Violet’s Page 2018


HEY PEOPLE! Today’s post is very special because I LEFT THE CRUISE SHIP! 😭😭😭 After a very long, tearful (not really, but it was sad) goodbye to all of my very good cruise ship friends, including but not limited to:

😎🦆 Kat

🦄🦆 Gabi

🦈 Chris

🦆🐥 Maria

👓 George

🎤🎼 Ty

🏅 Sai

😂🤣 Vee

Yep, I miss them already! It was really hard to say bye, but I did! Still, it was really fun to meet everyone! Straight after leaving the boat, we headed to the airport to fly to Cambodia! it’s only a two hour (not even!) flight, so it was EASY! Then, we got to the hotel and long story short, slept. Then, bright and early (Well, not so bright if you’re NOT a morning person *cough* me *cough*) we headed to Angkor Wat. If you don’t know what it is, look it up. Here, I will for you. 

There it is! Though, this is really small compared to the rest of the temples! Pretty much, they’re old broken Buddist temples that tell fables of generations! So, yeah! It was REALLY hot when we were there and that sucked, but we got used to it. (If get get used to it means pretty much die because of heat stroke, then suuuuuuure we got used to it!) It was amazing, though! So worth ‘getting used to it’ (read my last sarcastic comment in parenthesis, please.) It was amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes, it DOES deserve that many exclamation points. 

Here’s some pictures

Yup, been there, done that!

The tree is EXTREMELY TALL! (in case you couldn’t tell!) 

Hayden, just…. no. NO. NOOooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo….. You get the point. 

 Yep, I had a snazzy day. (HA, I said it.) Actually, today was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and I’m so glad I got to do this. 


~ Violet

Fish Are Friends, Not Food (So don’t eat them, people!)

Hey peoples! Today was amazing, and it included snorkeling, hugging a fish (yes, that really happened, I have proof), and taking over 200 photos. 


(Just a little note, this post is my longest one yet, so save some time to read it 😂)

OK, so to start off our unbelievably insanely incredible day, we waited about 30 minutes for our car that took us to the speedboat to come. It was very boring, but the van came eventually, and the wait was so worth it! When the van came, we got on and drove (well no duh, thank you, Violet. 🙄) to the speedboat port, which was about 25 minutes away from the cruise ship dock. We had to tender in, which basically means get on a tiny, very shaky boat, and scarily ride it into the port, while questioning the entire time whether or not the boat is going to flip over. Yep, super fun! Ok, so once we boarded our speedboat, (but not before buying Pocky and Pringles!) we met our guide, Piim, who showed us the ropes of snorkeling and swimming in deep waters. We first rode the boat for about an hour to the Phi Phi Islands (which is pronounced pee-pee islands, great name, am I right?) We swam at the first island, and it was just so snazzy. (Sorry, I have to use the word snazzy at least two times in a post. That was two!) Okie dokey artichokey, then we got to the first snorkeling spot. And basically, this is where I hugged a fish.

Look at all the fish, it was insane!!

Fish attack!!!!

He’s just saying hi, chill.

Hi, Dad!

Can anyone help me find Nemo?

(That’s an anemone!)

Hi again, Dad. (Photo hogger!)

Next we swam. It was amazing. The water was SOOOOOOOOOOooooOOOOOOooo CLEAR!

Hi fish!!

Can you find the fish? (all credit to me, I took the picture)

Then we snorkeled AGAIN!

Low tide!

Then we went back to the boat. I hope you enjoyed!!!!!!


Thanks so much for reading!

~ Violet 🌺💙

Death by Monkey Slap

Hey people!!! Today was the most amazing day of my life. I had the most insane stuff happen, including being slapped by a monkey, jet skiing, and swimming in the ocean. So, enjoy!

Welcome to Langkawi, home to the most beautiful islands in the universe. Today I woke up at 7am, which was horrible, but so worth it. We docked at 8, and we got off the boat, rushing because we thought we were late. Turns out, that was all for nothing because it took another twenty minutes fior the truck to come. When the truck came, there were not enough seats, so Dad had to sit in the truck bed. When we got to the beach, we saw our jet skis, and they were AWESOME! We learned how to drive.

Our first stop was pregnant lady island, which hosts a beautiful freshwater lake. We got to swim in it, and it was epic. The water was SO warm. 

On the way back, I died. No, really. I’m dead. I was slapped by a monkey.

You see that adorable little fuzzball? That furry monster slapped me. He thought I was going to steal his food, apparently. 

Back on the jet skis to visit a couple more places, and then we stopped to swim in a small pool of the ocean that was surrounded by islands.

It was great. At the end, I went to a small place and I drove the jet ski, it was really fun. We went and did some really crazy stunts, which led to Hayden being trown off the other jet ski. Let’s just say one of the turns the guide made was too sharp. I drove with Dad’s assistance.

