And just where exactly did me and James go after our lil afternoon nap?
Since we were feeling so bloody lethargic and sian,
…..we decided to freshen up by taking a DIP IN THE POOL!!!!
The pool was a few metres away from our room. Everything was beautifully designed, so very resort-ish feel!
See what I mean?
And it was beautiful… to swim in the middle of what-seemed-to-be-wilderness.
Or rather, nature.
While swimming, I look up and see the vast clear blue sky,
I look around and I see a beautiful resort and MOUNTAINS / JUNGLE!!!
Awesome place to swim.
Have you swam beside a jungle/mountain before?!?
As we were in the pool, there were a few swallows that kept flying around and dipping in the pool as well. Hehehe, extremely cute!
We were just getting used to the cold temperature of the pool water when to our utter horror,
we realized that there were MANY mosquitoes around the pool area.
James kept smacking my back and I saw dead mosquitoes falling off me! Ewwww!
I tell you, Pulau Besar is “MOSQUITO HAVEN”
….We had manyyyyyy swollen mosquito bites, so we swam away and the other side of the pool had MANY DEAD FLOATING INSECTS.
At first it looked so beautiful, now it was just disgusting LOL.
So me and James ditched the pool and went for our dinner instead as dusk was approaching!
But before we went to the reception, we went to check out the sunset view first…
To my utter disappoint, it was way too cloudy and there was not much orange in the sky.
It still was a sight to behold though!
I think I make a great photographer. But this photo is so blur, someone get me a DLSR!! LOL
James talking to the manager, Jus! Talking about what, I forgot.. About the island I think
Beautiful island, living everyday without worries, I sure could get used to living like this…
AND I’M HAPPY TOO! (“v”)
Happy happy day.
Then off for DINNER!!!
After ordering our dinner at the reception, James started chatting with the malay bell boy at the counter..
He doesn’t speak much English and we don’t speak much Melayu so we were like cats and dogs trying to communicate.
James started to tell him about the millipede-like creature in our room, and the malay boy was damn cute hahaha all his expressions were very animated.
The malay boy said that there are dangerous creatures at Pulau Besar sometimes.
Me and James were like, WTF?!?! What sort of “DANGEROUS” creatures?
James started doing alot of hand actions as the malay boy didn’t understand English… James wanted to ask if there were snakes here.
So James did this:
(obviously thats not James hand, thats some weird ugly fat hairy hand picture I got off from Google)
And he started doing the snake hissing sound. It was sooo funny watching both of them doing ridiculous actions together.
And you know WTF the guy said?
They said sometimes
snakes drop down from your room’s rooftop!!!
He also said there were…. ghosts. >:(
And James asked if there was KING KONG in the jungle behind our resort, so you can imagine the sort of actions they were doing…. Totally hilarious.
After chitter chatter, our mouthwatering food arrived! Yipeeeee.
I made sure I applied A HELL LOT OF INSECT REPELLENT. So much that my legs became greasy and shiny with it. LOL
I curse any insect that comes near me to DIE!!!!!
And then we all sat down here for dinner!
Me, James, Jus, and the French couple.
It was really nice to have everyone sit around one big table, sharing asian cuisine and talking about different cultures of the world.
I really really enjoyed the nights I had dinner there, not only for the good food but for the good time I had as well!
The french couple told us about Tioman and how it wasn’t as quiet and beautiful as Pulau Besar..
Oooh, looks like we made a wise choice!
Sorry, I didn’t take any pictures during dinner time as I thought it wasn’t very polite to be snapping away when others are around, they may not like it.
I’m ok to do it around friends, but these people might think I’m crazy! They’ve no idea I’m a blogger.
And I think only bloggers would be so ridiculous as to always take pictures of food.
I think some bloggers are so darn dumb loh, keep taking pictures of their sushi bento set or whatever normal food they had that day.
