June 30, 2014

Emmett at 4 years 10 months

I asked him to read to me, and we came across this word..rice

Emmett: 'Nasi'
Mummy: 'What is nasi in english?'
Emmett: 'ha... Tubik!' (Rice in Bidayuh)

*#%^€£~ oh my english @&$^*

Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

Now, at least there's still hope..

This is a very long movie, 2 hour 45 minutes to be exact.  I had to visit the rest room, twice.

My boys enjoyed the movie; as for me, here's my view..
- too much actions/fighting
- the autobots make too much unnecessary jokes and not serious about helping human being; except for Optimus Prime and his 'son', Bumblebee.
- can we remove Tessa Yeager role from the movie?

For Cade Yeager role, I can totally relate to him, my hubby is having this new hobby - inventing things; inventing robots - thats what he calls it.  Fortunately he is not collecting any garbage, atleast not the for time being.
This is what he is working on at the moments.

He even took out the motherboard from my Picabot to study.  Oh well, anything that keeps him stay happy and stay at home ;)

A friendly advise: if you are having a slight headache, don't go and watch this movie; it will get worse :p

June 27, 2014

Eugene's Primary 2 Mid Year Test

This time his average mark is at 82%.  Lower than his previous mark.

Not good.

June 26, 2014

Chalet at Damai Beach Resort

Love this chalet, I think there are 3 rooms in each chalet, and there are doors connecting them.

Our room has 2 queen size beds.  This chalet room is slightly smaller the the Standard Balcony.
Stunning view from our room.

The only thing that I don't like is the pillow, its just too tough.

Great place for beach party as well, as long as it didn't rain ;)

* Damai Resort Hotel has just completed the refurbishment works of the main swimming pool and  children swimming pool located at the lobby level.

June 24, 2014

The Everly Hotel, Alamanda

Clean, bright and simple.

Room size is just nice, view from the room is great although I wish the water is blue or green rather than the brown color.
View outside of the area is even better.

The lake (waterfront area) is just behind the behind. Great for morning/evening walk.

 Walk a few steps, you will reach Alamanda.

June 23, 2014

RWMF2014 - My wristbands

This year my numbers are...
0541, 0557, and 0520

Another great year at Rainforest World Music Festival.

See you all again next year on 7-9 August 2015.

See my post on RWMF2014.

June 18, 2014

BBQ Premium Cafe, Merdeka Plaza

A new food outlet in town.

Their tagline:
Great taste, eat fresh.
It says that food here is made with 100% olive oil...hmmm

Nice n cozy design.
The menu.

We tried the Margherita Pizza - thinned crust pizza with 4 toppings and mozzarella cheese.
This is how it looks like on the menu..

After waited for more then half an hour, this is what we got from the kitchen..

Nonetheless, it tasted great and I dont mind ordering this again on my next visit; if I have plenty of time to wait.
Price is quite reasonable.

June 14, 2014

Phi phi islands tour

We started our journey from Ao Nang jetty.

Chicken Island

 Our 1st stop, Maya bay, 50 minutes speed boat ride from Ao Nang.  This is the highlight of the tour.  A C-shape lagoon with beautiful white sandy beach where Leonardo DiCaprio film the movie 'The Beach'.
A short walk to Loh Sama Bay

Loh samah Bay, 5-10 minutes walk from Maya bay.
Worth every steps of the short walk, beautiful and cool shedded area.

From Loh Samah we walked back to again to Maya Bay, tourist are everywhere, everyone busy taking photos.
Eugene & Emmett enjoying the white sandy beach

Then we proceed to Viking cave & Phi Phi Ley.
Viking cave has prehistoric cave paintings and is where the birds-nest are collected.

Phi Phi Ley is a great place for snorkeling and kayaking.

Snorkeling stop #1 in the middle of sea.

We stop at Phi phi Don for 1-hour buffet lunch break; food mostly are spicy.  Food provided are Not child friendly food.

The we went for 2nd round of snorkeling for half an hour.
Me and Eugene, Eugene really enjoy snorkeling here
Last stop, Bamboo island for 1-hour stop.  Beautiful beach for sightseeing and snorkeling.  The sand here in Bamboo Island is extraordinary soft.

Emmett cant get enough of the sand

From Bamboo Island, its a 25 minutes ride back to Ao Nang.

When we reach the shore, a another surprise waiting for we, they are selling our photos on a sand frame for 100 bht each.  Great for rememberance so we bought ours.

I think these photos are exclusive for those touring with Aonang Photo Travel.  The only reason why hubby booked from this agent is because the salesman speak fruent English and explain this in details to him.

The overall service is good except for:
The land transport is a bit too old
Lunch provided is a bit let down

To me, this trip is worth every penny, I'll do it again if I have the opportunity in the future.