W Bali – hotel review

The last time. Stayed in W Bali was 3 years ago and during Naomi’s birthday too. After that, I stayed in other hotels because the I wanted to try new hotels and also because the rate was too expensive for W Bali. But this trip, which I booked last year, I got a good rate for 4 nights including tax hence I returned to stay in this hotel. As mentioned before, I was supposed to travel in Dec 2017, but due to volcanic ashes issue I had to cancel my trip and changed it to this recent trip.

And by far this recent stayed was the best experienced I had. Their service level were up 2 notches and I’m impressed. During my stayed, I dined in the hotel most of the time as I was too lazy to go out mainly because the traffic jam was horrendous. I didn’t want to sit inside a cab and get caught in traffic jam. So I dined in. On my 3rd night, I dined at the Starfish restaurant in the hotel. I ordered 1 of the signature dish and a glass of red wine. The red wine was decent. I liked their peanut and prawn crackers and requested for it. Even though they didn’t have it at the restaurant, they got it for me from the room service side which I was very appreciative of it. When my mains course arrived, a fusion Kung Pao chicken noodle, I was disappointed with the food as the noodle was overly cooked, too much sauce hence the chicken meat were salty. The portion was small for the price they charged, but it was ok for me as I don’t eat a lot. But the taste wasn’t good.

As I was contemplating to complain or not, the manager walked up and asked how was my food. So I gave him my honest feedback. He offered to redo a new one for me and I told him I was full already so didn’t need him to replace for me. The he insisted to give me complimentary dessert and I wanted to reject, but he insisted so I agreed. On top of that, the red wine and coffee I had were on the house too. I was very impressed by his gesture because he didn’t had to give complimentary as I didn’t ask for it. So this showed they were serious about improving.

Another incident that made me impressed with their customer service level was about the linens. On my second and third nights, I was having trouble sleeping because the bed linens were coarse and rough due to too much detergent hence my skin reacted to it. My skin felt so itchy the whole night and I had trouble sleeping. The third night was the worst. I didn’t fall asleep until wee early morning hour and was woken up by two loud bangs that made my heart almost leaped out of my chest.

This time I decided to complain as it was disturbing my sleep. I seriously didn’t know how they were going to solve the bed linens issued as they wouldn’t know which linens I wouldn’t be allergic to it, but somehow they managed to change to one that was soft and my skin didn’t feel itchy at all. I slept very well last night. I think it was by sheer luck, but nevertheless I was impressed especially when the Director of Rooms came up to me this morning as I as checking out to apologise and told me they were looking for me yesterday as they wanted to get me to switch room. Seriously, I didn’t expect that such a trivial issue was brought to the attention of the Director of Rooms. We chatted for a few minutes as my taxi was waiting to take me to the airport. Told her I had a wonderful stay and will definitely return again. She gave me her name card and told me to drop her an email the next time I want to return as she noticed I had stayed at W Bali a few times. I told her I will.

Aside from the customer service, they also did a good job in the maintenance of the hotel. It isn’t old and run down. For a 7 years old hotel, the wear and tear conditions aren’t obvious. Kudos to them for able to keep the hotel in an excellent condition. And also for training their staffs to be so responsive and attentive to their guests comments and feedback. And for going out of their way to make my stay as comfortable as possible. They all looked really happy in their job and able to communicate in English.

By far, 1 of the best W hotels I had stayed in before. W hotels in Europe were the worst in customer service. In USA, I haven’t try before so until I try I won’t be able to give my review.

Oh almost forgot to share – on my arrival day, the guy who carried my luggage to my room noticed I had a bad cough. He suggested to bring me lemons and honey without me asking for it. He even told me they have an in-house doctor if I need to see 1.

It was a good break and a happy stayed at my favourite hotel. Highly recommend. Book a deluxe sea view room. You won’t regret it.


Last day in Bali

This trip to Bali was a slow paced holiday. I only left the resort 2x and regretted doing so. Bali is getting very congested and traffic is horrendous. And the Chinese and Indian tourists are getting larger in number until I feel like I’m going to China.not something I enjoy at all so I might have to find a new beach resort for me to escape too. Beside I really hate the traffic jam! I managed to get some tan, but isn’t very tan because the sun was scorching hot. My body couldn’t take the intense heat. Not only that, freckles started to appear in my body too. And it took me longer to get a nice chocolate tan this time. Not sure why? Maybe because too long didn’t tan and the tanning oil I used was 8 instead of my usual 4. Because of all those reasons I didn’t get a chocolaty tan and I’m cool with it.

