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Find me at! (Part of his 3rd anniversary gift to me)


Holiday Inn Batam

Holiday Inn Batam is just a minute drive from the ferry terminal. We were pleasantly welcomed by a clean and classy sight as we stepped into the lobby. Service was excellent- check in procedures were swiftly done and we were ushered right into our 1 bedroom suite. Unlike Scarlet, the introduction to our suite was brief and concise, and didn’t manage to annoy me.

Beautiful pool view from our suite from the sixth storey! The white slide is quite fun (when you slide down it the first time)!

Pillow menu consisting of feather, sinthetic, dacron and foam pillows. We had the former 2 in our room already, and ordered in the latter 2 just to test out the differences between the 4 types of pillows!

The 60 mins aromatherapy massage that was included in the package was insufficient to satisfy us; it left us craving for more! We just had to pamper ourselves with another 90 mins stone massage (using heated basalt stones) on the next day. We have always wanted to try out heated stones massage, and there we go! I enjoyed the experience of a mix of hands and heated basalt stones because the stones can soothe tension at places where hands cannot. But Louis prefers a wholly hand massage- because he is heat-intolerant.

Their outdoor jacuzzi which we experienced at night- and was much prettier than in the day.

Food at Holiday Inn was nothing to rave about. Well, with the exception of their warm chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream- check out that hidden treasure oozing out… ORGASMIC. (I’m secretly glad that Louis doesn’t have a tooth as sweet as mine- that means nearly everything was devoured by yours truly!)

Total expenses charged to our room: 1.7 *GASPS* MILLION rupiahs. (Includes a lunch at their terrace, in-room dinner, and two 90 mins stone massage)

Total cost  in SING DOLLARS: 320 (package)+40 (charges at Harbourfront Center)+12 (charges at Batam Waterfront Ferry Terminal) +269 (extra room charges)= SGD641

Okay, enough of Batam for us!

My intangible surprise from Louis ♥

Dreamlike Weekend

It felt like a dream. (:

Now, back to reality.

Updating after I’m done with everything to be due tomorrow!


Something that I’ve learnt over time.


Last night, I dreamt that we still have Arnotts Lemon Crisp at home. It was definitely because before I went to bed, my sister was telling me that our supply of that awesome biscuits has been entirely consumed.

Several nights ago, I dreamt that my parents bought me a new chair. That probably reflects my need for a new chair- there were supposedly 4 screws supporting the seat padding; before today, there were still 2 screws on. Today, 2 more screws dropped off. I almost toppled off my chair several times today.

One of my most memorable dreams has got to be the one in the washroom. And well, you know what happened next.

There was also this particular dream that I dreamt several times. I was in the yard looking down from my house, and I saw a few chinese deities like Goddess of Mercy- the rest, I don’t know their names. I wonder what significance has it got.

A dream diary is good to keep by your bedside. But in my whole lifetime, I doubt it would even be half-filled because I’m not someone who dreams everyday- or it’s more like I don’t remember them.

Some dream that they can fly. Others dream of 4 numbers. Do you have any weird or interesting dreams to share?


Final group presentation was a BLAST! We will we will rock you BOOMZ! Rock you BOOMZ!

One interesting takeaway from class today- “Free advice is often the most expensive advice.”

Went to Pizza Hut for lunch today because I wanted to try their warm chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream. It was a letdown- the molten chocolate was definitely not in such generous amounts as shown in their menu. Their Curry Zazzle Baked Rice is worth the try though!

You think you know how to react when things happen; but when things really happen, it is a different story altogether. Perhaps there should be a plan, as well as mock exercises to familiarise with the plan.

Now and Forever

First time we heard this song together was in your car on 8th April 2007.

In the blink of an eye, it’s the 8th April again- 3 years later.

Looking back at the past 3 years… How we got ourselves twirled into a whirlwind romance, and how this romance very slowly- though sometimes not so surely, unfolded itself into something called love leaves me quite amazed.

(This song that we just sang in the car 2 hours ago..)

“Every little thing that you do
I’m so in love with you
It just keeps getting better
I want to spend the rest of my life
With you by my side
Forever and ever
Every little thing that you do
Baby, I’m amazed by you”

Je t’aime, my good man.

Happy 3rd Anniversary to the both of us! (: