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The Vamp Stamp – Vavavoom Wing Stamp

The perfect wing EVERY TIME! Bygone those bad eyeliner day!

If you’re like me, shaky hands/unbalance wing or just don’t know how to draw a wing eyeline, YOU NEED TO READ THIS POST!

As I was doing my online retail therapy, I chanced upon this wing stamp! This is not new to me, saw it online some time back but it was only available in US then. However, it seems like the perfect wing has flew to our sunny island!

Bought my wing stamp on Qoo10 (will share the link at the end of this post) and rec’d it within 3 days!! From the package, you know it’s not the authentic wing stamp BUT I don’t care as long as it serve its purpose! (Yes, in her page, it’s mentioned that the product is an inspired  product)

Tried it immediately that evening (NO, I have no evening dates nor am I going anywhere, I just want to try it before I go shower – didn’t even have my lip color on)!!

New beauty tools like this, I thought I will need a lil more time to master the skill.. who knows, it turns out pretty user-friendly!

  

Aim, stamp and done! So easy! The only tricky part is that you’ll need to angle your wing proportionately! Not too high, not too flat! Other than that, it’s really an easy tool!!

Chances of me using this again is pretty high! For wedding dinner, for party, for dates…

No more shaky hand as excuse!

  

In case you wanna know, this stamp I bought is “KITTEN” wing (start small so i won’t get a shock of my life).. Yes, the stamp comes in 3 sizes!

 

LINK: http://www.qoo10.sg/su/414603524/Q101716446

(Image grabbed from seller’s Qoo10 page)

Go have a look and you’ll fall in love with it! Did i mention, IT’S NOT EVEN EXPENSIVE TO START WITH! 

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A Better Florist

Flowers are never a bad ideas for ladies (unless you’re sensitive to pollen!).. Better still when it’s free same-day delivery!

A Better Florist in Singapore believes that sending and receiving flowers should be easy, affordable and beautiful. Forget those last minute dashes to the flower store or disappointing delivery services! Their philosophy and bouquet craftsmanship makes them one of the best place to buy flowers in Singapore. If this doesnt convince you, how about FREE same-day delivery service!!

A Better Florist offer free  same-day delivery service between 9 am to 6 pm. Whether you’re in Bedok, Holland Village, Tampines, Thomson Road, Ang Mo Kio, CBD, Toa Payoh, Jurong, Tiong Bahru, Novena, Orchard or Sentosa, They’ve got your back. No matter where you are in Singapore, they can get to you!

Got this chance to send my aunt a birthday bouquet and was totally elated when ABF could let me customized my bouquet. I look back into my photos for flowers that I had ordered before (from other florist) and I found 1 bouquet which I would really love to see again!

Of course I’m not a greedy person, I do not need it to be exactly the same nor be a gigantic bouquet.. Something similar and decent size will do..

ABF responded that they could provide a similar bouquet with roses, carnations & eustomas! This got me even more excited!!!!

Until the day comes….. I was in great disappointment.

I requested for a picture prior sending the bouquet to recipient, none came in. That’s still fine..

When I rec’d the bouquet image from recipient, I was totally dumbed! I changed my clothes took my bag and went to her place immediately to see the actually bouquet!

*below photo from recipient*

How is this similar to what I requested? It’s not colorful, it doesn’t look vibrant, the whole bouquet just feels so dull. Frankly speaking, I’m wouldn’t be happy receiving this bouquet.

 

Tried to take a nicer picture from a different angle but i think I’m already too disappointed.

None of the bouquet picture makes me feel worth the money (yes, although it’s a sponsored bouquet, but I should still have my expectation).. All in all, if you want a customized bouquet, do it at your own risk. Ask me? Never will I do customized bouquet with them again.

To be fair, it’s not like all their flowers/bouquet is such a disappointment.. they have decent one online too! So if you would love to order from them, get whatever that’s online. At least there’s visual for you to see and you won’t get a shock from your customization.

