Staying at Spa Village Resort Bali

In need of a quick getaway from our hectic schedule, we went on a full boarding package at the Spa Village Resort in Tembok, Bali – a 3-night stay in room at a 5-star resort, with daily 3-course breakfast, lunch and dinner, 2 days of 2-hour spa, more than 5 different activities to try in a day. I bought this package from Hospitality World, thinking it was a good deal. After confirming dates for this trip, I engaged with the hotel directly to arrange the airport transfer (provided in the package) and my requirements for the stay. Continue Reading

Style Diaries

My YSL College

After months of admiring the bag, I got my YSL College.

If you’d asked me what I thought of Saint Laurent last year, I wouldn’t have much to say. Some of the bags by Saint Laurent were okay, but not tempting enough for me to want to own. I think I only started growing an interest in the label when the College bags came on board – chevron quilt and choices of antique hardware in just the right amount of size and structure (not too hard, not too soft). It’s a laid back enough bag for me.

I went on their website to check out the bags. Viewed review videos on YouTube and then scoured the internet, bookmarking sites that sold the bags online. Since I was eyeing the classic style anyway (I knew I wanted a black, but undecided on the color of hardware) I wasn’t in a rush. I also gave myself room to get over the bag, in case it was just an infatuation. I almost did.

While casually visiting the website, I saw this – a black College bag in diamond quilt and gunmetal hardware.

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Conversations with Asna:


“Omg look at this picture, I look so ugly.”

She looked at the picture.

“You’re not ugly, you looked beautiful.”

Wow what’s up with the positivism?

She added:

“Don’t say you’re ugly, you’re beautiful. If you call yourself ugly you’e insulting your mom.”


“Mama says.”




Admiring Fazura on Instagram, I showed Asna her picture.

“Do you think she’s pretty?”

“She’s average.”

“Who’s prettier, you or her?”

“She is.”

Mama stepped into the dining area.

“Who’s prettier, Mama or her?”

Asna hesitated split second before she said:


We knew she’d say Mama anytime but Man and I made fun of her for second guessing.

“Mama, Asna said you’re prettier than Fazura!”

Mama buat muka sigh whatever la.


Asna blew her birthday candles quickly.

“Did you make a wish before you blew the candles?!”

“I’ve no birthday wishes.”

“What a waste. You could have wished you’d grow up as pretty like Fazura.”

Then Mama interrupted us.

“Tak payah la asik nak pretty face, it’s more important to have a pretty heart.”

“Asna, would you rather have a pretty face or a pretty heart.”

“Pretty face. Kalau tak macamana nak kahwin?”

Mama looked like she was about to say how pretty heart lagi penting for kahwin but I think she knew that there was no point so she just sighed hahahahahahahaha.

Daily Diaries

Turning 30

My birthday was coming. A few days before the day, Reza kept asking where we should go for dinner. I didn’t have time to really think about it. Continue Reading


Still single Asna

So I brought Asna to her favorite makan place in our neighborhood when she came home a few weeks ago.

There was hardly any patrons there so late in the afternoon, except couples.

After we sat down, I said to her:

“If you were still high schooling in Bukit Jelutong, this will be the place you go on dates.”

Suddenly she was like… shy.

“I’m still single, by the way.”

LOLOLO this was coming out of nowhere!

“What do you mean still single? Are you not supposed to be single?”

Then we spoke about the boys at school.

This time she comes home, I asked her the question in front of Mama.

“So are you still single?”


Mama joined the conversation.

“Why would you not be single?! Tak payah ada boyfriend lah, boys are gross!”

Then Asna argued:

“Tapi when Mama was at MRSM, Mama yang cari.”

A thing Mama did when we first sent Asna to boarding school was to scan the kids at school to see if there were any good looking ones yang boleh buat calon menantu LOLOLOL. Asna quoted what Mama said:

“Siapa boleh jadi calon Asna?”

Asna reminded Mama of what she said again.

“Jadi macam Cikyong, cari dekat sekolah.”

Which is true. I remember Mama thinking of the possibility that Asna could end up finding a good partner in school like I did that in the car while we were touring the school. This was even repeated during dinner conversations later.

As time progressed, if Asna mentioned of any boys she asked if he’s good looking, his grades and rank in the batch, where he lives etc. and advised her what to look for.

Now, “Boys are gross!” pulak.

Walau apapun I know Asna will have a hard time being not single if it doesn’t meet Mama’s requirements hohoho.

OMG can you believe I just wrote about Asna and her single status like it’s even something!

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