Monday, June 24, 2013

Mini city break!

I was planning some time to relax so I packed a suitcase with all my vanity potions, books (that I plan to read, not that I will have much time to do so), yoga mags (that I inspire to read and practice, hmmm...) and all my gadgets (lappy, tab, phone....I can not live without!) and brace for a trip to a place I thought will be totally disconnected from the whole wide world when in fact, this place, amidst all its serenity and beuaty - is fully equipped with high speed wifi that I just have to give 10 out 10 among all the places I have travelled to by far.

Because even when I was in Sheraton Langkawi the internet was shitty.

Thus then the books and the mags will make a whole lot of sense! mesmerised over the supervalue I got over the weekend....

 ....oh super nice 4 poster bed!!!

If I ever get to have a 600sqf room of my own I want one of these - in king size. The mattress is super nice too...I can sleep all day and my back won't hurt. I suppose that's where all the premium rate goes - on a good bed.

The room comes with a super nice bath tub and rain love love. I soaked in the tub for an hour the first night I'm here and the hot water seems super nice after a few laps in the pool.


I was worried about haze but the air seems pretty clear so all is definitely not wasted.

What I love next to the four poster bed is the jacuzzi overseeing the lake. This is way better than Andana Spa at Glenmarie - the pressure is just nice. Too bad the water ain't warm - its a cold j.

Oh crap! Bila la nak bukak braces ni? Stress aku tengok pics.
I can't wait to take my braces off! Sigh! For a person that loves showing off her teeth when smiling, braces sure kills all mojo. Hence many see me less and less these days (hahah!). Thank God the dentist gives me a rough estimate of about 6 to 7 more months to be patient and stay calm.

Sembunyi Spa - for review stay tune for the next post!
I spent some time at the spa on Saturday and it was definitely refreshing. Not so crazy about the massage but   I did feel good after the 2 and half our ritual of massage, scrub and bath.

Oh the have doof been bags on the garden compound to chillax. It looks fun, but since I am not particularly crazy about bean bags I opted to stay by the poolside cabanas instead.

Oh! Notice the snowflake necklace? Got that from Phnom Penh last year and totally rocking it with the long Coach necklace, pearly headnbands and Jaspal sunnies. Tetiba feeling fashionista!

On a tad jusgemental note, anyone knows what I can do about my eyebag?

I think I tried every possible eye cream in the market but nothing seems to zap that out! Takkan la everytime I wanna snap a pic kena pakai sunnies kan!

Sigh, Favourite spot - overlooking the mushroom-like waterfall  by the pool. I don't know what to call that thing, it looks like a mushroom or a cave.

Definitely a nice place to hang and relax. Will never get bored because of the extremely strong wifi access in the resort! I suppose there's perks in located in an MSC status area, no excuses for poor wifi service.

People are friendly and the breakfast buffet has quite a decent spread.Can never get enough of lounging at the pool area while sinking in some Vitamin D loving, thanks God the weather is kinder and more agreeable than the average heaty KL.

As I write I dread the thought of Monday. Sigh. But then something has to pay for the bills aite?

Tilla laters! xoxo.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Haze haze go away.....

Got a tad unlucky today. The haze got worse. Instead of the sunny bright day I've experienced the past two days, I can see the thick haze outside and smell the burnt smell in the air.

Super bad...apakah? Pembakaran terbuka masih berleluasa kah?


I had high hopes. I wanted to do laps in the outdoor pool today, but then I can't even breathe when I went out for breakfast today so a quick change of plans and decided to just laze around in the room, with the curtains open and continue reading.

I manage to  finish the second book over breakfast today - lama nak mati membaca. It took me ages to finish in between work and overdue papers (which ehmmm, I have a few to attend to. Sigh. Buzzkill!). I suppose this book will take up just as much time. Aiyo cepat la abis...I so wanna start reading my Beautiful Creatures books.

Check out is at 1230 and hopefully there's time to soak in the tub as well.

Till then, laters!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Thanks Groupon and Alia for a truly awesome weekend.....

Did any of you guys recall the Groupon getaway to Cyberview Resort and Spa that was on sale a few months back? I see a bargain when I see the more than 70% off retail value price so i decided what the heck...I should get one as a treat for my birthday (since obviously there's no one treating me, might as well la kan?.....

So here I am now and I have to say...the place is lovely!!!!

I had to say its an ultimate R&R for me and its definitely a splurge since I get to sit back, unwind and spa.

Since I am still here I'll reserve the review for my next post. All I have to say is I heart the 4 poster bed and the outdoor jacuzzi overlooking the lake. And before I leave tomorrow, I will definitely swim a few laps at the spa's pool and sink in some Vitamin D overlooking the lake.

Bliss. Ho yeah!!!

To make the mini getaway merrier, Alia took me out for dinner - seafood by the lake in Putrajaya...

Great food, even greater company. We had steam fish, kangkung belacan, pan fried buttered prawn and spicy black pepper soft shell crab. We got lucky and got to watch fireworks since they are having a floral festival at the other side of the lake.

And the food is yummers! Hefty price tag though, but totally worth it.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Big Hooray As We Hit Pass the Half Year Mark....

.....I wish to be thankful for;

1. Having blessed with a very understanding family - who endured all my whims and whatnot over the years. I have to admit I am not the easiest person to get along with at times but my family had always always been there.

2. Great set of friend - whom I wish to be able to see more these days than being stucked in the office/class - I miss the gold old days when we all just hang out and have fun/bitch/laugh (of our bosses, life, a mad driver on the road or whatever, heheheh!!!)

3. Great people at work. I have to admit that work is more fun and challenging, and I enjoyed meeting new people who keep me buzzy and running all day tirelessly (okay, I am not saying this just to kipas but fact is I might chatter up and down endlessly about work lately but hey, I hate to admit it, I am loving work - so beat it!).

4. Results that empower - at work, in study. I wish I had the capacity to do/give more ; but I am but human. I err but blessed with rooms to improve, so I am grateful for the opportunities to learn and grow and continuously watch the fruits of my labor ; hopefully such labor benefits not only me but many others out there.

5. Good food. Comfort food. Oh what a blessing - though its a pain on the mirror and the weighing scale.

Alhamdulillah. Life has been kind. Its not without its pain but silver linings are evident.

I am definitely looking forward to ;

1. Completing my studies - though I am already at snail pace and I am super worried all the time about how it'll end up , because seriously, there are moments when I actually questioned myself and how the hell I will ever complete my doctoral paper but perhaps if I keep calm and slowly work things out all might not be in patience....

2. Ramadhan - hip hip hooray to trimming down some kilos! Desperado dah ni.

3.Finding a way to resolve my potentially never ending work misery (oh work and me have this love-hate thing so I am kinda 50-50 on what I do like all the time) ; hopefully sooner rather than later. But for now I'll settle with a pat on the shoulder - kudos darling you did fine you go girl belives - and start to figure out the solutions....calmly.

4. Starting yoga again. It might just help with the stress, but the thing with exercise is you always have this heavy lazy attitude every time you want to kickstart the exercise again and my heavy lazy attitude seems to weight a mountain.

Gila la loser. Sigh. I wish I have my very own personal Kevin Zahri to kick my ass everyday and whip me out to shape.

Well a girl can dream la kan?

5.This year's long vacay. Crosisng my fingers and dreaming of being on hot air balloons while taking on a breathtaking sight.

Hold on to the thought. Its so positive it might just pull you through the rest of the half year in a breeze.

Keep calm, smile and happy thoughts.