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In line with what I have posted last time about Pinterest, I am going to talk about my little luxuries.

You may wonder how they are related right?

Well, I started listing down my little luxuries because of Pinterest.

A person I have been following there had a board of her very own little luxuries.

What are little luxuries you may ask?

They are basically the things that need not cost too much – or even anything – yet make you happy or delighted or anything similar for that matter.

I have listed a few that I am willing to share to you.

First is having an enough extra time for a take-your-time breakfast in the morning at home.

If you haven’t noticed from my previous posts, I love to sleep, I don’t like waking up early and yet I don’t sleep early.

I make it a point that I just have enough time in the morning to bathe and prep myself for work.

The extra time I have after I prepare is the amount of time for breakfast – no matter how short that time left may be.

If I don’t have extra time left, I eat at work.

Come on..

We all know that being able to eat breakfast at home is a completely different experience from having breakfast someplace else.

Need I say more? 🙂

Another little luxury of mine is being served a meal in bed.

To be specific, I like being “surprised”.

It doesn’t matter if it is breakfast, lunch, dinner or even just snacks, for me, it implies that that certain person thought of you.

And I don’t know..

I just like the feeling 🙂

Having a “me” time is also one of my little luxuries.

Some people might not understand this but being alone in a public place somehow brings me peace.

It is a must that the public place should not be crowded because that ruins my idea of “peace”.

I usually enjoy being in a mall on a weekday because there are less people during those days.

My “me” day usually starts by walking leisurely around the mall.

If I find something I like, I buy it.

If I’m not on a splurge mode, I just window shop.

Having a meal at a restaurant after the walking usually comes next.

I stay there for hours.

I think about things there.

I write, read, research.

I can do everything there.

After eating and staying there, I walk again around and head home after.

My “me” days are just simple yet I realize and gain so much from the time I spend by myself.

Quite frankly, I actually have a lot of little luxuries in mind.

Though  I have yet to complete my board of little luxuries, you can see some more of those when you click the link below:


How about you?

What are your little luxuries? 🙂


It has only been less than a month since regular classes have started but I have visited Cafe De Seoul (CDS) a lot of times already.
I go there at least twice every week!
The ambiance plus beverages and their desserts are the main reasons as to why I go back every time.
Since their menu is so diverse, every time you go there, there is always something available that you have never tried before.
Every visit always feels like the first time but once you have seated and started consuming their products, it will start feeling like..
”Ah, I’m home”.

It started with their..
perfectly balanced & mouthwatering Banoffee Pie
and then their filling & sumptuous Gangnam Balls
then the sweet & sassy Strawberry-flavoured smoothie (Sorry, I forgot the exact name)
then the healthy & rejuvenating Honey Citron / Yuga Cold Tea
then the brain freeze – capable & refreshing Blended Mocha (chips)
then the unique & interesting Cold Green Tea
then the very addictive & simply delish Iced Mocha
then the perfect comfort food & melts in your mouth Oreo Cheesecake
then if you have a sweet tooth and want coffee and something sweet at the same time, their Mocha Frappe with Blueberry will be the perfect fix
and more and I believe that this list will go on and on and on.

What first drove me to CDS?
My patbingsu and korean waffle experience at Ice Pot branch in Palawan!
I was more than satisfied and very much delighted after my first try there that I want more.
Sadly, their Robinsons Magnolia branch in Manila was pulled out before I even got my second try at it.
Luckily, CDs was being built beside my university so I was really looking forward to trying out their patbingsu and waffles.

You might have noticed that from what I have listed above, patbingu and the waffles were not present.
That is because I haven’t tried it yet.

I am still waiting for the perfect timing before trying them out and because I haven’t really had the time.
I need time because I reallly want to enjoy them!

Hopefully, the next blog post that I will be writing related to CDS will be about my patbingsu and waffle experience.

What do you think?
Am I really a CDS addict? 🙂


As lonely as it may sound, I tried going to the mall by myself.
I used to think that being in a public place alone is just lonely, sad and it should be avoided as much as possible.
But today, I proved myself wrong.

I didn’t go here with totally nothing to do.
My first agenda was to have my patron ticket changed to a VIP for an additional charge.
Second was to hunt for a perfect dress for that event.
And third, well.. that is all.

Before, when I’m at the mall alone while waiting for someone, I always feel uneasy.
I dislike being alone in such a crowded place.
Even the thought of it makes me agitated.

Maybe because it is a Thursday so there aren’t much people at the mall but the feeling was different.
I enjoyed walking alone and going into different stores.
I dined alone for the very first time!
My seat was beside the window so I was able to see the people walking and vice versa.

This is my first time that I went out alone and I didn’t regret it!
It was relaxing and I actually enjoyed it.
Try it sometime. 🙂

– – – wanderrwithmee

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