31 January 2014

Chinese New Year Eve

YO YO WAH JARP?! Lolol. You'd know what this means if you follow me on instagram. It's Yurou's lao-hong pronunciation of "Yo yo, what's up?" Lol.

It's Chinese New Year!!! I just wanna wish everyone who reads my blog, a very very blessed and lucky new year!!! I wish you all mai ma piao, zhong ma piao, mai toto, zhong toto. Hahaha.

Which is quite impossible cox if 8000 - 10000 of you all kena 4D / toto, Singapore Pools will have to run naked. Lolol. But i do wish all of you good health and positive mindset =)))

I have a good feeling about horse year =D I think that's half way to success already! Haha.

Here's some pictures i snapped with my camera! =DDD I try to bring my camera out as much as possible to snap pictures for the blog ^.^ But if you want random short updates you can of course follow me on instagram / Dayre (@qiuqiu)

Here's me and my family on a simple Chinese New Year eve =)))

Yurou giving me a kisskiss ^.^ She super loveeee to pose now. You just tell her what pose you want. She'd try her best hahaha. Angry, sad, happy, kiss kiss. Anything lah.
SHE LOVESS ANY CAMERA. Will keep telling you, "Lai, wo men lai pai zhao okay?" Lol.
If you're wondering why she's always doing this pose, it's becox this is her default "SMILE~" pose. Hahaha. Maybe she think very cute and chio. Hahaha.
My dad made bird's nest for us all ^.^V Becox i say "Papa, last year you got make bird's nest for everyone hor. Don't know this year still have or not hor...?" Lolol. Hinting obvious much?
Most people do steambboat on CNYE. We'd do that tomorrow on CNY day 1 onwards. But my dad and brother-in-law made all these =D
Me and my 3rd sister ^.^
My dad and i ^.^
And one more~
Me, ah Pearl and Niao Niao =DDD So annoying, CNYE show what cleavage. SHOW OFF!!!
You say, is it i most chio? Lolol.
My 2nd sister haven't come so we camho-ed without her. Lol.

More pictures soon if i bother to put on makeup the next few days of Chinese New Year ^.^

I am sooooo excited cox i've planned activities for my family and i.

A bit sad cox i didn't really get to shop at Chinatown this year =( I did shop for Budget Barbie at Chinatown but it's work so i didn't shop for myself. Only manage to get a cheongsum for Yurou hahaha. She'd look so cheena biang in it ^.^V

Also, a quick update about my back issue IN CASE you guys are worried about me haha.

I'd be going for my first physiotherapy session on 3rd Feb 8am T_T 8am. 8am. 8am. 8am.

Wo hao xiang si. Lolol. And the appointment to see the bone and spine doctor is on 19th Feb. I am so so so thankful my friend helped me get this appointment so fast!!! Also thank you guys for all the advice and suggestions to help my back pain =))) You guys are AWESOME!

Okay lah, GONG XI FA CAI!!!

I am super looking forward to spending time with my family and friends =)) You have a good time too okay!!! =DDD I'd update again real soon!

26 January 2014

Think of 10 things..

Hello!!! It's a Sunday and i'm working O.O It's really fulfilling and all but i just really, really, really wanna know.. And i wish someone would tell me..

Where did all my money go to?


Say real one.

Is it taxi? Is it food? Okay most likely both lol. Does this mean i gotta cab and eat lesser or does this mean i gotta work harder and earn more and fall sick and nurse myself back to health to abuse and work even harder. Sometimes you don't win it all in life, do you. Haha.

This simply means i gotta work smarter, i guess. Okay then i have a real problem. Lolol.

Anyway i was just browsing through latest issue of Vivi magazine that i have, and i saw sooooo many things i love! And it's not even Spring issue yet!!! I usually go crazy at the Spring issue cox it's filled with colours!!!! Last year was pastel colour, i almost cannot breathe when i browse the magazine.

Then for a while i feel quite motivated to lose weight and look frail like the Japanese girls and also to earn a lot more spare cash so that i can shop freely when i head to Japan in March ^.^

But then later after i close the magazine i calm my head down and i try to think about 10 things that i really want from the magazine.


Either i have very bad memory or i just don't really need to have those things.

I mean usually if i see something i really love i'd try to search for the price of pre-order online hahaha. But nowadays i just don't love anything THAT much anymore. I more gian time-off from work and more gian time to go see babies that i love ^.^V And more gian family time and nua-sai time. So actually this back pain (which is still very bad by the way =___=) is a great time for me to rest and have time away from the computer!!! =D

But then i have been working quite hard to cope with Little Thoughts Chinese New Year orders.

So please, tell me where's all my money. Lolol. I really don't know.

Okay since i have more time to think.. You know.. Of things..? Lolol. I was just wondering if there are 10 things that i really want / need. I KNOW, needs and wants are really different but if you keep thinking of your wants, it basically is a need already hahaha.

So imagine your life is a magazine. SOoooooo many tempting pretty cute things.

Shut it down and think of 10 physical things that you really want!!! Can you fill up the list with 10 things?

