Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Thailand: Koh Samui

Hey guys!! I am back from Thailand! Had the most amazing trip ever! We boarded the plane on Tuesday and landed around 5ish in Bangkok and then caught a connecting flight to Koh Samui. When we arrived at the Koh Samui airport, it was pouring down with rain. The customs at this airport are the most relaxed place ever here, they have two signs: one to declare goods and the other nothing to declare, it's your choice if you want to declare or not lol


The resort we stayed at was called Amari Reef Hotel. This place has the best customer service, as soon as we walked in they greeted us and led us to a place to sit down where we can check in. They provided us some tea and refresher towels. One thing I do find weird is that when checking into hotels in Thailand they like to photocopy your passports. When we got to our room, all we wanted to do was take a nap. After our nap we went to get a massage and facial at breeze spa located in our hotel. It was a little expensive but well worth it, soooo relaxing.

The breakfast here was amazing! This hotel has the best breakfast.. anything you can imagine they had it. Every morning I would end up eating 2 plates of food. You can get them to make you omelets or fried eggs. They even had a juice machine to make your own juice. They had not just one type of sausages but 3!!







We joined a tour to ride elephants and see tigers. Our tour ride was on a tuk tuk lol I was freakking out, we had no seat belts and was sitting at the back of the car. Elephant riding was pretty scary too, I held on real tight and didn't let go on the seat. The seat was just tied using ropes to the elephant and looked really flimsy. There was also a waterfall at this place where some ppl went for a swim, the water looked kinda dirty so I didn't go in.



Then we went onto a place where you get feed baby tigers and leopard. I took a pic with the tiger and B took photos with the leopard which got kinda nasty.


Check this gross looking pic out lol We went to a place that has Garra rufa fishes. They are suppose to exfoliate the skin, these tiny little fishes feed off the dead skins and leaving the healthy ones to grow. The feeling of when you first dip your feet into the water is so weird. Let me tell you, i'm not a ticklish person and these fishes were really tickling my feet badly lol
 This hut looking thing was where we got our first beach side massage. It look like a dirty place but hey its the experience that counts. I went for the thai message coz i didn't want to strip down in public lol This is one of the most weirdest massage I got. She was massaging my bum, next thing you know she put her fist near on my bum and pushed it.. kinda like fisting my ass lol


Our hotel had one of the best Italian restaurant we have ever been to. This place was called Pregos, we went here to eat 3 nights.. it's just that good. The pizza base was the best.. who would have thought Thailand would have such tasty pizza. I forgot to take a pic of this place even though we were here so many times lol On most days, we would be walking along the beach or swimming by the pools. Here are some pics I took of our hotel and beach.




Everyday we went out for a massage. On the day we left, we went for a full on pamper session. B and I went for an 1hr facial, I went for a foot scrub and then a 1 hr foot and hand massage. It was awesome, we both we sad that we were leaving lol I would definitely come back to this place.

Thanks for reading!!
K


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Puffing Billy & Yarra Valley Wineries!!

Visited Puffing Billy and Yarra Valley Wineries today, it was a very intense day lol We had to meet up at fed sq at 7.45am to join the tour group. Our first stop was at some park (can't remember the name of it), you can buy bird seeds and feed cockatoos there. Not very exciting but at least we got morning tea, where I had two lamingtons. If you don't know what lamingtons are then you are missing out! It's a cake with jam in the middle coated with chocolate and coconuts on the outside. Next stop was puffing billy, it was filled with very excited parents and kids. We got off at menzies station where our bus driver picked us up and picked up an additional 12 newbies to our tour group (not exactly the best mix of ppl)




 We then went to Fergusson Winery for lunch. Lunch was roast with vegies. The meal was average, probably because I had such high expectations for it. After lunch, was the wine tasting. Only managed to try 2 types wine at this place. Their moscato was quite yummy! Second winery we went to was Dominque something lol really bad with names as you can see.


Last stop was at Rochford - I do really like this place. Tried around 6 types of wine here, their fortified wine was really nice (only coz I like sweet wine) After the tasting, we all went for some dessert. They had a lot of macarons, cakes and fudges. Last time I came here, I got fudge so I didn't get it this time. This time I got a carrot cake with a green tea. It was very yummy, was perfect with the cream.



