Dandiya 2019 | CarolHerbertWrites

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Raas or Dandiya Raas is the socio-religious folk dance originating from Indian state of Gujarat and popularly performed in the festival of Navaratri.[1][2] The dance is performed in the Marwar region of the Rajasthan too.

We always have the celebration every year in all the Asia countries mainly and other countries that has people celebrating it . I wanted to explore the event and festival so i followed my friends to the event that was hosted by V Indus Ptd Ltd and was sponsored by so many branding including Zee TV APAC . The event was packed with an awesome DJ (running all the best hits) and the most important thing was the pleasant and vibrant vibes and during the event. Many races especially the non Indians were invited and one fine example would be me, the sesat (lost) Malaysian..hahahaha.. anyways i am international so yea..Basically, it was a dance event and you can either join in any groups or create your own group and dance according the folk dance choreography and music beat.

Do go and join events that are out of your religion circle or culture . Because by doing so, you can actually make really good friends from other backgrounds and learn new things. Don’t be too close minded and not wiling to mix with other races or nationality. Do something that you can talk about in the future or teach your kids to be kind to people regardless of their race and it will help broaden the horizon of your own personal thinking. I myself, am an Indian but i was raised as a Malaysian so imagine my culture is very much different compared to the original Indians. But still , the willingness to bond takes simple effort.

Go and bond and multiply people. Adios . Take care and smile. You still young yo!

ADULTING | CarolHerbertWrites

So, what is adulting ?  Define adulting. To be honest, i really have a love hate relationship with being an adult. Like seriously can life be any simpler? Being an adult means you need to take serious decisions that will give an effect towards your life. When i moved to from Malaysia to Singapore , i thought that life would be much easier but no. I was literally depressed ( not so depressed but sad,,haha) . I had a hard time adjusting to the lifestyle here. Had a severe gastric and was terribly home sick. What more could you ask? Yes, i have friends here , that is just temporary.

Sometimes i wonder , God put me here for a reason and all long i wanted to work overseas but still i felt empty. Maybe the time wasn’t right? Maybe the place wasn’t right? Maybe the work wasn’t right? Maybe the people in my life wasn’t really meant to be? I literally had no idea what was going through my brain but i knew and assured myself that God is always in control. Time passed and little that i knew i fell into a very deep trauma which i couldn’t tell anyone. Not even anyone. The hurt that i felt was so much that instead of crying every night to sleep, i could even tear up in the middle of the day thinking about that situation. Movies that i watch, i could even tear up, when it comes to a tiny emo part. This kind of sadness i pray hard none of you get it . It was how i dwelt it in these couple of months. I sometimes wonder why did i even study Psychology when i have no one to even vent or talk to except God? We psychologist tend to mend people’s heart and try to help the society but who we have to mend ours besides God? I mean we still need humans also right. But the thing is we are more sensitive and we know if the person needs help. Can’t blame the humans as they don’t really see through the eyes. And we definitely know people when they are being judgmental. To be honest, i only have 1% of friends that aren’t being judgmental . No hard feelings for the rest. Its your way of life and it is non of my business .

And i thought to myself adulting is easy. Yes, you have time, you have money, you have friends, you have family , but then why you still feel like life is still incomplete? To be honest, i really don’t know. Depression isn’t a play thing. I myself studied and majored in this subject it always break my heart when i see people in one. Anyone can fall for this trap without being conscious. I really hope non of my friends do because always know that you are so much LOVED! Friends and family might judge, but i am pretty much sure you will definitely have one friend that really understands you for you are and not what you are . Try to find one and talk it out. Cry it out. Scream it out. Speak it loud. It will help to mend you heart and it will heal you without you realizing.

Time flew. Now i am much in a better state where i am balanced with work, social life, church, friends, parties, family and travel. My only cure is travel. Travel makes me appreciate life more without all these normal human dramas. I get to meet new people. Explore new places. Eat good food. Learn new culture. Traveling creates inspiration which can help alter our perceptions of ourselves and those around us. When you meet people who have made life choices based on what they want, not what society expects, this can help open up new ideas and beliefs and you can choose to think this way too. When traveling, you have the freedom to eat what you want, see what you want and do anything that you want to do, which sometimes your daily routine doesn’t allow you to think about or attempt in everyday life.

