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[Travel] Kyoto Couple Kimono Experience

3 May

One of the best things we experienced in Kyoto:

Couple Kimono Rental

It was just fun, especially when we got to play dressed up together!

Upon arrival, we were greeted by the friendly stylist and her assistant who speak a little bit of English. They so patiently showed me the delicate designs that they carry and opened the cover one by one for me to choose the one that I like. Contrary to my usual self (who likes loud and fanciful designs), this time I opted for a plain design with small prints of colourful flowers on it. It makes me look more like a “wife” figure I thought.

Then I got to choose the belt, cord and an inner scarf before the dressing up process began. It does involve professional skill to put on as it has so many layers and knots. I was so happy when I am all dressed up, and just when I was admiring myself in the Kimono in front of the mirror, I remembered the first question that popped up on my mind was: So… How do I go toilet in this?

It came with matching tote bags (for both of us) and a complete hair styling session with accessories. Japanese are so into details and they always make sure customers are genuinely happy with them.

Kelvin chose a dark purple kimono to match my outfit. And I recalled he was joking with me, doubting whether he can last whole day and function properly in that attire. In fact he did! We walked almost 10000 steps in our kimonos and geta (slippers)!!

We explored the Arashiyama area, walked around Togetsukyo Bridge and visited the infamous bamboo groves.

The Best Thing?

We’ve got a photographer with us!!

This was also the first time we worked with a Japanese photographer. He followed us so patiently and took pictures of us without giving cues. So we felt really carefree and natural. The pictures I showed here are just few from the 500 pictures he took for us (YES, IT’S THAT MANY!)

Special thanks to Ume Sakura kimono rental for dressing us up in these beautiful couple kimono set! Unlike most kimono rentals who offer fancy and colourful designs to tourists, Ume Sakura provides traditional real Kyoto style kimono rental service. So if you are interested to dress up in authentic Kyoto style kimono next time when you are in town, you know where to go 🙂

Visit their website HERE or connect with them via Facebook for updates.

I hope you enjoy this post entry as much as I enjoy writing it. It was an amazing experience that I would definitely recommend for you and your partner next time when you are in Kyoto.

XOXO Eryn

 

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曾经

21 Dec

Wedding Bands

不知不觉,我们来到了年末浪漫的季节。空气中弥漫着悠悠的爱的芬芳,我们带着喜悦的心情穿梭于一场又一场美丽的婚礼。

在衣香鬓影窜动之间,在婚礼进行曲徐徐的在耳边响起之际,我默默的思索着,新人脸上坚定的表情。

女孩仿佛悄悄的闭上了双眼,回忆着许多曾经美好过的曾经。

在星空下的约定,和无数个幸福快乐的时刻,仿佛把我们带回昨日的曾经。曾经温柔的拥抱,夏天的风,甜美的吻,无眠的夜… 我们在爱情的路上,投入过多少个热情的怀抱,拥有过多少次撕心的奔逃。回忆像幻灯片,闪过一个个深爱过的面孔,一个个刻骨铭心的名字。我们曾经那么真诚,那么不顾一切,温暖的爱着…

这一天,女孩微笑着,带着感恩的心,感谢所有曾经深爱过却无法走到最后的人,向多么美好的曾经正式的告别了。

睁开双眼,看着身穿白纱的女孩用接近哽咽的声音说出了厮守的决心。所有昨日炽热眷恋的曾经,就在套上指环的瞬间,

烟消云散…

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Why Do You Need Honeymoon? [Bali Exclusive]

3 Sep

The items on your wedding plan are all checked, invitation has been sent out, you have got your perfect dress and shoes, and your tailored ring is done and delivered, you are now left with one last thing —> Honeymoon!

Many girls had told me they have splurged so much on the wedding and would like to wait for a few months or a year until they save enough (leaves and money) to go Santorini, Bora Bora or Hokkaido… Well, think about it. What is the true reason behind a honeymoon?

You need some quality get together time!

Why should you go honeymoon straight after your wedding?

Here’s 5 reasons I have come up with:

1. Both of you need a rest after months of preparation, stress and working on the wedding.

2. This is probably the one and only time your boss thinks you deserve a holiday. You’ll get easy approval and your collegues will be more willing to cover for you. And it’s part of your working benefit!

