Thursday, July 31, 2014

Orlando Bloom punched Bieber

Praise to The Lord!

Orlando Bloom has gotten 1000000000 sexier.

There's a video now showing that he had just punched that lame Bieber as they had a little bit of scuffle.

No, there's no blaming of Orlando for sure. In fact, I'm sure he's representing zillions of people to do that.

Prayers had been answered. :D

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Pangkor Day 2

Yup, so the second night was obviously nicer. It was a proper hotel. Now I remember. I believe this was the place I wanted to do my training when I was 19! Previously, it was the Pan Pacific Hotel, and they have changed the name to Pangkor Island Beach Resort now.

Yeah they have animals lurking around the resort. One of them is the peacock.

Breakfast time overlooking the beautiful beach

The reason why it's called the hornbill resaurant as there are hornbills visiting us, the guests.

After breakie, it was time to have a little swim at the beach hehe. How can you not go to the beach when you're there in Pangkor, right? I might as well stay in KL and not go anywhere.

Then, there's the swimming pool. Very cozy looking one they have there.

Finally, it's time to check out. You can't drive into this resort. You can only walk in. The resort isn't small, so ... happy walking. haha.

It was definitely a fabulous stay. I just think that I have really gone at the wrong time when you see no sun nor rain. You see haze, haze and more haze. You breathe it all inside your lungs.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Pangkor Day 1

As embarrassing as it may sound, being a Malaysian, I haven't been to any other islands except for the dirtiest beach ever, Port Dickson and Langkawi. This time, it was kinda impromptu trip, to Pangkor.

It's also probably the worst time to go with the haze around back then in March. It's so bad that I can't remember much about anything else except for the haze.

We stayed there 2 nights and this was the second night. It looks amazing. First night, I don't have to waste time taking the photo haha

Of course, activities at the beach. Banana boat! It has been years I played that.

First time on a hammock! hehe.

Hoping that we can go again. Not to Pangkor again, maybe some other places with the same people. It was amazing.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Random Sunday

Last weekend,I was pretty much occupied with plans. I didn't really have much time to laze around on my bed starring at the ceiling and do practically nothing. That's one of my favorite past time. I know it sounds so unproductive. Who says sleeping is not productive. If you look at a different perspective, sleeping is productive and it is beneficial for your well-being too. Lack of sleep is hazardous. The effect of it is really huge, and it gets even more as you age or in better terms, grow older.

Yeah, I was doing my nails on Saturday, and Sunday was the time we went to Publika to do free show again. The main event was belly dance but we lost ourselves there and ended up doing a song each for 4 groups. haha.

This is the Japanese group. Yeah, Japanese. haha.

In between 2 sessions, we were stoning already. The worst part is not when you are performing. But, it's the waiting part that is very painful and taxing. You get so bored you just don't know what to do. Therefore, we ended up having coffee which was necessary, and the red velvet too. It was in Coffee Societe. The red velvet was nice. Otherwise, all of us would have fallen asleep while waiting for our turn.

After everything ended, we did a pit stop. A pit stop that ended us spending an hour there. How awesome I know that. Yeah, I got this ear ring there. It's still affordable though I am already broke. Since I am so broke, might as well, right.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

The first gel manicure

Finally, I went to his place called BeeQNails Salon. It was recommended by Dede when she went to do her nails few weeks back. I had a hard time choosing which design I wanted. Honestly, this was the first time I did a gel manicure. So, I had to ensure I go for a good one, instead of the ones you find at a mall which you're unsure if they are good. Yeah, all the designs were all so pretty and beautiful. I was in a huge dilemma!

I have done countless manicures over the years. But, this is the first time I did a gel one, and with designs. Totally awesome and loving it.

The color is so radiant. Instead of the normal air dry, there's something called LED. Omg, I feel so countryside.

It takes longer than the normal ones of course. The people are so friendly, so professional and so skillful. You feel so at home. I love the whole ambiance there too. I will definitely be back.

