Family,  Food

A Date at Cafe Lidia

Friday before last, I didn’t go to class and slept in. When I woke up, Mom suggested that we go out.
We’ve been dying to eat at this restaurant called Cafe Lidia, located in Calumpang (is it with a C or a K? I never really knew), Marikina. It’s been featured on a TV show and the food looked pretty good, so we gave it a shot.

Even as I entered the restaurant, I knew it was gonna be great. The sucky cellphone pictures don’t do justice to the pleasant ambiance of the place.
I had my favorite, seafood marinara. Carbonara used to be my favorite, but I learned that marinara is healthier than cream-based sauces, so I feel a little less like a fat pig when I opt for this.
I want to call these the Before and After shots of my plate,
but I was halfway through my pasta when it
occurred to me to take a photo.
For dessert, I ordered a slice of… Of… Chocolate-paradise-something-like-that-oh-shit-I-forgot!
Before the food arrived, though, I was pretty annoyed with my mom, who was absorbed in her new cellphone and the free WiFi in the place. She was all up on Facebook and I was sulking because I don’t like it when I’m with someone and I’m being ignored for a cellphone.
I missed hanging out with my mom. Not at home, when we’re both on short fuses for nearly every little thing. I miss going out with her, shopping, eating, talking, laughing at the crazy things she comes up with.
Mission Impossible: Be a good daughter.
My face is so lulzy in this photo.

Ela is a twentysomething who is constantly getting stuck in self-destructive behavior and bouts of low self-esteem. She struggles with depression and writes to relieve herself of her feelings. Sometimes she even blogs about other things like makeup and positivity. One of her pieces was published in the Inquirer Young Blood in October 2017. She likes cats, dogs, and sometimes even people.

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