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Saturday, December 26, 2015

Birthday Staycation @ Montigo Resort

Had a short getaway to Batam in November to celebrate my baby boo's birthday. Yeah someone finally turned 27. 恭喜恭喜

This getaway is a little birthday vacation trip that I planned for him - a 2D1N stay at Montigo Resort Batam. At first I thought of booking local hotel to have a birthday staycation, like what I did previous year. Not too sure whether did I blog about it, I actually planned a birthday staycation in Marina Bay Sand back in 2014.

So, when I am still quite lost and not sure which hotel to book, I came across the advertisement of this super nice-looking resort on my Facebook homepage. My eyes immediately turned into two heart-shapes while scrolling through all the photos taken in the resort by other people. Oh my gosh! Seriously! Hahaha. I know I have to go there!!

And I am actually pretty sure my boyfriend will love that place. I mean, who doesn't love sea view villa that comes with private pool, right?

Indeed, my decision was right! We had a really wonderful stay over there! All the staffs are so so so friendly, efficient and helpful. The villa itself is huge, comfortable and the best part is, come with private pool facing the sea. What else can I ask for! Really!

To get to Montigo Resort from Singapore, guests are advised to take ferry from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal to Nongsapura Terminal in Batam. After a short 30 minutes journey, we reached. Outside the ferry terminal,  staffs from Montigo Resort were already waiting there for us. :) For your information, Montigo Resort provides complimentary land transfer from Nongsa Terminal to the resort for all the guests. The resort is just 10 minutes drive from the terminal. Super convenient!


The official check-in time is 3pm but we arrived at 12.30pm (Batam time). A little bit too early haha cause I forgot that Batam time is an hour later than Singapore time. Upon check-in, the staff told us that our room is not ready yet, and she try to arrange some other activities for us while waiting for the house-keeping to be done. She suggested to take us to one of their restaurant for lunch, or go for a massage.

The Lobby.

We were not in the mood for massage so they took us to Tadd restaurant for lunch. They sent us there using buggy. So cute! The resort is huge and it takes time to walk from one place to another place. So they provided this buggy service that can pick us up at any places anytime within the resort. Just give a call to the reception then the buggy will arrive at your doorstep within 5 to 10 minutes time. Cool right!




Arrival picture. 



While waiting for our villa to be ready, we chill at the restaurant and also took some pictures at the bridge here.







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Yay.


The apple of my eyes.


The villa was ready by 2.30pm. Our villa number is Villa 92 (Seafront villa). We were so so so excited the moment we stepped into our 3-storey villa. THIS PLACE IS FREAKING AWESOME! 



All of these are individual villa. So nice right! If I am not wrong, all the interior of the villas are the same and come with the same facilities. The only difference is the view of the villa. So if you are those who don't really care about the view, then just go ahead and get the cheapest rate villa will do. I thought it will be more romantic if our villa faces the sea, so I booked the seafront villa for us.



The super huge living room for two of us. Living room is located at ground floor.



Outside the living room is our private pool. Tables and chairs are provided beside the pool. So you can actually order in-room dining, then enjoy your meal overlook the ocean. The resort provides in-room hightea as well.







The master bedroom with seaview. 






The toilet with super super super huge bathtub. 








The second room of the villa. Guest room with two single beds. Also come with a bathroom. But too bad there are only two of us, we didn't get to use this room.




Third storey of the villa. A roof that only belongs to us for that particular 2D1N. At night, you can choose to order in-villa barbeque or prepare your own barbeque if you want. Lie there and look at the stars is actually quite romantic.







I immediately took a selfie with the pool and sea as background after the room tour. haha



Then got ready to dip into the pool. But, we need to first inflate our playmate. Little White Swan. I carried it all the way from Singapore to Batam and it was not an easy task. lol. It was very big size so even though it is foldable, still, it had to be put in a big Ikea bag. And for people like me who doesn't like to carry big thing while I travel, I actually think the bag is a burden haha. And we took 1 hour plus to inflate it even though we were using electric pump. Not to forget one of the biggest problem was the electric pump created so much noises. Sigh. :/



While waiting for him to get the job done, I lied on the sofa bed and took some selfies haha. I miss my grey hair!!