I'm not sure if i can!!! I try okay.

I can't. There's nothing physcial that i really want except maybe more cash hahahaha.

Okay but if i anyhow think, there are things that i don't mind having just to see if i'd love it or not.

- A bedside table that is not too small, not too big
- A seasalt caramel tart that is more salty than sweet
- An airfryer to make spam fries
- A pastel pink bicycle and hopefully reasons to cycle
- OMG CAN I WANT A HUGE LANDED HOUSE AND BE ABLE TO AFFORD IT? If yes then that's the only thing i want hahaha.

That's lah. I cannot think of anything else that i really want now and now. I already squeezed my brain dry trying to think of things i really thought of getting just to try see if i'd love it in my life or not hahaha. Oh oh oh, i also want a yonana!!! Just cox i love banana but i'm pretty sure i'd leave it at one side after 1 or 2 usage. Lol.

So my point to myself is..

Sometimes i just need to calm de heck down and stop feeling like there are too many things that i can't afford. Cox man.. I don't even really want it hahahah.

It sounds like i'm a sour grape but really.. All the things that i thought would be nice to have, i can do without. That..

Or the things that i want are not physical. For now it's only moving house and sending my parents overseas for a nice trip =D I hope i can move lah. Really had quite enough of Punggol taxi situation.

Okay now to get these done soonest.. I need to go find out.. Where my money is..

Maybe YOU think of 10 physical things that you REALLY, REALLY want. Hahaha.

I kinda don't think most people can actually think of 10. So maybe.. We can all be quite contented =D

Have a good Sunday! Sorry i'm doing more nonsense random wordy update now cox i can't sit too long at the computer. But you know i'd be back!!! ^.^ And tell me if you can think of 10 things! Was it easy or hard to come up with the list! Hahah.

24 January 2014

7 Day of Deep-Breathing later..

Hey, so it's the 7th day of my anger-management training lol.

I imposed this on myself cox i am a decent person but i snap too easily. And sometimes it makes me a monster momentarily.

But it's not the serial-killer kind of angry. It's more like bouts of anger from things and matters that annoy me.

Not sure if i shared this with you guys but when i was much younger, i actually used the hairbrush to hit my own head repeatedly cox i can't get it out of my crazy bushy head of hair. Lolol. It just got stuck lah!!! When i finally pulled it out, 6 or more of the plastic bristle dropped off the brush.

And stay in my hair till today lolol. No it is not in my hair anymore lah but i did went to school with all the bristle in my hair that day. So i shouted at the brush "你去死 你去死!!!!!!!" and fling it REALLY hard out of the window and i wish it a sweet suicide and probably told the brush i will now go kidnap and kill her parents. You know, just to threaten it before its death.

Lolol. That sounds pretty crazy. You don't wanna know what i did to my mother's alarm clock and my shower gel bottle last time *angry face*

But all that was when i was really young and cox i watched too much TCS drama lolol. One of my favourite lines before i flare up is "你不要敬酒不喝, 喝罚酒" Lololol. Also learn from TV one.

Anyway the past 7 days i only flare up a few times lah. Once at Kungfu Paradise at Bugis+. If you read my Dayre you would know what happened lah. It's just a bunch of monkeys who pissed me off.

And then at Art Friend (Taka) i almost flare up another time cox the cashier girl was sooooooooo......



And then halfway through her counting our items which already took a thousand years, a random lady came and ask for the cashier's permission to put her filled basket at the counter while she continue shopping. And the cashier reply:


Yeah, busy aging me into a 90 year old woman looking at you taking 937269 years to count less than 20 items. When i was still an egg i could count faster than you.

I was sooooo annoyed cox she's so slow.. That i had to clench my wallet and take deep breaths. Lolol.


But IRL i'm all like *breathe in~ breathe out~*

Another time i lost my cool was when Twitter refuse to let me upload a picture *RAGE* I tried for like 8 times. And it all didn't get saved in the draft. It just disappear. Twitter is so fucked.

So i cursed someone's death. Anyone.

But then later i decided that it's okay, i just need to breathe. Nobody will die if i don't upload the picture. So.. I am sorry if anyone working for Twitter died. Lolol.

And then i saw the video of the boy disobeying the teacher, and then being rude to his teacher and then demanding the teacher to apologise *RAGEEEEEE!!!!!!* I sort of ranted about it on my Dayre lah, but i was really angry at that moment so i wanted to dig the boy's eyes out and cut off his ears.

But now i a bit more calm already hahahaha. I just feel like there should be some kind of teachers' union to protect the teacher. Like if they are good but get fired for stupid complaints from the parents, then the school have to speak up for the teacher.

Ah why, buay song? Bring your child elsewhere lor. Stupid parents just want TIP-TOP treatments for their kids even when their kids are half-fucked lah. Okay i get it, to every parent their kids are most precious. Don't say their kids, even to me, my nieces and nephews also most precious.

Yeah okay but make sure YOU discipline your kids first for an environment call school, where many many other precious kids of parents, go to learn, and pay the same amount as you did.