It may not be the normal 35 ringgit manicure, but, for a slightly higher price, it's worth every single extra you fork out. For sure, I guarantee that. The result? Gorgeous! If you have Instagram, just hashtag them and you get a little discount. Nice! Oh did I mention to remove the gel manicure, it's actually complimentary? :D

I have been admiring my own nails since :P

Friday, July 18, 2014

Lombok Day 7 & 8

Omg, did 8 days just passed like that? This is already Day 7&8 and off we went back to KL, back to reality. There's always a post holiday blues each time we are out of the country for holidays. Regardless, but you feel it more if you're out of the country. I know I felt it really badly, til the point I fell really sick and I needed to MC 2 days, and it was then Chinese New Year. What a luck I had.

It's time to go home. Goodbye Gili Trawangan

Yup, the speedboat came to us 15 minutes after we called them

Yeah, there's even Harry Potter here in this hotel haha. We stayed here in Praya and the main reason was because it's located very nearby to the airport.

That's what I bought back home. Everything was so cheap. Hair mask, scrub, toothbrush and etc. We bought all. So, we literally did our shopping inside a mart which is just like the size of a 7 Eleven. haha, how cool is that.

Our last picture while still breathing in the air of Lombok.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Joint Account

I heard the other day over the radio in the morning. Should we have joint accounts?

I got to know someone who wanted to have a joint account. I understand that joint accounts are actually only practical when you are related, officially. Not when you are currently dating. That's the worst ever thing you can do. To have a joint account when you are dating. Regardless if you have been dating for 5 years, or 3 years, or even 1 month, joint account is a big no-no. Breaking up is part of life. haha.

In particular, people frequently say, a figure is just a number. I disagree. If you have been dating 1 month, that is serious. You wouldn't want to be trusting this person, you wouldn't want to be putting all your life and your money with this person just yet until at least you know that person better. Not just blindly be and agree with everything.

You can't just trust anyone. He may be your bf, she may be your gf, but a trust is not something you should be giving 100% in the first month. Even married couples can do the unthinkable, what more if it's just a month of going out. Horrendous idea. Someone who can come up with that idea, are you really out of your mind? Oh Lord.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Lombok Day 6 Part 3

Yup. Day 6 is ending.

This was where we had our awesome dinner. Scallywags Organic Seafood Bar & Grill. It's a great place to chill out with friends and families, enjoy the view while sipping your drink, or with your food too.

I love their motto. No tax, no service charge, no problem! Only Happy Ending! Not to mention the staff there are extremely helpful and funny. haha.

That's the food we had. Really, I can't be sure what meats are those already. I can't remember. Definitely, there's pork, fish and I see french fries.

Jacob potatoes and not sure what's the mains.

What you need to do is actually to pick what you wanna eat. They weigh it, they cook and then serve to you.

Yup, so everything is done, with all our stomachs are fully bloated, it's time for ice cream. There's always room for desserts right. Girls will agree haha.

We had our walks on the island. We needed that after all the food stuff into us. When you travel to these places, it's good and it's wise to limit yourselves on your alcohol consumption in particular hard liquor because if you do not already know, there were a few cases which was fatal when those tourists had shots and hard liquors as it was belief that it was mixed with some methanol. It can be fatal from those few cases and it's hazardous. They were on life support the next day or next few days. So, please, don't be a hero. Limit yourself and you will be thankful.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Being Alone

I'm sure, we all know one person, at least one, to be constantly in a relationship. They jump from one to the other. Before they break up with one person, they are sure that there's a back up plan before breaking it off.

I know that one person. It's actually very sad. It's actually good that she's finally getting married. She does not need anymore back up plan. We have all seen her over the years. No matter how terrible the guy treated her, she knows she has to bear with it because there are no other guys then.

The most she's single is not even a week. That's her. That's how capable she is to get into a relationship or how incapable she is to be independent. It depends how you see it haha. After it was called off, this person can go on and on about getting back to him. It's not because she's really into him, but the fact that there are no other guys back then.