Anyway, The living room is so comfortable and with two airconds installed. We got so cold that we need to switch off one of them.

Mr. Xiao kept asking me to go change into swimsuit but he didn't know that I actually prepared a surprise for him, so I declined.

And then, surprises arrived.



The hotel staffs helped to arrange a birthday surprise for Mr.Xiao. LOL.
When they arrived, I went to open the door for them but Mr.Xiao was actually still dipping in the pool. Haha he then so paiseh quickly put on a bathrobe. Initially I thought the resort was just sending a staff over to deliver us the birthday cake. lol. I didn't know that they actually bringing guitar over to play and sing a birthday song for Mr.Xiao. So sweet.





Birthday boy with his slice of birthday cake. Big smile on his face. *pinch*
Love you panda.
You know I do.



这样很有feel. HAHA








Little White Swan is ready!!!!! Yay. FINALLY!




Pool time~~~ Actually feels quite good to sit on the float la haha.



Birthday boy trying to act cool. :D



With my little white swan. hoho.



Sorry hur must use sticker to cover the sexy tummy. haha


Basically the whole afternoon we just dipped in the pool, then called buggy to fetch us out for dinner at evening time. We had our dinner at the Chinese restaurant in the resort and the food was actually quite nice. Satisfying dinner :D

 Bye bye 小天鹅. We were going out for dinner.
No I can't bring you there. Stay home and wait for us okay. 


 Our dinner.
铁板豆腐


 菜。LOL

 calamari rings.


 Black Pepper Chicken.




After dinner, we rented some DVDs and Wii game from the lobby. It is FOC.
Mr. Xiao wanted me to watch the Starship Trooper with him. A very very old movie. Well, not bad though. 

              
We saw this when we came back to our villa. Someone cleaned our room and leave it there.
So cute.


-Second day-

     
Woke up in the morning and this is the view from our room. 
I wish I can wake up like that everyday. Haha.
Thinktoomuch.

Good morning little white swan. How're you. 



The resort provides complimentary breakfast buffet for all the guests and the food was delicious. After breakfast, we walked around and took some pictures. 


Recently we love to make the angry-bird face after we watched the trailer haha. Whenever one of us pretend that we are angry, we make that stupid angry bird's kind of angry face. Haha. Can't wait for the Angry Bird movie. And Kungfu Panda.


The buggy. 


This is actually the public pool of the resort. But don't know there is no one there using the pool. Probably because everyone has their own pool in room so...don't bother. lol



Love my grey hair. Thanks photographer.



So calm and peaceful. 



Chilling. Haha. 


Love this candid shot of mine. Smile so big.



Went back to our villa after breakfast and took some photos at the roof. Before we dip ourselves into the pool again haha.






I love the background so much. Blue blue sea. 





That's all for our Montigo 2D1N stay. We enjoyed ourselves so much during the stay and wish to go back again in near future. :D























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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Late Night Thought

爱情不能用时间的长短来衡量, 在一起时间比较久的人不代表就比较深爱对方。反之,在一起很短时间的爱情也不代表可以轻易放下,说走就走。

每对情侣的爱情故事都不一样。

就算是同一个人,在经历不同的爱情时也会有不一样的故事。

我是一个对爱情很有憧憬的人,常常会陷入无可救药的爱情故事里,想要一场轰轰烈烈爱情的我,以前常把这个想法挂在嘴边。

只要和我比较要好的朋友,都应该会听过这件事。但大家好像都不以为然,只会开一些玩笑取笑我。

他们似乎不明白,当时身边已有男友的我,为何还会抱着这样的想法,其实当时的我也不明白。

可是现在的我好像可以逐渐明白了...

其实当时的我应该早就发觉,那个真正的原因是我不满足于现状,想要改变的一个倾向。

我想要改变,我不想继续"困"在当时的生活!对,我被"困"着,这是当时的感觉。

解困后,除了一种淡淡的惆怅,伴随而来的却是松了一口气的感觉。呼,我不用再继续过这样的生活。这个认知是愉悦的,我必须承认,很愉悦。

现在的我才了解,原来两个人在一起,不需要压抑自己想奔跑的心,不需要事事交代,不需要平淡如水,不需要委屈求全,不需要假装我不在乎浪漫,因为我明明就很爱,在乎得要命!!!

