Month: August 2012

Cafe Nescafe

In preparation for my upcoming posts about our South Korea trip, here’s a shot of my morning cappuccino from Cafe Nescafe. We actually chose this place because it was more or less just across the street from Changdeokgung Palace, which was our first destination for that day. Unfortunately, I don’t remember much about this cappuccino so it must’ve been just so-so. I do remember being disappointed that their food menu wasn’t varied enough–my siblings and I settled with just sharing one ham+cheese+etc sandwich. Hopefully, they’ll add more items to their menu so that they’ll appeal to tourists visiting the palace nearby.  

On iCloud and inCoherence

Don’t you ever wish that you could sync your thoughts to your smartphone/tablet/laptop? I found myself fantasizing over such an invention as I was taking a shower. I don’t know about you, but I always have these internal conversations going on while I’m doing the most  mundane things, like showering or driving. Tasks that become so tedious and monotonous due to routine, allowing me to just space out and run on autopilot.

Blenz Coffee

Pardon me for the supremely sucky photo quality.  We had to rush back to the office, so I was only able to take a quick shot with my iPhone in the car (lest my iced cafe mocha gets all watered down and useless). It’s too bad that I wasn’t able to capture the distinct line between the milk and the espresso/Belgian milk chocolate mixture. Upon my first sip, I was dazzled by the rich, sweet milkiness seasoned with that hint of bitter caffeine. I didn’t want to ruin the presentation by mixing it all up, but neither did I want to miss out on the complete taste of it. I must say, I did prefer the un-mixed version as you really get to savor the Belgian chocolate that’s one of Blenz’ trademarks. Still, it’s one of the most memorable iced cafe mochas I’ve tried so far. Next time though, I’ll do without the whipped cream–I think it masks the real flavors of the drink (not to mention that it adds calories we all do not …

A Different Breed of Coffee

Just to mix it up–for today’s coffee feature, I’d like to introduce y’all to our beloved pet husky! You guessed it right; his name’s Coffee! (Yup, this caffeine addiction does run in the family;) ) Here, he’s sporting an oh-so-stylish collar…What a friend of mine calls “the cone of shame”. We’re not playing dress up with him; it’s to keep him from scratching his poor, swollen right ear.  

When Officemates Are More Than Just People You Work With

Here’s an entry from my Tumblr account that I wanted to share with you guys. I wrote it for my officemates, roughly three weeks after my last day at work.   14 August 2012, 4:51 PM Let me start off by saying, unequivocally, that never in my life did I imagine I’d work in sales. EVER. Back in grade school, I remember sitting quietly at my desk, appearing to be involved in my textbook when I actually had a paperback hidden inside it. Later on in high school, the reason for my silence would be that I’d be sleeping on crossed arms laid on the table. A teacher or two had called me out for that more than once, but I always reasoned that it was better to be asleep than to be participating in the ruckus of the rest of my class. And so the trend continued all the way through college, where it became worse due to the long hours spent working on plates. Suffice it to say, everyone probably expected me to go …

Starbucks Coffee Traveler

I love this–it’s so ME! This was one of the surprises my office mates prepared for me first thing in the morning on my last day: a traveler jug filled with enough coffee for our team. Can you tell that I’m known for my coffee intake at work?;) Then there’s all the pandesal (bread rolls that are considered a Philippine classic), hot and fresh from the oven. Coffee + pandesal = totally awesome morning! 

It’s In The Cards

Before I start, let me say that everything I write is just based on my thoughts regarding my own experience. 🙂 When you were young, did you have that moment when your dad told you not to play with *those* cards because they were evil/wrong? I did. In the hazy recesses of my mind, I remember coming across a pack of tarot cards in one of our cabinets. Or maybe it was an ouija board. Now I’m second-guessing my somewhat unreliable memory. For the purpose of this entry, let’s say it was a tarot deck.

Gloria Jean’s Coffees

Gloria Jean's Coffees

Fresh from this afternoon’s shopping date with my sister! I usually get their chocolate macadamia or irish nut cream chiller, but since I’m trying to avoid or cut down on those sugar-packed frappes, I decided to try out their iced white chocolate mocha. Sadly, I wasn’t too happy with their version; not sure if it had too much milk or if it was just too watered-down. I’m not a espresso/black coffee person, but I DO like to taste the coffee in my coffee. Know what I mean?

On Midnight Walks Home

I just arrived home. Okay, nothing unusual about that. Let me revise that and say that I just WALKED home after having drinks with one of my friends. I’ll give you the background deets first so you can follow me. I live in a place that’s pretty much known as a university town, as it’s home to several big-name schools such as the Ateneo, Miriam College, and the nearby University of the Philippines. I’d liken it to Heidelberg, Germany or some place similar to that…but without the old castle, of course.

Kith Cafe, Park Mall

Kith Cafe, Park Mall

My first flat white…and I drank it before watching Snow Patrol live! Kith Cafe, supposedly among the top 5 in Singapore, was actually one of my surprise finds during my solo explorations. I just came from Fort Canning and was looking for a place to chill while waiting for my sister to get off from work. Chose this cafe mostly because of the quirky decor…I loved the MDF-looking material they used for the bar area where I sat. The flat white was similar to a cappuccino, but without the froth. Check out the official site by clicking on the photo above. 😉