Jul 30, 2011

Khareyana Spa

Last i treat myself a good spa was during our Bali trip two months back. After weeks juggling with works and stayback series, cousin's engagement last week and delayed flight stress yesterday, i think i deserve another spa session to recharge myself, especially before Ramadhan started :)

Since this was adhoc, i prefer having them close to my place and first being shortlisted was non other, Khareyana Spa. Apart from convenience, i was earlier blown by pictures in their fb and good reviews had on this spa.

The spa located in PJ, best landmark would be Assunta Hospital. It's a private bungalow surrounded with water garden..very homey. Massage rooms all located outside, so you need to walk through stepping stones to reach there!

I opted for 2hrs Royal Javanese Body Ritual. They have 2 other treatments in Balinese Sensual range, the difference here only the lulur (scrub). The process starts with massage, scrub, body mask, shower and finally application of moisturizing cream; all took place at this fabulous massage room..

Loved the fact it has attached shower room and tub, so i dont have to walk around half naked to get myself clean :) Disposables given too are of high quality, unlike Hammam's easily koyak. Here, you hardly hear any noise despite being close to road as there were music and running waters filling the room. I would appreciate they go for other soothing music, cos I always feel Balinese music hmm, abit creepy..esp time senja lol!

Massage was real good and more detail in the sense..they rub you, then they stop and start pressing some pressure points, then rub back at same place (and next of course i dozed off). Lulur this time was great too cos no yucky coconut smell and the lady ensured celah jari kaki pun semua scrub!! :) The session finished off with serving of watermelon and ginger tea.

Overall, i had a great time today in Khareyana. Considering the ambience and service, their rate to me is reasonable knowing spas of same league usually charge higher for similar duration :)

Jul 29, 2011

Salero Negori

Remember my sudden craving for nogori food?

I googled this place upon recommendation from blog readers and found this restaurant actually has few branches, including one in Penang :) Last few weekends finally, we went to their Amcorp branch for late lunch.

For your info, Salero Negori served both minang and nogori food. Looking at the dishes, personally i would say it's a minang restaurant which has been localised with mix of Padang and Nogori, especially with fact majority of Minangs stay in N.Sembilan after migrating from Sumatera.

The serving here is similar to nasi campur where you'll have to pick your dishes. Except here, they'll serve those lauks in separate, small dishes. This type of serving is more advantage for those coming in big group where you can try variety of dishes, economically :) For us the couple eaters, here's our pick that day :

Hubby who's fond for exotic food, was glad to have his favourite gulai tunjang (beef tendon curry) that day. Unlike other restaurants, masak lemak here is very thick..puas gile makan :) I just wish their daging salai is sliced thin, not only for easy chewing it also provide better taste to daging like i usually had from my office caterer.

Taste wise, we agreed they're authentic cos hubby's grandma is originally from Sumatera..and the food here exactly like his grandma's, especially the sambal hijau and daging dendeng. We ended up with RM30+ bill, which to us worth it considering the food quality (did i tell you we settled with 2 pinggan nasi each? hehe).

Thanks again to those suggesting this place, now my husband know where to head whenever he craving for grandma's cooking... :)

Jul 8, 2011

regardless many roadblocks...

hubby deserved his favourite starter after having to wakeup early today ;)

Jul 2, 2011


From radio while caught up in morning traffic yesterday, a story worth sharing..

This caller named Azam. His parents made him engaged to a girl he never met, while he was on PLKN training. All due to the girl already pregnant, and the man who supposed to be responsible died in accident. Relationship between the families had long way established before and to not upset his parents, Azam agreed to clean the mess.

Azam married and took care the wife. Until one day, the wife fell off stairs which forced the baby to be bornt. The baby survived, but the wife died during the battle...

His in-laws didn't want to accept the baby unfortunately, or even Azam as their family anymore. Azam, being responsible, decided to take care the baby. Turned out, his family didn't agree with his decision and chased him out...

From his voice, I know Azam was holding his tears while telling how upset he was to lose two families altogether..

I dont want to comment the parents, but you see...Allah is great. HE only test to what's bearable by His hamba and Azam was one of example. Azam survived and the little girl is now a healthy 2 year old.

Knowing the kid's age, can you guess how young is this father?