4D3N Bali Trip

Long awaited vacation with the family. Such rare opportunity to travel together. However, we had a addition member, our aunt, who joined us at the very last minute and I had to do all the extra coordinations and payments.

Am not sure if there are other better flight timing that doesn’t cost more, but our flight to Bali is at 520am. That means we have to be at the airport at around 4am or so (with online check-in already done). With 3 hours of sleep, from 11pm to 2am, I am the only person who slept the most. All thanks to my nose for choosing such a good day to be down with a flu.

Day 1 – 23 Dec 2016 (Friday)

img_2750 img_2755 img_2751After taking some photos in the departure hall, we went up to have our super early breakfast. This is when you can’t decide which angle is the best.img_2766 img_2757After breakfast, we boarded our plane and jet off to Bali. I volunteered to change seat with my aunt so that she can sit with my family and I will take the lone seat. combined_day-1-on-the-planeAnd its selfie time before I nap.

Upon reaching Bali, we were being fetched by our tour guide, Waiyan and driver, Kolma. We topped up IDR400,000 for them to drive us around for the day.

Our first stop, we were being brought to a place where balinese embroidered clothes were being manufactured. Of cos, it is a place to bring tourist to spend money in. img_2785 img_2788eOur second stop, a place to buy organic soap and scent-related products.

Our third stop, Pura Batuan, Hindu Temple. All of us had to wear the Sarong around us before entering the Temple. Ladies with menses are not allowed to enter. img_2789 img_2791 img_2796 img_3169eThis is where we wear our Sarong before crossing the road to enter the Temple. img_2799 img_2806Above: Entrance to Temple.

After entering the Temple, Waiyan brought us to different places to take photo and told us some stories along the way. img_2814 img_2816 img_2819 img_3150 img_3153e img_3155e img_3141e img_3140 img_2829 img_2898 img_2906After seeing us do a jump shot. The aunt also wanted to do it and mummy accompanied her. Kinda regreted not bringing a camera along. Photos taken aren’t sharp at all. img_3131e img_3138e img_3135e img_3142e img_2931 img_2932 img_2939 img_2943 img_2944 img_2949 img_3110eIt’s always good hiding behind people to avoid looking fat >.<img_3089eDad caught a photo of me while walking out of the Temple. Totally love this candid photo. It will be perfect if I’m not wearing a cap, carrying a bag and in nicer footwear. Haha!

Weather is simply too hot! We went for coconut drink before going for our lunch. img_2957e img_2962eWaiyan brought us to a I Made Joni, Ubud for Lunch.

Bebek Joni Restaurant
Address: Jl. Raya Goa Gajah, Peliatan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80582, Indonesia
Phone: +62 361 974738
Opening Hours: Everyday 9am – 9pmcombined_day-1-lunch img_2983eimg_3090eI think that was the best meal for the trip.

Our tour continued after lunch. We told Waiyan that we are not interested in wood carvings, stone carvings or branded products. So, she brought us to Coffee Garden. I have always been interested to try 100% luwat coffee (also known as the cat shit coffee).

Teba Sari Bali Agrotourism
Address: Br. Kelingkung, Lodtunduh, Lodtunduh, Gianyar, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Phone: +62 812-3687-466
img_2990e img_3048 img_3049 img_3092e img_3087e img_3080e img_3094eI tried a cup of luwat coffee at IDR50,000. And truthfully speaking, I am not a fan of black coffee and so, I really don’t appreciate the taste of luwat coffee. However, I still bought 2 packets. It is really expensive! IDR340,000 for 50g.

After visiting the coffee garden, everyone is so tired that we just wanted to go back to the hotel. That is how we missed visiting the water falls 😦 img_3073eSis & I were the only people in the car (excluding the driver & tour guide) who didn’t nap during our journey back to hotel.

For the next 3 nights, we stayed in Kuta Lagoon Resort & Pool Villa.

