Monday, July 28, 2014

Aromatherapy Massage @ Thai Odyssey, Mid Valley

Selamat Hari Raya to all~~!!!

So I was stuck in this dead city (because everyone went back lol) during this 4-day holidays, big sigh! Supposed to be a real good timing to go back my hometown in Kelantan, but then as expected, bus tickets were all sold out, and flight is never an option during festive season everybody knows that, unless you really desperate till you willing to pay that hundreds to get home. Sad to say, my last time home was during Chinese New Year, can you imagine that? *cry*

To compensate that, the bf and I had decided to "trade" the 2-way bus tickets with 1 hour full body massage, haha!!



So there we were, Thai Odyssey at Mid Valley Level 2. 

The bf was hesitating should we opt for a cheaper massage like those around Bukit Bintang, and I was like, hmmmmmmmm, those seems like *clear throat* massage that comes with "special services" for me, duh!!! Okay maybe not all offer "special services" lah, but then to think of it, the massage over there not too cheap as well, full body massage still cost around RM80 - RM100. 

Considering this is my very first body massage, I prefer to leave it to the expert and opt for one with well-trained masseur.  Another reason is because of the environment, used to pass through Thai Odyssey in different shopping mall and I'm always attracted to their soothing design and lighting, especially the spa-kind-of-smell. So I still rather to pay a little bit extra for the environment and the service.

Ok, cut the super long intro, let me review my very first experience in Thai Odyssey!



I'd actually called and made an appointment before I went there, not sure is it necessary, but better pre-booked than to get disappointed when you finally reached and only to notice all rooms are occupied. The front counter are rather simple, basically you will be greeted once you enter, and they will confirm the type of massage you opt for and you would need to settle the payment before the service.



They do sell their products such as massage oil, body lotion and body wash etc.



We chose to have Aromatherapy Massage @ RM118 before tax, for 1 hour of full body massage. You may opt for 90 mins or 120 mins according to your own preference. Before the massage begin, we get to choose our massage oil. There are 5 types of massage oil available, I only remember 2 of them because I chose the one named "Relax" and bf chose "Purify". The other 3 have stronger smell like those normal massage oil, I don't want to smell like massage oil when I walk out, LOL... Relax has the best smell, as its name goes, the smell is very gentle and relaxing. 



Part of their interior design, looks very classy and relaxing. I bet those cheaper pricing one won't bother to enhance the interior deco, the environment really count okay, it definitely makes you feel a lot more relax and comfortable.



Cleaning your smelly feet before the massage. Like the warm pebbles, not sure is it heat up from the bottom or the heat purely comes from the hot water from the tap.



Scrub and soap to clean the smelly feet, LOL...



If I were to give negative feedback, the only thing that made me feel bad is to have an old lady washing your feet. I mean I understand this is her work of servicing the customers, but she is of my grandma age, or probably just slightly younger, how could you sit still and enjoy elderly washing your toes. I actually feel super uncomfortable and would be more than glad to wash it on my own.



And watching her wash the bf's one doesn't feel any better as well. To lessen my guilt, I think I actually said "Thank you" like for more than 5 times no joke. Saying once when she pass me the slippers, once when she asked to wash my toes, once when she done washing and so on.Still, it doesn't feel any better.

No, I'm not exaggerating or acting kind here please.



After that, we were ushered to our room. I'd requested for couple room when I called for booking. Would be nice to enjoy our first massage together.



We were asked to remove all clothes including inner wear, and they provide disposable underwear for change. I can't stop laughing at the bf, he's like wearing a diaper because the disposable underwear seems to be a bit oversize for him, hahaha!!! And then you would be like lying naked on the bed, covered with only towels, and the disposable underwear of course, LOL!



Hot tea was provided before the massage. Took a few sip to relax the mind and body.

The massage begin with back and shoulder massage. The moment the masseur started I was like, holy mama, this is too good to be true. The masseur was an original Siamese and the way they speak English is a bit funny, haha. Exactly like the Krappi Call from FlyFM, LOL! It feels a bit awkward at first because my lower half body was covered with towel, but then I feel like half of my butt is exposed, LOL WTF... I mean the masseur did it on purpose because she need to get to my waist for the back body massage. She had probably seen zillion butt already I know, but then it's still super awkward.

The back body massage took around 15 mins, then they shifted for legs massage. Still heaven, I have no idea how to express it. The pressure is just nice to sooth your muscle or nerves whatever, not too hard for me to yell in pain.

And after like another 15 mins, we were asked to flip over and lying down facing the ceiling. Then they continue to massage the legs from the front like for another 10 mins, and the arms for like 10 mins as well.

After that, the two masseurs mentioned something and went out. The bf and I was like, are we done? We were afraid that they are done but we still lie down there waiting stupidly, haha!!! But they came in again not long after and we were asked to sit straight, and enjoy the last 10 minutes of shoulder and neck massage. This part actually hurt a little, because the neck and the shoulder are a bit sensitive than others, and they put on harder pressure for the last part I was trying so hard not to make any ouucchhh sound, duhh...