“For anybody out there reading this and struggling with mental health, I want you to know it’s worth pushing through the despair; fighting until you feel mentally strong enough to book that plane ticket of your own. Travel is the healthiest addiction you can develop. It leaves you craving more and lusting after new experiences. It is, without a doubt, the fastest way you can grow as a human being and turn your life into an inspired one”  

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To put this in perspective, here’s an example of an average day that you can try on the road:

  • Wake up with the sun on your faces, complete the wake-up process by reading and looking out the window of the RV.
  • Get up, do exercise outside amongst the trees or beside the any nature/river/beach.
  • Have a leisurely breakfast, then do two to three hours of work.
  • Drive to your next destination, then strap on your hiking boots and go exploring.
  • Make dinner, read by the fire, go to bed.

Bye!

Bangkok 2018 | CarolHerbertWrites

I made a random trip Bangkok last Nov 2018 to visit my Godparents. I flew from Singapore Changi airport. Under Scoot airlines, they provided a free shuttle from Johor to Changi airport. Just download and print this form and submit it together with a Scoot boarding pass or e-ticket in hard copy format when you board the Transtar TS1 or TS6A bus at JB CIQ. My friend and I took the night flight so that we could reach there one day earlier .

My godfather came to fetch us from the airport about midnight as we got delayed due to heavy traffic in KL. Anyways, we got home safely and were ready for adventures for the next few days.

The next day we started our day at the Safari Zoo and Park . You should wear something very comfortable and thin as the weather will be very hot and sweaty. Safari World is a zoo for those who don’t like zoos… of course like any animal parks it has some good and some not so good sides but here animals certainly do have huge amount of space to roam free. Opened since 1988, Safari World is divided in two distinct areas: The open space of Safari Park where you can drive through in your car or in the park bus represents 480 acres for its open zoo and 180 acres for its bird park, then the Marine Park which is more of a traditional zoo mixed with many shows, lots of food stalls and plenty of souvenir shops.

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We went back home happy and content. We spent the whole day there.  Next , we went to Chatuchak Bangkok.

The Chatuchak area acquired its name from the large public park of the same name. However, the area is best known for the largest market in Asia, the Chatuchak Weekend Market. Chatuchak also provides a convenient gateway to other areas in the north of Bangkok, such as Vipawadee Rangsit, Ladprao and Saphan Kwai. Popular with locals and visitors the large parks in Chatuchak attract many families and those looking for a convenient escape from downtown Bangkok. What’s more, a multitude of transport options make Chatuchak very easy to access, thanks to the MRT Underground Station at Chatuchak Park, the northern terminal station of the BTS Skytrain called Mo Chit, and a countless number of bus lines.

Read more at: http://www.bangkok.com/chatuchak/?cid=ch:OTH:001

 

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We managed to explore the market in few hours and it was like a mega night market. There were so many local goods and food and souvenirs. We managed to try their local thai teas and coconut ice-cream. Shop until we dropped, we managed to arranged all the things in one bag. Mind you , we did not check in any begs. Imagine how pro we are 🙂 Anyways, its up to the individual lah. The important thing have fund and buy the things that make you happy and please hope that things do pass through customs yea.

The next day we went to church . It was fun meeting new people all around the world. It was an international based crowd. Bangkok was fun and short. Will plan another trip but this time will be longer.

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Till next time. Chao. More pics can be found in instagram : carol_herbert 🙂

 

Safari World Opening Hours: Safari Park: 09:00 – 17:00, Marine Park: 09:00 – 18:00

Address: 99 Panyaintra Road, Samwatawantok, Klongsamwa Tel: +66 (0)2 518 1000

Price Range: Safari World: adults 400 Baht, children 300 Baht Marine Park: adults 700 Baht, children 450 Baht Both combined: adults 900 Baht, children 550 Baht

 

28 and Going Strong | CarolHerbertWrites

Another year. Another life. Another adventure. Another story. Another adventure. Another love bite. Another drama.

