Posted on August 12, 2014
Hey, how’s everyone doing? I know it’s been a long time, and honestly at this point deep down I know you’ve forgotten me. I cannot deceive myself. I’ve been spending so much time on new and exciting projects that I didn’t even realize I’ve started to get caught up in my dreams. Lately it’s been all Avicii’s Wake me up in my head. You know those songs that just get you every time as if the lyrics were made for your type of situation? This song is so arousing and stirring up my emotions. This is just one of my songs. As what Avicii says ‘Life will pass me by if I don’t open up my eyes’, there’s absolutely nothing wrong pursuing your dreams, passion and love. I don’t see how people can live long without these fulfillment in their life. I’m not speaking as a person that has succeeded in achieving her goals whatsoever, but as a person that is still in the running towards becoming who she wants to be. And nothing is more exciting than writing your own lyrics.
So this summer, again. I went on a vacation. But this time, a little closer to my home town. I really needed this. For the past year, I had worked my butt off on both school and company to prove to myself that all these ( college and building your own career) weren’t something untouchable. I’d frequently tense up when the two were out of my control. However, after a year or shall I say two, I’ve gradually become used to this pase and tension and learned how to relax once in a while by getting away to a tropical island or somewhere far away. This time, I chose Samui, a beautiful and exotic island of Thailand. I’d planned 6 days of activities for this trip, but some were not full day of activities, you know just thought I could relax and loosen up more if I could spend some time alone.
The first day upon my arrival, I was picked up by Peace Tropical Spa, where I let myself die in a luxurious indulgence. Smart tip, if you ever go to Samui and your hotel doesn’t provide shuttle bus or pick-up service and you’d want to go to a Spa anyway, check out any spa house near your hotel and book their treatments, some of them provide pick-up service. In that way, you can save the money and spend on something outrageously expensive, i.e. a full Spa day? Well it’s Thailand. There is a wide range of spa and massage houses you can choose from. You don’t necessarily have to spend every dollar on a high-end spa. But I like to enjoy finer things when I’m traveling. And I am totally worth it. Therefore, I’d always check out the must-do/eat/go lists. Peace tropical spa is right across my hotel Peace Resort. Can’t tell if they are run by the same group but it looks like they aren’t because their management seems independent. Great traditional Thai house, excellent masseuses, a good variety of massage, treatments and packages to choose from and a nice welcoming gesture. It definitely scored a 4.1 out of 5 if you asked me. I booked two sessions for the day - Herbal compress massage and Indian Head massage. Divine. The products they used were very therapeutic, especially their coconut oil. Everybody raves about coconut oil. It has many benefits for your body and skin. The only downside is that the texture is quite thick and it gets really sticky when they use this to massage your scalp. It took so much cleansing to get off that sticky and oily feeling. But that massage took me to heaven so the others just didn’t matter.
After I checked in at my hotel, I strolled around the beach and read my guidebook. Just making plans for the night. Yes, I had no idea where I’d want to go until the very last minute. I just hadn’t made up my mind yet. It’s a vacation and I was by myself so no plans, no stress, no rush and no everything. I’d go where I want and stay however long I like. I live on a rhythm that flows without a pattern. Sometimes it’s as fast as a beating heart, sometimes it’s as slow as dead water. It’s spontaneous, it’s dangerous and it’s young. I like how it carries no weight so I don’t have to be stressed out. This is my pace when I’m on a vacation. When I finished reading my book, I decided to head out to chaweng, the most popular and crowded district of the island. There are thousands of bars, restaurants, clubs and shops in this one walking street. I walked into a restaurant that looked really good from the outside. Bad idea, it could be really expensive when you sit down and see the menu. But luckily, the one I chose ‘Onion Seafood’ wasn’t a robber. The food was delicious and not too pricey.
Stay tuned for Day 2!