A Good Starbucks Morning

I woke up today and realized that it’s already November 3. That means only one thing: IT’S TIME TO COLLECT STICKERS! :)

Muning and I were off to Ateneo ’cause she was going to enroll and I was going to meet a friend. We then dropped by Starbucks Katipunan (the one beside Cantina)—which is the most memorable branch for me thanks to my thesis—to grab a red cup and start our sticker-collecting journey.


Funny thing is that I stumble upon one of my favorite ADSI people: Peter. It’s such a pleasure to see Peter ’cause he makes me feel like I’m not doing enough things in my life :p He’s so busy with work + initiative stuff + Masters. Who am I to complain? Hahaha! Now, that is a good way to start the day. I feel inspired to be productive today and to maybe spend some time away from my laptop & just read books and drink tea latte.

I then go to the counter to get a drink and as I have said on Twitter, for the first time in my life, I have an encounter with a good-looking barista! Add to that the fact that he was good with small talk, well, I think I just found my favorite Starbucks branch :) Now, that is a good way to start the day. A friendly smile never fails to make my day.

Barista asks if my "melody" ends with a Y or an IE. Cute.

I go through the Christmas drinks and realize that I don’t like any of the 3 drinks so I settle for a cup of hot chai tea latte—definitely my comfort drink. Now, that is a good way to start the day. I feel rejuvenated and memories of my bantering with Rodz and Migs flash in my mind—ah, good times.

Let's rediscover why we're best friends :)

I pay for my drink and get the sticker album thing. It felt wonderful! Another feat to accomplish! I chose to go for Option 2 (23 non-Christmas drinks) because I do not see myself buying Toffee Nut, Cranberry White Chocolate Mocha, nor Peppermint Mocha. Cute barista gives my receipt and informs me that I got picked for the Customer Voice promo—meaning I get a free drink if I answer this Customer Voice Survey online. Now, that is a good way to start the day. An extra blessing is always welcome.

22 to go!

Pahingi ng stickers!


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