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Monday, December 29, 2008

For the benefit of some people who do not enjoy reading chinese, I shall blog in english this time as it will be a long post again. (Due to the fact that I had been too busy/lazy to blog for quite long =p)

Firstly, I shall talk about my Mayday 新歌飙唱会 concert ticket!! I GOT IT!! I'm going to the concert on this coming Sunday! Haha!! Excited!! Here's the proof that I got the ticket!! =)I'm so happy!



Next, shall talk about my christmas celebrations. This year is especially busy for me as almost all my groups of friends had gathering for christmas. The 1st one was lunch at Joanne's house on Christmas Eve! It was a short event and it's just the few of us but it's really nice catching up with each other! Joanne's cooking is superb and we all enjoyed her HK style pork chop spaghetti.

Here's Joanne's D.I.Y Menu of the day made from used soya bean glass bottle.Isn't it nice? Check out her D.I.Y handmade stuffs' tutorials at www.berubetto.blogspot.com!!


Joanne's HK style Pork Chop Spaghetti!! Super tasty! =)


The desert of the day: Vanilla Ice-Cream with Short Bread Crumbs.


Peiyun, Kolay, Me & Joanne!!


The 2nd Christmas gathering was at Kaixin's house on Christmas day afternoon. It was potluck so I cooked some chicken wings (with the help of jinhai's mum as I don't have enough time that day)! Haven't seen them for really long time so it's good to see them and do some chatting. However, it's a pity that peirong, zhiqi, chee wee and huilee did not turn up for the gathering. Or else, I guess it will be even more fun! Well, never mind. There's always another time. =)

My Chicken Wings!! =)


All of us having steamboat!



Then, finally my 3rd Christmas gathering with my NIE friends at Kangli's house on Christmas day night. It was potluck too so special thanks to my mum who cooked the fried bee hoon and Steven the delivery man! =p We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly with the games (Taboo & Pictionary) planned by Dixie the game master. I helped her with the planning too! =) As usual, our gathering is full of laughter all thanks to Steven and Fu Shan. Haha! It was really fun and a perfect ending to Christmas!



Then, got to blog about my Johor trip with my BP gang! (We are not some traid members ok! BP stands for Bukit Panjang Govt. High Sch.) It was a 3 days 2 nights trip and we enjoyed ourselves. Although there's nothing much to buy for me as I didn't like the malaysian fashion style, I still think this trip to johor is loads of fun as it's great bonding time for us! It has been a long time since we hang out together like this and we had never been on a overseas trip together before although we had been friends for 8 years! It's really too bad that it wasn't full attendence due to the absence of Yixian & Wee Meng. =( I want KL trip next year! Heex.

Day 1

1st stop: City Square. City Square is now linked to the Johor customs. I think that it's much more safe now as we don't have to walk on the roads to get to City Square now. (Lesser chances for us to get robbed.)However, of course! It's always better to be safe than sorry! =)

Nice place to shop at! I liked the shoes at Vincci as they are cheap and nice! The skincare products at The Skinfood is also much more cheaper than it is in Singapore! The Aloe BB Cream costs S$38 in Singapore and costs only RM $54.90 (about $22sth) in Malaysia! Bodyshop also costs a bit cheaper than it is in Singapore for certain products. I think I might just grab a passport and go over for shopping if I get the chance!

2nd stop: Jusco. Really big shopping centre! It's sort of more "high class" with brands like topshop, mango, Espirit etc. Some of the clothes there are nice though I didn't buy any. Haha! A little bit expensive you see. The only thing I bought there are Topshop tank tops. (Same promotion as Singapore, buy 2 get 20% but is slightly cheaper than Singapore due to currency rate.)

We had dinner over there at Nandos. It was voted the best halal restaurant in Malaysia. Nice restaurant similar to Kenny Rogers but we all think that the food at Nandos is even more yummy! =) And I love the black chicken! Haha! He/She is just so cute and AA (attracting attention)! LOL! The chicken actually posed for me to take photos of him/her!




