Let’s Go On A Road Trip

Hello! It’s been awhile since we got together for coffee. Let’s change things up a bit and go on a road trip, grab coffee on the way, shall we? Let’s go.

First early Christmas decor spotted. No halloween things spotted so I guess that’s off the table for most people.

Phew! Didn’t really expect to hit some traffic this early. The skies are a bit gray but I don’t think it will rain, not soon anyway. First order of business: let’s get you and me some coffee in our system.

View of Taal Volcano
More of Taal Volcano, a unique and dangerous beauty found in the south of Manila, Philippines, arguably the smallest active complex supervolcano on the planet. Taal lake partially covers its caldera or crater.
And more. First road trip and nature walk in months!
All squared up for kindasquare

I ordered a latte for myself and a cappuccino for you. These cakes/pastries are making my mouth water. I’ll let you pick this time.

A square cake from a bistro
Burnt Ube (water yam/winged yam/purple sweet potato among its names) Cheesecake goes really well with brewed coffee.
Hubs been craving this for days: apple tart from Rowena’s.
How about some chocolate crinkles?
Sylvannas, anyone?

I haven’t told you, one of the reasons we’re here is to do a site survey. We’re building our first house over there, leaving the busy city and trading condo living for this, maybe for good. Work and business are lining up especially these past months such that we can all work remotely with the teams and hold most meetings online. We’ll probably just go back to the city once or twice a month with the processes we put in place, fingers crossed. I just know I can get more writing done here, go for a hike every week and swim in the lake or nearby beach any time we fancy. And hubs can finally have some space for a workshop for his furniture projects. Having this to look forward to definitely makes the long hours and everything else thrown our way this year more bearable.

How about you, what gets you going/how do you pick yourself up especially on days when getting up seems harder, you feel sluggish or too crazy to work? Do you get those days, too?

Let’s drop by the garden near the fruit stands and souvenir shops we wanted to check out last time. Don’t forget to wear both face masks and shield as some shops don’t let people in without both on. I’m picking a random spotify playlist on. Any rock out song you have in mind for the drive back? Ooh, these are good ones.

Thanks for playing along. You got some nice set of pipes, my friend. Bye for now. Take care and until out next road trip.

The coffee share is hosted over on Eclectic AlliHere’s the link to join in. Also linking to Kinda Square for the cakes and Taal volcano shots.

If We Were Having Coffee…

Hi! It’s been awhile. It’s so good to see you. How have you been? How’s your practice? It’s been raining lately in the city, today is a nice change. I’m sticking to my usual iced coffee. What are you having?

I’ve missed this place, the view is breathtaking. And they serve the best cheesecake in town. I used to bring friends here on weekend trips on the way to the beach or an easy trek. It’s been so long since we left the city, we might do a bit of both this week.

I’m glad this shop is surviving doing business this year. Our new company is doing ok, thankfully. We are pitching to some potential investors in the coming weeks after finishing the prototype. We’re excited and nervous at the same time. We’ve been working on this for the past month and things are lining up pretty well. It took some time to get settled with the new normal, bringing all processes online for the teams, going cashless and mobile/web app-based but we’re past that point now. Happy to announce that the long staycation is over. Well, after today. We’re hitting the beach later 🏊‍♀️ 😎.

How about you, any plans this week/month? I hope you are finding things to smile about lately.

Photo by Jonathan Borba on Pexels.com

This post is written for FOWC, TTC and is also my first contribution to the weekend coffee share hosted by Eclectic Alli. The link to join for the latter is here.

#WeekendCoffeeShare

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