If there was one word to describe my Thursday, it was "chaos." Unscheduled meetings, never ending reports, metrics to meet, backlogs, unread e-mails, electric bills, phone bills, water bills, car registration, all these were joggling inside my head.
The pressure got into me it showed a frown in my face, I thought I would lose my 2014 positivity project. (If there's such a word) The load was just too much or perhaps I worried a lot or lack of inspiration?
Whatever that day was, I'm just glad it was done. Before I lost my sanity, since screaming in the city might not be appropriate, breaking plates might cause misfortune, shopping could be expensive. I was in dire need of good food, comfort food, warm food.
My friend and I drove to Escario St. for this posh diner.
while driving, I said to myself "better not disappoint me Cafe Saree". I didn't want to end my day with a heavy heart.
On their menu it says "Our mission is to provide finest comfort foods by using the highest quality ingredients..." I must be in the right place then.
This apple lemonade got served first. It was more lemonade-y than apple-ish. Actually, I couldn't trace the apple. Not bad for someone who's not into apples that much. ha! ha! (This is my friend's request, so we got the pitcher)
For my love of crab I picked Aligue pasta. (Aligue is crab fat, that orange part when you remove the crab shell. My dad and I fight over it.) Squeeze the lemon, add freshly ground pepper and it's perfect. The sauce was creamy and a bit heavy. A bit pricey for a brunch. If I were to get this again, uhm... the pink salmon dish our neighbor table ordered looked more interesting.
My friend ordered a beef salpicao. It sounded foreign but its a Filipino dish with Spanish influence. It's a pot where roasted garlic, pepper and beef danced in fire. I like the salty-chili taste of the sauce plus the bitterness of the roasted garlic. Although I prefer they make the beef medium well so it wouldn't be as chewy.
I know its a weird way of redirecting emotions. Foods make me happy. I'll have a better thoughts when I'm happy. New idea comes in when I have better thoughts and that solves the problem.
or naaahh what's wrong with having a nicer than usual brunch? ha ha