Sunday, November 30, 2008

Cruise know-it-all.

I have had quite a few people asking me about the cruise, like: how much it cost, what do we do there etc etc.

The problem is, I didn't take many pictures this time around! Or at least, pictures of the ship/activities. *shifty eyes* So I came up with a brilliant idea! I am going to post some of the cruise pictures that I didn't get to post up the last time, and hopefully give you all at least a rough idea of how being on the ship is like. :P

For the past 2 times, we went on the Superstar Virgo, supposedly the largest, most luxurious ship amongst them all (our first ever cruise was on the Superstar Aries).

(all pictures below are from end 2006)

Baby Virgo-- a ship model at the waiting area before you check into the ship.

Yes, there are the same customs/checking procedures as you would observe in a airport! 'Cause the cruises would usually go across international borders.

You can pick the destinations-- for example, the Virgo goes to different destinations (such as Langkawi, Redang, Phuket etc) for different cruises. In 2006, we departed from Port Klang to Singapore, whereas this time around, we took the cruise to Nowhere.

Meaning... the ship just goes to the middle of the sea and stops there wtf. -_-

My mom actually wanted us to take the Phuket cruise, but unfortunately they only do it during weekdays, and I can't take any leave, so weekend cruise to nowhere it is, boo.

Virgo in the flesh! Or tin body, hahaha wtf.

The very grand lobby. Look at those glass lifts! It should give you a rough idea of how massive the ship is right. :P

This is how I looked like in end 2006!
Relegated to sleep on the top bunk as usual, 'cause I am the shortest. T__T

And OHHH! The top bunk can actually be folded to lean against the wall! Because the cabin is really really small. -_-

I actually have a picture of the room. but unfortunately, it has Teeny in it-- Teeny in her Dark Ages to be precise, and I just know that she will KILL me if I post it up, haha.
Anyway, basically it's a room with 2 single beds at a glance. But it is actually a room for 4 people-- the pulled-down top bunk, and a pulled-out sofa bed. We would have taken the Balcony Rooms, which are way more spacious and luxurious, but unfortunately it only fits 3 people. :(

The top bunk even comes with a safety belt WTFFF.
Look at how sad I looked to have to sleep there! T_T

The ballroom-- spot the pianist!
There will be one night where a fancy dinner will be held, called the "Captain's Night", whereby you will get to dine with the cruise Captain! Damn cool right!

We woke up one morning and to our shock, we saw a guy outside our window!!! But we were in the middle of the sea!!!!
Turns out he was cleaning the windows wtf.

Caught red-handed!!!! Stealing food from the kid's area. *shifty eyes*

But this time around, we are way cleverer! While we took food from the kid's area, we say very loudly to no one in particular, "I WONDER WHETHER BOBBY OUR BROTHER WILL LIKE THIS *insert name of food we were stealing*" HAHAHAHAHAHA.

The theatre! Where we watched the acrobatic show (I think they have different shows for different cruises), when all we really want to watch is the topless show WTF.

Sisters circa 2006! At one of the many flight of stairs-- there are altogether 12 stories in the ship!

Roman influences on the deck.

The pool by day and by night: gorgeous both ways! :)
The pool is set on the highest deck btw, and it's entirely al fresco... It's an AWESOME feeling to be swimming there!

Mad woman on Virgo.

Helipad! While I was posing, I kept on rushing Teeny 'cause I was worried that a helicopter would land on me WTFF.

'I am the queen of the world!'

Anyway, regarding the cost of the cruise, I am not entirely sure how much it costs, as my mom just deducts points from her Genting card. But according to her, the price is seasonal-- sometimes it's higher and sometimes it's cheaper.

According to the website, the price starts from USD255 though. Food is fully inclusive, so you literally can march to anywhere and eat to your heart's content. Nevertheless, there are a few restaurants which you have to pay, so do be careful where you eat wtf.

As for what to do there, a cruise is really for relaxation. That is, to just eat and chill. :P There are, of course, activities all planned out, which will be laid out in the itinerary. I would suggest to pick a cruise with a destination, as the ship will then stop there, and you can disembark for a little sightseeing. In my opinion, a cruise is best to go on with a few good friends, 'cause it can get boring if you do not like a slow pace. Or bring your loved one so you can pass the day by having wild sex WTF.


Enough with going back to the past, here are more pictures from the recent cruise weekend! :)

That's a swimsuit cover-up-- it was BATHING SUIT TIME! :D

Exposure of skin makes us a little wonky in the brain. :P

With a packet of chocolates in my hand! Haihhhh tak insaf-- right before going out in public in a bikini, still want to binge on junk food WTF.

In the lift:

It wasn't till AFTER we did all these silly poses that we remember it was a glass lift. *shy*

The pool discriminates short people! >=(

The shallowest end starts with 4.8 feet. T___T

So we stuck with the boiling hot jaccuzi instead. :P

Blocking the stairs to the jaccuzi so that we could have the jaccuzi to ourselve WTF.

