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I don’t know when, where or how exactly I met Tricia. We were batch mates in Ateneo de Manila University but I don’t think we ever really bumped into each other back then. I “met” her through Tumblr back in 2009 (?) – back when fellow Tumblarity addicts RA Rivera, Ramon Bautista and I were fascinated with how adorable she was!!

She was very Japanese, very “kawaii” – we even tried to recreate her Asian poses…

…and failed miserably

I officially met Tricia when she shot me for her cousin’s famous t-shirt design!

She was pleasantly easy-going! I was happy she didn’t have an annoying squeaky voice that I admittedly expected her to have. Haha!! On the contrary, Tricia has a very low voice and I really like her laugh. What I love about this girl is that she is so down-to-Earth. She doesn’t do what she does to get famous, she does what she does because she is passionate about it! She even curled my hair and I saw her wall where she takes all her fabulous selfies! (#fangirl?!) She has professional lights and everything because before anything, Tricia was set on becoming a photographer.

Her early blogging shows her documenting different people on campus and interviewing them about style. I guess she never expected for people to demand to see more of her in front of the camera, but it happened and so she gave the people what they wanted!

I went to Tricia’s book launch yesterday! I am so proud of everything she’s accomplished and I wanted to show my support. I’m not kidding when I say I really wanted to go because my car was coding so I even switched with my sister before heading to National Bookstore in Glorietta.

I’m so proud of you, Tricia!! Oh and just to let everybody know, I think I mastered Asian posing back in 2010 with the help of my mentor. Haha!

Follow Tricia’s blog: http://blog.triciagosingtian.com/ and get her book called 150 Style Essentials for Every Girl in National Bookstore :)

October 13, 2013

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