Catabolic Cafe

I am a super huge fan of cafes and especially coffee. I came across Catabolic cafe on instagram and it immediately got my attention. I really wanted to visit it. The drinks looked awesome and it looked like a place I would hang out in. 

My friends decided to go to Maginhawa to study and seeing as I had nowhere to go so I decided to go with them. We went to three places our second place we went to after we ate at Breakfast and Pies as Catabolic Cafe. We stayed there for a few hours, them studying while I was watching a movie. 

  
They ordered a mocha with cute designs in top, I just love it when coffee has designs on the coffee. I had the raspberry iced tea which was perfect. It was actually sour which shows it wasn’t just full of water, it was so refreshing. Followed by this I had a cookie with white chocolate and sesame seeds. It was the greates if all cookies but it wasn’t one of those hard cookies that you get in places nowadays. Also it was my first time that I saw cookies with wasabi, now that was strange. When I asked the waiter what cookies she would suggest she told me to try the sesame seed. I was a bit too scared to try something out of the ordinary, I wasn’t it that mood.

The cafe wasn’t what I expected it wasn’t at great. However they have free wifi and a spacious layout. It was a bright and confy place to hang out. Though me and my friends where a bit bothered with the music as they played Adele the whole time on repeat. I have nothing against her I love her songs I just wasn’t in the mood to listen to Adele’s song for 3hours over and over again. 

I will definitely go back especialy as I loved their toilet, it was complete with two kinds of tissues, yummy smelling handwash etc. 
 

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The Liebster Award

Thank you very much to Diane Cheng for nominating me, I am super glad that my blog is appreciated and read. Thanks a lot!

The Official Rules Of The Liebster Award

The word “liebster” is German and has several definitions: dearest, sweetest, kindest, nicest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, welcome and sweetheart. If you have been nominated for The Liebster Award and you choose to accept it, write a blog post about the Liebster award in which you:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and post a link to their blog on your blog.
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  3. Answer 11 questions about yourself, which will be provided to you by the person who nominated you.
  4. Provide 11 random facts about yourself.
  5. Nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have a less than 1000 followers. (Note that you can always ask the blog owner this since not all blogs display a widget that lets the readers know this information!)
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1. What inspired you to start your blog?

I was a huge fan of Laureen Uy’s blog and as I looked through her blog regularly I also wanted to create something as great as her blog! I saw that she was a lover of fashion and so decided to blog about what I love, seeing as I’m not into fashion as much as she is.

2. How would you describe your blogging style?

I blog as if I am speaking to the audience, I write to inspire and lure people to the places that I get to see and get to experience.

3. What do you think is the best service a blogger can provide to their readers?

Inspiration. I want to be able to show them what I see and experience.

4. What was your greatest failure and what did you learn from that?

My greatest failure was making stupid mistakes because I refused to listen to others. I learned that I should weigh things out and listen and understand what others are telling me.

5. What is your greatest achievement outside of blogging?

Studying here in the Philippines, I have survived more than three years here in the Philippines as a Journalism student away from my family.

6. Where would you like to be in blogging five years from now?

I would love to be attending even more events and having better quality photographs.

7. What do you do with your free time?

I binge watch television shows and hang out with friends; shopping, going to the cinema and trying new places to eat.

8. What are your hobbies?

Reading.

9. How would you rate your happiness right now?

6/10

10. Do you read books? If you do, what book would you recommend?

I recommend The Five People You Meet in Heaven, it is truly an inspirational book!

11. What are your comfort foods?

FRIES!! Or pizza and chips.

Eleven facts about me:

  1. I hate cancelled plans.
  2. I dislike people who lie and are unorganized.
  3. Prefer to be confronted than to find out from others.
  4. My ultimate dream and goal in life is to go to New York.
  5. I’ll be the nicest person I can be until you hurt me.
  6. Hold grudges for years!
  7. I treasure all my closest friends and treat them like family.
  8. I can be shy at first but I am definitely weird and crazy.
  9. Never been in a relationship before.
  10. Nearly took up Nursing as a pre-med.
  11. Love listening to EDM!!

My Nominees:

  1. Snapped and Scribbled
  2. The Indecent Truth
  3. Rookie Mommy
  4. The Beauty Junkee
  5. Jaja Ramirez
  6. Honeys Haven
  7. What Yvonne loves 

Questions for Nominees:

  1. Where do you see yourself in ten years time?
  2. How do you think you can improve your blog?
  3. Do you believe in love at first sight? Explain.
  4. What is your definition of a soul mate?
  5. What is you favorite movie?
  6. If you could be in two places at once where would they be and why?
  7. Would you rather be rich and unhappy or living a simple life and happy?
  8. What do you most hate about  a person?
  9. If you could ask any celebrity one question, who and what would the question be?
  10. If you could experience heaven for a day and you preferred it there would you come back?

Beyond Coffee 

  Lately I’ve noticed going to cafe’s; studying, hanging out, dates, alone times has become a huge thing. Not just for students but for any age. A cafe according to Miriam Webster is: a usually small and informal establishment serving various refreshments (as coffee) broadly : restaurant. 

But a cafe is more than this, it is a a place where you can chill, relax and catch up with long lost friends or even get to know someone even more. 

I am a huge fan of cafe’s mainly because I love coffee. Today cafe’s have all different kinds fo themes, designs, layouts, creative designs of coffees, creative drinks and foods. Around UST I would say they are slowly expanding their varieties, to Korean themed cafes to British themed and much more! 

The other day my friend decided to take me to a cafe that she had just recently discovered, called Beyond Coffee. It is located on Paredes Street along España. It is a small cafe with small decorations most of the stuff London themed such as the double decker bus and much more. 

They served desserts such as cakes, followed by food such as pasta sandwhiches and rice meals. On top of that as you lool around you will see huge glasses filled with coffee or chocolate drinks. All with whipped cream, toppings and much more, they definitely drew attention to everyone’s eyes as the waitresses served them! 

Here are pictures of the foods and the drink we ordered:   

Top: Rosemary chicken with Beyond Coffee gravy sauce (₱155) Bottom: Oven baked penne (₱155)

 

Lovelt toasted marshmallow (₱135)