Thursday, December 26, 2013

Breaking-dawn on the go

We have to drive a 150km to work this morning, from Port Dickson to Subang Jaya.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Blue Lagoon: Fun by the beach

It's Christmas in the middle of the week. Hit the beach. Have blazing fun with family. That would be a Christmas-celebration, err..Malaysian style!

Among the beaches in Port Dickson, Blue Lagoon or 'Pantai Tanjung Biru' would be a decent choice simply being, the beach has a wide-spread soft-white-sand from end to end.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Nieces vs Cousins

A get-together between cousins with me, 'the dotting aunt' as their chaperon. :p

Eye-Pleasing festive ambience

Taking up the opportunity at the end of the year adoring the beautiful decorations inside Suria KLCC.
Eye-pleasing experience, simply by just adoring beautiful stuff.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Continental Ala-Carte: Fresh from Scratch

A very happy-meal. Another family-get-together and we decided for Continental Menu. Fresh from scratch.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Spirit of queuing

It's been long since the last time I would queue-up for lunch, that I don't quite remember when. However, you'd be surprise that I were actually part of 100 over people queuing for lunch at Ikea, just for the sake of having lunch! Oh well, I'm just trying 'entertain' my children, and since they're all for it, so just be it. And, it's an hour worth of wait, but the food all gone within 15minutes ;) as long as they are happy.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Sundog: Spot the sun

Which is the actual sun of the day?

Fuller Alor Star

I'm guessing from the appearance of this establishment, it's a new hotel and perhaps a new kid on the block when it comes to hotel management and hotel set-up.Why? Simply because if I were to compare with a few of the established names like, Vistana or Best-Western, Fuller Hotel  still have a few traits that were not being fully captured as a basic 3 star establishment, for example they do not have any connecting rooms, they do not have any mini-fridge within each rooms, there do not segregate between non-smoking and smoking patrons, they do not have any personnel that attentive enough for handicapped patrons. Perhaps comparing them to Vistana or Best-Western might be a huge comparison to cater to, but comparing them to bigger names like Meridien or Hilton would not be fair at all. Perhaps if I were to exactly compare apple to apple, it would be best to compare Fuller with Sentral Kuantan, where at similar range of RM90 per standard room per night, it has all the traits that I have mentioned above.

However, the rooms, both Standard and Family have decent interior and in good condition without any smelly pillow or blankets. The toilets are clean but not super clean, mind you that when it comes to hotels I'd be more articulate on the quality of its cleanliness. Given that fact, I have predictions that the management would be facing a maintenance nightmare in near future should they were not emphasising on quality of cleaning.

I'm a bit frustrated when it comes to treatment to handicapped. Fuller's personnel were not attentive enough, whereby I have a bit difficulties in manoeuvring my wheel-chaired grandmother as the handicapped parking were already taken. Perhaps it would be best for the main frontage of the hotel to be left vacant instead of allowing it for a handicapped parking since the hotel doesn't have any proper drop off. It that sense, any handicapped patrons would be able to use the space for drop off. It would be such daunting task, should our arrival were being accompany with Malaysian rainstorm, as we have to load off the wheel chair right within the circulation road.

Would I stay at the hotel, again? I would rather not, should the visit is together with my family. I might give it a second thought, should the other hotel in Alor Star were fully booked, but I would dearly hope not. It's not that, Fuller is THAT bad, but it doesn't have anything else to brag about, no 'love-at the first sight' kind of thing, nothing to shout-out about, you know "hey, I've been to Fuller and it's awesome" kind of shout. If you were to stay there, you would do it quietly. Sorry, you ain't getting any full-mark from me!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Nocturnal language

Architecture has it's certain language, and its particular language usually being depicted by it's designer which usually comes with two school of thoughts; either you go along with the similar language of your neighbour or be totally foreign about it. After all, beauty depends on the eyes of the beholder ;)