或许我应该把你比喻成一只善忘的小松鼠一样，常常在找到松果后得意忘形起来，一转眼把松果藏到哪里就不记得了。慌慌张张地往这里钻往那里找，急起来就抓抓头、喘喘气地对我说，那 XXX 又不见了。
P/S：今天他电邮了一些小动物的相片给我。刚巧 Google 换了 banner，因为今天是 Beatrix Potter 的生日。Beatrix Potter 是 Tales of Peter Rabbit 的作者。一直以来都很喜欢 Peter Rabbit 的绘图。原来，真正的兔子和松鼠，真的和绘图一样那么可爱。
Monday, July 28, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
-The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf，星期四，他起飞前
Friday, July 18, 2008
中午，和思敏、秋韵逛 Midvalley/ The Gardens。以前 Midvalley 是我们假日常逛的地方，没想到在短短两三年内，变了这么多。旁边扩展出了一个 The Gardens，虽说高档货占多，但若仔细看看，也可能会挑到便宜货的，因为当时有很多折扣！可惜没时间。:-(
特别喜欢 Robinsons，里面有很多品牌款式，都是 Jusco，Parkson，Metrojaya 没有的。
午餐到金加利吃，思敏作主。呵呵！后来，伟轩和秋韵来了，我们再到 The Gardens 内的快餐寿司店 Oh Sushi! 看他们吃。里面的寿司好贵啊~~
晚餐国鑫请吃韩国菜，我们到 Jalan Ampang 的 Victoria Station 附近一家叫 Jung Won 的韩国餐馆用餐。好久没碰过韩国菜了，最后一次吃，应该是 '03 年在首尔吧！餐馆有 indoor dining 和 outdoor dining... 我们选择在外边吃，一边吃一边欣赏周围的美景，好不痛快！
怎样想也想不起来 kimchi 华语叫什么，因为我平时都不看韩剧的。在韩国，只要在餐馆叫一碗白饭，kimchi 就会随盘奉上，因为 kimchi 的价钱已经被算在那一碗饭里面了。国鑫说以前他在韩国作穷书生时也是那么吃的。Kimchi 都不是很正宗韩国味，融入了马来西亚风味。但这对我来说比较好，因为我不太喜欢吃正宗韩菜！
食物很好吃，倒是忘了拍重点 - BBQ 猪肉、鸡肉和羊肉！还有专人替我们烤呢！都不用自己动手。而且在户外用餐，头发也不会染上烟熏味！
在吉隆坡生活真的很贵，我带了五张 RM50 下去，回来的时候钱包里只剩下三张红色的，一张青色的，还有四蓝色的。而且，中晚餐还不用我自掏腰包付钱呢！~ :-O
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
Last weekend, my sweetie treated me to a luxuriously decadent spa experience at Danai Spa, Penang! (I shall deem this experience as decadent ok, because never in my right mind would I spend that kind of money indulging in a spa for myself... sounds so... only for the datin-datins... gosh!)
Anyway, after getting a bit lost on the road, we finally reached Danai Spa at 4 o'clock. Enclaved in a hilly residential area just opposite the Tanjung Bungah hotel, it at first sight seemed modest - a bit too modest to me compared to its professional-looking branch at g-hotel!
We took the couple-spa package, consisting of a 90-minute Danai Signature Massage, 30-minute full body scrub and Destress Therapy Soak bath. In addition to the package, we could also use the outdoor facilities for 20 minutes. The whole experience would last for 2-3 hours.
Follow me as I embark on my first spa adventure!
He does looks like he really needs a spa, doesn't he? Poor thing!
Through this door... down the steps to the mythical garden of Balinese architecture...
I'm a Princess! Princess goes in to change in the dressing room...
Balinese princess getting her feet washed...
Ohh... si puteraku datang menunggang kuda... kemudian dicuci kakinya...
Lovely rainfall pool!
After bathing our tired/smelly feet at the pipe, we were led to this lovely pool, with little rainlets of water sprinkling from the top and all... so pretty. We were supposed to get ourselves a little wet by walking through the pool to the jacuzzi at the other end. Aahh... the clean and clear water... how nice if it were a swimming pool!
The garden decor was refreshingly sweet and simple with lots of greenery, pottery, Balinese statues and water features. I could almost imagine sweet Balinese music playing in the background and me, being chased by my dayang-dayang around a waterfall in a quiet forest setting!
Jacuzzi... Looked like something out of a magazine
Sipping ginger tea in the jacuzzi...
Us enjoying the jacuzzi together
Can catch a glimpse of the sea from the jacuzzi
Massage bed... how I wish we did our massage here
Cute Balinese decor on the roof
During my trip to Korea, our tourguide mentioned that no one in their right mind would go for a spa in Malaysia, unlike four season country citizens like Koreans, Japanese and Taiwanese, because the weather is too hot here! It did make a lot of sense as I almost had a dizzy spell from the warm jacuzzi in the hot afternoon sun. (Furthermore that day was EXTREMELY hot and dry...)
After the jacuzzi we changed into bathrobes in a small hut and went indoors for the massage. There are 4 themed rooms to choose from - Balinese, Moroccan, Oriental and English. I chose Balinese, but the Moroccan and English themed rooms are the best! The Danai Signature massage combines Thai and Swedish massage techniques - which I felt was still ok, since I don't like my massages hard (in fact, I don't really like to be massaged at all), but was definately not hard enough for Leo. He said he can get a better massage from Queensbay Mall at RM30. You know me, I fell asleep and snored pleasantly all the way through. ^@^~ One tip: the famous massage here is actually the Hawaiian Kahuna Massage, I heard it's very special, but of course, a bit on the pricey side...
Next up was the full body scrub - I had Ginger Salt Glow scrub while Leo had the Apple and Oats scrub for sensitive skin. For first-timers who haven't had a long scrub in ages, it's good to choose Ginger Salt to thoroughly burn and grind those stubborn dead cells off you! I love my scrubs hard, but I'll laugh when the girl scrubs the soles of my feet! I wanna try Milk and Honey next time for skin whitening. We felt and smelled so good after that... like a pair of marinated chicken wings.
Last but not least, we were ushered off into a bathroom with a nice big bathtub for our Destress Therapy Soak. We figured we needed the Destress theme after our heavy workload recently. On the contrary, the bath was so hot that it felt stressful... we kept leaping up every few minutes into the cold shower. Cold, warm, cold, warm... hmm... can be good for taut skin too.
We finished our entire spa experience by 7.30pm, feeling extremely pampered, a bit guilty for the decadence, and a bit sweaty cos of the heat. Our verdict: for the kind of service given, Danai Spa is a bit overpriced. But ambience and facilities were not bad... just felt a bit rushed at the first 20 minutes.
But if you ask me, I wouldn't mind doing it another time...! Anybody knows anymore good spas in Penang? ^_^