Back from Bandung!
Man.. it was so tiring. I’m never doing a 3D2N shopping trip again. At least a 4D3N trip if i need to eat & shop. Or at least when i travel to Indonesia. The traffic is horrendous!! Macet here and there. We spent half a day in the car. Exciting habis.
Le husband. Who turned 31st today!
This is Part 3 of his birthday gift. An all-expenses-paid trip to Bandung. Hahahaha.
My parents went to Bandung the week before and you know what the old man told me “kakak, you check in, jangan give me seat yang nampak kepak boleh tak? Everytime choose seat mesti ada kepak.”
Oh wells, i know how he feels. I don’t know what’s wrong with me and seat selections.
I always always get that damn kepak just right out of my window!
We arrived Bandung at 11.00am, got Pak Eko to pick us up from the Airport, straight to our hotel but because we requested for connecting rooms and it won’t be ready till 2.00pm, we decided to get lunch at Ikan Bakar Pak Chi Met.
What was supposed to be a 15-minutes ride from Airport to the hotel became a 45-mins journey because of the traffic jam. To make a u-turn, it took him 15 minutes to get past through traffic. I know i really sound very whiny and it’s not even half of the post yet seh.
So anyway, on a happier note, our 1st meal in Bandung.
I chose Ikan Gurame Bakar. In Indonesia, i will never choose Ayam Bakar cos the chicken is really minuscule. I’m sorry but i’m spoilt by
steroid chickens Ayam Bakar Ojalali in Singapore, i always get depressed looking at Indonesian chicken. I don’t eat bebek (duck) so i always choose Fish or any other seafood.
Like this Salted Egg Prawns. Yumms.
If there’s one thing you should totally have in Indonesia, it’s Teh Botol Sosro.
It’s the bomb. That fragrant jasmine smell. Sigh.
No prizes for guessing who drank the Coca-Cola My husband drinks almost nothing else but Coca-Cola and it’s quite worrying.
I’ve showed him many youtube videos about Coca-Cola and he’ll still drink it. #stubbornhusband
We finished our lunch by 2.00pm, head back to the hotel and checked in to our room by 2.30pm.
We chose De Java Hotel at Jalan Sukajadi for this trip. They recently open their doors last year so the hotel is quite new. There’s pros and cons lah but since i’m only staying for two days, i tak cerewet lah. Nak cerewet, duduk rumah takmo travel.
Sidetrack, i speak good Bahasa Indonesia cos i use to work in a Maid Agency for four years, i shuttle to Indonesia once every two months for about 2 years and it freaks the husband out whenever i switch immediately to Bahasa Indonesia when i speak to the locals in their slang. Although i’m getting really rusty now and i forget certain words they use like when it’s time to get the bill, i kept saying “tolong kira” when it was supposed to be “tolong hitung”.
So i became the unofficial translator for the others. I left them for a while to go for my Spa and they got caught in a situation at the IndoMaret (their local 7-11). tsk tsk.
1st thing i noticed when i stepped in the room was this huge-ass mirror. I just had to take this because i’m deprived of huge mirrors. I need to find full length mirrors! And someone who can actually install them for me! I somehow don’t trust my husband to do this for me. Don’t get me wrong. I have a wonderful husband who does lots of awesome things for me. Things that don’t include installing a full length mirror.
right after checking in, we went straight to Rumah Mode to do some shopping.
I came out with 2 jeans for the hubby, 3 tops for myself and 1 belt. Eh not bad leh.
The last time i went, i came out with 18 tops for myself. I only remember wearing 3 of those tops. I’m horrible i know.
This time round, i was more selective. In actual fact, i was thinking of my bursting wardrobe at home and how i wasn’t able to fit in my new online purchases in the wardrobe. More on that soon on other entries!
After Rumah Mode, we went to Paskal Food Market.
It is similar to our East Coast Lagoon Food Village where there are tons of their local food but i didn’t enjoy the food there and it was too crowded, we had a hard time looking for seats.
We retreated back to the Hotel after that, had my in-room massage but didn’t enjoy it.
Before i end this post, here’s what i did for the guys. For the husband especially. he can never get the rupiahs right!
All excel-fied, printed, laminated and distributed to everybody. Serious takde kerja aku ni.