most crowded Starbucks

I know. I know. Every Starbucks is crowded. Everyone seemed to be drinking a lot of times nowadays not because they love coffee but they just want to be on the “in” crowd.

And since my new work requires me working anywhere with WI-FI, a coffee shop is the most ideal place for me.

For one, plugs are always available. We can get free WI-FI anywhere but only if your battery has been completely charged or if you have an extra one—but anything else, you will be using an establishment’s  free heart pounding electricity for almost half a day and you will just buy a coke, or just simply have the waiter send you pail of water.

I went to the Gateway mall since I thought it would be nice if I will spend dinner with my friend, and what else but of course, to work. The last time I went to Gateway, I saw like 2 Starbucks establishment but they were like closing already. We decided to go to the Araneta Coliseum branch.

And just right on my eye, I wasn’t sure if there was a concert going on or if it was UAAP opening ceremony since all I can see was crowd – old men, no businessmen, but mostly, students in uniforms. I didn’t know they can afford to buy a Venti nowadays (and oh, with the ensaymada)

The good thing about the place is that there were plugs anywhere. Though the place is really crowded, it’s easy for me to find a plug since most of these “kids” are outside to smoke — or tambay — or just to be recognize as a Starbucks mainstay.

The place is not ideal if you want to work, or study perhaps, if you forget to bring an earphone or a headset while denying the bossa sounds on the background. You see, if you are a lone worker, or just simply wants to review your teacher’s lesson, this place is not for you.

Since Araneta Center established that it is a <a href=”http://www.gatewaymall.com.ph/news/aranetaWIFI.pdf“>Hotzone area</a>, I was expecting that there’s a free WI-FI there. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case since it will say I was connected but I wasn’t. As with the other Starbucks, it is always essential to bring your airborne access cards or accounts even.

but of course, with my cutie headset denying the bossa music playing on the background and the noise of the conversing kids. It was my first time to drink my fave tall latte without cinnamon or vanilla, but uh yeah, it was good–it wasn’t good enough though when I have both on top.

work mode with my fave extra hot tall latte

These students have money. When I was in college, I can only buy 3-in-1 Nescafe and a
Venti Mocha frappe is worth my 5 days allowance (OA na :P). There were some students there sitting with a cup of frappes and they were 5 on a table (take note: 1 frappe) .

students in uniform falling in line to get their graded cup

I think it was a UAAP attack there. I was near these people and they were meeting craziness on how to shake their bon bons or how to make the girls giggles at èm.

teacher and students meeting -- new way of meeting the class

It is really unpredictable that when you were on a couch with Tazo iced tea, or a mango frappe, you will never sleep at all — especially if you are making pa-cute to your date at this most crowded Starbucks I’ve been to, just to be identified..

some laidbacks..

And for smokers like me, it’s not a Seattle Best crowd where a smoking area is installed while enjoying the aircon, It is still an al fresco smoking where you see people in Cubao passing by, and some will just snatch your bag or beg for money.

There’s something NEW today

I was thinking of putting my signature here so I googled some good sites that offersdigital signature free of charge. and I got this:



Cute, isn’t it? =)

Another thing that is new, I learned that when you lie about something, you must be the expert of hide and seek, because when people finds out what’s the real score, they will all just laugh at you. And I am laughing at someone else..Ooops.

Permanent changes: O yeah, that is something new to share. I am working alone now and I am happy with my choice =).

And definitely, the major change that happened to me yesterday was when I finally decided to have my haircut. After almost 4 years of growing my long hair, managing it by just short trimmings, I finally decided to cut it short.

Just like what the gay beautician said, it’s not because of heart problems. I decided because it’s hot and I wanted something new.

taken before the actual haircut. antagal magpahaba, ambilis gupitin!

my long"ed" hair..

30 minute haircut will gimme this short. awww

And so, change is really inevitable.  And it’s constant. And so far, I’m enjoying it :P

Under Construction

This blog is new but it’s under repair. I will make some updates on the things I may want this blog will look likes.

ABOUT WAI PAI

This is not a Chinese blog or whatever. After working and reviewing different blogs on Technorati, I decided to make this dream come true. I have been blogging for years, personal blog of everything I encountered and I want to make this a substantial one. I was planning to have WAI FAI as the official name of this blog but apparently, upon registering the name, it already belongs to someone else(to hell with ya!)

So here goes, join me as I explore the WI-FI and not so WI-FI world travelled alone. Ooops, this is all new huh? I travel and explore places and crazes, and that is what I’ll get being single.

1st POST

This is kinda late since blogging became famous anywhere. I just wanna remember this day as the official anniversary of WAI PAI. June 17, 2010, the day WAI PAI is officially born, registered on Technorati (but of course, I approved it myself) and exposed itself to everyone.

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