I had such a good time at PJ Hilton a week just before CNY. It was such a thrill, because it’s been a longgggggggg time since I had a little getaway weekend with my mummy dearest. (Sorry, I kinda forgot to blog about this…)
We had the hotel tour and gosh, you should see the newly revamped ballroom ! I especially love their chandeliers . So futuristic and still retaining a classy look of diamond rings.
After the tour, we had a sushi making class at Genji.
Mum won the competition because she had the best presentation. She has always been good with food anyway. Unlike her daughter .. Ahem.
After the sushi class, we headed back to our own suites .. If you haven’t seen the newly renovated suites, tadaaaaaaaa ! On the left side, that’s the door where you’d come in from .. On the right side, that leads to the toilet.
That’s le view from the inside of the toilet.
So if I were to take a bath .. And didn’t completely shut the blinds, that’s what you see from the outside. :X
Took us quite a while to actually notice this giant plate of diabetes on the table .. The macaroons are really nice though . So are the raspberries and the strawberries .. We didn’t finish the whole thing of course! That’s enough for 5 pax!
We had our dinner at Genji on the first night .. Yummy yummy, all the sashimi that I could have!
Then we head over to Uncle Chilli’s Bar to have a few drinks and enjoy the night.
Bartenders here have crazy tricks!! Be sure to catch them showing off their amazing talents!
We had nasi padang for lunch . Gosh, the weather was really hot .. It tired us out a lot ..
After that, we walked around. Shopped some more till we couldn’t stand the heat . It was so funny because we were just going into random shops to hide from the sun or enjoy the air cond for awhile . Heh .
We went to Lengian to shop some more .
That retro bikini looks so great. I want . ):
After shopping under the blazinggggggggggg heat , we headed to Tanah Lot.
Journey was pretty long .. So camwhore ._.
I look so tourist-y , it’s so weird . It’s like how the Caucasians buy the tourist clothes and wears them there and then .
On the way, we saw a restaurant selling babi guling. We HAD to stop to try it since the famous Ibu Oka was closed for 3 days .
It was 3pm and we’re having a full meal . LOL . Fat die us . Worst, I had a whole plate to myself . My aunt and mum shared a plate . :X Fat die me !
Babi guling with beer . :3
Looks really weird . Like a cat ran over it a few times.. But it tastes so good .. I really wonder how the babi guling in Ibu Oka tastes.
That’s Pura Batu Mejan
And me posing with the barely visible Pura Batu Mejan .
It’s pretty scary yet soothing to walk towards Pura Batu Mejan . There’s no barriers to keep you from falling on either sides .. But feels .. Great . Scarily great .
On the left side, Pura Enjung Galuh. It was high tide .. So we didn’t go over to check it out .
I got some random animal shots from a secret Snake Zoo in between the souvenir shops. Not kidding.
See? SNAKE ! I wasn’t joking .
First thing we saw from far was this huge bats .. Initially they weren’t moving .. I thought they were sun dried snake shed skins -.-
Mummy looking at everythinggggggg .
Slippers ._. There were rows and rows of them !
A more unique Karimba .
Bought this dream catcher necklace.
Although I find this more beautiful . So much purity in it . But it’s a little too big .
Gosh, her outfit … Coincidentally , another two girls in red walked into my frame when I snapped it.
Counting money to pay is tedious .. Because everything is in thousands and millions, we tend to miscalculate.
We gave 9 thousand short to this shopkeeper, and she took ages to explained to us what was wrong.
DOESN’T HE LOOK SUPER PROFESSIONAL …? COOL BRO!
For dinner, we ate at Ikan Bakar Cianjur in Denpasar.
Lights were gorgeous .. The place is gorgeous .. Even the dressing of the waitresses.
Something like our ABC .. Triple the sugar content.
I’m not gonna post up many of the food shots. . They all look very ugly ._. But their ugly food taste really really really really good .. The one above especially. holymolygoodnessgraciousme. The fish here are so fresh, and the ways they cook them is absolutely out of this world ..
MORNING !! Well, it’s 9am, time to go explore Bali ! ^^
I love small details of our room number . Bali is known for their wood crafting too. Ain’t it lovely?
Managed to snap this beauty before heading out to watch the Barong dance.
We arrived at about 9.30am .. A lot of people are buying tickets to the dance too !
It was quite a long wait for the show to start, we waited for a few more audience to come in .
That’s Barong . Isn’t it just adorable ? Haha .
One of the servants dancing . This is when the devil starts to possess her . She gets all confused and angry all of the sudden.
Although tourists understood no shit of what they said , we all understood the dance . (Besides, they gave us leaflets on the synopsis of the dance) I know a few words they said, but the music overpowered their voices, I couldn’t really make out the sentences.
After the dance, we went to look at the Kuta Palace (If I’m not wrong)
And then we went to the market nearby to shop !
I love their Police Post . Absolutely striking .
For lunch, we went to Naughty Nuri’s Warung for some pork ribs !
41, Jalan Batubelig, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta, Bali
(62) 0361 847 6722
JUST LOOK AT THAT *DROOLS*
I wanted to order their Chili Con Carne too .. Apparently that’s one of the popular dishes But it finished already ): Boohoo .
Mum’s definitely enjoying it .
We also ordered their fried rice . Heavenly. Never tasted such flavourful fried rice in a long long time . And it’s so simple. Rice, veggie and sliced chicken . :O
I bought a beautiful Karimba/Kalimba/Mbira . The soundbox is made of coconut with a piece on wood on top . The little girl who sold it to me said it’s a Karimba . But I’m google-ing it as I’m writing this .. It originated from Africa ? Errr .. Doesn’t matter, I bought it for 20,000 rupiah. Pft .
Her cute-ness and manja-ness can beat any salesman .
OH AND I FOUND ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL TREASURE . It moved so fast, I could only snap 1 photo of it .. Not very clear but STILL …
Next door was this shop which sells only Bob Marley merchandises. Anything Jamaican , you can find it here . Stickers, scarves, clothes, badges .. Posters … ._. And this isn’t the only one . So, Bob Marley fans, you know where to visit to get these items .
If I have someone to play congkak with everyday, I will get that . Oh god, it’s so beautiful.
Hey, here’s a random photo of a guy roasting Luwak Coffee.
This fake Crocs slippers have been with me for 5 years . Been to Thailand and New Zealand with me too . Best slippers to travel with .
Temple visiting after lunch . First stop – Tirta Empul !
This is the only temple that lends us a really nice sarong . And this cloth belt that comes with it . We donated a few bucks to them .
Bathe in this water and you shall be purified !!!! And clean .
Dinner time wasn’t very interesting .. We went to Dirty Duck Diner (Bebek Bengil) . Not very satisfying ..