jess and sam and phuket part 2

I half-screamed when we were canoe-ing below the bats and suddenly I felt something fall on me.

I was like “WTF WAS THAT?!?!” and Sam kept on saying, “I hope that was water… I REALLY hope that was water.”

And then…

And then…………..

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And then actually nothing happened la.

I thought it was bat poop / pee, but it turned out to be water.. Just wanted to keep you guys in suspense only LOL.

We continued to canoe through the water cave, sometimes going dangerously near sharp rocks or other canoes and I really didn’t want to fall into the water which would most likely be filled with bat poop and pee and many other gross things.

The cool thing about caves is how amazingly detailed and mysterious the interior looks, ambience completed with bats sleeping above your head and trailing echoes and all

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Finally, we canoe out of the cave and into the open!

The mouth of the cave was crazily small, possibly cause we had higher tide that day.. had to bend really low, otherwise.. I leave the outcome to your imagination.

Passed by a lot of monkeys! So cute! :D

Who knew?

One day we’d be playing L4D as complete strangers sitting on their asses in front of their computers in Singapore & Melbourne, but one fine day barely a few months later, we’d be canoeing down some lagoon in Thailand together…

Impressive cliffs that looked like they popped right out from my Geography textbook from high school

More landscape to behold and a whole family of canoes

Our canoe person then decided to row us towards a patch of mangroves which I personally didn’t find too interesting. What’s so interesting about some ugly roots that stick out of the water and muddy waters?

Then we went really really close and Sam went like, “Ooo look there’s a fish!”

And I was like, “Where?! Omg yuck mudskippers are so ugly!”

And he was like, “Wow you actually know what they are?”

…..Wtf???



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More random pics of us canoe-ing!

The oar was surprisingly light, but it’s a lot harder to steer a canoe than it looks!

Relaxing and fun :)

He actually climbed onto the mangroves just to take pictures for us! Dedication..

Our canoe person was very enthusiastic in showing us around and taking pictures for us…

All of our tour guides were so friendly and nice :) I’ve noticed that Thais are mostly very good-willed and well-mannered people!

We canoed around for awhile more, taking in all of nature’s sights and sounds…

And about this time my casio cam died on me!!! Wtf!!

I was upset cuz I thought I couldn’t capture pictures for memories keepsake for the rest of the day, but thankfully I brought my Canon e1 with me and because it runs on AA batteries, all I did was buy some new batts on the island and job’s done! YAY!

Got back onto the boat, had buffet lunch on board (surprisingly good!) and set our to sea as our next destination was James Bond Islands.

Wtf right hahaha. Apparently some James Bond movie was filmed on this island which made it famous, but I forgot the title.



Tourists much!!!!

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I’m a tourist too ^.^

But there wasn’t much interesting on the island at all, besides the fact that it was commercialized to the max even though there was so little land.

Many many stalls selling the same seashells, necklaces etc all trying to rip us off! That I don’t mind too much because sometimes I try to rip them off too :P

What really bothered me was how this old lady grabbed my hand when I refused to buy her merchandise. I politely rejected her and thought she was being too touchy, so I pulled my hand away and she grabbed even harder and I got scared and told Sam that her grip was starting to hurt and to tell her to let go and finally she did.

The old woman looked so scary and evil, she totally reminded me of the witch from Drag Me To Hell and I was half-hoping she wasn’t muttering a curse under her breath D:

I think Thailand is a great place to visit with great people, but be very wary of people desperately trying to earn money (e.g suit sellers, tuk tuk drivers, stall owners etc)

Some of them can be super difficult to handle!

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First of our many vacations together to come!

Our next one? He promised to take me to Disneyland in Florida, OMG!

How much do I love my boyfriend?

Like a lot!!!!

He’ll do anything to make me happy :’) And the happiest girl on earth I am, because of him.

I miss that place sooo much, I’ve been dying to go back for years now. It’s going to be so much fun and we’ll most likely go this year’s end, like December? CAN’T WAIT!

We also talked about going to Alaska lol!!!

Yay I love holidays and traveling!!! And going on holiday with Sam is super awesome, because he’s always game and up for anything plus takes great care of me!



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So refreshing from the concrete jungle that is Singapore

Me and some rock… You can never have too many holiday photos!!

Another rock thingy with god knows what written on the wall

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After lazing around on the sandy beach for a little, it’s time to head back to the boat!

Our next destination was some island that apparently had really clear water that was good for swimming…

In the end we canoe-d instead of swimming because it really wasn’t that clean and there were too many water striders on the surface on the water which really creeped me out.

Dirt I can stand, but definitely not insects!! Filthy little things.

Quite a long time to get back, like an hour or something but we took more lovey dovey photos…

Probably the reason why everyone thought we were on our honeymoon:

The pretty pearl set that Sam got for me… I love pearls!

I told him not to buy it at first because it was way overpriced, but he said “As long as you’ll wear it, then it’s well worth it… These people also need to make a living somehow.”

Sigh :’)

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After this, we walked out to the front of the boat where we just sat down in silence.

No better way to end the day than having the wind in your hair while racing across open seas, with golden sun rays shining upon your face as sunset begins…

With Sam beside me :)

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Unfortunately, all good things have to come to an end and we were back @ the pier a little too soon, despite a whole long day of activities.

Candid.. was brushing my hair back and he snapped and it looks like I’m doing some weird model pose LOL

Us and our canoe person, his name is King Kong! (or that’s what they call him anyway)

I think it’s pretty cool working in the tourism industry where you get to interact with tourists and bring them around - it’s nice to know you played a part in making someone’s holiday as special as it was.

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Took the van back to our cosy little resort….

We intended to shower immediately when we got back, but since our room and the beach was merely a few steps away,

we couldn’t resist this:

No pictures after this because we jumped into the water together… Couldn’t stop smiling and shrieking / giggling like a school girl :)

I’ve never felt so happy and carefree in my life.

Sam really is the most amazing guy I’ve ever met, if only I could express myself and let the people around me know just how crazily good he is to me. But yeah I really suck at putting feelings and experiences into words sometimes.

Or maybe words just don’t suffice this time, because this is so much more.

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I really really really really really really really x infinity miss my cupcake!

Only one (torturously long) week more before he’s in Singapore again to celebrate my birthday with me. Can’t waittttttttttttt!