Thursday, July 26, 2007

one coffee @ a time

I had a pretty wicked week! Well, almost. Today is Thursday so there's another day left in my work-week and who knows what Friday brings. Hopefully, some good times. I am keeping my fingers crossed that it won't be as hectic as the last few days.

I have not been able to create any articles in the past few days because I have been very busy at work. When I get home all I want to do is sleep. I find myself dozing off on top of my laptop while surfing the net at night, haha.

At 5:30pm this afternoon, got a call from hubby. He says, "want to watch a movie tonight, I had a bad day today I want to unwind." It looks like I'm not the only one having manic days at work in our family. I had visions of myself going home early today and being with the kids as I have been spending extra hours in the office. They're already sleeping when I get home =(. But I know that hubby needed a break too, so I made suggestions to do somethingelse. He suggested coffee and I agreed. I have been craving for a hot caramel macchiato anyway. We went to our favorite Starbucks branch in Intramuros.




Intramuros is famous for it's rich history. Intramuros' means 'inside the walls'. The Starbucks here is quite different from the usual stores around the metropolis, because it was placed inside one of the bulwarks used by the government during the war. Got some pics from the net so I can show you how it looks like, click the pics for a bigger view.






Hubby and I just sat there. Contentedly sipping our macchiatos and taking small bites of those yummy Belgian waffles (as shown below) and of course my potato chips in yogart and sour cream flavor. Ahhh, that was heavenly.

At the moment life feels good again... one coffee at a time.
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10 thoughts:

Colin said...

Hello my friend,
It's always good to take a break and get away from the days stresses , gives you time to spend together and unwind a bit.
Intramuros looks quite fascinating and now I have the wanting of a macchiato, so I guess it's off to the kitchen and make my own....You have just got to get the hang of that magic wand you know, forget about flying around on a broomstick and practice your spells LOL.
At least friday will pass and it will be the weekend, so hope it's not too manic :o)

Sophiagurl said...

you make your own macchiato?! wow! how about posting the recipe on Life? =) although I'm not sure I'd be able to do it hahaha. Thanks Colin, I do hope tomorrow's a good day.

I'm parking my bedknobs and broomsticks this weekend and watch a movie with the kids...Ratatouille =) looking forward to it. Have a great day tomorrow!

michiko said...

what an interesting combo: old world meets contemporary starbucks. you should take me there sometime :D

Dream Catcher said...

i really need to sit next to u rite now..:( such a tough weekend m having..

Sophiagurl said...

@@@Michiko - I will gladly take you there my friend. =)

@@@Dream Catcher - I hope all is well with you there little brother. Grab a cup of coffee and sit with me by the porch =)

Take a break and have fun. Hugggs to you =)we all need relaxation after a hard week...go have fun, you earned it. =)

sweetgirl said...

hi,
coffee is a good idea to revive ur spirits....

FOOTPRINTS (aka ourfootprints aka Annita) said...

looking at your pics, for a brief moment, i thought it's somewhere in europe (oh my brains!!) ..

i guess coffee could do such magic to our tired spirits (and I'm heading to starbucks tomm ^_^) ... java chip frappe anyone? ...

zunnur said...

No matter how busy I am on Fridays, I still feel good because my mind will automatically starts to prepare for the weekend. When I wake up on Friday mornings, my heart will yell, "It's Friday!".

I have to work on alternate Saturdays but it doesn't give much effect to my Friday excitement. I can hardly concentrate on my work on Saturdays, my mind will be fully switched to weekend mood.

But there are also times when my weekends were ruined when I had to work through them!

I read your blog at the wrong time, my stomach is empty right now and that yummy Belgian waffle had made me real hungry...

This Eclectic Life said...

That's an amazing looking Starbucks! One coffee at a time is the only way to take life! Just keep putting one foot in front of the other. I understand about some days being so tiring that all you want to do is sleep...

Sophiagurl said...

@@@Sweetgirl - yes it was, thanks!

@@@Annita - yes it actually has that feel inside, like you are transformed somewherelse, it has been our favorite coffee place. =)I would love a Java Chip Frappe just about now. Have a nice day Annita.

@@@Zunnur - I know how you feel about Friday, that's what happens to me too...TGIF!

My mind is always on the weekend mode, much to my boss' dismay. hehe.

It's sooo yummy isn't it. Have a great weekend, well what's left of it anyway.

@@@Shelly - isn't it just sooo cute? hehe. yup coffee does have that uplifting effect...on me at least. Love yah girl!