Aiyah, not as though we have never seen kang kong or crabs before right?!? Pshhh… If it’s something unique or fine dining, I can understand, but wtf? Sushi?
After the hearty meal and good LONGGG talks, we got up to play darts!!! They were all drinking beer and talking, I’m not into liquor so I went to throw some darts with baby
James flirting with french chick. HAHA
Weee picture taking!
The apple of my eye!
And then it was BED TIME!!!!!
Me and James went back to shower first.
When we were in the bathroom, he killed so many damn mosquitoes LOL.
He was like, “THERE’S ANOTHER ONE!!!!” then *SMACK*, one mosquito down.
Omg, my brave brave brave mosquito killer of a boyfriend. I love you!
He killed about 8 mosquitoes within ONE shower duration.
Next time your house got mosquito, leave a comment ok? I’ll get James to handle it for you, charges do apply =P
And then we went to SLEEEEEP on our **CLEAN BED**
It was a good sleep.
All until I woke up in the middle of night, feeling ITCHY AS HELL!
I HAD MOSQUITO BITES ALL OVER ME!!!!!!!
And the mosquito FUCKING CLEVER OK.
You know where that bastard bit me?
RIGHT SMACK IN THE MIDDLE OF MY
Omg, please lah, of all places,
like my boobs or my stomach, WHY MY EYE?!????
Damn itchy but cannot scratch eye lah! Later my eyeballs drop out how?
I had more on my legs, hands, back, neck, face, basically everywhere lah.
James had tons of them too.
You know what’s even funnier?
I had a bite on my LEFT eye, James had a bite on his LEFT eye too!
So we looked like IDIOTS with MATCHING SWOLLEN EYES the next day.
What a cruel joke god played on us.. First, matching eye spectacles, then matching eye goggles,
and now matching EYE SWELLS?
Thank you ah. -_____-
Nevertheless, nothing would stop us from enjoying ourselves despite having 2042935974 mosquito bites all over our body.
Went for breakfast in the morning,
another brand new wonderful day!!
Once again, I just have to rant about how amazing it is…
To wake up in your boyfriend’s arms, to walk a few meters our of your resort room to get to the breakfast table where you are immediately served
And this is what you see
Our view from our breakfast table
Feeling the sea breeze in your hair, staring into your lovers eyes and gulping down delicious scrambled eggs, sausages and toasted bread…
While eating breakfast, I started feeding a cat and another cat wanted some food so it came near and the first cat got angry so we watched about 5 cats fighting.
One was just a kitten and it kena bully!
When the big cat pounced on it, it got scared shitless and immediately lay down on the floor trying to look as cute, innocent and harmless as possible as though to tell its enemy,
“OMG! I’M JUST A CUTE LITTLE MEOW. I mean no harm, I’m harmless, see?! DON’T HURT ME!!!!!”
HAHAHAA me and James were fairly entertained
The cat even followed us back to our room after breakfast!
Well, following us won’t do you any good for now kitty kitty…
For we’re going somewhere you could never follow us to!
Whats the plan for me and James next?!?!?!
Uhhuh, we were going SNORKELING!!!!
Hahahahha we look so ridiculous that it’s cute.
Headed to the beach and goshhhhh yes it was so beautiful
The sand wasn’t extremely clean but still good enough.
Look at the sky, it’s so beautiful in this photo.
I wish James could take such nice pictures for me. LOL~ but he’s awful at taking pics
But honestly, I love the picture above, it has this “I’m alone in the world” feeling
…And that’s how it felt.
When we had the beautiful sky, sand and sun all to ourselves that day, it felt as though the world belonged to us.
I am loving this picture as well
TELL ME THIS IDEA IS TOTALLY ORIGINAL!!! HAHAHAHAHA.
It’s so much fun to take “artistic” shots and then editing them afterwards!
I wish I had time to edit all the other photos! But I don’t
So just with some nice few edited ones, k?!
Another attempt at arty farty.. Me like this piccy very much too!