Another thing worth mentioning, the bouquet comes with a lil note to tell you how to care for the flowers and there’s a pack of flower food too (which I didn’t take any pic of those, but u can google it), well that’s something I don’t see from other florist yet..

Will I buy again? Maybe not… until I see another bouquet that really wow me.

**The above blog review is sponsored by:

A Better Florist

The Surprise Party

Per the title suggested, this is gonna be a happy and exciting post!! Because it's about a PARTY!!!! A SURPRISE PARTY!!!

We planned this party about 3 months prior the actual day!! Secretly planning this with the help of our family members too!! So the plan is to have someone bring our birthday girl to Canopi (it was one of the place where she has been wanting to go then) without our smart girl being suspicious about it ! But HOW??? Thankfully luck was on our side! She happened to asked her family to go on a short trip and we played along her story instead. Smooth!

In her impression, this trip was just between her family as my mom & me doesn't have enough leave and suppose to be going for a charity walk (Yes, we rejected her invite a lot of time!). I'll skip the details and fast forward the to week of the surprise staycation!

So on this particular day before the trip, we accompanied her to TPY for dinner and went to money changer..Well, it's not about money changer here we're gonna talk about but it's the rainbow coloured drink!!

 

We bought this from a Thai eatery. We didn't try their food but this drink was so cool! Tasty and colorful, seeing it definitely stirred up all the excitement about the secret vacation!

Yes, up till this day, she still has no idea what grand surprise we had planned for her!! LOL!

On this beautiful Friday morning, my mom & me took the morning 9am ferry to Bintan! The perks of traveling early, less crowd less noise more peace more space!

Just a mere 50 minutes, we arrived THE CANOPI! Yeap, complimentary airport pick up thus no worry of having difficulty finding Canopi! less than 5 mins drive, and ta-daaaa!

Upon arrival, other than the friendly staff, LOOK WHAT'S WELCOMING US??

Beautiful crystal clear lagoon and safari tent!! MIND BLOWN!

We requested for early check in but the room wasn't ready when we arrive. However, it wasn't a long wait before the front desk came up to us (we were sitting at the restaurant prepping the room deco) to inform us about OUR BIRTHDAY GIRL's room is ready for us to "check in" for the deco mission!!

Here's part of the stuff we bought for the decoration! Apart from these, we arranged Canopi to arrange room deco too!!

Let me show u the original room state..

And now for The Canopi's decoration..

Not too bad, but wait till you see our add on!!!

Side track a bit.. While working on our deco.. we rec'd an sms!

It was our birthday girl sharing her wefie, perhaps trying to "show off" that they're heading off to their staycation! Lol!

Yeap, it's a photo of them on the ferry! With that photo, it means that it's almost 2pm already (they're on the 2pm ferry)! AND WE'RE NOT EVEN NEAR DONE!!! OMGGGGGG…

We need to hurry before they arrive in an hour's time!!

So both my mom & me hurried and speed up and here… check out our add on!!

     

Pls tell me we did a great job!!! My mama almost had a heart attack and swear she doesn't wana do surprises anymore!! LOL… Made her so gan jiong and even rushed through the decoration with her hand injury.. Awwww… (are u touched, birthday girl?)

About 3pm, we handed over the room back to the front desk for them to lock it up and get ready for their normal check in ! Now all we had to do is ask for our own room check in so that we can have a place to freshen up and "hide" ourselves (rather than sit in lobby)..

While we were in our own tent, we.. we probably been the most troublesome guest.. we texted the front desk for help as our TV couldn't receive any channel…. less than 5 mins, we text the front desk again!!! This time we actually asked for access to the decorated room – we wanted to grab a cup of confetti for ourselves so that we don't surprise empty handed! Probably another 5 mins, we texted front desk again! This time, requesting them to give me a heads up when the birthday girl and family are at lobby for check in because it's already passed 3pm but no sign of them arriving! (No phone service in the tent hence it's important to connect to resort's wifi so that guest can contact front desk via whatsapp.)

