So earlier on this week I went to Bangkok and as I sat here looking at my laptop this Sunday afternoon I figured I should probably do up a post on it before the memories of this vacation become too vague for me remember.
It was a really great few days away from Sg for awhile and I guess T and I really needed that. We just had to get away from the city of expensive and boring things for awhile and just go out there and see new things. This trip did exactly that for me.
Always happy to be able to sit in a seat identified by my initial. Lol life’s little thrills.
The mandatory selfie before the flight, with both of us decked in T’s jackets. Apparently he has plenty of jackets so I have taken the liberty to take one and establish it as my own. For some weird reason, jackets that belong to other people feels warmer (to me) anyway.
Landed and got the wifi there for only 299 baht which was about $9.50 for 7 days? Holy shit I was in love with Bangkok right in that moment already.
Hopped right on into Pong’s car and he drove us to where we were staying for the next few days – Ecotel Hotel Bangkok.
I kind of loved how small and quiet it was. I just love small hotels in small alleys cause it just makes the place feel more personal to me. T on the other hand didn’t like it. Sigh. So tough to please the little prince that he is inside.
Headed to MBK in Bangkok after that and walked around.
Had street food after that which was really really good. I could not eat a lot of it though because I was down with fever. :C
Felt myself burning up as I walked through the streets but a part of me didn’t really care cause I was in a different city and I was a different person and it felt good to finally feel something different.
Had to rest and recharge the next morning because I was still having a fever.
Was actually really upset that I could not go to Chatuchak market cause I really wanted to take a look at how the place looked like and how the culture was like there. Not to mention do some shopping as well.
Oh well, the next time I go there, I am definitely paying the place a visit.
The boys came back to the hotel to get me after that. Felt recharged after a good sleep.
I feel really proud of myself because this was the first time I was alone in a hotel room overseas.
Headed to get lunch and Pong drove us to this place that served up really authentic Thai food.
It was such a great meal. However I did not manage to snap a photo of all the food as we were really hungry.
Had a taste of green curry together with rice noodles, and oh god was it hella good.
It was something different because back in here at sg, we would eat green curry together with white rice, so it was a nice change.
I should have taken a photo of that before gobbling it all up, haha damn
Selfie with the driver T haha. Pong drove in the end as it was seriously way too dangerous for T to be driving in a foreign country, especially when he isn’t as skilled as the drivers there for the small roads in Bangkok. He was looking so stressed up and I was glad that Pong took over to drive awhile after that.
Had some really authentic sticky rice with HELLA GOOD chicken and papaya salad.
I’m not always a huge fan of papaya salad but the one served up there was really good.
The chicken was so tender and it was just so good overall. I loved how the place looked so simple and clean as well.
Damn, I’m already missing this wonderful place.
Drove across the huge river next to go to Pong’s house. I was really excited as Pong lives in the village area and it was nice to be able to visit these areas and see how the place is.
Everyone meet – DICKY.
He licks too much for his own good but I guess he was just so excited when Pong came back to the house.
I also found it cute how he was really protective of his house.
What made me feel really sad was that when we left, he looked SO sad.
Pong said that he looked this way every single time Pong drives off from home.
This just killed my heart a little more than it should inside hahahais
Entered Pong’s bedroom and had a photo taken with his huge ass bear which I found to be really cute.
I MEAN JUST LOOK AT IT GUYS
Took a drive over to get massages as T was saying that he wanted to try it for some time now.
He got the foot and shoulder massage while I had the full body massage.
It was really weird as I did not really understand the feeling of a stranger just running their hands through my body in the within the first 5 minutes of meeting each other.
At one point of time the lady even unstrapped my bra and I didn’t really know what to feel so.
I guess I will not be going for a massage for sometime again in Bangkok ha ha ha
Headed back to the hotel afterwards to change before we headed out again to Terminal 21 to do some shopping.
Got this really exquisite bag that I loved very much which I might post here next time.
Met this huge cat over there which reminded me of my friend Cat back home.
Shout out to you Tinny if you’re reading this ha ha
Headed to get some really authentic Italian food at a restaurant that was located along a small alley.
It served up some really great pasta and until now I am still thinking about how the pasta tasted because it was just too good.
So glad that Pong brought us there because I really enjoyed myself at this pasta place.
The place looked so gorgeous and this photo did no justice to the place at all.
Me as I was asked to smile for the camera.
Charming, as always.
The seafood pasta that tasted OUT OF THIS WORLD
The pizza was really good as well, and hell was it filling.
Headed to get cakes after!
The best part of the day is always the time when one gets to eat desserts.
The one on the top was lemon cheesecake, followed by green tea with red bean cake on the left and coconut cake on the right.
Personally, I felt like the coconut cake was the bomb but the others were so good as well. Maybe because I personally am not a coconut lover but I loved that cake so I guess that should say something. The cheese on the cheesecake was so light as well and it really does deserve praise.
