This is a Thursday's Travels- Anything about previous, current and future (upcoming) travel exploits entry under my Singapore Travel Blog themed blog posts! For more info about the themed blog posts, do read the entry here.
As mentioned in our previous Maldives entry, we had to take a seaplane to our resort. Seaplanes do not come cheap, so when planning for your Maldives holiday, do try to choose a resort that comes with transportation, ideally a ferry service.
For us, we never tried a seaplane before and we had really liked our resort (not sponsored!) and a lot of other resorts were fully booked due to the high season. We decided to splurge in the end.
Honestly, the seaplane experience isn't anything spectacular. Skip it!
This was our view once we landed. Fell in love with the resort even before reaching our rooms!
While waiting to check in, we were served with a cool refreshment. Needless to say, the beer guzzling monster hubby chose a beer.
There are many sorts of accommodation in Maldives actually. You can choose from hotels to resorts. Most honeymooners would splurge on a villa in a resort.
Air tickets to Male via Singapore Airlines - S$1,100
Seaplane transfer - S$1,200
Watervilla - S$5,900
There are beach vilas, which are on land and water villas like the picture above. Of course, a water villa would be the more sought after choice as it's not only Instagram worthy but it's really convenient when wanting to go for a swim. All you have to do is head for a swim from your balcony.
More pictures when walking towards our overwater villa in Maldives.
This is a Monday's Musings - Random thoughts, feelings and musings by Yours Truly entry under my themed blog posts! For more info about the themed blog posts, do read the entry here.
Honestly, I hardly set New Year Resolutions but for 2015, I decided to do so. Best to set goals and work towards it! Let's get straight to the point!
Here are my 10 New Year Resolutions for 2015!
1. Catch up with old pals.
I actually wrote about this on Facebook. I decided I should start putting in more effort to catch up with old pals. Be it through messages or in person. I have already pre-empted people that I am not in Insurance, Property, MLM or Time-Share just incase. LOL!
There are so many friends who have drifted apart throughout the years and while it might be difficult to catch up with everybody, I'll try my best to have at least a good chat with one every week.
2. Write off toxic people.
There are some people who are just not good for you. They spread negativity and that is not something I would want in my life. So.. goodbye and good riddance to toxic people!
3. Work towards a healthier lifestyle.
I have pretty much reached slacker zone after 1.5 years of hardcore-ness. I will try to strike a balance. No carbs and working out 5 times a week is not sustainable for me. Instead I'll try to go low carb and work out every week.
And also try to cut down on way too much sugary drinks. I used to drink 3 cans a day. Time to cut down!
4. Save more money and spend lesser on frivolous stuff.
I'm a SUPER shopaholic but I do save aside moolah for a rainy day. With the Punggol BTO coming really soon, it's time to cut down. Time to save more moolah for the house!
5. Spend more time with family.
As I grow older, I realised how important it is to spend time with family. We only have so much time with them. They are more important than work, hanging out with friends etc.
Family comes first. Always.
6. Let it go.
There are things that can't be explained. There are people who can't be helped. Just let it go. And don't bother. In other words, why give a flying fuck to such things?
I have friends who are extremely opinionated. After a while, I just turn a deaf ear to them or well, let it go.
7. Try to be less messy.
Almost impossibru. 30 years of my life, messy all the way.
But I'll try for my new place.
8. Start new projects
I've been talking about starting new projects with 3 separate parties for the longest time. Time to make at least one of it happen this year.
9. Sleep earlier.
I sleep really late everyday and it's really bad for me. Shall try to sleep earlier from now on. Need more rest!
10. Improve on my punctuality.
I'm usually late for work because I oversleep. (i.e. Look at the point above). Usually when it comes to gatherings, meetings, events, appointments, I don't have a problem. I endeavour to improve my punctuality! Sleep early, wake up earlier, go to work early! I shall try!
These are the 10 New Year Resolutions that I've set for 2015. What are yours like? Do comment!
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Well, this is my Monday's Musings entry. Sorry for the long wall of text! I hope that you've enjoyed reading this nadnut's New Year Resolutions for 2015 musing piece! Are there any other topics that you'll like to hear from me? Do comment and I'll muse about that
Don't get me wrong, I love Christmas. I just hate decorating shit, wrapping presents and buying presents. Sometimes buying presents can be a chore, especially if it's hard buying things for each other.
Honestly, I prefer not buying presents for Christmas. Like for Skai aka c(hubby) and I. We hardly buy presents with each other. If we do, it's usually bought in presence of each other.
Isn't buying presents for Christmas like exchanging gifts for each other? Why not just concentrate on buying presents for birthdays?
BFF and I usually just buy presents for each other (for Christmas only) by asking each other to choose a present and we'll just purchase it! For Fidel's birthday, I brought her to Sephora and ask her to just pick something.
Okay, I'm the Christmas (present) grinch. :p I don't mind buying presents for people who I know what they want. If not, it's so hard!
Anyway, here are just some presents I really dislike receiving. Well, I dunno about you but I feel that these are also presents that most people would rather not receive. Don't mind, perhaps. But rather not. I could be wrong though!
1. Photo frames.
Who gives photo frames these days? And why? They just smell of 'recycled presents'.
2. Shower gel gift set.
Unless it's an interesting flavour that you know I'll like, it would just be 'Oh it's an easy present'. I did buy a Philosophy Shower Gel set for Esther for her birthday though! But it was a birthday themed present and I know Esther likes pretty packaging!
3. Weird ornaments.
Probably would look more like souvenirs. Some weird chopstick set? It'll just be clutter.
4. Stuffed toys.
Unless you are below 15 years old.
WHY? Seriously just give me chocolates instead!
Unless you know what the person wants, it might not fit. Then it'll be troublesome to get it exchanged.
Here are some tips on giving better gifts.
Find out what the person wants.
Sephora vouchers, Taka vouchers works well. Let the person choose what they'll like.
Let's be honest here, sometimes it's basically just a small token for Christmas. One gives because, it's the thing to do. A little chocolate or snack would be easy. While boring, you can hardly go wrong here. Unless that person has a nut allergy or something.
Well, this is my Monday's Musings entry. Sorry for the long wall of text! I hope that you've enjoyed reading this Things You Do Not Want For Christmas musing piece! Are there any other topics that you'll like to hear from me? Do comment and I'll muse about that