Early this month I was in Bangkok for a week, mainly to support myjojo in a race. Most of my time was spent alone and the following pictures taken with him were from the only two days we had before his race started. The remaining 5 days, I spent being his cheerleader, and also took a day’s trip to Platinum Shopping Mall. Went there by boat. It was quite a fun experience having people assume I was Thai, and I managed to improve my Thai speaking skills.
If only I had bought my ticket earlier, then it would have been cheaper for me. Most people booked in advance. Always remember find the best deals with Air Asia, and booking one day late could mean a difference of extra RM100.
Walking through the mini-terminal before departing for Bangkok. It was raining and Air Asia had umbrellas ready for passengers.
Walking through the Bangkok terminal.
The first notion of Bangkok’s culture.
I waited only for half an hour for myjojo to arrive as he came from LA in the next arrival hall.
One day, I will replace myself in that bag instead of his bicycles and let him take me to wherever he goes.
The reason for me being there.
Natural herb for pets. I’m sure it exists everywhere, but I’ve never seen any signboard displaying that before. That’s really good to know.
Myjojo looking pretty tired and hungry, waiting for me to take pictures of our very first meal in a romantic restaurant near the hotel.
Yummy food. Yeah, one of those irritating moments where I had to take pictures to fulfill the purpose of this blog.
And then it rained! Thanks to my Supermom who packed in a few disposable raincoats for me.
Yummy, big and fresh. Starch and more starch.
Yummy! But, not like we don’t have better ones in Penang.
Myjojo’s sweet tooth.
No farting in the taxi, please!
Also met up with my cousin, Marco Steeb whom I have not seen since I was twelve. It’s been more than ten years now and we are all grown-ups. Mum’s sister’s son. My cousin’s mixed Chinese and German. Attractive looking eligible bachelor. Any takers? Anyway, it was a wonderful dinner with me learning alot about fast cars that night. Marco, Josiah and my other cousin Alvin will have lots to talk about when they meet.
This is Bangkok’s traffic outside the stadium.
It’s so funny how they have so many 7-Elevens along one same road. Probably about 5 stores. As for the pink cabs, they’re my favourite.
Not forgetting the tuk-tuks too!
Myjojo and I in our favourite Oakleys. Oakley rocks!
I’m not looking at myjojo’s expression, but rather the fishes in the aquarium table. What a cute concept.
Fried hor fun. Really spicy one with lots of peppers.
I tried to eat like how the locals eat, that’s with sugar. I don’t see what’s so nice about it. Tastes weird.
This is like wanton-mee.
Myjojo and I then got a haircut for 150baht / RM15.00 only! Wash, cut and blowdry. Pretty decent.
Future cut man!
Let’s see how it turns out for him.
Tadaaa! Our new future cut!
Some promoter girls outside the cinema. Thai girls didn’t impress me at all this trip. Seriously, most of them appeared to be way shorter than me (except these two) and they have thick foundation on that makes their face look rather “berkulat”. One thing I admire though, are their thick long lashes – most of them Thai girls. Myjojo and I only managed to count three really good looking Thai girls that we saw. Those on tv not included.
Thai people really love their king. Yellow is a must.
They’re so proud of him, and I can really understand why. He deserves the respect. He’s done so much for the nation.
People are buying the t-shirts like it’s a fad, as if it were MNG sales, but really it’s all for the king. They love him that much and it’s not even by force. I admire that.
This is one of the more authentic food I ate. Too spicy, I added too much chilli powder!
On my way to the boat. Yes, everyday I walk through such roads from the velodrome, alone. It’s quite an interesting sight albeit the dirt and potential danger too.
From the velodrome to the hotel, it’s past the bridge, but I didn’t stay at Chaleena Hotel. I stayed in Chaleena Princess hotel past Chaleena Hotel. It’s the older branch of the hotel. All the cyclists from Asia were staying in this hotel above.
Some houses by the river.
That’s the boat I went on.
Many people use the boat as a mode of daily transportation. It only cost me 15 baht/ RM1.50 to get me to the destination I wanted which was Pratunam area, the Platinum Shopping Mall.
Me grinning for the camera.
Yummy food, coconut stuffing.
A close-up of it.
There’s pad Thai too. Really yummy.
The length of this fish is from your elbow to your palm. I ate it all up. Cost me only RM10!
Tom Yum beef soup.
Some vegetables I did not know what to do with. Haha. Really not used to eating raw vegetables.
Took a picture of this girl and bought two stalks of roses for myjojo and his cycling mate who shared the same room, Azizul. I thought she was really cute and she’ll definitely grow up into an attractive-looking lady. So happy-looking and hardworking. I really wish her all the best and hope she’s treated well.
All of a sudden, in that tight road, there was a baby elephant.
So we fed it.
Such a cute lil big thing. I love experiences like this rather than the whole “touristy” thing, touring around Bangkok, sightseeing and all.
Fast forward all the pictures from the velodrome and what it is like in a real track cycling race, it was the end of my Bangkok trip.
At the airport, I came across this.
Drop in your money to donate and for your own luck.
I shall leave you with the sight of this Deva.