This year, I whisked Jordan off for a
surprise birthday getaway.
Well, I was cracking my head really hard over his birthday this year (he warned me not to buy him anything). Then I thought, maybe, I should plan for a weekend getaway! After all, both us have been so busy with our work, guess we really need to carve out some quality time for a relaxing getaway.
Initially I wanted it to be a surprise, but knowing Jordan often has appointments over the weekend, I decided to do it differently. I still want to surprise him, but it should come before the trip.
Few days before our trip, I make this layered self decorated gift box. ♥
Firstly, a handmade love envelope with the resort booking voucher.
Next layer : 8 pieces of handmade photo frame with loves notes and birthday wishes.
Lastly, topped it all with colorful stars.
I told him to go layer by layer, the stars, the handmade photo frames with messages expressing my love (the last card is to thank him for loving me, hence, I will award him with a pre-birthday getaway). Haha. &, he said he was really surprised! Woohoo, #success.jpg (^▽^)/ ʸᵉᔆᵎ
I really enjoyed my previous 2D1N stay at Lexis, PD. Hence, I decided to bring Jordan for a getaway at this 5 Star palm tree water chalet resort. Here’s our deluxe room. The bed is so comfy, & the bathroom is clean; well, that has always been my main concern. If it’s good means all is good.
Ready for a dip by the pool.
Haven’t wore my bikini for awhile, & realized I have truly gained some weight.
(of course you tell me you dont think so, I know; it’s all because of the angle. Jordan was like “dear, turn a bit, this angle looks fat, yayayaya..) #truth
I promised. I got to be fitter on #2015.
#annoyingbff adelechow, can we start exercising, like seriously?
The infinity pool; it was filled with kids, splashing water all around.
Oh my, I have totally forgotten that it was school holidays then. UGHHHH.
We then went for a drink at the bar by the pool.
I really enjoy this trip, probably because I set a rule for myself to not glu my hand on the phone, NO INSTA UPDATE NO DAYRE. However, this time round, Jordan is a little different, he seems to pretty excited, he keep taking photos and whatsapp it to his friends & family. Share the joy worrr. haha.
Dinner time, steamboat @ STIMBOT. Chose steamboat instead of anything else, because we were starving. So, we thought at least we can control how fast the food can be cooked. lol.
Done with dinner, we took a stroll around the chalets. Love how the gushing wind come brushing by my cheeks, while admiring the night lights reflecting on the water. Simply fascinating.
Sometimes, we got to slow down, & start appreciating people, things & life.
Life have been so busy for both us, and we all have expectations of what it “should” look like. Afterall, I really learn to appreciate moment like this with him; no agendas to rush, just willful ignorance. Well, face it, we all need some time like this, to go further.
There’s nothing like a nice hot shower after a long day.
I felt so clean, & comfortable after the long steamy shower!
Spent the rest of the night, chilling, listening to slow jams, & watching tv, with him.
Intentionally slow down our steps, be present, & enjoy the moments.
Blue skies & sea. This spell, serenity.
We checked in late the day before, so we are allowed to check out on 3pm.
After breakfast, we went cycling! Bicycles are all around so you can just grab one and cycle around.
Jordan asked “Can you cycle?”
I was like. DUHHHHHH! ┐(‘д’)┌
Life is fast, time is precious.
We cycled, we laughed loudly, we had a lot of fun being together.
We cycled to the beach, & chilled in a beach cafe.
The only downside of the whole place is that the beach is pretty much contaminated. You wouldn’t want to step feet on it. I wish they could do something to improve it. It will then be a really awesome vacation spot. (|||❛︵❛.)
Last few moments before we leave.
2D1N is definitely not enough, but at least we get to spend quality time together as a couple, time that doesn’t involve endless agendas, and stress. Everything, was slow but we were really soaked in the moment.
Ended the getway with my fav. yam + strawberry ice cream in cone during my school time.
Embracing the inner child!