Friday, August 21, 2009

Rejuvenate and Restore

We must have done more than 10,000 steps walking up down the streets of HCMC – a verifiable fact vouched by the body aches and sore muscles. At this “blooming” age, slightest exert would give instant signals to the body. Both Muni and I knew that we ought to seek help.

And nothing could be more blissful than a treat at the spa.



Spa Siam was a place we discovered on our first night in HCMC. We decided to try out its foot massage, hoping that it would help ease our sore feet. Ahhhhhh…….best nyer!!! The therapist started with a foot scrub, kinda ticklish but nice. Later when she skillfully massaged my aching feet, it was so relaxing that I instantly went into slumber. A real pro at locating the pressure points, the young therapist applied mild pressing to help ease my tensed muscles - such great physical relaxation and calmness.

The repeat visit was on our last day in HCMC. Unanimously we both agreed, nothing beats surrendering our aching bodies to Spa Siam's enthusiastic therapists. The two girls worked on our bodies, combining both ancient and contemporary techniques in a natural manner. I fell into slumber almost instantly again. When the session ended, I heard a faint voice telling me to open my eyes. Feeling a whole lot better after the 2 hours treatment, we were all recharged to head back home.

That was one bliss and to go for another one didn't seem like asking too much kan? After all we were on holiday, right?

It just didn’t seem complete if we ignored our other desirable and important asset – our crowing glory (ha..ha…whatcha think it was??). Grays all over, undesirably dry and tangled. Thus, it was obvious that we had to get it fixed.

Hair saloons in HCMC are plenty – ranging from the upmarket ones, located just a few blocks from our hotel to the small leery ones found in the back alley way of HCMC. The lady from Hong Anh recommended us the one near the Ben Thanh market. Good service plus price was reasonable that was what she shared with us.

Gambar hiasan je ni... :)

And what happened afterward was a delightful surprise. As we walked into the saloon, we were greeted by big built all so masculine guys. I seriously thought they were body guards or someone of ah long equivalent back home. Later I learnt that they were the stylist!!! Fuyoooo…imagine having your hair styled by hunks!!! So unlike the “awww ones” found in saloons back home.

The end result??? Oh yesss…rambut kami menyerlah semula after dibelai and dibelek oleh abang-abang stylist dari HCMC. Too bad we didn’t get snaps of them.

This entry puts a wrap to my HCMC RT serial. It has been two weeks since we our return and it's back to work as usual. And what is my present state of mind now? All recharged and some what motivated lah, and slowly recovering from the burns in the pocket (plus wait anxiously for the credit card bill to arrive).

Alhamdullilah, Ramadan is here again, another bliss alright. I take this opportunity to wish everyone a blessed month. May our fasting and prayers and other worship this month be pleasing to Allah. May He make it easy for us and strengthen us by it.

21 comments:

tireless mom said...

Jom pergi lagi sekali. Tak boleh tahan cam ni.

Naz said...
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Naz said...

ugh! i need a spa right now...
(punyalah letih, tulis pun dah salah salah. that's why had to remove the earlier comment! so now you're convinced right?!!) hehe.

Chahya said...

Happy embracing Ramadhan & Selamat Berpuasa to you & all in the family.

mamasita said...

Whatt?? Buat rambut kat salon hunky guys? Tak patuutt!!!

Selamat berpuasa to you and family..hopefully dapat kita go for terawih often and berjaya chase the extra-special pahalas offered in the month of Ramadan.

Makoi..urut tapak kaki? Spa? Ini sudah takacii!!

kay_leeda said...

TM,

Jommsss...bila mau pi?? I guess you should start "jejak kasih" with some of the Pet****s folks who are there. Lagi senang woooo mau go jln-jln :D

kay_leeda said...

Dear Naz,

Gurl what are you waiting for lagi?? Go spa, go spa (jgn tersepak dah lerr).

Kalu you are close here, buleh gak I bawak you pi :D

kay_leeda said...

Yes Chahaya...wishing you a blessed Ramadan too. Balik kampung ko bukak poso on the 1st day?

kay_leeda said...

Datin Mamasita,

Sudah tentu nya head to toe di repair in HCMC!!! Balik-balik tergoda org rumah upon seeing rambut baru kami. Isshh...apa pulak lah cakap mcm ni kan...time-time berpuasa nih :D

Urut kaki?? Yesss...you MUST try it. Lenaaaaa.....nasib baik tak berdengkur..keh..keh.

ray said...

Komen Pak Malim, kucing ray yg alim.

Saya pun teringin nak buat rambut, kata Pak Malim sambil duduk dalam bot. Selamat Berpuasa Kay...p.s Manis puasa tak? Puasa tak? kata Pak Malim sambil meminum susu kotak.

edelweiss said...

mmmmm besttt nyaaaa!!!!!! tak tahannnnnnnnnn godaaannnn cerita u nih :P

bella said...

Macam nak terbang ke HCMC je sekrg ni kak, u should ask for commission from the govt...beautiful pictures and nice shopping tips too!!!!Spa and hari pulakkk...arghhh....mmg menggoda jiwa dan raga, next trip nak ikuttttt....heheheh

kay_leeda said...

Dear Pak Malim, kucing ray yg alim,

Buat rambut kat sini pun cantik jugak, Kay syorkan sambil berbedak. Takut kalau buat kat HCMCity nanti, jadik rambut ala-ala Dato' Chiti :)

Selamat berpuasa pada Pak Malim juga, kata Kay yg membawa bunga. Manis puasa??? Adei lah Pak Malim, Manis mana nya puasa, dia tu tau nak cari makan secara berleluasa saja :D

kay_leeda said...

Edelweiss,

Isshhh godaan ni adakan lebih teruk dari godaan di pasar Ramadan?

Selamat Berbuka to you Cik Edel :)

kay_leeda said...

Bella,

Hai..memang bila hari-hari mendung ni kalu spa amat bagus. Sedap je jadik nyer....

Unfortunately, kena kerja...hai...tinggal angan-anagn je lah nampak nyer. Apa-apa pun selamat berbuka tu you :)

Kama said...

Isyyy.. I rasa-raa la, rambut I yang dah banyak betul uban ni macam nak kena restyled pulak.. mungkin di HCMC ada salun yang sesuai kot... Jom Mamasita dan yg sewaktu dengannya, the time has come for our rambut to be 'belai'ed by Vietnamese hunks.. hahahaha...

Ummi365 said...

i tell you what.. the next you go.. i want to follow hehehe

Laracroft74 said...

Spa....oooohh i loikkeeee!!! bestnya dapat urut urat2 yang tegang akibat terlebih shopping tu.. masa bangun lepas tertidur tu ada tak tanya kat the massage lady kalau ada terdengar bunyi2 yang tak sepatutnya...hehehehe...

kay_leeda said...

Dear Kak Puteri,

Amacam kita pi HCMC buat rambut?? Pasti abang-abang hunk terkejut I mai balik bawak satu gerombolan :D

I tell you...kat sini idak dibelai...kat sana di belai oleh ehem ehem..hai lupa dunyia Mak Aji dua org nih :D

kay_leeda said...

Ummi,

Wah...ramai yg minat HCMC nampak nyer. Next trip leh booking bus lah like this :)

Joms ke HCMC...I know you'll go nuts when seeing the kain!!!

kay_leeda said...

Dear Lara,

Tu lah dah penat...harus di belai & di spa!!! Err...bunyi yg tak sepatut nyer tuh?? Kami make dunno je..har..har :D