About 4.05pm, we rec'd a text from front desk…

"Your friends are at lobby"

WAHHHHHH the critical time now!! My mom and me quickly ran outta our own room, lock up & ran to hide at the back of their tent!

we heard "wow" *laugher* (birthday girl impressed!) and once we heard them in the room, we ran in and threw the confetti – I think we scare the kids, made both of them cried (oops!)!! We made our birthday girl cried too!!!! She gave a tearing speech and we spent at least an hour in the room admiring the decos!

So glad the surprise had surprised her (them)!! LOL.. the crying kids??? Yea.. after a lil warm up, they started the enjoy confetti too!!

See how happy they are.. I bet they secretly love confetti!!!!

Note: we cleared our own party mess. Canopi probably will faint if they see this mess when we check out.

About 6pm, we took a transport out to a nearby jetty for our kelong dinner.

This jetty looks eerie ya.. LOL! But probably the only way we can reach our kelong venue. Both land and sea transfer to the kelong is complimentary.

We had the boat to ourselves.. We too had the chance to enjoy this…..

Beautiful sunset!

[Photo credit to my sister-in-law]

Shortly after a boat ride, less than 10 mins, we arrived Kampung Kelong for dinner..

I must say, this is definitely not the most romantic place to celebrate birthday! They do not have the most appealing dishes too.. BUT!

We judged too soon!

Surprisingly, their dishes taste better than it look! We ordered the veg twice!! We ordered more than these actually, we had a fish too but i probably misplace the image as u know this post is kinda overdue!! >_<

By the time we finished dinner, it was already dark! Goodness, the ride back to land was pitch dark!! Not only the kids are afraid, me too!! >_< what if the boat sink?? what if there's crocodile?? what if we collide with something?

Thank goodness we made it back alive!! LOL!

We didn't go to bed immediately of course.. we still have a surprise part 2 for her!!

WAHAHAHAHA i bet u can't tell what is this!!

We arranged for an ice cream cake (strawberry flavour- this cake actually taste quite nice) with my firecracker candle and my aunt super bright torch. thus the result of this image.

By night time, i think most of the resort guest probably already knew there's a person name JESS in this tent!

After enjoying the cake and drink, the kids went to bed and us?

Lotsa wefie and catch up time!!! We haven't really talked so much for the longest time!!! Until we ran outta mosquito coil, we decided to end the day!

One more wefie of 个女人一个梦 before we turn in!

Next morning, we didn't plan much to do either… just enjoy a lazy Saturday with family. Kids running around after breakfast. Kids swimming in the afternoon.

And adults?

SCOOTER time!!! If you haven't tried riding a bike before nor have a license, fret not!!

At Canopi, there's expert here to give u a test/trial ride! After the test ride, you can then decide whether or not to rent it! After the test ride, we rented 6 hrs and everyone got a chance to play!

A quick tips, if u plan to do massage at the resort, try the one further to the resort (the one that's open to public). Heard that it's cheaper there and longer massage duration available too.

Well, Good time flies! At a blink of an eye, it's already our 3rd day, time to check out!

All in all, I'll definitely recommend The Canopi! Especially if you want stay away from the buzzing city!

Food and recreation is not a problem within the resort hence there is no need to leave Canopi unless you want to do shopping! Good place for family, romantic tent for couple! Best of all, staffs are pretty friendly and helpful! They serve with a heart and not by-rule.

Once again, Happiest Birthday our dearest Ah Girl!

This conclude our lil surprise party for her big 3!!

Indonesia Bali (Day 3 and Day 4)

After so much fun on day 2, we planned to stay in for day 3! It me & my flamingo day!

Seriously, it’s just a chillax and do nothing day for Day 3. we basically just chilled, swim & eat..

