6 months ago i asked myself if i was granted a wish definitely i would have wished for a getaway...
And i couldn't thank Tammy enough for advertising this campaign in her blog.
me and hub were one of the 4 lucky couples to be selected for this all-expense paid workshop called "We Love, Sustaining Passions" in Pulau Tioman.
Sounds good??it is to me! Not only the workshop is having the famous Mr. Paul Jambunathan (Tammy & I called him the love doctor) as a speaker but we will have a fun-filled activity together plus a free vacation!
What is this workshop is all about?
-Among the topics discussed were the importance of keeping the physical intimacy going, correct way to
explain sex education for teenagers, challenges & problems faced by many Malaysian couples such as ED (Erectile Dysfunction), lack of communication and some wonderful tips to ponder about.
We boarded around noon time with Berjaya Air.. Seriously i never knew there is a direct flight to Tioman!
Hub was a bit tired ..its ok honey...you are not gonna regret this...
What they served in the plane: bread and peanuts..ooh and also mineral water..not bad.
Reaching the island...what a beautiful view...
A small plane that can accommodate around 50 passengers.
It was Friday so my hub went straight to the mosque for his Friday prayer..i was left husbandless huhu..
The rest of us were brought to the hotel and checked-in by the lovely Miss Melissa as our coordinator.
Where were we staying??? Berjaya Resort bebehhh....loving every inch of its surrounding and landscape.
Thank god i had the Berjaya staff to help me with the luggage since my hub has not arrived yet.
But once i open the door to our Deluxe Chalet i forgot about him already..
such a lovely surprise...
Felt like i was in our honeymoon again.
Want to know what's in the box?..hehehe..secret secret
Lunch was great and then we started our first activity..we never stopped laughing during the seminar. Mr. Paul was so funny and informative at the same time he managed to keep us focus for the entire session.
There were more exciting plan the organizer had for us for night session..a romantic dinner..
Notice the love-shape flower? These guys were so sweet..u know how i love flowers that i was thinking to put them in my bag and spread them in my room hahaha..
One for me..
one for him..
But the 5-course dinner made me full like a ...errrr...phyton..
Starter -deep fried potato and shrimp
Appetizer - shrimp salad
Soup - Creamy Green Apple Soup
Main Course - I forgot the name but it was a chicken + gravy with a lot of mash potato. By this time i was already full..
Hub had beef something something..he really liked it..
Desert - Tiramisu + Ice cream + Chocolate Mousse..oohh by now i felt like tapau-ing already..but these babies were gooooood.
We rarely had romantic dinner back in KL so we took this chance to be as romantic as possible.. (kasi can laa haha)
Back in the room after the dinner we were surprised (again) by this chocolate platter..is this their attempt to get us sugar-rush and do crazy things?hahahaha
Next day was even better. Breakfast-in-bed!
I pre-choose the menu the day before. I had american breakfast and hub had chinese fish congee..
Felt like sleeping back after the lovely breakfast but we decided to go out and had some fresh air..we were in an island remember??
Our chalet was located just in front of the beach and it was only a walking distance to go and lie under the gazebo. The rain has stopped and weather is sunny and bright..perfect.
That lasted until lunch time and after lunch we had another session of talk. Another interesting topic covered by Mr. Paul Jambunathan and we never failed to laugh until my jaw hurts.
Before we went back to our chalet, we caught this gorgeous sunset and jumped at the chance capturing it!
It's dinner-in-bed time!
Starter-bread with butter
Soup-creamy green apple soup
Main course-i had chicken and hub had fish
Desert-Chocolate cake with vanilla sauce
I had my first eating-dinner-in-a-robe experience.
The next day which is the last day..if only i can have this treatment everyday..hihihi
My malay throat already asking for spicy food..so i opted for nasi lemak and i love it! The sambal was as hot as how i like it...
my hub who has already forgot he is Malay still have his american breakfast ; )
Feeling beachy-yyy..with the hat...forgot to bring extra dress to compliments the location huhuhu..
Had our last session before we check-out from the hotel..and said good byes to the organizers, the other participants, the speaker and not forgetting the media.
Us at the check-outs
Flown back to KL..: (
In my opinion, this workshop has been successful in reaching its purpose..it was filled with information laughter, fun-filled activities, perfect location, and actually me and hub were very surprised on how open we can be, to talk about this issue.
In some of the activities, we were asked to write and express how we actually feel about each other..what do we love in our partner and our vow and promise to our future. i have to admit it was hard to do especially in front of other people. but those things did remind us how deeply in love we used to be and how we should keep the feeling strong and going. i can feel the bond is stronger than ever before.
This type of workshop should be held more often as an eye-opener, to create awareness and give valuable education to people how marriage can be stronger if we know the right way to do it.
Thanks to the organizer for realizing this and do their best to make sure this workshop is a success.
Ohh man, sponsored vacation never felt this good.
*Crossing my finger should there be another opportunity like this hehehehe