Friend + Food = Awesome bonding moment.
Yesterday, I had a wonderful chillax time with my former-student-turned-friend, Michelle. We saw each other again after 4 years. I share a special bond with many of my students and I usually have small talks with them outside of class.
Michelle is somehow one of the few who are really close to me because she happened to be my neighbor for 2 years and she was one of those who took care of me when I got sick and had to stay in the hospital for 2 days. Being away from my family, I was really grateful that my students were there for me, and that includes Michelle.
We chatted about every girl thing – boys (in this case, her husband Bryan), shoes, dresses, career, family, food, practically everything under the sun. What made our bonding session even greater was when we went to Watsons and were given a coupon with a number of free food items.
We were already full by that time because we just had a Greenwich treat but just for fun, we redeemed the free items on the coupon. We started with the ice cream from Selecta, then went to Secret Recipes. I’d like to applaud Secret Recipes for treating us so well in their resto. The place had good ambience and the people were really warm and accommodating. They even gave us free iced tea aside from the free cake that was on the coupon and in exchange, they let us take a little survey. Mitch and I really had a good time at their place.
We continued to redeem the remaining items on the coupon just for fun. We were both physically and emotionally full when we finally parted ways. 🙂