Who knows time can pass so fast just by nua-ing in the villa! Very soon it’s our massage day (Day 4!)

Checking out was a fuss free and thanks to Putu, we got a “free” airport pick up!

Yeap.. we booked a couple massage session via Putu and this Spa provide free pick up and sending to airport!

Upon arrival we were greeted by friendly smile and seriously, this spa seems quite popular!

We were then led to another quieter place to rest and enjoy (I didn’t) a cup of cold ginger tea!

I didn’t enjoyed the tea because i don’t like ginger tea but my hubby enjoy it a lot thus i gave mine to him.. Very soon, our masseur came and head over to our couple room!

Overall, the place is quite clean and staff are generally quite friendly.

A few times I actually fell asleep during the massage, i guess its because they’re good! LOL.. TBH, it’s not the best massage skill I’ve try but i will still give it a 7/10..

Good thing is that we already paid half the bill during day 2 hence by day 4, we were tooo broke to pay anything extra!!

Another good thing…

Sunset view is FREE on PLANE!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

FUN TEST #540: 你的憂鬱指數有多高?

今天要來測驗 你的憂鬱指數有多高呢?

quiz40

 

A 憂鬱指數35%
你的感情滿豐富的,不過還好,你懂得如何釋放自己的壓力,例如去逛街血拼、或是找朋友聊天。還不致於變成嚴重的憂鬱傾向。

B 憂鬱指數75%
雖然你的內心正在憂鬱,可是你怕帶給人家麻煩,所以外表裝出堅強的樣子,但情緒問題其實都沒有解決。這是不健康的,你需要朋友來關心你!

C 憂鬱指數95%
大大小小的事情你都要擔心,連朋友今天有沒有吃飯你都要擔心,你常扮演別人的情緒垃圾桶,聽朋友吐苦水。到最後這些不好的情緒,都被你收到自己的心裡,變成憂鬱的來源。

D 憂鬱指數5%
你有一種特別的能力,就是凡事都會往好處想,負面的能量遇到你,就會自己煙消雲散。憂鬱的人在你的感化之下,也會振作起來,重拾希望!

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Original grabbed from: OB嚴選

Windflower Florist 

Happy Father’s Day guys! Saw this short quote on FB and decided to make it my opening for today!

What I’d give, if i could say “Hello Dad” in the same old way.

To hear his voice and see his smile, to sit with him and chat for a while.

So if your father is still here, cherish him with care, for you’ll never know the heartache until you see his empty chair.

Happy Fathers Day Dad! .. and back to today’s topic!!

Today I’m gonna share with you how much of a love-hate feeling i have for Windflowers Florist!!

With social media, I tell you, it’s so easy to compare and look an almost perfect bouquet for your special someone! Say goodbye (not forever) to old-school flower arrangement! There are now so many IG-worthy florist out there that worth your time to check out their collection!

However, one thing that will make me constantly goes back to them, are not just about the collection. It’s the customer service and of course price!

Chance upon Windflower on Instagram while I was checking out some other stuff and really love the bouquets I saw! Pastel.. Rustic.. Romantic.. Totally something that I will have a second look..

My first bouquet from Windflower was “Daisy-Me-Rolling in Pink“! It was a lil surprise for someone birthday!

Daisy-Me-Rolling in Pink keeping it sweet and pretty.

Rough Dimensions: 45cm (H) x 26cm (W)

Price: $35.00

It’s simple and classic with a decent size ! Most importantly, pocket friendly!!

Actual bouquet when received, looks totally fresh too! That makes me a happy customer already!

When we needed bouquet for office celebration, Windflower came into my mind again! With a higher budget this time, we were able to buy a bigger bouquet – we needed 2!