The parents didn’t want to explore outside, and so we had our dinner at the cafe in the resort. Then, we went out to buy mineral water before ending our night early. img_3071Good Bye to comfortable leg-room seat at the front. Aunt was complaining about cramped seats at the back and so we swopped. The moment she sat in front, there is no means of switching or rotating seats during the trip.

Day 2 – 24 December 2016 (Saturday)

It’s Papa’s Birthday! And it is our first time celebrating in foreign land. We woke up at 650am for breakfast at 730am. Waiyan came for us at 9am for our ATV Experience. It is a last minute arrangement cos’ papa wanted to try it. We took up the full package with Badung Adventure Bali – IDR750,000 for 2hours with lunch. The 2 hours consists an hour on the road and another hour in swamps. img_3551 img_3565At home ground, we get to do a 2 rounds trial. img_3541 img_3621ATV at their trial bed before heading out to the road. img_3530 img_3603 img_3556 img_3619 img_3568 img_3584 img_3602No chance to QC photos. Mostly are pretty badly taken. Well, I really can’t complain. *ANGRY* We have more photos taken of me than my dad & siblings. Nice & Unglam ones. img_3581 img_3574 img_3569 img_3566 img_3559 img_3540 img_3538 img_3536 img_3534 img_3523 img_3514 img_3508 img_3501 img_3498 img_3495 img_3489Waiyan prepared a surprised cake for Papa.img_3224e combined_day-2-dads-birthday-cake img_3479eAnd after cropping out other people, here’s family of 5: img_3615eAfter lunch, we went to Pura Taman Ayun; a Balinese Temple.

Pura Taman Ayun
Address: Jalan Ayodya, Mengwi, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80351, Indonesia  img_3229e img_3232e img_3234e img_3463e img_3462eAnd to see pagodas inside the temple:img_3236e img_3235e img_3238e img_3241e img_3413 img_3428e img_3435e img_3453e img_3434eAnd last photo with the guardian before exiting the temple:img_3247e img_3420e img_3427e img_3424eNext, we travelled to Tanah Lot. From Wikipedia: Tanah Lot is a rock formation off the Indonesian island of Bali. It is home to the pilgrimage temple Pura Tanah Lot, a popular tourist and cultural icon for photography.

Tanah Lot
Address: Bali 82171, Indonesia
Phone: +62 361 880361img_3416e img_3408eHere we are at Tanah Lot. The wind is super strong and I’m glad I brought a cap along. No need to bother much about my hair during photo taking. LOL ^_^ First, some scenaries.img_3267e img_3310e img_3308eThe waves are super huge and with many folds. We stood at the shore taking photos of the waves and the rocks. combined_day-2-paparazi-feelTada! Candid taken by Papa. Paparazi feel isn’t it?? Heex ^_^ Group photos taken at the shore before we move to higher level.img_3400e img_3409eWoosh! Luckily we took photos before the tide becomes higher. img_3390e img_3354e img_3355e img_3347e img_3345e img_3344e img_3341e img_3343e img_3339eMy aunt observed how I “pose” for photos and requested to have a similar one of her taken. Haha! This was the situation throughout the trip. Whereever spot I took photo at, she will want to have one of her taken there.

Group photos taken at a few strategic locations.img_3348e img_3325e img_3324e img_3328e img_3307eAnd more of sis & I…img_3320e img_3316eAnd when I see a long bench…img_3321e img_3314eOne last photo before we leave tanah lot for dinner. The aunt requested for chinese food for dinner and I did a quick search on google map and located this chinese restaurant which is quite near to our resort (17 minutes walk – if we don’t have any transport).

The Garoupa Seafood and Dine Restaurant
Address: Jl. Raya Kuta 21 B C D E, Br. Abian Base, 80361, Kuta, Kuta – Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Phone: +62 361 764925
Opening Hours: Everyday 11am – 11pmimg_3303We were there before 6pm for dinner. So early such that there is no other customer in the restaurant. All servers simply just stood around our table looking at us having our dinner. Food were served really fast but not that fantastic. Sweet & Sour Chicken, Vegetables and Egg Tofu were ok. Soup and Crab are not nice. Crab was served with crispy bread. I find the chili gravy not hot enough. The spices used are different. Prefered the Singapore Style. img_3305Waiyan & Kolma joined us for Dinner and sent us back to our Resort. Since it is early, we decided to take a short rest before heading out to take a walk down the neighbourhood.

