Updating from Las Vegas!

Sorry for the lack of updates recently (although I don’t think anyone is waiting for one!). I am and will be in the US for the next 2 weeks.

Currently updating from Las Vegas, Nevada! How exciting! I plan to keep a travel log so expect more travel-related updates.

Most of you would know that this Vegas trip is my mom’s VIP incentive (award) trip. This is DDI’s 30th VIP trip and my mom has won more than half of them. So every year (if she wins), we would take turns to go.

Ok, moving on to the updates……

Sunday:

The journey took more than 30 hours with two layovers: Hong Kong (2 hours) and Los Angeles (6-7 hours).

1959435_10152334819991388_300665947_nKilling time.

1947825_10152328212416388_1362711563_nDinner at the airport. Organic Vegan meal of Tofu, Kale and Quinoa! So fresh and healthy. NOM!1974987_10152334820131388_1750377197_nThe not-so-healthy meal. Burgers and fries are a MUST in the US. 1209258_10152334820031388_241241076_nFIJI!

We finally settled in at the Bellagio hotel on Sunday night (9th March). The Bellagio is one of the main hotels along the strip of Las Vegas. At 11.30pm, the hotel was packed like a shopping mall on a weekend. I guess the saying “Las Vegas is a city that never sleeps” stands true.

1932320_10152334810776388_1679413449_n 1441470_10152334819851388_476314312_nOur personal limo driver who picked us up from the airport.1900082_10152334819906388_624278144_n

1970900_10152328633221388_17043768_nAfter checking in, we rushed to catch the final musical fountain show right outside the Bellagio. It comes on every 15 minutes from 8pm-12am every night.

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We walked along the strip for a bit before calling it a night. 6 comfy pillows to myself!

Monday:      

1932308_10152331368301388_915854230_nWaking up to THIS!

Monday was free and easy. The official VIP program would only begin at night so we had the whole day to ourselves. Due to the time difference, I woke up early at 7-ish. After sitting around for so many hours on the plane, my legs were stiff and itching to run. It was too hot to run outside so I decided to check out the Fitness Centre at the Bellagio. The hotel is so big that it took me 15 minutes to find the place even after asking 2 different people for directions (epic fail).  1911808_10152329493796388_218601075_n

Pre-workout selfie.

1452391_10152334810441388_1981222319_nThe gym was very well equipped. It had so many different machines it took me a while to adjust.

375751_10152334810366388_784058220_nI checked out all the machines although the only thing that I ever use is the treadmill. I hopped on one of the treadmills and survived 20 gruelling lifeless minutes (4.1KM). I was not tired (barely broke a sweat), but I gave up. 1538733_10152334810151388_898892137_n I wore my Puma Pacer tee and it actually spiked interest in some of the gym-goers. After much chatter,  I drank a few cups of water and left.

1779064_10152334810906388_1762418057_nSprinted down this never-ending hallway back to the room.

For the rest of the day, we took a bus and toured along the strip.

1012932_10152334809786388_1953778203_nWrap and Snapple! My kind of grub.

988811_10152334809746388_1205184253_nHuge serving of egg, toast and hash brown (although you can’t tell from the picture).1891229_10152334809671388_1916843504_nFRESH FRUITS.

Did some shopping and ate all sorts of junk food along the way.

1981780_10152330157026388_611041726_nAt night, it was DDI’s VIP awards and welcome dinner where the DDI employees and VIP guests (us) were acknowledged for their hard work and support respectively.

1969245_10152334809941388_216314736_n 988811_10152334809851388_760300068_nFront row! The President of the company.

Mom was named as the lifeblood of DDI Malaysia! Way to go mom! Indeed, my supermom.

1979563_10152334819956388_1087542450_nIt was a buffet dinner but I only managed to capture the desserts!

Stay tuned for updates on the Canyon Float and the Hoover Dam tour!

Till then, get movin’!

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