Why, your boy can walk around in class and distract others? And the teacher cannot scold? He where big? You where big? I don't understand what's the big deal lah, unless it's like some majormental or physical abuse, i don't see how punishments are bad. IT IS GOOD. Punishments are always good.

It's sad but punishments are good for good people to stay good, and good for deterring bad people to do bad. Ah boh why not whole world just do as they wish?

Like the stupid boy in the video i am talking about, if everyone just do what they want, when they want, and learn no boundaries, learn no discipline lor. HOW CAN LAH?!?!?!? Fucking retards asking for freedom when they can't handle it.

I can't believe when i saw comments saying and agreeing that the teacher is a control freak, and that the boy is just trying to communicate with someone else but not in the video frame, so what's wrong.

WHAT'S WRONG??!?!??!


Of course it's wrong!!!!!!!! How can the teacher have order in class if everyone start to behave like this out-rule and start talking and walking around like the classroom is his fucking fish market.

There's nothing wrong with asking the boy to go back to his seat lor, he should never be standing up and walking around when everyone is sitting anyway. Not as if the teacher is Loki and speaks to everyone in a demeaning way and demand everyone to kneel before him.

So no need to cause an uproar everytime you think you wanna be "different". You are not the ah pek who refuse to kneel in The Avengers. And Captain America will not be there to shield you from Loki.

Don't tell me the whole "listen to your teacher" thing hinders creative-learning ah please. Creative learning is encouraged in many other ways but definitely not by defying the teacher like this.

Omg i SHOULD START A SCHOOL!!! Every kid will be very creative one!!!

My school rule shall be.. Be creative but be kind-hearted and polite. And my school shall produce the best kind of teens who will turn to be the best kind of adults. Lolol.

Okay i drifted a looooot.

All i'm saying is.. Being angry 4 times in a week is really quite an achievement for me. Usually i get angry at least 3 times a day. Maybe. Unless it's a day of hanging out with friends / family. Then okay, i don't get so angry. But i can't help it if the world's gadgets and internet-connection and internet-disgrace and non-living things have something personal against me

So i told Josh "I only got angry four times this whole week. Praise me"

Josh say no encouragement. Cox since i am undergoing a training, i should not even get angry.

Okay fine. Then i shall proceed on with the next level of training. Which is..

To put my first week of training into usage and not get angry at all for one whole week.


And since now my back is so screwed up, i barely have the "fire" to get really angry =( Most of the time i'm just worried and bothered by the pain. My appointment is fixed on 19th February!!! At TTSH ^.^ Thanks to Janicia i manage to get an earlier slot lah =X If not initially the polyclinic wanna offer me October 2014 for CGH and then i change to SGH and luckily got March.

But thanks to all the good people, i manage to get Feb now!!!

So from now til then i'm just going to practice back-care loh =( It sounds like a thing for old people.


Okay lah! I go take a break! I am giving myself a bit of time off the computer cox sitting on the chair for anything more than 20 minutes gives me numb legs and feet.

Thank you to those who gave me suggestions and advice on my back! I hope i recover soon!!! =D From this "back pain" episode i realise that i have a lot of very smart readers hahahaha.

They say like attracts like. OMG I AM SMART TOO? Hahahah.

21 January 2014

Am i or am i not gonna die yet.


Before i say anything else i just wanna inform you that..

If you ever wonder how shampoo taste like, i can tell you mine taste quite sweet!!! Lolol. I am using Essential Rich Premier. Accidentally ate some cox i pumped too much hahaha.

The after taste is like a coat of waxy spongey layer on your tongue hahaha. Just scrap it off you'd be fine. I am not dying soon am i? Even if i am, the good news is i shampooed my hair ^.^V

In any case, i am probably dying. If i still don't do something about my back. This sharp pain is killing me, not gently. Sibeh rude sharp pains. At my lower back.

I know it's my sitting posture so since about two years ago i started on Backjoy, which helped a lot especially at my tailbone area i no longer experience pain after Backjoy.

But then now my lower back hurts like mad and it's not like once in a while, it's like this constant pain that very often becomes sharp pain. Can't squat, can't bend my back, can't carry heavy stuff..

And it's been like that for about 1 month =XXX I have been too busy to go do something about it.

Today it just got worst. Even sneezing hurts my lower back.

So now i don't know what to do lah! I thought of going to the chiropractor but i heard it will not help unless you keep going and going and going and it can only relieve pain momentarily.

But i really think i am beyond that T_T I can't even toss myself during bedtime without panting cox i need so much of my limbs muscle cox i can't really work my lower back muscle.

Actually this sharp pain thing happened before like maybe three times, where i get this sharp poking pain at my lower back and i can't move until it's gone. But it's usually gone within minutes and then later i'd just have to sleep with rolled towel on my lower back and it'd be fine the next day.

But this time this sharp pain sibeh persistent! So i'm thinking since i am not going to the chiro, and i actually need an X-Ray to find out what's wrong with my back..

Should i go to the polyclinic to get a referral or can i go straight to the hospital!!!

I damn scared of polyclinic referral one must wait like months to get an appointment at the hosiptal. but then if i wanna go to the hospital, where am i going to lah i can't go to the A&E right?

