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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

KLM Instant Getaway to Bali with Airbnb!

It was just the other day that I told Aiman I wanted to go Bali again. And the next thing, opportunity came knocking on my door. I am pretty much excited to be traveling to Bali once again together with my other bloggers this weekend from 6th to 9th December courtesy of KLM and Airbnb

And you clearly have no idea how excited I am. Even though this will be my third time going to Bali, but I'll never get bored of that place. A place that keeps me coming back for more!

Well, what makes it more exciting that I'll be flying with KLM and accommodation all arranged by Airbnb!

In case you're wondering what's KLM is all about.. 


This shall be my first time flying with KLM and I'm really looking forward! Well, to be honest, from my previous traveling experience, I've always been flying with budget airlines. Not because I couldn't afford to, but the places I've travelled to are mainly in Asia, regional countries. Thus, flights are always between 1hr - 2.5hrs the most. I always felt that there's no need to pay more when the time spent in the plane won't be long. I'll always ended up sleeping in the plane, and the next thing I woke up.. I've reached my destination! Haha! It's really an honor to be getting this privilege to be flying with KLM and I couldn't thank them further for this opportunity. 

KLM is reputable for it's Dutch hospitality and has been in this airline industry for 95 years. And the best part of all? KLM is one of the few airlines which provides gate to gate service on its inflight entertainment from the moment you board till you land! And thus, say bye bye to switching off your mobile phones when you're on board! KLM allows you to use them anytime even when you board the plane, as long as it's in airplane mode. Don't worry about not being able to listen to music or watching movies while the plane takes off! Awesome, right? :) 

  What is Airbnb? 



As for accommodation, I'm really thankful for Airbnb! I've always find their concept very interesting. Let me share with you a little background about Airbnb. Basically, Airbnb is an online community marketplace that connects you to unique travel accommodations around the world! From single room, to apartments, houseboats, entire houses or even a castle- you can now make your holiday even more interesting than staying in just hotels. 


Here's a litte teaser of where we will be staying at! Wohoo I can't wait!!

I'm definitely gonna use Airbnb for my next holiday trip! Hehe.

Okay, so back to my story. I'm pretty sure most of you are reading this will feel, "hey, why is Lydia sharing with us all these and making us all jealous?" LOL! 

That's because…. I have something in store for you guys! I'm not that mean, okay? :p


Here's the catch!

It's the 5th year KLM is flying to Singapore-Denpasar route, therefore, they're having an Instant Lucky Draw! 

So what's the prize? 

You + 3 other friends will stand a chance to win a round trip tickets from KLM to Bali on the same day as I'm going! Plus, you'll also get the chance to win a 4D3N stay in a Villa at Seminyak, which includes your own private pool by Airbnb! So, flight tickets + accommodation all settled for you! 

How?

1) Submit your details at www.klminstantgetaway.com from 4th-5th December. 

2) Once you received your confirmation email, turn up at Scape on 6th December between 10am-1pm, together with your 3 other friends! Do remember to bring along your passports, luggages/bagpacks along. 10 lucky winners will be picked!

3) And if you're lucky, you'll take off immediately to Bali with us! 

Isn't it's gonna be exciting!? 

Not to worry if you didn't win this time round, you'll definitely not gonna leave home empty handed. Airbnb will give you $50 for your next trip! It's definitely gonna be an exciting event this Saturday as there will be games, dutch food and loads of prizes to be won!

 Good luck to those of you who are joining! See you guys at Scape this Saturday! 

Xoxo,
Lydia Izzati


Monday, December 1, 2014

Shooting shooting shooting! - A&E Suria, behind the scenes!

We live life the best way anything we can – we live by constantly making mistakes, constantly flattering, constantly changing our paths and directions in life, and constantly judging our each and every move. We live to blunder and to learn from our mistakes.

Making mistakes is a necessary part of life as they do not only teach us, but they bring us a step closer to finding ourselves. Being human can make us appreciating our lives difficult – many really do have difficult lives.

It’s having nothing that will allow you to appreciate everything. It’s failing miserably over and over again that will allow you to succeed. It’s struggling and losing that will allow you to prosper and find happiness.

And that moment you realize if you hadn’t failed miserably, you would have never learned your lesson.

People fail all the time, often failing multiple times at the very same things. Failing is one of the greatest things in the world, as it reminds us how imperfect we are, it reminds us how much we need to learn in order to become the people we wish to be.

My apologies for the lack of updates in this space. I haven't had the time to update this blog due to my tight schedule :(

For that one whole month of being away, there's so many things that I learned. 

Imagine being away for a month, you're all by yourself. And suddenly, it makes me appreciate everything even more. My family, my friends, my loved ones, my room, my mum's home-cooked food.. everything.

All of us were away in Kuala Lumpur for a good one month for an upcoming drama that will be air on Suria, tittled "A&E". Well if you watch Grey's Anatomy, you'll roughly know how the concept of the drama will be like.

Here's a little teaser of our photos behind the scene..








The whole experience was nothing but… the best! From the whole atmosphere at the studio, to the cast and crew.. everything. 

And if you were to ask me, how was my experience shooting in KL compared to Singapore? It's so much different! Well, it's my first time shooting in KL (I'm not pretty sure how other production works), but from what I see, they really took care of their casts and crew welfare. From transportation, to food and to all kind of services. I was actually pretty amazed!
