Wanted to have something similar but still able to tell the difference (1 for a lady & the other for a gentleman) we zoomed down to below:

HARU(春), KIETSU: Hydrangeas are one of our most requested bouquets. Native to the Land of the Rising Sun, these Japanese Shrubs are elegant in their own right. This is Haru, a sweet blend of pink hydrangea and peach baby roses, rustically wrapped in kraft paper to put a smile on your special someone.

Rough Dimensions: 50cm (H) x 30cm (W)

Price: $75.00; SALE $69.90

 

NATSU(夏)KIETSU: Hydrangeas are one of our most requested bouquets. Native to the Land of the Rising Sun, these Japanese Shrubs are elegant in their own right. This is Natsu, a refreshing blend of blue hydrangea with shocking pink baby roses, rustically wrapped in kraft paper to put a smile on your special someone.

Rough Dimensions: 50cm (H) x 30cm (W)

Price: $75.00; SALE $69.90

Before getting this, there were actually a few communication to and fro to decide what I wanted (I’ll skip the details..). All I can say is, Windflower is really professional. They provided advise/opinion and was able to let me do minor customization to the bouquet – even though in the end we didn’t do what I initially wanted. Can’t sense any frustration from our communication! (I would probably rolled a thousand eyes behind the mobile if my customers were like me!)

Actual bouquet that we received, totally BEAUTIFUL and SMELLS so niceeee! I seriously don’t know the names of these flowers but it doesn’t matters because LOVE needs no reason! The flower arrangement were beautifully done – it feels as if every flowers & leaves were just as important in this bouquet!

Together with the above 2 bouquets, I added another bouquet few days before to be delivered together on the same day – I guess 2-3 days before is not really that last min uh..?

 

ENAMOUR: A rustic arrangement of White Rose sprays and White Roses, be enamoured with the quiet beauty this bouquet exudes.

Rough Dimensions: 45cm (H) x 28cm (W)

Price: $55.00

Yeap, this was the additional flowers we bought. Slightly smaller but look very pure/demure.. Actual bouquet was a lil disappointing becuase of some dry petals and browning edges but didn’t affect me much as it still look beautiful overall..!

With such “massive” order in a day, I’m glad that Windflower didn’t screw up my orders! All notes and instructions were well taken care off!! *thumbs up*

With such pleasant experience with them already, how not to order another bouquet!!!

But before the next order, how about a cam-whore moment first!! Who doesn’t love flowers… >_< a beautiful bouquet of flowers somemore!!

Since my cousin’s birthday is around the corner, I decided to plan another surprise for her (I’ll share her GRAND Surprise in another post another day)!

Cotton Candy: Here’s our ever so popular Cotton Fluff bouquet wrapped in the special Pink French Paper! Don’t you think it’s just so lovely?!

Rough Dimensions: 38cm (H) x 20cm (W)

Price: $45.00

Yeap! Here’s her bouquet cotton flowers!! Real bouquet looks pretty true! Ordered something different this time to celebrate her BIG-3!! Again no disappointment at all!! prompt delivery service no hiccups!

I would highly recommend Windflower florist!! Why buy traditional bouquet when you can get IG worthy ones!!

BONUS!! Bought another bouquet earlier this week and OMG it’s totally….

ABC!!! AWESOME! BEAUTIFUL!! CAPTIVATING!!! My friend told me looks like a bridal bouquet!! Hahahaha!! So glad it made her day!!

This is their weekly special – My Little Peony!!

My Little Peony: Peonies are in season! Wrapped in our signature sweet pink wrap, don’t miss out on gifting a special one this sweet-scented bloom!

Rough Dimensions: 40cm(H) x 26cm(W) *Only available until 20th June

Price: S$70.00

Follow their Instagram now for the latest news/bouquet!!!

ARTICLES from TODAY and YOUTH!

FUN TEST #539: 你現在內心想追求甚麼?

今天的小小測驗試要測測 你現在內心想追求甚麼唷!