Our butts landed at Street Food Festival (A pub, cafe, restuarant) for some Satays & couple of drinks.

Street Food Festival (Bali)
Address: Jl. Legian, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Opening Hours: Mon to Thurs (4pm – 11pm) | Sat (5pm – 2am) | Sun (5pm – 12Mid)
img_3371e img_3492eThe mummies had orange juice. Bro & Sis shared a Cider. I had Margarita (The one I had in Bintan is so much nicer). Papa had 2 bottles of Bintang Beer (of which, I drank half a bottle of his). And the bags right beside my butt were some tidbits, maggie mees (all for the bf), coffee sachets, toothbrushes and sanitary pads. Haha!

Day 3 – 25 December 2016 (Sunday)

It is Christmas Day! img_3642eThe buffet breakfast spread today is slightly better 🙂 img_3648eThere is no activities in the morning. We then took the resort shuttle at 10am that bring us to Kuta Beachwalk Mall; it is a shopping mall at the Kuta Beach area. Since it is still early, we went to Starbucks for some coffee & cake. img_3635eI tried the iced version of matcha espresso fushion and didn’t quite like it. After coffee, we walk round the mall before making our way to Matahari Kuta Square (our meeting point with Waiyan). They did some shopping at the departmental store before we had our lunch at A&W.

Waiyan came at 2pm to fetch us for our tour to Uluwatu.

Our first destination: GWK Cultural Park.

Garuda Wisnu Kencana (QWK) Cultural Park
Address: Jl. Raya Uluwatu, Ungasan, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80364, Indonesia
Opening Hours: Everyday 8am – 10pm

Taken at the Entrance before we had to put on a Sarong.img_3681e img_3661eSarong time…img_3904e img_3901 img_3821e combined_day-3-gwk img_3809e img_3813e img_3815eNo more Sarong….img_3871e img_3873e img_3878e img_3893eAfter GWK, we made our way to Uluwatu Temple. From wikipedia: Uluwatu Temple is a Balinese sea temple in Uluwatu. The temple is regarded as one of the sad kahyangan and is dedicated to Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa in his manifestation as Rudra.

Uluwatu Temple
Address: Pecatu, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesiaimg_3798eA photo at the entrance before climbing the flight of stairs.img_3870e img_3838e img_3836e img_3779eWe did jump shot and aunt also wanted one. So there am I, jumping with her. img_3892e img_3894e img_3784e img_3786eAnd some photos with the curly tree. Then it is some scenaries below.img_3669e img_3906e img_3670e img_3776eAnd with our faces…img_3768e img_3794e img_3797e img_3874e img_3888eThen we walked towards the “auditorium” for the Kecak Dance. We arrived an hour early to secure seat. img_3708e img_3731eSorry, but I am not able to appreciate the dance. 80% of my attention is on the sunset. img_3684e img_3725e img_3762eJust before it went into the sea.

Waiyan requested for us to leave the “auditorium” 10 minutes before the Kecak Dance end for us to avoid long vehicular queue exiting the uluwatu temple. Although it took us really fast to hopped on the van, but it took us 2 hours travel out of uluwatu and back to kuta area. 2 hours journey for a usual 30mins ride.

We had dinner at Sungei Seafood, a place recommended by Waiyan for Chinese Food.

Sungei Seafood Restaurant
Address: Jl. Tuban No.333X, Tuban, Kuta, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Phone: +62 361 765039
Opening Hours: Everyday 10.30am – 1.30amimg_3916eOnly Vegetables & Egg Omelette is nice. Oh…and because of my aunt’s religion, we can’t have seafood. The seafood that requires them to fish out seafood alive before cooking. We can’t have that. Yeah…

We reached the restaurant at 9pm and everyone was complaining about being hungry during our 2 hours traffic jam. But, somehow, upon reaching the restaurant, the priority becomes connecting mobiles to free wifi. Food ordering become so insignificant that it pisses me off totally. I was really mad just short of screaming at them in the restaurant.