Being one year older. How does it feels? Hmmm to be honest. I don’t feel anything but younger . I felt the same but stronger. Thinking the same thing but in an adventurous way. Having the same taste buds but loving new cultures daily. Loving the same person (ahem** 🙂 but hmm ,,haha that one can wait ). Planning on my next trip maybe Bangkok??. I always felt that everyday you need to be a better person. Don’t ask me when is my marriage, what career i am doing , what house i have, what car i have, what degree i have, which guys i am dating, why not settle down already..later very hard get baby you know?? like hello?? what if i asked you when is your funeral? would you like it? No right!!!..so please be considered and ask proper questions when dealing/talking with a young adult which is in her late 20s enjoying life and she has a lot of things to deal with, a lot of commitments to deal with, a lot of guys to deal with, a lot of friends to deal with .. People tend to ask temporary stuff, when you should be asking me (eternal and real life questions), like how am i? Are you happy? Are you well in health? How’s life treating you? How’s your personal encounter with God? How’s your spiritual life going on? How’s your family doing, all ok? So what is your next plan in life? What is your plans for the future? So you dating?? with who 🙂 and if i am not, then suggest some damn freaking people who i can date lah. Don’t just talk crap without investing anything. Mind that. I am a person that says to your face., If you don’t like it , i am really sorry but some people really need to come out of their damn coconut shell and be in 2018. Stop living your life in the late 50-80s and compare yourself with me. I have a different approach towards life, i live my life differently and you have no rights to dictate what a norm of a working woman should do at a certain age( because you are not in my shoes). You can come and advice me. I can only say pray for me( that is what my family taught me, be kind and not rough). Well to me i am both because nowadays being kind doesn’t work much to those who doesn’t understand the meaning of minding their businesses.  The truth is human nowadays are way to fake and we need to be real people. Cut the damn drama and talk the truth. Be original lah. What is the point of all the cream and butter on your face, when deep inside of you is so bitter and dark. #enoughsaid

So stop questioning and just do life. Spend time with God more and live your life because you only life once (YOLO). Live with limits, knowing God is in control. God has given you so much to be thankful for, so why bother poking your nose into someone else life and making a drama / gossip out of it? IT doesn’t earn you any penny and at the end you end up getting yourself distanced from the ones you love. My simple advice is try to look into their shoes instead of questioning them, because life is tough nowadays and not everyone is coping well. Give them a hug/pray for them at least or go for dinner, watch movie, go picnic, go travel..etc etc,..there are so many things you could do with them…

Doesn’t mean, every birthday, it’s a boost for you to change your lifestyle or make a new change or have a new resolution kinda thing. The only thing that changes is my clothing. I am still the original Carol you knew..or maybe i grew up…hahaha..perhaps a new OOTD.. hence below :-

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I got this amazing outfit from INDYA . They are an online fashion website that operates a world of fashion where traditions are fused with modern aesthetics and infused with an ultra-modern spirit to cater to the women of today. It is an authentic fashion brand quintessentially dedicated to ethnic Indian wear. I kid you not. Most of my friends loved it and are buying like almost everything they can find on that website.

Okay, a bit on my birthday journey. So, i celebrated my birthday in Singapore, Melaka and Penang. In Singapore, i celebrated with my friends at Bollywood Lah , one of the iconic Bollywood dance club situated at the downtown of Singapore at Cuppage Plaza. I was introduced to this dance club by my best friend Maahi, which is also a well-known photographer (you guys can contact him directly for photography sessions or covering any events in Singapore 🙂 ) . To my observation, this club has established itself as one of the dance clubbing destination setting new standards for service, music content, standard of DJ and design of the interior . Not to exaggerate much, but you should at least come once to visit . Experience it for yourself and then judge. Sometimes, their crowd can be mad, as many students especially studying in Singapore, that comes from India/Singapore and even other nationalities,  always meet up every weekends , just to dance and catch up with friends. It is a place for reunion and friends do become family. I always have the stereotype that clubbing is a bad place and associated with drugs , massive alcohol abusing and bad people. But here , it was totally different. I actually made really good and nice friends which turn out to be family. I was shocked because i thought i will just come and meet them and head back home. But they had a cake and backdrop and fire fire stuffs going on, i was like WHATTTT??? hahahaha..anyways we all had fun 😛 Choose your club wisely lah..