Or can i? O.O I just want to have an X-Ray done and then have some one professional to tell me if i am going to die or not yet. Lolol.

I damn scared lah, my fortune-teller tell me two years ago that i have to be careful of my lower back.

NINABEI that is the only time i hope she is not zhun lolol.

But damn zhun. Another reason i damn scared is becox since this sharp pain started, i get numb legs very easily =((( Is it related? I think so right.

Omg can you all tell me what to do!!!

OMGGGG I haven't do a resolution list for 2014!!!!!!! Hahaha! I just remembered cox i mentally read "What to do" after i typed the previous sentence.

OKAY I DO NOW! Hahah so happy i always love to make checklist and goals ^.^

My 2014 Resolution

- Fix my back and take good care of it thereafter

- Save up 0.05 pot of gold by year end =DDD

- Fix something on my face

- Expand GIRLYMake product line and make it available for orders from overseas

- Have Little Thoughts grow steadily as it is

- Restart and run rarebits

- Get angry lesser (I am third day into my 7 day anger-management, i'd update you guys when i'm all done!!! Meantime you can follow me @qiuqiu on Dayre where i update random short snippets ^.^)

- Pick up something new to keep learning (it's either Yoga or Japanese language. Whichever makes me sweat less hahaha)

- Bring Papa to a new country he's not been to yet ^.^ I have this hope to let my dad see more parts of the world cox he's turning 68 pretty soon this year. And i've seen how older people get sick or have weak legs or can't eat this and can't eat that and travelling is just not as enjoyable as it should be anymore. It's like they can't enjoy even if their kids wanna send them. So leh every year i either go with my parents to a new place or i send them on a guided tour ^.^ This year i plan to let him visit Halong Bay! I read that it's magnificent!!! Looks like somewhere Shen Diao Xia Lv would be filmed.

Lolol. And for my own travel list for 2014!

- Countries / Places to visit:

* Japan (I have to visit once a year!!! If not i feel like life is not complete.

* Korea (Wanna go back for either plastic surgery or just to sweep clean their skincare / makeup!)

* Bangkok (This is a must-go every year just cox i love Bangkok babeh)

* Malacca (Purely cox i fell in love with Malacca everytime i am there. Love how quaint and quiet and peaceful it is there ^.^ ACTUALLY MOSTLY i love the street stall sausages at Jonker street!!!

* China or another country i've never been ^.^ I also hope it's Australia!!! =D I heard seafood there is good!!! Omg hungry.

* GET ON A CRUISE!!!! I've never been on a cruise, Josh also!!! So i hope this year we'd go! We wanted to go since like last-last year but keep pushing back cox of various reasons lol. This year i put it in my list then i confirm will go one =DDD Actually best is if i can buy for the whole family to go =DDD Perfect holiday cox water is my lucky element hahaha.

Of course these are the things i can control. Other things that i cannot control would be to tio beh bio or dio baby. Lolol. Baby girl to be exact, i want a baby girl ^.^ I almost want to threaten my future baby girl that if she don't come faster i will name her..

Tan Jing Gu
(wait very long) Lolol.

What the heck i had so much fun talking about the things i am going to achieve and do in 2014 that i forget that i should be worried about my back pain. I am not sure if this is good hahaha!

I am super easy to distract. You know last time in Primary and Secondary school.. I always feel a bit depressed that i have a lot of homework undone.

Like i really feel sad and frustrated and scared!!! But then EVERY SINGLE TIME, so long as there are friends to play with me, or sisters to do shit with me, or a good TV show that comes along..

I'd be like =DDDDDD

All the way until i remember i have pressing problem waiting for me to handle. I guess when they say people change, people don't. Lolol.

Okay too much words!!! Some pictures from my visits to Cleo ^.^

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Had to do a photoshoot so gotta touch up my blue =( I actually don't want blue anymore lah i a bit sick of it already haha. NOT COX anyone don't like it okay! I loved it but i am just sick of it hahaha.
Sio doing his magic ^.^ Really very happy he stay so late to do my hair =((( He was crazy booked that whole week but i boh bian must do hair so he volunteer to stay back T.T Arigatou!!!
MEI BU MEI??? ^.^ Hen mei ba!!! Haha! That night i feel extra chio. But sayang we only go eat teochew porridge! Haha! But Sio damn happy cox he is eating teochew porridge for the first time!!!
Becox we do my hair do until Millenia Walk building also close dee.. Lol.. So end up having teochew porridge cox which i loveeee also!!! ^.^ Every single dish is yums to the max!!!
Sio and Samantha ^.^ Holy shit Sio's hand hahahaha.
Rich man paying for food haha. Very grateful this Josh also waited for hours for my hair to be done!
Quite blessed with good hearts around me =)))
Okay go book your appointment quick~~~ =DDD I would love to do rebonding but i can't =(( Maybe i'd psycho Sio to let me do perm. Lolol. He might!!! =DDD If he want me to go botak. Lolol.

Okay lah i go sleep dee! If you all got knowledge about my back please share okay?

