Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Hello from Bintan

It's now 10:22pm here, and I'm in my temporary bed at Nirwana Garden's in Bintan typing this.
As much as this trip here is for my assignment, this turned out to be a getaway for me too.

Am here with mummy dearest :)
Arrived safely yesterday afternoon, and there was some issues checking in, but we got our room just fine, thankfully.
Took awhile to rest and headed for our massage and facial.
Apparently, the spa isn't the same one as it used to be anymore. It's now under a different management.
And honestly wouldn't recommend this spa here (Kedaton) if you're looking for something more upscale.
But still, not too bad la...
Had Japanese for dinner, and the food was alright, but the portion too little for the price so exorbitant. A bit like daylight robbery >:(
But their dessert special was sooo good!
It was a lava cake with a scoop of vanilla on crushed pineapple cookie!
Today though, was literally a nua day, which I LOVE!
Came back to nua in the room for slightly over an hour after breakfast, which I must say, had some pretty good food despite the minimal selection.
We were pleasantly surprised when we got back to the room too! Had some cute origami towels left by the staff (Rizal) who made our room, and a cute little note!
Headed to the poolside for a tan at the craziest hour of 12, where the sun was the brightest, but am loving the results I garnered.
Although, because I was reading, my arms are so unevenly tanned now with the insides being all white:/
Almost 3 hours later, we were back to the room to cool down, nua some more, wash up and head to the kelong for some seafood dinner!
Between the both of us, we gobbled down a plate of sambal chilli crab, mantous, which I must say was the best I ever had! Deliciously crisp on the outside and just so soft on the inside! Brocolli with mushrooms, and gong gong with a really refreshing dip!
Unfortunately though, the haze was a little stronger by the kelong, and there was not much of a view of the sunset :(
Plans for tomorrow is an early morning breakfast followed by a little more tanning and a dip in the pool before I have to get back to pack-up, wash up and check out.
Ferry leaves at around 2 plus(Indo time) which means I'd be back in Singapore around 4plus...
Wish I could have a little more time here, BUT, there's class on Thursday, UNFORTUNATELY!
In other news, I'm having my consumer behaviours mid sems on Sunday afternoon and I've yet to study! I actually brought my notes and laptop over with me to Bintan, but being on a trip, even if it is for an assignment, is making me extremely reluctant to study.
Guess, I'd just have to cram when I'm back and burn some midnight oil.
Luckily for me though, this is a subject similar to what I've studied in poly before so it shouldn't be too hard on me!
ANDDDDD, I can't wait for FRIDAY, cause I'm finally gonna meet my girl!
Even if it is the fact that it'd be the last time I see her till she gets back again next year.
After a long month, I'm finally gonna be seeing her again, so I'm glad!
Wish we could have an entire day together though, and not just the morning/early afternoon.
Sucks to have school :((((

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Bucket list: Countries (places) to visit!

1: Santorini, Greece

2: Okinawa, Japan

3: Holland

4: Jiu Zhai Gou, China

5: Jejudo, Korea

6: Paris, France

8: Venice, Italy

9: Salzburg, Austria

(For the Sound of Music!)

10: USA (Grand Canyon)

For now, that's about it...
At least, these are those that is worth having a picture of.
Because most of the others would end up looking the same, which is of beaches, sand and seas of Fiji Islands, Maldives, Seychelles and Guam!

Wednesday, 12 June 2013


I don't know how many times I've said this on my twitter and what not, but it still happens all the time and it irks me.
People who know me through school and everything, would generally know me by my birth name, Tay Ying.
Which, I am not at all bothered by.
What actually bothers me is the fact that maybe few years down the road, even if we don't keep in contact, and you for some reason decide to ask on facebook or twitter for my help to like/share/followback/retweet or anything of that sort, and instead of addressing me by the name you knew me by, you decide to go for the name which I introduce myself to a select group of people with, and in doing so, get it wrong.
Firstly, the name's auBrey, not auDrey!
I'm fine if you "forgotten" who I am, and decide to go for the obviously English name I have on my SNS, but at least have the decency to get it right, hello?!
It's not as if Aubrey is all that rare of a name either...
Some of you should have at least heard of Aubrey O'Day and/or Aubrey Plaza.

In fact I was christened Aubrey by my parent's after the song Aubrey by Bread.
(See Music Video Below)

So like I've been saying though, it is basic courtesy to check that you are getting people's names right. It is SO RUDE, to be getting someone's name wrong. I just can't imagine how offended for example if I were a "Dillon" but addressed as a "Dylan" or a Rachelle" addressed as a "Rachel".
You get the drift I'm sure. And since the name is already written there, why don't people just double check to make sure they've gotten it right?
It really perplex me so.

Monday, 10 June 2013


As opposed to the title though, this post will begin from Saturday night.
Had Faith and Cally over at our place to supposedly, watch movies.
We ended up gossiping through the night though.
Major fun, I must say.
We don't meet often, so it was nice just sitting/lying around and catching up on one another's life more, knowing what's been going on, giving advices to one another etc.
It's amusing though, how I've managed to forge such a friendship with this two considering how they were my sister's classmates to begin with...
But I guess it all started when I met Cally at some JJ Lin fansign a few years back.
Never regretted having asked her and Enya to join me back then!
As for Faith, well, it just happened, and the four of us ended up hanging out as and when, and our friendship just built from there!
So as I was saying, we were like gossiping till the wee hours and stuff, and like only went to sleep close to 5am, before waking up again around 7 to head out to 85 for breakfast!
Mad tired, but I managed to get my porridge, so was quite satisfied!
Headed home to grab some shut-eye (but ended up over sleeping -.-") before I headed over to gram's since they were wrapping the bazhangs (which I had for lunch today)
Lounged around for about 2?hours before Fred kor arrived!
He brought me my Mango Sticky Rice straight from Thailand immediately to grams upon departure! /touched! Thanks kor!
HAHAHA, but that aside, was quite amused by how he actually ended up pulling his vein in his neck after going for a Thai massage! Like how did he even?!
Stayed at grams till after dinner cos Fabian kor said he'd come down after his classes ended and so, was home much later than I expected.
Was mad tired and thus ended up sleeping at like 10plus last night?
Hahahah! First early night in weeks!!!!! But, that totally made it a good sleep.
That's all for SUNDAY folks!