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So, after Singapore, i rested and headed straight to Melaka the next day to fetch my parents to Penang. We had a cousin’s wedding to attend on 16th September , which was my birthday also. I rushed back home, showered , had my 3rd coffee, grab my parents and headed on the highway to Penang. I have 2 pet birds which i sent to my aunt’s house (so-called a stay-cation for the birds) and drove off knowing they were in good hands. Driving for about 6-7hours was no joke. My dad and i took turns driving as my mum couldn’t drive the car much. My speed limit,,hahaha,,, i think we better don’t talk about it. Just remember to have a whole large sum of insurance covered if you ever sit in my car and knowing i am the driver (ahem , talking about manual car yea 🙂 ). I am a safe driver so don’t judge before sitting and experiencing my driving ok?? :). My dad is pretty safe and drives slow so it was fine.  Anyways, we reached KL and then Ipoh and then Penang. Hallelujah and thank god we reached by 7pm , like before the earth gets dark and my panda eyes seriously, need a break.

Penang was wet. Like the entire 3 days we were there, the last day it was sunny . The rest of the days, it was pouring rain. We checked in about 7pm plus into VOUK Hotel Suite in Georgetown, Penang. The hotel , at my first impression was, wow!! so many tour buses ah..must be famous lor. The interior of the hotel has Balinese influences which was quite appealing and new.

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You guys need to at least try staying in their suites. I was so happy , you know why??? They even had a massaging chair for goodness sake. I mean, call me a Jakun lah!! like seriously ?? I massaged my body like a few times in a day. Their basic necessities were good , customer service handling were excellent and location was strategic. To my observant, many China tourist do come and stay in this hotel. They have some money business with this hotel which was fine. As long Malaysia earns a bit, why not?? 😀

Okay, back to my cousin’s wedding!! It was Magnificent.. I was an instant bridesmaid on that day so i kid you not i was nervous. The wedding was full of fun and warm because of all family members gathered and it was a reunion. We the Andrews , being Malaysian, we stay far away from each other. So to be honest, we are all busy and only occasions like this , we will try to make sure that we attend and meet up with all the aunt and uncles and hundreds of cousins we have.

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The last day, we met up with my good friend Terrence and his family for breakfast. We went to Bali Hai Seafood Market for some really good dimsum. After breakfast we left to Melaka. The weekend was long for me but i know i haven’t spent much time with any of my other friends or family members. Till the next time we meet i guess??

Onam Festival Singapore 2018 | CarolHerbertWrites

 

On the 11th of Aug 2018, i was invited by a good friend of mine to an Onam festival held by the Republic Polytechnic Singapore. What is Onam? Onam is the biggest and the most important festival of the state of Kerala. It is a harvest festival and is celebrated with joy and enthusiasm all over the state by people of all communities. According to a popular legend, the festival is celebrated to welcome King Mahabali, whose spirit is said to visit Kerala at the time of Onam. Onam is celebrated in the beginning of the month of Chingam, the first month of Malayalam Calendar (Kollavarsham). This corresponds with the month of August-September according to Gregorian Calendar. Carnival of Onam lasts from four to ten days. First day, Atham and tenth day, Thiruonam are most important of all. Popularity and presentation of rich culture of the state during the carnival made Onam the National Festival of Kerala in 1961. Elaborate feasts, folk songs, elegant dances, energetic games, elephants, boats and flowers all are a part of the dynamic festival called Onam. More information can be read in this link .