After our dinner, we went for more shopping! Then, we went to Tsuen Yung's house to put our lugguage down, do some washing up and spent some time looking at our very XXXX prom night photos. Haha!! We went for supper at a prata shop near Tsuen Yung's house and Tsuen Yung bought Ip Man's DVD outside the 7-11 for us to watch at his house. LOL! Tsuen Yung told me it's I-P Man. I nearly laughed my head off! It's 叶问ok!! LOLLOLLOLLOL! The day ended just like that after watching I-P Man. The guys slept at the guest's room downstairs while Janice and I slept in Tsuen Yung's sister's bedroom. =)

Day 2

1st stop: Tsuen Yung took us to the nearby park in his estate for morning exercise. I felt so safe in the park as only people living in the estate have access to the park. Haha! The park is on the hills and even have monkeys in the park! Nice view at the pavilion in the park too.

2nd stop: Here comes my all-time favourite past time. K- lunch at Plaza Pelangi's Red Box. I was amazed that the K-lunch menu at Red Box included food items like Meat ball spaghetti, herbal chicken soup and sambal dory fish. OMG! K-Box please learn from your twin brother in Malaysia! I had the herbal chicken soup and it's really nice!


The songs at Red Box is new enough and I was surprised by the superb sound system! (Another thing K-box should learn from his twin brother.)As usual, it was my concert again! It was until the last 1 hour that the guys decided they should sing. Haha! We had a medley of English oldies and it's fun to see my usually "reserved" friends dancing to the beat of Dancing Queen. LOL!! The atmosphere was really good! Tsuen Yung should upload the video clip to Youtube!! Hahahaha! I love KTV!




We sang from 11:30am to 3pm (the Red Box people are nice enough to give us more time) and went shopping after that. I bought a nice blue and red checkered bag while Janice bought a nice beige dress for herself. Ah Bong & KT also bought T-shirts for themselves. Quite a nice place to shop at!

3rd Stop: Holiday Plaza. Haha! Tsuen Yung said it's piracy heaven. I thought it's ok lah but I didn't really like the shops over there. However, the guys T-shirts are nice over there so I bought one for Jinhai.

4th Stop: Seafood by the seaside for dinner. I don't know where this place is but it's famous for seafood! Tsuen Yung's parents were worried that he couldn't find his way so they went with us too. The salted egg crabs is so delicous! *drools* And it's really cheap too! Only RM$35 per kg! Half price of Singapore! Heex!! We had deep fried baby squids, salted egg crabs, thai sauce chicken, vegetables, furong egg and fried bee hoon and it's only RM$124 for 8 people!! We gave Tsuen Yung and his parents a treat as they put us up for 2 nights and we were a bit pai seh to let them pay. =)





Day 3 (Our last day)

Took pictures in Tsuen Yung's house before we left his place.




1st stop: Kueh Zup for breakfast. Nice kueh zup over there! Everyone had 2 bowls! Hahaha!! Yummy!!




2nd Stop: Plaza Angsana. Nothing much to shop there except there's quite a few shoe shops. But I didn't manage to buy the slippers I liked so much as there no more size 5!! Sadz! We wanted to bowl over there but no more slots for us! So we went to Dunkin Donuts for pretty and nice donuts while we wait for Tsuen Yung to fetch his gf from the airport! Heex.


3rd Stop: City Square again. Went to City Square again for more shopping before we went back to Singapore. Finally bought a red and black checkered jacket! Haha! I suddenly realised I like checkered stuffs alot nowadays. And bought another cute T-shirt for Jinhai. We had our very late lunch cum early dinner at a Japanese restaurant there before we head for the customs.




In conclusion, my christmas celebration and johor trip are all a success! Have a great time meeting up with my different groups of friends! So happy and blissful! =) Sorry for the extra long post again! Heex! Lots of stuffs to record down you see! =p I promise I will write shorter post next time. heex.
Thursday, December 11, 2008

从峇里岛回来好几天了,到现在才有时间写blog!真的很喜欢峇里岛!虽然旅费贵了点,但是我觉得很值得!和男友一家人玩得超开心!(由于是旅游回忆,我将会写得较为仔细,因此篇幅将是史上最长,若有造成不便,敬请原谅。哈哈!) 

第一天 6/12/08

一下飞机,就看到别墅的司机拿着写着我名字的牌子等着我们。非常有礼貌又精通英文的司机,让我一下飞机就对峇里岛充满好印象,有一种宾至如归的感觉。到了别墅,虽然觉得没有我想象中大,不过很整洁,环境也挺优美的,有客厅、厨房、游泳池和一个小小的花园。进了房间,发现厕所竟然是开放式的!lol..有点不习惯,有点感觉是在野外冲凉上厕所一样(里面还有种植物)!哈哈!




休息了一阵子,我们便出发到kuta购物区,由于有一点远,所以就分成两辆德士。怎么知道,竟然就因为这样失散了!德士司机完全听不懂英文,虽然Mary(锦海哥哥的女友)会说马来语,和司机说好要将我们放在同一个地方,但是不知是沟通不良还是因为讨价还价的关系,载我们的那个猪头司机把我们随便放在kuta的某个地方就走了!haiz..真是遇人不淑啊!最后,我们只好又折返回到别墅去,午餐也没吃,购物商场连进也没进去,!超讨厌峇里岛的德士司机!我发誓也不在峇里岛的街上自己拦德士了!

虽然下午的经历令我们捏了一把冷汗,不过还是丝毫不减我们游玩的兴致的。我们傍晚时,向别墅租了半天的车子,到了balinese cultural village参观,uluwatu temple看日落和jimbaran bay吃海鲜。真的很好玩!Balinese cultural village真是让我大开眼界!里面的平板山和雕像都很雄伟哦!




去过了Balinese Cultural Village,下一站是Uluwatu Temple!这是一件位于悬崖旁的庙宇。由于周围的自然景象超漂亮,位置又比较高,所以是看日落的绝佳地方!不过,那里有很多野生猴子,有一点可怕!LOL!




过后,我们便到Jimbaran Bay吃烧烤海鲜!虽然被他们“砍菜头”,不过气氛不错(在海边烛光下用餐),海鲜也蛮好吃的,所以也就算了吧!那里的日落也很美哦!




Day 2 07/12/08

第二天一早,我们就租车到Ubud去。

第一站: 去了Sukawati Art Market,那里的画和手工艺品都很漂亮,而且比起其它地方(如:Ubud Market或Kuta的店家)便宜了一大半!锦海买了一幅画要送给客户(经过杀价,才新币$11.30!),而我则买了三双拖鞋(一双不过$1.30)。超级便宜!!

第二站:到了Ubud最有名的旅游胜地Monkey Forest。那里有很多不同的庙宇,最为著名的,是里头住着上千只猴子!那些猴子有些顽皮,所以司机特地嘱咐我们把项链、耳环、帽子、太阳眼镜等除掉,以免东西被猴子抢走。哈哈!那里的建筑物挺有特色的,看着猴子大摇大摆地在猴林里自由走动是一种全新的体验,值得一去哦!

这是我最喜欢的“龙桥”。很美却有一点阴森。


以下的猴子很可爱!它好像是想喝水却不知道该怎么喝,那种模样好好笑哦!




第三站:到Ubud最出名的Babi Guling店吃午餐。烧猪饭没有我想象中的美味!=( 不过还是一种新的尝试!整体来说,味道还好,烧猪皮很脆也很香,但是很难咬断!




第四站:到烧猪饭店对面的Ubud皇宫走了一圈。


第五站:到Ubud Market shopping去!买了超多东西!超喜欢那件紫色的Batik裙子!以下是我的战利品。部分是在Surf Factory Outlet购买的,峇里岛有很多surf brands的factory outlets. Ripcurl, Billabong, Roxy等surf brands在factory outlets买超级便宜哦!一件Roxy的裙子不过新币十五块,Billabong的包包才新币二十多块(原价要$59.90 leh!),Ripcurl的帽子也大概新币10多块而已。物超所值!


第六站:出发到一个可以观看活火山Mount Kintamani风景的地方(我也不知道是哪里,哈哈!)。途中还看到一大片的梯田!本来想下车拍照的,不过天公不作美,下起了绵绵细雨,所以只能在车里欣赏梯田的美景了!幸好,到了目的地,雨竟然奇迹般停了!哈哈!风景真的很美哦!不过那里附近的商家超级缠人,我们也在半推半就之下买了他们的商品(一些T-Shirts和铅笔),不过价钱倒是很便宜。




第七站:也是第二天的最后一站,到Denpasar的夜市吃晚餐兼逛街。说真的,到了那里我有点吓到!哈哈!整个夜市竟然只有我们这几个旅客!我们走到哪里都会有本地人向我们行注目礼,尤其是我们开口说华语的时候!LOL!!算是一种不同的经验吧!吃了Mee Goreng, Nasi Ayam, Nasi Babi等等,味道没有我想象中的糟,甚至可说是挺可口的,火候掌握得很好!不过,西瓜汁的味道有点像是融化掉的Iced Kachang,甜到受不了!(好像是加了椰糖和炼乳的关系。)


Day 3 08/12/08

在峇里岛的最后一天,我们参加了Bali Hai的Lembogan Islands Reef Cruise.Bali Hai的司机早上7:30am就到我们别墅载我们到Benoa Harbour。上了船,才发现原来还得坐一小时的船到Pantoon玩浮潜、香蕉船、水上滑梯等娱乐设施,船本身并不设有任何设施。不过,他们的服务不错,所有服务员会说流利的英语,甚至有一位精通各国语言(竟然会说英语、华语、日语、广东话等!)的服务员!船上还有提供茶点让我们享用哦!

无聊的时候能做什么呢?当然是拼命照相咯!




到了pantoon,我们便换上泳装,下海浮潜去!虽然我不会游泳,还有点怕水,但是在锦海和Mary(男友哥哥的女友)的带领和指导下,我还是顺利地完成了生平第一次浮潜。海底下的世界真的很奇妙,看着小鱼就这样在我身边游来游去,我紧绷的心情一下子放松下来。哈哈!完成浮潜后,真的很有成就感leh!!LOL!!不过,锦海说Bali的海底世界比起Redang(热浪岛)可说是望尘莫及呢!我下次一定要到Redang亲眼看看!


浮潜完毕后,我们便开始玩水上香蕉船!感觉很刺激!和去年在韩国玩的雪上香蕉船完全不同哦!接着,便到Pantoon底层的Seaview Chamber。里头有好几个小窗口,可以从小窗口中轻轻松松地窥探海底世界。有点像圣陶沙的海底世界,却又真实许多(当然鱼的种类也不多,规模也没有那么大)。


换掉泳装后,我们便回到船上吃午餐。午餐是International Buffet,虽然大家都说很可口,但是容易晕船的我实在是无福消受,吃饭的时候根本是食不知味!=( 然后,我们便参加了一小时的Lembogan Islands Village Tour.坐了大概5到10分钟的小船,我们便到了目的地。导游带我们到一个老妇人的家看她手织Sarong。老妇人一天会花4小时在一条sarong上,而一条手织Sarong竟然需要10天来完成!真是太辛苦了!


过后,我们到Seaweed Farm参观。原来,海藻是许多美容/化妆品的原料哦!


然后,我们便乘小船回到船上准备离开了。不过,在等船和乘船的当儿,我们仍然不放过任何拍照的机会!哈哈!




回到villa,稍微梳洗后,我们便出发到Body works做spa。我们做的spa叫做Mandi Lulur。据说是以前印尼的公主在出嫁前做的spa哦!公主出嫁的前40天,要每天都做这种Mandi Lulur的spa!好幸福哦!我也想每天都做!超美妙的滋味!首先,按摩师为我做一小时的Balinese Massage(房间里还播放轻音乐帮助放松哦!)。然后,为我全身涂上一层不知道叫什么的磨砂膏(有点像Marvel Gel,但比较香,颜色也不一样。)磨掉一大堆死皮后,就在我全身涂上香香的yoghurt。(我还问她能不能吃呢!哈哈!)简单的冲澡后,再让我泡10分钟香香的花瓣澡!简直就是一级的享受!呵呵!

做完spa后,我们还到附近的餐馆吃了超辣的印尼餐,去Billabong的factory outlet逛了一圈,才到机场去搭飞机!好了,峇里岛之旅全纪录到此为止!如果你竟然能看到这里,我只能说你真的很有耐性!哈哈!







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