Saturday, January 8, 2011

Christmas holidays

It's the beginning of the year and right now, I'm quite busy with school work hence, less new post in my blog currently. Some of you may know that I have been transferred to SMK Limbanak in Penampang this year. It's just my first week in school and so far, I like the new environment. Great to know there are some crazy teachers there! Will blog about that later though. :D

This post however will just highlight things and places that I saw when I went back to my hometown in Bau for Christmas. Because I was busy preparing for my own reception, I didn't have much time to go out and shoot.

I bought my first buggy! It's not that fast...yet, but I'm loving the thrill from it.

Some landscape shots of Tasik Biru. It's is once a big goldmine, but closed and turned into a tourist attraction for years. However, I read in the news that it could be reopen soon for mining.

Christmas Day!

Some of our usual guests.

That's my dad.

Mum at the kitchen.

One of my fave...beef rendang.

When my in-laws came to Kuching on the second day of X'mas, we stayed at Harbour View Hotel.

The view from the right side of our room.

On the left side. That's the DUN building.

Another view.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Miri Marriott Resort and Spa - 2nd part

That night, due to the 'comfortness' of the pillows and bed, I woke up quite late. I went out to the balcony to feel the fresh air.

Good morning Miri!

This was taken from my room's balcony. A beautiful sight to start the day.

Without wasting much time, both of us got prepared and walk around the hotel's compound.

Gym. It's open literally 24 hours!

Walk up to the lobby area.

This is the pool that is located facing the sea.

Walk down the stairs to reach the cafe.

Breakfast is really important, so for my second trip I opt the a room with breakfast provided. However, walk-in guest would have to pay RM42.00 ++.

What a relaxing sight!

Asian cuisine section where nasi lemak and frieds stuffs were served.

Fruits and salads.

A view of the dining area.

Once again some nice selection of teas were served, plus freshly brewed choices of coffees.

Does the breakfast worth the price paid? You bet! I had quite a handful of western breakfast dishes and all taste great!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Miri Marriott Resort and Spa - 1st part

First of all, HAPPY NEW YEAR 2011!!!!!!!! I had a slow new year, just browsing the net last night as I don't feel like going out. Besides, it's raining and I'm still tired after driving back to KK from Kch.

When I went back to my hometown in the middle of December, I have been busy preparing for my wedding party on the 27th. I did the wedding reception at my wife's hometown at the end of last year, and it's due time to do another one for my folks in Bau. It was fun, a closed functions between family members.

Christmas was nice too. We had more guests this year and it's a good thing cos we won't be having much food leftovers at the end of the day.

Anyway, I would like to share my experiences spending two nights in a 5-star resort, all thanks to my friend Joshua. Miri Marriott Resort and Spa is situated about 2 kilometres from Miri town. The resort is located facing the South China Sea and at night, you can feel the cold sea breeze and listen to the waves. For me, those are nice additions to a good night's sleep.

Hello Marriott!

My friend gave me room 1620. It's a Deluxe Garden Room. It's at the corner, facing the garden and the sea. Let's see what's inside!


I entered the bathroom...

I'm amazed with the cleanliness. Even the tiles are not spared.

Mint-inspired toiletries.

Snack and coffee/tea bar.

The things below are free, on the top... :)

The hotel management provides more than just regular tea. Green Tea with Jasmine is my favourite.

The most important thing in the room. As stated in their website 'Luxury bedding featuring fluffier pillows, cotton-rich sheets and soft comforters'. How comfortable is it? Just say that I woke up much, much later than I should have.

39" yo! A lot better than some big hotels that I've stayed but still clinging on with CRT TV's. Bring along your gaming system or DVD player.

Study/work table.

Two swans sculptured from towels.

Another view.

This is what you get next to the bed. The Sony alarm clock is a nice addition IMHO. I do think there should be a user manual provided as I took more than 15 minutes to figure out how to set the clock and alarm.

Wired internet connection is provided, with a fee by the way. It's not that cheap, but, according to my friend, DOCOMO supplied the service and it's way better than our own.

Breakfast menu list.

The softness of the pillows and the comfort of the bed still lingers in my mind...Wish I have those at home.