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1.26.2014

B.A.L.I

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Dream, Believe, and Make It Happen. Just like what my all time favorite Indonesian' singer , Agnes Monica said.
If you're following my blog, you must've acknowledged my trip to Bali with my friends which started from me and my friend's random talks in October (well I had told this on this blog a few posts back, but let me tell you again just in case you didn't read it ;p) .

We were just casually chatting in the class and suddenly the idea to go to Singapore together popped out. Then our conversation got further and we realized that going to Bali would be better since we weren't going with our parents and the only destination we wanted to go in sg was USS.

After that we asked our parents' permission and magically all of us got permissions (which never happened before everytime we wished to have a vacation with our friends). So.. we just started booking flights, hotels, and tours from December 30th - January 3rd right after and we had many 'meetings' at night to discuss our itinerary. hahahaha.

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plaid shirt from uniqlo, bag from celine, shoes & white top from new look, socks from topshop

I looked so tiny here... because my friend who took this photo is around 183cm tall. So, we're a half meter apart. lol.

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Our first meal straight from our arrival in Bali, Suckling Pig.
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Greeted by the sunny weather and traffic jams in Bali, we went to our second destination Jimbaran to have dinner. We were so happy as we stepped our feet on the sand since the beach in our beloved hometown is so different with Bali's beaches. 

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The seafood wasn't as good as what I ate around 6 years ago, but it was already fun enough to play around the beach with my friends. (yes. this was my 2nd visit to Bali, and the first one was 6 years ago.)

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On December 31st, we planned to go rafting, but it was cancelled because the stream was not good / safe. Sooo in the morning we just played and swam in our hotel. This hotel was Bliss Surfer Hotel, chosen by our tour because all the famous hotels were already full booked when we checked in October, and if there were available rooms, the prices would be ridiculously expensive (high season, ugh). It was good though. The service, food, room, all were very nice. The girls' room was even upgraded to the suite room (3 beds!!).

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To fill in our empty schedule on that day, we decided to have lunch at Naughty Nuri's by taxi. From the picture itself, you can see that the food was soooooooo gooooddd.

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From Naughty Nuri's, we went to Beachwalk mall. It's pretty far, yes. And we also struggled finding a taxi on that day because on New Year's eve, many roads in Bali were closed and the taxis didn't want to take passengers too.. I took a blueb1rd taxi together with my friends in the photo above from naughty nuri's. The roads were very cramped and the traffic jam was getting worse, so the taxi driver dropped us around Legian (1.5km from our hotel). We walked to our hotel, took a rest for around a half hour while waiting our other friends, then walkeddd again to Beachwalk mall. The hotel's security told us it's not far, but in reality.... it was a pretty tiring walk T.T.

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skirt c/o romwe - denim vest c/o blackribbon.sg - sunglasses from minkpink
My 5 other friends took a different taxi after waving their hands so many times to stop any taxi that passed in front of NN. It was a local taxi and the driver asked IDR 160.000 for a ride to beachwalk mall. It's so expensiveee but they got there without walking.

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It started raining when we were at Beachwalk around 3pm. We decided to have lunch, dinner, and a movie to waste our time while waiting for the new year countdown.

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On the first day of 2014, we went to Tanjung Benoa to do water sport (banana boat, donut, flying fish, sea walking). It was heavily raining and the sea wasn't so clear. But... togetherness overcame all of it :'>.
We bought 2 CDs of our photos and videos in Tj.Benoa, which was so expensiveee ($28/cd) and disappointing (so many blurred photos), but we didn't have any choice since we're too scared to bring our own cameras/ phones down to the sea

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After the watersport activity, we went to Klapa Bar. Originally, we planned to go to El Kabron, Pecatu despite the heavy rain and winds. Unfortunately it was fully booked for a personal party. Ugh. We're so disappointeddd esp after the journey that we took to get there =_=.

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low quality photos because we tried to brighten our darkkk photos as bright as possible

But Thanks God , Klapa Bar was unexpectedly good too. My friend had the best milkshake ever in his life and all of us ate a lot of their yummy dim sum!!

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On the next day we took a cruise to Nusa Lembongan,  and the rain got heavier ... =_=. We went snorkling and took banana boat 3 times because there were so little passengers on that day.

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The rain had stopped when we went to the village. So... let's take a picture!

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Our 2nd hotel was Best Western Kuta Villa. We booked this from agoda after seeing it's cheap deals and a mini pool inside our room!

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The boys always dipped themselves in the pool together and used the shower which was next to the pool as a 'waterfall' hahahaha. I couldn't stop laughing when one of the boys called my room and told me to see them xD

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My last meal in Bali was Ayam Betutu. It's so spicyy till my tongue couldn't barely taste anything than spicy =__=.

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I had quite lots of pie susu . This was the brand I saw the most on instagram (so many people sell this brand). It's the cheapest and also the thinnest (least yummy, sorry) pie susu that I ate in Bali.
 Later, our tour guide bought us another brand.. It's called 'Menik' . It was much better and tastier although the price's sliiiighty more expensive. But still people, other egg tarts are much better than Bali's egg tarts. In Tegal, I usually ordered egg tarts from a local bakery and it's 100x better than these famous pie susu a.k.a egg tarts !

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suspender - style nanda, headband - evita peroni, turtle neck - gowigasa
 This was my #ootd on our last day in Bali. The weather was sunny on that day [wtff ;(!]


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So.. despite the bad weather and lots of rain, we had lots of fun in Bali. I couldn't be more grateful to have friends like them! We really look forward for our next trip (if possible) ;)

photos were taken with iPhone 5

7 comments:

  1. aww looks like you had loads of fun!!! I wish to have a trip like that with my own set of friends! <3

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  2. looks like you had tons of fun!! :D
    all of your outfits look cute x3

    cheer, michelle
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  3. seems like you had a great time there, nice pict !

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  4. Looks like you had great time with friends, I'm enjoying reading your post and make me want to go to Bali immediately :)

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  5. wah, baliii.. i want it..hehe
    btw, I love your minnie mouse top and your blue bag, :)

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  6. Verren, I've been reading your blog since you were thirteen or something. Can't believe you've grown up now. You've grown into a beautiful young lady. =)
    I love it that you enjoy traveling as much as playing dress up. =)
    Keep traveling Verren! =D

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  7. it must had been a lot of fun verr! and im now craving for a good dish of suckling piggg :(

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thanks for your sweet comments on my blog!

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