Birthday Surprise for Baby (Part 2) - Scenery

Short Note:Been having a bit of sickie lately. Hence the delay in posting. PMS getting more and more serious these few years. Sigh.

Continue from Part 1.

Where were we?

O. Yes. So baby started packing while I just waited patiently, hoping that the taxi would arrive on time. I booked the taxi a day earlier and even made the call to confirm that everything was alright and that the taxi would arrive at 8:45am sharp.


Which is why I am telling you right now never book this site that claims itself to be LCCT taxi online. It's a fake! STUPID taxi didn't bloody show up.

But thank god I have my car with me so after 15 mins of no show, we drove to the airport.

Luckily nothing was to go wrong since that little incident. I was worried that a bad start could lead to many bad followings along with the surprise.

Then my baby started getting paranoid and throwing me with tons with questions like:

"Where are we going? I didn't change any money. What currency do we need?"

"Are you sure we didn't need anything?"

"Omg. This is crazy. OMG OMG OMG"


Where to every single question I replied with a confident: "Don't worry. Everything is taken care of (by me)."

Haha. First time feel damn in control.

Well I should. I've already taken three weeks to make sure I have everything with me. Foreign currency (yep meant the expense would be all on me), itinerary, and even adapters for phones.

We arrived at the airport in 45 mins time, where I led him to the international departure check-in counters where he would, for the first time, see his surprise destination.


So before that, I casually moved him to chill with me at Chocolate Lounge, you know, pretending that I needed to rest for a while.

Where I asked him to open his second stack of cards.




"555" in Thai are pronounced at Ha Ha Ha. Something he learnt from his last trip.

Yep. The check-in counter displayed: BANGKOK.

Now my baby has only ever been to Bangkok once in his life and it was with me, and he loved it. It then became his favourite city of all time and always wanted to go back there.

But the thing is, if the surprise was so predictable, it wouldn't be called a surprise would it?

blur blur baby
blur blur baby, hehe

So while he was shouting: "No way! No way!" and leaping everywhere in joy thinking that he's visiting Bangkok, I was holding it in with a smile plastered on my face.

It's hard to control not to blurt out everything you know.

By 10:30am, we boarded the plane.

11:00am. Plane departed.

At this point, I think he said something like: "OMG we are really doing this, aren't we. OMG we are flying. OMG OMG OMG."

12:30pm. It was cue for 3rd stack of cards.

I was beginning to like this game.

It read:




And it did. As planned, pretty Noi-Nha arrived no sooner had we stepped out of the arrival hall of the Bangkok International airport in her car, with her driver.

Noi-Nha informed us that the journey would take 3 hours (which I already knew) and even then, baby still has NO IDEA where we were heading to. Muahaha.

2 hr 30 mins later. We were crossing through a secluded area that looked like a jungle.


Baby was beginning to doubt the surprise, so he whipped out his phone to check on the GPS location. Turning out we were heading straight towards the Burma border, east direction away from Bangkok.

He even laughingly joked that I was bringing him to Burma to sell, but I could see that he was really worried if that was true.

As the car made a turn, an vast field of endless green swept into view, as if we never drove through jungle-like road before.

vast field

scenery sheep farm

The car brought us, pass the farm house, straight to the cutest reception one would ever lay eyes on.

scenery reception

We had our welcome drink here while waiting for the keys to our villa.

welcome drink

By now, baby was just going with the flow, flattered by the beauty of the green field but didn't look too impressed.

But then we hopped onto a buggy which chauffeured us right to this little greek-style modest looking villa, where I led him open the door for his ultimate surprise.

pangola villa

Now this was where it took his breath away, almost literally.

The interior view... of our villa.

living area
the living area - where you find a flat screen, ipod dock, mini bar, food menu, etc.

our bed, overlooking the field

pangola bedroom

pangola villa at night
bedroom view at night

The villa was designed in such that it's always Christmas season around here.

christmas tree

Then I took him to see the toilet.

toilet entrance

Where you'd find a corridor...

toilet corridor

... connecting to the main piece of the villa - the biggest home jacuzzi I've ever sat in.

toilet jacuzzi dim light

Don't be fooled by the wide-angled photo, but a 5'7"adult could lie on the bottom of the jacuzzi flat from head to toe.

Roses and red wine in bucket was prepared for us.


That's not all. I then brought him outside the villa, where one would find a stone staircase next to the door.

stone stairs

He climbed up to find a root-top rest place.

pangola rooftop 2

A hammock for leisure, a bed for... er... outdoor activity :p , a dining table for your daily meals and a BBQ set.

Not only that, the root top was also overlooking the vast green field, which was actually a farm, with only two cows.

vast field

Folks. This place is Scenery. Almost the most amazing boutique villa resort I have ever been in my entire traveling life. Located in the most unusual place, far away from the city, hidden in total seclusion (location to be revealed). Nothing can beat a better romantic getaway location.

What I loved about this place was the attention to details the owner has put in.

How everything was perfectly cute, perfectly convenient, and perfectly comfortable.

scenery soap and lotion

pretty deco

Just bring your own Ipod and you can play your favourite list of songs.

As for my baby, well, I think it's safe to say that he died and went to heaven.

casey on floor

By now he turned to me and said: "I can't believe just a few hours ago I was just sleeping soundly on my bed back in Malaysia! This is like a dream!".

