Rabu, 12 Desember 2012

Backpackmoon Day 2: HK Disneyland

Haaaiiii... This is the second post of honeymoon backpacking :p

On Thursday we decided to go to Disneyland Hong Kong. We thought Thursday was the right time, coz it's not weekend yet, so we assumed the theme park wouldn't be too crowded. We took MTR to Tung Chung/Disneyland Resort Line, and arrived at Disneyland at 10 am. It's the opening time, yayy!! Just in time :D

Disneyland Resort Line MTR was designated in Disneyish cuties... Made us happy! :D

By the way, ticket was quite expensive. For one-day Ticket, you must pay HKD 399... it's about Rp 500.000. But for the Disney experience (well, I was a BIG FAN of Disney movies!!) we'd pay for it! We chose HK Disneyland over HK Ocean Park (some travel websites would advise young adult to go to Ocean Park, as it offers education & thrilling theme park -- while Disneyland is suitable for kids).

Tadaaa! The famous Sleeping Beauty's castle! Finally we have our own photo in front of it!! Kyaaaa!!!!

There were many many many tourists & most of them wearing cute outfits while I was not =__=
Well, nothing much can be packed inside a backpack right? :P

Some Japanese tourists asked my hubby to take their picture

So many photo spots, yay!!! Lucky us, we brought a tripod :p

And also, many souvenir shops selling cute stuffs (VERY expensive). Let's try some silly hair accessories!

Oh yeah, don't forget to watch Disney magical philharmonic (duh, I forgot the show's name!) It's scheduled a few times a day, make sure you don't miss it! The show was magical! It's like a cabaret, with live dancing & singing of Disney songs. I could sing most of the songs hahahaha (in my childhood I bought Disney sound track cassettes & memorize the song :)))))

We also visited a castle of doll... At first I was lazy to go inside (I thought, maybe I'll be bored inside). But then I saw the doll was cuuuteeeeee...... I became a little girl again ^o^
Cute dolls from all around the world & around Disney scenes...

We also took an adventurous boat along wild river with (robotic) wild animals. Nice adventure! 
They're robot, can you believe it??? Or were they real??

I was reaaalllly tired at that point. Tired tired tired (remember the journey before this backpackmoon?) I walked slowly & wanted to sleep anywhere I could sit. Thanks hubby for understanding my tiredness :p

I slept during this Lion King cabaret =__= Actually it's a wonderful show, it's just me being so tired.

Then we rode roller coaster of Grizzly Gulch...
One of the most fun & thrilling ride! Yihaaaaa!!

It started to rain when we arrived at Toy Story Land...
Not much thing to play at TSL, and I don't want to ride the "kora-kora" thing. *coward*

Well, actually Disney's attractions are designed for young kids. Just a few ride for "screaming" thing, ex: Grizzly Gulch roller coaster (not too scary) and one in Toy Story Land (didn't try). So if you want to raise your adrenaline, Disneyland is not for you.

But I have some favorite attractions:
1. Buzz Lightyear ride
2. Winnie the Pooh's cute ride
3. Grizzly Gulch ride
4. Disney Philharmonic blabla
*I'll correct the name of the attractions once I open Disneyland's website, okay

It's 10 minutes before Disney attraction's closing time (6 pm) when we got back to Sleeping Beauty Castle. The castle closes at 6 pm to prepare the spectacular firework. Spent some minutes buying souvenirs and by the time we're finished from the souvenir shop, people was soooo crowded waiting for the firework!

Minutes before the spectacular Disney firework. Crowded!!
And we saw the beautifullll attraction :)
Happily ever after!!!!

Some lessons I gained from Disneyland HK:
  • It's okay to wear fashionable clothes, as most of the attractions sell cuteness, not adrenaline. It's also acceptable to wear long skirt (I saw a fashionable woman wearing long tutu skirt & high heels =_=) but wear legging please || If you wanna go to Universal Studio Singapore, you MUST wear pants
  • Wear cotton. So hot there!!!!!
  • Do not buy any photos of you in some attractions (example: at Winnie the Pooh's ride, a machine took our photo, and the price was $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$)
  • Canned biscuits at souvenir shop is cuuuteeee but expensive too. And the can contains the smallest cookies I've ever seen. Blah. Too expensive for that amount of money (except if you wanna collect the vintage tin).
  • Finish all the attractions before 6 pm
  • No need to take pictures with Disney characters if you wanna rush finishing all the attractions
  • Better you learn about Disney characters before going there, it will add more fun heheheheh
See you on the next day's story!

Photos: mostly by my hubby & his tripod :p

Selasa, 27 November 2012

We're Backpackers! Not Honeymooners!

One day after 2nd reception, me & my husband went backpacking! Aha! It should be a honeymoon, but we did a little bit mistake by planned to go to Hongkong, a faraway city we've never been before. We've spent quite a lot of money on the airplane (it was low cost airline though), and we should tight our budget at the city.

