Wednesday, April 10, 2013

New Buys



TASTE OF BATAM INDONESIA. About a week ago my family made a short trip to Batam Indonesia over the Easter weekend, and I thought that I should write a little entry about the trip. It was my second trip to Batam, and I would say it was an entirely different experience with a local friend bringing us around the island with delicious local food. My brother actually got to know this friend Chandran through trip advisor and ultimately we can't thank him enough for his kind hospitality and another friend - Wei Ming who drove us out to put some fireworks!

We stayed at BCS Hotel which the room was totally big and gorgeous, and it was right next to BCS Shopping Centre. BCS was surprisingly good to shop at, it was like Singapore's Far East Shopping Centre version and prices are relatively cheap. One of my new buys were two mini OPI bottles that only cost $1 each, which I'm still having doubts whether they are genuine since every corner in Batam is selling imitated goods. But I'm just going to pretend they are since they were so cheap. I pretty like both of the colors!

I also managed to grab quite a few apparels like a floral cardigan (the one in the background), a long sleeve blouse, another printed sleeveless blouse, some lingerie and a pair of leggings where my purchase only totals up to about $25! Ah and did I mentioned that we (mostly on boyfriend's part) lugged back a standing clock from Ace Hardware at Nagoya Hill. The design is very french-inspired and it was so pretty that I fell in love with it when I first saw it in Chandran's house. So much so that I was willing to settle for the last display piece available in the store and boyfriend offered to buy it for me too. Pictures next time!

We also didn't missed out the Singaporean-tradition of bringing back a case or two worth of instant mee and thousand layer cakes, not to mention that all of us had also tried playing with fireworks for the same time! Thanks to Chandran and his wife, they also brought us around to have a taste of their local tze char delicacy, lots of yummy maggie goreng, and something called roti goreng which I swear by my tastebuds that they are sooo good, and to catch the movie GI Joe in their theatres! One thing which is very contrasting from Singaporeans is that the local people prefer the front seats when it comes to movies, and the first few rows are always fully seated. I can't imagine having to strain my neck to look up the entire movie. ಠ_ಠ

32 comments:

  1. haha.. i also lived in batam... if you don't mind, we can also hang out together too... :)

    kisses...
    kristinateo.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha hello! So you're still living in Batam now? It's such a pretty and laidback place. Not too much stress!

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  2. very nice colours!! :)

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  3. fantastic review, those two colors are so-so amazing!!!
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  4. Am now on bloglovin, i am following you babes.
    kisses..
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  5. Me encantan estos tonos, son muy elegantes!!
    Besos
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  6. Love the colours, perfect
    I follow you by the blog
    A two years ago I stayed in Singapur in my honeymoon, I like it.
    xoxo

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  7. Such awesome nail colors!

    -liv
    http://chocolivlovelaugh.blogspot.kr/

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  8. Perfect manicure! Beautiful colors!

    Thanks for the comment on my blog! I follow in GFC and Bloglovin.

    Good luck,
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  9. Thanks doll, followed back!
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  10. Love those colors, great blog :)
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    my new blog, here I'll be posting healthy recipes and workout tips and loads of fashion :)

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    1. Hey sweetie, thank you very much! Your blog url doesn't seems to be working though!

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  11. Nice buys.=) I love OPI. Following you bia GFC and bloglovin. I would love it if you followed back.=)

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  12. Glad you like the post I did. I love OPI I have both ese colours :) xo

    http://freckleandstreak.blogspot.com.au/

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  13. Great colors! love them both... its sooooo my color too!
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  14. Thank you all of your for your comments! It was so sweet and I read through each and everyone of them. I have also replied them via your own blogs <3 Have a great weekend ahead dears

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  15. Thanks for the follow back dear.=) Here is a link to my bloglovin that you didn't find: http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/678178/kashayas-blogg

    Have a fantastic weekend.

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    1. Hey Kashaya thanks for the link! I'm following you now :)

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  16. Lovely colours! <3

    Kisses!
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  17. in love with these neutral colours! gotta buy them too )) you inspired me! thank you!

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