A Friendship Moment In A Coffee Shop


The Friendship Moment post is dedicated to my BFF, Jik. Happy Birthday Jik! May your life be filled with happy adventures and may some of them are with me.

I flipped my irregularly used diary, reading my infrequently written entries. A particular one caught my eyes. The one I wrote in The Coffee Academics, a coffee shop at Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, after spending a good hour in the opposite bookstore.

I filled in the pages while waiting for Jik who was doing something.

She came, we ordered and drank our coffee and decided to write our future goals. It might seems silly for women of our age to do, but this is what we do; sitting somewhere discussing our future, since forever. We should have had kids by now, but what we have is just a list of goals.

Here is the snippet of the entry which I titled a Friendship Moment:

7 Jul14 – I am sitting by the window of the most famous coffee shop in Hong Kong. In front of me there is a honey drizzled strawberry tart. Three things I enjoyed immensely, people watching, honey drizzled stuff, and tart. I can’t eat it though. Why? Because Jik said not to eat it before she takes pictures of it. Ugh! I can’t think of anything else to write while the tart is begging me to eat it.

Now that we have polished it off (OMG so GOOD!), we are giving this place a 5 star review. The service is excellent, chill ambiance, music in the background and lots of seating places, some of it by the window facing the street. We have found the holy grail of a metropolis coffee shop.

Jik just did the most suggestive “aaaaaah” while sipping her hot spicy apple cider.

I haven’t forgotten that today is Monday and instead of sitting in my cubicle in the left corner on the 33rd floor in Singapore. I am here, traveling, coffee-ing and writing, with my BFF beside me, who can’t stop talking about her drink. Easily obsessed, this one.

We just came from the bookstore opposite the road. Cosmos. We thought it’s a neighborhood bookstore, but nope, it was two stories place with an impressive collection of not so new books. I bought a book from a local blogger. It looked interesting and if it, I will buy another book of his in the airport.


GGP Goes To Europe (by 2019) baby! 

We are backpacking through Europe. No matter what commitment we have. 8 countries in 31 days, Just the two of us.

Itineraries as below:

  1. Visit the boho-est coffee shop – me.
  2. Take a cooking class – Jik.
  3. Road trip in a convertible – me.
  4. Take a cross country overnight train – me.
  5. Eat the pizza at L’Antica Pizzeria Da Michele (Eat Pray Love) – Jik.
  6. Hike a mountain – Jik.
  7. Wear a matching clothes from head to toe for one whole day – Jik.
  8. Weed, man! – Jik.
  9. Stay out for more than 24 hours – me.
  10. Overnight camping on the beach – Jik.


It might sound childish, leaving our future husband and kids to smoke weed in Europe, in our matching clothes, but this is what we do. These are our GGP goals.

I wouldn’t be who I am now without these kind of friendship moments with her.

Once again, Happy Birthday Jik, we only have two years to tick off these goals. Let’s get moving!

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