I personally, didn’t know well about Onam because i am a half Tamil and half Malalayee and i was born to a Christian family which do not emphasis on this. I am a more explorer kinda person. I like exploring other cultures and religions and people from different countries and background. So getting an invite to an Onam festival was kinda big thing for me as i myself get to know what my half ancestors’ festival were like back in India.

I didn’t really know what to expect but i know i will definitely have a good time and make lots of new friends. The event started off with some main key speeches . After that, we had cultural dances and performances  from their home-grown Kerala students that were studying in RP and it was magnificent. One thing that caught my mind was the Chenda Perfomances by the Kerala Beatz. The Chenda is a cylindrical percussion instrument used widely in the state of Kerala . The rhythm to the music really brought out the traditional beat of Kerala.

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On top of that, we were highly anticipating the live performances by Kerala’s renowned band, MASALA COFFEE. At first, i really didn’t know who was this band and i googled about them and found really exciting things about their music and how they fuse music genres of Indian to the mix of folk, blues, pop and rock. You guys need to go and check them out. Hit the YouTube button and listen to them.

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They also served us the traditional Ona-Sadhya which includes 22 authentic recipes that covers your taste buds. Personally i am a foodie. So i don’t segregate food in terms of anything. Any food that is tasty and worth my time is definitely worth the try. Their banana leaf rice was interestingly gorgeous and i didn’t have a nice pic of it due to my hands were busy eating and putting the food in my mouth. But yea, please do go and try other cultures’ food because you will find yourself in another planet indulging the beauty of new flavors.

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My heart was content and happy. Tummy was full. Mind was still pumping its way because of the band . And most definitely i appreciate my international friend that invited me. I truly adore you people. Till the next event i write. CHAO 🙂

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me and my Kerala friends

Melbourne Itinerary (6DAYS) | CarolHerbertWrites

So , i went to Melbourne this year from the 26th of April till the 1st of May 2018 and it was like a super memorable quick holiday i had with my friends. It was a random and immediate plan to book our flights to Melbourne. Once i booked my flight , we started planning for the itinerary already because i always plan my trip ahead and within the budget limit of course. I have some friends staying in Melbourne,Sydney and Perth but due to time constraint and since it was a non planned trip, we only could visit one . Below was the itinerary of my trip.

 

DAY 1 (26.04.2018) : BOUND TO MELBOURNE FROM KUALA LUMPUR

Depart KUL – MEL
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Kuala Lumpur (KUL)

Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) (KUL)
26 Apr 2018, 2230 PM (10:30 PM)

Melbourne – Tullamarine (MEL)

Melbourne Airport (T2) (MEL)
27 Apr 2018, 0820 AM (8:20 AM)

Me and my friend, Terrence took the overnight flight so that we could sleep through and start the next day full days’ on. We didn’t wanna waste time . I would really recommend that you take this kinda flight to save time and you can eventually start touring once you touch down since you will be reaching in the morning. We could check in early provided you call the apartment/AIRBNB/hotel you are staying and inform them in advance ,your flight reaching to Melbourne will be early . Otherwise, some apartments, like the one we stayed (Bella Apartments) offered to keep our luggage at a waiting area until check in so that we can go and do our tour and come back in time but thank god we had our rooms cleaned and we managed to check in by 11am. From the airport to Melbourne city, you can take the shuttle bus or SKYBUS from the airport that costs only 19AUD which is so sufficient for you to get around. You can also get their local sim card that provides internet and calls for free at the airport upon arrival.

