Tuesday, January 06, 2009
Boring Night

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It is Monday night and Bangkok and aside from having a really good sleep, having Japanese Ramen for dinner, I haven't got a plan. And so it marks the most boring night of the trip so far. Decided that since I have got time on my hands I should just resize those truckloads of pictures and blog a little. Unfortunately the connection is rather slow and at 1 baht per minute of usage, I figured I would need to spend like 500 bahts to edit and upload everything. That just isnt worth it so I'd have to make do with 1/8 of the amount of photos I have and the rest would have to wait.

Just checked the airfares to chiang mai this evening and the prices were terrible even for thai budget airlines. It costs something like $B4000 (roughly SGD$200) for a 2 way trip to chiang mai from bangkok. Add up the taxi fares to and from the airports and it just really isnt worth going. Looks like I'd have to settle for Issan and Pattaya.

It's been more than 2 weeks since I'm here and it's really starting to feel boring. The hotel receptionist are probably sick of seeing my face 2-3 times everyday and the housemaids have even figured out how I want my room to be prepared and tided up. Do I miss Singapore? Do I miss home? I don't. I'm even trying to see if I could extend this vacation and alas my already long bills longer.

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At the Suvarnabhumi airport, its rather quiet there but slowly the tourists are returning..

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Clearing customs was so hassle free and fast!

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With Mel at the taxi stand outside the airport

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My messy room at Citin Hotel in Pratunam, finally I'm back at Pratunam!

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The view from my room window

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Baiyoke Suite hotel

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I love street breakfast....only $2+ for all these!

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J-One massage parlour + sauna (with special of coz) and no, I havent been there before!

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The busy Sampeng lane at Chinatown

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On the TukTuk back from Chinatown

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Cant really see Mel's hair braids

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Being vain, being me
posted by mango at 1:36 AM 26 Bitchings
Sunday, January 04, 2009
Refreshing Trip

The smell of pollution from the heavy traffic in Bangkok is such a stark contrast as to that of the refreshing sea breeze in Hua Hin. Things didn't excatly went well these, I got into some kind of terrible tummy ache on the 1st night after indulging myself in those cheap and tasty seafood. I spent almost the entire 2nd day in bed down with stomachache, fever and then cough. Terrible but the phramacy saved my trip from turning into a disaster.

The weather there is fantastic, it feels like I'm in genting. Yeah it is that cold especially in the morning. The beaches were great as well and for like the first time in my life I could sit on one of those beach chairs just in front of the coast drinking away, watching people of all walks of life walking past me and thinking how great life is. Fantastic getaway it is from busy hectic bangkok. Anticipating my next trip to Pattaya this weekend!
posted by mango at 8:58 PM 1 Bitchings
Thursday, January 01, 2009
Fire in Santika

A twist in fate....a devine help from above......

And I'm alive in 1 piece.

Unfortunately for my friends they were not.......

1 Dead....

1 Burnt....

God bless them.

I need to get out of bangkok now, im going to Hua Hin tml for a short getaway. I need some zen.
posted by mango at 5:44 PM 5 Bitchings
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Feeling sick on x'mas

I finally found some time to blog while waiting for my friend to get ready to leave. The golden rule when meeting a thai is to turn up at least 30 mins later than the agreed time. There are pics i wanna upload but Im not sure if i should plug my usb into this computer just in case there's some virus.

It's been 4 days since I've been Bangkok and things haven't been a bed of roses so far. The street outside my hotel is flooded due to a pipe burst which makes walking out to the main roads rather annoying. Obviously I couldn't wear any flip flops out. This is my first christmas in Thailand and my 2nd consecutive one away from Singapore. I have to say Christmas isn't really a big deal here, there's no countdown - at least at the club and places I went, nor were there any obvious christmas parties going on. Seem like Christmas eve is just another public holiday for the locals. I spent my christmas eve shopping away at Platinum Fashion Mall with Mel from the late afternoon onwards before hitting the club JET at night. Finally I was able to get into that club and got myself a comfortable sofa seat. Made a couple of new Thai friends there as well. It was an ordinary xmas eve for me. Nothing too special but I had my fair share of fun.

However today isn't that fun, I woke up with my eyes feeling heavy, body feeling numb and I just had this feeling some kind of illness - possibly fever or flu is just around the corner. It's really terrible to be sick in a foriegn land.

Merry Christmas all, god bless.
posted by mango at 5:10 PM 2 Bitchings
Friday, December 19, 2008
The end of yet another chapter

I truly appreciate the turn out, the efforts and everything these people have put in to make it a lovely sending off for me. I've come to the end of yet another chapter in my life and it's time to take a long well deserved vacation before commencing on another new adventure. It does feels really wierd and yet great for a long while to be able to wake up at 10.30am. I just haven't gotten used to the feeling of waking up having and knowing I have a free day ahead. It's like waking up on a Saturday or Sunday. I don't feel 100% about anything though, the feelings are very mixed. I feel a little stress, I feel happy, I feel anxious, I feel contended. I have absolutely no idea which is the correct feeling.

But its ok, for I had a wonderful Friday. Thanks for the memories.

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My boss

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The most old fashioned person i ever know lol

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posted by mango at 10:46 PM 4 Bitchings


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