Or if you know any good doctors in whichever hospital, please tell me! And let me know if it's possible to contact them direct or really must go A&E to register first O.O Cox that's the only way i know how to register in a hospital haha.

17 January 2014

They say..

Do you believe in what they call "they say"?

You probably do (i mean for instant, how many times have you caught yourself telling someone going to Japan about the radiation and the not being able to conceive after that whole lot of crap cox THEY SAY YOU HEAR).

That's why we lose ourselves in the midst of everything. Becox we hear ourselves lesser and lesser. Only very few lucky ones manage to stay sane and constantly remind themselves..

"Listen. Listen to me. Listen to me. I am you, listen to me"

Then again, if you have depression i don't suggest you listen to yourself. Or if you have a case of being a psychotic ex-girlfriend, then don't listen to yourself. No you should not call him again.

And no, he doesn't have a real reason to hurt you, he just have excuses to becox you'd find reasons for him to hurt you anyway.

Okay so we get this clear. If you're not clinically-depressed, and you're not a psycho ex-girlfriend, then okay yes, listen to yourself.

Sometimes the words that comes out of your mouth, the thoughts that you think.. Really need for you to listen. Is it okay? Is it right? Is it bad? Is it going to hurt someone for real..?

I haven't listened to myself for a long time. Been too busy. And that's where the problems come. If i don't have time to go for my IPL, and i don't have time to floss my teeth =X Then where do i find the time and mood to listen to myself.

I don't.

So here's where i just put my thoughts out there, which become words for people to read / hear and they give me their thoughts on it. And i listen.

That sounds right. I don't have that 10 minutes to hear myself out, people will do it for me and most people give me idea / suggestions / solution base on their own experiences.

So that's where "They say" happen.

"They say people come, people go"

"They say when god closes one door he opens another"

"They say people change"

"They say everything happens for a reason"

"They say nothing good ever lasts"

Some people are positive. Some people are negative.

So who do you listen to!

I kinda think that we should just listen to ourselves.

But sometimes we just can't becox even if we do, we'd find ourselves more annoyed and angry and upset than anything else by just listening to ourselves and trying to find out the "whys" to the "whats".

But sometimes there's just no why.

Becox remember what they say?

Everything happens for a reason. Until you find the reason, you'd never know.

You can believe but you'd never know.

But try not to believe in what they call "they say" if you're looking for facts, there's google. If you're looking for emotional support and opinion, there's always yourself here for you.

But for now i guess it's true. People come, people go.

But i also believe how "only some stay"

I guess i am the kind of person you come to for a negative evaluation of the situation but a positive outlook on life. Becox that's how you live to see what's next. Don't cry.

11 January 2014


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Nothing beats having your niece see you from 10 miles away (haha kua zhang) and shout "AH YI!!! AH YI AH! WO AI NI LEH!!!" Lololol. She's soooo gross and cute i love her! Mushy much?! It means "AUNT, AUNT! I LOVE YOU!!!" for those who don't understand Mandarin =D
KISSKISS ^.^ That's us waiting at the ferry terminal at Harbour Front!!!
And us onboard the ferry!!! =DDD Yurou was soooo excited!!! She keep raving about how it's awesome we are going on a boat ride haha. Suaku.

I am really thankful for Batam Holidays Travel for sending us to Batam for a day full of fun!!! They even offered to let us stay overnight but due to everyone's schedule, we couldn't =( What a pity!!!

A little bit of background info about Batam Holidays Travel (Known as BHT in my blogpost from now on!) - They have been in the business for 10 years, starting out as a humble site for people to do bookings online for resorts and holiday trip in Batam, Indonesia. They also help plan and customize itinerary for travellers (be it family, friends or corporate) in Batam.

As you would know most travel agencies have standard operation hours and after the working hours it's just really hard to find anyone for support or last-minute emergencies. But BHT prides themselves in being ever-ready and always being there for their guest.

In fact.. I just found out that the main office line is directed to Aini (one of the lady-bosses in this family-run business) during non-office hours. This is dedication man. One thing good about family-run business is there's always this personal touch and warmth to their services =)))

YAY ALMOST REACHING! The ride was quite comfy so we fell asleep though it was just about 45 minutes haha. Everyone was in excited mode when we wake up to find ourselves nearing ^.^
Reached Batam ^.^ One camho pic of myself and that's all you can expect for the rest of the trip becox other time i get too distracted with shopping and sampling of food and snacks hahaha.

