Monday, July 27, 2015

Villa Life

Ow, how time flies~ In a blink of an eye, another weekend has past.
&Like weekends, good times always come and go in a jiffy; Too brief, and too quickly sometimes. :(

But the past weekend was like no other.
Still gone too quickly, but it was very well spent with ma girlfriends at Phuket. We had a lot of fun just lazing around in our Villa. It would have been perfect if we also got butlers around. Hahahha. Kidding.

It was a simple weekend together.

A short getaway weekend, a weekend of villa life!

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Here's us infront of our Villa.
Yes, our private villa, our private pool!

Weishan did most of the research, and after much comparisons, we finally found something suitable for this vacation; Somewhere nice, has a private pool and is affordable!
Booked a two-bedroom villa from Two Villas Holiday X.

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Just us 5 this time because Kesslyn is financially exhausted and is still adapting to her relatively new job.

It's such a convenience to have a private pool right outside your villa!
You just wake up, wash up, stretch a little, open the door, take a few steps and jump into the pool!

And that's what we did the second day. Breakfast was not on our first agenda, soaking in the pool came first. xD

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It was such a joy traveling with these girlfriends. ^^

We were also lucky that the weather was good! Good weather = great lighting = plenty of pretty pictures!!!
We took so many, too many, pretty pictures that I couldn't decide which shot I like more. So, PICTURE SPAM!!! :D

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ϟϟ DAY 1 : ARRIVAL ϟϟ

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Us at Changi Airport, before boarding.
Karena's bro gave us a ride, and we met Chiulee and Jolene straight at the airport.

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Us at Phuket's airport, waiting for other baggages to arrive. :D

We requested for the Villa's transport service to pick us from the airport. Paid for it of course.

After exiting the airport, we had a brief moment of feeling important as we search for someone to hold up a paper with my name on it............ That excitement only lasted for 5 minutes. We had to wait for quite a bit and only found our driver after calling the Villa to check if someone was actually there for us. Tsktsk. The driver also came off slightly creepy when he started praising how pretty the girls look a few times. Lol.

But all is fine as we safely arrived at the remotely located Villa around.............. 40 minutes later.

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Checking in and checking out what's available around.

We couldn't go for other activities (most of them takes up at least half a day) because of the short trip, so we decide to make full use of the Villa instead.

Besides, as mentioned, our Villa is located a little far from the main places in Phuket. It would be a waste of time to spend our vacation on the road, traveling to other areas for activities.

We picked the Villa located at Layan Beach because we wanted somewhere nearer to the airport to save time travelling to and fro, and didn't need to be near the beach because we'll have our own pool. Lol. I'll say we made a good choice! I really quite like the place.

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Walking to our Villa.
Head out, and it's the residential area. Lol.

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The front door!
We picked their Oriental Style Villa X.

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What you'll see when looking at the front door from the inside.
Less the 美女(belle), of course.

There's also a garage to the right side.

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More views of our Villa (This is actually a 3-bedroom villa, but they locked the standalone room located outside.)
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The insides of our villa:

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Kitchen and dining.

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Living room

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Master bedroom where we all squeezed in at night!
We brought in the mattress from the other room to snuggle together. hehe.

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We were all in awe and excitement for the first.... 10 minutes? All before we started looking for Wi-Fi. LOL.
Couldn't stop being excited when the Villa staff was showing us around at first. Lol. Then again, I think it was mostly me being noisy. xD

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Told you I couldn't decide which was the nicest and have uploaded most~ Plenty of repetitive shots. :P

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What's the best thing to do in a hot hot weather? Soak your feet into the cold cold water!

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I know I was in a sweater...... Badly dressed for the weather, but I was prepared for the plane ride!

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Hehehehe. She sells seashells on the seashore!

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Pooling money money money~

Also the time we made the decisions for our vacation: BBQ Dinner that night, grocery shop later in the day, night marketing the next night, no other activities and make full use of the Villa. :)

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Um.. What's with Weishan's hand there?! LOL.

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And yes, we took a bit of time to selfie selfie selfie until we're satisfied before getting down to business! That's our last shot before we headed out.

Our villa is not very well located, in terms of being near the beach and any shopping area, but we're somewhat near a supermarket. So, we took a free ride down to that place. Wanted to purchase some food for our BBQ dinner later that night, but we tried to look for food first. Walked out for a good 20 minutes but there was nothing in that area... Mostly residential. Whuuuuut.. :/ So, we heade back and settled for McDonalds before grocery shopping. It would have been so awesome if we were staying a little longer and could buy more food to stock up the kitchen. Lol.

There was nothing in the area, so we came back to rest and prepare for our Villa life. Lol.

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Took out our floats for the pool!
Rented ours from BeachyFloat X. Affordable floats.

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Our frial Weishan pumping our watermelon with very enthusiastic Karena giving her support.

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Finally done after what seem like... forever. :P

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"Lets throw it in from there. Better camera angle for pictures!"

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Threw the float with all the might and....................

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...the watermelon flipped!! LOL. /fail

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What is this! Where is our watermelon, girls??? Lol.
The weather was very very hot. The float will be in such high temperature after being in the sun for a while that it'll hurt you when you touch it.

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Team strong up next for the pizza!

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There are two parts la, walao! The crust and the pizza itself.
But we didn't take long after learning the trick to do it.