The newbies that joined our tour ended up drinking so much they were really annoying on the way home. They kept talking really loud and said some things they shouldn't be talking about in public. One of the guys came down to speak to the driver and told him they wanted to be let off. The bus driver agreed and dropped them off and everyone on the bus was clapping coz they left. When they were outside the bus, one of the girls decided to flash herself at everyone!! Who does that??? It's not like they were even young, they look like they were in their early to mid twenties.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Witchery denim shorts

Scored these Witchery shorts for $34.95 from $79.95. When it was on the rack, it looked alright but once i had them one they look pretty good and felt really soft. It was just meant to be waiting for me lol The only pair and in my size!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

November bargain: Country Road Gathered Skirt

Hello =) Very pleased with myself today. I managed to pick up a CR gathered silk skirt in raspberry today for $9.95... you say WHAT??? I say yep awesome as ever haha It was originally $129.00 then down to 19.95 and a further 50% off!! I had a look at the CR website the dress is at 59.95, scored myself a super bargain. Pretty good for summer.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Love Heart Earrings

Hello Lovies~~ Today I was walking around the city looking for a present for my friend's birthday next week and I stumbled across this store called Mouche. They sell jewelry and accessories, I think it's Korean. I picked up a pair of very cute cupcake earrings for my friend and B got me these heart shaped earrings. I love oversized earrings where they cover your entire earlobe.

Comes with this box packaging then they also wrap the earrings in tissue paper.


Here they are my new earrings.. too bad I can't wear them right away. I can't wear earrings too often maybe like... once or twice a month. My ears get really infected.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

What to wear to the beach?

Hii!! In 9 days, I will be headed off to Thailand. I'm not a beachy type person so I don't really have any outfit to suit the occassion. What kinda beach outfits do people wear to the beach? lol as silly as this sounds I had to google "beach wear". Not really a bikini fan since I feel like I have budges everywhere, only have a set coz I really needed it for a day spa place. Most of the results from the google show flowy dresses, I like dresses but dunno about the flowy bright colored ones. I'll definitely be bringing over shorts and a maxi but just wanted some other outfits so my pics don't look like im wearing the same thing everyday. Definitely, looking for a sun hat.

Source:College Humor

I did find these shorts at forever new that I bought yesterday. From $69.95 down to $34, another bargain purchase!!

 
My shopping list for this trip:
  • Sun hat
  • Plenty of sunscreen
  • a nice swim suit (if I can find one)
  • flowy dresses

Heading off to Chadstone Shopping Centre today and checking out the Myer one day sale.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Wedding invitations & Bonbonniere Boxes are decided!!

Hello =) I have made some progress! My wedding invitations and bonbonniere boxes have been ordered. The printing company has started printing. It took a while to decide on what I want, knowing me it normally takes me ages coz im so indecisive. In Australia, it's very expensive to get invitation made. I went to a few wedding expos and the invitations there was like $8-10 per card... wayy too expensive for my budget. The fact that I know ppl will end up throwing my invite in the bin made me feel even more stingy. My invitations are from HK, the girl was really nice and communication has been really good. My invites are simple but my bonbonniere boxes are mega asian lol My mum loves the chinese character on wedding stuff, some kinda good luck thing? What's good about this place is the bonbonniere boxes are custom made so it will have our names and wedding date on it.


 This is my invite, the envelope is also a greeny pearl colour.



Bonbonniere Box - on the other side it has our names printed on it. Thinking of doing a candy buffet, so ppl can just take their boxes up to the table and fill it up with whatever lollies they want.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Hair Sock/Donut whatever you want to call it

 
 and... here it is.. my ebay hair donut/sock thingy finally arrived!!! pretty nifty tool for hair buns lol very happy with my $1 purchase.

Misty's Diner

Recently went to Misty's Diner after a few friends were telling me how yummy their burgers was. When B and I were trying to find the place, I was suprised where it was located.. right next to a garage lol The service was a little slow, it took about 20mins for us to get our food and I was starving like a marvin. Here are some pics I took inside the Diner. The way they decorated the place was pretty cool.


look!!! there's Bs head lol
 some kinda burger B got
 my California club sandwich
 Curly fries!!! yummo
 Blooming Onions - It starts off real tasty then when it gets cold really really fatty grossness lol

I wanted to take more photos inside but didn't want to look like a freak. As I was taking these pics I was already sneaking around.. you might ask why? who knows lol I always feel like a criminal taking photos.

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