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