One of my usual coffee tambayan is Fresco Espresso cafe situated in the middle of QVB’s basement. As much as I appreciate cozy and quiet cafes, I also sometimes enjoy cafes that gives me a chance to people-watch. 

I like seeing people walking past me as I sip my cup of coffee, most of them walking so fast in order to catch their train home. I like watching people and their outfits for the day, hear their laughter as they chitchat with friends, mothers and their bubs in strollers, backpackers with their big bags on their back, tourists trying to catch up with people walking so fast while taking photos–those are some of the things I see.

In the midst of hustle and bustle around me while I have my “me” time with a cup of coffee, I feel a sense of peace and quiet as I appreciate other people’s lives unfold before me.


  1. Willa

    You know what? we are somewhat alike, as much as I don’t want to be bothered, but I do love watching people.Even when I’m at the party, i’d rather be alone and watched everybody having fun. I think I don’t mind watching them all day and I can come up with al sort of story about them. lol!

  2. anj

    i also enjoy the feeling of just relaxing with my coffee watching people go about their business. i wonder what’s on their minds. and sometimes i wonder if they too are watching me as i watch them.

  3. noi

    my favorite thing to do! 😀
    especially mag-isa lang ako sa Manila (away from the province for college) & watching people walking by at coffee shops, benches at malls (o kahit sa train station! :D) makes me feel at peace w/ the world and clears out my mind 🙂

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