It was a good retreat for me especially when this afternoon I sent out 2 emails that had been weighing on my mind for the longest time. One was to Naomi to try to mend our broken friendship. I don’t know if she has read the email because I sent it to her yahoo account and not sure if she still check this email account. This is the only email account of hers I have so no choice. It was quite a long email so couldn’t whatsapp. I was debating if I should text her to ask her to check her email account, but then I decided to leave it to fate to see if she reads it. If we are still meant to be friend, we will. So I really don’t want to go out of my way to inform her.

The 2nd email was to ‘HIM’. Yes, finally I sent out the closure email. It was more for me than him. The email wasn’t to reconnect. It was purely a symbolic moved on my part to give myself the closure I very much needed to move on. I said a few things I needed to say and that were it.

I got rid of all the negativity that were troubling me and when I get home to KL tomorrow it will be a brand new start and this time is for real. So overall this is a good trip.

Weather and Life are unpredictable

Around 3ish this afternoon, while it was still bright and sunny, suddenly I noticed there were a few drops of rain. As I looked up to the sky, 1 side was getting dark and cloudy. I was hoping it would past without a heavy downpour, but no such luck! The sun was still out and bright, but yet it never stopped the rain from pouring down. Really unpredictable. If lasted for about 30mins, but the sun never appeared again!

Life is just like the weather! You never know what the next second or minute will bring you. It could be good and it could be bad or even great or catastrophe. As I mentioned in my earlier post, I checked the weather before I flew to Bali and it predicted to rain and even thunderstorm daily and I was worried that I won’t be able to get some sun and a nice tan. But this is my 2nd day here and it only rained briefly. Hence worrying is pointless because I got clear and sunny sky for 2 days now!

Just like life, if we worry about things that haven’t happen yet, we are stressing ourselves unnecessarily. No one can tell us with certainty how our life will pan out and no matter how hard we try to live the life we have planned for ourselves, we don’t have the final say because we can’t control anything. Ultimately, we can only enjoy the ride and hope for the best.

Of course some people will argue that our actions also play a role in our fate and destiny. I agree to certain extent, but most of the times it is beyond our control! We can only predict the most likely outcome, but we can’t be sure that will be the outcome until it happens. For instance, I’m worry I won’t make enough money in the next 3 years to go back to school for my MBA, but worrying doesn’t helps because it is so far in the future. What I should do is work hard to make sure that I get to achieve my goals and dreams. WORK HARD is all a I can do. I always believe when there is a will, there is a way!

So I’m learning to live everyday as it comes. I have plans, but I’m learning to adapt, go with the flow and do my best to stay on path! Sometimes is hard, but I’m a Leo so I will never give up. I have managed to survive since 2013 without a steady income, I can survive any challenges and obstacles life ha to throw at me.

Always remember, life is just like weather, always unpredictable and full of surprises!

Bali 2nd day (23/2/18)

Arrived yesterday afternoon in my fav place – Bali! Staying in W Bali this time. Before I came I had checked the weather and it predicted to rain and even thunderstorm. But so far I have been lucky. Sunny and windy, the way I love it. I’m trying to get a nice even chocolate tan, but the sun is just too hot. Managed to suntan for an hour and sweated a bucket or more. Haha. Now just finished my lunch. Wanted to go out, but too lazy. Last night I didn’t go out too. Just chilling in my room. I got a deluxe ocean view hence I can hear the sound of sea crashing to the shore and it was great. But nothing beat enjoying my lunch with an ocean view.

I tried to avoid answering messages unless it is necessary. I’m trying to relax and shutdown for a few days. This trip, I see a lot of Indians and Chinese and honestly, Chinese tourists are terrible and nightmarish. Take yesterday for example, I went to the ladies washroom and I saw a Chinese woman standing by the sink. I didn’t know what she was doing until I came out from the washroom and wanted to wash my hands, I saw her putting up 1 of her leg on the sink and washing it. It was a disgusting sight. And she couldn’t be bother if other people needed to wash their hands. To make it worst, the whole floor was super wet! I told her I needed to wash my hand so she removed her leg and after I washed, she put it back up again. She was also wearing sock and it was entirely wet. When I left the toilet I saw a hotel staff and told him what happened. He was shocked and went in to the toilet to tell the Chinese woman to stop. I don’t know what happened after that as I didn’t stay to find out. I’m trying my best not to be prejudice, but unfortunately I had witnessed too many nightmarish acts by Chinese tourists until I have no choice but to be prejudice with them. Money can’t buy class – So True!!

I plan to go shopping maybe today or tomorrow. And also to get a massage. I’m so lazy to get out of the hotel to be honest! Haha. But I will. There is a shop I want to go look for clothes – summer dresses! Anyway, now I want to go back to laze by the pool lounge chair and enjoy the cooling and windy sea breeze.

Till then!

