All posts tagged: Coffee

Rocky Cola Cafe in Whittier

When you’re experiencing everything that good ol’ Uptown Whittier has to offer, from its vintage shops, to its record stores, to its colorful clientele, it’s easy to work up an appetite. And what better place to fill it at than a good ol’ fashioned 50’s diner? The food is mostly standard fare– nothing to write home about, nothing particularly impressive. Maybe this means my palette is not the most discerning or maybe it just means that I like to have fun! Each table has a little jukebox that you put money into, select a song, and wait for it to come on the restaurant’s main sound system. Rocky Cola tends to attract a rockabilly crowd, many folks with tattoos, punk kids hanging out in the neighborhood, as well as families. It’s sort of great equalizer. I love Rocky Cola, even if it’s not the best food in the world. As long as there’s fun stuff to do in Uptown Whittier, I couldn’t imagine eating anywhere else while I’m there! This isn’t a place that you would …

Seasonal Coffee at Starbucks

Graham and sweet cream meet steamed milk and our signature espresso, then are finished off with a sprinkling of cinnamon graham crumbles for a less sweet perfect treat. – Starbucks For me, coffee is a must after a run, a walk or a hike. I make sure that all the calories I lose from my outdoor activities are immediately replaced. While it may seem funny to others, this is always the case for me. So today, after an especially strenuous 3-mile walk, I stopped by my Starbucks corner and ordered one of their newly released seasonal offerings, Toasted Graham Latte (TGL for short). Here is my usual dialogue with the familiar barista. Barista: Hi good morning, what can I get for you today? Me: TGL Grande, pumpkin cream cheese muffin and a feta cheese both on plates please. Barista: You want the muffin warmed up? Me: Yes please.. and can you make the TGL skinny? half syrup and easy on the whip please, and I’d like Pike Place as my base. Barista: We don’t put …

am back!

They say that when you love something, you have to fight for it. So, I’ve fought WP so hard to get this account back and yey! here I am again. And to break the silence off, here’s a little shameless self-promotion, I am featured on Flow’s tablet 2nd edition which focused on the joys of postcrossing and snail mailing. You can download the app from your iOS/Android tablets just by searching Flow Magazine and it just to let you know it is only for tablets, the app is too large for smartphones I’ve heard. 😦 And also, for those who’ve been following me for a while and would like to see me in your dashes still, you may need to un-follow and follow back ‘coz I’ve changed my WP url to namastechick. Sorry for the inconvenience. Lastly, how have you all been? I know I have a lot to catch up with, so pls. bear with me. 😀 btw, this is Prem from “after my coffee” now “days.” Namaste.

vincent thomas bridge

This is the Vincent Thomas bridge crossing the Los Angeles Harbor, linking San Pedro and the Terminal Island where cruise ships dock. It is said to be the 4th longest suspension bridge in California. Very cool to drive over this bridge. The port is fascinating especially when you are just a passenger, you can see all over the ports and with the big cruise ships on the other side… It would be great at night I guess, that we should try if we can. Just be careful of the semi-trucks and the cops on the other side handing out tickets to those speeding. And for coffee… I love a quiet Sunday morning especially with coffee and while I read The Secret Life of Asana on Yoga Journal. I wish you all a happy Sunday!

road trip highlights

Pacific Coast Highway Total miles: 361 (++ the miles we got lost in Santa Barbara and a few when in Oxnard) Date: November 9 and 10 Here’s the map and the points where we stopped for a few minutes or hours. Points B & C and F&L are overlapping as they are relevantly close to each other. (click for larger view) A. Starting point, where we visited the church first to thank God for another brand new year. B. Venice Beach, let the fun and excitement begin here! C. Venice Canals, it’s called Venice for a reason… D. Malibu PCH, 27 miles of scenic drive E. Oxnard, for lunch and a little rest F. Screaming Eagle Hwy, Ventura PCH, ahhh… just in time for that magnificent sunset and was charmed by the RV’s that were parked right on the seashore, what a nice way to relax eh? G. Santa Barbara, where we planned to get lodging but the city was so confusing with all the one way streets and every time we drive on to …

coffee break

I was part way through my morning walk and thought that perhaps a little coffee break was in order. Today’s coffee: hazelnut latte from Guppy House.