Oh my...how time flies la kan!!!! Pejam celik its already June and usually, we party in June coz it's my bday month y'all!!!! But my life as a DBA student is making it totally impossible for me to even meet my closest besties lately (ho yeah...salahkan DBA, patutnya salahkan.....grin!) and while doing the course have been a blessing so far, I kinda have to admit that I miss my free time and less-confused self - the one that doesn't have to bother what makes dependant variables, independant variables, intervening variables (see....camana tak gila? apakah??) - and wished that I can somewhat sit back and enjoy a good mid year break.
But still I tried my best to do other stuff so that I will NOT lose grip on life. It is at these kinda times that I must hold on to what I value in life so I don't go bonkers!
*Remember The Hatter in Alice in Wonderland????I would be Miss Hatter ok kalau I lose grip...totally insane*
I kicked off the year with a quick trip to Bukit Tinggi with Shasha sometime in January.....
We got the most gorgeous pics of the higlands (including my personal favourite of the pose at the steps of Bukit Tinggi which was made me look (as if) I have model-like legs.....) and we joined some of Shasha's relatives who happened to be there as well during the short CNY break......so I get to Oh meet Shasha's favvy niece Raanya! She is definitely a doll!
Okay, her nephew Adam is cute too!
Soon after in February, went to Langkawi (for the very first time in my life , can you believe it???) with Geng Ying for a short R&R (short???Like 5 days of R&R okay!) at the Sheraton Langkawi Beach Resort.
The place was sublime. Me likey! I fell in love over and over again with the islands during the island hopping to Tasik Dayang Bunting and enjoyed driving around the island and just soaking into the sun and the sand.
A place I am definitely going back to! Next time I'm there I will look out for the trip to the Andamans, I heard from the GM of Frangipani that its simply to die for!
My bestie, Rafirah got married in February and we got crazy with a make-up artist for her wedding reception....
Expecting the brides photos aite? I was carrying my super heavy GF3 and halfway while waiting I simply got lazy. The downside of having a nice but heavy camera. I should get a compact for special events and on the go....
Another mini break to Grand Lexis PD in early march......
Oh tak abis berpantai pantai aku nih. I so wanted to try the private pool in the water chalets and finally manage to do so. But then I was a tad dissapointed with the service. The staff ain't that accomodating and room service ends at 10pm...bummer kan???? How could you end room service at 10pm???
Shame on you Grand Lexis. Breakfast buffet was so pitiful its a far cry from my Langkawi stay at Sheraton.
*oh I officially love Sheraton Langkawi....call me bias but I was treated like a queen for the 5 day stay, it almost broke me to tears even thinking of it till today.
Enough of beaches and the sun.....I took a short break in April to attend Nieza's wedding in Kuching with Cik Kiah.
We went all touristy the day we arrived and strolled around Kuching town hunting for kek lapis Sarawak and mi kolok. It's Cik Kiah's first time in Kuching so we went crazy taking tourist like photos to amuse ourselves.
*grin!!! Babe, you are such a cool travel companion I want to go places with you again soon!!!!! Buzz me!!!!
Nieza's wedding was something different for me. First of all I have to say they are very prompt in terms of timing and it finishes in a flash! Secondly, I enjoyed the kompang group coz they groove and dance as well during the wedding...hehehe...so value for money okay, tak payah hire girls in tutu's for entertainment....
There you go.....a picture of the wedding couple! Relieved aite finally ada gambar orang kawin????
Fastforward 2 weeks after the Kuching trip....you'll find in Bali with my favourite girlfriends, Shahnaz and Komala.....
May 2012 - Tanah Lot. My most favourite photo of the day and look at Shahnaz's face when the waves hit us!
Bali was magical. Truly, heaven on earth and the people is very hospitable. I wish I never have to leave Bali and just stay there and immerse myself with the culture. It was drizzling mostly during our 4 days stay so instead of bumming by the beach (which was totally impossible to do because of the mild rain), we spent quite some time shopping (oh love love love their markets - all of them...Ubud, Tanah Lot- and the rows and rows of boutiques in Seminyak) and pampering at the local spa (because its el-cheapo to pamper yourself - why not go bonkers!) and Komala had been so resourceful she found cool hang out spots to chill (like Kudeta - heart big time!....so yeah, I enjoyed myself a lot.
While Komala, Shahnaz and Loges were going crazy bargaining for jewelleries and clothes, I spent some time looking at paintings and sculptures. They have quite an offering, I was so awed with the art, I spend hours staring at painting...I even got back 4 of my own to add on to the new painting I got from HomeDec a week earlier.
I was so happy in Bali I decided what the heck...let's do a lompat bintang y'all.....
Semangat much? Hehehehe!
2 days later I hit the road once again...now with fellow collegues....to the Pearl of the Orient, Penang....
The journey was gruesome. They made us all took the bus and I tell you....sangat tak suke.....
*okay, not good to complaint. sebab tak bayar satu sen pun. be grateful.
The break was filled with a tiring treasure hunt around Penang town. We had to take the bus and public transport, or otherwise the whole team will get disqualified, and complete tasks at each checkpoints for clues.
And while doing so, we were all clad in red so it's like a sea of reddies hitting Penang like a storm.
Despite being massively tired (since my team finish last - at 4pm on the dot!), we cleaned up for the themed dinner at the hotel.
And guess what?
The theme was back to school....
Ada macam student tak?
Imagine that lot, inside one of the most happening weekend night spot in Feringghi....
Takkan pi Penang tak tangkap gambar dengan MJ kat HRC kan?
I said goodbye to May with a small pot luck gathering at Zu Lyn's place where I get to (finally!) hang out with my ex-KPMG collegues....
And guess what?
My Wen Chu will be flying to Hong Kong soon (for 18 months - sob sob) and though I am so happy for her for getting such a good opportunity to grow, I am definitely sad because she will be far away and that I can't simply drag her at whim whenever we throw an event or a chill time-out. Not that we do it that often these days, we are all busy leading separate lives but hey, I'll still miss her.
And guys, look...Wen Chu lose weight kan??? Tercabar la ni!!! Penat okay cari angle baik so I don't look huge next to her.
So next stop....HK? *grin*
Looking back happening jugak hidup aku ni ye....
Okay la, tak sehappening hidup Mrs Dot (babe, bila nak tukar tv series ni??? Drop Dead Diva dah start balik okay!) tapi actually I did travel like almost every month and I love travelling.
So now....what next?