Wednesday, February 16, 2011

No Strings Attached

If you are feeling romantic..go watch this movie..!!

The moments I saw the preview clip, I was really looking forward to watch this movie, but as usual hubby wont consider any gal's movie and suggested I asked my gal friends instead...but this time around, I managed to convince him since there are no other interesting movies for the past 2 weeks.

On sunday we went to Pavillion, hoping to catch the show in late afternoon, but only left front the next day, happened to be he's meeting a client at the Gardens so I get him to go purchase the tickets there. It's on valentine's day so I bet many couples were trying to get tickets as well...but hey dont get us wrong..we never celebrated Valentines ever even during courting days:)

'No Strings Attached,' is a romantic comedy starring Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher. 2 very good-looking people who agree to start a "friends with benefits"-type fling. But before they know it, that little crazy thing called love gets in the way...don't let your kids watch this, too many F words uttered.:)

the only little set back is, I dont quite get why Emma is so reluctant to have a serious relationship which I couldn't figure out the real reason except I'm just guessing she doesn't want to get hurt like her mom when her father's not say why she turned out that way

It's a great date movie...I must say..its a well made movie, it touched my heart! you will laugh a lot throughout...Even I can see hubby enjoying the movie as much as I did:) 2 thumbs up from me. I dont mind watching it over and over again...and Natalie Portman is gorgeous..I wish she will take up more of this kind of roles in future.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Paris - The city of love

I was introduced to this site by a dear friend and get hooked ever-since, I've always loved Gwyneth Paltrow and reading this blog make me love her even more..I really love to share with you peeps her site

she shares a lot of tips even for a working mother like us:)


When I was ten years old, my father and I took a trip to Paris, leaving my younger brother and mother in London where she was filming a movie. My dad believed in one-on-one time with us, and sometimes that extended to a weekend away. We stayed at a great hotel and he said I could order whatever I wanted for breakfast (French fries). We went to the Pompidou museum, the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre - the usual spots. It was pretty great. On the plane back to London he asked me if I knew why we had gone, just he and I, to Paris for the weekend. I said no, but I felt so lucky for the trip. He said, “I wanted you to see Paris for the first time with a man who would always love you, no matter what.” From that time on, Paris was and continues to be very special to me. I lived there for five months in 1994 and I have made many trips back. These are the places in Paris I stay and eat and toast my dad.



I'm quite touch by this story..:)

btw,i will be going to this city end next week, any tips from you peeps? this is my first visit to this city:)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Aryani Terengganu

The welcome drink the ginger honey + local keropok lekor

I've always wanted to stay here, ever since I read the write up in one of my mum's magazines years back. I didnt know where exactly the place is, until last year we went back for Raya and hubby decided to drive through Terengganu to avoid heavy traffic and I saw the sign-board "The Aryani" so this time around since we were looking for place to stop by on our way back to KL, I decided to book the room here.

my review :

the resort setting is nice..I bet when they first started, it meant to be quite exclusive, they even won the best beach resort in 2007 from the Expatriate Lifestyle magazine.

But sadly, 3 years later, the place is no longer in its best condition, it's a bit run down now. But the location wise is nice and quiet, you have to drive 1.5 KM further in from the main road. The room is huge and the setting especially the malay architecture is very tasteful:) with the chalet facing the beach and secluded location, it's a place for honeymooners. I just wished I came here a bit sooner so that I can experienced the exclusiveness before their fund running low. Very limited staff here, but they are all very friendly.

Definitely you need to have a deeper pocket to run an exclusive resort like this, I wish YTL would buy over and turn the place to where it used to be.

At first I wanted to book the spa, but looking at the limited staff they have, I called it off to avoid disappointment.

Overall, i would say, if you are looking for a place to relax, you can consider this place especially if you happened to pass by this area, it is quite far from KL, 30 KM from Kuala Terengganu. The breakfast served here is very limited and not worth paying esp for kids, but you can drive out to get local food plus the place is famous for their keropok lekor. They charged RM12.50 for kids 5yrs and above, RM25 for adults but the room rates inclusive of 2 breakfast for adults.

Anyway, just sharing some photos, in case you peeps interested you can visit their website

the villa

by the pool

the chalet
huge king size bed

you can sip coffee or drink by the beach

one of the chalet, facing the sea
the individual chalet

the view from the balcony
The outdoor-bathtub just outside the chalet with hot water

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Impiana Cherating

The last time I came here 9 years ago, so I told hubby dont put high expectation as we're only there for 1 night to stop by from our long journey back to my hometown.

I plan to make it an enjoyable trip for him and the we have to stop by somewhere. He dread driving KL - Kelantan because it's the longest journey ever for him especially with kids, for their countless toilet stop-over;( well no choice hun..who asked you to marry me..muahaahaaa..!!

ok, back to Impiana, I used to like their room, all rooms are facing the sea. Overall after 9 years..I did expect the run-down rooms and facilities..but heyyy...not bad..the sign of run-down memang ada..but not that bad..with the room facing the sea and small balcony..I've got nothing much to complaint, really:) *very easy to please*

The kids get to play the by beach and pool, we went out for some seafood (but the seafood here is not cheap, the taste with that kind of price..not worth it)

so enjoy the pics..will share The Aryani Terengganu review in my next entry.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

A very long break

I bet many were stranded on the highway yesterday, be it north, south or even east coast:)

It took me 12 hours to reach KL from Setiu yesterday, we stopped by at The Aryani, Terengganu on our way back from Kelantan.

will share the story later, take care peeps!

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