Sweet Ecstasy

The other evening I decided to eat dinner out just because. While I was trying to think where would be a nice, chill, quiet place to eat, Cubao X to mind. It’s not the calmest place in the Metro as most of the people prefer dining outside, and the openness of the space allows for people to be open themselves. It is always nice to encounter friendly people who would just talk to you randomly and start a conversation but I wasn’t in the mood for socializing that night because I was just quite hungry and my energy was dropping. Bellini’s would’ve been awesome, however the place was already filled. While taking a quick stroll in the “hippie area”,  I decided, why not Sweet Ecstasy?

Sweet Ecstasy is a quaint place occupying two floors. Since the ground floor was fully occupied by couples, I stayed upstairs. The place is quite trippy with posters plastered on its walls. Pretty awesome how they injected the name of the resto in all of the posters.

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Sweet Ecstasy

I Miss MYMs

Every first Monday of the month, ASLAns spend dinner together to do some catching up, hence, “Miss You Mondays”, or MYM. The last time I’ve been to an MYM is the one I arranged last year. It was in Dencio’s Eastwood and it was post-JTA. I haven’t been in touch lately because Senior Year has been filled with deadlines to meet, events to organized and meetings to attend. I would’ve gone to a March MYM, unfortunately, no one was able to arrange it. Thankful for Ian that he arranged this evening’s affair.

We had dinner in Sunrise Buckets which I always pass by. I’ve been so curious what the place is like and what kind of food they offer. To my surprise, they serve delicious food! Before going to the place I did some research on what best to get, and based on numerous sites, their wings are to die for. Not being a fan of wings, I decided to go with something I know I will enjoy: a burger. I was, however, faced with a lot of flavors to choose from the usual Hickory, Buffalo Ranch, Honey Mustard to more interesting ones like Bourbon, Honey Jalapeño and Jack Daniel’s—the one I got.

At first it was only Ian and I in the place. It felt quite…sad. The ambience of the place was great! The volume of the could’ve been lowered a bit, washroom could have been cleaner(but it was dinner time and I guess I can forgive them), a bit of better designing in some areas, and the menu could’ve looked more appealing to the eyes…but hey! Service was great and the food’s great so I’d rate this 4 out of 5! I was able to take some shots before people arrived as well. These photos can’t justify how cute the place is!

DSC_0002 copyDSC_0004 copyDSC_0001 copyMy Jack Daniel’s Burger and my root beer float! DSC_0006 copy DSC_0008 copy

Eventually people started arriving and people started talking to each other and it felt good to have been able to go. Being around these people always make me wonder what I’m doing with my life. There’s always the sense of being inspired by these people, for what they have done, what they’re currently doing and for just being them. It’s an amazing feeling, really. I would help make things better for the country, but I’m not yet exactly prepared. For now, I will be finding avenues to make my little sparks before I head out to make big ones.

Ryan, Bell and Fara. You can always blame my poor eyes + my lack of kit lens for always awkward photos.
DSC_0010 copy DSC_0011 copySorry I failed to realize that I should’ve taken a picture of everyone using my dSLR, but I really wanted to have a polaroid photo of people who were still there right before I left. DSC_0014 copy

Thank you to everyone who came, and big thanks to Ian as well for arranging this!

PS. Sorry Gio, Josh and Mea, I forgot to take a photo of the three of you. There will always be a next time, anyway!

I Miss MYMs