Day 4 – 26 December 2016 (Monday)

It’s the day we are travelling back to Singapore. It is too short a vacation but too long a suffering (to a certain extent in a certain aspect). img_3925e img_3939e img_3929We didn’t have opportunities to buy local food products. I bought some at the airport and filled up my cabin luggage. I carried none by hand. That is how little I bought.

After having some drinks and snacks at a cafe in the departure hall, it is time to finally jet back to Singapore.img_3933eThat marks the end of my 4D3N Bali Trip with my loveables.img_3945e img_3993e


Moonlight by Ariana Grande

I fell in love with the song “Moonlight” by Ariana Grande. So here, sharing the youtube video and the lyrics.

The sun is setting and you’re right here by my side
And the movie is playing, but we won’t be watching tonight
Every look, every touch makes me wanna give you my heart
I’d be crushin’ on you, baby
Stay the way you are

‘Cause I never knew, I never knew
You could have moonlight in your hands
‘Til the night I held you
In the moonlight

I kiss his fingertips
As I’m wishing he’s all mine
He’s giving me Elvis
With some James Dean in his eyes
Puts his lips on my neck
Makes me want to give him my body
I’d be fallin’ for you, baby
And I just can’t stop

‘Cause I never knew, I never knew
You could have moonlight in your hands
‘Til the night I held you
You are my moonlight
Baby I’d be fallin’
You’re my moonlight

He’s so bossy
He makes me dance
Tryna sit on the back of his whip
And just cancel my plans
Sweet like candy
But he’s such a man
He knows just what it does
When he’s holding me tight
And he calls me “Moonlight” too

1st intimate date. Being in love. Crushing on a person.
Under the moonlight.

A Song. It’s Lyrics. 

I was asked to listen to the song 《演员》by 薛之谦 the other day by an anonymous person. I supposed the person knew very well I am someone who read lyrics. 

I am not good at expressing myself so I chose to do it through using of song lyrics beautifully written by professionals. 

I chose songs to sing according to what I want to express (sometimes). I think a lot when people send songs to me. I think a lot when people sing songs to me. I think a lot when people tell me that a certain song reminded them of me. I think a lot when they say this song is mine. 

Hahahaha ^_^

Lyrics can be romantic, really romantic. 

Birthday – Date with 大哥

大哥 said he had to give me a treat cos’ we ended up splitting the bills the other night we met up with everyone else. So, I agreed to take up his treat since it is December, it is my month of celebration, and I am open to accepting any appointments if it fits my schedule. Haha!

This time round, 大哥 said 6pm is ok, though the other day he said 6pm might be a little too rush. Cannot make the birthday girl wait, so everyone seems very worried! Haha! So, I made it on time and 大哥 made it slightly earlier. Can tell that he really did rush down. Cos’ the moment I reached, he asked for a tissue paper to wipe his head/face. Opps!

We went to Novena for Korean BBQ. The moment we stepped in, we said OMG! We are going to smell like BBQ on our way home. Many rounds of meat, we had, before tackling the prawns.

Ahhh…大哥 took quite nice photos of me. Tada! Minus the fact that my pullover is messy but I quite like these 2 photos. img_2678Staring at the meat to make sure nobody takes them away from me! Haha!

大哥 asked if I want prawns. I said I want but my only condition is that I don’t have to peel them. And…img_2657大哥 had to then peel it for me. But I am very very surprised that he can peel the prawns with fork and spoon so easily. Very easily. So I kept staring at the fork and the spoon. I don’t think I can do it that swiftly as how he did it.

Other photos taken while on our way back to the west. 大哥, another user of BeautyCam! That explained my flawless fair skin. LOL!img_2668 img_2663 img_2670Thanks for the dinner treat!

