life, self, sunday

A Former Gangster, A Jazz Singer, and Cold Brew

by Bae Milanes-
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Today wasn’t the Sunday I planned. But it was a good Sunday nonetheless. I spent some time with my guy, and then some time for myself.

Actually, wait. Let’s start from the very beginning. I woke up stressed. I received an email that was forcing me to move with haste. Haste I didn’t want on a Sunday morning. Who’d want that, right? Then it was followed by a follow-up message on a different platform. It downright pissed me off. So I messaged my guy and let out my frustration.

As usual, I was met with logic. “So what’s more important? Your emotions? Or the task?”

So I went on with the task. While mumbling and glaring at my laptop screen, of course.

But I took a 10-minute break from the world and I was okay again.

Then I proceeded to my guy’s house. See, it’s my personal agenda to see him every week before another work week starts. He’s sort of my… refresher. Anyway, after having my breakfast, I planned to finally finish my work for the week so I could have my “weekend” despite it being Sunday noon already.

Lo and behold, my computer was functioning unbearably slowly. So I set it aside and took a nap instead of wasting time, waiting. I still had an errand to run, so by 2pm I left my guy’s house to go to the mall.

Fortunately enough, I found my way easily. For someone whose talent is to get lost, this is an achievement for me. Of course, I had to bombard my guy with questions so I’d know the directions to where I was headed.

After running my errand, I went to Fully Booked to look around. Please somebody enlighten me why the branch in SM Megamall is ridiculously hot? Anyway, I found a couple of books I liked. But I left empty handed as I was trying to be mindful with my expenses – too many responsibilities financially this month. I was looking at this coffee shop and vinyl store beside it – seemed cool inside but I wasn’t feeling it. Hobing is also packed with co-bingsu lovers, so no.

I walked on.

I passed by this open café again – Nitro 7, which I’ve been eyeing for quite a while now – so I listened to my instinct and went ahead. No Wi-Fi. No problem, though. I hoped for the best. Best meaning that my laptop saved the previous websites I opened so I could still work offline. IT DID. It was a two-in-one. I was able to finish my work AND try out Nitro 7. I even shared my table with an older woman.

In case you’re wondering: Coffee’s okay, but nothing special.

Back to no Fully Booked – I resorted to Book Sale. Every time Jec and I would pass by that store, it was like a magnet. But of course I didn’t want to be selfish so I shrugged off the idea each time. This time, I had the afternoon to myself, so I went in. I realized soon enough that going to a book sale store entailed standing in front of a bookshelf for a good 5-10 minutes, perusing each title and judging if it’s worthy of further examination. Also, that it’s freaking hard to move around with a heavy bag in tow. That said, come as you are – just you, your sense of adventure, and money.

I scored pretty good books. You know when you shouldn’t be in a place but something tells you to stay? That’s how I felt. I wasn’t looking for anything in particular, but I lingered. “I’ll know it when I see it.” And I saw it. Or them. I got a book written by 50 Cent, and another – Frank Sinatra’s autobiography.

Pretty slow. Pretty mundane. But it was the good kind of “just okay.” And that’s how I spent my Sunday.

Bae Milanes

Bae is a 20-something passion blogger from Manila. She likes hoarding hobbies and trying out new stuff, blogging about her mundane adventures, and tweeting about random realizations and musings.

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Bae Milanes

Bae is a 20-something passion blogger from Manila. She likes hoarding hobbies and trying out new stuff, blogging about her mundane adventures, and tweeting about random realizations and musings.

Bae Milanes

Bae is a 20-something passion blogger from Manila. She likes hoarding hobbies and trying out new stuff, blogging about her mundane adventures, and tweeting about random realizations and musings.

Latest posts by Bae Milanes (see all)

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