Friday, May 31, 2013

Laos; tips in the City


Where: Vientiane & Vang Vieng
When: 30th April until 4th May
What: A quiet place to enjoy life.
Why: Asia short trip. Let's visit Asia!!

Laos is totally a different experience for me compared to other trips. It made me think a lot. During the trip, a lot of things came in my mind. I had a lot of ideas about everything. It really is a great getaway for me to rethink life. Laos is definitely a place to get away from hectic urban life.

Immediate visa

As usual, only Ewa and I went to Laos. I realized that we are the only Malay Islam girl on the plane, in the airport and in the city. Laos is a safe place to travel with family and friends. Vientiane is a small city where you can just walk around and visit. It may seem large in the map, but in reality everywhere is just a walk away. So super near.

We booked the hotels through Agoda. A trusted website to book hotel rooms through out the world. We stayed in 3 hotels through out our visit in Laos. The first hotel was Inter City boutique Hotel in the capital city Vientiane. It's a nice small hotel with friendly staff. It's a great hotel as it is located opposite Mekong River and night market. The second hotel is Inthira Hotel in Vang Vieng. Finally, our last hotel is Avalon Hotel, capital of Vientiane. There are a lot of hotels either in Vientiane or Vang Vieng. You can just walk in as long as it's not during the peak season.

Tips and facts in Laos:

  • The best muslim food would be Nazim halal restaurant located near Inter City Boutique Hotel. The teh tarik and nasi beriyani are super delicious.
  • Everywhere is a walk away. The city is small. You can save money by walking.
  • If you're staying in Laos for a long period, travel to Luang Prabang. I heard it's a better place than Vientiane and Vang Viang.
  • The cost of living here is quite expensive compared to Malaysia as it's a tourist country. Tourism is one of the country's main income.
  • A bus ride to Vang Vieng from Vientiane is 3 hours away.
  • A bus ride to Luang Prabang from Vientiane is 8 hours away.
Laos, a quiet place to visit; a city that made me think.

Wassalam & Cheers.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Family vs Friends


Family is forever and friends are sometimes foe. Love your family more than loving your friends.

It's hard to believe that your once best/good friend ignores you totally. I disagree to agree that friends are forever. Friends can actually be our hidden foe. *eventually*

You were once close like the icing and cakes. We were close, we laugh and cry together *that was just a dramatic entry*. We did most things together for years. Then suddenly things change. I'm not sure why. But things just suddenly change. No more sleep over. No more car pool. No more movies or dining together. Everything seems awkward.

This one time, I felt furious and nearly loss my temper, but luckily I managed to control myself and be patient. It was like; what the heck. This will be the last time together.

However, I learnt one thing. You will always have your family beside you when your friends ignore you for no reason. Your family will always be there for you even after a big fight or disagreement. They know you best. Love your family even when we have different opinions in life. 

My Family, mi amore..

Friendship is like a glass ornament, once it is broken, it can rarely be put back together exactly the same way.

Wassalam & Cheers.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Drama Queen #2


May is a blessing month for most people as we celebrate Labor Day, Mothers Day, Teachers Day and also Nurses Day.

Today I came back from IKEA, Curve and tesco Mutiara Damansara buying necessities for my little brothers' and sisters' Teachers day tomorrow. I bought a few things such as chocolates, jellies, wrapping paper and artificial flowers from IKEA.

My sister and I arrived home and I ordered Fatimah to help with present wrapping. She sort of hesitated but I insisted that she helps out. 

Suddenly my brother asked if there's any payment for helping out...

The drama begins...
I said; since you're asking for a payment, then maybe I should ask for some payment helping all of you from the beginning. Maybe I should list out all the things that I've done from driving you from campus to giving you money. It'll be a long list. bla bla bla....

It seems that my siblings are complying with my instructions... Self made presents for the teachers!!

Happy Teachers Day to all beloved intelligent teachers in this whole wide world!!

Wassalam & Cheers.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Cutie Pie Muhammad Yusuf


The cutest thing on earth would be babies.

Today, accidently I met my nephew Muhammad Yusuf at IKEA. It' been a while since I met him. He is getting more handsome and cuter by day.

As his parents were going to eat, I took him for a personal IKEA photoshoot.

Wassalam & cheers.