Most of my available time during semestral breaks were spent inside my room accomplishing nothing more than checking my social media accounts and finishing my favorites series. Coming from UP hell week, the need to restore my energy and fix my wrecked body clock seemed to require me to stay indoors. Have me change from my pajama/house clothes and I take it as a declaration of war.
This year was different. I set and agreed on so many meet-ups leaving me hardly enough time to stay at home. But still, if not for my jam-packed schedule, I would not realize that I was missing on opportunities to reconnect and restrengthen relationships with old and new friends alike.
Case in point: My afternoon bonding with Ate Marge and Kuya Billy.
Kuya Billy and I were able to establish good communication since he started working in the country’s top hospitals, but I lost direct contact with Ate Marge for the past six or seven years. So what pleasant surprise it was when I received a call from Kuya Billy asking me if I may join them for some afternoon snack.
The three of us attended the same high school except that Kuya Billy hails from the Special Program for the Art, while Ate Marge and I from the Special Science Class. Having been always closer to people who are older and wiser than me, I naturally gravitated towards them.
Ate Marge looking even more beautiful as I remember her to be. To think that she is already in med school, please.
Issue this na. JOKE.
If there is one thing that we should all learn eventually, it is the art of investing on quality relationships. Meaning to say, think quality over quantity, anytime, anywhere.
There are only few things better than finding like-minded people who can guide us be the person we want to be. The road to finding good friends is not paved with all smiles and good intentions, especially when we are young and still figuring out ourselves. I tell you, I have had so many people walk in and walk out of my life. But the key here is picking up yourself just as fast, and taking note of the negative signs and lessons that we encounter along the way.
Anyway, I would also like to share photos of what we had that afternoon. Hoho, sorry for abruptly cutting the assumed effect of my pep talk.. or blog talk, lol. Here is a photo of a red velvet cupcake for peace offering. *u* This seems to be an unsweetened version of our favorite go-to cupcake flavor. I cannot decide how I feel about it, having been used to sweeter ones. But what I like about it the most is that it is perfectly soft and moist.
Lemon soft-cake. I am partial to anything that has lemon on it so I may not be the best person to talk about this. But yes, yes, I like it and I wish it came in a bigger slice.
Pumpkin cheesecake. If I remember it correctly, this was a limited edition/halloween special product. Not quite pumpkin-y, not quite cheesecake-y. Yay.
Our drinks: Cafe Latte (Kuya Billy’s), Butterfly Iced Tea (Mine), and Cafe Mocha (Ate Marge’s). I am not sure how their drinks tasted but for my choice of drink, it was too sweet for my life. I could have made enough drinks for two and a half people, lol, by just adding water to it.
If you ever decide to grab some drinks in Tribeca, a quaint shop in San Nicolas’ 365 Mall, I suggest that you try their Choco Marble and Blueberry Cheese frappes and their too-good-to-be-true apple pie which was unfortunately out of stock that afternoon. Yaay.
Price boards for reference.