogger

Okay, I didn't actually die, but maybe from all this tension and anxiety, I will. I'm kidding, but sometimes, my life is super stressful. But like I said, you gotta do what you gotta do.…

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Meeting D. Watkins

Yesterday, I had the IMMENSE pleasure of seeing and meeting author and professor D. Watkins while he spoke at the Takoma Park campus' Cultural Arts Center. It was equally an entertaining and moving experience and…

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All Ain’t Chill Getting to Rockville

Sorry for the late upload again! My YouTube account was acting up, but I finally got it to work! This week, I don't get lost, but instead I'm late getting to Rockville for an audition…

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Confusion is Nothing New (With Me)

I know, I know, this is so super late! I am so, so sorry! I am only human! 😭 I'm a youngster in college, I've got a hectic life, and you are more than free…

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Back At It Again With These Vlogs (sorry, not sorry)

Can you believe it's February of 2017 already? Yeah, me neither. Are you excited for this year? Yeah, me neither. Welcome back to Montgomery College's spring semester! I mean, it isn't spring yet technically and…

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Patty Uncut

What do you do when you've got to vlog for your job but you've got no laptop to edit on or upload it through? You do it through your phone and you better hope you're…

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Need a Splash of Colour in Your Life?

Sorry for the late upload this week! Stressed out? Me too. But I'm still here and so are you. We all need outlets in life, and maybe something in this list of events can help…

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The Show Must Go On

So sorry for the late upload, everyone! I've been incredibly busy and overworked, and if you watch the video, you'll also see why I was late with this week's vlog. The first weekend of Natural…

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Spoopy Stressful Rehearsals

Did you wear a costume on Halloween? I did but probably for completely different reasons! Watch my vlog to find out why! Natural Causes Information: Cultural Arts Center, Theatre 2 Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus 7995…

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Transportation Frustration

The DMV area probably has one of the best public transportation systems in the country, but that doesn't mean it doesn't have its problems and it also doesn't mean I can't complain about it every…

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Motivational Cupcakes

Do I seem less energetic this week? I definitely am. That's what midterms and the overload of work do to you. Thank goodness for cupcakes! Don't worry, the work will be worth it. Do you…

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Let’s Get This Straight (Or Not)

Happy Wednesday, folks! October 11 is National Coming Out Day, and who better to give you a couple of tips than a girl with rainbow hair. If you're another gaybie who has yet to come…

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Umbrellas are Underrated

It's the start of fall, kids. That means it's time for pumpkins or spoops, but don't forget your umbrellas or you'll spend 3 days surrounded by bowls of hot soup and snot-filled tissues. Remember to…

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