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HI HERE TO REVIVE MY DEAD BLOG FOR LIVIA CHUA WHO IS CURRENTLY SOMEWHERE IN KOREA TAKING BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS. For more information please visit her Instagram.
Photos from Nicole's camera, not in order but can't tell anyway.
OMG EEWAI HAS LOST A SHITLOAD OF WEIGHT HAHAHA. Some of the guys in this photo have already ORD...it has been too long since I blogged.
Fave Nanhua babessss
Much lol-a-do about nothing
Following 2 from my Instagram:
I remember being very happy and excited about nothing. :D :D :D
It was a really fun night :) Probably cuz it was the largest NH gathering we've had to date and cuz someone went to shave TJ's pubic hair using the hotel toiletries LOL he was dead to the world at that time (see above photo). GOOD TIMES GOOD TIMES.
11 Aug - 13 Aug 2013:
(Photos mostly from RY)
Slept for like an hour or so and went to the flyer just downstairs (HOW INCREDIBLY CONVENIENT) to meet RY and wait for our coach. Which was freaking empty!!!
There were only two other groups (a family of 4 and an angmoh couple) who alighted at other hotels before us. Batam trip also liddis last to alight lol I like to believe we got better deals than all of them :D
Checked in at Hotel Equatorial~
I love taking photos of myself in hotel toilets because hotel toilet. Also rmb I have been in the same clothes for about 18 hours. STILL CLEAN. Also, haven't had breakfast. HUNGRY.
View from our room.
Crappy phone quality RY version hahaha.
Headed for our complimentary sushi lunch buffet which unfortunately was crappy. But free food!!! Never say no to free food.
On hindsight....I took too much sushi.
I remember lots of people staring....maybe it's cause we looked too young to be able to afford it/we kept going to take more food. Maybe both.
Explored Jonker Street (15 minutes walk away from the hotel!!!)
First chendol! Which was the best we had. Went back on the other days but it was closed noo.
Chanced upon Mod's Cafe while randomly exploring Jonker Street.
Mocha and latte~ Sugar syrup in that glass bottle.
This van functions as a cashier!!!
Hippie ornaments and pretty bikes!!
Chendol #2! Not very nice, but fragrant gula melaka. Same shop sells nyonya dumplings.
I've never been more bloated in my entire life by this time. Not a very good feeling.
Walking around to aid digestion.
Felt like shit halfway so we went back to our room and I had tea and rest.
Went out to explore the malls nearby before going to Jonker street at night~
You can choose the flavour for the sausage (curry, cheese, etc)
Ate this, it was nice. It's called Taiwan hamburger???? Or something.
Chendol #3.... Or was it ice kacang...? Let's just call it dessert #3.
Dumpling from Chendol #2 shop for dinner! Had an early night.
Night view from the day bed *_*
Started the day with a breakfast buffet which was DELICIOUSSSS. Wasn't expecting much cuz of the Jap buffet the day before but this was goood.
Basically did the same things, with less chendol, more walking and sweating.
I ate a more asian breakfast the second round, with chicken curry and nasi lemak.
Had lunch in one of the malls at a Hong Kong cafe.
A&W for dinner! It was so goooooood om nom nom nom nom.
Took a break at the hotel because we're old and tired before heading for Jonker Street again. This time we went to a bar afterwards to chill. Fried food and beer by the river is awesome.
Two random korean dudes sharing a bucket. There were lots of Koreans out that night.
There is wifi (which you can only connect if you're sitting inside as the signal is weak outside) here! It is bloody difficult to get free wifi in Malacca. Which was why I left my phone on a chair next to me when I was trying to get it to connect to the wifi and promptly forgot all about it until the NEXT AFTERNOON, 12 FREAKING HOURS LATER.
I am damn bloody heng we took a photo of the bar and I remember the name. We went to the hotel's cafe (the only place with wifi which you have to pay for zzz) and RY found the Facebook page and phone number. We called them and THANK GOODNESS THEY HAD MY PHONE. THANK GOODNESS I AM SO STINGY I BOUGHT THE CHEAPEST 4G PHONE ON SINGTEL AND NOBODY BOTHERED TO STEAL IT BECAUSE IT'S PRACTICALLY WORTHLESS. Seriously I tried trading this phone in to see how much money it can fetch, nobody takes it because nobody wants it. Go Hua Wei!!! I suppork!!!
Okay rewind 12 hours.
Many neon-coloured trishaws along roads, blasting kpop and such.
The next morning, after the lost phone saga, we went to Donald and Lily's cafe (met them at World Street Food Congress!) which was about a 15-20 minutes cab ride away for brunch!
Famous dry mee siam.
Chendol again! Lol. 4th bowl.
Headed back and spent the last hour we had at the nearest shopping mall.
I think this chendol is from the first one we tried. Managed to taste it again on the way to the bar to retrieve my phone. 5th bowl of chendol, everybody.
The bus ride back was uneventful, the only passengers were us so the bus driver asked us if we needed any toilet breaks (nope) and where we would like to alight. We chose Newton because Newton Food Center :D :D :D
I remember the family of ang mohs next to us ordering the most ang moh food they could find on the menu as it was their first time. Omelette, some veggie, grilled prawns, all no chilli one....why are you even at a hawker center gaiz. I should have just pushed my opinion in their faces hahaha.
AND HERE'S AN ABRUPT END TO MY FANTASTIC WEEKEND OF HOLIDAYING.
If you told me a few years ago I'd be having holidays every few months I'd think you're bullshitting/high/crazy/all of the above. 2013 has been nothing but amazing. :')
I graduated from NP, left my long-time part-time job, went on at least 4 scary interviews and nailed all but 1, embarked on 4 jobs (successively and simultaneously...), made new friends at work who have been so good to me, been to Taiwan with my parents, Phuket and Batam with my babes, Malacca and Wuhan (...spoiler alert???) with RY, catered for and attended a yacht party for the first time ever.
The best part is continuing to plan overseas trips for next year. :') I can't wait for 2014.
I AM SO BLESSED. Thank you, dear friends and family, for making this year so incredibly wonderful. ♥