Monday, June 29, 2009

Bali Trip - 5th and 6th Day

Hi y'all. I'd better get the posting on our Bali Trip over and done with. The new Academic Year will start next week, and I would be pretty busy for the next 2-3 weeks, at least.

Anyway, the 5th day in Bali started off with Ayah and moi going for a morning walk around the hotel area. It had been quite some time since we last had a quiet alone time just the two of us, walking hand in hand, enjoying the fresh air and each other's company. We must have been the only people up at that hour as we could not see anybody else, except for the hotel staff that morning. So, that was nice :)

We went back to the villa after about an hour, hoping to get the kids up and join us for a splash in the pool. But, we had a tough time waking the girls up as apparently they stayed up until very late watching DVDs with the other girls the night before. No problem in waking their brother though, as Hilman being Hilman, he just loves the plunge pool. So, Ayah spent some time with his son dipping in the cold spring water that morning.

We managed to get everybody ready and have breakfast by 10:00a.m, and we then took the shuttle bus to Ubud Village for some shopping. Suffice to say, by the time we took the shuttle bus back to the hotel at 3:00p.m., everybody was exhausted. Nasib baik Ayah and I had booked a massage session at the spa for that afternoon, so from 4-5 p.m., we had a blissful time 'di-uli' by the Balinese masseurs with some Balinese music playing in the background for just over an hour. Best giler...

And while we were having the Balinese massage, Hilman was having his own foot massage session, which must have been so relaxing for him that by the time we were done, he was snoring away like nobody's business! Hehehe! As Hasya was having her final practice for the performance that night, we booked a massage session for her and Hanna for the next morning.

Ayah and I went straight back to the room after our massage as we had to get ready for the special dinner and performance by the students of DiDance at the hotel. They were to perform the Rejang Dewa and Legong Dances which Cok Ratih had taught them over the last couple of days. Everybody was excited and also nervous at the same time. Hilman especially - because he only had about one hour of lesson with Cok Ratih, and he was supposed to dance alone. The girls on the other hand had about 6 hours of lessons and practice, and they were not that pressured as they would be performing as a group.

All the dancers started to get ready with the make-up, hairdo, and the attires from 6:30p.m, and they only managed to get everybody ready at 9:15p.m. By that time everybody was already hungry, and all that waiting had made the little dancers a little anxious, I must say.

And when the time came for them to perform, they did REALLY well indeed, considering that they only had 6 hours of lessons over the 2 days. And Hilman amazed everyone present as he was SO, SO, SPORTING, and went on to perform his Tarian Baris with Cok Ratih's guidance, even though he was not sure of the steps at all! I had tears watching him perform, not because of anything but because I was so, so proud of him for giving his best that night even though he was rather sceptical that he could do it initially. Throughout the day, before the performance, he kept on asking/telling me, "What if I don't know what to do?". And I kept telling him, "It's okay. You just follow Cok Ratih and just have fun!". And I think he had fun alright that night :)

At the end of the show, all the students were presented with special certificates from Cok Ratih for attending the workshop and also for the public performance. The Dance Performance was the highlight of our Bali trip, and I think everybody had fun learning the new dances. And I think all the girls became so much closer over the 6 days of our Bali trip.

The next morning, Ayah gave a treat to his daughters by letting them go for a massage at the spa before breakfast. Even though Hanna had been to the spa with me before on previous vacations, it was Hasya's first experience, and I think she was a bit ticklish at first, but later found it pretty relaxing indeed. I think she was still feeling sleepy at the end of the session, and wanted more! :)

We checked out of Furama at 10:00a.m. as some of us in the group were flying back to KL on the 1:50p.m flight (which unfortunately was delayed until 11:30p.m that night!). After dropping them at the airport, the rest of us proceeded to Kuta, as we were flying on the 7:20p.m. flight later that day. Dida, who was extending her stay in Bali until the 20th June, was checking in into a hotel in Kuta for the rest of her stay, and we decided to tumpang our luggage at her hotel room while waiting for our evening flight.

We had about 5 hours to kill before our bus was to take us to the airport, and what better way to spend the time than shopping in Kuta! Hehehe! We also managed to jalan-jalan along Kuta Beach, and Hanna had a field day oogling over the Mat Salleh hunks there!

We managed to get changed and freshen up at Dida's room before leaving for the airport. Syukur alhamdulillah, everything was smooth (even though I rasa our luggage to dah nak macam terburai coz' sendat habis! Hahaha!)

The flight was on time, and we reached KLIA at 10:05p.m. No problems at all at the immigration and customs points (Syukur alhamdulillah! :)). Everybody was so tired (and I think was feeling sad because our Bali trip had ended) that nobody said a word throughout our journey home to SD...

We had a truly wonderful time in Bali, and insya Allah we'll return to the island again soon!

