Afternoon Coffee

We’ve had a bad day.

Things kept going wrong. Nothing we could do about it but sometimes that’s how it is. People are rude to you, even if they are in the business of customer service. Other motorists drive badly, are impatient, park indiscriminately. Things go wrong.

Then we drop by our favourite café, our sanctuary. We hear the girls greeting us before we even enter. Warm smiles, real smiles. Other regulars arrive. Folks switch seats and table to allow everyone to sit comfortably. There are conversations and there are gentle laughter. The smell of coffee, fragrant and fresh, invigorates us and helps us forget the bad day.

An afternoon for fresh coffee and sweet potato cheesecake. An afternoon to relax and linger in a space where your face and name is remembered gladly. An afternoon to start the weekend again, to smile and be happy.


32 Responses

  1. Sean April 8, 2012 / 12:17 am

    and the weekend is still far from over. here’s wishing you a delectable sunday to make up for the (semi-)disastrous saturday :D

    • Kenny Mah April 8, 2012 / 8:20 am

      It’s gonna be a glorious Sunday! Hurrah!

  2. honey_jy April 8, 2012 / 12:58 am

    It wasnt a good day for me either, but focusing on the half cup full definitely helps! Love the optimism! Keep going!

    • Kenny Mah April 8, 2012 / 8:33 am

      We fill or empty the cup however we want to; I believe we may fill it to the brim if we want (and we should).

  3. Michelle April 8, 2012 / 1:17 am

    Wah! So fast back at Typica already? So how was their lawatan-sambil-belajar? And how are the new beans?

    • Kenny Mah April 8, 2012 / 8:36 am

      They had so many stories and experiences to share from their trip. And we had fresh cups of their Sumatran Typica beans brewed for us – hooray!

    • Michelle April 8, 2012 / 1:42 pm

      Ah. Sounds like we should really make that date soon!

    • Kenny Mah April 8, 2012 / 1:53 pm

      Just tell me when. We’ve already been back twice in the two days they were back. Today is Day 3 of their return; no prizes for guessing if we are heading there again later… *winks*

    • Michelle April 8, 2012 / 2:25 pm

      Ooh! You’re heading back there again?! You’re a very dedicated regular customer, wouldn’t you say so?

      I’ll pick a day from next week, then. I’ll email you?

    • Kenny Mah April 8, 2012 / 6:13 pm

      Greetings from Typica Café! Live blogging, uhm, live replying to comments from here.

      Next week sounds good, let’s have a coffee date!

  4. Baby Sumo April 8, 2012 / 10:43 am

    *Hugs* Hope your Sunday is better and filled with lots of smiles and everything nice. ;)

    • Kenny Mah April 8, 2012 / 12:31 pm

      Thanks, dear! So far Sunday’s been brilliant with a tau foo fah, yau char kwai and porridge breakfast followed by some home appliances shopping. Now for some Sunday lunch/tea!

  5. missyblurkit April 8, 2012 / 1:36 pm

    Popping into familiar places with familiar happy faces is good therapy especially for weekends…and perhaps Mondays too. Heck happy faces shoiuld be everyday!

    Have a happy week ahead!

    • Kenny Mah April 8, 2012 / 1:39 pm

      Happy faces should indeed be every day. May your days light up with such happy faces, my friend!

  6. Ying Ying April 8, 2012 / 2:57 pm

    Glad that they made both of your day (Saturday). =)

    • Kenny Mah April 8, 2012 / 6:18 pm

      They are making our Sunday now even; and yours too! (For I can see you sitting at the next bench, haha.)

      Hurrah for relaxing Sunday evenings at the café!

    • Ying Ying April 8, 2012 / 10:34 pm

      Hope I wasn’t too noisy. Hehe… =p

    • Kenny Mah April 8, 2012 / 11:16 pm

      Noisy? I think we were far noisier. Your friend was quite a riot with his coffee-drinking “techniques”, haha. Thanks to him, I got away with almost knocking one of the glasses off the shelf! Hehe.

    • Ying Ying April 9, 2012 / 9:59 pm

      I actually know him through the girls there. He’s indeed my friend now. I get to make new & real friends there. =)

    • Kenny Mah April 9, 2012 / 10:04 pm

      I guess the café is a gathering place for fantastic folks like him and like you. Hurrah!

    • Ying Ying April 9, 2012 / 10:27 pm

      Indeed but I’m not interesting. There are more interesting fellows to know. Haha… =p

  7. ciki April 8, 2012 / 8:24 pm

    And then it’s all good again! Aww.. wishing you more happy days K and CK!

    • Kenny Mah April 8, 2012 / 11:16 pm

      Happy days to you and Cumi too, dear!

  8. kc April 9, 2012 / 11:56 am

    your very own Cheers

    • Kenny Mah April 9, 2012 / 2:41 pm

      Haha, something like that. Certainly plenty of laughter.

  9. Jun April 9, 2012 / 6:17 pm

    sweet potato cheesecake?? which cafe is this?!

    • Kenny Mah April 9, 2012 / 10:03 pm

      Yup, sweet potato cheesecake. It’s really very good, not too sweet and filled with real sweet potato chunks. The café is called Typica Café — we’ll bring you there the next time you’re in town.

  10. Choi Yen April 10, 2012 / 11:29 am

    Do they give you their VIP card :P

    • Kenny Mah April 10, 2012 / 4:18 pm

      They don’t have one… yet. *chuckles*

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