Saturday, January 31, 2015

BALI TRIP PART 3

31 December 2014


         Annie was the first person to woke up at 9 am, And she had to wake me and her brother. she was kind of annoyed when she realized she fell asleep and I told her that, I and Her brother slept at 2 am last night, So she wake us with a very annoying minions voice she has but really cute anyway. Lol
 We had our brunch at hotel. And We finished our brunch on 11 am. We decided to go to Vue Beach Club on the celebration of our new year eve, which is located inside The LV8 Resort at Canggu,Bali

         We were using taxi for our transport that day, it was shocking when we knew our taxi driver had no idea where The LV8 resort's located. He never heard The LV8 resort before. So we ended up using GPS to guide the taxi driver along the way to The LV8 Resort.
 We arrived at The LV8 Resort around 1 pm, The place's quiet,maybe it's because this place's still new, or maybe not many people know this place, yet? because we heard the resort just opened 2 years ago.
quiet and calm
        We ordered Gazebo, right beside the infinity pool. The view from our gazebo's really nice, and the infinity pool's wide either. we were relaxing for awhile on the gazebo, ordered foods and took pictures too.
nice view from the gazebo




   After relaxed, we were about to swim, so we started to look for our swimming suit inside our bag. Unfortunately, Annie can't find her swimming suit, She thought she put it inside the bag while she didn't. Luckily, I brought extra clothes. So, she ended up playing on the pool with the dress she was wearing. We were so happy and really enjoyed the day.




Annie was wearing eye contact lenses which means she had to keep her eyes away from the water. So, I carried her and walked around the pool as many times as she requested, haha.., we were both enjoying the beach view across our infinity pool.

it was so windy


         after spent our half day at vue beach club, We went back to hotel and arrived at 5.30 pm. We took a shower, slacking, watching tv and rest for awhile at our hotel's room. 
I and Her brother had early dinner at our Hotel's restaurant. Annie refused to join us, she said she was too exhausted, so she took a nap at the room and waited for us.

         We went to Kuta Beach to celebrate the new year eve's party there. We heard there will be a lot of people and huge fireworks around the beach every new year eve. Unfortunately, the weather was not supporting, it rained quite heavily. So, we brought two umbrellas with us, incase the rain will getting worse. The taxi driver drop us nearby the kuta beach, because taxis not allowed to go further. The road nearby Kuta was closed by the police for traffic reason. So we had to stop nearby, and walked to the beach. It was 9.30 when we arrived there and the rain stopped. 

         It was still too early to watch the fireworks at the kuta beach, So, we walked to the legian street, there were so many people down the road, really crowded. While walking around the street, We saw many people using a flashing light hairband on their head. Annie really wanted the hairband. So we bought a pair hairband and wore it together :D and we bought couple tanktops either at legian street.



            When its already 10.30, We decided to walk to the kuta beach and waited for the fireworks. When we arrived at the beach, It was so dark and crowded. Many people sat around the beach and waited for the fireworks. The wind at the beach was so strong too. It was so hard for us to walk around the beach. So, we decided go back to the road for awhile. 
         
            While walking down to the road, it suddenly rained heavily, We decided to stop by at a bar and luckily they had one empty table left. So we sat and get some drinks while hoping that the rain will stop. But as we sit and waiting, the rain didn't stop at all, it was getting worse. it rained heavily and the bar was getting more crowded because many people want to shelter from the rain. And we knew the rain was ruining the new years eve at kuta beach and it's hopeless to wait for the rain to stop. So, we sat at the bar and celebrate the new year eve at the bar. Before the countdown started, Less then 20 minutes, the bar put on a show. It was a fire dance. there were 4 people dancing around with their burning stick. it was a great show :D




   After celebrated the new year eve at the bar. We wanted to go home because we were really exhausted. But the rain didn't stop. So, we decided to walk and use our umbrella to find a taxi outside the kuta beach. It was so crowded down the road, and we had to walk slowly because the road was so slippery and wet. We couldn't find any taxis around there. It was all fully booked. So, we kept walking and hope we will find a taxi.


her brother walked before us



         as we walking, the traffic jam was so bad. There were so many motorcycles and cars. Many people decided to stop walking and find a shelter on the side of the road. Most of them stop at the mini market around the street. But we kept walking and waited for a taxi, when we knew its hopeless to find a taxi, we comitted to walk back to hotel. It was really a  long way to go, in addition the rain was really interrupting and made us so hard to walk back to the hotel. It was almost 5KM to walk from kuta beach to our hotel. But we had no choice. When we finally reached our hotel, it was already 1.30 AM and we were extremely exhausted. We were about to die. We took a shower, rest on the bed with extremely exhausted legs and body. and went to sleep around 3 am.

BALI TRIP PART 2

BALI TRIP PART 2
   We were having a great time and exhausted on 30 December 2014.
We changed our schedule on 30 December. We were planning to go to Ubud on 2nd January, but we ended up going to Ubud on 30 December, because we're afraid of the bad traffic and worried about the transport.