Yurou dropped her immigration card when we were leaving Singapore =__= I don't know which adult so smart to go and let her hold her own immigration card haha. But Aini (who accompanied us that day to make sure everything and everyone is good) from BHT were really efficient and helpful so phew! When we reached the ferry terminal in Batam, we were greeted and taken care of by appointed guide, Dianto! AND I LOVE THE MINI VAN =DDD Feels damn get-together and cozy.
One selfie before i go crazy in there!!! Whole shop got discount one!!! =OOO
Lotsa unique flavours!!! REMEMBER TO TRY AND BUY THE BATAM TIRAMISU CHOCOLATE!!!! =OOO We tried and loved it so bought a total of 6 boxes and regret not getting more!!! My dad also like the Batam coffee and Batam coconut chocolate!!!
Back in the van, one with Josh ^.^
Naughty Yurou got herself a pack of Donald Duck chocolate haha. Inside got toys one.
Love how cozy and comfortable the van is! Perfect for group travelling!!! No need to worry about transport and all. BHT took care of everything for us ^.^
Next to Polo Ralph Lauren factory outlet!!! They are selling all brand new authentic PRL items!!! AT DISCOUNTED PRICES!!!
 My OOTD for that day haha.
Ah Bong bought like 4 pieces of tee-shirt at discounted prices. Two for himself, two for his brother.
Yurou also don't lose out when it comes to shopping. Haha. She bought like a $1 toy candy hahaha.

One of the BEST KUEH LAPIS (LAYER CAKE!!!) i've tried!!!!! Thank you for bringing me there BHT!!!! But omg now i am so sad i finished all the kueh lapis we bought!!!
Travelling with BHT is awesome cox they appoint nice guide for us hahaha. Dianto took the initiative to bring the kueh lapis samples for us to try in the van cox there were another big group there and to help us avoid the crowd and try in our own comfort. OMG DID YOU SEE THE AMOUNT OF PRUNE THROWN INTO THE LAPIS?!?!? LIKE NO NEED MONEY ONE!!! I LOVEEEE!
This shop only has two flavours - Original and Prune. Another shop call Berlayer Kek has like ten thousands flavours, Dianto will bring the samples to us later!
Shop hop to this awesome shop where we are gonna have our lunch! But before lunch, we mass shop first!!! LOTSA YUMMY SNACKS HERE! My sister and Yurou damn gian bng one =XXX Hahaha. What is SAMPLE you don't know?!?! Hahaha. It means take ONE and TRY. Not take one and one more and one more and one more hahahaha ='DDD But the store assistant was very very friendly lah.

You see the top corner picture, I ask them to pose for a picture, this Baby Yurou was reaching out for another sample. And omg if you go to this shop, please buy the green chili sauce!!! LOVE IT! We bought two bottles. Finishing up soon. Goes great with keropok / meat / fried rice / instant noodle!
Grab their famous keropok (deep fried) fishballs haha. I LOVE THESE SINCE CHILDHOOD!!! Only in the shop i realise they go super well with chili sauce. I usually eat them plain!
Bought this super cheap (like maybe $1 or lesser?) pure banana ice cream from NESTLE. It was super good. Why this Nestle always don't bring the yummy ice cream into Singapore one ah!
One good thing about going away from the bustling city, kids gets amazed by everything. Even fishes in the drain haha.
And here is where we have our lunch!!! ^.^ SOOOO SCENIC HOR!!!
Deep fried fish with sweet and sour sauce!
Corn and egg soup, deep fried squid and something that i think might be call.. Gong Gong. Hahaha.
One picture before we tuck in!
Crab with glass noodle in curry sauce!!! Quite a feast yes?!
Okay eat dee don't say dee! Haha.
Yurou finished her meal before everyone else cox she wants to go run around. It's really nice to her looking at the sea water so happily. She enjoyed the space and fresh air quite a lot i think!
Whole day keep asking me for selfies =___=" My jie ban ren hahaha. She knows how to hold the camera and aim but don't know how to click.
And then we go back to our table to try the samples of kueh lapis from Berlayer Kek! They have so many flavours! Interesting ones were the Moca and Pandan! But prune and original i prefer the previous one!!! You see this one.. Like mother like daughter hahahaha.

We went to this obstacle and activity arena and Bong is a daredevil so he confirm wanna try lah! We tried the shooting gallery where my brother-in-law and Josh throw face big time hahahaha.
And Ah Bong being the hero of the day, went ahead to try the flying fox.
Off he go!!!
Through the woods omg. Then we took the van to go meet him there where he returns the safety gear and all. I ask him scary not he say it's not scary and that he would do it many times more. HAOLIAN. They also have go-kart etc but we didn't try that!
At Batam Miniature House park! We pop by real quick cox the sun was too glaring! Haha. But a lot of local families were there to picnic under the trees!!!
Hello i am a giant.
Act cute. Lol.
Then we went to another factory outlet where i bought SUPERDRY tees for an incredibly low price!!! Omg so happy hahah. SUPERDRY is a Japanese label some more!
And then to get Batam's famous honey comb cake!!!!
We bought the Pandan and Original one!!! You can try all you want haha! Another thing i love about Batam haha. Lotsa sampling!!! =X
Something i really look forward to =O Their cultural show! One with my family! Josh poor thing, always behind the camera hahah. Aini and the guide got offer to help us snap lah but we don't want to trouble them haha.
After a dance ritual, the performers go on to chew off a coconut =O It's damn hard lah use knife already hard lol. And swallow burning charcoal and eat real glass omg.
Quite a sight.
My dad say they pray for safety and pray to be numb to pain for a while.

