The Weekly Smile

Treat Yourself

on the way

At 34 weeks pregnant, foggy brained with acid reflux & pelvic pain 😵, the last thing I want to do is go on a road trip to somewhere away from the comforts & familiarity of home. But, this is exactly what we did last Saturday.

view from room 1

I realized now was my last time to experience a change in scenery for a very long, long time. I also missed looking out into the infinite horizon and breathing in fresh salty sea air, so I asked the husband if we could stay overnight at a beach resort.

view for lunch

The day was rainy and gloomy, but I got my wonderfully tangy sea air, seafood (I swear the hearty Tom Yum soup silenced my acid reflux for the rest of our stay!😃), and yep, definitely a change of environment 😍

beach villas

My daughter wanted to bathe in the sea and I myself wanted get at least knee-deep into sea water, but a warning about stone fish during low-tide changed our minds (what are stone fish?) 😳😳 So we just sat on the chairs and stared into the horizon.

looking up

This was the view outside our window. My husband and daughter still got to enjoy the pool the following morning while I lounged under a parasol and took pictures of my bloated feet 😄😄😄

view from room 2

night show

There was an al fresco buffet for dinner that evening and some kind of magic show was going on. But by then I was feeling very tired (but contented) and preferred to stay in the air-conditioned room enjoying a banana split 😋

So I guess what I’m trying to say here is: go treat yourself. Whatever it is, big or small, it’s sure to make you smile 🙃❤️

What made YOU smile this week?

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Share Your World

Share Your World 2015 Week 50

beach hutFavorite thing to photograph? Write? Or Cook?

Photograph = nature and outdoors. Although I only yet photograph with my iPhone, I hope I can buy myself a decent camera for Christmas because I’d really like to tote one around and call it official 😀

Write = meanderings of my mind. It helps me put things in perspective.

Cook = anything quick and which only requires boiled water XD

Did you like swinging as a child? Do you still get excited when you see a swing? 

You know, come to think of it I have yet to find a swing that is empty upon sight but is not broken 😐 Until now. Or when it’s empty and not broken you most likely have another child/adult racing against you to get to it first. And of course, the other child/adult gets to it first because I’m just gracious like that (read: grrrrr!).

Anyhoot, when I was a child, I sure loved to swing, but! There would always be a line or some pecking order to observe that would be too much for my impatient nature. To the slides then …

(You can you see how swings are kinda traumatic for me here) XD

What has surprised you about blogging?

The fact that the more I put myself out there the more ‘likes’ and followers I get 😀 I’ve been reading some old posts of mine and it’s remarkable how more open I am at this point than from when I started. The more genuine, the more ‘me’ I am (which I initially thought wasn’t really that interesting) the warmer the reception ❤

List at least five favorite desserts.

  1. Chocolate. Let’s make it dark for a healthier option 🙂
  2. Cheesecake.
  3. Ice cream.
  4. A blended coffee drink. Preferably with chocolate chips & a thick foam of whipped cream.
  5. Apple pie or strudel.

What are you grateful for from last week ~

Hugs and tickle fights ❤

and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

Another trip to Malaysia 😀 I really hope we can see some sights this time. It’s another business trip for the hubs but we’re talking about a possible extension so we can roam about. I’ll let you know! 🙂


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The Introvert Expat SAHM Diaries

I Went Someplace Really Beautiful 😍

Hello beautiful people!  How you doin’?

I went somewhere really, really nice and brought some pictures back for you.

The sky was downcast, which was perfect for beach and pool, but the pictures might not be the best.  However, I hope you can still enjoy them 🙂

the view that greets you at the lobby
the view that greets you at the lobby

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Turi Beach Batam 2~ 0 ~

Turi Beach Batam 6

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Turi Beach Batam 3~ 0 ~

Turi Beach Batam 4Okay, I promise I’ll learn how to adjust my phone settings next time to take better photos ❤