Batam took on a new meaning for us since it’s our first trip w Eli. Technically speaking, e trip is more of ‘Eli’s escapade extravaganza’

Prior to this trip, there was this mega packing which resulted in 1 luggage bag, 1 small carry on, 1 stroller and 1 carrier. The whole idea of traveling light is so over. Used to just pack a duffle bag and just in min, all ready…now it’s days of pre-packing.

A small tin of milk powder, diapers, toys, clothes, washcloths, rice cereal, bb biscuits, bibs, medicine, bottles, towels, blankets, bolster, body wash, lotions, even washing liquid and not to mention a whole load of his swimming items…gosh!

In Batam, came a series of taking turns to take care of Eli, making sure he is comfy and no
trying to play punk on us by screaming his lungs out in public…esp in e ferry.

So after all e lugging, hype and exhaustion, I thought that I would enjoy the 3hr haven spa wo Eli. Then came the terrible truth. I didn’t. At least not the part where they left me covered in mask or in e bath for close to 40min all alone. Being alone became frightening.

My mind started off w thoughts of oohhs and ahhs to hmmm to what’s my men doing? And it went downhill after that. At that point, I just wanna quickly get dressed and b w them. Yet I was consciously thinking that I must b out of my mind to wanna go back so quickly to e idea of looking after Eli. Talk bout wanting my personal space. Perverse to e max!!!

Nonetheless, I did enjoy parts of e spa and realized that it’s going to b a super long while b4 I can thoroughly enjoy such enjoyment wo having thoughts of major commitments at e back of my head.

Having a hol w a bb now longer becomes as daunting. Not exactly e kind I was expecting but it’s bearable.

Kinda wanna experience a longer haul trip in dec where I hope Eli will b more manageable.

Best part of e trip??? No need to care for spills, dirt and mess that we create along w Eli. Feels super damn good to leave e place knowing that I need not clear up after that. Of course a maid can easily solve this portion. Yet knowing that I can keep my house clean, care for my bud and family and earn my keep all at e same time makes me feel superbly powerful. All I can say is women are great creatures. Am proud to b one.

Of course special thanks to uncle markie (aka my personal butler) for making my life much easier and comfortable. See, I show appreciation ok! Jeez!!

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Batam 2011

Where else can we go now that I am so damn prone to motion sickness?

BATAM of course! This time round, we stayed at KTM Resort. Room once again was disappointing. Uncle Mark did not like the idea that there was no decent swimming pool. But the MASSAGE….DAMN good. Of course, I could not do the full body massage. But the feet, head, shoulder and neck massages were AWESOME. Seriously! I felt so good after that. Their skills were much better than Harris.

Of course, knowing that I’m preggy…the massage were light & soothing. Not the accupunture till u totally cry in pain type. Even Uncle Mark’s full body massage made up his disappointment of having no pool. But of course, he did not spare me from his complaints!

THE FOOD WAS GLOROUS. I loved the kangkong. It was damn salty & spicy. Super delicious. Seafood was yummy. Wanted to eat crab but I chickened out…hahahaha so ended up with prawns instead. This time round, not sure why…we actually brought super little $$ there. Then again, we didn’t really shop as per before.

The resort was not that bad overall. We at least got to see the skyline of Singapore. The MBS, Singapore Flyer blah blah blah. So close yet so far. No wonder it’s plausible to swim to the shores of SG.

 I thought that such a trip will make me relaxed at the end of it all. Unfortunately, I felt really drained the moment I reached home. Not sure was it coz uncle mark had to insist on us watching “Captain America” after the boat ride home. hahahahaha maybe it’s the hormones. Our dear little one telling me that “Mummy, going on trip is fine…but I am tired…can u go home & not be crazy like Daddy to watch movie? I want the bed & my bolsty.”

Sighz…but the adventurous mama me, am thinking & pining for our next trip. Hopefully then, we can bring the little one go explore the vast land of Australia. Wonder if the Koala will help me entertain the little one.

The next trip will definitely be a HUGE blast for me. Despite the long wait, I am looking forward to it already.

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Loving Harris

What’s the best way to spend  a weekend???

HAVE A AWESOME GETAWAY!!!! Once again, my annual pilgrimage to Harris Batam Resort. This time, was to spend our 5yrs 5mths anniversary. Thanks to the GM & his whole load of supportive staff, it was AWESOME!!!!! They upgraded us from their trendy funky room to the Japanese Suite after knowing that it was our 6th time in Harris & were spending our anniversary there! Think the GM must be thinking this couple do support them to the max! Which is absolutely the truth anyway…how many people visit batam like us…hahahahaha

The upgraded room was freaking big..basically 2 rooms combined into 1. It came with a stone bath, fantastic service & japanese style bedding. COMFORT & TOTALLY FANTABULOUS! We even had to share our room with some birdies & their babies coz they decided to build a nest there…not that we are complaining…since the room is big enough to share…hahahaha

Next came teh surprise @ 9pm on saturday. Ok, not much of a surprise but I am very pleased by the enthusiasm that the staff had. It was really really tiring & yet they still went all out to sing & dance for us. PRESENTING US our Anniversary cake. Didnt manage to take alot of pics with the team coz they caught me by surprise when I was in the toilet but the atmosphere they presented was totally a big WHAM! This time round, the spa treatment was VERY VERY GOOD! I actually fell asleep & snore as usual…uncle mark still said the lady laughed at me…but kudos to her for massaging me till I could actually fall asleep despite the pain…hahahahahaha

Harris is still ultimately my fave! Looking forward to visiting it again later in the year! YIPPEEE!!!!!

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Lucky Uncle Mark

Yesterday…me went to Urban Write & got Uncle Mark his long time desire of HEADPHONES!!! Not cheap..but at least it fits his big mega ears…wahahahahaha…& it comes in multi-colours…quite pretty…so uncle mark got his nice pressie…& of course…this weekend, we have another surprise!

Our dear Harris team will be sending us a nice cake with maybe a complimentary Harris band? hahahahahaha excited to the max!

Cant wait for today to end & then it’s time for my weekly dosage of 2 days 1night. Starhub better dun play punk on me again! I DUN WANT TO SEE REPEATS…any repeats..I will definitely write a nasty letter to complain. People pay cable for variety of shows not for repeated shows!

YIPPEEE…Friday, my BFF you always make my day! I LOVE U!!!!! 🙂 Jay Chou…you should make Friday your bff..then you wont write depressing songs like superman cannot fly…oh wait..hahahahaha maybe u dun need a friday since everyday u are quite depressed.

Proposal – in my fave island – Batam (how exciting)