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TITA PACITA is a writer based in Manila, Philippines. She is left-handed, a middle child, and was born into this world by cesarean section.


Hello, it’s Patti a.k.a. Tita Pacita—the cray girl behind all this madness.

I am an ISFP, a Type 4 or 5 with a 1 or 9 wing on the Enneagram test, and my CliftonStrengths are Input, Deliberative, Adaptability, Ideation, and Strategic. What are yours?

I was born in the year of the Dragon (see also: GD and Taeyang). In August of 2013, I officially became a tita. My niece is now five years old, going on six. Being a tita is one of the joys of life I cherish to this day.

Some fun facts about me: I have always been underweight, I wanted to become an astronaut after seeing the movie Armageddon, I had a hardcore punk rock phase as a teen and loved Blink-182.

 

about the writer

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It's difficult to describe myself, because I show different sides of my personality depending on the situation. I try to be super professional with clients and colleagues, although I do try and make an effort to be ‘open’. The key word here is ‘effort’, by the way, as I know for a fact that this comes naturally for others.

When I'm with my seniors, I usually let them take the lead. I hardly talk about myself, unless asked, and I'd rather listen to what they have to say and absorb all their wisdom like a sponge.

I don't mind meeting new people and non-sketchy strangers because that means I can still keep my friendly distance. I'd say I'm most at ease and most myself with my friends, at home, and with my significant other, and usually, I am described by them as funny, weird, creative, quirky, cool, calm, and collected, level-headed, reasonable, non-judgy, emotional.

They say I'm a walking irony: I love fashion and shopping, but at the core I'm really a simple girl; my playlists are either OPM (Parokya ni Edgar, Kamikazee, or Eraserheads) or K-pop (I’m a YG baby); I'm physically fragile and delicate but my ideas of fun can often be unexpected, bold, and adventurous.

I am most known for my unconventional thoughts, or the things that I notice or find amusing that others usually don't.

...and that's probably why I became a writer and why I decided to create Tita Pacita. I desired a ‘healthy’ outlet to channel my inner thoughts and feelings, and hopefully, make a connection with whoever is reading and thinks/feels the same way (or not). Another compelling reason is my keen interest in the often untold stories behind great people and my knack to dig deeper into what is unconventional and the topics unexplored or rarely given attention to.

 

PROFESSIONAL LEANINGS

I'm a former PR girl, and while I do have that switch (you know, the ‘PR switch’ that makes you instantly friends with everyone), it is mostly turned off when I'm not working as a publicist. Après-PR life, I began to dabble into marketing, social media, and a lot of writing and content work.

I have been a long-time fashion contributor for Cosmopolitan Philippines; and recently, I've also started writing long-form stories for Town & Country Philippines (word count means a lot to me!). You might also find my crazy articles at beauty website Calyxta and the recently-launched, local lifestyle shopping hub TAVIN.

whereabouts

I have lived in Manila all my life, in the same hometown as a certain ‘Annie’. As of writing, here is an updated pet count: we have five puppies (two babies, three toddlers) and three adult dogs (one teenager, a young mom, and a senior citizen). I feed them all with love and care.

Former house pets include: fourteen goldfish given to me on my fourteenth birthday (my grade school best friend stole them from their pond!), ducks and turkeys, and cats. Whenever I get the chance, I love to escape to the province and to the beach, and take a nap by the shore all day long.

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