I don't know how is that possible!!! Like how during Thaipusam, the people can stab / poke / pierce all sort of things into their body parts and not hurt at all. My dad tells me that they prayed before that. And so it'd not hurt at all during the whole of the parade thing.

Like this does it mean if i want to do more plastic surgery, i can go pray for me to be numb to all pain during the recover? O.O I mean.. If it works that way..

Getting some souvenirs while Pearl go get a drink..
Interesting random things..
AND WE GO SHOPPING~~~ The mall that Aini arranged for us to go to was quite huge!!! And it's quite strange they are really BIG on the whole kid's fashion industry!!! We saw many many kids apparel shops and they were even having a kids fashion show at the atrium!!!
Most of the shops were having discount!!! And most of the items are priced at $3 - $10!!! I bought those pair of shorts for $5 each!!! ^.^
Had to stay really long at the shop cox i ran out of Rupiahs hahaha. Shopped too much before that but it's all worth it cox all very yummyyyy!
If you see this shop, go inside and go crazy. ALL THE GIRLY STUFF INSIDE!!! At insanely low prices!!! WHY SINGAPORE DON'T HAVE LAH T__T I love girly shops like these!!!
Since it's free-time in the mall, we decided to take a break from all the shopping and rest our legs with maybe little snacks but..

We ended up ordering Sambal Udang (prawn) with rice, Banana Fritters with ice cream, Satay that was sooooo good, Ham and Cheese sandwich with fries and salad, that came in a portion that scared us hahaha, super huge. Also Tomato Chicken and cheese sandwich, along with four drinks. Everything cost us $34 SGD......... SO FREAKING CHEAP!!!!!

If i ever go back i wanna visit this restaurant again lah!!! Everything so yummy + cheap =OOO

Sorry no pictures of the rest of the food cox i was too busy playing with Baby Yurou haha. As you can see we bought Hello Kitty stickers for her and she gone a bit crazy with it. Hahaha.

Josh and Ah Bong ^.^
Yurou the Walrus =_=" Hahaha.
We continue shopping.. (Yes, Yurou also decided to paste Hello Kitty stickers all over her pram) while waiting for my dad, mum and brother-in-law be done with their massage ^.^
I snapped these pictures of the massage the guide brought them to. Very nice ambience!!! For very affordable rates you can relax with massages and spa here!
And we meet~

Alright!!! We're ALMOST coming to an end to the Batam day tour with Batam Holidays Travel!!!

We opt for the Standard Day Tour with Massage and Seafood lunch at only freaking $35/pax!!!!! MASSAGE + SEAFOOD LUNCH + bringing us to good shopping places!!!

HOW FREAKING CHEAP IS THAT?! =OOO SUPER LAH!!! I think for kids it's even cheaper.

Doing all the things we did and going to the places we went to at $35/pax WITH MASSAGE. Omg please, i would expect the massage alone to be more expensive than $35 already hahaha.

So if you wanna book, please do it quick and early!!! ^.^

You can also opt to have “Private” tour instead at $100 per van or per bus (minimum 8 pax)!!! I think this is much more enjoyable leh =X Cox you get to hang with people you know and travel together in your own comfort transport. And it's only $100 per van! Shared among 8 or more people, it becomes more and more affordable! This $100 / van or bus pricing is a promotional price! Valid until 30th April 2014. So if you wanna book, book early!

To enjoy the promotion, you have to LIKE and SHARE Batam Holidays Travel's facebook page!

Later we also went for dinner at an awesome place where they whip up fresh hot yummy food~

Super chillax environment at the restaurant =)
Slippers gang with Ah Bong and my dad hahaha.
Peaceful and spacious.. Something i really appreciate away from Singapore!
This was served and we were all like ????
It's rice rolled in banana leaf for extra fragrant! My mum went to the loo so my dad.. As he would usually.. Play prank on my mum again hahahaha. Ah Bong looks damn happy with the plot hahaha.

He collected all the leaf after we took the rice, and then roll them in one leaf and place it on my mum's plate. And when she return to the table.. She ask..

"What is this?"

My dad was like "Vegetables lah. Quickly eat if not later cold already"

My mum "Vegetables ah? Aiyo. How to eat like this? Looks raw"

"Just bite into it. Just bite"

Then my mum hold it near her mouth and we all burst out into laughter hahahahahahahahahah. NOW YOU KNOW WHY I SO LAME. Becox my dad is lame!!!

This Saung Sunda restaurant is quite famous one wor! Lotsa ministers ate here before! You can spot a lot of famous people on their wall of fame haha. Really glad BHT took us here for dinner ^.^
I swear to god, only people who love spicy food can appreciate the tao-geh (beansprout). It's soooo good but eat already you want to cry T.T The rest were yummy also! Some love the deep-fried corn, but everyone raved about the tao-pauk! How casual tao-pauk is you know what i mean. But it's really awesome good, and even better when you eat it with the chili they serve!!!
Table full of food!!! ^.^ and more were being served up haha. I think it's either we look really hungry.. Or it's usual to feast like that in Batam.
To ease your tongue if you can't take spicy food (they also have a good mixture of non-spicy food, don't worry! My nephew Ah Bong can't take spicy food but he liked the meal too!!!). It really helps!
CLIMAX OF THE MEAL OMGGGGGGG. This deep-fried CRISPY MAX fish glazed with special sauce. It's good like that but if you dip it in their garlic chili sauce.. HOLY GOD.

