Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Bali - Jln Legian/ Jln Keborokan - Shopping Paradise - Part 3

For us ladies here, we really enjoyed walking along Jln, Legian and Jln Keborokan.  Truly a shopping paradise for us.  We love arts and crafts and for me, not just the shopping is fun. I enjoyed trying out my new Nikon , taking shots of all stuff at different settings and mind you... I am pleased with the Nikon and me being able to handle it,  All the photos turned out good :)  

love the deco inside the boutique...as the younger girls were looking
at the clothes, I was busy shooting the lamp...
beautiful lamp shade
taken with 35mm f1.8 lens
with natural lighting

love this shot...

the younger girls enjoy strolling along this road
in sunny weather...and the older girl aka Elin was 
busy taking photos of the place :)
the guys went to another place coz they cant tag along
while we shop. They went for a drink..bonding time
for son and dad while we shop till we drop :p

we came to this wood craft shop
selling all my favorites wooden bowls, pizza base etc
I managed to lug back a pizza base and salad bowl :p

would love to lug all these back but
knowing WB, he will faint seeing my loot

since I cant lug back all these beautiful hand crafted kitchen ware
I will just take a photo of what to buy on my next trip :)



beautiful wooden bowls and boards

I can't help going through all the stuff in the shop..fingering the
delicate sauce dish...mmmm I only wish I could
buy back all the stuff hahaha WB will faint

my girls Joanna and  Elaine loves all the glass lamps in this shop

beautiful lamps

they too wished they could lug back some of the glass lamps 
:)

see how beautiful the glass lamps are

this is what caught my eyes too but too bad cant
lug them back so we just admire them
drink in the beauty as much as we could


statue of a Balinese girl sending out a greeting

beautiful dreamcatchers  - but unfortunately for us the shop was closed for that day
or we would have lug one back


love this quote 

another shop selling wooden kitchen wares

art and crafts shop..we spent almost an hour here looking
through all the stuffs and as usual can't lug 
them back..our luggage fare is for only 20kg
my wooden pizza board and salad bowl
has taken a bulk of the 20kg :p

saw this beautiful lamp shades ( handmade )
could not resist taking a pic of it
awesome !


I want to go back to this beautiful island again.  Their handmade crafts and arts bewitched me ! The people are warm and beautiful in characters....always smiling !  

Monday, 15 February 2016

Bali - Night Scene - Seminyak/ Legian -Part 2

Bali is even more beautiful by night. Actually night life is interesting. Shops are still opened till 10pm and some till 11pm.  Cafes and eateries are packed with tourists especially Australian and other parts of the world.  And it is safe to walk along the road even in the night.  Somehow, it is so different from Malaysia.  And every night, we reached our villa by 10.30pm.  Cab fare is cheap.  A few ringgit from one end of the town to the other end :) but most of the days we walked and enjoyed the night scene. It feels safe and people are nice.  


Even their dogs are healthy looking and friendly..just like their owners hahaha sorry for the comparison but seriously, their dogs are rounded , clean and healthy and even their dogs looked happy. We feel happy too surrounded by positive vibes.  People there don't mind their dogs roaming outside their cafe and some even allowed their dog inside their eateries.  A tourist attraction, I guess.  

our first night here and we were out late into the night
enjoying some night photography especially me...
this is the only time, my Josh can teach me some hand on lessons
on night photography :p

the roads are narrow in Bali but the drivers have high tolerance
if we want to cross the road, just put out your hand and they
will stop for you to cross...and some will just stop without us having
to use our hands to stop them :)
Malaysian drivers should learn from them :p

the busy night scene but it is beautiful 
weather was fine breezy at night :)

we went to a famous beach club called Potato Head
to chill out and experience the beautiful beach
but too dark to take a photo of the beach but
managed to capture just a portion of the club.
security is tight and we have to empty our handbag
or backpack before entering the beach club
coz this place is packed with tourists

trying out my photography skill...
love the bicycle deco of this boutique
the shops along this road are boutiques and craft shop

their boutiques opened till late in the night :)
a shopping paradise for the ladies