DAY 3 (30 December 2014)

 Early morning,we had our breakfast at our hotel, and we started our trip to UBUD at 10.30 am, we were so excited. Usually, it only takes 1-2 hours to arrive Ubud, but it took us longer, caused by the bad traffic. It took us almost 3 hours before we finally arrived Ubud. 


ready for Ubud exploration, wefie with dearest
 Our first stop at Ubud is Bebek Bengil ( Dirty Duck ) Restaurant. The Restaurant is recommended and well-known on Ubud. It has a cozy and welcoming place. We had our late lunch here. It was so crowded, we waited for quite a long time before our food's finally served. We're too starving that we cant taste their foods properly. We ate like a monster until the foods're tasteless for us. 

smile :D
with beloved koko..
bebek bengil
 After we had our late lunch, we walked to the nearest toilet and saw a small rice field on the back side of the Bebek Bengil Restaurant. We took a quick picture there. We love this place.
took by Hans <3
 Then, We went to A Sacred Monkey Forest at Ubud, where monkeys're set free in this forest and we're able to feed them bananas. We just arrived and bought some bananas, we saw a group of monkeys. Hans was so excited, he fed them with the bananas that we bought, while i took pictures and video.

 Honestly, i was scared. The monkeys saw Hans holding bananas. So, they started to hunt him. I kept silent,paralyzed and scared by myself. Hans played with the monkeys and threw the bananas, the monkeys quickly took it. We also saw a baby monkey hung onto his mama's body which 's so cute and lovely. It was quite an experience seeing my boyfriend greet his monkey friends there, lol. 
saw a monkey with his dying pose after ate too much bananas.
 There're people selling stuffs,foods,and drinks inside the forest. We walked around the forest, we saw many monkeys. I started to like them, when i saw a baby monkey playing with it's mama. It's was a very adorable view and moment i enjoyed. People around there were also touched. 
lovely

 There're many stairs, that took us to different waterfall places inside the forest,but they're actually flow to the same small river. 

 We also saw something in the river, not sure if it's a mini crocodile or a mini komodo. Because there's a komodo statue around the waterfall. The stairs around the waterfall 's getting sheer and slippery, so we went back before we took any picture of it. :(
selfie with a monkey
 We were exhausted, sweating and dehydrated after a long, long walk inside the forest. So we bought some drinks, but suddenly there's a scary black dog approaching us. I was hiding behind Hans, While Hans act like nothing happened. Hans was fine because he loves dog and he has 3 dogs at his home. Sigh, nothing is scarier than a dog suddenly approaching you, while you have dog-phobias. :')

 After that, We went to Pura Taman Saraswati for our last destination at Ubud to watch The Kecak Dance and Drama. 
The kecak dance and drama
 The Kecak Dance and Drama depicts the Hindu epic, "Ramayana" that tells the story of Prince Rama, who with the help of the monkey like Vanara defeats the evil king Ravana, who kidnapped a princess named Sita, to rescue her. Kecak dance is usually ended with a sacred ritual, a spiritual entitles will possess the body of the dancer (fire dance performance). We took some pictures and videos of the show. It was a great show.

possessed dancer
 After the show ended, We headed back to seminyak, The traffic was so bad. We were really exhausted waiting in the car, and we were planning to have our dinner at Bistrot, seminyak. But, the traffic was getting worse, We had to find a shortcut, otherwise we will get stuck till midnight, but the shortcut's traffic was bad too, We had no options, so we waited. We arrived our hotel on 10.45pm. It was too late to go to anywhere else and we were so exhausted. So, We cancelled our dinner at Bistrot. And we called MCD for Delivery as our supper, late dinner. We took a shower, stacking our goods, and rest while waiting for our MCD. We're so excited when our MCD arrived. Lol. The monsters out.
super messed table, i was extremely hungry while taking the picture lol
 The next hour, we were hungry again, as usual routine, we snuck out to buy some cup noodles again. Lol
I fell asleep while Hans and my brother were watching tv and playing cards. They slept on 2 am. 

 to be continued... 

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Friday, January 30, 2015

Our First Holiday Vacation

 We decided to go to Bali on December for New Year Eve's Celebration on Our First Holiday Vacation.

DAY 1 (28 December 2014)
  Our flight was at 9 am (WIB) in the morning, 
excuse our sleepy face.. :p
We arrived at Ngurah Rai International Airport at 2.45 pm (WITA). 
 The traffic was terrible because it's near the celebration of New Year Eve. We heard that Bali worst traffic is on December of Christmas and New Year Eve's Celebration every year. It took us almost 2 hours to reach our hotel.
 We're staying at Harris Hotel Seminyak for 6 nights and Harris Hotel Jimbaran for 2 nights. We arrived Harris Hotel on 4 pm (WITA) because of the bad traffic.
 Bali is on wet season every December, We hope that it won't rain heavily. 

