Shawarma Gourmet

JP and I had just come from a meeting at Escario’s Cafe Talk and were heading off to find food when we took a left at Escario Central. We saw a couple of restaurants and ended up going into Shawarma Gourmet.

I’ve often been drawn to Middle Eastern cuisine because of the colours and the scents, which Shawarma Gourmet was no exception to. The interiors were both cozy and vibrant, plus the seating was comfortable to the buns.

We decided to each get a wrap. He went with the beef shawarma combo meal, complete with drinks and spiced fries. I went vegetarian and got a falafel wrap.

I also got Lebanese coffee to go with my order. It came with a date

Hahaha get it? I was there with my date, and the coffee came with a date. Hahahaha just me? Ayt…

Great customer service by the way. We expressed our need for guidance at the start just to see which ones were the best options and the server that came to us was very helpful and friendly.

The food was delicious and they also smelled divine. The falafel wrap I bit into had great texture, the fries with spices was perfection, and the coffee was liquid gold.

Verdict: Warm place. Loved the food. Would definitely come back for more.

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Getting Active

It’s depressing to remain indoors when the day out is gorgeous. Just like today. But sometimes, it can’t be helped. There are other priorities to deal with urgently and once that’s set aside, then maybe there’s enough time to get out there and be active for the day.

Anyhow, I’ve come to realise recently that what I want out of life is to be able to do all the things that I’ve dreamed of doing — being adventurous and productive. This means getting more involved in physically tasking activities, aside from just the typical yoga I do. I recently got into rock climbing and it has been a great thrill for me. I was able to overcome my fear of heights through it, while also feeling a sense of accomplishment as I reached the very top of the wall. And I have one of my close friends to thank for this wonderful experience. Now I know that I want more of these sorts of experiences, and moving back to the Philippines just might be my ticket into an intensely active lifestyle. Zumba, rock climbing, jujitsu, scuba diving, cross-country cycling, horseback riding, CrossFit, water skiing, parkour, Capoeira, etc. Maybe even joining a marathon or triathlon for at least once in my life. This may all sound too ambitious, but heck, I’m going to give it all a go.

While I’m doing all that, I’ll definitely still continue with writing. It’s really something I cannot live without, writing, and I’d be miserable without the ability to express myself through it.

I’d also want to continue learning – an instrument, a new language (Portuguese, Tagalog, Spanish), and anything else.

No time to be idle really. That’s my new goal. I really cannot allow laziness and procrastination to enter now.

With this new game plan being initiated by myself in my life, I’m bound to meet like-minded individuals who I’d get along with, making my life feel more fulfilled and less tedious and trapped — new people! No sitting around being lazy any more.

Action!