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April 9. Because the eager beaver husband had work that day despite its being holiday nationwide, I had no choice but to stay home and go idle, I don’t know but the idea of going out alone wasn’t really a comfort for me besides its too hot to come out of the house so I remember spending the rest of the day in bed where it’s pretty cooler.


And commonly during the summer season cooking is another of those difficulties, so I try to cook mostly in the morning alone to avoid sweating and stinking badly. But because I was very immobile that time, I had sandwich the entire day. And rather had my full meal at dinner time –out to some place cooler and fancy. I was suspecting the mall to be crowded as well and noisy and I don’t want to hassle myself so we decided to look for a place nearby where we could eat decently and relax.


Commune is one of those third wave coffee shops which became popular in the social media scene because of its cute coffee art. I love coffee art and I sometimes feel short if the coffee art is too plain for my taste. I love it that Commune wasn’t crowded that night, its contemporary vibe was perfect for some light talk with family and friends, with the husband in my case. 😀


The seats were comfy and that’s more than enough for me to make a second come back. Hehehe.


The food was another reason to revisit Commune, I was planning to get myself a sandwich only but that all day breakfast meal was so hard to pass esp when my favorite is offered. You know how I love Tocino and theirs didn’t fail. It was tender and sweet and serving was just right.


Pork Tocino P160+  


The husband had Beef Tapa which was equally tender and juicy tho a little steep at P220 compared to my plate. Anyhow, you want it best then be ready to pay more, I guess it’s the little hoax of eating a real meal.


Beef Tapa with garlic rice, fried egg and atchara. I’d like to have two eggs next time.


After dinner, we stayed and had coffee of our choice. I got myself the Café Mocha, P124 mug serving, you have the option to order it by cup only which is slightly cheaper.

The husband had Brewed Coffee only so there’s no cute latte art to capture in his cup. To pair my coffee I tried a cookie, it’s not cheap at all because with its price I can have an Eric Kayser big cookie already. I was tempted to order a slice of Apple Pie but the price was sickening as well, probably they’re just outsourcing the pastries the reason why it’s pricey. Pero bakit naman si Starbucks, affordable pa rin kahit outsourced lang, I’m just saying. I wish they’d bake and create their own sweets.


If there’s no work the following day we could have stayed longer until its closing time, we’d like to go back to try their comfort food –adobo, sinigang and more,


…and another cup of coffee with a kitten latte art next, please. 🙂


Liberty Plaza, 102 H.V. Dela Costa Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City
T. +632 889-2660

sundate no.23


We we’re home even before the love month bid goodbye, I was particularly home because I needed to preside another batch meeting. It was another fun meet like the previous two meetings and I enjoyed more the get-together afterwards. We hit Tagaytay and it was an occasion I’d be writing about soon. 🙂


The following day it’s time for me to treat the kids again, it’s time for Ninang to unwind at the same time –a momentary break before another workweek ruin my happy spirit. I’m not really enjoying the workplace at the moment, there’s ton of issues unsettled and it’s worrying me, the worst I’m almost always feeling sick because of those. Mind over matter, I wish it’s easy just like that, I have to pacify myself and let go of whatever negative vibes and just go about the flow and enjoy (?). I wish I can just swipe bigheaded people around, I think I created my very own monster. 🙂


Okay when in Tagaytay I’ve always wanted coffee, more coffee sort of bottomless to say , so to end my caffeine addiction we ended up at Bag of  Beans –our one-stop shop for caffeine booze, breakfast, dessert & take home.

Bag of Beans bottomless coffee is a steal! I can finish three cups and pay a little over than P100, no guilt feel and coffee is always fresh. Oh and that wonderful aroma!


We ordered our favorite coffee pairing at BOB –Raisin Bread at P170 is huge and filling. I thought I wasn’t that hungry but I think I ate half of that big loaf. Hehehe.


While husband and I chose to savor bottomless cups of freshly brewed coffee, my sister and the kids had espresso with shots of milk froth thus a caramel cappuccino & white mocha with cute coffee art. Coffee art is love; it makes every cup delicious-looking and too beautiful to drink.


You know the kids can’t live with a cup of coffee alone especially our little big “Miss” who loves anything pricey and fancy. She got an order of Chocolate Chips pancake to share with P. It was a stack of three choco-pancakes with choco chips atop and butter. I don’t know with you but my pancake standard is always that of McDonald’s –soft, not too thick not too thin, with a slightly chewy texture. BOB’s pancakes are too airy and dry for me nonetheless the kids love it anyway.


*Samantha Angela Marie

My sister got an order on their famed Shepherd’s Pie (which I forgot to take a photo), there’s no doubt that I love it only that at times its cut tends to be tad too small for its price.


And for the first time we sampled their most raved about Blueberry Cheesecake, not cheap again if you’d ask me because it was rather expensive than Starbucks’ and the latter is far more rich and goodness. Let’s pretend I’ve got no idea who supplies cheesecakes at Starbucks, I’d still pick it because I love my cheesecake baked. 🙂 This slice was a disappointment especially that the supposed sour cream topping came even thicker. At least we’ve tasted it by now. Sometimes you really need to take the risks so you’ll know which is better and never go for the pits again, life lessons you know.


We had a good day out minus our cutie patootie who was still recuperating from that darn chicken fox. The kids were recharged so do I.


*Btw, I so love this chandelier and it deserve to be on this post. 😀

Sundays are the best days, Sunday and me we’re good together. ♥



Bag of Beans
115 Aguinaldo Highway Mendez Crossing West, Tagaytay City
T. +63 922 8818265 (Dining & Reservations, 6:30am-1opm)