The green tea with red bean cake was really light and flavourful and I was so happy to be able to try this there as if I was in Sg, it would’ve cost me a hole in my pocket just to take a smaller piece of that same cake. So thankful for Pong to drive us there despite the rainy weather.
Selfie while waiting for Pong to drive his car over outside the cake shop!
It was such a fulfilling day because we managed to do so much stuff and still end up going back to the hotel to rest early.
T and I were marvelling at how little time we took to cover so much ground and I guess I really am thankful for having Pong drive us around Bangkok.
I remember on the way home though, something happened that really struck me hard. We were in a jam on the streets on the way home and it was raining pretty heavily. As we moved slowly towards the traffic light, this small boy ran out into the streets to our car and tried to sell flowers. I was struck by how small and skinny that young boy was and as his tiny frame ran across the road back to where he come from, it was so scary that at his age, he has to be doing that to earn a living.
Pong started to tell us about the slums in Bangkok then and it was just so surprising to me how the income gap could be so different in a country other than our own. Like I thought Sg’s one was pretty bad but the ones there in Bangkok was really bad. It makes me realise how lucky I was to be able to have shelter and food to eat and an education being provided for me. Sometimes I feel like those inspirational quotes that we often see on the internet should be told to these kids and not to us, the privileged few as they could be the ones who actually knows how it feels like and whom really needs those words of wisdom the most.
I wish that all is well for that boy and perhaps someday when I return to Bangkok, I would be able to help him again.
Random but here is a photo of our driver for the few days.
Boss Level: 100
Started the day by heading off to Platinum Fashion Mall!
That place was soooo crazy with the shopping as it literally had like 6 levels of stuff for us to shop for and buy.
As T and I walked through the levels we were so tired of looking at clothes at a certain point of time that we actually felt a little bit relived to be leaving the mall after we were done.
As we were leaving, we saw a cold stone outlet at the mall! Immediately went to check it out.
This was their biggest ice cream size and holy shit was it the biggest ice cream scoop I have ever seen in my entire life.
T and I shared one and we were so freaking full after that. Pretty yummy rum & raisin flavour!
Proceeded on to Siam Paragon after that to walk around and we were dead exhausted. Walked over to the streets and I got my nails done as T went to find a massage place to get a massage.
I guess this was a much needed rest in the afternoon cause it was so tiring to walk around the platinum mall.
It was the first time I actually had a manicure and pedicure session. I have never tried it in my entire life because of how expensive I felt it was and how unnecessary as well. Glad I tried it in Bangkok cause it was so much cheaper as compared to doing it in Sg and the service was soo good. A pity my phone died before I managed to snap a few pictures of the place.
A quick and not so pretty shot of my really pretty nails haha
Met up with Pong afterwards and he drove us to get some really good food afterwards!
It was such a satisfying night because of all the good food that we got to try on the third night.
These look like noodles but NO – they were duck intestines!
I was so surprised at how good it tasted given its crunchy texture. A dish that I didnt expect to like.
Our duck noodles came much later and god – were they the BEST duck noodles I have had in my entire life.
The noodles were so bloody flavourful and just so good.
Drooling just thinking about this, oh god.
Next we went on to get some really great pad thai!
It truly was the best pad thai I have ever had and I would definitely queue for it again anytime any day.
And that says a lot for me because I simply detest queuing for food because I really don’t see the point.
But this – omg this was really worth my time. Really good stuff.
Damn – I have to say, the chefs there were really brilliant cooks. They moved so quickly with all the cooking and I really admire them for being so good at what they do.
Pad Thai with egg! The Pad Thai is inside. Please, somebody take me back for this.
Mmmmhmmm, SO GOOD. Definitely one of the highlights of my trip.
And who knew, they even served Orange juice! And it isn’t just ANY OJ, IT WAS REALLY GOOD OJ.
I have always loved my OJ with plenty of pulps and I could actually taste whole orange pulps from this. Why don’t we have this in SG ):
Headed on to Asiatique after that!
Got on the ferris wheel and finally I could tick something off my bucket list – To get on a ferris wheel ride that is not in SG.
I loved it so much and I honestly had so much fun! It was also a really nice end to the last day of our trip in Bangkok. :)
T isn’t a fan of heights, ha ha ha I am finally cooler than you in one thing ;)
As always he feels the need to disturb me in touching either my hair or my face – even in photos.
Excited before the ride starts! Lol with my Asian Eyes on. Probably got influenced by T ha ha ha
This is me just with more swag
Ended the night back at the hotel.
I remember smiling and hugging T happily because I was thankful for this trip.
Woke up early in the morning with T and we started to prepare to go home.
Had a last breakfast with Pong at the airport and had such a good laugh.
Lovely end to this trip.
Somebody take me back to Bangkok again ):