It's always nice spending time alone, without that other person's there and the focus is all on yourselves. It's time to reflect what you want, how you want, what suits you and what does not. This is the best time to learn more about yourself, not so much on others. Logically speaking, before you can accept another person in your life, you must first be sure of yourself. When everything is almost perfect, that is the time you allow a second person into your life. If feeling insecure is always a problem, that is going to continue, with another person. Picking up the pieces, dealing with a break up, that, nobody can ever help you, except yourself.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Lombok Day 6 Part 2

After breakfast, we did not do anything. All I remembered was that I was busy lazing around in the villa.
In the late afternoon, we had a stroll deeper in. Where ko-ko-mo is located is already considered really deep in and people don't usually walk there unless they stay there. We walked even deeper in bare footed to see what's there

The grey stuff started to pile up right above our heads

I did not know I got so much tanner.

Then, before we can reach ko-ko-mo on time, it started raining and we had to sprint our way back as we were not even walking with our slippers. The ground was hot, and it was raining. haha. We stopped, and then, tea time took place.

Right after tea time, we headed for dinner. haha.

Argentina vs Netherlands

Haha so yeah we have all heard it. Those who are into football and those who are not. There's a common topic. The homeground, namely, Brazil, was thrashed 7-1 by Germany.

I was hoping that they do not win. As in Brazil. Who would have thought, not 2, not 3 but SEVEN?! It's unbelievable.

Tonight, will be Argentina and Netherlands. Omg. This will be nerve-wrecking.

Netherlands is me. Please Netherlands, please.

Haha and the Brazil was still there. Yes Netherlands, do it okay.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Lombok Day 6 Part 1

Oh god! How time flies. It was already Day 6. We woke up on a very beautiful morning. It wasn't too hot, it wasn't raining neither. Ah, it was windy too. What can you ask more? Waking up in a perfect villa, with such a great view having breakfast with the best people you can ask for. Damn. Life was just perfect.

That was where we had breakfast. They have the outdoor patio too. :D Absolutely eccentric and sophisticated.

The menu for breakfast looks so scrumptious. It can be dine in or room service. With such an amazing view, why have it in room, right?

There comes the food. This is so exquisite. I have not gotten anything better than this before. This fits in for 2 meals. The food in Ko-ko-mo is managed by a well-known Australian chef. Omg. It was awesome, and so heavenly. Sins aside please.

Then, we soak again. First time for the day. haha. Enjoy the jacuzzi.

Have some relaxation. In and out the pool again. That's a way of life. Utilizing and enjoying as much as we can as chances like this don't happen everytime. This is what I call a real vacation. We are really being spoilt there. hehe.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Being Submissive

Those days, women are expected to be submissive. Then, they are seen as being attractive. But, time has changed. Being submissive in general does not look and appear charming anymore. At least, in general. There are some who will still prefer girls like that. I am not discounting that idea.

Of course, it's preference. We have the media to promote independent girls, we have friends, or at least many more are being self-dependent and not submissive anymore compared to those days.

With all that happening, there are certain expectations. Maybe, it's them overthinking. There are girls who are very submissive, who are very dependent emotionally on others, but they do not want to admit as they want to be accepted, they want to be part of the group, they do not want to be different from the others.

Look, it's okay to be submissive, it's okay to admit you are sensitive and emotional, we all have our times. Even the most positive person will have their down times. But, it's not okay to pretend you are very strong willed, and deep down, you are suffering from validation and acceptance from others. In the end, you are going to suffocate yourself. People are not going to judge you just because you are emotional. We have different kind of people in the world. So yes, we have emotional people in the world too. It's really not wrong to be that. You don't have to lie to others, you don't have to lie to yourself. Just be truthful, be who you are and you will realize that you will be much happier that way.

Regardless of what you are, if people will wanna judge, no matter how perfect you are, people are still going to judge. It's pointless trying to hide your flaws for people as such. 

There's no definite saying that being submissive is good or bad. It's just a matter of perspective. There are people who will appreciate that.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Lombok Day 5 Part 2

This is the part we were looking forward to so badly after a not so nice experience in the main Lombok. The speedboat from Lombok only took us about 20 minutes. Upon reaching, it's a like as if we went to a complete new place altogether. Ahh this is so refreshing and I had a feeling that it was gonna be an amazing vacation here.

The whole island is very small, just 3KM long and 2KM wide. There are no motor vehicles found in the island. You can rent a bike, either daily rate or hourly basis. You don't have to rent, you can just walk. Tourists sometimes opt for cidomo to travel around too. It's the horse-drawn carriage, which I strongly disagree. Poor horses.

