My old office is just a stone’s throw away from Coffee Bean and Tea LefÂ Emerald Avenue, and a tiny park with grass and not much else. Memories…Of inhaling the delicious sense of coffee and wishing I had the budget to stay in a coffee shop the whole day with a laptop or thick pocketbook. I also recall splurging during payday with a cappucino liberally doused with liquid sweetener…sila lang meron nun eh.
Had several breakfasts there with the Singles Club/PCT gang, complete with work-related angst, laughter, their amazement at my eating powers,Â free cheesecake and specialty coffee. I miss Wendy’s attempts toÂ make meÂ her camwhore model, Dennis sneaking another picture of me reading a book, Malvin’s guffaw and singig voice, Cara’s grin, Sofie’s driving prowess and our trainee days, Marco’s elevator announcements, Â Anne’s notes, Elle’s beauty tips, Jack’s chocolate and motorcycle, shared bus rides with Karla, etc etc.
I have another fond Coffee Bean memory… a couple of years ago, had our last svcf manila reunion at greenbelt with Erwin, Ida, Che, Ej. Here is our picture of 4 of us at the tambayan, circa 2005. Were we ever this young?
Â From left to right\; EJ (3rd), Ida (4th), Rita (2nd), and Erwin (1st)