You may also add a dinner at Saung Sunda Restaurant for just $20/per pax! I'd say give it a try if you want to try something local and super flavourful!!! You'd definitely loveee the chicken and fish!!! AND YES, the tau-pauk!!! Haha!

Anyway HERE's the link to the itinerary for standard day tour! You can check it out if you are following the itinerary! But if you're going for private tour (min 8 pax and above), the guides from BHT will be greeting you in Harbourfront and will accompany group thorough the entire trip.

Batam Holidays guides are usually Aini or Farley (Aini's spouse! Family business! And they are both really really nice people!!!) so you'd be in good hands!!! They both went with me and my family and we all had a good time. Hmm.. Actually they are always around when we need them hahaha. But other time we don't really remember they are there haha! So don't worry about anything and let them take care of you ^.^

For private tours, they will plan out the itinerary accordingly to the group’s preference. Like actually my family skipped the temple-visit so we can spend more time on shopping and massage for my parents!

Okay lah! If you wanna have some fun time with your family / friends / colleagues please take a look at Batam Holidays Travel website! You can purchase the tours on their site, how convenient!!!

Aini was really sweet to get me and my family a box of special tarts! Famous and only in Batam!!! Thank you!!! T.T It's so heartwarming to meet nice people like that.
Totally happy and fruitful day!!!
Happy family = Happy me! ^.^ There you see behind me, Farley and beside me, Aini and Dianto!

Thank you Batam Holidays Travel for the super nice and fun trip to Batam!!! Thank you Aini and Farley for taking care of us through out and for getting us a good guide, Dianto! ^.^

If you're thinking of going to Batam for an affordable but super fun-filled trip with Batam Holidays Travel for the private tour of minimum 8 pax, please remember to like their Facebook page HERE to enjoy the promotional rate of $100, do it before you submit your online booking!

Standard Tour is $35/pax! So to what i see.. Private tour is much more wu hua hahaha. But of course if you are not going in a group, standard day tour would be good for you!
And.. Since Chinese New Year is approaching..

*** SPECIAL ***

Chinese New Year packages!!!
I thought i bought a lot of snacks can last me till Chinese New Year right? WRONG.
Totally finished them up cox all too yummy =_=" Me and Josh alone bought 4 boxes of Kueh Lapis. After giving one away, we finished all. And also we bought lotsa Tiramisu chocolate and also bought honey comb cake. And lotsa keropok. ALL GONE!!!
And i wanna go to Batam cox i believe when it's nearing Chinese New Year, there will be even more CNY goodies selling!!! And it'd be as usual.. Be at a low price T.T I WANT TO GO LAH!!!
If you're thinking of going up soon, BHT came up with Chinese New Year Packages!!! You may check out the different hotel packages they have HERE! Prices of course will vary according to the different hotels you picked so here's the Standard package, it includes:
1) 2-way ferry tickets (SG-Batam-SG)
2) Standard Day tour on arrival with Seafood Lunch
3) Shopping and Sight Seeing (For itinerary please refer HERE )
4) 1 night accommodation with buffet breakfast
5) Fa Chai Yu Shen dinner with Live Music and Firework display
6) Red Wine

What the heck, sound very atas with the red wine and fireworks i really want to go leh how ah! I think i jio my friends go this time haha.

Please note that there will be limited rooms available during this peak period so you guys have to book FAST book NOW!!! Actually if you were to book elsewhere now, chances are you will be disappointed cox most of the rooms are fully booked.

BUT THANKFULLY, Batam Holidays Travel have blocked rooms just for my readers!!!

Very limited number only though. So quick check out BHT website to see what's still available!

 One more good news is that when you mention that you're my reader, you get a 8% off ^.^ Courtesy of Batam Holidays Travel of course haha. With that.. We end our trip to Batam =)))

I shall end my post with this picture of Pearl's arm. Hahaha. It's quite fun to be Yurou's mum, you get decorated like a Christmas tree. And if Yurou ask you if you like it, you better say yes.

Thank you again, Batam Holidays Travel =) You guys have been really professional, helpful and great at putting this fun trip together for my family and i =))) I'd love to go back there again soon!!!

Here's some promotion BHT has on-going:

- Single ($30/3 years)
- Couple ($50/3 years)
- Family ($99/3 years)
For membership rewards click HERE. They have lotsa other privileges like birthday reward and retailer discount reward. So you can save while shop! Do feel free to browse around BHT website!

BHT have also opened up travel packages to other countries since May 2013! You may check them out! I am sure they will be as fun as the ones they planned for Batam travelers!

Links for your convenience:

Batam Holidays Travel Website for more information.

Batam Holidays Travel Facebook to LIKE and SHARE about BHT to enjoy the promotional rate of $100 for a private tour and to get update for new promotions!

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