When your friends became your family. 
I guess that's the most memorable moment of all. I love how all of us took care of one another just like our own family. And I can never ask for a better team, they are simply the best! Each and every one of them plays a huge role in this whole drama.



And of course, it's always nice to catch up with an old buddy. It was one of the night where Shah decided to drop by on set to visit us and brought us out for supper that night! Thank you Shah for driving us!


And I was so happy I finally got to meet my cousin after.. .7 years?! It's so difficult to meet her because she's staying in KL and I'm in Singapore, so I took the chance to arrange a catch-up session with her when I was there! Hehe.







And of course, nothing can beat family's love. I couldn't be more than thankful to have my parents flying over just to stay for a night with me. Specifically, I forgot to appreciate, acknowledge and respect how they spends their day, not because I don't care, but because I am often so caught up in how I am spending my day that I forgot to check in with theirs. I've come to realize that my parents are getting older, they are not strong enough to walk miles and the slightest thing like eating at a non-fancy restaurant makes them happy. With that, I made a promise to myself that once I embarking a new career soon, In Sha Allah I'll do my best to make the happy and proud of me. 

So much love for KL and I can't wait to see what lies ahead of me.

Till then!


Xoxo,
Lydia Izzati

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Weekends with Love! Megazip Adventure & USS Halloween Horror 4

Last week was one of the best weekends I ever had. I've been wanting to go on a date and spend the weekend with my boyfriend because I really miss him so much. Not that it's just "I miss you" kind of thing, but it's just that feeling of miss spending the quality time together, just the both of you. Well, I can't deny we met almost all the time, the most that I can go without meeting him is probably 2-3 days in average. But most of the time that we met are usually on random dinner, or hanging out with friends. I really wanted a proper outing so badly, you know? (Deprived girlfriend over here! Hahahaha) 

So one week before, we decided… Okay why not let's go Sentosa next weekend!


We started our day earlier by going for Megazip Adventure. It was rather impromptu and unplanned to be honest, and thank god our friend was working there, so we got to try their two famous ride which is the Megazip and Parajump. And to be honest, I'm a sucker for heights. I can't emphasize further how sissy I can be when it comes to anything that's related to height and I would never want to give it a try. PHOBIA OKAY! I refused to do the Parajump first because I was super scared. 5 stories high okay! So, approximately about 50m drop. Aiman went to do the jump first and the next thing, he managed to psycho me do it too. He said, "Baby, this one not scary. The flying fox one more scary you know." Yeah, right.




Doing it all for the love of my boyfriend, I took the courage to overcome my fear, and I'm proud to say that I finally did it! Wohoooo! But ok guess what, I actually took 6 minutes to jump. 

HAHAHAHAHAHA.

But at least, I did it okay! Next was the Megazip. Which is also known as the Flying Fox. Again, I was 75 meters high. And only god knows how nervous I was! 



Look at the expression on my face. That explains. HAHAHA!


But it was super duper funnnnnnnnnn! 


Now if you were to ask me which one is more scarier, I would definitely say the Parajump is scarier. Felt like I was about to commit suicide I tell you. But it wasn't that bad afterall. If you were to ask me if I would wanna do it again or not, errr I'll think about it :p


After which, got ourselves ready for our next activity which was..

USS HALLOWEEN HORROR 4! 

The typical tourist shot, lol.


By the time we reached Universal Studios, it was already packed. Everyone was already in line queuing up before the gate opens. 





There were four haunted houses in total with four different scare zones. We started with the one furthest to the entrance which is the Scary Tales zone, followed by The Lab haunted house. 

So, my verdict for all the Haunted house? Here's my personal point of view from the scariest.

1) Jing's Revenge & Mati Camp
2) The LAB
3) Jack's 3-Dementia 

Notice why I put both Mati Camp and Jing's Revenge in number 1? I personally feel that both are scary equally. How do I judge..... when both me and Aiman screamed a few times in both haunted house. Lol!






See that queue up there? The queue was madness, I tell you! I remember waiting for almost 45 minutes for every haunted house. Initially we thought of getting the express pass after we queue for the first haunted house but only to know that the price was $70 per ticket on the event day! I find it rather ridiculous if I were to pay additional $140 for two just to get faster waiting time. So yeah, eventually we just joined in the queue! 

But it wasn't that bad afterall because the queue was actually moving pretty fast. 

Tips to those of you who're keen to purchase the express pass, do purchase before hand because it's $50 and it's much cheaper! (Pfft, regretted not buying it earlier)


Bought this Blood bag which cost us… $12, if I'm not wrong? 


Last but not least, it's a must to not miss out any of the show! Jack's Nightmare Circus was awesome.
The Exorcism show at Demoncracy was good either. Well I must say the atmosphere is really immersive. Where else the scare actors all look incredible with their costumes and make-ups. Two thumbs up to all the actors!


And if I had the chance to again, I will definitely come again next year! Thank you so much baby for bringing me to USS Halloween 4 this year. Things you'll do for me just to make me happy, I can never ask for more. 


It was definitely a good weekend spent with my dear boyfriend. Thank you for your time and your  effort, ensuring that I have an awesome time and be the happiest girl, it really meant a lot to me. From Megazip Adventure to USS Halloween 4, we totally had a good time, don't we?  Now that I'm flying off in two days time, I'm gonna miss going on dates with you but I promise we'll go for more dates when I'm back! Meanwhile, please think of what shall we do next :p 

To many more adventures together! 

Love you big time, baby. 

Xoxo,
Lydia Izzati