During my heyday, we used to indulge in an all-you-can-eat dinner. I remember so well how often we dine in Ponderosa Steakhouse (Salwa Road), and in Chinese Garden (City Center). We satisfied our cravings to the limit of our belly.
Now way past my prime, my appetite is fading away along with my metabolism. I started to be selective with my food intake. How will I eat to my heart’s (or in this case, my tummy’s) content being paranoid that arthritis is just lurking at the corner? I began to watch my weight and started to get anxious with my blood rate. Indeed, I’m entering into tito (uncle) stage of my life. Ain’t easy, but I can manage.
Here comes an alternative: coffee. Filipinos are well-known for being a foodie. We enjoy having meaningful conversation while dining. Now that age is catching up, we tend to skip the food and sit down with a cup of coffee or tea. We enjoyed each other’s company, and we are guilt-free (carbs). Win-win.
As I once again celebrate my birthday away from home, I invited my friends to join me in a plate of delicious meal or a cup of coffee – whichever.
These are few moments I had with my friends 😄.