Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Hello, I've missed you.

Yes, I really do. I miss penning down my thoughts and doing pictorial updates (though I guess Instagram does a better job now). I miss doing random vlogs, writing down personal thoughts, answering ask.fm/formspring though some questions can be annoying hahah. But work has really taken a toll on me now I barely have time to even surf the net leisurely, not to mention watch TV. Besides, there's been so much "blogger drama" going online recently that I just don't even feel like being active online though I'm not directly involved in it. It just kills the vibe you know? Why can't people just get along fine or if they don't, why can't they mind their own business and get on with their own life. I always don't get it. Why spend your precious time and life hating on people who won't make a difference in your life when you can use the time on better and happier things instead like close friends, reading, watching a good sitcom or even on your pet? There will ALWAYS be something or someone to hate on be it self-entitled, big-headed bloggers who think that just being a blogger is the greatest deal alive (not targeted at anyone specifically but let's just say I have a distaste for such personalities), or keyboard warriors who blindly follow the crowd and hate on whoever's on the "main topic". Oh, come on.
Saw this quote and I think everyone, including myself should constantly remind ourselves. 
"You never truly know someone until you've walked a mile in their shoes."

Haha don't get me wrong, I'm not gonna write another "a bloggers' life is actually tough" blah blah blah post. Life is great to keep harping on the same string (:

So like I said I've been sooooo busy with TJM (like even busier than before) cos business has picked up over the past few months and I've made it a point to work at least 6 hours everyday, usually 10. Sometimes I get some nights off to meet Daniel for dinner or meet my friends for drinks but other than that, I'm always working. 

Here's a little pictorial update of my August so far!

#Bangkok
Supposed to be a short work trip alone but Donna decided to join me 3 days before I flew off. Lol this is gonna sound gay but Donna exudes happy vibes cos she's so bubbly and talkative so being around her for 3 days straight was jolly!








#impromptudatenight


Daniel just started work last month so we have been meeting lesser so I cherish every moment with him now. Happy to even have quick dinners with him(:

#brunch/photosesh
Quick brunch with Judith after she came back from Tokyo to catch up and to take some pictures. I really love taking photos (not just of myself of course hahaha) so I appreciate days like these where we walk around aimlessly to take pictures.

Lol this is a super unglam picture of her but I think it's quite cute and funny. Now you know how she takes all her food pictures! She's also another bubbly girl I love to be around with :D


Obligatory selfie cos I....love my complexion now! Revealed on my IG why my complexion is getting better so too bad for you if you don't follow me ^^




Love this entire outfit by www.thejuicemarket.com!


Glad that I wrote this blog post even though it's 3.15am now. Really miss this space and I'll be back as soon as I can. I'm way more active on Instagram so I'll see you more on the other side <3

XX
Sophia
Instagram and Twitter : @sophiachong

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Bali Day 3 & 4 {Potato Head Beach Club + Surfing}

I'm back with Bali part 2 and it's gonna be pretty long as well so be prepared and enjoy it (:

Day 2

Day 2 morning saw us waking up for the first #juicesea shoot at our hotel pool, Ossotel! Some BTS shots



And here are some of the shots we got for JUICESEA!


http://www.thejuicemarket.com/2009/08/sale.html

Had our breakfast by the pool then checked out of Ossotel! Was super excited for my next hotel cos it's a villa and also it looked damn nice in pictures.

Chilled at the hotel's restaurant bar for a bit while waiting for our hotel pick up (:






Photos taken with my new Sony camera, which I will blog about this month!

So I finally reached my second accommodation, Nyuh Bali Villa, which is also Daniel's and my favorite one!


Entrance!




Walkway to our room!





Private pool in our villa and an outdoor rain shower! Such bliss!

My favorite part of the villa? THE HUGEASS BATHROOM!!!







The bathroom is huge, almost the size of our room and I just love being in the bathroom hahaha. The toilet bowl is placed outdoor as well.

Then there's our comfy bedroom which is relatively spacious!



They have mosquito coil and repellent in the room so there aren't a lot of mosquitoes. Some nights we would even open all the doors to sleep cos it's just so nice to be sleeping next to the pool (: I really love the entire villa cos it's extremely cosy and lush.


Here's a short clip of the room (:
video

I'd strongly recommend Nyuh Bali Villa to anyone going to Bali! It's about $250/per night. It's a little expensive but it's really worth it and you gotta splurge on hotels when you're on a beach vacation! The entire stay was just so wholesome and wonderful, and the customer service was top-notched! It also comes with complimentary breakfast which you can choose to have it sent to the room so you can eat by your private pool. The nasi goreng there is soooo good hehe.

They provide BBQ and candlelight dinner in the room as well! Do consider it ok? (: Rly very very nice!

Nyuh Bali Villa
Jalan Bali Deli No.99, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia


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Wasted no time and headed out to Potato Head Beach Club. Thank you to the wonderful staff at Nyuh Bali for helping me make the reservation and for providing complimentary shuttle service to almost everywhere we went.

They provide free shuttle service to Seminyak area so it's really convenient!







Were you very tired Daniel? Hahah




Love the food at Potato Head! Yall must go there if you're heading to Bali!

Potato Head Beach Club
Jalan Petitenget, Seminyak, Bali 83061, Indonesia

Bahaha wanted to take a picture of the pool overlooking the beach but managed to snap 2 other (actually, make it one haha) hot aussies as well ^^






Managed to catch the beautiful sunset at the pool before heading back to the hotel.


It was already dark when we headed back to shower for dinner and I was pleasantly surprised to see the villa at night! 


Some drinks before snoozing!

Day 4

We didn't manage to do much on our 4th day except for taking up surfing lesson which was GREAT! It was the highlight of my trip and I've found my new favorite watersport. I've tried almost every watersport from parasailing to jetskiing to helmet diving etc etc but surfing is definitely the best! It's a bit hard to master at first but once you get the hang of it, it's super fun in a challenging way.





Sadly I don't have any pictures/videos of me surfing successfully. Someone send me to Aussie please? I really wanna learn surfing properly! And also cos I wanna go Australia for the food, shopping and beach la hahah.




The sea is my best friend (:


Ended the day with dinner outside (:
I know there aren't many nice photos for day 3 and 4 but I promise you day 5 and 6 will be worth it! Will be blogging and revealing about the super nice pristine beach I went (posted it on IG).

Meanwhile, I'm launching JUICESEA PART II this Friday! 





Thanks for reading <3

XX
Sophia
Instagram and Twitter : @sophiachong