现在的我才明白,原来我可以爱得更精彩。原来世界上真的会有一个那么疼爱那么宠我的人。

遇到他,轰轰烈烈不再重要。他的一个眼神一个笑,都可以轻易的触动我的心。

那时,我可以算是不顾一切爱上他。真的,完全,不顾一切。

什么都不管了,什么都管不了了。我只知道,那时脑海里有一个很强烈的想法,告诉自己,错过这个人,我会后悔一辈子。

我不想后悔。

男朋友,也许你出现的时间点不是那么的完美,但我很高兴,我抓住你了。

我很了解我自己,我是一定会选古天乐,一定不会选吴彦祖的人。

错过爱我的人,选择我爱的人。

这个选择,我这一辈子,甘之如饴。

晚安。

 #latenightthought





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Sunday, May 10, 2015

11052015

Hello Monday. Should be doing my Final Year Project's presentation slide shows now instead of blogging, but recently I have the mood to blog. So, whenever I feel like blogging, I blog. That's it. Simple! Boyfriend always said Life's Simple, which I agree. We do not need much in order to survive, we just need air, water, food and Love. Just bear in mind that the most precious thing on Earth cannot be bought. ;)

So far, life's good except that I still have one FYP oral presentation awaiting on this coming Wednesday. It is indeed stressful whenever I think of the scene of me questioned by two knowledgeable Professors after I done my presentation and what worse is that I don't know how to answer their questions. Well, I can only pray that they won't give me a very bad grade. Anyway, I am going to graduate this year no matter what grade they give me. So, it doesn't really matter I guess. Can't wait for Wednesday to come which I can unofficially declared graduate. =D

Yesterday was Mother's Day. Unable to celebrate together with my pretty mama and both gorgeous grandma but I promise, I will be there during Father's Day. Baba you're so lucky! I love you lotss! Flying to Taiwan this weekend with my beloved course mates to celebrate our graduation. This is gonna be my first time in Taiwan and I am already mentally prepared myself to get FAT during the 2 weeks vacation. Eat as much as I can then workout after I back from Taiwan. It's time to lose some weight. I want to be in shape to wear my bikini end of June. It's hard though. It's hard. Sigh.

I think as I grow older, my metabolism rate drops. This is the only reason I can think of each time I weigh myself. You will be amazed if you know what's my weight now cause my current weight has reached a shocking number. The portion of meal I eat still the same as last time but how come last time never gain weight, now I gain weight like crazy. I think exercise is the only way out. I need to boost my metabolism rate to slim down. But you know what, I hate jogging so freaking much! I feel a little bit depressed each time I look into the mirror nowadays to be honest. :/

Well I believe as long as I willing to start exercise, everything can be back on track sooner or later. I hope. *pray hard* How good if I am that kind of girl who won't gain weight no matter how much food I stuff into my mouth. But again, I believe no one is perfect. Give and take lor. Maybe I jealous of you because you have very hot body figure but you jealous of me cause of something else that I have but you don't have? That's possible, right? Maybe you actually want to have a belly so much but couldn't get it? Or actually you think flabby arms is the trend now? Haha just kididng. LOL

Back to my graduation trip, I actually feel like blog about Taiwan every night before I sleep during my vacation. Sounds crazy? LOL. Can't wait. I hope it will be a nice and enjoyable trip. That's all for today. Should continue to do my powerpoints now!


