Just Warming Up




It feels great to have a schedule where Monday becomes a Sunday. uh-huh. That’s how blessed I am with the kind of work I have. I used to remember dragging myself to start working on a Monday. Nah! I really don’t like working on Mondays. Do you feel the same way too? Come on.

Since its less crowded on a Monday for a trip somewhere near, Chie and I decided to visit Tagaytay. This has been our weekend getaway for many times as it’s just a few miles away from Dasmariñas. We decided to commute via an ordinary bus to enjoy the cool breeze of Amihan plus the fare was cheaper.

We enjoyed the smooth ride so much while talking that we ended up not getting to where we should be. In other words, we got LOST somewhere between Mendez and Alfonso. We had to ask directions on how to get back to Rotonda.

Well I guess, driving may be easier but on the other hand, commuting calls for a little adventure. Still, it was fun.

As for a cool breezy afternoon, a perfect match would be a hot cup of coffee to keep us warm. So we took a jeepney back to Ayala Malls – Serin to look for The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf shop. Good thing, I kept my BDJ planner handy. That was such a perfect timing to use the #PerksOfABella coupon.

coupon-cutting ceremony. lol.

 We were wondering what blend to choose during that time since we always choose a white chocolate mocha latte each time we get there. Thanks to their super friendly barista as she offered assistance on what to try. I opted to try their  Almond Vanilla Latte for that freebie cup and a large Hazelnut Latte for Chie. And since we have saved P125 for the freebie drink, we bought a sweet slice of the Guiltless Chocolate Delight. Wow!

Even the barista girl herself was amazed of the coupon I used as it was a great deal. She even asked where I got the planner and how to get one. Well of course, I gave her the details as a part of my advocacy to share the spark. Naks! Segway.

Thanks to Ms. Salamat, the barista girl, as we didn’t noticed the time as we’re waiting for the orders to be taken as she kept us in a good conversation. Overall, it was a one great customer service experience from all of the staff who helped us through.


I enjoyed the cup of Vanilla Almond Latte. If you’re fond of the mixed aroma of coffee, vanilla with a twist of an almond, then this is something you may want to try. If you’re a  nutty-sweet-creamy taste coffee lover, you can try their Hazelnut Latte.

I am not a coffee flavor fanatic because as long as it has a caffeine and smells like coffee, that’s already good for me. lol.

If you’re craving for a that one perfect chocolate cake. I highly recommend their Guiltless Chocolate Delight for you to try. We are very much delighted with every bite! I think I want one right now. hmm.

The trip ended with a  smile as we both enjoyed our short trip in Tagaytay. A great day to start the workweek.

Of course, everything tastes better when shared together.




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