3. You can spend some quality time together (instead of getting straight into mundane life) and gain understanding on each other’s expectation of marriage. For better adaptation to each other’s lifestyle. (Trust me, it ain’t gonna be easy…)

4. You do not (yet) have to worry about who will be taking care of you little baby at home. (from Eryn’s survey, a lot of girls regretted that they did not go honeymoon straight after the wedding and later when they were available and loaded with money, they’re pregnant!) Life…

5. Your new husband will see you as jewel and does everything he could to impress you. Not to say that he won’t do that as time goes by, you just don’t wanna miss this opportunity, do you?

Yes, I know. You have budget, you can’t take long leave, you so wanted to go Santorini, blah blah blah… You may think people often go far far away for honeymoon (like my friend Joanne who toured around Europe with her hubby, who doesn’t fancy that!) But you should really do it now. And that’s the reason for my post today, we can always work within a budget. Today I am showing you my “budget” short honeymoon which in total cost us less than RM5,000 (inclusive of EVERYTHING!)

For certain reasons, (like most newly wedded couple, we couldn’t take long leave and have no intention to spend too much) my husband Kelvin and I went Bali for 4 days for our honeymoon. We booked this villa located at Jimbaran through www.theahimsa.com and it turned out to be great 🙂

Disclaimer: I am sorry to bored you with these pictures if you have already seen them on my facebook. But since it was so nice, you might as well see it again and seriously think about to spend your honeymoon in Bali 🙂

Day 1

While waiting to board the plane.
We were picked up by the resort driver and served mixed berries welcoming drinks!
With a heart shape chocolate cake 🙂
Open concept living area.
Private pool…
Fluffy bed…
We had this flower bath almost everyday, and the flowers smell so good!
Having seafood dinner under the stars.
At Jimbaran beach with live music. We requested for a chinese song “月亮代表我的心” 🙂 To be honest, I initially thought that Kelvin would have proposed here!

Day 2
We have the cook and butler preparing our breakfast “in-house”. They will call you the night before to confirm on the time you wanna have breakfast and they will come in according to your liking.
They provide an impressive menu for you to choose from. On top of that you can also hire musician to play Balinese music instruments while you have your breakfast.
We didn’t do so because our next door neighbour ordered it that morning. And we can enjoy it for FREE 😀
Stretched a little bit, enjoying the sun~
Have a cup of coffee… It’s weird that coffee taste and feel completely different here in Bali. Probably I always associate coffee with work… and so drinking coffee on vacation was a bit… awkward?
Gear up for the beach!

“Babe, is that a beach towel that you are carrying in your bag!??”

“Yeah, why? You want me to squeeze in yours?”

“…..”

Ahimsa beach resort has a special section reserved for their guest, complimentary! I still remember how we used to pay for the chair and umbrella while we were at Kuta beach with Patricia, Jamaline and Seet.
Thanks to the german guy who was kind enough to give up his cigarette and help us on this picture 🙂

When we got back to the resort later that day, the masseurs are already waiting! Massage session also part of the package… Value for money isn’t it?
And just when I was showering and get ready for the dinner, the chef and decorator arrived.
“Darling, I wanna bring this back to JB…”
While the chef preparing the feast 🙂
Our pool-side candle light dinner.

I wish we still have that much to talk about when we are 50.

Day 3
I just can’t help to showcase our everyday breakfast! Bali style.
Getting ready to go explore Bali. We called up the reception and ask them to send us to Kuta beach. (Also free…)
Kuta beach.
Eryn got her banana coffee!
The view was breathtaking.
While I watch the waves, Kelvin was digging pipis… (Of course, he didn’t succeed.)
I love ocean just that you know.
We then headed Uluwatu monkey temple to watch the Kecak dance. The thing with this temple is, it’s full of monkeys!!! And tourist has to be extra careful cos’ the monkey like snatching things from you. Their favourite items including glasses, sunglasses, scarfs, hat, jewellery and believe it or not, they snatched a girl’s bra before… So, make sure you look out for that!
Enjoying the sunset….
We then being sent to this Italian restaurant PEPeNERO for dinner. I must said, Italian cuisine tastes as good in Bali.
It was so nice when we can just chill and do nothing…
Day 4
Japanese breakfast!
In Bali, we spent everyday strolling down the white sanded beach.
Life is a journey indeed. And how nice if we can walk this journey together with the person we love.

Above the cloud with peace from Bali…

Well, I hope it gives you an insight of how Bali would fit into your itinerary when you plan your honeymoon. Of course, if you have time and money, it is better to go for a longer vacation for honeymoon. Because then you will have more time to spend with your life partner and build stronger foundation for your marriage.

Wishing all of you who is going for honeymoon, an enjoyable and memorable time, and a happily married life 🙂

XOXO, Eryn

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