I had an amzing day, and I hope you enjoyed reading!

~ Violet

Penang (Smells and Heights)

Hey people! I hope you are having a snazzy day! 

Today we went to Penang, Malaysia. It was nice weather, warm and sunny! Our guide’s name was Max, and he showed us around Penang, and took us to some really amazing places. We started by going to the old Buddist Temples, and it was SO pretty! 

My favorite part of the entire temple was putting these wishing flags on the tree. it’s an old Buddist tradition, and I did two. The first one was Saftey For Family Members, and my second was Eternal Happiness. 

They were definitly colorful! Ok, so my least favorite part ( aka TORTURE!!) was going to the top of the 8th tower. 

We were up so high, the railing was super low, and the ridge was super thin. Plus, to make it worse, I’m scared of heights. Perfect combo, right?

Welcome to Monkeyopolis! I saw monkeys in person, and they were adorable. I was told that monkeys are mean, and I believe it. They seem pretty rude.

That’s about it! Thanks for reading, and I’ll see you next time!!

~ Violet 💕💙

Second day in Singapore!

Welcome to the snazziest post EVER! I hope you are having an amazing day so far! So, today (haha, it was yesterday, but just forget about that!) we had a tour again with Renne, and I ate some traditional Singaporean foods, such as naän bread, roasted banana, and a weird lime drink thingy that tasted like rice. The lime drink was actually very good once you got used to the weird aftertaste of rice. Then we went to some temples in Chinatown and Little India. It was amazing, and I had a great time! 

Oh, most imporatantly, we saw a cat!!!

Beautiful, right?

Little India was very tourist-y, so I didn’t like it very much. But, a kind man making garlands gave me a flower! It was pretty, but it died. No, its petals just fell off. 

Lime drink thingies! (thank you, model Hayden!)

New Buddah temple in Chinatown.

This is the world’s biggest prayer wheel. It spins, and if you walk around it three times, while chanting, it’s as good as reading the entire script that is imprinted on it.

After an amzing day, we boarded our cruise ship. It’s really nice, and our room is beautiful, we’re just getting used to the boat now, so yep! Have a super good day, everyone!

Thank you for reading!!!!!

~ Violet 💙

Welcome to Singapore!!

What's up people!?! After 24 hours on a plane ( .aka. NOT FUN AT ALL), we reached Singapore. When we got to the airport, it was like WOW! Singapore is the best airport in the world, so it was understandable. We got to the hotel, which was the Four Seasons. It’s exteremly nice, and our driver was really cool. At the hotel, we ate a super snazzy breakfast, which consisted of very healthy foods, including donuts and french toast. After a nutritious break fast (not), we went to the room and SLEPT. And we said we’d sleep for 4 hours, but we slept for 8 1/2. Terrific! Then we went on a great tour, with an awesome guide, Renne. He showed us some of the main attractions in Singapore. Here are some pictures :

We’re standing by the cablecar that leads to Sentosa Island, which is an amusmant park and other attractions hub. 

The Singapore skyline is gorgeous. 💕

This is the Merlion, which is the icon of Singapore. This lion mermaid represents the original name of Singapore, which was fishing village, and that is the bottom half of the lion, the mermaid. The top half is the new name, which means Lion City. There are 5 merlions in Singapore, and they are spread out around the city.

Singapore is a big wow!!! 😍💕

Can we just take a second to appriciate the pure beauty of this elecorn? I mean, come on people, can we have one in America?!?

Just looking at the ocean! 🌊

We saw an amazing light show, and it was really cool!

Another light show. 

And done!!!!

Thanks for reading and I hope you have an amazing day! 



South East Asia 2018!

Hey people! It’s Violet! Just a little note to my peeps here who will be reading this, thank you! I’m really glad people come and read my blog every year, and it’s just really cool for me to feel like i’m bringing friends and family with me. So, yeah! Thanks, people! Ok, so this year, me and my family will be visiting….(drum roll please!) Lots of places in Asia, including a five-day cruise, which is going to be absolutely EPIC! The first place we’ll visit will be Singapore, and we’ll stay there for a few days. Next, we get to board our cruise ship, which is going to be the most snazzy thing ever! The cruise is awesome! We have a really amazing room that we were really lucky to get, and I CAN’T WAIT!  The cruise goes 4 places, and then when we get done with that, we go to Cambodia! It’s going to be an amazing trip, and I’m excited to show you peeps where we go!!

That’s Violet, signing off! 


The comment section is there for a reason! I won’t be able to text while I’m on vacay, so reading and responding to comments is as close as I’ll get! Please do not forget to comment!!

Thanks again!!!!!


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