Tuesday, January 22, 2013

A Retreat Challenge with Friends!

Last two weekends ago, I had a trip to Melaka with  my buddies. We went to The Philea Resort & Spa to enjoy our weekend there with some fun activities that we did around the place! Oh, I would say that the place is such a nice environment, that is perfect for a little weekend getaway! ^___^

Pack my suitcase with the things I'll need for my little weekend getaway!

These days, we all have become so stressed and so goal oriented that it can be quite hard to actually relax and unwind. Most of us have our to do list that actually built into our brains, which got us SO stressed out  just to ensure that we follow each and every thing that is on the list, that sometimes could lead us to eating disorders, lack of sleep, pimples started popping out like nobody's business, and so on and so forth! :( For some people, life can be really hard sometimes.. We programmed ourselves so well to meet our goals, our deadlines and our responsibilities that we have forgotten how to relax and unwind! Some may say that they don't know how to relax... Well, simple things like taking a deep breath...or walking around the park can really make you feel at ease and less tense! Or better yet...maybe you can go for a vacation with your loved ones! That'll do the trick...but of course, you gotta leave all your work laptop, Blackberrys, iPads, etc etc, and just enjoy your time there! ^___^

Anyway...so that weekend we went to The Philea Resort & Spa...

The place was impressive! For a moment there, I thought I was not in Malaysia, but at some cold countries instead! hehe.. The place is really unlike any other resort that I have stayed in our country... It's SO cozy and so nice!  The logs made me feel like I was at a ski resort in the Alaska or something! haha.. But of course, there's no white thing called snow surrounded the area....but instead, some beautiful greens! - Which made the place even more breathtaking....Perfect to unwind and relax! ;)

With my buddies, Ivy and Jessica

Our mission to go for this retreat was just to learn how to relax and have fun! So they have organized a lot of really fun activities for us, during our stay there! I gotta say, I really really had a lot of  fun that weekend! Perfect place, perfect companions and perfect activities! ;)

After checking in, I took a rest in their beautiful room for awhile.. Great thing that each of us have our own room to ourselves for more privacy to do anything we want and just relax our butt off! hehe ;p

Yesss....all this to myself! Mmmm....

I love it when a hotel room that I stayed in, provide me a decent looking iron and an ironing board as well!

And oh, this is even nicer! They provide us some flip-flops that we can take home! Perfect for someone like me, who wears heels all the time and doesn't have flat shoes to bring for a vacation! hahaha ;p

The bathroom...

Our first activity....

Just hanging out with them...and listening to everyone's story about their daily life routine and activities!

We had a good laugh when Hafiz is around! He is such a diva, which I like so much! So cute, so funny! hehehe

From left, Ivy, Jessica, Hafiz, Qua Chee and me! They're such fun people to hang out with!

Next activity, we played a game!

We had two teams. Each team need to take off the things that we have on our bodies...and make it in one line. The longest line would be the winner! Thank God nobody's strip off their clothes that day! hahaa.. ;p

We put our shoes, rings, watches, phones, cardigans...whatever at all that we can find on our body! hehe

My team!

The other team! Their line was so long that they can even make a u-turn! Pffft... 
Somebody used shoe strings! Patut la boleh menang! hehehe ;p

Congrats Jessica, QuaChee and Hafiz! ;)

Next, we went for our lunch!

And then it was free and easy... 
Some of us went for a swim.. But I didn't, although I brought  my swimming attire with me..

......so instead, I walked around the area, for some fresh air!

Isn't it nice...strolling around this place? :)

Later in the evening, around 5.30 pm I think... we had another activity! 
It was a treasure hunt! Man....the last time I was in a treasure hunting game was like 3 years ago. So I was really excited for this!

We were given some clue cards to find for the next clue!

A lot of running involved!

"Where is it?? Is it there??!"

Ivy got lost....hehe

Run for your lifeeeee!!!

This man got the first place! Second was Jessica and third was me! heheh. 

The prize was a 16 gig pen-drive! Cool!

So these are the five words that we found!

Later that night, we had a nice dinner by the pool at Bayu Cabana. We had steamboat! 

After the dinner, I got back to my room, thinking of getting a body massage to tranquilize myself, but then it was a little too late already and the Tanjung Wellness Spa is almost closed, so instead, I make my own bubble bath in my room, to  take my time off and just sit back and relax! ;)

I brought a few bubble bars and soaps with me!

I love making my tub full with bubbles!

Ahhh...it was so good! ^__^

After getting a nice warm bubble bath, I was ready for bed!

The next morning, after we all had a nice breakfast, we had a chat session with the guest of the day, Dr. Hew from Malaysian Aesthetic Clinic. He is a skin specialist who's very experienced and expert with dermatology concern..

Dr. Hew

We had a question and answer session with him for a good one hour!

It's so nice to have a session like this... I gained a lot of information about our skin that day!

Everyone were free to ask him any questions and solutions to our concerns..

I love how detailed he explained things to us!

By the way, if you wish to see him, you can visit his clinic in Bangsar Shopping Centre! ;)

Next, we had a pop-quiz session regarding skin! ^__^

And I won!!!! Weehooo! ;)

Thank youuuu!

My early birthday present! hehe

And then it was time for us to check out and drive back to KL!
I had such a great weekend spending it with them!!!Thank you guys!!!! 
I had soooo much fun!!

Anyways, in conclusion, I think it is so important to relax and unwind ourselves every now and then. We live this life daily five days a week, or six days a week and for some, even seven days a week! So be kind to your mind and body. Don't stressed out too much! I really think that it's very important for you to balance out your life with work/study, play, entertainment, resting/relaxing, praying/meditating and whatever things that make your life a little sweeter! ;)

Take care guys and have a great week ahead!



  1. The resort looks so cozy & lovely, u r making me jelly, hehe =P

  2. wow...nice place to visit here in Malaysia....thanks for sharing Wani.

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  3. wow...nice place to visit here in Malaysia....thanks for sharing Wani.

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  4. Kak wani brp harga satu malam ? :)

  5. somehow this post doesnt seem genuine. and these people does not seem like ur buddies. its like u are paid to promote the resort. am i right?

  6. looks fake to me. mcm dibayar je..

  7. Hi Wani.Does philea do custom made retreat like this based on customer's request?


  8. yesss wanie btol sekarang semua kena balance kan :)baru la dapat hidup yg berkualiti kan :)

  9. Hi. How are you? I saw you on instagram and you got good fashion sense. Maybe, just wondering, if you can help me decide what to wear to my holiday. I'm going to Dubai in February and I've googled a few stuffs, only that I can't come up with a good outfit really. Wish you would come across to this comment. It would really help. Thank you so much sis! Have a nice day! :)

  10. i like this entry, because u look lively.. hehe.. it's different from the wany who pose pretty as always.. this one you look more candid.. suka! :D

  11. What a lovely place, I loved the pictures you took, it tells so much.


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