So, let me first entertain you with my woogie antics I managed to catch on camera...
Mel's friend introduced her to this awesome place selling fresh imported fish and also serves salmon sashimi, to eat in or take away! Problem of having it there is, the shop does not have a sitting space so customers who pre-order will need to look for a place to sit outside (sharing with the chinese coffee shop customers) and order a drink or two from the coffee shop, let the salmon shop know and they will bring over the salmon sashimi platter, complete with wasabi and chopsticks! So yummy!
|This platter was for 6 people! All gone in 10-15 mins!|
Yums... Need to do this again! Soon!
About a week plus before our Bali trip, he got an email from the bride telling everyone that there is a theme colour for her wedding! OMG! I always like to try to dress up as I can to the theme so I was stressing myself out to get an Emerald Green dress within my budget, body shape and good material. Tough especially when the colour is not in season, and my body shape is not the standard mannequin measurement so lots of dresses looks like a sack on me (meh).
Finally, after long and many many hours of dress-shopping, finally shortlisted to these 2 dresses!
|Emerald Green dinner dress|
So the story was, was randomly walking in Debenhams, Starhill looking for a dress and stumbled on the one on the right. A floral design with emerald green still on it. Loved the long flare skirt and somehow the design and cutting of this dress suits me perfectly. But, price tag was an "ouch" for my wallet. He loved this dress too and offered to buy this for my birthday present (what?!? no!) but I decided to go around some more and look for other (and cheaper) option. So, the next few days saw the green dress on the left at 1/3 of price of the the former dress. OK. Just need to go get some ehem corset coz the material super clings to every curve and spare tyre on my body. Meh. So, he got this dress for me. And it's not gonna be my birthday present (hahaha).
Our Bali Trip - This was his first time and my second time to Bali. He says he wanna do this every year. I'm fine with that idea :)
|The 101 Legian - booked via Groupon|
|Coconut at Tanah Lot, while waiting for the sunset|
|Amused with this dog chilling on the sand at Tanah Lot|
|The tide was low at Tanah Lot|
|Me with him and Mini UJ at Tanah Lot|
|Our first dinner in Bali at The Kopi Pot, Kuta|
|He wanted to soak in some Bali culture,|
so watched the Barong dance on our way to Ubud
|Stone sculpting, pit stop on our way to Ubud|
|Was waiting to try this again, and he gave this a thumbs up!|
Babi Guling Ibu Oka, Ubud for lunch
|Dinner was grilled duck and smoked chicken at|
Bebek Tepi Sawah, Ubud
|Yes - succumbed into buying this expensive dress for myself!|
|Main reason we came to Bali was to attend the wedding in Uluwatu|
CONGRATULATIONS JOJO & MICHEAL!
|My (impromptu) lobster birthday dinner at Jimbaran|
So, some snapshots of our activities in Bali. There were a bit more shopping and monkeys involved, and also temples but was too busy with the monkeys to Instagram them :)
|After a long day at work, TWG tea after dinner to wind things down|
And then, it's back to work. Sigh.
The story goes on that 2 weeks after we came back from Bali, I had to go off-work again, but this time not for a jolly holiday instead I got infected with dengue fever. I was down with sudden super high fever one night and the concerned BF insisted that I go to the ER the next day. The doctor listened to my story and ordered up a blood test for viral and also dengue fever.
|Blood test ER day 1|
The viral test result came back negative, but took a while for the dengue test results to come back so we went home first. He called up the clinic that evening for the results but somehow they could not get back to us then and so he called again the next morning. Clinic asks to come back for another blood test coz the results came back with dengue detected.
|Blood test ER day 2|
Doc says I have dengue fever but my condition was still mild enough to not get admitted just yet so I was allowed to go home first, to come back for another round of blood test in two days time. Got an MC for the week so had to skip the company's team building (apparently I did not miss much anyway) and was out of commission in bed for the next few days.
|Friski Ho - my companion at home|
The next visit to the ER for my blood test finally got me admitted into the hospital. My blood pressure that day particularly was super low and the platelet count dropped further.
Thus, the story of my virginal stay in the hospital.
|UJ my loyal companion in the ward|
Was in the hospital for four days. Luckily my dengue fever was not very serious and I did not get all the usual symptoms like scarred rashes, nausea, vomiting etc so I was thankful for that. Just did lotsa eat, sleep, tv, sleep and more sleep. Thanks to my friends and family who visited, and the BF for sleeping over on the last night to keep me company :)
|UJ was glad to see me discharged|
|Daily blood test needles and my arms now looks bruised|
My doctor gave me another week of MC to recuperate at home. So my woogies were my daily companion during this time.
During my down time at home, had to go tapau lunch on my own (no hospital food service meh) but tried to cook dinner for myself and also sis and the BF every evening to keep me busy. There were only two occassion when I cooked for more than one person. The other times I did a simple stir fried kangkung with white rice just for myself.
|Steamed tofu and stir fried chives|
|Salted fish fried bean sprouts and asam pedas fish - nyums|