Saturday, 16 May 2015

Travel to Boracay White Beach 2015





Since I am working in Philippines, I must go somewhere popular over here, Boracay. 长滩岛. We always pronounced it wrongly as [bɔːrɑːkæ], but it's actually [bɔːrɑːkɑi], I knew it only after I went there.

One of my friends and I departed from Manila, and others were departed from Kuala Lumpur.

From Kuala Lumpur - Boracay takes around 8 - 9 hours.
Including travel to KLIA. 1 hour
Check-in and boarding in the airport, 2 hours
Flying time. KL to Kalibo Airport (KUL - KLB). 4 hours
Kalibo Airport to Caticlan Jetty. 2 hours
Caticlan Jetty to Boracay Jetty. 15 mins
and Jetty to your hotel. 15 mins

While from Manila to Boracay, of course it takes shorter time, about 4 hours.
From Makati to Manila Airport. 30 mins
Check-in and boarding in the airport, 2 hours
Fly from Manila to Caticlan (MNL - MPH), 1 hour
Caticlan Jetty to Boracay Jetty. 15 mins
and Jetty to your hotel. 15 mins

So if you want to go to Pulau Redang, Pulau Perhentian, Pulau Tioman... from KL, they take about 6 hours ++, you can actually consider travel to Boracay... It sounds far jek, but actually there's not much different. Provided if you do not care about the money spending lar~~

We planned this trip for 4 months, actually I can't say we planned for 4 months, we just bought the ticket 4 months ago, and planned what to do 2 days before we went to Boracay. To beach jek ma, no need to plan so much derrr... But at least we wanted to know about the budget, we're not that rich though...

We went there 5 days 4 nights, and stayed in 2 different hotels. The first 2 nights we stayed in Fairways and Bluewater Resort with a private beach, this resort is in the opposite of the Boracay crowded area. Fairway is like a Villa, and there's a shared private pool in the villas. Breakfast was included, food was not bad, but unfortunately I got the room with the stupid aircon that not cold at all, my friends' rooms were fine, and Wifi is only available in the lobby. They provided a shuttle van for the guests who wanted to go to Station 2 from 9:30AM (from hotel) to 10:00PM (from D'Mall). And the last 2 nights we were staying in The Tides Hotel, this hotel is in Station 2, the D'Mall area, which is very near and it's walking distance to the crowded and happening area and to the beach. The breakfast was nice as well but the food has lesser variety than Fairways, but the Wifi provided is just for one device only. So how? I have 2 guests in a room... ==" 

We searched for our activities package in the first night we reached Boracay. It cost us 4500 PHP (around RM380 followed by the currency that time) for few activities, I hope it wasn't expensive. 

First Day:
- Helmet Diving
- Snorkelling
- Island Hoping to Crystal Cove, one meal was included
- Cliff Jump - You can jump unlimited times, but I was so timid, I just jumped ONE time only...XD
- Sunset Sailing

Second Day:
- ATV
- Zipline + Cable Car back to the point

I'm not really keen on water sports or beach activities, or the ATV and Zipline. The activities could not make me excited more. For me I just follow my friends, but I still enjoyed myself with those activities. And normal thinking is like "tak kan you go to beach 5 days and you don't play those activities de ma...", so.. ok lor play lor.. I'm not complaining to play those activities ah, because I don't want to sit on the beach nor hotel for the 5 days also.

Below is my spending in Boracay in Peso, PHP:

25/4, Saturday (first day)
Reload card - 300
Japanese lunch in Manila Airport - 130
Drink - 70
Tricycle from Caticlan Airport to Jetty - 50/tricycle
Boat to Boracay Jetty - 25/pax
Jetty Environmental fee - 75/pax
Jetty Terminal fee - 100/pax
DInner @ Aria Gelato - 5,603.79 for 8 persons
Activities Package - 4500/pax
Hat - 150
16 Beers @ Budget Mart - 1059

26/4, Sunday
Tips we pay for the Island Hoping Boat - 100
Halowich Dessert - 150
Dinner @ CYMA Greek - 3932.32 for 8 persons
Drink in Fairways Resort Pool - 1000 for 8 persons

