Birthday Retreat!

I realised I have been spending my birthday abroad for the past 3 years and birthday trips have become a norm for me by now! This year, my trip was forced to be brought forward due to NDP starting earlier this year~ But in anyway, it’s still a birthday wish fulfilled! 😀

Had a few places that I wanna visit which include Cameron Highland and Malacca, but in the end it was settled on the paradise again! Just needed somewhere affordable and nearby, and most importantly, relaxing!!! But I took even lesser photographs this time because I was really busy relaxing…hahaha! Such a oxymoron~

Day 1

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Early morning flight @.@

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Waiting for take-off~
(Flight is just our neighbour)

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The beautiful sky (:

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世界那么大~ Still have a lot to be explored!

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Same welcome drink! YAY!

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Same bed layout (missing of rose petals though)!

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Same swans x 2!

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Hello cute swan!

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The same private pool (:

Of course also because everything is the same, hence I took less photos…haha~ So famished but waited a long time before I could settle on the lunch choices! Lunch in bed while watching TV is such luxury ❤ Oh I happened to watch a few episodes of Descentants of the Sun there!

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Miss the vermicelli!!!

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Pasta was a bit bland~

Slacked till evening again before heading out to explore! Wanted to find the shopping area where the driver passed by in the morning on the way from airport, but mission failed after trying out different routes. Decided to postpone mission to the next day as it was dark already~

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First try on JCO yogurt!

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The same place to dabao dinner back!

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And the must-have vodka whenever I am in Indo! (:

Day 2
Slept in late since ours is customised breakfast, so don’t have to worry about breakfast buffet running out 😛 But so sad that there wasn’t any keropok this time –CRY!!!– I was so looking forward to it!

Chose the same vermicelli but unfortunately, I think it was a different chef this time and I thought I was chewing on rubber bands. Other than that taste wise it’s still nice (:
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Wanted to have a good massage after lunch but it was only available in the late afternoon~ Decided to nua a while back in the room before taking the villa’s shuttle service to that shopping area that we were trying to find! Figured that it would be easier if we take the transport there and have a good look on the route again so that we can walk back from there.

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Gai gai loh~!

Finally got to the big supermarket! Unfortunately, there was not a single bit of aircon inside and I think it may be my first time sweating in a supermarket ._. But went so far, of course must buy some snacks and drinks back!

It was much further than I had expected so we had a pretty long walk back under the hot sun. But ain’t complaining because at least we explored somewhere new that I had not during the previous trip! 😀

Taking a break during slipper-shopping and guess who’s the happiest? Of course the one who gets to sit! LOL.
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Found another eatery that is on my list but sadly, there wasn’t as many choices. Settled for dessert and drink instead since it was still too early for dinner~ Never appreciated aircon and comfy sofa so much before!!! xD

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Fresh berries juice after a sweaty walk! Shiok~!!!

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Vegan chocolate tart! (:
Nicer than I had expected!

Continued the journey back and finally reached the villa! Dived into the pool right away because it was so damn hottttttt~

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Skinny-dipping before 27, checked!

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The same nice pizza for dinner!!!

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Ending the night the sweet way! Hehe!

Day 3
Had a BIG breakfast because I was famished! The pizza the previous night was pretty small~ Or maybe I was just somehow perpetually hungry there…HAHAHA.

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Starting with cereal + chocolate milk! (:

Tried the mee goreng this time but perhaps the staff saw me having my starters (cereal and some vermicelli from the buffet), he decided to give me a small portion of the noodle only! CRY~~~ I was hungryyyyyy mahhhh x.x
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Finally went for a massage and it was the same twin sisters masseurs! The only difference is that one is pregnant now and somehow it got me worried how is she going to massage for me with such a big belly…haha! Surprisingly, she still did a good job and I had a good massage! ((:

Wanted to catch the shuttle service to visit the Kuta area where the shopping malls are, but the driver wasn’t back in time. Got a cab in the end instead and it took us like 1 hour to get there~ The traffic jam is really bad there and not all the cab drivers there are honest apparently.

Nevertheless, finally explored more new places like the Discovery Mall! 😀 It’s the biggest mall in that area though it actually ain’t very big luh. But still damn happy when I spotted A&W!!! Hehe!
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The must-have waffle!
This is their latest specials (:

吃饱饱,shop shop time~! Managed to cover 3 malls, though one was accidentally chanced upon when we walked the wrong direction…hahaha! Did not really buy anything but I still didn’t mind just walking around and exploring~

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Wa xi lin lao peh~

The cab journey back was like half the price and half the duration! Makes me wonder if we were conned or it was really the traffic…hmmmmm. But either way, I am definitely damn impressed by the skill of the drivers there!!! Very scary but very pro!

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Dinner in bed! ((:

Day 4
Wasn’t that hungry for breakfast because the bowl of noodle the previous night was pretty filling, so I had cereal and some breads instead~
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Booked for massage again but because the masseurs were only available in the late afternoon, we decided to slack and enjoy the last bit of our paradise!

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Soaking time again!

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View from the room~

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Cocktails by the pool!
Miss the cheap alcohol there so much!!!!!!!!

Enjoying every bit of this luxury ❤
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Off for a shiok massage before heading out in the evening! Saw many bars during the previous trip but didn’t really explore any and I’m glad I finally managed to check out the staircase bar this time! 😀 Walked past it so many times but never got the chance to be up there~

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Picture from previous trip! Hehe!

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Fanciful-looking cocktails!

I got attracted by this cotton candy cocktail right away when I saw it in the menu!
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Interesting combination and I love cotton candy, so I love it! But can get a bit messy when the cotton candy started melting xD
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Happy with my drink!

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And happy to be on the stairs! 😀

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View from the stairs (:

Ordered some food and they were all yummy!!! Forgot a picture of the tofu because I was too obsessed with my lava cake! Hahaha!
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It was so so so goodddddddddddddd~ YUMS!!!
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Staircase bar mission accomplished! ((((:

Day 5
And even though it was a slightly longer stay this time, it was still soon the end of the trip 😦 Had one last villa breakfast and somehow the portion was not only much bigger, but the taste was also much better! Haha! What a nice farewell meal!
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Spotted at the airport!
畅销书??? I bet they copied and pasted that!

Did not have a good flight back because I was given a faulty seat even though I paid for the seats! Tsk! Had to endure the whole flight with my seat upright -.- Not forgetting the annoying kid crying and screaming at the top of his lungs…Zzzzzz.
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Overall, it has still been a good trip! Although everything is more or less the same, including some habits *cough*, there were still new experiences and new places explored! And I am definitely happy to have my birthday wish granted! ❤

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4 thoughts on “Birthday Retreat!

  1. Hi VivianBee,

    Chance on your stay in Bali. The villa looks fabulous and romantic. Do you mind sharing with me the name of the villa?
    Thanks!

    Warmest regards,
    dejavu

  2. Pingback: Peranakan Staycation! 💖 | Every Entry is a piece of Memory

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