Here are some pics taken over the last two days of our stay there.

Enjoy!!!




And oh ya... I also got a belated birthday present from Ayah which he bought at Ngurah Rai Airport, in the form of this -








THANK YOU SO MUCH, DEAR!!! I LUUUUUUURRRRRVVVVEEE IT!!

MMMMUUUUUAAAAAAHHHHSSS!!!

:)

32 comments:

Ayah said...

Glad you like the belated birthday gift. Mmmuuuaaaahs to you too!

Ayah :)

kay_leeda said...

Dear Shana,

Glad you & the family had a good time in Bali. Best kan?? Upon reading yr postings and looking at the pictures, rasa nak buat repeat visit pulak :)

And the birthday present....uuummmpppp...I likeeee :)
Enjoy yr free & easy days till the classes resume :)

edelweiss said...

Kak Shana...

bestnya trip u to bali...banyak activities.

Wahhhhh bestnya dapat handbag....hehehhehe

ibu,mommy,mom... said...

woohoo:)
romanticnya dia..

wanshana said...

Ayah,

What do you mean "LIKE"?!!

I LOVE IT, DEAR...

Thanks so much...

* Errr...have I shown you the shoes that I got from M&S last week which go very well with the handbag? ;)

Desert Rose said...

Alah soooo cutenye akak berdua ni...

And tuan Doktor kelihatan spt Norman Hakim???? Betul??? Kena la agreed sebab dah dapat coach bag yg sungguh santekkk ohhhh...

wanshana said...

Hi Kay,

Yes, you should make a return visit to Bali. I have a feeling we'll be going back there nanti in the next 3-5 years kot? ;)

Thanks, dear, but now dah tak ada "free and easy days" lagi. Have been preparing for the return of the students for the last week or so.

I pun sukeeeeeee handbag tu! Hehehe!

wanshana said...

Edelweiss,

Yes, the trip this time is quite different from our normal vacation because of the Dance workshop tu. It was an interesting experience for us. But, the kids tak dapatlah sangat enjoy Bali like normal tourists. All the more reason to go back with them! Hehehe!

Memang best dapat handbag! Seronok :)

wanshana said...

ibu, mommy, mom,

Woooohoooo!!!

It was nice to have been able to spend some time with Ayah away from KL :)

wanshana said...

Desert Rose,

Cute?! Macam anak kucing?! HAHAHA! But, thank you :)

Norman Hakim??!! Oh tidaaaaakkk!! Simpang...simpang...ESPECIALLY part ikut perangai Mamat tu! Nauzubillah!

Ayah had been said to look, among others, like Razak Ahmad, Hazami, and Mukhriz Mahathir (and Rowan Atkinson, too!!!), but never like Norman Hakim. This is the first time. Hehehe!

But, funny enough, I yang dok tatap his face tetiap hari never see any resemblance to the abovesaid people at all :)

* Dah repair mesin basuh? ;)

D.N.A.S said...

Seronoknya pegi Bali!!!! I dah ajak my hubby pegi Bali banyak kali tapi dia taknak. Why? Why? Why?
Hmm... tahun depan I akan racun minda dia lagi.

Kmar said...

Shana,

The last two pictures tu yang paling penting!!!.. Coach..hehe.he.. Your percutian this time was `perfect´ with that birthday present...he.he.he...

Btw, nice pictures!!

wanshana said...

D.N.A.S,

Yes - racun...jangan tak racun...Hehehe! Pakai paraquat full strength, okay? ;)

Slow talk lah dengan your hubby. Baju boys - Bil*abong, Ri* Curl, Qu*cksilver and Vo*com stuff are so much cheaper there, tau. Rambang mata :)

wanshana said...

Kmar,

Yup! The handbag completed my holiday, alright :)

And now I'm thinking of when I nak rasmi pakai bag tu. Kasut yang matching pun sudah ada...Hehehe!

Anonymous said...

Hi! Dulu pergi berdua sekarang berlima... how lucky! I still got the kipas you brought me err..15 years ago...fr Bali...during your honeymoon...luv you guys! Yus.

wanshana said...

Hi Yus!

Alhamdulillah - rezqi anak-anak to have the opportunity to be with us this time :)

Waaaaa...you still have the kipas! Terharu I! My own kipas pun entah kat mana I simpan pun I tak tau. But, I know it's somewhere in the house.

You must plan a trip there with Bu*an and Na*ila soon, okay?

Love you loads, too, dear!

mr engineer said...

Shana...Nice handbag....

I don't quite understand...why ladies cannot live with 1 handbag...

I can live with 1 wallet....hehe

Anonymous said...

Kak Shana,
Bag coach tu sungguh jelita. Suke...

-Zah-

wanshana said...