Bali is artist paradise...the people are arty and talented in craft
their pictures are hung on the side wall of the shop
this is a test of my photography skill at taking night shots :)
can pass for an amateur :p

Bali is famous for their spa and massage..
we didnt go for any coz we are all ticklish people

the back lanes are all lighted up and have security guards
whom are all very warm and helpful...once we were lost in getting to the beach
at night, they came to our help :) so nice of the Balinese

they have a lot of Bistro to caters to the tourists
their western food are good too

Balinese dance to entertain the guests
beers are cheap too :)  tourists will sit and
chill out with their family and watch
the Balinese dance...

this picture was taken from opposite the road
I am amazed at my skill...able to take such a sharp
clear picture for a night scene hehehe my son should
be proud of his old student...me :)

spotted a wine shop and I could not resist but took one shot of the shop
am proud that there is no reflection on the glass panel :)

thought this cafe is interesting...something different
the deco is so arty :)

beautiful Balinese restaurant....

this is another shot taken with different camera setting :)

this is another cafe where tourists chill out with their family and friends
 and sipping their wine and beer watching the night scene ...interesting :)


Bali is beautiful at night :)



Sunday, 14 February 2016

Bali - Seminyak Town - Part 1



Bali is a beautiful island , mystical and full of cultural crafts.  The place is so mystical that when I landed in Denpasar , I fe The Balinese people are warm and full of tolerance. The place offers delicious food and seafood are fresh in Jimbaran ( beach ) and I enjoyed taking pictures of the island with my camera.  Looking at Bali through the lens and the lens will never lie even under the hand of an amateur like me :)  We were there for a few days before the Chinese New Year and had our reunion dinner in Bali :) the most exciting family holiday for us this year :)   

Bali is a great place for me to learn using my new Nikon DSLR with my son and daughter to give me hand on lessons...hahaha needless to say I am the most happiest person on earth during our stay in Bali.  I get hand on lessons on photography for free , delicious food and great bonding time with my family...what more could I ask .  God is good all the time and He granted us safe journey to and back and gave us fine weather when we were there.  Supposed to be rainy season during our stay  but it was sunny all through...so hot in fact that I am darker and look Balinese myself :p

We want to come back to  Bali again as we still have not cover Ubud and Lavina .  We realised that if we want to see the whole of Bali we need at least ten days. We feel so relaxed for it is so safe to walk around even late in the night,  unlike back home where you really fear for your life.  

...their villas are beautiful


random shot of the entrance of a villa

love the Balinese architecture.

Balinese Hindu temple

they have a lot of boutiques along their main road

motor bikes and taxis are common sight in Bali
the cab drivers are polite and most of them can speak English

the people are warm and have high tolerance..
if you want to cross the road, just lift your hand and
they will instantly stop for you...and give you a smile
and sometimes they just stop for you to cross...mmm
I am impressed...simple and happy people

people are very relaxed and are not stressed...
I don't mind buying a home here :)

when in Bali, take the Blue Bird Cab...metered one so
won't get conned



Hinduism is the main religion in Bali 

shopping paradise for tourists

my girls are walking along the street in a very relaxed mood
unlike in KL or Ipoh...no way we can enjoy the  peace,
we will be under constant fear of snatch thieves :p

the street is lined with trees and motor bikes :)

the trees gave shades and it is nice to walk along the street

go for authorised money changer ...don't go for unauthorised one even 
if the exchange is good.  I changed mine before leaving for Bali :)

they have good cafes in Bali cater for the tourists and you can get Gelato
every nook and corner :)

every where you see bikes :) and tourist can rent their bikes for
a cheap rate for the day...

many boutiques along the road and my girls love it !

roads are narrow but neat and clean

you can see how free and easy my girls were...hahaha 
relaxed and having no fear of snatch thieves that makes walking in Bali 
much more enjoyable....me too..taking shots with my Nikon
testing my skill after being given tips and hand on lessons :p

saw some artsy stuff as we walked along the road

glass industry ....the jars are in all shapes and sizes


stay tuned ...more of Bali in my next post :)