The 1st prize winner for Faces Curtin Photo Contest 2010. Big fat congratulations to Johan Iskandar!
*Long overdue post*
I woke up early, did some work. And then, around 12 noon, I was off to……
a 5-star seaside spa resort at Mandara Spa, Miri Marriot Resort & Spa *jumping up and down*
Okok, the reason why I was so excited is that I got a free massage treatment voucher. I’m a sucker for anything free (hey, it’s free why not?). I used to have this matches collection of every single hotel, when I went for holidays with my family. My mom got sick of it, she threw all of them without asking me when I was in boarding school (Yes, very supportive of u, mom).
The free voucher(s). Thanks Mandara Spa
Note that there are two vouchers. Wonder who was the other one coming along? It was Seqam aka Johan Iskandar Mohd Nasir, the best photographer in town, I swear. Hehe.
I like the deco of Mandara Spa, very Balinese-ish. I was asked to come 15 minutes earlier than the appointment time. So, I managed to snap a few pictures before going into the treatment room.
The refreshment. Ginger tea and minty hand towel.
So I went into the private treatment room, changed into just sarong and I was given a foot massage and scrub. Then off we went to the real deal, the Oil Head Massage. I got to choose the type of ointment for the massage. I was in the middle of writing my thesis report at that time, so I chose ‘Tranquilizer Oil’ as I wanted a calm and soothing massage. I drowned in the soft hand of the Balinese masseuses. I swear, at that moment of time, it was like nothing else matters.
The next thing I heard was “Maam, you can get up now”. And I was like “Did you set the time correctly? ” Haha.
The treatment room
Foot massage and scrub corner
Outdoor bathroom. Thank god, the glass is tinted.
I was about to give the spa 10/10 for the great services, but they don’t have a hairdryer. So I think I gave 9.5/10 instead.
I had to dry my hair the ‘traditional way’. Pftt.
Remember I told you earlier, that the spa voucher was free and I told you about my spa-partner, Johan? The vouchers were the 1st prize gift for Faces of Curtin Photo Contest 2010. He is such a gentleman that he shared the voucher with me. So sweet, right?
Johan and me, with the Balinese masseuses.
Thank you Johan for the spa day out. I wish you will be one of the top photographers in Malaysia with many pretty snaps. And oh, a successful geologist too!