Saturday, April 27, 2013

When i got home from Bali,  i anxiously asked my son how his game went that morning ( they usually have match Saturday morning). He told me he missed it because he got the time wrong and they changed the venue. That made me feel bad, i would have waited a bit and ring up his coach for him had i been there. Fortunately it turned out, the match was a friendly so no foul.

Today they played against Tunas Menggatal and won. I don't remember the score. I can't wait for this tournament to be over. It's rainy season and he's constantly coughing and sneezing from training in the rain so much. His voice is croaky. Today he told me he wants to quit the Choir because he's losing his voice.  I didn't tell you he's in the school choir too, did I? He got many different interests, this boy. Football player....singer....and later, maybe, he told me..ustaz.  Hmm no comment.

I was also anxious for my other son, si Abang who was away in Membakut for Seminar PMR. He got back a day after we did. He passed with flying colors, alhamdulillah. A special PMR camp for KRK school Zon Pantai Barat. He came out top for his school, and second overall from 5 schools of Pantai Barat. Congratulations my boy and well done. (And..yes ..i know i will get your new handphone..).

What about the daughter, you ask? The least active in school. She doesn't care much for co-curriculum or sports or persatuan. Academic pun so-so ..i could only identify one clear interest of her so far, that is shopping. Dear me.. She has a school trip coming up in June to KL and she's excited. I hope she learns something other than shopping.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Beautiful Bali

For our 16th anniversary this year, we honeymooned in Bali.

This was last week.

Bliss. that's all i had to say. Bliss.

We stayed at Kuta Playa Villa at Kuta beach street. The beach is visible from the lobby, across the street.

Selepas saja check-in ada complementary foot massage. Awesome or what?

Did I say the beach is 2 seconds away and it's fantastic. It's not white sandy like what we're used to, here the sand is black due to volcanic effect. But the wave perfect for surfing , the beach stretches forever and the sunset beautiful. I can see why my friend Gina likes to come here, being the outdoorsy, sunset girl she is.
There's so many tourists here, SO many, all year round. Australians are so lucky. Qantas fly direct from Perth to Bali, only takes 3 hours and Perth-Bali is cheaper than Perth-Sydney. Add to that, their big currency. They could probably live on 50 AUD for a week here.

We made a self-guided tour to Tanah Lot.

Bali is home to temples. Lots of temples. The people predominantly Hindu and ritual observing. If I have a complaint, it's the smell of incense everywhere. In the hotel reception, in the mall by the cashier, in the taxi. There's no getting away. I should bring a mask next time.

Having said that there's no problem getting halal food here. Not in Tanah Lot though. In the city, yes. Fast food in the mall is generally halal. And  there are  many Indonesians from outside Bali touring here too ,  Jakarta and all.

I am in loove with their gado-gado. Authentic peanut sauce. rasa jawa asli.

Pak Jef kan kalau nda singgah Harley Davidson inda sah.

We miss Bali Galeria, the biggest mall in Bali, because no taxi driver keen to go there due to renovation work ongoing at the highway.

Three days isn't enough to enjoy Bali. We had 5 days but we travel via Jakarta so minus journey days.  Good news is there is direct flight soon from KK to Bali (why didn't it happen then..). There are a lot of fun stuffs for family, for kids. The Water Bomb (something like water world) sounded great. In the city, walking distance from where we stay. So maybe another time. Maybe.