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A
現在你正對未來充滿新的期許和熱情,是該好好的大展身手、發揮才能的時候,不過同時你卻也迷惑,不知該如何著手起步。

B
你的內心滿空虛的,不論你外表看起來多麼的獨立,其實你正渴望著一位能好好照顧你、疼愛你的愛人,出現在你的生命中。

C
現在的你,就有如電影「小鬼初戀」裡的主角,正沈浸在於上次戀情的美好回憶中。還沒準備要重新再愛一次。

D
你對異性的體驗,和同年齡的人比起來,腳步總是快一些,是個很早熟的人!

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Original grabbed from: OB嚴選

Indonesia Bali (Day 2)

A planned tour on day 2 of our Bali trip! We got this private tour (driver) contact from a friend! The funny thing is, she herself never engaged his service before. However, she recommended to many others and received positive feedback about his service.

So here we are, a Day Tour to Ubud with Putu! …If you had read my Day 1 post (HERE), you’ll realize my airport pick up driver’s name was Putu too!! But they’re not the same Putu! 🙂 Anyway, Putu was pretty on time, 9:30am texted me about his arrival at my villa reception.

We didn’t have a fixed itinerary to follow, most of the time, it was played by ears. Hence don’t be too surprise if your tour is different from mine even if you planned to go Ubud.

First stop, Artist Village (if i didn’t remember wrongly). We went to this place that show tourist how batik is made, it was a pretty short introduction actually and then you will be brought to the souvenir shop to do shopping.

 

If you ask me, I think you can skip this place unless you want to buy some batik product. They have very extensive goods available – ie: bedroom slipper, shirt, dress, table mat, pouch, drawings, shawl, etc.. However, if you want to know how to make batik, go youtube instead..

We left this place pretty soon after we walked one round and yes, we bought 2 table placemat for our dining table – was given 50% discount.. Probably because we’re Putu’s guest? I don’t know..

Next location was one of my favorite location, Coffee Plantation.

 

When we reached there, the plantation staff greeted us and brought us in. Again, it was short tour giving us knowledge on how Luwak’s Coffee was produced..

When the cats (civets) eat the coffee berries, fermentation of the coffee beans occurs in the cat’s digestive system. During this process, the cat’s proteolytic enzymes seep into the coffee beans, thus creating shorten peptide as well as an abundance of amino acids. This is what gives this coffee it’s unique flavor and aroma. So during this entire digestive process, the beans are transformed into the Kopi Luwak many coffee drinkers have grown to adore. This process is known to lower the bitterness of the coffee.

So at this plantation, they will also demonstrate to your how they prepare the coffee..

 

Best of all. you get FREE coffee/tea tasting!

On the left are the sampling size coffee and tea.. There a laminated sheet of paper on the tray (beneath those cups) showing you what coffee/tea you’re drinking.. Roselle tea, herbal tea, Mangosteen tea, Ginger tea, Coconut coffee, Ginseng coffee, etc etc…

As for Luwak coffee, you’re need to pay 50,000IDR, and my coffee lover hubby ordered one for Putu and one for himself..

 

So after tasting the sampling size, we decided to buy a few pack for our families and friend to try.. If you have the chance to come here, give Luwak coffee a try..

we spent quite a while here before heading to our next destination..

While on the road, we noticed that there isn’t much public transport hence we asked Putu.. According to him, there are public buses available but the frequency is 50 mins interval.. Like seriously?? That probably explains why the road are always full of motorbikes and car – busy road always!

So next destination…

Another souvenir shop.. we did not spend a lot of time here, probably 5 mins and we left.

Next attraction, Tegenungan Waterfall!

Tourist will need to pay 10,000IDR per pax. Quite a decent amount actually..

