Health First

Yesterday, I ate at SGD Coffee with my mom. I had the Sagada Omelette and SGD black, while my mom had chicken tocino. For dessert, I had a lemon square.
I am currently struggling with jobhunting, and I don’t have a lot of people to count on. Good thing my mom was free and she was able to treat me to a healthy lunch. Putting my health first amidst the demands of jobhunting and working freelance is my current priority, and that involves the food that I eat.
I’d say that I am currently winning on this aspect!

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Knitting Black

I visited SGD Bodega again for some black coffee from Sagada and my favorite oatmeal cookie.  

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The sunny cafe and open ambience inspired me to take out my needles and knit.  

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Knitting while sipping black coffee is truly relaxing. I feel one with nature whenever I’m in this cafe.

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I know that someday, I’ll knit in the mountains again.  

Making Mistakes

I recently finished making this crochet sampler featuring the alpine stitch. It was a few rows in before I realized that the stitch was not fun for me to execute. I knew then that I was only making a sampler, and not a scarf. And that’s okay. 

Making mistakes isn’t supposed to be some awful sentence. In fact, it is just a normal part of the journey. I made mistakes in the sense that I chose a stitch that I didn’t like, and the yarn I used was prone to knots. Now, I know which stitches to stick to, and what yarn will work best for my lifestyle. 

And if I will make mistakes, I know that learning from them makes it all worthwhile. It also wouldn’t hurt if I have a cup of Sagada coffee by my side.  

Here’s to more learning and awakening! 

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Grip on Grit

Yesterday, I had breakfast at SGD Coffee in the Maginhawa area. I was reminded of the grit that is inherent in me, as I saw the bracelet on my stack. 

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The cafe was a lovely tribute to the mountains in the middle of the summery city. 

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I had my usual SGD black as I crocheted. 

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I also got myself an oatmeal cookie. It was to die for. 

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If you need strong coffee, and chunky oatmeal cookie, and a quiet space for working and reflecting, SGD is your best bet. Not an ad, I am simply a fan of the place. Do check it out soon!

Strawberry Ice Cream

These days, I usually begin my day with a workout.  If I am on the stationary bike, I like reading and knitting while doing some cardio. Yesterday was no exception as I read my ebook and knitted at the same time. 

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Then, I had lunch with my BFF Jay, who’s a professor at UP. 

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We went to SGD, where I had this yummy etag carbonara. 

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And for dessert, I had this delicious Cordillera Strawberry Ice Cream. 

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SGD never disappoints! 

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I also got this magnet from my BFF, who was recently in Cebu. Thank you!  

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I really want to have that carbonara, strawberry ice cream and SGD black coffee again. ‘Til next time!

Knitting Brunch

This morning and afternoon was a fun one. I began the day with a workout on my stationary bike. 

I worked out while knitting and reading!

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I ate my favorite A.M. steak bowl at KFC.  

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I also brisk-walked a bit at UP. It was there that I met up with my high school friend Luti for some church time at Pink Sisters and lunch.  

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I am glad that my friend also likes serene spaces such as this one.  

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We ate lunch at Breakfast Bin, where I had my usual toasted naked longganisa.  

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It was delicious, as always.  

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We then proceeded to SGD for coffee. Their SGD black never disappoints. It is also one of my preferred knitting spaces. 

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It was fun to catch-up over prayer, food, coffee, and knitting with my friend. Looking forward to more happy Saturdays!

Black Coffee and Knitting

Yesterday was a laid back time for knitting. I stayed at SGD Coffee for my favorite SGD black. It was the perfect drink for some freestyle knitting. 

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I love their full-bodied coffee and unpretentious ambience. They also have fast internet connection! 

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I attempted to read while knitting too.  

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After my solo coffee x knitting time, I met my Banaue Knitting Adventure tour mate-turned-friend Tricia (and her husband Cholo!) over coffee and pie at Pi Breakfast and Pies. I got the smash pie and brewed coffee. 

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It was their yema pie and it was delicious! It was also lovely to catch-up with Tricia while knitting. 

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I look forward to more afternoons for crafting, bonding with friends, and amazing coffee!