Posts Tagged ‘books’
The Red Cups Are Here
Posted on: 5th of November 2008 | Under: Palate Pleaser

My all-time favorite drink at Starbucks is Toffee Nut Latte, and I find that it’s such a bummer that it’s only available during the Christmas season. The rest of the year, I always order a cup of caramel machiatto and ask for hazelnut syrup instead of the usual vanilla. I learned it from a nice barrista who shared the tip with me several years ago. It almost tastes like Toffee Nut Latte, and I love it.

Either way, I am still one of those who perk up when I know that the Red Cup Season is near. Yesterday officially started the season, so I rushed out to finally have my favorite fix. Seeing the red menu board and the barristas in their red polo shirts was as much of a treat than having coffee itself.

Toffee Nut Latte, I missed you! I enjoyed an hour in my comfy seat reading my book, munching on my Floss from Bread Talk and sipping my cup of goodness. <3

Unfortunately, Singapore doesn’t have the Starbucks Planner gimmick like in Manila, so I guess I’ll have to break my yearly tradition of collecting stickers to get one or two (I collected three back in 2006!) planners. But I’m not too concerned about it, because from the photos Venice shared in her blog, it’s not as inviting as I hoped. I’ll probably just get another Moleskine planner for 2009.

On other news, my brother and his partner are going country hopping (no Outer Banks rentals though) for two and a half weeks, and they’re flying into Singapore tomorrow for three days. =) I’m excited to see them, and excited to get my goodies too! Haha! I’ll share what I made him bring me in my next post. =)

Free Time to Read
Posted on: 13th of July 2008 | Under: Geek Talk

I’ve had quite a lot of free time lately. Free time to rest. Free time to wander around the city. Free time to make some art. And free time to be able to sit down and read.

In a span of two and a half weeks, I’ve managed to read two books, and even started on a third:


For One More Day by Mitch Albom: Read.
Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon: Read.
Diary by Chuck Palahniuk: Currently reading.

I’m planning to buy Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert once I’m done with my third book. =)

What book are you reading?

Book Search
Posted on: 1st of March 2008 | Under: Geek Talk

The cold weather in Manila these past few days has been perfect for snuggling in bed with a good book. If only I had any to read. I’ve been meaning to go shopping for books, but every time I’m at the bookstore, I seem to be left stuck with choosing a good one (or two) to buy.

Anyone want to recommend a good read? :)

Book Fair Splurge
Posted on: 4th of September 2006 | Under: Geek Talk


The yearly Manila International Book Fair is something that no bookworm would dare to miss. I had been talking quite a lot about it, even a few weeks prior to the actual event, but I figured I’d let it pass this year since I was flat broke. My bank account has just seen too much shopping in the last few months.

But lucky enough, the ever wonderful boyfriend took pity on me and treated me to a book shopping spree. I know, I am forever spoilt by that boy! :)

A semi-detailed info about my four picks: