Saturday, 26 March 2011

Yummylicious @ Dynas' Crib...




My ex-schoolmate; the multi-talented Dynas had invited us for a pot-luck lunch at her crib few weekends back. Twas a small gathering of us girls that has been friends way back since we were seven!! Some even since kindergarten! Only six of us could make it there, and we were served by some belly-growling foods; cream caramel pudding, chocolate cake and spaghetti carbonara, etc!! We chit-chatted, joked, and of course, spill the latest gossips around before heading home later in the afternoon. All over, it was good to be around us girls after all these years that we've gone through together. May the friendship remains... ~XOXOX~

Friday, 4 March 2011

Bali, Indonesia...






















Weehooooo....So Bali was the lucky pick for my first holiday of 2011!! Went with a bunch of mates and the sweetheart. It was not meant to be a posh holiday cause all of us wanted to stay longer for this trip. So getting a budget hotel was some task, but thanks to AGODA (and the sweetheart!) we managed to get our bed & breakfast! *lol*

As most of us got a good deal at
Tune Hotel in Kuta. But I instead, stayed at Ida Hotel which was just an alley away from Tune. Definitely got a good deal out of it...our offer was a 'stay 3 nights, get the 4th one for free'! It ain't that expensive also, just 'bout US$10 (per-night) more than Tune. Trust me, it's a VERY good bargain!! With a cosy atmosphere, big room, nice swimming pool & jacuzzi that opens till bout 11pm, massage service by the pool, and friendly staff, you'll definitely enjoy the stay!


Since you're already in Bali, be sure to visit the MUST SEE places such as the infamous Kuta Beach, Kintamani Banur Volcano (where you can have lunch outdoor overlooking the green scenery & volcano!), Tanah Lot (Balinese Hindu Temple On The Rock! Also check out if you're lucky to be there during 'Kuningan' which is a Balinese Hindu holiday celebrated after Galungan Day), etc. The surreal Kechak Dance in Uluwatu and Barong Dance are compulsory for watch. Btw, drop by the Hard Rock Hotel somewhere along Kuta Beach for some nice snapshots! And for you lovers/honeymooners (even those on wedding anniversaries!) invest some cash for you and your other half on a romantic sunset dinner in Jimbaran!! You'll definitely be getting your 'sumthin'-sumthin' when you get back to your room!! *grin*

Souvenirs? Be sure NOT to shop in Kuta as it is unbelievably expensive. But if you really, really, really have to, make sure you bargain at least 60% off the stated price. Seriously!! If you decided to go on tour outside Kuta, ask your guide/supir (that's 'driver' in Bahasa Indonesia) for those souvenir shops/center along the suburbs! There's always one somewhere!

Alrighty, it's time to go... Hopefully some of the info i gave could be used by you somehow. So what are you waiting for?!! Start planning your Bali escapade....NOW!! ~XOXOX~