Hello dreamers! Today is World Mental Health Day, and I would like to share some of my updates with you plus coping techniques for your triggers. more “This #WorldMentalHealthDay, Learn How To Cope With Your Triggers”
Wanna hear some sad story? I’ll tell you two.
When I was young… about 19 or 20, I fell in love hard with an American boy who was my best friend in the whole world. He later became my husband. more “What Would You Do If You Knew There Was A Science Behind Moving On?”
Hey dreamer! Welcome back to the blog. I’m so so pumped for this weekend! Wanna know why? Two reasons. It has to do with my current career: freelancing!
- I’ve RSVP’d to a super interesting event that I’m proud to be a part of. Hosted by my good friend and co-freelancer/entrepreneur Ginger and her team from Manila Workshops, The Freelancer Fair is bound to be lit!
- I’m giving away 3 FREE passes to my lucky readers! So stay tuned until the end of this post!
But first, I wanna introduce you to how I got started in freelancing and why I went for it so you can do it too if you’re super curious on what this mysterious realm is all about.
I get asked about this all the time by friends and people from events so it’s finally nice to share my back story: more “Spelling Out Freedom With Freelancing”
Ahhh… tea. The Brits love it. The Chinese love it. It’s an impeccable drink that has been around the world for centuries. And did you know it’s even the cheapest drink next to water?
If you’re a casual drinker looking to deepen your love for tea or a beginner wanting to satiate your curiosity on what the hype is all about, this guide is definitely for you. more “Your Ultimate Guide To Tea And The 18 Finest Kinds In The World”
Today I celebrate my 1 year and 5 months of coffee sobriety. ☕️
A lot of people ask me now when I mention this in a conversation after asking me over for a cup of coffee: why I quit or how I did it, given that coffee is one of the staples for breakfast and work.
You’re following this person everywhere: on her social media, her website, maybe even her newsletter, and she’s great. She seems to have it all. Her Instagram feed is on point, her blog or website polished as a clean white ceramic floor, and you’re thinking…
“How the heck does she do it?”
To my friends and family who might frown upon reading this… this is not for you. This is for the lives that are about to be reaped if the stigma of mental health continues. This is me doing my part for the world.
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The day I decided to be myself again was the day I first sat down on my psychiatrist’s chair.
You can’t do that to yourself. Writing your resolutions is hard.
It’s going to suck the life out of you! I swear. more “Are You Still Desperate On Writing Your Resolutions Every New Year?”
Filling Station Bar Cafe
(Filling Station Bar Cafe: …cont’d from How To Find Your Tribe, Wellness and Empowerment)
It was dim. Bae and I decided to split the cab and go with Grab. We were both hungry so we walked back and forth looking for a good place to eat.
One of the nicest things that night was the guard telling us to go to this hidden food joint beside Royal Bellagio Hotel.
It was something called ‘Filling’. He whispered it like a hidden tip or something.
I actually thought he meant “feeling” or something (cause you get to eat to your heart’s content lol)
When we got there, it said “Filling Station” Bar & Diner. The lovely joint was tucked away at the bustling Burgos Street.
From an interior designer’s perspective, imagine my excitement just seeing the 70’s diner interior!
I LOVED everything about it!
Bae ordered a Mexican burger and I ordered an American pancake breakfast with sausage and bacon.
Not quite as healthy as I’d like but I decided it’s cheat day and I had no regrets. It reminded me of Seattle’s Coffee’s.
The pancakes and sausages were cooked to perfection. The best part was the thick and endless flow of syrup on my plate.
Days like this make me want to go urban exploring again. Or for the mere fact, let’s just say I miss backpacking a lot.
But motherhood also demands me, so I’m waiting till Avis is ready and we can both go on adventures.
|American Breakfast||484||3 pc pancakes, 2 sausage links and 2 strips of bacon|
|Strawberry Smoothie||165||Strawberry slushie on ice|
Filling Station Bar Cafe is conveniently located at Burgos St. Makati. The best part is that if you’re into hidden urban jewels, the convenience of this diner will suit you.
Getting around Burgos St. Makati isn’t a problem, you can take a cab, Uber or Grab from anywhere in Metro Manila or Makati and tell them to alight you at Royal Bellagio at Burgos St. The restaurant is located right beside Bellagio.
If you’re tight on the budget, you may take the Metro Railway Transit (MRT) and take off at Buendia Station. From there you can take a cab to Filling Station Bar Cafe.
But for the walk extremists, from the MRT Buendia Station it’s an 18 minute walk to Filling Station Bar Cafe.
We waited for a while with our orders, but given the quality of food I understand why it took longer.
There were several factors that affected the customer service, such as: waiting time upon arrival, number of customers, rush hour and number of orders taken per table.
For us, I think that it was top notch.
I didn’t have to ask for the syrup at all! It was freely given and the drinks were simultaneously served. All in all, I have no complaints with Filling Station Bar Cafe.
Considering Burgos Street Makati is a tourist flock capital, I understand the prices on the menu. The orders started at around PHP 300 to PHP 500. There were also group portions but I can’t remember the prices that well.
Oh yes, the quality! If I could give them more than 100% I would.
Filling Station Bar Cafe served me the best American breakfast since Seattle’s. The strawberry smoothie was also nice. I liked that they both have healthy options and (not so healthy) other variety.
I think I covered this above but yeah. The concept.
Man, I can’t reiterate how much I loved the concept of this hidden food joint! From Elvis replicas to James Dean on the walls, the vibe of this diner took my heart away. I’m not a fan of the black and white tiles generally but hey, it’s a diner so I’ll give it a break.
You won’t even know the diner exists unless you know.
That’s how hidden it is, especially at night which, I do recommend by the way for the hours of your visit. The lights at Burgos Street Makati will wow you and when you add this diner to your must-visit, damn.
Presentation-wise Filling Station Bar Cafe served me well decent food. There weren’t any complaints at all. The butter on my pancake was cute, I even had a little American flag over it!
Hmm. This one’s so hard to pick! Aarrrgh. Okay okay. I guess it’s American Breakfast and the concept. You can feel right at home but at a totally different place here.
When you visit Makati City Philippines, put Filling Station Bar Cafe in your travel itinerary, okay?