Review: Coffee-Shops-Cum-Virtual-Offices

There are articles on how to coffee (shop) camp the right way. Never have I thought I would actually need it when I was reading it. But here I am now, sharing my own experiences. Co-working spaces are nice except they aren’t many and not accessible. Plus they are far from my friends who have actual offices. LOL #clingy

Some places I’ve tried working in and how friendly and welcoming they actually are to people who stay for hours in their shops:

Friendliness of Staff
Wall Sockets (sufficient number of)
Food/Drinks (Price and Quality)
Fast and Reliable Wifi
Minimum order for wifi?
Subspace (Emerald Ave., Ortigas, Pasig)


5 4 4 150PHP (12oz brewed coffee +  their to-die-for Jack Daniels cupcake = 200PHP)


Larcy’s Cupcakery  (Estancia Mall, Capitol Commons, Pasig)


4 4 3 none


3rd Cup Café (Katipunan Ave., QC)


3 3 5 none


Bo’s Coffee (Katipunan Ave., QC)


4 3 2 200PHP


Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf (Katipunan Ave., Estancia Mall & Emerald Ave.)


1 3 4 none


Starbucks (Katipunan Ave., QC)


2 3 2 none



(1) CBTL probably has some branding concerns that’s why they don’t like people hanging out for too long at their place. On a lucky day, they will ask you to unplug that monster called an extension cord. As for Starbucks, some branches don’t have wifi at all. I guess they don’t like tambay yuppies too who need a place to work and drink pweds coffee.

(2) The individual criterion above do not have the same weight as each criterion. So if wifi speed and reliability are more important to you than friendliness of staff, then by all means take your pick from above. Just sharing my review on these places. From one person who’s more efficient outside working away from the house to another.

(3) Subspace has the friendliest staff. No dirty looks. And they make you feel that they are actually happy that you’re there. And they’re open 6AM – 12 MN Monday to Friday. 🙂

At the end of the day, be a nice coffee camper. Do what they say in this article.


Love Month Playlist: Love You

It’s the Love Month again. *release heart-shaped balloons* All I can say is we all deserve to love and be loved, by others and by ourselves. Here are my top picks of (unconventional, non-ballad, dance-y and hopefully not preachy) love songs and my 2 cents on this thing called ‘love’.  Not that I’m an expert tho. ;p

Full playlist here: (Tip: Don’t shuffle.)

  1. Love the person who has been and will always see you through, good times and bad. The one who embraces your strengths, dysfunctions and all. *Edit: In times you don’t, you can bet that He does. Or don’t bet. Gambling is bad. Basta you get the point. I’m rambling. Haha!
    Love Myself*, Hailee Steinfeld Lyrics | Video (Acoustic version)
  2. Love you. Because “you’re beautiful, one in a million, worth more than gold.” 😉
    Gold, Britt Nicole Lyric Video | Lyrics | Video
  3. Love advice from no less than The Lauryn Hill.
    Doo Wop (That Thing), Ms. Lauryn Hill Lyrics | Video
  4. “I don’t want half of your love.” Never settle for ‘Alright’. For every “Pwede na ‘to”, a worth-waiting-for love story fades into nothingness.
    Arm’s Length, Kacy Hill Lyrics | Video
  5. And lastly, love whoever you want to love, even those who are hard to love. We are all called to love. Don’t implode. Love.
    She Keeps Me Warm, Mary Lambert Lyric Video | Lyrics | Video

PM for secret downloadable mp3 with lyrics.