Tuesday, June 18, 2019

4 Top Hostels in Kuta and Seminyak, Bali

Currently I have grown a liking to Bali, Indonesia and have been there 5 times in the past. Bali has the whole package for any type of traveler. From the beach goers to the culinary hunters and the nature lovers such as myself. And like my hometown Sabah, Bali also have the most beautiful sunsets around and fresh yet cheap seafood (if you know where to find 'em).

Besides that, with millions of tourists coming to Bali each year, you will never be short of accommodations in any part of Bali. Here are 4 hostels I would highly recommend  depending on my purposes for staying there. All of my recommendations have an average of 8.9 score on Booking.com and here are the main options I seek when choosing a hostel :-

  • provides an all female dorm
  • free breakfast included with price
  • closeness to certain places (eateries, fav stores, beaches etc)
And here's my list!

1. KOSTA HOSTEL - Jalan Dewi Saraswati III No. 77, 80361 Seminyak, Indonesia

The only hostel in this list located in Seminyak. I chose this place because of its close proximity to my favorite Indonesian flagship store on Sunset Rd which is the famous EIGER store. It takes only a 7 minutes walk the store from the hostel. Good place to stare so that you can make several trips to the store for a shopping spree. Hehe.  And the hostel is very comfortable with very big beds. My room was a three person female dorm as seen in the picture below. I loved the decor so much. The negative part - no breakfast is included with the price. Sold separately.

Kosta Hostel - Beautifully decorated with a boutique-likeness hotel. With dorms!

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Iftar Sets at Alchemist Dessert Café, Subang Jaya

Ramadan Special from 7 May to 4 June 2019. Hurry guys!

I absentmindedly came upon this cafe from some-one's Instagram post and was drawn to the instagrammable pictures of their desserts. The place itself looked trendy as well. So I looked it up on both google and Facebook and found out that it is currently offering Ramadan Specials during this fasting month.

Very reasonable price!
I invited a few of my friends and my sister to check this place out during Wesak's public holiday. Booked a table for four and it was all set. We went for the 5 pax set.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Trusted Driver in Bali

Well we might have encountered those type of drivers whom we dealt with beforehand upon arrival that takes us to places we don't want to go. Places where the paid drivers can get commission even-though it was not upon our wish to go there.
Sunset at Kuta Beach! No need to dine in Jimbaran!

Friday, April 19, 2019

The End of Singleton

For now, the end of singleton to me means I am unofficially off the market . Haha. It becomes official only when there's a wedding band on my finger. But currently am gonna commit to making this relationship work. No matter how high the odds are against us.

I love you, I love you not.

You can say that for years now, I've been avoiding many guys who shows even a little interest in me. Especially those who keep dropping subtle hints of getting me to be their girlfriend or worse, wife.

I recall this guy from my office who kept asking me to go out and watch movies with him. And every-time he does that, I'd politely refuse while giving some lame but acceptable excuse. Months later, the girl who finally did accompany him to the movies later became his wife. Haha.

Then there was this other guy who I met during a compulsory course (to gain confirmation on my government post) who was actively looking for a wife and hinted at getting a wife from Sabah. I got spooked because I was the only Sabahan at the course. I hurriedly introduced him to another girl from the office and they got married months later. Nice move, right?

There are many other instances that have put me in awkward situations. Not gonna mention the married guys who shamelessly asked me to be their second wives. Which is definitely a big NO-NO. And nearing 40 years old (OK am not that old, but not keen to reveal my age online anyhow), I almost gave up in finding myself a soul mate and felt contented with my #foreveralone and #loner status... until just recently.

Who is he?

The one I will never reveal his face... or who he is.

The one who among the guys I've avoided in the past for giving subtle hints.

He came back again, unexpected, unplanned, during the time my heart was wide open...... with a second attempt in getting me to accept him. This time I wavered and eventually accepted him.

So it is true when people say, what's meant to be yours will come back to you. The truth is, when the timing's right, what’s meant to be ours will come - the people, the opportunities, the jobs, the hope. When Allah knows the right time that we're are prepared to accept and use His blessings, things will come in place.  So don't fight it, don't rush it and don't get stressed over it. Just simply let go, to make room, to trust, in order to enable what's ours to find us. :)

I am not sure if this one person is truly my soulmate. What I know now is that I am willing to commit and work for it. I hardly know him... but love can always come later. Haha.

Hope to blog more... adiosssssssss..