Chalk-Written Menu Boards…

Chalk-written Menu boards

“I have loved the stars too fondly, to be fearful of the night.” ~Sarah Williams~

Ordinary things may sometimes be extra-ordinary to some people. Like how I am so awed with those chalk-written menu boards you would often look up to when it is your time to choose the menu that you’re ordering (and probably ignore its’ beauty because it is already ordinary to you, I’m sure, you’ve seen them everywhere). I strongly believe, In a way, it helps to entice the customers. Or the type placed on a wooden tripod.

Isn’t it so lovely?

Though with me, I find it fixating. I found so many wonderful things from it. Like a special fondness. It was fun that even with ordinary chalks, we could artfully play around. I often imagine who wrote it, whether he/ she was writing it simultaneously, obediently following the strokes of an artist’s hand.  How long it took him/ her to finish it? I wonder if it was re-written the second or third around or the first strokes are are done perfectly.

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I would never let it pass without a souvenir photo. Be it by my phone, my camera, or my tab. There are menus that are written in plain white only, there are those in multi-colored writings of menus and specialties which became more appetizing due to the fact that it was creatively presented.

Some board I’ve witnessed have different figures on it, like a flower, paisleys, a beer mug, or a coffee mug, or a very cute tea cup taken from those actual photos of vintage cups. Or perhaps, some were drawn out of memory.

Several times, they have been utilized as part of a wedding theme. In which case, if God will allow me to remarry? This will definitely be a part of my theme.

Like weddings..

And I’d like it best if I’d be the one to write on it putting emphasis into writing my fiance’s name on it. Which happens to be the sweetest word that I’ve ever heard of. I imagine the first having a bigger and bolder font than the rest. In my wild imaginings, they’re almost emblematic.

Before starting on this, I researched on the fonts used as to what era they originated from. They’re like personalities, each has a special trait remembered. I must be transparent, that even after I finished this blog, I haven’t known it’s origins yet. Still, I am giving it a chance.

Chalk-written menu boards is a kind of Art that is really flexible. You can come-up with a lot and can erase them easily the moment you think you still can improve on it. The board being like your own huge playground.

Le’ts see some of the actual boards I personally witnessed through the years. They gave me a personal sense of wonder during my wanders.


Sorry blurd..chalk board menu
Sorry, blurd. Chimes in Singapore..


marios kitchen
Mario’s – Ortigas



Southwoods, Laguna


Glorietta, Makati

Aeropostale Glorietta..
uncle cheffy
Uncle Cheffy in Nuvali, Sta. Rosa..

Scarsdale, Shaw

3 scarsdale
Scarsdale, Shaw..

Juan Carlos, Tacloban

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Juan Carlos, Tacloban

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Paul Boulangerie – BGC

Paul Boulangerie – BGC

Mati’s – Filinvest Alabang


Guiseppe’s, Tacloban (Had been my favorite restaurant when I used to be in Tacloban, it’s a few blocks away from my hotel).

Guiseppes, Tacloban

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Libro Cafe, Tacloban

LIbro, Cafe Tacloban
Libro Cafe, Tacloban

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Le petit cherie.. In Molito, Alabang
In our village...
In our village…
cbtl chalkboard
Coffee bean and tea leaf..

And maybe soon, I wanna see these too:

Lombardi’s..An Italian resto in Quezon city..kinda far from me..
farm organics
This is just in Alabang..=) Farm Organics..
menu chalk board contis
Conti’s Shaw blvd.

Aren’t they so stirring and lovely?

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-An only daughter. A mother of a 22 year old son. Passionate with so many things. A lover of life itself. First of which is to write. Then, sing (I specifically love the stage), read, cook, travel & take beautiful pictures (photography) and scrap booking, all of which are my own way of coping with life's challenges. Lately, I have been enjoying quilting and crafting with beaded fabrics. Friends usually associate me with the color violet. I love this color so much! However, I love pink, red, teal, orange, yellow as well! Coffee is my water and my happy food is cheesecake topped w/ blueberries, frozen yogurt, sansrival and cream puff. I mastered fettuccine carbonara because that is one of my favorite food along w/ broccoli with prawns and mushrooms. Of all the International cuisines, Japanese food is on top of my list. Secretly, I love "Stitch" - that grinning indigo pup. =) Seriously, I dream to become a philanthropist (starting off by providing shelter to street children in our country) and a famous author someday. I'm just waiting for God's time for my first book to be published.- It took me years to decide to blog, more so to write and have it out in the open. I started writing even as a child, I just keep them on file. It was my outlet. Approaching the year(s) they say where life begins, or If I may say, the sweeter life. It was a year full of emotions. As I lost both my parents already, the unfathomable sadness prompted me to pour them out in my writings and share them to the world, hoping it might lighten the heaviness of my heart. I live now with my son as a mother and as a daughter (as a friend and a sister), this has made me be ready to finally do what I am meant to do. Even If there's a lot that I wanted to do. This came first, like a first love that occupied a special place in my heart. It's a looong process, tiring, frustrating, exciting. The best part? is the happiness it brings. Even if things around seems all so wrong. It's like having my own place under the sun. My own safe and happy rainbowed world. At times, there's guilt as well, for I strongly believe, writing (like singing) is a talent God has gifted us. We ought to use it and maximize it, in our littlest way, share it to mankind, for His glory. I just had a few distractions over the years and to realize that it is never too late to be who we ought to be, I have this very strong feeling, now is the time. All my life, I have decided on things that made me happy, this is one of those. I may never be a winner of those best blogs that have been awarded to talented writers/ bloggers and I don't mind, there are strikes of being envious, but according to my father, there are two kinds of being envy. There's envy that is negative, it'll hamper you from doing good and there's an envy that makes you happy for others' success, or seeing yourself in their shoes, I think, the kind of envy in me, is the latter. Like celebrities who missed an Oscar, while the film was watched by the whole world, she/he did not mind, it's like knowing what counts best, and it's the capacity to share your talents to anyone who wants to receive it, without asking anything in return. Expressing what's in my heart and mind on every occasion (which happens to be daily) and being happy about it is like a prize already. Happy reading!(--,)

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