along that 365 days ; 2010

2010 kicked off quite slow with a couple of loose ends that needed to be fixed. Nevertheless, it ended on a high note (okay, not that high but ahhh you get what i mean).

At the beginning of the year, I was lucky enough to get a chance to attend the Singapore Airshow. The up side was that i got to go on the trade days which means no crowd and i didnt have to pay a single cent except for the shuttle bus which costs me a whooping $5! The down side was that i had only one ticket meaning it’s just me myself and i along with hundred other strangers. (:

I turned 22 this year. At times I have this mental blockages where I couldnt recall how old I am that at times, i think i’m still 21 turning 22! Something is seriously wrong with my head! Anyways back to the story…

When i recall my 22nd i recall the suprise visit Nas, Emek, Adib & Fahmi did at my house. Clearly I have not showered and blew the candles on my cake with my unbrushed teeth. That explains why the cake tasted extraordinarily delicious! HAHA! Just joking. Another thing i recalled was opening the gift from FourOfUs and saw the present with the price intact. LOL!

This year, my birthday marks the new beginning for my career. Hopefully the decisions i made on my career would carry me a long way and further up the chart and not to mention, higher pay! Boss, if you read this, i think i’m underpaid! LOL!

Attended my colleague’s wedding. My first ever chinese wedding and it was held on the Imperial Cheng Ho Cruise. After more than 5 hours on the cruise, my excitement died along with the sun and all i ever thought about doing was jumping off the boat and swim back to the shore. Nothing much to do except snapping pictures of the scenery. [HERE]

Managed to have my first ever picnic under the sky with the person i love. He also suprised me with a teddy bear. the one that i’ve always liked. [HERE]

Months later, he had to leave for taiwan. and i never fail to count down to the day he’ll be back. never ending flooding on his fb wall and also our note book which we promised to update every single day, rain or shine. [HERE]

i remembered bursting out loud looking at his sketch… =3

Sarah invited myself and pris to USS and a night stay at Hard Rock Hotel! She could have picked any of her friends and i’m some what touched that she picked us out of the pile.. (: Thanks sarah! We had a hell of a good time and it was my first time that night stepping into St James Powerstation. Clubbing aint that happening yo! [HERE]

Bought my first high cut shoe which costs me $179. I rarely use it nowadays.. *slaps self* [HERE]

Nas, Zee and myself splurged $18 each just to catch the premier screening of SATC2. Maddness you know! I still think SATC is the bestest chick flick thingy ever made regardless of the ratings and reviews! [HERE]

I ran my first 10km marathon and am super proud of myself. Thanks to my running buddy Pris who made time to accompany me to the gym and to zee for coming up with the sundown idea but never attended. LOL! [HERE]

Got on my first ever ride up the Singapore Flyer. It was magnificent. 30 minutes up on that wheel is not enough! I was busy clicking my camera throughout! [HERE]

Went on my first and the last overseas holiday of the year to Krabi. First time travelling out of Singapore on my own without the usual people and I’m happy to say i made it! haha! [HERE]

Took part in Canon Photo Marathon this year and i did learn alot. The pressure and working under the sun, i need to control my temper. (: Nevertheless, thank you mr bf for being there even when i turned in to the hulk you still love meeeeee…[HERE]

Tried our hands on prawning and god! it was fun yet the fear of getting pinched by the prawn claws is scary! [HERE]

Successful baking of the year, i’m proud to say, where i baked a birthday cake for Sarah. (: [HERE]

Went on another 10km marathon to sum up the year. The sun was brutal and the route was crazy! Myself and Pris managed to rope in Sarah for the run.. hehe… (: [HERE]

Chirstmas eve this year was spent at my colleague’s place where we ladies cooked while the guys were busy sitting outside watching tv. It was a fun bonding moment. (: updates on that will be up soon!

This year i went a little too much on gadgets. Got myself the Canon 50D, bf got for me Desiree Robo 3 when he came back from Taiwan, I then got myself a Holga 135BC, a 50mm lens and recently i got myself a Canon Selphy C800 Photo printer! Lent my Powershot to my colleague and he loose it.. bummer!