Kthxbye




 

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Friday, May 8, 2015

08052015

刚刚看了数个催泪的文章,还我哭得不能自己,想停也停不了。内心很恐惧,很害怕会失去。我很怕很怕最爱的家人会离我而去,我知道人终究会有一天离开这个世界,但我真的很怕,我不想那一天有到来的机会。我真的真的无法承受任何一个我身边的人离去,真的不行。


有时我会问我自己,为什么我要来到这里读大学,一个离我的家八个小时车程的地方。常常想家的时候,只能自己躲在被单里一个人哭,只能打电话回去听听家人的声音,解一解我的思乡之愁。有时候真的会突然突然很想回家,可是都无法说走就走。不久后就会开始工作,到那个时候,我能回家的日子,一定会越来越少。我很怕,我其实常常很怕每一次的见面会是最后一次,我真的很怕。爷爷嫲嫲的年纪越来越大,我能陪伴在他们身边的时间好像不多了。见一次,少一次。有没有可以让时间停顿的魔法,我想要他们永远陪伴在我的身边,看着我毕业,看着我结婚生子,看着我的儿女结婚生子。我想要人生中每一件重要的事情,都有他们在。可以吗?可不可以告诉我可以。


我很珍惜现在,起码爷爷嫲嫲都在家,我打回家的时候,还能和他们聊天。会不会一天,我想要找他们时,已经不懂可以打电话去哪里了。会不会有一天,我打回家,已经没有人会在那儿接听我的电话,告诉我要多喝水,告诉我要好好照顾自己。会不会有一天,我再也听不到他们的声音。会不会有一天,我再也记不起他们的声音。我不想要那么一天。我不想长大。为什么长大就代表某一些东西会慢慢慢慢的失去。那我宁愿不要长大,可以吗?


现实真的很残酷,人一出生就学会怎么去爱,以后却要看着挚爱离开,一个一个地离开。






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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Hong Kong Part 2: Central + Mong Kok + Macau

After so long I'm finally here blogging about part 2 of my Hong Kong trip. I hope I still remember the details. lol. I know I know. It had been so many months. All I can say is...Year 4 life is crazy. In the past few months, basically my life was filled with assignments, final year projects and quizzes which thus, made me want to graduate as soon as possible! Dream comes true soon. Haha. Well, let's back to my Hong Kong trip.



-Continue from Part 1-


Since we stayed just few minutes away from Jenny cookies bakery, we put all the cookies back to our apartment first before we headed out again to Central. 香港中环。

We were just wandered around Central for the whole morning. I have to say that it is actually quite fun to wander around in a strange town. In a foreign country. Everything over here looks interesting to us, including the road signboard in both Cantonese and English.






小女子到此一游
Anyway, looking at this photo, it reminds me of the freezing feeling when I stepped out of the apartment that day in early morning. My legs felt so cold. I was kinda regret that I chose to wear leggings instead of pants. lol


Thank you photographer. We look fine here.


Then we went to search for the 怀旧星巴克冰室 which located at Central as well. This unique Starbucks coffee stores is decorated like an old Hong Kong style coffee shop. A perfect place for photo taking!




认吾认得折凳?
黑社会用来打架的工具。





Tables and chairs are exactly duplicate, including the decoration on walls.
Even bird cages are spotted inside this unique Starbucks store. Cute max. 







Vintage poster.




Look at the tiles. Old Hong Kong hor?
Anyway...My old house has the same tiles also. 




Our Starbucks beverage and coffee egg tart.




If you notice, the names of Starbucks beverages all written in Chinese and pasted on the pillar behind me.






So atmosphere. 

Menu on another wall.



Us. With our tour guide of the day. 

 Act 一个




再act一个lol


After that we went to IFC mall nearby to do some shopping.  Bought a lot of souvenirs from this famous cookies shop called 奇华饼家 to bring back Singapore. 






Me myself love the 老婆饼 from their shop so much. I can actually finish one whole box by myself within few days. #fattening

Wanted to buy some for my family in Ipoh too but too bad I can't cause most of their cookies can't last long. The expiry dates are all very near to date of purchase in order to maintain freshness. No choice I can't buy back Ipoh. Perhaps next time. =)





Bought some of their cute panda cookies as well cause this can keep longer compare to the 老婆饼. 
So as a reminder, do remember to check the expiry date before you purchase any cookies. =)


Walked pass the famous macarons shop Pierre Hermé and we were tempted to give it a try. Always heard about this shop from friends who study abroad but never have chance to taste their macaron. Since there isn't any branch open in Malaysia and Singapore yet, how can we missed it now in Hong Kong.