We booked at Ko-ko-mo. It's a very cozy and expensive villa. Time for us to sit back and relax, instead of going out and wasting the money on the villa. We have to utilize this, every minute that we can. It means, to live like queens :P We booked through Agoda and they had really good rate then, which means, no cancellation policy and if unsure, you better not book it.

Omg the moment we opened the door, what an enticing place it is. It's far more better than expected. Looks so comfortable, so homely, so awesome and everything was just amazing.

That's our room. I had a very good sleep, until the point I did not even want to get up haha

That's the private pool. Every villa has a pool in it. Us and our welcome drink haha. Damn good. Whenever you wanna soak, please do. Literally, that was what we did. In and out of the pool.

After that, it was the food time!! All kinds of food. It's more towards the Western food there.

You know, how touristy place is famous for its mushrooms? You can get it here haha. Packets of mushies. So if you want, you just have to go get it, and bear the consequences if you have it too much.

Oh after dinner, we went to the most happening place on the island called Tir Na Nog, an irish bar. It's a very open concept whereby there are no doors, just people drinking and dancing the night away and every passerby can see. If you wanna go, go on a Wednesday night as they party til 4AM and apparently that's a local enforcement, only once a week. Music mixed by both international and local DJs. Unfortunately, I fell sick even more after being 1 hour there as I could not inhale anymore smoke. Coughing non stop is no fun.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

The Burden

Friends are generally good for you, and in particular your mental health. At times, it does not, instead it's bad for you, depending on what kind of friends do you have.

It's not the typical bad friends you would think. Parents, teachers, adults, used to tell when you were in your teenage years to always mix with the right crowd, mix with those who stay home and study. How boring right? Indeed. There are only 2 types, those who love to study, and those who lurk around anywhere and then these people tend to do things that is not expected and it becomes every parent's nightmare.

But, this is not typical. The bad one is the one that depend on you too much, not financially, but emotionally. That's the thing about emotional people. When they get too emotional, they are too feely feely. You gotta guess what they are thinking, they depend on you so much that it becomes a burden. Imagine someone that text you all the time, depend on you whenever they wanna go out, and they wanna involve you all the time. Of course, if you have met this friend 20 years ago when you were young, you cannot expect the same 20 years later. Priorities change, directions and paths change, and the person itself would have grown out from that small kid you knew 20 years ago. You no longer see each other everyday, you don't involve them with everything anymore. They have their own friends, they have their priorities, and eventually things will get even less frequent once the settle down. As a good friend, you will need to understand these changes and it's very natural for people to divert their priorities. Unfortunately, this is a fact of life. You like or you don't, you have to accept it. You cannot compare and everyone is different. If you are a sentimental person, the other might not be. You can't blame them.

In a long run, if I were to be caught in this situation, I would think that I will definitely go insane and psychotic. Having life pressure is enough, what more even friends are giving me the burden. This will be very suffocating. Even though, the term best friends, people fall apart. The definition of best friends change when you grow up. Or maybe, does it even exist, I'm not sure.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Lombok Day 5 Part 1

The day has arrived. We were going to leave Senggigi and say hello to Gili Trawangan. We actually asked the guy to arrange for a transport to the jetty and we will then take a ferry over to the island. Who knows, the ferry took off only once that day due to bad weather condition, they are not going to go another time.

Our last breakfast in Bumi Aditya. Our saddest breakfast. I should not be showing, it really looks miserable.

Let's strangle the deer

One thing about Lombok. The juice there is really that thick. It may not have projected in this picture. It doesn't really do justice. But, it's reallyy very fresh and thick, that you can't get it here in KL. It's so thick that you may have difficulty drinking it from the straw. I faced some challenges.

While on the way walking around Senggigi before Elaine arrived at about 2

This is the place we were dropped off to go over to Gili Trawangan. We were scammed by the driver, telling us that it's just 40,000 rupiah. It turns out that it costs 900,000 rupiah for the speedboat. They went 700,000 the lowest. They know we don't have a choice, take it or leave it. Look at the bright side, we can go and leave whenever we want to. So that's fine I guess.