So there goes the one hour full body massage. The masseur is really good and I really like their service as well. No hard sell, no subscription of whatever packages whatsoever, you go in, pay for what you want, and you leave. That's it. Don't have to be all stressful and annoyed with hard selling staff asking you to top up this and that, subscribe this and that blah blah blah...

They do have packages, of course with cheaper price than one-off service, but what I like is they totally leave it to you to decide or even figure it out yourself, no hard sell strategy at all.

Planned to have some shopping after that, but the mall was super duper crowded. I thought it gonna be less crowd considering many had went back or went for vacation for Raya. So we left and went to Jalan Alor for dinner.



Was a bit reluctant to go at first, street food after such a pampering massage is like so potong steam. *roll eyes* But the bf die die also want to go and try, so I gave up and just follow.

There were a lot of hawker centre there, but I seriously hate the workers from different hawker centre yelling to you hoping you to pick their restaurant instead of any others. So as you walk down the street, you probably have more than 10 people trying to pursuade you enter their restaurant. I SUPER HATE IT!

Too much of choices we finally settled at Restoran Sai Woo (西湖). Ordered Penang Fried Kuey Tiaw @ RM6, Oo-Jien (Fried Oyster) @ RM12, Kam Heong Balitong (a type of shell) @ RM18, 2 pieces of chicken wing @ RM6, and 2 milk tea @ RM5.

Kuey Tiaw taste like raw Kuey Tiaw, super pale colour and almost no taste. Oo-Jien is the weirdest one I've eaten, they just fried the egg with flour, and throw few oysters on top. The oyster is not even inside the egg, WTF??? Kam Heong Balitong was okay, nothing special to shout about but still not bad. Chicken wing, forget bout it, I can easily flavored the same one, no big deal.

Total damage RM42 for 2 person and I'm not impress at all. Rather spend it eating my favorite sushi. I know I shouldn't judge the whole road because of this one particular restaurant, saw a few review online that there are indeed lots of nice food over here. And I just happened to get one which I'm not satisfied at all, sien.



Bf read of this nice coconut ice cream review online and went to looked for it. It was kinda special indeed, tasted not bad, but I was a bit full from the not-delicious-food and ended up feeling so bloated to really enjoy the dessert. 

So there goes my one day of holiday. Still have 2 days to go before work, and I'm so gonna stay at home not gonna spend anymore. Brought back works to do for this Raya holiday, sad, gonna work at home tomorrow.

Ok bye~!


Saturday, May 3, 2014

Happy 8th Anniversary!!!

Was supposed to publish this post on my anniversary, but I was working uphill in Genting Highland and went clubbing after work I totally forgot bout this important date.

I have no idea why both of us just forgotten this important date every single year, no joke, EVERY SINGLE YEAR... It always be like OMG OUR ANNIVERSARY HAD PASSED!!! Guess maybe because my birthday is 2 day before our anniversary, we always celebrated my birthday and forgotten our anniversary.

But never mind, at least the bf was with me up there, despite both of us forgotten this important date. Made him up hill to introduce my bunch of friends (also colleagues la though different departments) to him, and I went clubbing for the first time, and 2 nights in a row some more. Crazy.....

So here we are, on our 8TH ANNIVERSARY~~~!!!! 


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Us in the recent years, and..................



Us in the previous years, hahahahahaha......!!!

As time passed, our look changed, our thinking changed, our preference changed... But my love to you never changed...



Thanks for being part of my family, and making me part of your family...



And all the sweet sweet tiny creatures that you got me all these while, from tortoise to fishes, fishes to hamsters, hamsters to guinea pigs. They meant so much than LV and Prada, as long as they're from you...



Also all the kiddy stuff I made you to buy me, I have no idea why I need them.... haha!



Thanks for bringing me to to here and there, trying to figure out all sort of ideas to bring me out of boredom...



And being silly and bring so much joy and love into my life.... Though it's a bit retard and annoying sometime, especially your alien language text message....



Thanks for being there for me all these while, I JUST CAN'T STOP LOVING YOU EACH DAY!!!!


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Old China Cafe

Just before I begin writing this post, I stumbled upon a blog from a friend of mine, writing about her thoughts and emotions. For a moment, I was like, hmmmmmmmm, when is the last time I blog about sad or emotional cases in my blog?

I mean of course I'd written them before, could say that I used to grumble a lot in my blog complaining this and that, especially during my A-levels. Used to be sad and emotional for relationship matters, be it intimate relationship or normal friendship matters, studies, and yah..... money, LOL.

But as time passed, or maybe I should say, as I grow older, I found that how you live your life is all about how you manage your thoughts, or to be more precised, your mindset.

Think positively, then you will live your life happily. Think negatively, and you will live your life miserably. It's actually as simple as that. Of course things happen and it's hard to always force yourself to see the bright side of it instantly, take your time to grieve bout it, but bare in mind that in the end of the day, life still goes on, sticking at the same position will lead you to no where. So why not turn around and look for the bright side of it?

That is when I decided to change my mindset and stop blogging about all the negative thinking. Last time I used to see my blog "Lost In Bermuda" as a place where I come to grumble and let all the negative things be gone in this blog. But now, I wan my blog to be happier by posting bout all the happiness in my life. 