Dear Mr Engineer,

If On*ir has not explained to you, OR you tak puas hati with her explanation, let me tell you why -

(i) We need handbags which match our baju, which of course are of pelbagai colours and tones and shades.

Your black or brown wallets would go well with all the sombre coloured shirts you have in your wardrobe (which, from the tour of your house that day, occupies a small space at a corner of the walk-in wardrobe - coz' the rest of it dah dibolot oleh your wife! Hahahaha! Jangan marah :)

(ii) We also need handbags which match our shoes.

(iii) And our tudungs, too :)

(iv) And some also need handbags to match their bling-blings ;)

Unlike guys' wallets which are kept in the back pockets and can't be seen for most of the times (except for when you all need to use your credit cards to pay for our handbags, that is), our handbags would be on public display for most of the times - hence we need to tukar-tukar selera dan angin setiap kali :)

Hope I have convinced you with my explanation, and from now on just give On*ir the approving looks everytime she comes back with a new handbag (or shoes!), okay? ;)

wanshana said...

Zah,

Ya. Memang jelita :) Sangat sesuai dengan seorang jelitawan... HAHAHAHA!

mr engineer said...

Dear Shana,

Wah wah wah...ahli-ahli MT ni very strong bond lah...support of one another is very strong...tak pasal-pasal I kena bagi approving looks whenever On*ir bawak balik handbags baru....

Naz said...

Shana,
Seronok sungguh tengok your slide show ni. Beautiful family and your kids are gorgeous but Hasya was absolutely stunning in her costume. Betul!
Hugs

wanshana said...

Mr. Engineer,

Sisterhood, mehhh...

You mess with one, you mess with all of us. And I don't think anybody would want to deal with ALL of us at one seating...HAHAHA!

wanshana said...

Naz,

Thank you, dear :) Likewise, you have a beautiful family, too!

We all nearly could not recognize Hasya after she was made up actually, but, her shrieking voice gave it away. Hahaha! (SEPOIL betul!) :)

(((((HUGS BACK))))

jabishah said...

Hi Kak Shana,

A great exposure to the kids. Bravo to their parents.

The shopping was heaven kan? I felt bad to bargain sbb mmg dah rasa murah sgt. But the gift was really awesome. Cantik sgt!! ;-)

Errr... yg satu lemari, fabriknya. Belum dibajukan lagi... Hehehe.

Amy said...

Seronok baca citer2 Kak Shana kat Bali..hopefully dapat jejak kaki sana soon. Love the bag. Your Mr hubby definitely ada taste :P. Selamat ber lecture semula. Myself approaching the exam season very soon, I hate short sems :)

Mrs.A said...

Kak Shana ... I heart the handbag.. and equally agree what you 'bentangkan' to Mr. Engineer. My Hilman told the dad this afternoon, "Abah, do you realise mummy bought 4 pairs of shoes in the last 2 months and you bought 1 in the last 2 years.. " . Nasib baik jawapan hubby kepada dia itu okay... kalau tak... merajuk... hmph... ;-)

MrsNordin said...

Nice bag! :-)

wanshana said...

Hi Jabishah,

Thanks :)

Kak Shana sebenarnya tak pandai nak haggle. What I would normally do is I would cari which barang yang I berkenan, and time nak haggle tu, I would call Ayah...He is so good at haggling, sampai I cringe sometimes coz' macam tak patut jer harga yang he asked for. But, he normally gets his asking price! Siapa yang untung? SAYA yang untung! Hahaha!

Keep us posted on hasil jahitan yang dah siap, okay? I tumpang seronok tengok. Nak menjahitnya.... errr, rasanya tak, kot?! :)

wanshana said...

Amy,

You should start planning for your Bali trip with your B now. I'm sure both of you will love it there. Nak makan susah sikit unless you go on a tour and they arrange for Halal meals. If not, nak kena tau where the Nasi Padang warungs are.

Masa kat Bebek Bengil tu, it was a full-moon night, tau. Can you imagine how pretty it was - full moon kat tengah bendang. So cantik! And I teringat kat you! :)

Thanks - bag tu was chosen by the kids actually. Well...I rambang mata sangat coz' they had so many lovely bags, so I shortlisted 2 and asked the kids to decide for me. It was a unanimous decision, including from Ayah :)

All the best with the kerja-kerja exams! But, short sem ni tak banyak papers sangat, I think?

wanshana said...

Amy a.k.a MrsA :)

Thanks. I heart the handbag, too! Hehehe!

Hmmmm, let me see...You had 4 shoes in the last 2 months, ya? I think I had 3 kot? Lebih kurang lah kita...Hahaha!

One thing about Ayah, he never says no to anything I want to get for myself, sampai tension Hanna and Hasya! Hehehe!

wanshana said...

BJ,

Thanks :)

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