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One random Thursday night @ KL Journal

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Sway and I were on Skype when we were talking about celebrating our birthdays together. Now that we're both working, I thought it was only cool that I booked a stay in one of the decent hotels in KL.

And then we decided to make it a both of our thing. For our birthdays of course! We decided to choose between one of those 4 stars hotel that's right smack in town with buffet breakfasts 😋

So we booked KL Journal Hotel.



It's only 5 minutes walk to Lot 10, you could see it from the hotel and about 10 minutes from Jalan Alor (food heaven) and Changkat (Pubs heaven?). It was also because we wanted to eat dinner at Joloko the next day (which is right smack in KL city) that we decided to stay in KL city itself.

KL Journal was a quirky, high rise, right next to the HSBC building downtown with the most vibrant swimming area. I say area because while the pool was fairly small, the drinks, bar and chill area were quite big. It could accommodate maybe up to 200 pax? and absolutely col…

Madesimon Villa @ Ubud

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I had promised Wira that I would do the deed of sharing his new other villa on my blog. While I didn't stay there (he said it wasn't ready) and particularly took any of these photos, his and his team's kindness (they say it's the Bali spell) have made me feel obliged to.



Plus, it's always good to share... on pretty things especially 😉

It's already live on Booking.com is slightly more expensive than ThanTha because it could accommodate a party of at least four. It's so pretty oh dear, I wouldn't even think twice if I had a party of four with me.

Link to book here 


What I especially love about the Balinese villas and homes are that they are always surrounded by leaves and trees. You can always hear the trees flutter, and call me hipster, but that is seriously soothing.


Below is Wirah and his family 👋 If you do come, please come and say hi to him. I'll leave his number here so you can contact him directly and maybe mention my name! 😁

Isn't his f…

Walking around the Old Town Prague

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...deserves a post all by herself↔💘

I love Prague. Old town Prague?
Maybe a little obsessed by it.

I remember old town Prague; the beautiful orange hue as Jessy and Mum's backdrop. Melancholy violin playing as background music. People clapping, cheering, some kissed. The old in pairs, some alone, clucking through the cobblestones with their walking sticks. The young laughing their way through the bridge - some with a pint in their hands. Kids running escaping from their mums. We even saw a fully dressed full fledged wedding couple. Getting ready to snap at sunset. In the midst of throngs of people.

Why wouldn't everyone love this bridge? 
It's so beautiful. It's so alive. 



And there are layers, and layers of this remarkable town. One entry from the other, another area is vibrant with more things.

It really just keeps getting better by each step.



This was the walk in the morning, we walked into the Old Town Square without knowing. There were horse carriages, ice creams, …

Dinner at Joloko, Kuala Lumpur

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Sway and I were talking about celebrating our birthdays together while I'm there (Libras rejoiceeee!), and naturally the first thing we did was, Google. Quite done with late nights, we just wanted to chill and eat. Joloko was one of the few restaurants that came up on the search (I forgot what I typed), and without sharing to Sway, days later Sway shared with me via Insta, on Joloko again.

Either their digital marketing efforts worked hauntingly well, or it was basically just a sign for us.

So yes, you can say we randomly picked a place and rallied the gang at least a month before to meet up here. I was thinking of part dinner part celebration, since we barely catch up and we're earning now!!

Turns out, it was a celebration of all sorts! New jobs, terrible dates, you know, the many things to celebrate as a modern woman these days. It turned out to be a little soiree. So. Much. Fun. 

Before even anything, I publicly apologized to everyone for choosing a place right smack in th…

Back in Ubud Bali x ThanTha Ubud Villa

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The last time I was in Bali was 7 years ago and it started with Ubud as well.

Updated: I was in Bali 3 years ago, but for work. Barely explored outside of the hotel, slipped my mind and I must have not considered that as a visit 😂

I was very young at that time, just decided to leave the first company I was working with after 2 years. I wanted to come back home to be close to mum. She wasn't feeling very well. My relationship with my then partner deteriorated because of my decision to come back. And then there was the hindsight that I would be jobless.

Stressed, emotional and borderline losing it, there were so many things going on in my life at that time that I was desperate for an escape.

And traveling soared as the trendiest thing at that time, with flights dropped as low as RM 100 return to possibly any Asian destination, emerging social media with filtered photos fueling it. I was among the hundreds that bought these cheap fares, I didn't even looked at the dates, nor sea…

Hello!

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I've been thinking of what to say after my recent trip, but all I can think of is, I'm so happy to be olderrr and just be alive! It's bizarre! Like, I am really ecstatic at being where I am now 😜

I just came back from a week in Bali with the first few nights alone, and was then later joined by some friends and family. Yes, I love my alone time - no, I ADORE MY ALONE TIME. Partly because when I asked everyone to do Batik painting class and cooking class with me, either none of them wanted to or don't want to spend money on it or some shit like that so I was like - fck it, I'm going to do everything I want.

So I did. Doing everything I wanted.
Like I'm always privileged to! 😀

Me with zero pants.



I did what many any young woman would do when traveling. Eat, sleep, swim repeat. When I was in Ubud, I swam nekkid underneath the stars, cold, but the sound of fluttering leaves and bugs honestly were music so it calmed me. I could even hear prayers - it was really so…