Thursday, April 09, 2009

Bali Day 2

Started off with breakfast in the hotel, a simple buffet, beautiful morning,

Except that the tour leader started receiving complaints of many people with tummy aches... including my bro (who skipped the day's tour).

Such a mood killer, two kids had to get treated. Awful waste of my annual leave having to wait over an hour at the hospital, why can't the tour give us clean food? Damn it.

Bali International Medical Centre? That woman who's face i blacked out is a bitch la, a show off, foreigner with a PR in Malaysia for many years but cant speak Malay or English. She insulted the tour guide, an Indonesian local, by saying the Denpasar (Bali) airport is crap, and compared it to KLIA. Aiyo, woman... its not fair, thats like saying Langkawi's airport is not as good as Singapore's Changi!

Mengwi Royal Family's Taman Ayun Temple

No, i dont remember where i visited, got the name off my cousin's blog =P

At the entrance, they had a sign that says women who are menstruating cannot enter. I know someone who didnt care! HAHA

Basically its just pretty ancient structures, our tour guide is entertaining on the bus but he doesn't explain history much, whenever we're off the bus he just smokes and smokes

We can only walk around the temple's wall

and catch a glimpse of whatever is inside

Thats the... signature Bali shrines. Almost every home along the roads we drove by had some shrines like that, u can see the top of it over their wall.

Bad news when we were done seeing this sight. The bus overheated. So we had to wait while they scooped water out of the lake and flush it through the bus! My cousin was like, why dont they just send a new bus?

Parents sat under a tree at the car park, don't they look sweet? Those are some shops across the road. I always say, sunny days yield good pictures!

The bus was working again and we got on...

but it couldn't go far.

We had to stop and wait for them to send another bus. I was smsing E, with the Indonesian Mentari sim card i bought =P I suspect Mentari is under Digi, i thought i saw Digi's yellow ducks on a Mentari sign board, anyone to clarify?

My sister (in pink next to me) has gotten so tall!

My mom started exploring the surroundings...

Local's houses.

We went to get a drink at this stall opposite

From the outside it looks so tiny eh? But inside its HUGE! Haha, we started of by borrowing their toilet and they were cool with us exploring their home.

First there was this...

Its the home of one family, and other little houses on the same plot of land belong to the extended family, nenek and all

They've got a well!

Pardon the phrase on my picture, baybeetea is addicted to All American Rejects' Gives You Hell song! =P

They breed pigs too! This gigantic sow in front of me is the mother piggie

And the baby next to it is so so so so so so so CUTE!

It was frighten of the camera and wanted to run to its mommy! Oinking away! HAHAH. Look at its tail, so cute!

At the back, teenage pigs...

They look so pitiful, but somehow... i dont feel that bad about my siew yoke/bacon/char siew! HAHA. Oh, the family said that most of them there in Bali are Hindus

They've got chickens and cows too. I don't know why their cows look so dainty, like rain deers...

We gave the kids of the family some rupiah as a thank u for the 'homestay'.

My mom took pictures of school girls along the road as well.

Soon enough, our new bus came and we were off to lunch.

Scenic place overlooking a valley.

Pachung restaurant situated on a hill. My guess is that that's resort down there, near the paddy field

Beratan Lake Temple after lunch.

Alright, Bali is so full of temples, but its fun if u have a family tht loves taking pictures (rain or shine). We had 3 cameras and one camera phone. My cousin took this for me =) Love it!

Ok, I adjusted the lighting of the photo. But thats me as the camera sees me, did not photoshop myself one bit =P

My mom took me taking pictures, drat my pic didnt turn out well, but this pic my mom took ain't bad. Yes, i wore sports shoes with my outfit. Fashion faux pas? Well, cant a girl ask for comfort? Hahah, thats why i crop all my pictures, make sure my shoes arent seen (also cuz my legs are fat). Where did my RM200 highlights go?

Family pic, minus the bro, plus the cousin. Love the effect of the rain and mist. My cousin is super skinny naturally, i started to eat less rice for dinner when my mom booked the trip! HAHA, took me 2 months to lose 1.5kg

Anyway, in Bali they take the effort to 'dress' their statues...

Dressed Buddhas, and part of a colourful unbrella

Last destination of the day: Tanah Lot

No sunset the way u see it in brochures.

Another picture from afar

My mommy is so cute, and my sis is too big to be cute d =P Sorry Little J. Hehe

A scenery shot to finish things off

Oh, hey, lookie what my father did, the lengths he went through to make sure my mom has her phone fully charged!

Its only 2 pin plugs in Bali while her Samsung is a 3 pin

Alright, thats it for day 2, will blog about day 3 and 4 in the months to come! HAHAHA


Isya said...

i liked bali. and i really really like ur top.

Sue Lin said...

Thanks Isya!!! =) I LOVED Bali

Satkuru said...

hello suelin :)

just wanna say, don't be worried about your comment in bella lifestyle ;)

i didn't reply cause i totally overlooked it :P and no i wasn't offended in any way, lol. so yeah just wanted to tell you that :)

chiaozzz :)

Sue Lin said...

Hey! Thanks Satkuru, its alright, when no one replied i just assumed that people has left the discussions in the Bella posts and moved on to newer posts

Glad i didn't offend u =) I really didn't mean any harm with what i said, in fact, i was more of talking about myself than the official bloggers in that comment that sparked off the... whatever u call it said...

for a moment there I thought why did Satkuru's name appeared in my blog.

Nice bali photos. Will be going there the following year, and so happens with Satkuru.

about MDG bella photoshoot, I should really look into it, though, the hairstyle they did for Dawn was errr... weird.

Sue Lin said...

Ehhh sorry, i must have mixed up ur url with Satkuru's! Really sorry, my bad, very bad! Sincerest apologies!

U going to Bali via Air Asia is it? Explains the SUPER early book! I'm sure u'll have fun there! I totally forgot about the night life there till i got home, never really went out at night after such tiring days touring seeing those temples, hope u guys dun make my mistake! HAHAHA. I'll have to go back there again!

And thank u so much for praising my photos!!!! =)

Joey said...

You looked really pretty in that pic you said your cousin snapped.

I remember that wall and those temples. And that supposedly best-sunset-in-the-world place :) Looks like you had a great time with the family

Sue Lin said...

Thanks Joey! =)

Wow, u've really traveled a lot havent u? I've still got the sheep u got me from New Zealand! =)

Yup, its was quite a good trip!