27/4, Monday
Lunch @ Smoke Restaurant Local Food - 1880  for 8 persons
Mount Luho Group photo - 150/photo
Tips for the package tour guide - 1600 total amount we gave
Dinner Fast Food - 89
Club - 3780 for 8 persons

28/4, Tuesday
Italian lunch - 762/pax
Massage - 300/pax
Postcard with stamp - 65

29/4, Wednesday (last day)
Tutu - 125/tutu
Boat back to Caticlan Jetty - 25
Terminal fee - 100
Tips for helping to me get the luggage - 20 (forced to give because the guy help me to take my luggage from the top of the boat, I thought he has to???)
Tricycle to airport - 50/tricycle
Airport terminal fee - 200

So the total I spent for my Boracay trip was around MYR 2000 including my flight and hotels.

Boracay is nice although it's crowded. I think it's because we went there in a peak season, End of April - May is the peak season. The water is clear, the sunset is nice, the sand is white and soft. The massage was not good, no feeling at all, maybe only for the girl who massaged me. There is many night clubs and the drinks aren't expensive. Lastly, there is many Korean girls with long sleeve outer wear with selfie sticks and the number of people who wear bikini is lesser than I imagined. 


Captured by GoPro




Before I went to Boracay, I read people blogs and reviews about Boracay. Most of them are like giving bad comments about Boracay. But luckily their bad experiences did not apply on us. So Boracay is the place that I will suggest you to go. For me, I will go again if there's a chance because I felt really relax there and I think that's a place that worth to go at least once in your life.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Carol Got A Job

Congratulation Tan Carol got a job and start working in a big accounting firm on 5/5/2015.

So finally three of us are working now. 

Feeling motivated. =D

Thursday, 16 April 2015

期望别人如何对待你

什么话会给你留下深刻的印象?
批评的话还是赞美的话?
还是骂你的话?

我记得小的时候,
我跟很多被宠坏的弟弟妹妹一样,
很喜欢说 “我跟妈咪讲!”
什么都说我跟妈咪讲。

有一天姐姐骂我说:
跟妈咪讲跟妈咪讲,什么都妈咪,以后你做错事坐牢你叫妈咪坐啦!
不知道几岁听到这句的,记到现在。

很多东西就是很有道理的,直接的,会刺进心里,记在脑力,永久的。

之前有一个朋友跟我说过,
你对每一个人很好,
人家不一定要接受的,
你有没有想过人家要不要和接受不接受你的好?

当时不把这句话当一回事,
直到有类似的事情发生,
这句话就会马上浮现在脑海里。
很容易想到的,
因为这件事发生在跟我讲这句话的人。

也对,其实我真的没有想过。
而我只会一直埋怨别人,
问自己为什么。
问为什么我对你那么好,
为什么你会这样对我,
为什么你都不意识到~

你可以对别人好,但是不可以期望别人一定会对回你好。你怎样对别人,不等于别人需要怎样对回你。看不透这一点只会给自己添烦恼

当然,人家即使对你不好,
你也要做好自己,也要善良一点。
也凡是不要太介意。

*KS说他不明白为什么我那么介意*

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Singapore Trip February 2015

This was the first time I travel with a guy, the handsome KS Wong, in February 2015.

We went to Singapore, why Singapore? Because both of us never been there and we always think we should go there...

I planned to chill there but we were travel like a tourist, went to all those tourist locations, and felt TIRED everyday! 

So... Next time I want to just relax if I go there again..

We fly to Singapore by Malindo Air, cheaper than AirAsia and baggage were included! And we stayed in Big Hotel in Bugis, room is small but nice hotel. The room is clean and cozy, the lights can remote by tablet, and the room comes with a full body big mirror! <3 


First day, we went to Orchard Road, walk in the shopping mall, and the road... I guess we just did not find the right place?? Because I saw nothing special over there.. Or I just did not have much money to shop?

Then, we went to Marina Bay Sands and visit the Merlion. The Marina Bay Sands buildings look beautiful at night, but when standing near to it, it looks so normal in the day time... I'm sorry to say so. 



Second day, yay! We went to Universal Studio. Both of us were excited before go there. We bought express pass because we didn't want to queue up and wanted to walk in like a bosss~~! But the stream was lesser than I expected. If I don't play those games few times, I will feel buying express pass is a waste.