I don't know about you, but I think that's the most flattering comment a "surpriser" can ever receive. Made me wanna *gloat*

It was time for his fourth stack of cards.








The surprise didn't end there (like I would let it end just like that). In fact, it was just about to begin.

Behind the resort, you'd find this really cute natural stream where you can play on swings and splash around the water,

stream view

or even go for sauna or outdoor jacuzzi.


The stream (rather than river) really added to the quaintness of the place.

natural stream behind scenery

That evening, we dressed up in proper dinner wear (just for shits) and had our first dinner in Thailand - Thai Western fusion cuisine.

thai curry fried prawns at honey scene

Now I know it sounded cheesy to have fusion menu, like almost every other restaurants these days are of fusion or some sort, and more often than not, they failed terribly to produce really compatible dish that were fit to be called fusion.

If there's ever one place I would recommend combining an Asian cuisine with western style, it's definitely here - Honey Scene Restaurant.

beautiful honey scene

honey scene at night
buggy dropped us off at the entrance.

We chose a table next to the farm so we could enjoy the evening view.

chiling at honey scene

Which was quite spectacular.

scenery farm at night

casey at honey scene
baby xoxo

emo pic
emo pic

Since I've come here and tried and tested the food before, I knew exactly what to order.

our drinks
Thai Milk Tea (I have to have this every time I hit Thailand) & Beer (the man's drink)

I loved most of the dish served in Honey Scene, but my two all time favourites have to be:

Salmon Tom Yum Gung

tomyam soup

trust me on this one, it WILL BLOW YOUR MIND

And Pork Chop.

pork chop at honey scene
this would blow your pants off if your mind has been blown off with the first dish

(if you're ever here, don't bother asking the waitress for recommendation, they don't speak a lot of English, just order what I just mentioned, you won't regret it)

Dinner ended with lots of kisses and hugs, as we promptly left the restaurant and walked back to our villa hand in hand. (Decided to walk back under the stars)

honey scene restaurant at night
Honey Scene evening view from the farm

Back at the villa, the fifth stack of cards awaited to be opened.





(to be continued in Part 3 of birthday surprise)
(location of resort revealed here)

PS// The best has yet to come. ;)


30 kissed Nicole

  1. arsenal fan30/6/10 8:00 AM

    cool place, love the scenery so much

  2. Very lovely.
    Cheers.. :)

  3. romantic gila... take me go ! muahahahah =D

  4. how i wish i am ur boy friend now T.T he is so lucky to hav a very wonderful planner like you :D

  5. OMG. I LOVE THE PLACE! Im waiting for you to disclose the place and the price. Haha.

  6. How romantic of you Nicole! :)

  7. Wowwwww the place is sooo niceeeee :D :D
    Don't forget to reveal the location to us, Nicole. hehehehe :D

    And Casey is sooo lucky to have such a sweet gf like you :)

  8. hey, can you tell me wheres this place and how much is the cost of the room in the villa? I think its a perfect get away place. =)

  9. Romantic... Only a traveler will achieved this mission.. ^_^

  10. What the fuck! i have to do the planing 4 mu Chick............

  11. Nicole! Definitely let me (us?) know where this is, and the price (in US $$$ if possible, if you do RM I will look for a converter I suppose). :) Thank you so much! You are such a sweetheart to your man..aww. :)

  12. Very nice I must say :) did you drink the red wine in the bath?

  13. Utterly beautiful villa and very, very romantic gesture of yours!

    Your b/f's a really lucky man indeed! The villa's a great place for a proposal, definitely.

    Nowadays it's difficult to find gals who do the planning, make the payment + provide mind blasting shags, esp. in such wondrous surrounds.

  14. The salmon tom yum gung looks mind blowing. The red rose petalled jacuzzi and Chateau Marguax or whatever lying next to it provides the ultimate mind blowing orgasm, I can only imagine.

  15. Nicole, you really a romantics person!

  16. I want moooooorrrrreeeeeee.......

    Casey told me you surprised him, but he didn't tell me it's such a big surprise! I think this is my favorite post of your entire blog so far.

  17. berrymelon1/7/10 11:06 PM

    Very nice place and very romantic.. you really put effort on it :)

  18. OMGOMGOMG. i go OMG all the time as well!!! GREAT IDEA i almost cry. hahahah its like so touching man. such a great surprise! cant wait for part 3! =D

  19. i know the next surprise - its when u tell him u're pregnant and he gets the biggest surprise of his life!

  20. Hope the sex is good Nicoleeee!!!

  21. This is so sweet, Nicole.
    Just wait for it.
    This is so gonna be the plot for an international blockbuster.
    You'll see.

  22. how many times were u boinked at the villa?

  23. I think blogspot should have a "like" feature like facebook... Just love this post but speechless...

  24. may i know which part of thailand? wanna go.. :)


    You may have a look at their website. Thanks

  26. this is my first time commenting.

    OMG THIS PLACE LOOKS LOVELY! do tell where is it!! :)

  27. LOVE the place u picked out =)

    Bytheway, just a feedback: even though its in tiny script, it is getting a little irritating that u publicly complain about PMS almost every month

  28. Hi Nicole, was the ride from Bangkok to The Scenery bumpy? i.e via trunk road all the way or via highway? I am planning a trip there with 3 kids and 2 elderly . Would the ride be comfortable?

  29. what a nice place! I am so jealous hahahahahah