Tag: seattle

Visitors from Sacramento

HondaiMood: Irritable
Listening to: American Girls – ONE OK ROCK
Playing: Tetris App
Craving: Something filling but light
Watching: Random Youtube Stuff

I don’t know why but it feels like forever since I’ve written on here even though it’s been less than a week. This past week has been a long week. I’m not too sure why, maybe it’s because so much has happened? It’s weird how time flies when you’re having fun but a week/year/day goes by slower when things are eventful. Well.. that’s something to sit and think about lol.

So my friends from Sacramento came to visit us. Well, they actually flew up here to see the Eclipse but spent only the eclipse day in Oregon and the rest they spent up here in Washington with us! I love having guests, but sometimes when something is unplanned for, I can’t take days off. This past Saturday I took them around downtown Seattle. We went to get Chowder and took the bus up to Capitol Hill to find Bruce Lee’s grave. I might be a local but I’ve actually never been to Bruce Lee’s grave before. I the general area where it’s at but I didn’t know exactly where it was located so our trip there became a pretty long hike. Not that that was a problem though since the neighborhood in the area is pretty dam nice. Sadly, by the time we made it to the main entrance of the cemetery there was a sign saying that it’s closed until next week. What an anticlimatic moment lol.

highlight of my weekend

After the hike to Bruce Lee’s grave (that we didn’t even get to see), I took them to Capitol Hill and we had some Molly Moon Ice Cream. I got a double scoop this time because I wanted 2 flavors, Stumptown Coffee & Lavender. Both flavors were A M A Z I N G! I’ve always loved their Lavender flavor but this is my first time trying the Stumptown Coffee one and I LOVE IT.

Other places I also took my friends to eat at are Coco 2.0, Oasis Bubble Tea, Looking for Chai and Isarn Thai Soul Kitchen. The nice thing is, they treated me for the most outing so it’s nice not having to spend the extra cash since I’m literally super broke right now lol.

Now that they went home it’s time to sterilize my room and get it ultraclean again. =3= I’m such a germaphobe lol. I might be messy but I absolutely can’t stand dirtiness. (know the difference D:<)

Feeling Bitter About Bitter Starbucks

HondaiMood: Cool
Listening to: My Dearest – Supercell
Playing: Nier Automata
Craving: KBBQ
Watching: TheOddOne streaming League of Legends

It’s a known fact among my friends that my preference in food is… let’s just say, it’s an acquired taste. I prefer unsweetened tea, dark chocolate, black coffee, bitter melon, brussel sprouts, whatever you don’t like, put it on my plate. But one thing people don’t seem to get is when I tell them that Starbucks’ coffee is too bitter. Actually, it’s not just too bitter, it has nothing but bitterness.

I used to get Starbucks every morning before work as part of my morning routine. In search of the perfect taste for my morning coffee I adjust the # of shots and size for a variety of espresso drinks (Lattes, Mochas, Cappucinos, Breve, blah blah). Then I finally settled on 8 oz no room Americano – just espresso shots with hot water. After months of dating Starbucks’ 8 oz Americano it finally occurred to me, Starbucks Sucks.

I’m not trying to be your typical elitist Seattleites who frown upon any chain that comes up in a conversation but this is how I truly feel about Starbucks now. Starbucks’ coffee is just bitter beyond bitter (and sometimes turn sour) without any dept in the flavors what so ever. It’s no wonder people dump piles of sugar in their “Starbucks Drink” to the point where it’s now become a norm where coffee is the drink that makes you fat because of sugar overload. – say what? – I think it’s a little sad that people assume they hate coffee when they actually hate Starbucks’ coffee. I wish I could convince people to try out a local coffee shop for once. If you can choose, try one that actually knows where their coffee beans are /really/ from. Or even better, try out a local coffee shop that roasts their own coffee beans. I guarantee you’ll discover a whole new world. Here’s a recent favorite of mine only a couple blocks away from work.

A cup of love from Seattle Coffee Works down on Pike St.

Now I’m not going to stomp all over you if you were to tell me that you like Starbucks. That’s cool. I, myself, will probably continue to go to Starbucks occasionally because they’re so damn convenient. Sadly, that’s also the price Starbucks pay for becoming a massed produced product. I can go super cliche and say Starbuck’s Coffee has lost it’s loving soul. But if you think about it carefully is that really far fetched??