Their macaron seriously tastes awesome, with a lot of unique flavour that I don't find in other shops. Price not that awesome though haha.





This small box costs us 220 HKD. Which is around 40sgd. 




The good thing about staying near town is that we can always travel back our apartment just to put down some stuff that we bought, then travel out again. Lol. Back to central 中环 again at night to hunt for nice food. Kah Yann said she wanna try the 燒臘 as it's one of the famous Hong Kong local food so I brought her to 鏞記酒家 that I went during my last Hong Kong trip. It's located at a street super near to Lan Kwai Fong and it is famous of 燒臘.







烧鹅乳猪拼盘



Hong Kong's style Fried Rice
港式炒饭



But to be honest the food in this restaurant is quite pricey. We ordered one fried rice and two dishes and the dinner costs us 700 HKD. Which is like 120sgd. So maybe you will like to search for other restaurants that famous of 燒臘 and skip this one if you are on tight budget. But this restaurant is really worth trying. =D




After dinner we went to Lan Kwai Fong to have a look. Didn't grab any drink because both of us are not alcoholic person. Since the night is still young, we train to Mongkok 旺角 and see what we can do there.



Mongkok is a place that always full of people even at late night. 越夜越精彩









We wanted to get a foot massage so we wandered around Mong Kok tried to search for one. Actually there are a lot of foot massage centres along the street but I was a little bit scared to go for it. Lol. Cause all are located upstairs and the staircases of those old building look super scary. Only a dim light bulb hanging there to guide you through. 



Maybe I watched too many TVB dramas I was a bit worried. My thought was what if those foot massage aren't decent. What if they offer special service if you know what I mean lol. What if halfway during our massage session, cops come knock the door and scream 差人查牌 HAHAHA. #thinktoomuch




At the end we chose one that looks quite okay, what I mean here is that the staircase looks quite okay. LOL. Then surprisingly it was a really nice place to relax and chill at the massage centre. No special service at all lmao. We got ourselves a really nice foot massage while watching TVB drama. The massage sifu kept talking to us in Cantonese and well, after quite some time only he realized we are not local. HAHA our cantonese really not bad right. 





That day TV showing 飞虎2 大结局.
So enjoyable haha.
Massage is reasonable price. 188HKD. Around 32 sgd for 90 minutes massage if I am not wrong.


Walked along 西洋菜街 or 波鞋街 in Mongkok, we saw so many different performances there. I think they only have performances on certain day. Means we are quite lucky.





Singing old song.



Watch this short clip then you will know how crowded the street was that night. 
You can even spot those passer by started to dance following the music. lol
随歌起舞
Video quality is poor because I used my handphone to shoot this.

There was also protest ongoing at MongKok area.





That's all for our day two in Hong Kong. Pretty exhausted after that so we just went back our apartment to have a good sleep and get ready for our Macau day trip the next day. =)



We took Turbo Jet to Macau the next morning, together with one special guest Kit Fai. The ferry ticket costs us 353 HKD each and once we arrived, we cab to 澳门大三巴. Cab fee is cheap, only 30 HKD. 


大三巴 is a must-go place in Macau. Had wanton noodle as our breakfast.





Special Fried Wanton. Tastes pretty good!




Dry Wanton Noodle.



Although we were full after taken our breakfast, but tell me, who can resist curry fishball. Somemore this fishball really tastes super duper good!!! I had it once before during my last trip to Macau and since then, I can't get it out of my mind anymore. Whenever I think of it, I crave for it. I am serious.




大三巴 must must must eat this one. 恒友



Arghhh I want this. Feed me this now! =(




Blissful face just  because get to eat fishball. HAHA



Imagine eat this when the weather is so cold. Perfect!



On the way walking to the 牌坊


Met a really cute dog.



Looks emo though.



But still, super duper cute!Ahha

Finally reached 牌坊 after 10 minutes walk. 


Us.





Who cares how Kit Fai looks in this photo. lol



A wefie.


Not a wefie.
Some passer by helped us to take this photo but so ugly. :(






Selfie with the 牌坊? No problem. 

