Hey, it's International Coffee Day!
Too bad I don't drink coffee. I'm more of a tea and smoothies person. But guess what? It's not even FREE.
It's a FREE WITH PURCHASE thing. You know, the kind where you actually have to make a purchase off the menu and then they give you a small cup regular brew or iced latte. Yup.
If you're a coffee drinker and you still wanna go for it, no one's stopping you. I happened to just have International Coffee Day on the mind since my parents are both usually coffee addicts who've had to cut back recently, so I'm sharing this handy list found on the web today.
Speaking of hot coffee, this is the perfect weather, I mean, season, for a hot cuppa. It has been COLD lately! I feel like it was just a couple of weeks ago that I started having to wear coats and denim jackets. I still wear short sleeve shirts underneath but I feel like I'll have to break out the cold weather clothes soon.
Won't be long before we all have to start turning the clock back for those of you, unfortunately fall on Daylight Savings Time, like I do.
At least everyone's getting ready, especially the stores. All the rear shelves already stocked with Christmas merchandise
Hah. If this was the Philippines, Christmas stuff would be up front as early as September>. It's not surprising. The country is literally the only majority Christian/Catholic nation in Southeast Asia, making its citizens highly religious. Christmas is literally the only holiday Filipinos celebrate wholeheartedly.
And if you've ever been to the Philippines, you wouldn't, shouldn't dare knock on the precious few joys Filipinos have. Almost everyone who knows the Philippines knows that the country's citizens literally and figuratively live in a freaking stormageddon every day.
Why Stormageddon? You ask.
Well, once Hurricane season starts winding down/ends on this side of the Pacific. The Northwest Pacific starts bracing itself for thetypically occurring around October-November months. It's a weather disturbance similar to Hurricane known as a TYPHOON to countries in the area.
It doesn't help that the Philippines characteristic plan of action everytime a typhoon hits is this:
It's also the same plan during and after the typhoon.
I'm tempted to make a joke that Puerto Rico & the Philippines are imperial siblings, after all. Wait, I already said it.
At least, Puerto Rico has the Feds to send aid while the Philippines has, oh wait...
But I digressed. Now that you have a pretty good idea of where the Philippines is standing internationally, take heart that some things are made better by this guy:
President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday changed his rhetoric against the United States, saying this time that he'd "rather be friendly to them now." At an event in Eastern Samar to commemorate the 116th Balangiga Encounter Day, Duterte said the Americans, which he has lambasted many times in the past, have "redeemed themselves a lot."..
Did I say better? Oops.
Yeah, I'm sure Americans are relieved that Duterte is BFFs with them now. Once Trump is done visiting in November and the Typhoon season is over, they remain best buds
Smart man, that guy.
Posted at 03:05 pm by anthem_rose