Bali 22-26 Feb 2018

Yippee….finally I get to take the long overdue break to Bali. It was supposed to be in Dec 2017, but because of the volcanic eruption I had to cancel my holiday and changed it to February 2018. Can’t wait to get myself a nice chocolaty tan. I haven’t got a nice tan for awhile and this trip I’m going to make sure I get a nice chocolaty tan although the process of getting a nice and evenly tan can be tiresome and a lot of work. And the post tanning is another headache especially when the skin starts to peel due to excessive dryness. It will takes me at least 3-4 weeks to fully get rid of the peeling. Tanning is a tedious process. Hence I don’t do it often because I’m lazy most of the time. But this time I want to get a nice chocolaty tan as I will look more sporty and healthy too compare to my current fair skin.

I love Bali and usually I prefer to stay in W Bali. I plan to soak in as much sun as my body can take it, enjoy the sea, wind, blue sky, white fluffy clouds, cocktails and my books as much as possible. I also intend to get myself a few massages and a nice body scrub too. I plan to shutdown so I hope my clients won’t text me during this period as I really don’t want to reply messages that are work related. I want to focus on recharging myself and introspect my life as I need to chart my life direction. I have to stay focus and make sure that I can semi-retired by 2021 and go back to school for my MBA. Hence I need to earn substantial amount of money in the next 3 years and I don’t have time to waste.

I seriously want to move away from Malaysia and start anew again chasing different ¬†goals. I want to take a chance in relationship again and fall in love and I know for a fact if I don’t get out of Malaysia I won’t be able to meet my Mr Right.

I really need to clear my head and recharge myself again hence this break will be good for me. I’m not running away from anything or anyone, just taking a break to rejuvenate, recharge and rethink how to achieve my goals and dreams.

Oh ya, I booked myself a business class ticket although it is only a 3 hours flight. It was around RM1.2k for return so fairly cheap. Hehe. I will always pamper myself if I can afford it. Oh well, another 3 more sleeps to go and I will be in Bali. Yay!!

I will share if I have any interesting stories to tell during my stay in Bali. Till then….


Feeling shitty now. Migraine, short of breath, cough and slight flu. I thought I was getting better from my cough and flu which started about 1 month ago, but last night my cough turned severe again. And now I’m feeling very tired and drowsy. Head feeling like want to explode and literally no energy to do anything. Just want to shutdown. Sigh.

No, I haven’t go to see a doctor as I’m trying to let my body heal itself, but so far it ain’t doing the job. I’m actually very tired now and I don’t even know why. Ok….going to stop here.

Weird dream

Yesterday I had a weird dream. Weird because of several reasons – 1) I dreamt about ‘Him’ and 2) the content of the dream and 3) his look in the dream.

It was a surprised to me that I dreamt of ‘Him’ as it rarely happened. If my memory didn’t fail me, this was the 2nd time, but it could be the 1st time too. Irregardless, I rarely dreamt of him. And last night the dream was super weird because in my dream he had a moustache and he was wearing a wig over his bald head. At first, I couldn’t recognised him at all until he told me it was him and I called his mobile number to confirm it was him.

I couldn’t remember the full details of my dream. Maybe 50% of it only. I remember we talked, but I couldn’t remember what we talked about except it was a cordial conversation we had and a long one too. I remember I asked him why did he reached out, but I couldn’t remember what was his answer. I usually don’t write down my dream, but this one was way too weird for me to ignore. And to add to the weirdness, someone from SG googled his name and was directed to my blog post. I find it weird because it had been a while since I saw his name appeared in the search terms in my blog (refer to picture). This wasn’t the 1st time, but the coincidence was just too hard to ignore especially when posts related to him hadn’t appeared for a few days already. Sometimes his name appeared very frequently under the search terms and sometimes not for a long period. I have to admit I’m really curious to know who were those people googling him specifically and why?


I read a few articles on “Dreaming about an Ex” and 1 of the reason mentioned why an ex appeared in the dream is because the dreamer is seeking a proper closure and I have to admit that I’m. I want a proper closure and clear the air on any misunderstandings and accusation between us. I don’t want any ill feeling between us. After all, we had liked each other for 10 years. The feeling was genuine, at least on my part. I did hurt him too with my actions and words hence I should apologise, but I will only do it if he does it too as he owes me an apology.

Anyway, I honestly need a proper closure and to clear my name or else I will always feel the injustice. Oh ya, after I took the snapshot of the above, there were a further searched of his name from Singapore. This time even weirder as it never happened before because under the search term you can see “Peter Wittendorp girlfriend”, which brought them to my blog again. First time I saw this search term and it made me very curious to know who and why, which of course I will never find out.


Oh well, a weird dream for sure.