At 3PM today, Maire and I met up in our favorite coffee shop. We were supposed to watch a movie with high school friends, but had to cancel it the last minute due to the heavy rain downpour. Earlier this afternoon, I rushed to the bank to pay for something very important.
I remember feeling really stressed since I need to print something before I proceed to the bank. The internet shop is full of students playing computer games and I just begged the owner if I can use the internet for a few minutes to download the document I need to print. When she gave me the go signal, I immediately went to my inbox and downloaded the needed file. The woman in-charge of printing stuff transfered the file in a program and was about to print it when all of a sudden, the electricity was switched off. Brownout!
I wished that the electricity will be back real soon since I really need to print that document. I don’t want to postpone an important appointment since there is a tendency that the date will be moved to a later day. After five minutes, the lights are on. Woohoo!
I had my important document printed and made it to the bank fifteen minutes before it closed. I’m just glad that despite the challenges I’ve been through that day, I was able to do that important task. No rain and brownout can stop the bull!
I got hungry so I ate a rice meal in City de Luxe. There were some families enjoying their meals as I sat there alone, thinking. Some high school students entered and they shared a table four four and ate a Special Guisado dish. I suddenly missed my high school and college friends.
I went straight to Yellow Tree Cafe (at the second floor of City de Luxe) and got surprised upon seeing a lot of high school students there. I ordered a special iced coffee, grabbed a self-help book from the rack and started reading. Ah. The disadvantage of not bringing your own laptop while alone in a coffee shop is finding ways of keeping yourself occupied. Hehe.
More and more high school students arrived. There’s one group reviewing some lecture notes while the two other tables were occupied by noisy students. Later on, Maire arrived. She is also surprised with the ambiance since she is used to the set-up wherein there’s less guests there, or at least not that chaotic. I told her not to mind them since they’re kids anyway.
“Are we like that when we were in high school?” Maire asked.
“I think some of our classmates were like that from time to time, but most of the terms coming out from their mouths have something to do with Science and other trivias” I replied and laughed.
It’s funny to recall on how some of us were ‘competitive’ academically in elementary and high school. I wasn’t really pushed that much to do well in school, but I just love seeing my parents happy whenever I bring home a medal at home from school. I eventually got tired of the competition when I stepped in high school. I witnessed on how it can drag one’s emotion down and being too serious with a lot of expectations can lead to disappointments.
One of the habits I gained while working (studying, writing etc.) is drinking coffee. It can be a big no-no to some people since the caffeine can cause insomnia and other health-related risks, but I consider it as one of the best brain food – or drink for that matter. I love to write and I know that I am not the best writer in a whole bunch. I can’t write with deep words, but I know that constant writing and hardwork will make up for it.
I work and maintain a column in an entertainment tabloid, maintain some blogs where I do the writing and I also have some attempts on finishing a full-length screenplay. I am a coffee dependent person, although I keep it moderated. Too much drinking can be destructive to my health.
Another scenario that I pictured while hanging out with Maire earlier is how my future coffee shop will look life. I don’t want too much bright colors, but there’s this certain shade that I want which I cannot divulge for now. I also have specific sofa designs to add and many, many more. Wow. Let this imaginary coffee shop turn to reality!