Swam until the skies turned dark!!!!
Haha no la, actually we only went to the pool at 6pm, heh.

Trying to lift the ruffles on my bikini bottom. Curtsy wtf.
Omg why do I have to tiptoe so much! :O

Teeny's first bikini! *shy*

Tiptoeing again. T__T


Look closely at my header...

It was on this same cruise that I took that picture of me in the pink bikini!! :P :P :P

And 2 years later. ;)

Should I be making a new header with pictures from the cruise this time around ar. -___-

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Cruise Getaway.

Ok, continuing on my cruise weekend!
I am on a mission here, 'cause the last time I went on a cruise (end 2006), I resolved to blog all about it-- but ended up not doing so... So now I must!

Camwhoring in our room which is barely bigger than a shoe box, SIGH.
And this is the outfit I was referring to here where my mom called me an Indian woman wtf.

Plenty of time to camwhore while waiting for everyone to get ready. One bathroom, 4 vain women-- bad combination!

Jing looks so pretty here! *heart*

Teeny munching away on her necklace. -__- 'Cause too eager for breakfast but we took so long to get ready wtf.

That thing that my arm was resting against-- that's actually the upper bunk bed!!!!
Haihhhh very hard to explain, I show you all in my next post. T__T

Outfits! :)

Teeny, with her new cheap-ass Cotton On shoes.

She bought it in S'pore, during one of our meet-ups in Orchard last week. There was an array of colors for the shoes, but the moment I saw her picked electric blue, I eyed her warily and asked her, "Confirmed you brought a lot of blue clothes to wear in S'pore right!!!"

At first she denied. But you all will later see that all her outfits in S'pore are blue! She purposely bought a pair of flats to match her outfits in S'pore. -___- \
I know my sister too well!!

Jing, who only brought flats to wear on the ship, 'cause her feet was dead from all the walking she, Teeny and mommy did (without me I might add, 'cause I was at work T_T) in the days before the cruise.
But who looks in envy whenever she saw me clicking my heels (fine more like stomping wtf)) on the wooden deck!

Floral button-down top: Thrifted
Denim overalls with braided straps: Free Fusion, Target Australia

Bracelets/bangles: Thrifted/Diva
Beige suede heels: Topshop

Tummy status: Protruding wtf

O.M.G. This is too rare to not post up! My skin looks so so nice here! T___T

Breakfast time!
Fine, ok, it was LUNCH time. 'Cause we only woke up at noon. T_T
We were trying to decided what to do/where to eat by looking at the itinerary, and my mom was like: "Errrr I think we can just ignore the top half of the page 'cause we have missed half of the activities in the day already" wtf

We decided to sit outside on the deck, so that we can enjoy the light sea breeze.
And that's my mommy there! :)

Mommy used to have gorgeous long curls, but she snipped it off one day, and voila, stylish bob!

Mommy's darlings:

Eldest: Teeny calls me Man (my name in Cantonese) the Elderly. -____-

Middle: Middle child syndrome-- attention-hogger wtf

Youngest: Mommy's pet!

SO HOWW!! Which one of us look like mommy the most? :P

Sitting on my mom's lap-- my mom is thinner (but taller) than me, god, life is unfair wtf-- I was so afraid I would break her bones or something! T_T

But I used to sit on my mom's lap all the time (until Jing and Teeny was born la stupid things, fight for attention with me wtf)-- in the car's front seat, reading story books, revising, sing-alongs.. The good old days. :P

Err, if you think I was kidding when I said that Star Cruises *might* close down because of the way we eat, think again, hahaha!

We decided to play some board games, so we went to borrow some form the activity centre.

Squinty Jing-- she has the sun with a vengeance, haha.

We settled on Scrabble! And yes, this is the same table as the food-laden table depicted in a few pictures before this-- we managed to clear off quite a bit yo!
The leftover food here are supposed to be snacks/brain fuel food for us during the game! :O

Err, left the deck for greener pastures. Or rather shadier pastures, haha.
The deck was getting rather sunny and hot... Bad for scrabble chi-chi! So we moved indoors. :)

(as you can see, we moved our food along with us too wtf)

Teeny's victory sign, 'cause she was leading in the game.
SIGH, lost to a girl who used to think WIT is spelled as WHEAT wtf.

Jing, the infamous sore loser, who cannot lose, no matter what. Here she is, taking the game super seriously, and looking damn grouchy, HAHA.

Which is no surprise, especially when Teeny and I pretend to be blind while playing the game HAHAHAHAHHA.

Irritating Jing further hehehe. Teeny and I are at PERPENDICULAR angles! (the word later came up in a competitive game of Pictionary wtf)

Mmmm, playing board games with a warm cup of tea, and the sea beneath you, beside you, around you, now that's a smashing feeling. :)