How could it be a honeymoon, when all day, all you want is to explore the city? Walking through MTR stations and sight-seeing. Remember, we went there just a few hours after all-the-wedding-hectic-things, and it was sooooooooo tiring @____@

But after all, this wonderful trip is memorable :) We did enjoy it, right, my hubby??
Just a tip for bride wannabe: It will be MUCH MORE COMFORTABLE planning honeymoon at Bali / Lombok, for a quiet, peaceful sanctuary... Be relaxed after your wedding day. No need to rush going sightseeing. Or, you can go faraway but maybe by joining a tour agency. Less walk and less getting lost, hahahaha..

Here's some pictures & first day honeymoon backpacking story...

Surabaya Juanda (Jetstar Airways) - Changi Airport (Tiger Airways) - Hong Kong!! But not that easy, really.
First stop: Singapore's Changi Airport. Arrived at 8.30 pm and spent the whole night at Changi!! Hehehehe...

Our belongings. Families were shocked: how could we bring only 2 backpacks when we had 5 days to spend on honeymoon? Well, I told you it's not honeymooon...

Eating burgerking. Aha. Self timer camera.

Cheers! "We still have 6 hours to spend here!" said my husband. (Tripod & self timer camera)

Going to 11 pm, people started to sleep everywhere. Literally everywhere.

Hey, there's a Snooze Lounge at Terminal 3 for free! Can we sleep there??

Oh no! It's fully loaded!! Hmmmm quite comfortable isn't it?

Let's just sleep at some couch... *picture is for illustration only*

A few tips to sleep at Changi Airport: BRING YOUR INFLATABLE NECK PILLOW!! Argh I left that thing at my home :( It's as low as Rp 25.000 in Indonesia, but at airport they cost 5x higher. It will be really useful too for long journey at the airplane. Less neck tension.
And also, BRING YOUR WARMEST JACKET. It will be really cold at midnight at the airport...

At 2 am we woke up and planning to go to LCCT to catch our 5 am flight to Hongkong. Our pity, we slept at Terminal 3, and to go to LCCT there's a bus at Terminal 2. Buuuut the express vehicle from Terminal 3 to 2 was UNDER CONSTRUCTION until 5 am @___@ so we walked about 40 minutes to Terminal 2. Subhanallah... Morning workout, yeah??

To make the story short, finally we arrived at Hongkong! Alhamdulillaah...

We checked in at our budget hotel at Chung King Mansion, cleaned ourselves, and continue to have lunch & sight seeing.


And we decided to go to Victoria Peak by bus... which turned out to be... another long journey *we had no idea it was far awayyy*

It was already dark when we got to Victoria Peak. Don't know where we're going, we just followed some other tourists. They went to a mall near the bus station, we followed. 

And at the highest floor, we saw this:

*___* wowwww

And that's our first day of backpack-moon! ;)

Credit: Photos by my husband

Senin, 26 November 2012

Wedding Reception - 2nd Episode

Still about the wedding (aha, maybe you'll be quite bored of my never-ending-wedding-posts), here's some pictures of the second reception, held for my big family's catering employee (or catering empire, aamiin).

I was wearing the same kebaya as I've worn here, and mothers were wearing "akad" kebaya. Well, no need to spend more money to make another kebaya, and this was quite a humble ceremony...

For decorations, we used the same decor as in the reception a day before.

People was having fun... Karaoke and parody and a little bit of dancing....

Hehehe =___=" the cooks were getting crazeeeehhh...

I did dance with my husband's grandpa... I didn't know it was our last dance :'( 
Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raji'uun, grandpa passed away at October 9, 2012...

And here's our photobooth shoot! Smile!

I'm glad we're already married :)

PS: there will be a posting about the 3rd wedding reception - Ngunduh Mantu (reception held by husband's family) so stay tuned (only if you wanna know hehehe)
But as I'm a little bit lazy choosing photo & editing/resizing & writing, maybe the post will be done a months later (-___-)zzzZZZ

Selasa, 13 November 2012

Wedding Reception - 1st Episode

It's been more than 2 months after my wedding. Please enjoy the wedding pics! ;)

This is what our venue looked like :)

Here came the bride & groom...

 Thanks for coming, friends....


Food by Sonokembang Catering Surabaya...

Hijabee Surabaya friends...

This was our version of dessert table :D

As posted on my wedding-prep blog. To know the vendors, see the details here.

Senin, 05 November 2012

Wedding Scrapbook

Assalamu'alaikum :D Hehehehe long time no post...
A few weeks before my wedding, my aunty asked my cousin to make scrapbooks of my what-so-called 'prewedding photos' for wedding party decoration. Please check it out ^^ Mbak Indah (my cousin) made them soooo beautifully!

Rabu, 24 Oktober 2012

The Wedding Photos

Assalamu'alaikum readers :) Yes, I'm now married. It's been almost 2 months since my wedding and I haven't post my wedding pictures here (sorry, blog).

People's right. The "bridezilla" busyness (wedding preparation, which was kinda stressful) was actually a fun part of the wedding itself. Wedding party lasts just a few hours. But I hope, the happiness lasts forever. Aamiin.

I love you mom & dad. Thank you for guiding me these 25 years. Now I'm ready to go on, with a new chapters in my life :')




More detailed stories (and vendors info) at the wedding prep blog