Sunday, September 24, 2017

Last Weekend In Photos

I've always been curious about The Book Stop Project and last September 16, I finally got to visit their temporary home at Bonifacio High Street in BGC!

The Book Stop is a pop-up library that encourages reading and a passion for books and promotes the sharing of ideas through the redistribution of books. 

They had a Coffee & Books Day event when I dropped by.

Blind Date with A Book!
The concept is to bring a book or books wrapped in paper where you have written some words that describe what the book is about without giving away the actual title!

The coffee part was a talk on coffee appreciation and basic brewing courtesy of Figaro Coffee Company's master roasters!

It was a day of free books and coffee so it was a lot of fun!!

The following day, I went to the final day of Manila International Book Fair 2017! At first I didn't intend on getting any books but of course, who could resist buying even just one book when you're at a book fair, right?!? :P

I finally got myself a copy of Isa Garcia's book Found: Letters on Love, Life, and God <3 p="">

I recently started listening to indie pop artist Reese Lansangan's music and instantly became a fan because of her talent in song writing. When I found out that she's also an author and she's published poetry books with some friends (via Summit Media!), I knew I had to get a copy!

The first book, "In Case You Come Back," was first published in 2016 while "The Maps That Contain Us" is a new release. They actually had a signing at MIBF but it was the day before I went!! It would be awesome to meet Reese one day, though :)

And finally, the moment I've been waiting for --


Ever since the first Jamilton event I attended, I had been wishing that there would be another one and my wish came true when the event organizers CatScratch Club partnered up with FandomFest at MIBF bringing us #JamiltonAtMIBF <3 p="">

In case you aren't aware, Jamilton is basically fans jamming to Hamilton: An American Musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda! People can sign up to be song leaders for each Hamilton song to be performed at the event but the whole audience is highly encouraged to sing along. Trust me, the sing-along can get pretty wild, which I love!!

Exhibit A:

If you're a Hamilton fan (hey, Hamilfam!) and you're interested to join the next Jamilton event, there's one coming up in October!! Visit CatScratch Club's Facebook page for more details:

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!! :)