DAY 2 (27.04.2018) : MELBOURNE FREE WALKING TOURS

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I came across this Melbourne Free Walking Tours online while doing my research on all the free stuff you could do in Melbourne and all the tours you could join. You can explore Melbourne’s sights with their friendly and knowledgeable local tour guide. Rain, Hail or Shine, I’m Free Tours walk EVERYDAY. No need to book, just turn up and look for your guide in a bright green T-shirt. I will explain in details in the next few posts where have we explored and what to see and do as well. Here are the main list you will get to explore :

  • Federation Square
  • Melbourne’s Laneways
  • Street Art
  • Flinders St Station
  • Yarra River
  • Eureka Tower
  • Hidden bar scene
  • Centre Place
  • Melbourne’s Coffee Culture
  • Block Arcade
  • Chinatown
  • Princess Theatre
  • Melbourne’s Arcades
  • State Parliament of Victoria
  • Bourke St Shopping Mall
  • Old Melbourne Gaol
  • State Library of Victoria
  • Royal Exhibition Centre
  • Carlton Gardens

We managed to cover most of the Melbourne Town within 2-3 hours of walking. Mind you, you at least need a pair of good walking shoes to catch up and memo / camera to capture every details when the tour guide is guiding you through. My oh My! My legs seriously.. It was kinda walking itself already..hahaha…anyways we got through it so thank God for it. The guide was so helpful and i would recommend this tour 100%.

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Night time, we managed to fill up our tummy with some delicious local Korean BBQ cuisine at Yeonga BBQ thanks to Vivian my friend that is based in Melbourne now. Oh how i have miss her ❤ 🙂

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DAY 3 (28.04.2018) : QUEEN VICTORIA MARKET + GREAT OCEAN ROAD/12APOSTLES

Day 3 was most of the exciting day we had. Started the day with some really delicious doughnuts that were the must try in Melbourne. Of course its ShortStop lah. My goodness..how could one miss such appetizing doughnuts. I ordered Maple Walnut & Brown Butter! Goodness gracious..just come and taste for yourself lah..

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After breakfast, we headed to explore the Great Ocean Road / 12 Apostles . It was one of the world’s most scenic coastlines – the Great Ocean Road – carved into sheer cliffs that drop away into the ocean offering commanding views of the waves swelling and crashing onto the rocks and beaches below. Pictures taken were just mind-blowing.

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DAY 4 (29.04.2018) : SOUTH MELBOURNE MARKET + WOOLWORTHS +DFO SOUTH WHARF + STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA

I tell you. Time isn’t really on our side. The amount of steps we took in order to at least see a little part of Melbourne was crazy. My legs :/ .. i couldn’t feel them but they kept wanting to walk and explore. Next, we explored the other side of Melbourne. We strolled around South Melbourne Market to get some really good local breakfast and managed to find some really good, cheap gifts as well to take home. We left to Woolworths (one of the grocery store chain) for cheap chocolates and snacks . I literally shopped till i dropped.. Like seriously.,everything was so cheap my goodness…Then we had to head back to our hotel to put our stuffs back so that we could go to our next destination of shopping which was DFO South Wharf. DFO was a bit like a premium/fact outlet where we could shop for all the branded items with a low price. After shopping, we took our lunch at one of the Mexican restaurants in DFO. Later on, we went for our evening walk at the State Library of Victoria.

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DAY 5 (30.04.2018) : SEVEN SEEDS CAFE + MELBOURNE ZOO + BRIGHTON BEACH

On the last day , we got to explore one of the finest cafes’ in town for breakfast, Seven Seeds Cafe. I ordered a mushroom based meal that consisted of sautéd mushrooms, crispy potato, poached eggs, savoury granola. My friend on the other hand ordered eggs and waffle benedict (smoked ham hock and cheddar waffle, poached eggs, chipotle hollandaise) . Food was up to the level and they really do make it to the MUST TRY list 🙂 They also had seasonal offer of blends & single origin coffees. Coffee,  a must to have every morning i wake up in Melbourne.

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After brunch, we headed straight to Melbourne Zoo. We got to explore so many new animals that we haven’t seen before in real life and instead of watching Animal Planet like i always do, i go to see them for real. I was so happy when i got to see koala and kangaroos like for real. We wanted to head to a petting zoo kinda based but we couldn’t due to time constraint. Well, anyways i am thankful enough i got to see what i wanted to see.

