'Yes! I'm in the most romantic city in the world and I've finally secured a seat in the oldest cafe.' Emma excitedly thought to herself.
Emma Gatchalian is a professor researcher from one of the leading universities in the Philippines and is now visiting the
Paris-Sorbonne University for some academic research. With only a few months to visit the city, she knows that she has to make the most of every hour of each day.
The Le Procope is one of her priorities.
The said café sits at the 6th arondissement and was established in 1686. Many writers and artists, basically the most creative and intellectual minds during the 18th to the 19th centuries, gathered here. An historic cafe, it is irrefutably romantic and the ambiance was screaming time travel.
The lady professor ordered an Amaretto sundae to cool down. She had been walking non-stop as she enjoyed her free time visiting museums and strolling down the streets just to enjoy the architecture. She savored the almond-flavored liqueur which gave the cool dessert its distinctive taste.
Just then, a hand gently touched her left shoulder.
Emma turned around to see who it was. It sounded like the voice of a gentleman but she can tell that the accent was off. Her jaw almost got dislocated when her eyes rested upon a gentleman, who's obviously not French, and eccentrically dressed.
The man was just as shocked as she is. "Parlez-vous anglais? I was just about to ask if you would want to have a cup of coffee with me but...how did you know my name?"
E.S. Villamor has made a career in writing for a decade now. Her online business - GIML (Gabriela Isabel & Miguel Lucas) Publishing started in 2014. She advocated for women's rights and was once enamored with imparting financial literacy through training and blogs but she is now focused on propagating all things Filipino. This site is also being groomed as a rich homeschooling resource.