• After a great getaway

    It is only fare that we come back to the reality of life – work, make money to feed the family, kids, taking care of the kids, sending them to schools, although they hate schools, feed them food, make them meals, take them around, learning together blah blah blah. But it is good to be away, although for a really short duration, as it reflects on our lives what we may have missed out, during the busyness.  

  • Visiting Sarasin Bridge

    After a short tour of the Mai Khao Beach, Retna and I drove to Sarasin Bridge, which next to it has a really nice seafood restaurant, which I believe is catered for tourists, however, with the reasonable pricing, it is still worthwhile to eat there. The food was served pretty fast, so we went for a walk after the early dinner so we could catch a glimpse of the beautiful sunset on Sarasin Bridge.

  • Redefining Luxury Resort

    When Marriot told us that it is the most luxury resort in the world, we sort of believe, or probably chose to believe at that point of time. Well, not anymore. We were looking for Inez’ cardigan for some days, then Retna told me to contact Marriot Mai Khao Beach housekeeping team to check if the item was left behind. Took the team some weeks to come back, and yes, the cardigan was found.

  • ขอขอบคุณคุณ Kob Khun Krap

    Well, we are back.  Back to where the land is filled with milk and honey – Puchong. We brought back the sweet memory of Phuket, Thailand, its hospitality, food, ice-cream and of course the beautiful resort and beaches.

  • Phuket Mai Khao Beach + Marriot

    You probably may ask me now, how is Marriot Vacation Club @ Mai Khao Beach Phuket? Marriot representative informed me that the brand name represents nothing but 5 stars quality.  I wanted to believe. However, I remember once traveled with a well known regional CEO of a leading software company in the world to Brunei, when I asked the client during the dinner, “How was the hotel so far?” “Samuel, if I would to believe to the brand name and how it should live up to its brand name, I think the hotel brand fails miserably,” she said.

  • Building Sand Castles

    Our twins love to build sand castles. They can spend hours sitting at the beach building whatever. We did the same with Inez. She loves it too.

  • Makan!

    Yummy treats in Phuket. Twins have been bugging me to take them for some bugs snacks. Seriously, I have told them to check with the hotel concierge for such information, which I do not wish to provide, neither I am planning eat bugs.

  • Time Zone, and the Difference

    While in Phuket, one thing we noticed a huge difference is the timing.  Maybe we are different time zone, but when the tour agency for the Phi Phi Island trip mentioned five minutes, it was actually half an hour. Other than the Westin Airport transfers which were very on time, the rest of the timing seems kind of out. For example, the tailor’s transporter mentioned 5pm, but actually came at 5:30pm. For Westin house keeping – right away, means 30mins. Interesting, but one thing we should not learn.