February 3, 2010

Morning zombie

7:15am. Waiting for a colleague at the Starbucks across the Ateneo de Manila University to go to a conference in Makati City. Sitting in the sun because anything lower than 24°C makes me shiver. Staring at the school rush hour traffic (grade schools and high schools usually begin classes at 7:30am). This is probably the closest I will ever get to posting a sunrise photo on this blog.

Starbucks at 7:15 in the morning

35 comments:

Leif Hagen said...

What?! Where's your scone or doughnut?! Oh, you ate it already!

Steven (Cavite DP) said...

Wow Hilda! Starbucks could you this photo as an Ad! Love it! BY the way, I hate the heat but early morning sunshine is like food for my skin, I love how it feels when I get out of the house to heat my skin up, it feels so relaxing!!!

Steven^^

brattcat said...

Hilda, somehow I get the feeling you are not a morning person.

Don and Krise said...

Okay everyone, just leave Hilda alone until she finishes her first cup. Then she won't hurt you. ;-)

Great shot Hilda. I like the light coming across the table.

arabesque said...

hello sunshine! ^0^
not a morning person also, but a lil coffee can spike up your morning!
haha, 7ish, i'm still sleepin! ^0^

Jacob said...

Have a Starbucks coffee just before you go to bed. You won't have to worry about waking up early enough to catch the sunrise 'cause you'll be awake all night.

But, this shot will do! It made me smile. Fun photo!

Photo Cache said...

One of the commenter is right, this could be a starbucks ad image.

Louis la Vache said...

No doubt your "Caffeine Meter" was happy to get the jolt to bring the needle out of the danger zone!

ρομπερτ said...

Back home in Germany, school does start as wel at 07.30 from fifth grade on; with about four months of winter, there are days when the sun won't shine at all or not before half past ten.
Guess you are lucky indeed. Please have a wonderful Wednesday.

asm said...

Really love the early morning sunrise! The secret of all natural healing therapies.

James said...

I've seen about one sunrise in the last five years. lol I like the lighting in this picture.
I think you would freeze to death here.

lol, my word verification is coffe just needs an e.

Dina said...

Haha, I get the picture.

Mirela said...

Lovely shot... Starbucks is open at 7AM?! I wish we had Starbucks here. I miss my 2%-no-whip-quad-tall-mocha.

Chuck Pefley said...

Glad to see you appreciate a nice sunrise -:)

Kaori said...

I start my morning at rtarbucks too, except at a7:15 I'm already on a train heading to work. 7:15 in your photo looks wonderful! Especially since it's 5 degrees here.

Olivier said...

tres bonne idée, j'adore. et puis un beau contre jour...

Misalyn said...

Very artistic. Yan ang correct term! Great capture Ms. Hilda.

off topic:

Malamang by March 10 nasa Pinas na kami kaya lang derecho muna kami ng Bicol. After a week sa Bicol, luluwas para kumuha ng OEC sa POEA and makipagmeet sa Admin and Global Moderator ng POEA forum( Moderator din kasi ako ng POEA forum). Am excited to see you Ms. Hilda. Isama na rin sana natin si Arabesque at si Steven. What do you think? E-mail kita Ms. Hilda pag malapit na kaming umuwi. Weeeeeeee...saya nito.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Your post on not being a morning person and waiting in a Starbucks struck me as an example of how humans are more alike than different regardless of country of origin.

As a lover of art, you will like our sharing of the "cup of freedom" bronze today!

Jan
GDP

Cezar and Léia said...

You did well, Starbucks it's a great start ( my daughter is crazy about this place!)
And, wonderful shot! :)
Léia

B SQUARED said...

This is about the time the nightlife here is winding down.

VP said...

I like the subject of the post, the image and the title. I'm trying to get some sunrises now, but it's too difficult for me either...

JM said...

Hilda, you made me smile with the last sentence and the title of this post! :-)
I don't think I have posted a single photo of the sunrise on my blog so far... Lol!

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

You wouldn't work here if you shiver at 23° C. It is mostly that in the summer when we think it is very nice. In the hot time in August it gets warmer but 75° F is fine weather.

About the garage and Hofacker's house...

Reply to Hilda...

This wasn't a garage. They moved into a garage and lived there and then built this place beside it and made it out of cement blocks. It is now covered, like much of America, with vinyl siding.

Ming the Merciless said...

Great sunrise photo! Hope you enjoyed your Starbucks coffee.

Lois said...

The light sure is pretty in this picture Hilda!

Rambling Round said...

Nice action shot on the other side of your coffee!

Hood Photo Blog said...

Your posting made me giggle. You and I sound alike, cant start your day without coffee, and hating to be up early ;) Have a good rest of the week!

Rob and Mandy said...

Wish I didn't see so many sunrises. Just let me sleep, please!!!!!!

Halcyon said...

I am not really a morning person either. I like your "sunrise" though. The light is great!

CafebyJW said...

It happends to me lot of times!

AB said...

This shot has a great morning feel to it

lewi14 said...

Well photographed, Hilda! The sunlight on the table and the cup with its shadow... SO the Starbucks' cup gets an own aesthetics.

the donG said...

hahaha... looks like you deserve a great break in a beach to catch up the sunrise over a cup of coffee

Eki said...

You make me feel like having a hot fragrant coffee...


I like how you blurred the background in this photo, Hilda.

Wait, are you saying you're not a morning person? ;D

traveller said...

It's -3 here right now. Are you ready to come?