Tegenungan Waterfall is located at the Tegenungan Kemenuh village, in Gianyar, North from the capital Denpasar and close to the artist village of Ubud. The waterfall is isolated but has become a popular tourist attraction to explore and relax. It is one of the few waterfalls in Bali that is not situated in highlands or mountainous territory. The amount and clarity of the water at the site depends on rainfall but it contains green surroundings with fresh water that can be swum in. The waterfall includes varying highs that can be climbed after the decent down stairs to reach it. This attraction also features a viewing point to the jungle and waterfall at the main entrance

Before we check out the waterfall, checkout Putu’s sexy back!! ^_^

 

It was quite crowded actually! many tourist actually walked down to play with the water! This reminds me of Kota Tinggi waterfall tho..

If we had come with more people and extra clothes, we would have stay to play a while.. 🙂 There’s bathroom for you to wash up too..!

Just before we left………

OMG! I saw my favourite CORN!! GRILL CORN!! Grilled with coconut husk!

The prettiest picture I had in that 4 days!! A shot with my grilled corn filled with coconut fragranceeeee!!

After this, Putu told us the next stop will be another crafty shop, we were a bit relunctant to go but I guess it’s still a good exposure..

After the wood carving shop, we were given the option to eat babi guling or dirty bebek..  As we didnt get to eat my babi guling last night, we chose babi guling at a local stall!

Our happy meal!!! 40,000IDR for a set like this I think.. This is not the usual portion the local eat.. LOL we got Putu’s help to get us a set where we can try everything..

Pig’s blood, Pig’s skin, vegetable, pork, soup..

I recall reading somewhere this was one of the recommended babi guling stall to visit!! We even dabao 20,000IDR worth of babi guling back to our villa as snack! Imagine by evening time when we when back, the skin is still crackling crispy!!

So after lunch, we all had food coma~ I dozed off in Putu’s car!! By the time i woke up, we were at the padi field already!

Again, there’s an entrance fee that you’ll need to pay but I was already zzz hence not sure how much my handsome paid too!

This field was quite a tourist sport.. the farmers sure knows how to earn extra income.. a photo with them cost 5,000IDR, it’s not very expensive but a lil too “commercial”..

I would still recommend you to visit as it’s a really beautiful place! ehem, pls remember to bring mosquito repellent if you have sweet blood!

About 4pm, we are finally heading to out LAST destination before dinner!

   

Upon reaching Batuan Temple, I was mesmerized by the temple structures. It is noted for its artwork and style of painting which originated in the village in the 1930s and has since emerged into a major Balinese artistic style, known as a Batuan painting.

Batuan is mentioned in historical records as far back as 1000 years. The Hindu and Indian influence in the region in the village is evident from the carvings and temples. In the 17th century, Batuan and southern Bali were controlled by the royal family until a priest’s curse led to their losing their control; eventually they dispersed to various parts of the country. During the period of 1947–1949, most of the Batuan people remained loyal to the Gianyar Regency and opposed nationalism.

’nuff said about the temple, we shall go for dinner now! It’s quite a bit of distance from Ubud to Jimbaran, bout 45-60 mins? What else could I do in the car, zzzzz…

we reached the beach at about 6pm, another 30-45mins to sunrise. Again, thanks to Putu, we get to have a front row table for the best sunset view!! (How are we gonna make it through without Putu??)

Due to budget constraint, we ordered the cheapest seafood package @ 900,000IDR!!

While waiting for food, we enjoyed the view the sun and the breeze!

Here comes our food!!!

Don’t underestimate the pathetic looking vegetable, it’s actually quite tasty!

Good for you if you are a chilli lover. The 3 types of chilli they give are totally heavenly! Especially tasty with the grill fish/calamari! The clam was so-so but the lobster is pretty fresh!

And where’s the sunset?

  

Beautiful isn’t it? We were suppose to have dinner while watching sunset.. However, I guess sunset was late. We were done with dinner even before the sky turn orange.

At about 7-7:15pm, we left the place as the sun was almost down and we were already kinda tired.. With this beautiful sunset, we ended our 1 day tour with not much cash left!!  Good thing is, day 3 will be our stay in villa day!! HAHAHA!..