Not much of a post…. but I will try…
Last Tuesday, I got out of bed and walked down the stairs groggily.
'Eh! Are we going off for a short trip or not? Bangkok? Ok, let me call the travel agency.' My mum said.
And viola! After a trip to the travel agency, we were set to fly to Bangkok the very next day.
Bangkok! Here we come!!! The flight was scary…one little fact bout me. I absolutely HATE taking off. Probably came from 5 years of flying here and there..there was once the plane dropped while taking off so from then on, I was absolutely terrified. To think I took the giant drop. Anyway, this plane was like a 1 litre car trying to achieve high speed in 10 sec. BUmp bump bump, shake shake shake…shake all the way till it lifted. Scary siah.
Apparently, that is Pattaya beach or something…the captain said so.
THe landing wasn't any better then the take off – it felt like the plane was going to nose dive into the runway…but landing doesn't bother me as much as a take off does.
We had a private airport transfer to our hotel, Baiyoke Sky, supposedly the tallest hotel in Bangkok. Got given a very eerie room- beds at a corner.. A HUGE space between anything, tv and sofa were not facing each other. The safe wasn't working so we cooked up a fuss n got a free room upgrade!! Didn't take the room lah…but was 5 floors higher than the previous and was much much better.
The view from my room. Not much of a view considering how polluted that place was.
We were directly opposite a wholesale retail centre so we went shopping for a while before hunting for our dinner – a restaurant which we went quite a few times cos it was near the hotel and someone spoke cantonese there…
All signs in Bangkok say 11am to 12pm. Which is funny. THey open for 2 hours only.
Gau gau Tom Yam soup!!!
Pepsi in a retro bottle for 20 baht!!! which is 90cents.
After dinner we walked back to the hotel via the night market….where there were a lot of roadside stalls…
Taken while mum was buying water apple….
Huge prawns!! Forgot to ask how much..but the guy was nice to hold them even though we didn't buy it…..
We didn't buy much the first day cos we thot we just rackie since that shopping centre was like 2 minutes from our hotel.
Breakfast at the 78th storey.
Then we went down to MBK!!
Not my pic…. too lazy and too hot to whip out camera.
We walked all the way to the skytrain station which in a very hot day is not advisable.. I got sunburnt shoulders just walking there. And ok. From now till the next day, sorry no photos cos shopping takes priority. Oh wait, I did steal a photo or two.
Lunch. Wasn't supposed to take pics but I took it anyway.
While waiting for the lift, saw this karaoke room.
Ok…nothing much lah…what else? SHOP shop shop lor. Got back to the hotel to watch mum's silly korean show (thank God for cable)
I got bored. and took the sunset from the room.
Went to the same restaurant, shopped at night market, bought some stuff. Like that lor.
We didn't go to Chatuchak Market cos a lot of people including locals said although it was cheap, my mum wouldn't make it there…it was stuffy and hot and crowded. So I will leave that to next time.
I know u must be waiting for wat I bought. Let me show you.
We left with this;
And came back with these:
Some stuff taken out liao lah..mum had to do laundry as usual.
And..what's in the bag:
Heaps of polos!
Shirts to give away cos i can't fit into them. Blardee hell.
Bags bags bags
Earrings and stands
That is all! WOuld have bought more if I didn't have my mum around….hehe. Next time man!
Most were 'ONE NINE NINE MAR DARM!' hehe but after some haggling it went down lah…
I missed the MTV awards damnit although I was at Siam Paragon where it was held that very day. ANNOYING.
Ok lah. I hope this is readable. oVerall it was a good trip. DIdn't get stressed or annoyed with mother at all which is a good thing.
Next time u wanna go Bangkok, REMEMBER TO JIO ME.