Wednesday, 26 August 2015

My Own Fairy Tale is about to Come True

Wedding is complicated, it's not as simple as I thought it would be. At first, I just want to have a simple wedding, like holy matrimony in the morning, then Chinese tea ceremony in the afternoon and finally the wedding dinner reception at night. Yeah, the big picture still will going on like that, but there are so many things that we need to do in between which make it not simple anymore (^▽^) Most of it are related to the tradition which I never imagined before, so I was shocked when my mom told me about it, hahaha XD Chinese really do have a lot of tradition. Not only on the wedding day, but there are also a lot of rituals that we need to do both before and after the wedding. And also, Chinese believe in taboo, we can't do this, we can't do that, there are many things which are not allowed. On the contrary, we have hundreds of rules to follow (^_^;) Our parents are very into this tradition thingy, so there is no way we could skip any of it ~_~ Well, they believe it's for our own good, that's why we need to follow every rule and avoid every taboo. I really appreciate their good intentions <3

Every day is getting nearer and nearer to the D-day. As it's getting nearer, there are also a lot of things which suddenly popped up into our face. For every bride to be, I suggest you to lower your expectation because not everything will go as how you wish for. Hey, not every decision is yours. Sometimes it's your parent's, boyfriend parent's, the family's or even the God's.
"God knows what is best for us"
That's what I told myself when something didn't turn out the way I wanted it to be, a consolation for myself :) We've been preparing the wedding for a year, more or less. There are a lot of ups and downs in the process. But I do enjoy all of it as this is a once in a lifetime experience! =D

"Yes, I do, my prince charming~" <3

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Wayfarer Guest House Malacca (Melaka)


During our trip in Malacca, we stayed at Wayfarer Guest House. We were not in a tour group, thus we need to look for a place to stay ourselves. It was the first thing in my to-do-list after we decided to go Malacca for our holiday.

Wayfarer Guest House is a family-run guest house, located along the historic Melaka river and right in the centre of this historical city of Malacca (locally known as Melaka), Malaysia. Read more about them on their website: wayfarermelaka.com. I decided to book our stay with them because they have a good review, and it is located very near to the popular tourist sites, such as Jonker Walk Night Market (Jonker Street), Stadthuys, A' Famosa, St. Paul's Hill, museums, other historical sites and shopping centres too. We only need a short walk to reach these places, no need to take cab or bus or anything, everything is within walking distance. And mostly guest house does not offer a private bathroom in the room, usually it is shared bathroom. But don't worry, every room at Wayfarer Guest House is attached with a private bathroom, so we don't have to share a bathroom with some strangers, which is great. What attracts me the most was their river view room, lol.

However, I don't think this is a budget guest house as the price they're offering is quite high for a guest house. I would rate it as $$ for money. But the experience I got while staying with them really worth the money! :D We stayed at room 1, the Author Suite with river view balcony. At first, I want to make my reservation at room 6, but unfortunately somebody else has reserved it, so it was unavailable for me.
Location of rooms (source: wayfarermelaka.com)
I don't know about the other room, but I would recommend you either room 1 or room 6 as they have a private river view balcony.

Day view from room 1's balcony

Night view from room 1's balcony

Mind for a selfie? :p

A spacious room with a huge comfy bed, an air-condition, a bathroom and a private balcony.
The bathroom is quite spacious too :)
Oh, they don't have television, but I think we're not going Melaka to watch TV, right?
It would be a waste if we spend our time on TV, lol.

The guest house is the one with white balcony

Don't forget to mention the very comfortable common guest area, totally love it!
Spotted boyfriend is having his coffee there~

I really had a pleasant stay here. The guest house has an old-house interior, which fits perfectly to the historic city of Malacca. And the host, Mrs. Lian was very helpful too. She didn't overwhelm us with guides or information, but she will be there if you need one :)