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Shifting to the same area for better photo taking. Lol.

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And then gently placing it into the pool.

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Us chilling to cool off from the heat and wait for our BBQ equipments to arrive.

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This is life too.

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Our floats living the life. Lol.
There were so many designs of floats to choose from! Took a while to decide on 2. Beachyfloat X has so many nice ones!

I wonder if we'll have more fun with their log floats. They look fun... Like... people can play games while on it. I thought the pretzel was damn cute too! But we picked 2 that was more group friendly for chilling. :D

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Life in the sun, in the beach, in your private pool!

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I think here's us drifting apart and away or something. hahahaha

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I like that the pool didn't have too much chlorine! Didn't smell that bad.

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How to get a good shot on the float without floating around? DO IT ON THE GROUND! ;)
And here you can see our lifeguard on duty floating on a pizza. Lol.

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It was so chill that someone actually fell asleep!

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Amidst the chaos we were all making, Chiulee was still very sound asleep back there. hahahaha.

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Karena look like she was really going to chow down the pizza. Lol.

After an afternoon in the sun, it was time for some dinner!

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Kind of a bad decision. We managed to build up the fire, but it was so freaking weak?! End up cooking all our food in the kitchen instead. WHAT A WASTE!

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And dinner was served after a few hours. Lol.
We washed up after dinner and carried over the 2 mattresses to sleep together in the master bedroom. There weren't much HTHT because we slept. hurrr.

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ϟϟ DAY 2 : CHILLAX ϟϟ

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Day 2 was a good weathered day too! And the first thing we did in the morning?
Dip in the pool!

Guess who was the last to wake up? Lol.

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Karena joined us not long later and after an hour or two, we got hungry...

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Hot chef at your service! Cooked pancakes! YUMS!

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Breakfast is ready!
I was super proud of my eggs, cooked just right. Hahahaha.
Spot that weird looking handkerchief! Weishan claims it's a swan. Lol. Looks more like a cobra.

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And she insisted to include it in our breakfast shot. Tsssk...
Okay la, quite cute. Something to remember. lol

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Karena brought these super cute gummy candies! MINIONS!!!
The weather was so hot that some of the almost melted!

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Each taking turns to take pictures with Karena's gopro.

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No shots by Weishan because she has shaky hands, and she needs to eat bananas!

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Here's the best trick to float around without getting tanned...........:

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Hide between 2 floats!!!
This girl cute or what! Hahahahah.

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You can even wear the pizza float as your hat oh! hahahahha.

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And now, here's some shots of us floating around in the pool.
Effort okay! To spin around and to take pictures.

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Have to manually spin us around to make sure every one has a shot in front. Lol.

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Robot Karena, for you?

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We later took a video of us jumping down. HILARIOUS!!
Lazy to upload, so you can go ahead and imagine us 5 jumping down from the float at the same time. Lol.

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After an afternoon in the sun, SEE MY BACK!

It looks so ugly! And it's hurting so bad now. :(((

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Thereafter, we tidied up and prepared for an evening out in their night market.

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Donuts from Mister Donuts!
My favourite ones are their originals! :D Why don't we have them? I love these flower donuts.

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Not forgetting my pretty girlfriend, Weishan here. Donuts prettier. :O :X :P

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Out to Phuket Walking Street on Talang Road (Lard Yai) X

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At the start of the night market.

I really really like this place! It's not a very long night market, but there were so many things to see, buy and eat!!! The items are sold at such a steal too! And there are plenty of food! It got quite crowded with locals later in the evening, but it wasn't rowdy. There were performances at some junction. We didn't stop to watch, but it was such a great experience!

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It was still early, but many stalls were slowly being set up already!

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Random colorful window.

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First stop, coconut Ice Cream!

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More Attap Seeds please!!!

Are you hungry? MORE FOOD PICTURES!!!

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This is like our Ondeh-Ondeh X, but prettier because they come in more colors!

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A vintage house out of no where. lol.

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Sun slowly setting. Crowd slowly creeping in. There weren't many tourists, and I like that...

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This picture got feel not????? Lol.
Random shot.

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Matcha with Grass Jelly!

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Mochi ice cream!

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Had it when I was in Bangkok the last time, and I still like it!
Probably nothing fantastic, but it's different for me. Lol.

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I don't know what are these, but they look pretty so I got a cup to try.. Lol.

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I still don't know what it is after trying hahahaha.

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And with Weishan, we ended our adventure at their night market.

Rode back to our hotel in search for Banana Pancake, but we couldn't find any. Even our driver didn't know what it is. :( When we lost all hopes to eating Banana Pancake (Jolene kept repeating that she wants it since day 1)........................

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Quickly told our driver to stop so we could buy some, and we got 2! :)

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All the food brings us girls to the yard, and we're like "It's better than yours~"

Ended the night with good food in our tummies, and a good laugh from inflating the floats. SO MUCH WORK to have a great time. But all is worth it, because we really had a good time together. ^^

Next day, we woke up washed up cleaned up and headed down to the airport for our flight back. It was such a nice getaway that I was so reluctant to leave... :((( Arrived back in Singapore and had a good lunch together before we separate for home.

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A weekend of Villa life, annnnnnnnd we're back to reality.

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To more trips in future!

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