Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Best Scrub/Massage Place in KL

Today I am on leave - yeah, after a whole weekend of working at the MATTA Fair - it's time for some R&R. This is a post on where to get the best massage and scrub from my recent experiences. Since I had them all within the last 2 months, everything is quite clear in my head - so here's hoping, they'll be some help to you.

I recently had a free voucher to Jojoba Spa for a free spa experience. They have several outlets and I picked the one at Royale Bintang Damansara. First of all, I made an appointment at like 11am (?) the time they open....I arrived (my fault) at 10.55am so they weren't open and I had to amuse myself around the little pool area of the hotel - STRIKE 1.

The place looked pretty good when it opened up but then I was led to this small tight cramped room with 2 beds right off the reception area - with only a small curtain at the doorway....so here I am lying there, ummmm..., naked, right off the reception area - with only a small curtain at the doorway....STRIKE 2!!! Cramped as hell! STRIKE 3!!!

I have a scrub, a shower and a massage. They asked me if I wanted to buy more time for a longer massage than the 1 hour I got for free but somehow, instinct told me to hold off of that! Me, the massage connoisseur who only goes for 2 hour massages....and boy was I right!

The masseusse' technique was so bad.....she very noisily and very crudely 'scrubbed' me, it didn't feel relaxing, I didn't feel clean, she wasn't very thorough. Sigh - STRIKE 4! And the massage technique was even worse - completely unrelaxing. When I was asked for feedback after my session, the receptionist had the cheek to tell me that the masseusse had to work fast to finish within the hour!!! GEEZ - if you don't have enough time, just don't spend so much time at each section of the body - it doesn't give you the license to shish-shash-shish-shash to an allegro pace! So - Jojoba Spa - I would NEVER visit again!

Then JH treated us to an Anniversary Day at the Spa at the Energy Day Spa....yikes, what a mouthful! He had earlier wanted to do the Spa Day at the award-winning Mandara Spa but at RM780 per person for 2.5 hours, I most definitely had something else to say about it! So off to the Energy Day Spa we went - at Great Eastern Mall. We had lunch first at the Cosy House Restaurant or something like that - I remembered it to be quite tasty and always full - well, it was full but not so tasty - so whatever, I was really looking forward to the Spa.

The place is quite nice with a nice big changing/shower room. We changed into robes before going off to sit near a window wall on deck chairs, overlooking the trafffic and roads below. Contrary to what I just described, it was quite quite nice. I wish I had a room like that in my house! Very relaxing!

So first off, we got a Foot Bath, and had a bit of a drink. Then we were shown to our couple room where we got our Scrubs...Ummm...it was ok. Then off to shower and came back for a Massage - the massage had me falling asleep and I kinda didn't feel my back massage - What A Waste!!! And then we were shown back to the Glass Room and got a great drink - Sparkling Grape Juice with Ginger! YUM!!!

And today, I treated myself to a 2hour massage at my normal place - BioMax at SS2. It's a veryvery simple place, but their massages are great! I've been going there for years now, not just because of their strong/firm massages but also cos they have fantastic prices and they do not hard-sell me anything! The last one who hard sold me something discovered very quickly that they lost me faster than they can say, "How about......"

Yati 'did' me today and she was strong and dedicated and really got out all the knots....UMmmm..., the last 4 nights of sleeping at a hotel had my body all whacked out but Yati made me all better again....heheheheheeheeee.....

So All in All - my conclusion is - BioMax is the best massage place for me - cheap and good! YEAY!

Best scrub I have had was the one for my Girl's Day Out before my wedding at Chakras Spa.

And there you have it - E's Top Massage and Scrub in KL!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Ok, I really really love browsing the online shopping portals and I really like the stuff on thepoplook.com.

But I really don't understand how people can buy online....except for the slim, tall people who most generally can fit into anything. I am a really ...um...curvy, fat, voluptous girl and I tend to just drool at the pretty stuff online....sigh!

And OF COURSE! all the girls modelling the clothes are slim, leggy and fair! SIGH!!!!

Colmar Tropicale, Bukit Tinggi

Currently managed by Berjaya, Bukit Tinggi Resort was launched about 9 years ago and was taken over by Berjaya, and renamed, about 3 years ago -it's such a sad little place. Fake fake fake is all I can say about it - we were up there the past weekend - just a day jaunt Thank God! I saw some tourist buses there, I can't imagine what I would do if I went on a tour of a country and the agents brought me somewhere like Colmar Tropicale.

It's up on a hill and almost in the same direction as Genting Highlands but so far different. The air was hot and it was like a lost little amusement pit stop that people forgot. There were still people visiting - strangely! The entire 'French Village' was made up of the Berjaya Hotel with different buildings in the 'village' actually different wings of the hotel. There were several restaurants - all with French names and the French music piped into toilets to lend that 'authentic' Viva La France feeling.......ummmm....

So, anyway, there were cafes, bakeries, a Roast Chicken place, a supposed Fine Dining restaurant, an Italian place and a 24 hour Food Place that was just sad. Everything was sad - gosh, it's so sad!!!!!!! We ate at the 24 hour Food Place which is like you know, the normal bistro or whatever at a hotel. There was a buffet 'spread' and we basically had rice and some cuttlefish, fish, eggs, lamb and vegetables - chap fan basically. At only RM75 for the two of us! HA!HA!HA!!!

There was a poor little fake wishing well, which I didn't even feel inclined to peek into - but there were several people making wishes and dropping coins and taking pictures - sigh.....

There was a caricaturist who I think was the most interesting attraction there - besides him, ummm....a wax hand shop, a massage parlour and a regularly scheduled Chinese Acrobatic performance.

We then took the free shuttle to the Japanese Village which was a little better - no cooler but at least a little more authentic and original and enjoyable with its streams and Japanese Kimonos. We were quite interested in checking out the Tatami Spa but looking at the number of visitors and its price menu, we didn't think they were open anymore. The most affordable - like 30 mins of massage or something was RM400!!!!

We were so anxious to get away from the place - it even cost us RM10 to get in!!! IAYOYOYOYOYO!!!! Oh ya, there is also a Rabbit Farm there and a Horse Riding Facility.

This gets our Sakai Award!!!

(P.S. I can't even summon up the energy to proof-read...no fire to complain, no passion to wax lyrical - sad)

Friday, March 05, 2010

RM775 on SKincare?

Today I was told about SKII's Tea Event on 26 March at Sogo KL. Seems like all I need do is buy a voucher for which I receive a Door Gift, and if I purchase above a certain amount like RM650 at the event, I get another Free Gift worth kinda about the same price.....SO - I spend like RM150 on the Voucher to go and RM650 for the products and receive RM1400 worth of SK-II - that'll last me 6 months I guess, since all their items last approximately 3 months.

The thing I'm afraid of is that I'm gonna spend a chunk of money on items that don't work. If they work, well and good - it's the other side of the coin I'm worried about.

I know there are lots of good reviews about the brand but heck, I've survived so many years with some off the shelf products and some branded items and was just told by the Skin Analyst that my skin is good - I guess I could say it's younger than my biological age...MUAH HA HA - oklah, I said that last part myself......

But I am developing some fine lines and I guess it's about time to whip out the 'A-N-T-I-A-G-I-N-G' bottles...........WAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!