Rotting day after day

Monday, December 01, 2008

Dear all,
I may take forever to load the pictures!
I have 216 pictures stored in my trusty camera and it was just from the first day.

It was a "DUH" moment when my camera died on me while out sight-seeing and Jungle Boy simply said, "Dun worry, go back and charge lor."

I looked at him sheepishly and replied,"Hee. I never bring charger leh."
Think he is resigned to having a silly girlfriend already.

5 tops, 2 dresses , two pairs of footwear, an array of skincare n makeup but no charger.

It kinda reminded me of the time when I was in New York and I had constantly reminded myself to bring my charger, to which I did .. but only to reach there and realise that I forgot all about the CAMERA.

Anyways, back to Koh Samui!
Pictures here are from Day One and I have more but I'll save that for later.

We stayed at The Renaissance Koh Samui Resort and Spa, which was absolutely lovely and we have no regrets since we stepped in.

Prices were not cheap I concur, (1.9k for both of us, 4D3N) considering its only a short getaway, but we like the fact that the hotel is away from Chawang Beach, which was too commercialised for our taste.

We were near Laem Nan Beach and the quietness there explains why there were zero touts on our beach as compared to Chanwang.
I liked it immediately.

Our Room

Seaview rooms have private jacuzzis.

Greenery greenery everywhere and the place had alot of lush trees and open spaces so you feel very comfortable and we settled in rightaway.

We woke up bright and early on the second day despite flying in very late becoz of flight delays due to BKK.
The air was fresh and our seaview from the room put us in a great mood immediately.
Thank God we managed to get in coz there were other flights totally cancelled.

And although weather reports were gloomy, it didnt rain when we were there so we made most of our time being out and scooter-ing around the island.

Different areas of the hotel which I took when we went for breakfast.

The poolside which was overlooking the beach.
Perfect for lazing the morning away.

To which we did.

After a Perrier and some reading on the situation in BKK, we headed back to the room and took some money to go out sightseeing.
We planned on the Samui Aquarium and Tiger show so we got the hotel to get someone to pick us up.
Transport was free and we paid 600B (about $24 sin) each.

I loved sea creatures.
We saw baby sharks, turtles, lobsters, eels and such.

Then we saw cheetahs, tigers and various small animals like monkeys and birds.
It was like a mini zoo!

After getting back to the hotel, it was barely evening and we had lotsa time exploring the place and deciding what to do next.

Jungle Boy bravely rented a scooter without pior experience so the security guards at Renaissance had a good laugh when we nearly crashed into the guard house.

Embarrassing yes, but we nutcases had utter fun.

It was so much fun til we rode 45 mins away to Bo Phut by sheer luck and some common sense.
We reached Fisherman Village, Bo Phut and was transported back to an era where dogs ran freely, people walked barefooted and the wind gently billowing.

I loved it.

Thinking back I think I loved how simple life is over in Samui and the people are friendlier, more down to earth and sincere.

There were no noisy discos, no rowdy people, no skycrapers.
Just a small village, some restaurants, shops and a beach.

I think Im a kampong girl at heart, really.

Scootering back to our resort with Jungle Boy infront made me wish for simplicity in life.
No huge cars, fancy restaurants or expensive gifts needed to make a girl happy, u noe?
A true heart, genuine affection and mutual appreciation of each other will do.

Sometimes people hanker after the most ridiculous things in life not knowing that the most important things are right infront of you.
Friends, family and that special someone who cares about u.

"Later that day I got to thinking about relationships. There are those that open you up to something new and exotic, those that are old and familiar, those that bring up lots of questions, those that bring you somewhere unexpected, those that bring you far from where you started, and those that bring you back.
But the most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you can find someone to love the you you love, well, that's just fabulous."
- Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City

Im lucky I met my fabulous.
Peace out everyone.
God bless.


Meeting my bestie tomorrow for a day of pampering (nails anyone?) and food!
I cant wait.

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