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Once we were done exploring the zoo, we went back to our hotel to check out(because our flight was the next day like around 1am and the apartment wise, you need to check out by 12pm otherwise you will be charged extra) and I went straight to Brighton beach to check out the famous bathing boxes. I kept my luggage at the lobby and took the train downtown. It took me almost 20minutes to reach Brighton Beach from the place i was staying. People were so helpful guiding me to get there . I even saw lemon trees on the way to the beach. A happy jakun kid i was .

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On the way back from the beach, i was heading towards some random strangers to help me take some pics and i ended making new friends. I think my bravery level has top up even higher coz i don’t really like speaking to strangers. I met some Malaysians on the way and some really cool Japanese and French guys. Glad i took the path i didn’t really like, coz now i have more new friends 🙂

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The journey i had in these past few days might be very short and rushing, but the people i met and journeyed with i will definitely cherish the most. Memories were made and i will definitely go back soon!

DAY6 (01.05.2018) : BOUND TO MALAYSIA

Return MEL – KUL
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Melbourne – Tullamarine (MEL)

Melbourne Airport (T2) (MEL)
01 May 2018, 0010 AM (12:10 AM)

Kuala Lumpur (KUL)

Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) (KUL)
01 May 2018, 0635 AM (6:35 AM)

 

#Catch more of my travel adventure pictures in Instagram ( carol_herbert) 😀

Adios and till the next time i fly AGAIN ^v^

Dotty’s Pastries & Coffee | CarolHerbertWrites

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OKay! Hope you have read my post on Ayam Lejen . If you didn’t,,, go back to my previous posts and read it !!! hahahaha … and my other previous posts also. Dotty’s was part of my kl food plan when i plan to come down . It was also one of my bestie birthday as well so we (close friends) decided to throw her a lil surprise. I was supposed to meet her like on a random meet up since i am down in Kl . But then who knows she on the other hand didn’t know a group was waiting behind her back to celebrate her birthday. I randomly searched on a good place for tea time in Kl with a must try background research as i am into trying new things. And hence a few came up to the listing of my Google search. Thank to Google!!!! Dotty’s caught my eye as i am into vintage based interior designing cafes and definitely good pastries and coffee. I read a couple of reviews and they had pretty much good plus points. Decision made, i decided to call the cafe and make my bookings. The person in charge was so kind enough to take my reservation as they strictly say they don’t take reservation and is based on walk ins only. I really cant do walk ins as i was coming from Johor and i will be devastated to not get a sit in this cafe. The supervisor was wiling to reserve a table for us providing we come early . I really thank God for his favor as i definitely know cafes in KL which has a large amount of customers die die also wouldn’t let you do any reservation. This cafe is definitely one of the must go back cafes for me.

Anyways, most of my friends came from different part of KL and i myself came straight from the fried chicken festival that they had in KL so imagine my agenda of the day.. So hectic but full of food and fun. Later only GYM lahh…hahahaha… moving on… So we all gathered at Dotty’s and thankfully the birthday girl had some errands to run and she was kinda late so it was a good surprise for her. The boss actually kept for us all the signature pastries which again made me felt so special. They treated us so well. 100% for their hospitality and services.The place is small but always is full house. So be prepared to line up and don’t be rude. Just wait for your turn because the food is memang sedap ok???

We got to try their custard flavored with salted egg yolk, slightly more sweet than savory which costs about RM11. The cronut (croissant + doughnut ) is soft on the inside like a doughnut and flakey on the outside like a croissant. If you haven’t tried this amazing yet delicious stuff , you don’t know what you’re missing out on. The salted egg yolk mix has a smooth texture and there is a mix of saltiness to give you the hype of eating. We also get to try their Salted Egg Yolk Charcoal Cruffin (RM10). There isn’t much of the strong charcoal flavor , but its less sweet than the cronut and is balanced well with the salted egg yolk mix on top. We had other pastries which were fruit based and caramelious coma and i don’t know what else to say.. It was too GOODDDD!!!!! Can you just go and try it yourselves?? hahahahaha

We were satisfied at the end and her cake came out just in time . I will definitely recommend you guys to go and try this place out.

Address: 20, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 2, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur