I can safely say that Turquoise is my current favourite color. I don't know, maybe because i was inspired from my recent trip to Krabi Island? When I think about the colour turquoise, I immediately envision myself lounging by the beach, feet buried in the warm sand, sipping a refreshingly cold mango blended juice. The colour's soothing nature reminds me of the cool sea breeze that would so often embrace me whenever I am at the beach.
Turquoise is an easy shade to work indoor. Adding this vibrant hue will instantly make any interior space pop and feels airy and refreshing. Nothing beats the calming, yet unpredictable foamy white waves that seems to be playing peek-a- boo amid the sparkling blue sea which changes shades, reflecting the sky.
Like most of us dreamers who can't afford a luxury villa by the beach yet, why not create a living room that transports us to that atmosphere once you set your foot into your nest? This gave birth to my humble version of Poseidon's realm with a feminine touch. An accurate depiction of the sea can only be done with the shades of the colour cyan, a greenish blue, a mixture of the sky's reflection and the sea algae.
Amongst the shades of cyan, my favourite was turquoise as it is an eye-catching exquisite colour with a complex character, though soothingly simple when used interior designing. The centrepiece would be a white couch with its matching pillows where I can imagine myself to be laying on the sandy beach
when I plop myself on it after a hard day at work.
My feet would brush across the smooth, furry aero blue carpet as I reached for my juice on a shiny marble white diamond-like coffee table. My gaze would then lay upon a beautiful seashell underwater 100% handmade oil painting that complements the interior of a coral-shaped blue-green single-seater, an oblong-shape, antique-looking cabinet of the same colour and ornamental pieces such as seashells, golden, imperfect pots, golden leave and an exotic table lamp, all of which looks like the treasure of the sea after an adventurous voyage.
We are all dreamers aren't we? But with a little imagination, this can all be reality.
Sometimes i wonder why i deserve so much goodness in my life. I am so blessed with good people around me. It was too quick of a trip considering we just came back from our Hong Kong trip, but we figured this is the best time for us to celebrate our hardwork for 2017. So this is us cranky at 7am in Krabi! Woo hoo!
First things first, we put our bags in the hotel and we are ready to roll. Best thing about Krabi is that most of the food here is Halal. Not surprising as they are about 40% of Muslim population. Here we are just strolling around Ao Nang Beach. Basically the most touristy area. You know i used to like to go to the off beaten track or where the locals eat out or hang out, but certain trips especially the short ones, like this, i feel that the best things of what a place can offer is usually at the touristic area. I mean they put in a lot of effort to make these places beautiful and offer us the best hospitality and service. So why go somewhere else? (Debatable i know)
I think that i've matured along the years to enjoy better things in life, even if it cost a bit more. Anyway!
I haven't showered since last night, so the best way to cover up is with a cowboy hat, big sunglasses and of course red lipstick.
This is Noy, my bestie who is also our official thai tour guide (hehe!). This is her doing her magic at the counter. As this is only a 4 days trip, we just want to be cool and relax and maybe just a day on Island Hopping.
As most of us were tired that day, we just decide to go out for drinks (and eat lots of banana pancake) at a nice restaurant with a live band, while Ashraf decide to stay in. Boo. Tomorrow, Island Hopping!
Today we started the day at 7am! Oh yea. Island hopping to 4 island. Honey, one english breakfast with orange juice before we go please! Here we are now in the pick up truck heading to the meeting up point where our boat awaits.
The first stop was Phi Phi Island, we all know this is where The Beach was shot, but let me tell you now and you deserve to know. The most beautiful paradise, with crystal clear water and white sandy beach has turned into an overpopulated tourist attraction. There is nothing to do here other than people watching. I remembered i came here more than 11 years ago (how old am i again?) and it was nice and peaceful. What happened to this paradise? I guess us being here...we are part of the problem.
Some cool shots taken from hubby's phone.
We didn't take much photo after the first island. The rest of the other islands we visited were not as crowded, but still beautiful nonetheless. We swam, snorkle and stopped over for a good lunch. That pretty much takes up most of our energy. But with this crazy clan, it was all fun and laughter.
Just as according to the schedule, we are back to our hotel at 5pm. The day is still so early, so we decide to freshen up and play a little dressed up with our cool braids and golden freckles, and we are ready to paint the town red. Just fyi, my version of paint the town red, is to stuff our face and play cards. Preferably with banana pancake with lots of nutella. That pretty much sums up our day!
BY THE WAY, WHY DOES NOY ALWAYS LOOK SO PRETTY!!?
Part 3 to be updated
Dubai is our first stop to many more adventures ahead! I'd always dream of travelling with a partner in crime... And i found one! My husband! This is not just another trip. This is THE trip. 8 countries and 14 cities or more! Who knows! A travel partner has to be the MOST important thing ever!
So yesterday we went to Dubai Desert Safari trip and it was just incredible!
After the crazy thrilling dune bashing on the desert where i quitely vomited in the paper bag (lol), we visited a traditional Bedouin village at sunset, it's like a camp in the middle of a desert...The moment we walked inside, we were greeted with coffee and falafel. As if they knew we were super hungry!
Later that night, we had Arabian barbecue dinner buffet and dessert and smoked sheesha while watching belly dancer and tanoura dancer doing their thing. The whole Arabian experience in a day! Guys, if you ever come to Dubai, i really recommend you to go for this trip.
I always thought desert is always hot, lol, but it was 18 degrees last night. Lucky i brought along my jacket and scarf.
This is our second stop for our 40 days trip. We are now at the world's tallest building and lavishly designed largest shopping mall. Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall. We walked around for hours and yet still only half way through.
In a way, i wouldn't mind moving here.
First thing to do when in London is to WAKE UP. KICK ASS. REPEAT.
Of course, we visited the most touristy place in London! The iconic clock tower-Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and London Eye. Beautiful!
As of any other place that we are going to visit, grocery shopping is a must! Because as much i like to eat out, i love to cook!
After we visited the Camden Market which is OMG, my favourite market on EARTH, we had dinner at my lovely friend Sylvia gorgeous home at Brideswell Place.
Slyvia was SO AMAZING! Thank you dear for the amazing dinner and for bringing us around the London bridge and St Katherine Docks! Scary to know that this was where Jack the Ripper did his gruesome crime!
Krabi Island in many words.
Icy Mango Juice. Sun. Sand. Crystal Clear Beach. Long Tail Boat. Volleyball.Ikan Bilis. Banana Pancake. $4 for 1 Day Bike Rental. Books. Pictures. Candles. Jack Johnsson. Fish Pond. Sunglasses. Cowboy Hat.Tom Yum Soup. Pictures. Real Coffee. RastaMan. RockClimbing..Not. Man Under the Rock Doing Inappropriate Activity. Snorkeling. CatfiSh. Monkey. Dried Squid. Diamond Cove Resort. Chicken Island. Aichoh.