Sunday, July 9, 2017

Happy Place: Cup Fiction

Edited 7/22/2017 5:00 PM

One of the last times I got to spend with my dad was on a Sunday at one of my favorite places to hang out, Cup Fiction.

I love Cup Fiction not only because it is Saab Magalona's baby, but also for the main thing that they have really good food and coffee! Plus the place in itself is really cozy and a good space to hang out that I've found myself working there for more than a couple of hours during the several times I manage to drop by before getting to the office.

They have added a lot to their menu since opening almost a year ago. Sharing some of my favorite sips and eats from Cup Fiction! :)

Oliver's Grilled Cheese -- "It’s your favorite grilled cheese sandwich. Mozzarella, Monterey jack, and cheddar cheese grilled to perfection on our sourdough bread. Served with our homemade tangy tomato soup" (via

Samwise's Chicken Pesto -- I love how rich the pesto is plus the chicken was very tasty! I didn't know what the crunchy stuff was on top but it tasted good, too! (Feeling food critic, hahaha.) 

Bacon Loco Moco -- Sobrang nakakaloko sa sarap, as in. It's bacon steak and egg on top of garlic brown rice with the special sauce that makes it all come together (nicely in my tummy, hehehe). Thinking about it now is making me crave, waahhh!!

Chicken Steak For The Soul

The BFG Cookie -- big, fat, giant cookie in chocolate chip or dark chocolate. YUM.



Single Origin Brewed Coffee (El Salvador or Ethiopia beans)

Off-white Iced Latte

If you want to drop by to try out their coffee and food, Cup Fiction is located at 141 Katipunan Ave. Brgy. St. Ignatius, Quezon City. Who knows, we might see each other there!! :)

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Father's Day Letter

I had never been good at talking out my feelings face-to-face. I remember very early on I would write letters to my mom and dad whenever there's something important I needed to tell them. As I'm getting older, I have learned to force myself to learn to talk to them personally. But the thought of writing it all down in a letter -- having the words stare right back at you -- will always seem special to me.

For this year's Father's Day, my dad is not physically able to celebrate with us as he is currently confined in the hospital due to a traumatic brain injury secondary to a fall. I did wish him a Happy Father's Day by his bedside and I know he heard me.

But since he is not conscious to comprehend how much love is ensconced in my greeting, here is a letter I wrote.

One day, Papa, I will be able to read these words to you and you will hear them, feel them. One day soon after, you will then be able to read these words to yourself and know that your one and only daughter loves you very much.
Papa, even though the situation we're in is exhausting, it doesn't measure up to all the hardships and sacrifices that you have made -- you and Mama working together -- for me and my brothers; for our whole family. 
Now we're making it up to you. No matter how hard the situation we're facing, we are willing to work for it, in order for you to heal and recover. There's still much more we will go through with you, most of all, myself. :)
Happy Father's Day! I love you! 
Your one and only bunso,