Spot someone's 美腿 ;)




The view.



Then we climbed up the staircase right beside the 牌坊 that lead us to  炮台. Climbed halfway then rest a while. 





Candid shot of me and Kit Fai. Again, nobody cares how Kit Fai looks like in this photo. lmao



Love this picture of us. Kit Fai did a good job.





He even brought 元朗老婆饼 to Macau for us to try.
How sweet.


虽然变得很碎很碎
LOL
Thanks to him, tastes really good! 
Anyway
我好像没有吃过不好吃的香港老婆饼 ><




Remember to capture our reflections on the mirror but forgot to capture the 炮台 view LMAO. But actually nothing much to see there. So well, it's still fine even though I don't have any picture of that place.

Then we walked to buy Margaret's Egg Tart. 瑪嘉烈葡挞. It's just walking distance from 大三巴牌坊. There are two must-eat famous egg tart in Macau. One is Margaret and another one is Lord Stow. I think it will be good if you get to try both then see which one you prefer. So far as I know, Margaret has only one outlet in Macau, while Lord Stow branches are everywhere, even in shopping mall.







Tadaa~ Margaret's Egg Tart. 

Both egg tarts are super nice but I prefer Lord Stow's one. HAHA. Still haven't find any other egg tarts that tastes better than Lord Stow's egg tart!


Then, we cab to 莫义记 to try the famous 木糠布丁and 大菜糕! Some online articles said the pudding is a must-try.








This is how the 大菜糕 looks like. We chose original flavour. 
But I think this one so so only. I don't really like it!



木糠布丁
Spot Kit Fai's hand.
Hand model of the day HAHA
This one is nice! But I seldom eat 木糠布丁 so I cannot comment whether how nice it is.
Maybe you need to go and find out yourself. ;)


Then from there, we walked to Venetian Hotel. LOL sounds crazy cause it's not near. But oh well, save cab fare. We walk! Can help to digest also! Too much food in our stomach! What I wanna say is that, there are always surprises waiting for you in every path that you took.

We found a really beautiful garden along our way!


So beautiful that we stayed there for quite some time. 
Rainbow that made of flower.



I think that's a theme for this garden.
Might be under the sea. Haha




So cute all the decorations. Fish Mermaid Starfish Ship.



Can't help but took alot of pictures at this garden.
Take 1.



Take 2




Take 3




Take 4.
Still alot more in my camera but a bit pai seh to spam too much on my blog. HAHA


Then finally we reached Venetian Hotel. It's basically a luxury hotel and a casino resort. There is one huge shopping mall inside the building for tourist to shop. The main attraction of this hotel and the shopping mall is the distinctive interior design of the building. The design resembles the beautiful city of Venice, Italy. It will easily make you feel like you are actually in Venice instead of Macau. LOL CRAP



Start posing in front of the camera. 
No no this is not Macau. I am in Italy. 




Totally look like two strangers took photo together. 
Well actually they are strangers this was the first day they met each other. 





The question I ask is: "Are we strangers too?"
Hmm
I wish we are. lol





Tried 义顺's famous 姜汁撞奶
I don't like it!!! 
The only feeling when I put it into my mouth is "Yucks!"
Probably because I hate ginger.



Must-eat in Macau. 
大利来猪扒包
Came here twice but never have a chance to go to their first shop in Macau.
Think go there eat will tastes even better. 
This one was bought from one of the branches in the mall.


Ohm nom nom.



Next we go for Lord Stow's egg tart. There are one branch inside this mall. 
Tastes sooooo gooodddddd!!!!


My boyfriend always think that 葡挞 and 蛋挞 is the same. But it's actually not!!!
I always tell him 蛋挞 is 蛋挞,葡挞is葡挞, don't mix up both.
Cause whenever we go eat 蛋挞 hor, he will say Macau's one tastes better. *roll eyes
How to compare when it's actually not the same. Haha. Until now he still thinks its the same. =.=
Hard to convince. 


There are different mascots walk around in the building.
Just feel free to go take a picture with them when you meet any. =)


That's all for our Macau. The next day we are going to Ocean Park!
Stay tune!
Enjoy reading!









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