The sand is pretty clean but the water is EVEN CLEANER!
I loved loved loved the water even though it was FREEZING
Sorry, but my camera is apparently not waterproof so no pictures for our snorkeling adventure, hehehe.
“Did you see fishes?!”
OF COURSE WE DID!!!!! If not snorkel for what?
It was fun swimming with them even though they are pretty shy. I guess its because we were in shallow water.
Me and James aren’t good swimmers so we didn’t dare to swim too far off from the coast…
It was really beautiful though, being able to “breathe” underwater with our snorkel masks on.
Holding James’ hand and swimming along the beach checking out the beautiful underwater world was amazing!!!!!!!!
But theres like something with my snorkel mask or something cuz water kept seeping into my mask
AND the thing we’re supposed to bite onto to breathe kept poking into my gums and my mouth which was really pain.
But snorkeling was a fantastic experience, you guys should definitely try it out someday in a beautiful island!
Not singapore though, try going snorkeling in SG and all you’d see on the seabed = empty bottles and such. HAHAHA.
After awhile I got kinda fed up and I started picking up pretty sea shells from the sea bed. LOL.
I kept bending down to pick up sea shell, which explains my GROSS TAN LINES ON MY ASS!!!!!!
One part of my ass is angmoh, another part is indian. Gross.
Obviously my the more private part of my ass has never seen daylight before so its very very fair, then the other one was exposed to EXTREMELY strong sunlight (without sunblock) for like 4 hours?
So chao tah lor
So stupid! Somehow when I was applying sunblock, applying some on my ass didn’t cross my mind.
James joined me in picking sea shells and thats how we spent our whole afternoon! We were wearing life jackets. ROFL.
It was fucking fun to just cling onto each other and float around aimlessly like a ball in the sea!!!!
We picked up some very nice seashells together!!!! Of course I brought them home
Am going to paint some of them when I have time in the future. I felt kinda bad to pick seashells though, I feel it’s the same as literring in a forest.
But we didn’t pick ALOT la, just a few prettayyyeee ones for keeps sake!
And then we went for lunch.
Another awesome lunch of course, then went back to our room for a shower and another afternoon nap hahaha
And about 5:30, Jus took me and the french couple out for a walk!
He wanted to take us to the place where they filmed Survivor Euro.
But oh nooooo the weather wouldn’t co-operate
Walking walking nearer nearer into the jungle..
And then it started to POUR -________-
Needless to say we were pretty much drenched. It was very disgusting cus it was muddy and super dirty but James and the french couple were loving it!
They are NATURE PEOPLE, I AM NOT.
I would much rather take a walk in Vegas. Hmph.
Anyway, lots of HUGE ASS GIGANTIC KING KONG MOSQUITOES attacked us again. BAHHHH.
5 fresh new bites. Congratulations, Jessica!
Soon you will the world’s Guinness Record Holder for the “unlucky bitch with the most mosquito bites on her body”
Ta-dah!!! Some fancy ruined plane they made for Survivor.
Jus was explaining all about how it was like when the Survivor crew was filming here,
but I totally wasn’t listening because I was concentrating on freaking out when every 3 seconds a new insect landed on me.
Another set for Survivor. Angkor Wat lookalike, apparently.
Hastily took more photos before jumping around shouting cuz I was almost on the verge of tears.
Darling with me at fake temple.
See, everytime take photo I look damn happy de right?! See my sian face in this.
And I have no idea whats that shiny line in the middle of James. =x
He’s a jungle guy.
I was FUCKING HUNGRY, DRENCHED IN RAIN WATER, COVERED WITH DIRT, MUD AND INSECTS + MOSQUITOES,
AND they were still forcing me to trek more into the jungle-like area
They were seriously considering to go INTO the jungle to see the deers and probably king kong and shit, but I had enough and told them I’m going back.
