Friday, September 16, 2011

Bali Bender Part 1

I'm back from the Island of Gods and in need of Prozac for some serious post-holiday blue. The downside of any holiday is the imminent end of it. Bali has always been one of my favourite places on earth and I can't wait to go back.

Komaneka at Bisma, Ubud, One-bedroom pool villa
The Elysian at Seminyak, Two-bedroom pool villa (got upgraded)

Cafe Sari in Ubud (best organic cafe in the middle of a padi field, very lovely place)
The Junction in Seminyak (loveliest Soto Ayam, super cool building, great ambiance)
Metis in Seminyak (supposedly very good but was somewhat disappointing, nice ambiance)

Ku De Ta in Seminyak (no longer cool, acceptable but full of Euro trash and bad music)
Potato Head in Seminyak (my favourite now! Super nice place with great day bed and music)

Jewel Rocks in Seminyak (best beaded bracelets ever)

Legian Beach

Jo Malone Nutmeg and Ginger perfume (stolen from the boy)
Metallic Purple Havaiianas
Black glittery Toms
Lululemon sports bra (super comfy, perfect for sweating it out while walking around)
Yellow slouchy tee from Gap (my fave)
Denim skirt
H&M and Paul Frank Bikinis
Roxy rash tee & boardshorts
Lots of Sunscreen!

Agnes B Silver Glitter tote (perfect for the beach cos it's plastic)

Meowmorphosis by Franz Kafka and Cook Coleridge

Listening to:
Lykke Li "Wounded Rhymes"
Best of Vanessa Paradis

Oh and if you would want some seriously good spa and have some extra money to spare for that, I highly recommend the Kirana Spa in Ubud. One of the top spas in the world. I've been there once and it's so beautiful that if that's heaven, I'll promise to be good. The massage and treatment were exceptional and the best I've had (went there years ago, not this trip).

Anyway, here's part one of the photo for Bali Bender in Ubud

Komaneka Villa @ Bisma

The bathroom for the one-bedroom villa is so huge I can live in there. 

Outdoor shower available (with the bugs though)

Private infinity pool for skinny dipping

Footpath to Sari Organic Cafe
Near Jalan Bisma, this scenic footpath leads to the best organic cafe in ubud. We got tipped off by an Aussie couple about this place. Best tip ever! The walk was so scenic with lush green padi field flanking the little footpath, warm afternoon sun and refreshing cool breezes. It was pure joy. 

Very lovely walk in the padi fields. Perfect weather with nice breeze. I wanna go there again
An art gallery along the way
And a bungalow for rent along the way
Et Viola! We're at Sari Cafe
View from the cafe

Very yummy organic food. Sari Cafe gives you the option to pick your own veggies for them to whip up a meal too. 

So here's Ubud for you. I was only there for 2 days. Part 2 to follow soon. 


Tiffany said...

Wow really pretty pictures, can tell you really really enjoy ur paradise on earth and is so delighted for you! :)

when u are away, we miss you here :x

yes more pictures please :))))

what is the sunscreen you use? during my redang trip (malaysia), i use my clinique sunblock and it's excellent to shield the hot hot sun and in fact i turn fairer when i am back home! however later i read it contains oxybenzone, a potentially harmful sunscreen ingredient so i didn't use it anymore..

B said...

Hello Tiffy!

Thanks and yes, it's a really good break and I can't wait to get back there again. Hopefully soon.

I use different sunblock for face and body. For the body I use the Nivea one. Just SPF 15 but I don't tan excessively. I love a bit of a tan though I don't tend well cos I normally just burn and become lobster red and my tan doesn't stay. Mehhh...I have to resign to looking like a frozen chicken most of the time. And I'm not those pinkish rosy fair type but the pale and not nice kind *sad face*

Face I have to be extra careful cos I have a lot of freckles since day 1 when I was a kid. So I use the super high SPF one from Sunplay. I think it's SPF 130 PA++ hahaha...I know but I don't want my freckles to get crazy and become age spots next time. Oh when I'm out in the sea surfing, I'll use the hard core zinc stick cos I'm in the water a lot and wouldn't have the luxury of reapply sunblock since I'm just gonna be on a surf board. I'll put it on my cheeks, nose and lips. Look like a total idiot but I don't care.

Yes Oxybenzone isn't good but I think if it's for short holiday where you're exposed to strong sun, then it'll be the lesser of the evil.I think unfortunately most sunblock has it though if I'm not wrong.

Tiffany said...

Hey Bmuses

you can also check up EWG for choice of sports sunscreen

i think so long your skin is not sensitive, sticking to chemical sunscreen is still a common and wise choice though try to avoid oxybenzone and retin A in sunblock, if not if u have sensitive skin have to use physical sunscreen that contains titanium oxide or/and zinc oxide only.


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