Battleship roller coaster is closed! The most we wanted to play....So disappointed. Besides, my friends told me some of the games like 4D Transformer worth to play many times, but we felt nothing special already after we played it for the second time... Well, maybe just both of us lack of enthusiasm to play in a theme park. But walk around is good, we enjoyed taking photos... 




At night, we went to the last station, played the Skyline Luge. Hahaha I feel this is much better than the games in USS.. Quite worth to play. 


Third day, Singapore Zoo. Traveled about 1 hour plus to the Zoo, was very hot on that day! I felt very "guk" in the zoo. Maybe it's like in the forest area, the air made me felt headache... But still, we able to visit most of the animals. ^^ 



At night, we went to Garden by The Bay. We did not go up to the bridge, because KS has acrophobia. There is a show at 7:45pm and 8:45pm, I forgot which time we stayed for. Laying down on the seat, looking up to the "Garden". The feeling was so amazing and we enjoyed it so much. 15 minutes is so short to enjoy the show~

After watching the show in Garden by the Bay, we went for the movie "Fifty Shades of Grey" because it did not show in Malaysia. I would rather say it is a romance and love story movie than a sex movie. *Feel annoyed when people insist saying it is a sex movie and telling me "yer..."*




Day four, after brunch, we head to airport and go home.

If you say travel, Singapore has nothing much special for me as a Malaysian because most of the culture, food, building, people are the same. But, you can see the MRT over there is much much better and so convenient. Singapore is a place that I will go there again soon, to relax.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

No Internet during CNY

Chinese New Year, I went back to hometown, it's my mom's hometown, Bahau, at a little corner of Negeri Sembilan. Bahau is not bored, for me, as long as I can online, it will always okay for me.


However, my grandparents' house is in a super good 风水 location, which is a lesser radioactive location, because the network cannot reach the house. So, I did not have Wifi nor data plan in that house, not even call anyone unless I walk out from the house.

I realize that we really cannot survive without internet. Internet is something like the second air in my world. We won't move to other place because of water ration, but we wish to move to another place due to the hunger of internet.

This is good chance for everyone to chitchat with each other, or watch tv together and have the same topic after that. (Although I don't see much chitchat without internet)


From this photo, in this era, 2015, you still see no one is playing with their phone here (Except me, because I used my phone to capture this photo). Power of the internet. But I really don't see they chat more although there's no internet. They just look... boring...

So this is the updated version of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs:


Sunday, 1 February 2015

我的部落格,跟以前不一样的是

跟以前不一样的是,我现在不会什么都写上网了。讨厌的喜欢的,知道什么可以写什么不可以写。当然,有一些也许别人介意的事情,如果我不介意,我还是可以让大家知道,跟大家说。



刚刚看到这个,有所感触。以前我真的什么都写出来,看回去,东西都还蛮 detail 的!

好处就是,当我要知道几时做过什么的时候,翻回去就知道了。

现在很多 social media 可以代替这个了,例如 Instagram。当然,Instagram 没有日期,没有 details 没有很多照片,没有故事。通过 Instagram,大家都是看图说故事。

我的 Instagram 是 link 去 Facebook 的,很多东西家人都会看到,所以也有很多东西不可以乱 post 了。我知道可以 restrict,但是 restrict 的话,就干脆不 post 好了~ *当然有一些还是会去 restrict*

跟以前不一样的是,我不会想要那么多 attention 了。想分享的,想批评的,想问的,想说的,只会在特定的 messenger chat 里面分享。我要的回应,就只是来自他们就够了,而不是大众了。

我们不断地寻找与增加新的人在我们的生命里,也不断地过滤能留下来的人。留下或离开,一定有它们的理由,不要太伤心一个人的离开,珍惜过滤后还可以留下的人!

Monday, 17 November 2014

Forgive and Forget, which one is harder?

When a couple argue, one will forgive one, else they will break up.

Sometime they are forced to forgive, else they have to break up.

You know it, if you don't forgive him/her, the one who actually did wrong will blame and point back to you that you are small gas and not tolerate enough.. mm ok.

Sometime you even have to act that you have forgot about the incident.

Forgive someone is easy, but to forget what he did is hard.