So my friend, if you happen to read this, you're stronger than what you thought. Some people deserve a place in your heart and some doesn't. Some people exist to lighten your life and some to mess it up. Some people stay to fulfill your life, and some leave to make your life better. Life too short to grieve about the sad things instead of being grateful for all the wonderful things happening around. So, let's be you once again. =)

And then, today's post is to update on another happening outing of mine, with the Celsius Babes of course. Well, now that everyone of us had started our career, some started quite sometime, some just begin like me, but most important of all, we had all move forward to another stage of life. Kuli life lah what else, LOL....

You know joining society is not about work work work and work all the time, it's all about being socialized, ah bor why call society right? So we have to make sure we get to see each other faces more often no matter how busy we are, LOL....



Went to Old China Cafe somewhere around Petaling Street for a brunch meet up. All of us were cracking head days before on deciding where to go despite living in the centre of this big town with countless nice place to hang out. LOL.... All because of money lah what else.... Some of us were too broke to opt for nice (and pricey) cafe so it was kinda hard to decide where to go. Even come out with the idea of just drive-thru the McDonalds outside my house, and then eat near to my condo's swimming pool, haha wtf!

So I Googled and found this place, wouldn't say it's cheap lah, but it's more affordable compare to better cafe in town. Don't be demotivated by its external deco though, you will be surprised when you scroll down for the pictures of the interior design.



Looking from the outside, it's like a super old morning cafe in the old times, where all the elderly come out to have their morning coffee and chit-chatting among them. But the cafe is super old indeed, operating since 1920s no joke, the owner had tried to preserve the ancient structure of it despite the nearby units had all renovated to keep pace with the modern time.



This is how it looks like from the inside. Told you not to be cheated by its outlook. There is actually another piece of mirror right opposite the one you saw in the pic above, for Feng Shui purposely, the Chinese said it perpetually reflect good luck.



The wall is full of these real pictures of ancient time, preserving the memories of all the old times. Not sure whether all these pictures are relevant to the owner, tempted to ask but never did ask, LOL....



Look at the old school switch, where else can you find these black ancient switch today?



The interior of the cafe is also decorated by all these ancient decos, not the fire extinguisher la, please ignore that, haha!



And this super antique fan. Not sure is functioning, tried to lift it for a selfie, but it's nailed on the table already, LOL, the owner gonna scold me.



As usual, selfie before the food comes!



Another one.... LOL...



Happened to wear the same color tee, oopppssss....



Pie-Tee / Top Hats (4 pieces) @ RM7.80

First dish served, it looks somewhat like those served in Vietnamese cuisine, but way to pricey for me. I rather pay half of the price to get seaweed poppiah from any hawker stall.



Food scan before eating. Just in case the food is poisonous you know.



Each person got a scope, gulp, and gone. Bo syiok....



Nyonya Chap Chai @ RM10.80

Sorry for the blurry pic. The portion for all the dishes are meant for two person only. So you could actually see the portion is really really too little for the 6 of us. And the taste, normal. Really really normal, duh...



Chui Pei Tofu @ RM9.80

Deep fried soft tofu with minced meat. Taste normal too, just like the one you get from any Chinese stir fry restaurant.



Kari Kapitan Chicken @ RM15.90

This dish is very disappointing. I expect it to taste better but it turns out way below my expectation. Even my curry taste better seriously. Maybe Nyonya cuisine is more on light taste I don't know? Cause almost every dishes taste lighter than the normal Chinese stir fry one.



Coconut Rice (one pax) @ RM1.90

We ordered for 4 pax, so they mixed it in a bigger bowl for us. Looks very appetizing but the taste is also normal, not too good to awe me yet.



Nyonya Fried Rice @ RM10.90

Read some review online and most of them recommended this Nyonya fried rice, so I was having a slightly higher expectation on it too. Again, taste normal for me. Nothing to be bragged about seriously, sigh.



Ah we also ordered this soup called Itik Tim @ RM9.90. I have no comment on it, personally not a soup lover, I took a sip and that's it, haha, so no comment.

And then dessert time!!!!!!


Santan Durian @ RM13.90

This is heaven, it's actually a whole pure durian in it, with the santan as topping. Might be to queasy to have it all your own, so sharing is advisable.



Bubur Cha-Cha @ RM5.90

You can order it hot or cold. We have it cold. Very nice and refreshing as well, the sweetness and the texture is just nice, not too sweet and not to thick for the gravy. Perfect for my liking.



Sago Gula Melaka @ RM5.90

This comes with a separate gula melaka topping, you could pour it according to your own liking of sweetness. I don't mind having the sweetness of gula melaka so we just go wild and pour everything in, LOL....



And then chit-chat time after brunch. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh speaking about the rich tai-tai's life. How awesome would it be.



Group pic before leaving, as usual.




Everyone's looking freaking awesome as usual.




Just us pretend to be tourist, haha!

So that's all for now. Gotta off for bed, bed time is super precious now that I'm a work slave. But never mind, I'm enjoying my work, and trust me, I would climb that freaking ladder to get higher and higher so that I could afford to spend bigger and bigger, haha!

Good night world!!!
 
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