 On the first day, We were planning to go to the BeachWalk Mall at Kuta, Bali. Unfortunately, our first taxi driver lied and refused to take us there because of the rain, Instead he drove us to Seminyak Square which only miles away from our hotel. 
 So, we stroll around seminyak square and Kayu Aya street. We had our first dinner at Mandarin Restaurant. After that, we went to shop and stroll around Kayu Aya street. Along the street, it has many stores and restaurants. It's so crowded because many tourists come to this place every December. 
 We're kind of exhausted, so we decided to have a seat and we had our second dinner at The Junction restaurant. The restaurant is next to the Seminyak square building. The restaurant has an unique decoration, because the building was built and decorated only with pile of woods. It's really a nice place, and the foods're delicious too.
Mandarin Restaurant
The Junction
 After dining at The Junction restaurant, We went back to hotel on 10pm. We took a shower and rest for a while, slacking and watching tv. We're getting hungry the next hour, so we decided to snuck out and buy some cup noodles, snacks and drinks at mini market nearby the hotel. 
snuck out from our hotel's room to buy foods.
  DAY 2 (29 December 2014)

 We woke up at 8.30 am on the second day, We had our breakfast at our hotel. We're planning to go to the Potato Head Beach Club early to reserve the Bed seats(Cabanas).
 It was raining in the morning, and it was too early to go to Potato Head at 10 am, because it opened at 11 am. So we decided to go to Agung Bali souvenir store which recommended by our driver. The store is quite famous and mostly recommended by all taxi drivers. The prices considered as cheap around the town and they have so many unique and beautiful souvenirs there. 

 After shopping, We went to Potato Head, But it rained heavily, The traffic's getting worse, We tried to call Potato Head for a reservation, but the cabana can't be booked by a phone-call, they asked us to go there and book on board. We arrived one hour later. Obviously, it was too late for us to order the Cabanas, we queued for the Cabanas on the Sofa seats. The sofa seat's quite good spot though for relaxing and slacking around. We ordered some foods and drinks.
my fav menu ; the cheese platter
 While we're waiting for the Cabana, the rain's still falling and really interrupting. It rained for almost 3 hours, so they decided to close the Cabanas and people on the Cabanas moved to the side, but the pool's still available, which means we still have to wait for the rain to stop and another hours to wait for the queue. 
 We knew that it was hopeless for us to wait. So, we only swim for a while, enjoy the foods ,the sight, and leave earlier.



 After we left Potato Head Beach Club, we went to Breeze Restaurant, inside the Samaya Resort for dinner. We had our dinner while waiting for the sunset. And we also walk by the beach. We really enjoy the place, it's so beautiful and we had a great weather on that moment. While walking by the beach, We're wondering, why there are a lot of wood piles at the beach. Many said that every December, Beach will be surrounded by a lot of wood piles that comes from the other side.





 We went back to hotel at 7 pm. We saw an unique Spanish cafe around our hotel. Curious took us there. So, after arrived hotel, We took a quick shower and we decided to have our second dinner there. We really love the foods. The cafe run by it's owner himself. He was there. 


Then, We went back to hotel at 10 pm, took a shower and rest, But we started to get hungry again, So, we snuck out to the mini market nearby hotel to buy some cup noodles for supper, I'm pretty sure we've gained more weights :p

picture took while waiting for the elevator
to be continued....
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LEES

So, recently I had so many friends been wondering and misunderstanding with the meaning of Lees. What is Lees? Let's make it crystal clear.
 LEES.
  Honestly, We had no idea how to define,describe,and tell what exactly Lees means. It just happened. We really influence each other, We have so many similarities in common. lol. It seemed our personalities were in sync. 
  There was a month, when we can't stop adding word, 'LE' for every sentences. Especially, before any objects that we mentioned, we automatically add the word 'LE'. It happened everyday. Sometimes, We mention 'LE' for no reason, even if the sentence has nothing to do with 'LE', we just make fun of it. hahahaha

  We both feel so annoyed by ourselves! I was joking and telling him 'So many LEES! I think we just found our secret keyword'. He replied 'yeah, The Lees finally stronger than love!' :D
  I can't remember exactly, how we really top up 'LEES', but we both started to put 'LEES' behind our names. Which makes everyone think that LEES were actually one of our name. IT'S NOT! :D

i made the picture by myself yesterday.lol
 We influenced each other, guess that's just how we deal with our life. Life's short. Start to care less about things you can't control. And focus on people around you, people who love and always be there for you <3

Hans and I
Hans and I, love to wear couple's outfit, because we're too lazy to dress up. We often wonder on what to wear for many times. So,we decided to get some couple t-shirts. We bought 8 pairs of COCONUT ISLAND 's t-shirts. Perfect easywear for our casual outing <3
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