This week we lost Patty. I still can't believe that she's really gone. The past few days are a blur. If I'm not doing anything, I find myself browsing thru her IG account or my Flickr account looking for her photos.
I "met" Patty around 2004 or 2005 thru the GirlTalk forum. I knew her as Pattybee. We would always be in the Fashion section, listing down our OOTDs, chatting about Havaianas, shoes... then someone from the forum organized an EB (eyeball for those who doesn't know what it is hihi) but Patty wasn't able to go. She had to go somewhere with Neal (o diba! I knew Neal by name!). I finally met her one day in Starbucks Power Plant after my class. I don't why we were meeting basta nagkita kami. I remember she was wearing a black Lacoste pique shirt. And it was because of her that I wanted to buy a Lacoste shirt too!
From GT to Friendster to Multiply, we kept in touch. I read her blog on Friendster then on Multiply. I loved looking at her photos of her family. Stalker ang peg? Haha! Her daughter Anissa was around 7 or 8 years old then, I remember her being pregnant with Sabine. Yes, that was so long agooooo!
And then we lost touch. I only got reconnected with Patty two years ago when I joined Facebook and learned about her dad's passing. I messaged her, sending my condolences. Then I started following her blog again, started chatting up again, she became a SoMom and the rest was history.
Patty was one of the people who you can easily get along with. She's so madaldal, hindi kayo mauubusan ng paguusapan! As in! I will miss our FB chats and texts... going to events won't be the same without you... She's one of my mommy idols!
Patty is the first friend I've lost. I don't know how to grieve. It hurts and I still can't believe that she's really gone. I think most of us are still in shock about how everything happened so fast. My heart goes out to her partner, Neal, her daughters, her mom and brother. But I'm also happy that she's finally with her dad in heaven and no longer in pain.
Patty, you will always be in our thoughts. We all miss you. Rest in peace, Patty.