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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Bali 2010

We just came back from Bali two days ago and it was HOT! Literally I mean. We were slathering on sunscreen like it was water. Since it was our fourth trip we didn't take that many photos and didn't even shop much. We took an AirAsia package and stayed at a really nice boutique hotel called The Vira Bali. It was about 10 minutes walk to the Discovery Mall and if you're up to it (and without baby) you can even walk till Kuta Centre.

We even discovered some good restaurants this time around. The first night we ate at Pawon Pasundan (Jln Kediri), a nice restaurant with really good Sunda food, of course we had to have the famous ikan goreng gurame aka the flying fish. The second night we also had Sunda food at another restaurant called Tempoe Doloe (Sunset Rd). Also good food but this time we tried the soto which was delicious!

The second day we had lunch in Ubud, but before going back to the hotel we decided to take a drive around the Seminyak area. We stumbled upon Ku De Ta and decided to check it out. Ku De Ta is so terribly trendy but a nice place to hang out. Warning - the food and drinks are a little on the high side, but they do taste good. Also a good place to people watch.

The third night we watched the sunset at Jimbaran Bay and had dinner at one of the many seafood restaurants along the beach. Needless to say I overate and overdrank, we had coconut water, juices, soup, crabs, prawns, fish, calamari, veggies, rice, and we even bought roasted sweet corn and steamed peanuts from a beach vendor, and it was all good!

Other than that we walked around Kuta and Legian and just window shopped. The last night there we had dinner at Papa's Cafe at Alam Kul Kul. It serves good Italian food and the taste is consistent so we have to go there at least once when we're in Bali.

The trip was a little tiring due to the heat, but we had a good time nonetheless. My son was slightly ill so he didn't enjoy it as much as the other trips we've been on. Maybe next time it'll just be a trip for me & hubby to have some couple time.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Year of the Tiger

I am absolutely looking forward to the long Chinese New Year weekend. Hubby has a four day break and my son, H, is off for the whole of next week. H is having a bit of a cough but I hope he recovers so we can have some fun this weekend. Hubby's cough still hasn't quite gone away. To compound it all our humidifier decided to short out just when we needed it most. So had to drive over to 1Utama to get two more. Also did extra healing sessions with H just to boost his system.

It's been pretty hectic this past few days with my 3 month old niece's aqiqah held last Saturday. Basically we slaughter a goat (in our case four) and invite family and friends over to makan-makan and celebrate/bless the birth of the child. My beautiful niece was an absolute angel and did not cry at all. It was a little tiring organising it all but it was fun to meet up with family and friends.

So this weekend it's time to rest, relax, eat good food and enjoy my wonderful family.

To all those celebrating, Happy Chinese New Year!