Monday, June 27, 2016

Malaysia: Langkawi Sunset Dinner Cruise

It was half past seven in the evening when the sun kissed Langkawi’s horizon, the sky was beaming in reddish orange hues. Everyone was so tired after hours of diving into a moving boat of what I know call the pirate ship. The salt water Jacuzzi net was still hanging when hours ago it was filled with a bunch of happy folks. It was quiet and the time stood still as we all watch a great end to a fun-filled afternoon. And then someone suddenly turned the music up and I was starting to feel the groove. I stood up and danced the night away and invited the crowd to join me like it was my party, I never thought that sunset cruise could be this fun.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Malaysia: Langkawi Island Tour and Pulau Payar Marine Park

Where are the people? I mean, I haven’t seen anyone since we went off?, I inquisitively asked our driver as we started to roam the island. I noticed how peaceful and quiet the roads were as we travel it. There were monkeys and cows but no people. The driver just laughed and went on with his stories of how simple life is in Langkawi. I’m starting to like the chill vibe of this island.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Hotel Bahagia - Langkawi, Malaysia

It was around eight in the evening when we landed at Langkawi International Airport and we dashed to the gate where our driver was waiting for us. It was our first time in Langkawi and all we knew was that it was a tax-free island off the northwestern coast of Malaysia. We checked in at Hotel Bahagia, our home for three nights, dropped our bags and went out for dinner. The strategic location of the hotel provided a number of great dining options for us. After a week in Melaka and Kuala Lumpur, I was still yearning for my good old mee goreng.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Beach Hop Asia, Sixteen Days After

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It was the first day I traced my way back home. Walking down the same road I’ve been through a thousand of times, those old familiar faces and traces of everyday lives before me, everything seemed the same but me. It’s not about the nth layer of tan on my skin nor the excess fat I acquired but the way it feels. I was home. This is home. With all the lovely places I’ve been to, I couldn’t think of any place to call any home but this neighborhood. And it was a sweet come back; as cliché as it gets, you will come home a different person, every time. And I love it. I love the excitement I feel before I leave on a trip and I also love the anticipation of coming back home.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel

My white wine rested on a table while I my eyes were glued on the great view outside. The KL Tower stood tall as the light drizzle started to make the glass windows foggy, it was quite romantic. The soft music and the warm ambience at the Club Lounge made it more relaxing. It was six in the afternoon and the free-flowing drinks and nibbles were filling up our table as the endless chitchats went on. No, we’re not inside a bar but at the comforts of our home in Kuala Lumpur, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Melaka Revisited

We walked along the banks of Melaka River retracing our memories from last year’s trip. We passed by the Malay Traditional Village, a carnival right after a certain bridge, a market with hawker food stalls, some guesthouses, cafes and down to our soon-to-be fave beer place. It was a fulfillment of some wishes from last year during our 22-hour jaunt in Melaka; to follow the riverbanks wherever it may lead us to.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

The Pines – Melaka, Malaysia

Where To Stay In Melaka Malaysia

For four days we woke up whenever we wanted to and went out whenever we felt like it. Our morning coffee sessions were spent alongside Melaka River and then finished the last season of our favorite series in the comforts of our room. It seems like a staycation but no, we’re on a four-day holiday in Melaka, a far cry from last year’s 23-hour quick trip to the Historic City of Malaysia. The Pines Melaka was our home for four days and we couldn’t be much happier.