So here it is. My highlights of 2010…

For 2011, i hope that more doors of opportunities will open, an everlasting relationship with the bf and never ending fun and laughter. insyallah..

Happy new year everyone!

Lots of love,
Raihana Edrus.

Krabi : Sa-wa-di-kap ; Day 4

I’d say that the fourth day in krabi was the most relaxing of all the days we had there. prolly because it’s the last day. our flight was scheduled to depart at 2pm (3pm SG) so there wasnt much to do except wake up, have our breakfast, rent a fino and walk around while waiting for our time to leave. sad.

we had our fino filled before going round. we decided to go to the opposite side of krabi.

we took some pictures and settled by the beach.

did i ever mention here about how scary the beach looks like at night? unlike the beaches in SG which is constantly filled with cargo ships etc, krabi sea is somewhat empty and and… and dark. so at night, you cant see the sea. scary much?

that day, everything flew by very quickly. the next thing we know, we’re already in the car going back to the airport. and that marks the end of my krabi trip and also the end of the krabi entry.

lets pray i’ll get to save up more money for more awesome trips! told bf that we should make this like once every 6 months. woopie! so come back in like 6 months and lets see where i went. maybe not. HAH!

Summary on our expenditure for Krabi:
1. Return flight via Tiger Airways – $169.50 (solely tax!)
2. Accommodation at Ananta Burin Resort – $167.46
(3 nights stay. deluxe pool view room with breakfast included)
booked via agoda.com
3. Four Island Tour by Long Tail Boat – 350Baht per pax (SGD$14)
Poda Island, Chicken Island, Tup Island and Phranang Cave.
4. Outdoor Adventure – 2050Baht per pax (SGD$82)
9km white water rafting, 5km elephant trekking, 30 mins ATV, Flying Fox.
5. Fino – 250Baht per day (S10)
6. Food – less than SGD 10 per day i supposed. (:
7. Shopping? things there are pricey so lets just say, we didn’t buy anything.

Other posts on Krabi;
Sa-wa-di-kap Krabi; Day 1
Sa-wa-di-kap Krabi; Day 2
Sa-wa-di-kap Krabi; Day 3

Krabi : Sa-wa-di-kap ; Day 3

Day three breakfast spread was different. We woke up as early as 7am (SG time – 8am).

Our pick up came at 8am and drove up to the Island Safari which is one and a half hour ride up.

Upon arrival (not much pictures to show), we changed into our wet attire and took a lorry up the mountain. We were greeted by a waterfall (Phra-Nga Waterfall)! The tour guide told us that it’s safe to swim there. The water was cold!

After a few minutes, we hiked down and got ready for white water rafting. Our package indicated 5km and so, we bought an extra 4km and its totally worth it! but i’d suggest that you buy that extra 4km at the travel agent itself as you can bargain the price there. we paid 500Baht per pax for that extra 4km ($20). White water rafting was a recommended must try!

Had our western cum thai lunch which was included in our package.

Next up was flying fox. Not what i was expecting though. It was a tad too low and short. So i wont recommend it.

So after all the wet activities, we hopped on the van and took another half an hour ride down to Phang-Nga Island Safari. Got on our 30minutes elephant ride. The elephant infront of us pooped and pee-ed. It was hillarious!

we caught the elephant and monkey show too! had our 30minutes ATV ride. It was a tad too slow but fun. I returned back covered in mud. Awesome! ((:

had fish spa before returning back to the hotel.

So in conclusion, our Island Safari Package includes:
1. white water rafting 5km
2. flying fox
3. elephant ride 30 mins
4. ATV 30 mins
5. elephant and monkey show
6. fish spa 30 mins

all that for 1650Baht per pax ($66) and the extra 4km white water rafting is 500Baht per pax ($20). Total Spent 2150Baht ($86) per pax.

Other posts on Krabi;
Sa-wa-di-kap Krabi; Day 1
Sa-wa-di-kap Krabi ; Day 2
Sa-wa-di-kap Krabi ; Day 4