My days at the office are getting longer. And my working week, well, extends until the weekend. But what I look forward to during the weekend (even though I sometimes have to work!), is the getting up late and not worrying about dressing up for the office.
And today, a Sunday, when I had the luxury of making myself breakfast, I remembered I had some tablea tsokolate somewhere! So I boiled milk and melted a chunk of tablea tsokolate, although not as good as what my Mom makes at home in the Philippines. Her hot tsokolate always brings back childhood memories.
But today, since I'm far away from home, I had to make do with the milk I got from Emart and the tablea tsokolate I got from a supermarket in Manila. And close enough it was!
And while scavenging through my refrigerator, I knew somewhere inside was a box of unopened Mary Grace fruitcake! My thoughtful friend, Cielo, who happens to be Mary Grace's wacky sister, got me this as a send-off gift before I flew back to Seoul last January. And since fruitcakes can last for six months, this box was as fresh as spring flowers (although I haven't seen any bloom in my neighborhood)!
So, here I am, sipping my hot tsokolate with Mary Grace fruitcake and just being grateful that even with this busy workload (I still have to work today!), I still have these goodies from home reminding me that when I fly home someday, my Mom's hot tsokolate will always be waiting for me, not just on a Sunday, but perhaps everyday, at the breakfast table.