They obliged and sent me back…
But not before showing us several other beautiful islands in viewing distance! And coral reefs, rocks, blahblahblah I forgot.
And that’s about it!
I ran back, played darts, went back to the room to shower, had another sumptuous dinner and more long chats with Jus and the French couple.
And then Jus showed us the partayyyy held at Pulau Besar when they finished filiming Survivor there… Woah they sure know how to party!
Was feeling tired and so James brought me back to the room for a good night’s rest.
Something was bothering me that night, and I cried pretty badly despite the fact that I was having a good time and that I was on a getaway with my baby.
But after he hugged me tightly, my sobs became softer and I don’t remember anything after that.
I fell asleep.
That issue is no longer bothering me now though. I realized that people change and sometimes we just have to let them go.
People walk in and out of your lives, the most important thing is who’s left footprints in your heart..
I’ll treasure the time we spent together
I finally feel like my life is heading in the right direction.
I know how to think positively now, I reason things out and I’m basically a happy girl.
Even if I feel upset, I get over it after awhile. I pick myself up when I fall down.
I’m starting to love life, starting to really LIVE LIFE.
It’s all good.
Woke up the next morning, to find that James has packed all my stuff for me!
Even though he was complaining alot, cos the previous night I was too tired to pack anything and he had to do everything all by himself.
But even though hes soooo sweet, he sucks at packing stuff cus he didn’t pack one one of my lingerie and my earpiece!
Omg damn sad la.
That earpiece means alot to me, cuz its damn expensive la! 70 bucks for a fucking earpiece ok.
The sound quality is PERFECT, the best I’ve ever heard and it’s very comfortable AND,
James bought for me de lehhhhhhhh
Nvm, he said he’d bring me to buy another one on Sunday…
We had another great breakfast and what I’ll miss the most about the island besides the beautiful view of the sky and the clear blue water,
I’ll miss waking up in the morning without a care in the world.
All I cared about was having fun. And the place was so quiet and lovely, as compared to Singapore.
Jus was right, the best thing about Pulau Besar is not some fancy activity like Jet Skiing.
But it was to enjoy the beautiful quiet island for what it is.
Soon we had to check out…
I won’t forget Jus and the French couple, whom we had lovely long conversations and lots of interaction with!
Even though it was just a few days, I’ve grown to take a deep liking towards all of them because they are such genuinely nice people who took care of me and that really touched my heart.
When I had a little cut, they rushed back to their room just to get a plaster for me.
When I had a mosquito bite, they’d quickly take out insect bite creams and insect repellent for me.
I love meeting nice strangers, it tells you that not everybody in this world is as superficial as you think they are.
I like to call them “beautiful strangers”
And of course,
my heartfelt thanks to my dearest boyfriend of 2 years for treating me like a princess through this trip,
taking real good care of me and protecting me,
my lover, whom I’d live and die for.
It was the most wonderful 2 year anniversary celebration ever.
Just you, me, and 1000 mosquitoes. =P
If you are reading this, have I told you lately that I love you?
These made my stay at Pulau Besar as great as it was.
An experience I’d never forget, something too beautiful to be put into words.
Thank you to these people, wherever you are right now, cus I know I’d probably never see you in my life again…
Goodbyes are always hard…
I’ll miss the calmness of this place. The serenity that Singapore needs more of.
The contentment that deep happiness brings which my life needs more of.
(that was a top but my shorts are too short to be seen)
Even though I hated the insects, the dirt and the rough nature lifestyle at first and complained non-stop…
I grew to love this island. It is very endearing.
And even the little cat that followed me around just to get food under my table
Now I kinda miss smacking king kong mosquitoes and applying insect repellent all over my body. Hahahaha.
Just kidding. That part I wouldn’t miss so much.
Will I ever be back on this paradise on earth again?
I can’t help but wonder.
Another extremely beautiful experience and memory added to my life.
Perhaps I’ll be back here once more when life gets too stressful…
I know where to find my getaway.