Birthday – Date with W Hotel

Dad won a lucky draw: A 2D1N stay at W Hotel, Sentosa Cove with Breakfast for 2 at The Kitchen Table. I have the honour to use the hotel voucher. Initially wanted to have it on my actual birthday date, but there is no vacancy or maybe I am not allowed to book on a friday. I had no choice but to use it on a Sunday.

Unfortunately, W Hotel only had shuttle bus services during weekdays, and we had to cab in on weekends. Feeling excited much, I checked-in with WL shortly after 3pm. img_2648Did you see that super size hotel voucher?! img_2560We are entitled to a 2D1N stay in their Spectacular Room. The size of the room is almost half the size of a 4-Room BTO Flat. The moment I walked through the door, the mega size toilet caught my attention. Like a kid in the playground, I climbed through the sliding door dividing the bath tub and the bedroom area.

We settled down, and put our bags to a side. Then we started our long hours of heart-to-heart-talk. We finally had some quality time spent talking about us. Yes, like finally, after 2 years. We were both very calm, there isn’t much expression or reaction, which I am not sure whether is it good or bad? Like how much have we absorbed? And how much have we yet again, avoided & ignored?

We agreed to try for coming months. So let’s just hope that the coming months would be much different. Then, we will talk again when we had to. img_2645 img_2574 img_2581 img_2562 img_2603 img_2601img_2555 img_2569 img_2596We were prepared to head out to take photos along the quayside isle but it started to rain very heavily. Stuck in the room, I eat chips, drink moscato and watch movies on TV while waiting for the girls to come pay me a visit! img_2647 img_2650Thank You Tai Ma, Dear Girl & Chloe for spicing up the night ^_^

Birthday – Date with Loveables

Loveables; the label I have given to my family. A birthday, I planned for myself. We had a good dinner at Canton Paradise and paid by yours truly. Doing it differently, to thank the parents for what am I today. img_2500 img_2501After Dinner, we walked around a little before going for our karaoke session at teo heng, star vista.

We sang happily for 2 hours before making our way home to cut the cake specially made by bro’s girlfriend, nicole, for me. img_2507 img_2533

Birthday – Date with BF

Dear Girl drove me to Science Centre to meet the bf after our brunch. Unfortunately, my platform shoes broke apart the moment I got off her car. I tried my luck asking her to come back and to drive me to the nearby mall. She came back for me ^_^

BF walked me to Charles & Keith to get my new flats before making our way back to Science Centre for the Avengers Station Exhibition. I’m not a fan of Avengers, in general. But, I am in love with Iron Man. Every girl has a hero in her heart, and Iron Man, is that hero in my heart. That also got to do with Robert Downey Jr playing the role with much charisma. (And guess what, I like Loki instead of Thor! – Because of Tom Hiddleston.)img_2272After entering the exhibition hall, we can connect to their free wifi, download the mobile app for the whole journey. There are lessons to go through and quiz to do. At the end of the day, you will can print your certificate. *Note: Printing of the certificate is not free of charge. So, you may probably skipped downloding the mobile app and enjoy the exhibits. combined_xqhulk combined_wlhulkWe had some pictures with hulk’s palm. I basically scanned through all other member of avengers and looking forward to entering the hall of Iron Man! img_2311e img_2313e img_2317e img_2391My hero is in the cabinet >.< img_2443 img_2444 img_2440 img_2442And some photos of us together: img_2446 img_2445I was instagramming while waiting for WL to try out flying simulation, which looks as if he is doing tai-chi. I wonder if the long queue is worth waiting for?!

After Science Centre, we walked to Jurong East. Had a slice of Lady M, Original Milicrepe Cake before Dinner at Brotzeit. img_2450 img_2447We ordered the platter which is sufficient for 2-4 person and the both of us finished the entire platter. Overdosed of meat for the day.

I got flowers! Erm…not sure what flower is that, but yea, some pink flowers. And also another expensive bag from the man.