Tuesday, March 20, 2012


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not too long ago, PP and i celebrated our 1st wedding anniversary. celebrated is an apt word indeed, for 1 year of marriage is not easy. though peppered with joy, blissfulness and a togetherness none other relationship can bring, we also have our tough times and without God in the picture, we won't be able to do it! so thank God, for one year of marriage :) to read my thoughts just before the wedding day, click here :)

as a little surprise (which didn't turn out to be one hahaha), PP and i took a 45 min ferry to Bintan, a beautiful little island. yes, it's rather commercialised and things are expensive, but i think it beats staying in Singapore. moreover, it is not too far away :) we left at 5 pm on the first day and returned on the next day at 5pm! it was a very short trip. was it wonderful? haha. we "quarreled" more than once. but these are memories and hence, i say it was wonderful :)

here are some peektures. it definitely was prettier the first time i went. so happened that day, it was drizzling plus the sand had splotches of oil which made walking on the sand rather unpleasant. we enjoyed ourselves nonetheless.

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the highlight of this trip was the fireflies tour. it has always been a dream of mine to see fireflies but it is not possible in singapore because it just too bright. it was an eye-opening experience and i enjoyed myself very much. the sight of fireflies is not like fireworks, bright and dazzling. it's more subtle, with a sparkle here and there, altogether very intriguing though, especially as we consider God's beautiful way of making their ah-hem, backsides, glow! the guide told us that it is more ideal to come on a night when the moon is least bright, so the fireflies stand out more. i also enjoyed the experience of the night breeze blowing in my face as the boat speeds down the river.

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no other photos, because it was too dark :) apparently, they offer tours in the day to the mangrove swamps as well :)

love the beach. love the sound of the waves. love the little creatures. love taking pictures at the beach.







here's a tip. choose a more affordable resort, den save the money for a grand meal :) we went over to the Treetops Restaurant at Banyan Tree and i was utterly captivated by the beautiful view! the Treetops is a restaurant tucked among treetops, on a platform overlooking en entire horizon (think 270 degrees) of waves, splashing at the cliffs. photos don't do justice to the place. you HAVE to go there if you have the budget for a good meal :)

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our food :) the bread basket came with 3 types of condiments, all excellent :)

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the food was not extremely outstanding, but good enough. the view made up for everything.
after our lunch, 75% of our holiday was over. we went for a foot massage, and it was time to return home. too short, i'd say! :)

1 comment:

pp said...

a quick one for now...

indeed what a blessing to see how the Lord has been so faithful to lead us al the way (ATWOSLU), esp when we fail so easily. thank God for keeping our marriage through all things and for a great help meet for me!