Burger Boutique


It is Friday again, the only day I’m able to call mine. I do miss the days when I get to have two days off. Anyway, it was afternoon and I was strolling around with a friend at Gulf Mall and doing one of my favorite past times – window shopping – when hunger strikes us both. As usual, we wanted to dine somewhere we haven’t tried before, so I checked my ever helpful Zomato app to see what restaurants around the mall’s vicinity we could find, so as not to go too far.

Browsing for a place to dine didn’t take long despite having too many choices. Food reviews and photos alone already helped pique my interest and a photo of a flame-red burger at Burger Boutique certainly stood out.

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Obviously, I’m not much of a food blogger. I don’t normally blog all the foods and restaurants I’ve tried and been to. However, I do make exceptions for places that made quite an impression or has really tasty food that I would confidently recommend to friends and to people in general.

And so to start of, these are what we ordered.

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Sticky Maple Buffalo Shrimps (42 QAR)

I love these Buffalo Shrimps! They are sweet and tasty and definitely one of my faves. One thing I should remark though is that it was kind of pricey since it was just a small portion. About 6 or 7 pieces only.

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Commando Fries (35 QAR) – Cheddar, Monterey Jack, Grilled Onion, Jalapeno, Crispy Roasted Onions and West Coast Sauce.

Good for two people! It’s well seasoned and real tasty. Both my friend and I enjoyed it.

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Dynamite Slider (30 QAR) – Cheddar, Grilled Onions, Jalapeno and Chipotle Ranch Sauce

The very reason why I chose Burger Boutique. These sliders are so pretty! Instagram-worthy to those who like to post pretty foods on their IG. Was it good though? It is. It was very spicy with the Jalapeno though, but you can certainly request not to add it if you prefer a less spicy one. The bun was really soft, which I would have liked if only it was able to hold the chicken patty well.

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Midnight Slider (24 QAR) – Cheddar, Lettuce, Mustard Saueteed Onions, House Pickles and West Coast Sauce

Unlike the Dynamite sliders, the soft buns worked well with the beef patty and the combined taste of the mustard and west coast sauce is really delicious. Between the two sliders we’ve ordered, we both agreed that this tastes better and is perfect with the soft bun.

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The Amazing Waffle (50 QAR) – Banana, Fress Berries with Milk and White Chocolate

Being a sweet-tooth that I am, I can never not order dessert when I dine out. So we tried out their amazing waffle since I was legit craving for a waffle. You could say this one satisfied my craving.

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Vanilla Shake (?) and Lemon & Mint (22 QAR)

For drinks, I always order anything lemon and mint, while my friend ordered for a vanilla shake. Note that the vanilla shake was not on the menu and was something that we tried to ask if they make one. Fortunately the do and so my friend was able to have one.

Overall, would I go again? Totally! The service was pleasant and so is the ambience. Moreover, I’m looking forward to try more of their menu. I really do feel like there’s more to try and that, for me, is something.

 

Burger Boutique Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Prompt Halt


I have decided to put a halt on my journal prompt challenge. I am terribly disappointed that I had to do this because I was really looking forward to writing about the topics in the prompt. My aim for doing it was to have fun, which I did; however, I was busy with a lot of things in my life right now that I just needed to prioritize for a bit.

I don’t plan to take a break for a long time; I think a day or two of “reality time” would be enough and I know that continuing with the journal prompt will not allow me to do so, so I understand that I needed to stop.

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Anyway, I guess that’s it. Ciao for now! ❤

FEB Day 17 : What do I want to learn?


A lot of things really, but mostly I want to learn a new language. I guess right off the bat that’s what I first thought of among the long list of things I want to learn. There’s a certain fulfillment I get when I learn a new language or at least when I’m able to understand foreign words when I hear them. Just being able to pronounce languages correctly makes me proud of myself already. 😀

I remember, because I aim of going to Japan someday, how I tried to self-learn Nihongo and even bought a Japanese two-way dictionary containing different phrases for specific situations that you can use to properly communicate with the locals. And because I was watching a lot of jdoramas and anime at that time, it helped me in learning how to pronounce words as correctly as I can without much difficulty.

Now that I’m an expat here in Qatar, I did thought of learning at least basic Arabic. I admit it was very hard for me, since my heart was not fully into it, but knowing that I live here and my profession puts me in front of locals and the arab speaking community on a daily basis, I know that I should try harder to learn.

Anyway, I’m ending this post with this video.

FEB Day 16 : An important quote


As a sentimental person, I go “aawww” for inspirational quotes (or just quotes in general), I have a lot of it in my repertoire. I have this habit of collecting quotes that demonstrates my inner thoughts and feelings.

I can think of several (meaning A LOT!) quotes that I would love to share with you guys, but as this won’t be enough in one post, I’ll be sharing just this one quote (out of a hundred) that inspired me and in which I try my best to incorporate in my daily life.

“If you measure your success by someone’s failure, then you are also a failure. If you aim to be like someone else, then you are limiting yourself on what you can truly achieve. But if you aim to improve on what you have already achieved, I consider you a winner because winners always want to do well in what they do without limiting themselves.” —  Anonymous

I regret to say that I don’t have an inkling as to who quoted above citation. I’ve read this quote years ago, sometime in 2009 or 2010, and I’m baffled why the name of whoever said above statement was not included with it. Either there really was no name on it or I just copy-pasted the quote and forgot to include the source. I did try googling it before finishing this post, but so far there were two persons appearing on my search. I’ll update as soon as I’m positive who it was.

Anyway, the quote was pretty self-explanatory – forthright and very clear. In life, we do feel unwanted jealousy towards others success and we feel defeated at times, which I think is normal. But what’s not normal is when our feelings of defeat cloud our minds and we thought that other people’s failure is equivalent to an achievement of our own, which is funny because you didn’t really accomplish anything.

This is something I’ve mostly observed in the workplace where unwanted jealousy towards your peers can occur. When someone is getting more recognition than you are and howthat person’s “moment of failure” no matter how small makes you rejoice for some reason, thinking you’ve won or achieved something. It’s totally twisted thinking and only proves how more of a loser and undeserving of anything you really are.

Not all of us excel at everything so always aim to be a better version of who you are now and refrain from comparing yourself from others too much. We all have innate talents we and others can be proud of. Just work hard and be happy ❤

FEB Day 15 : The movie you tell your friends to see.


Ok I’m stuck! As much as I love watching movies, there isn’t a particular “movie” that I feel the need to tell my friends to see, because honestly we all happen to like the same type of movies and they almost always watch them before I even did.

Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, White Chicks (if you’re looking for comedy), Star Wars Trilogy (I’m talking about IV, V, VI), Pirates of the Carribean etc – all these I would recommend to everyone.

However, If you’re going to ask me what movies that are “currently showing” in the cinemas that I would like my friends to watch (even if some of them already did) then I can name a few.

Return of Xander Cage xXx

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Welcoming back Xander Cage! Donnie Yen’s fight scene kicks ass!

Resident Evil (Final Chapter) 

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Giving me palpitations since 2002. 

John Wick 2

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Haven’t watched this yet actually, but I’m going to. 😀

Friends, please watch all these movies. Not only are they action-packed and have very cool fight scenes, all three have the very gorgeous Ruby Rose as well. And yes I’m promoting them because of Ruby Rose. Ha! ❤