I LOVE BANGKOK!!
I loved Bangkok so much that before my shoppings were even removed from their plastic bags, I’ve already booked another flight ticket toÂ my shopping paradise for April 2010! Um, sort of like booked tickets the day after I returned home from Bangkok. Hahaha. The shopping made me delirious, in a very very happy way.
If you think I’m nuts, you’ll curse yourself that you have missed out on the RM168 RETURN FLIGHT ALL-INCLUSIVE Air Asia to Bangkok! Woohoo! I don’t know if the promotion is still on but you can go check. Also, do check out Jetstar, Tigerairways too yeah. Must take everything into consideration. 🙁 Singapore tickets damn cheap la on those two other airlines. So much cheaper than Air Asia!
This trip was planned many many months ago, even before my dad booked tickets to UK. So I felt like quite bad right, the month before just came back from UK, then the following month go Bangkok (then the weekend after that go Singapore).
When I touched down at the Suvarnabhumi Airport, I felt a little lost but thankfully I could roam immediately so I put the cabbie on the line to get directions from the hotel’s receptionist. The rest of my friends were already waiting at the hotel as I had an exam the day before, so had to go there all alone. So nice to be in Batch 2. I had classes on Tuesday, and some of them stayed on till Tuesday AND rushed back for afternoon clinics on a 7am flight from Bangkok to Penang. We are maaad shopping people. 🙂 You’ll see why later.
🙁 The nice cabbie tried to make conversation but I think it went something like this.
Cabbie: My english is not so good. (in thai)
Me: Yea….I came from KL. 🙂
*awkward smiles from both of us*
Cabbie: Where are you from? (in thai)
Me: Jolene 🙂
*awkward smiles and a little bit after that I realized he asked me which country I was from*
Cabbie: Suk Tiet Tiet? (Sukhumvit 77, where I was staying)
Me: Seventy-seven! Yes..!
*blank stare from cabbie*
Anyway glad I arrived at the hotel in one piece and without taking a breather, we hopped into the next cab and sped off to Chatuchak! It was like GO GO GO KEEP SHOPPING GO!!! With only three days in Bangkok, I lost count of the amount of markets I went to. Okay maybe I know the total. 1..2..3..4..5…6…7(if you consider the stalls I saw along the way as I walked the streets of Bangkok as one mofo huge market place. No street corner was left unhawkered.).
With Stephanie and Ei Leng, full of expectations outside Chatuchak.
With Samuel too!
Though they say Tuk tuks can rip you off, we went on one that was rather reasonable. I don’t know what tactic Cassandra used, but we were half way negotiating fares with a cabbie and a tuktuk approached us quoting us RM8 to a nearby night market. RM8 for four screaming girls in a makeshift tray on top of a motorbike, not too shabby!
Charis, Ei Leng and their clever hats! It was either too hot in Bangkok or too wet. But what did we care, we were SHOPPPINGgggG.
Ei Leng and Charis went mad in Bangkok stocking up for their blogshop SWEET TOOTHSOME with really awesome finds. 🙂 So if you want yourself some Bangkok lovveeee, head on over to their blogshop!
We went to Chatuchak on the wrong day, a Friday. We thought it was the wholesalers day but turns out the best time to go is during the weekend. 🙁 So I didn’t get to see the infamous mayhem that is Chatuchak. NEVERMIND APRIL!
A few stalls were open but not worth the whole flying to Bangkok thing though.
They have tong yuan there as well!
Ah hah! Now we know where all those little novelty mummies come from.
Disco balls! It costs like close to Rm20 for a ball that size back home you know? And if about 5 times that size, about Rm50. 🙁
Oooh ooh!! Chau lou bags!! You know the kind that people from China used to bring in to Hong Kong but in red, blue and white stripes? These days they make all these cutesie ones and blogshop owners all over have been using these babies to cart their stuff to and from bazaars. I bought myself one because I foresaw a great deal of shopping bags that needed lugging around. So very convenient!
It’s like all those deco items that I’ve always sought after back home were taunting me in Bangkok. 🙁 So difficult to find plastic beaded curtains back home okay! And even if it was available, choices were so limited and ugly.
More deco items being sold like vegetables at a morning market.
Miniature porcelain decorative items! I had no use for it but they were so cute!
This one I have use for. 🙂 Beautiful hand painted candle holders! And damn cheap too!! About RM2 for one. (hahaha, girls, now you know how much they cost..:P Sorry yeah, budget went to shopping instead of souvenirs.:P)
Transparent jewelry boxes for about RM5.00.
If you’re into crafts, we saw some buttons during our quest to find some metal studs. Stephanie wants to sew them onto clinchers!
A guard dog can be found at almost every store front but the strange part is that they are all tiny little puppies begging to be hugged. 🙂
Wooden tribal inspired earrings. ALMOST bought some, but then I thought about my abandoned earring tower and how sad my once sparkly earrings looked, now dusty and forgotten, I decided that I should not subject other earrings to the same fate.
A typical alley in Chatuchak. So….imagine. Apparently there are 8000 shops in this marketplace.
You get better treatment too with such bags, plenty of the storekeepers think that you’re stocking up. I don’t know if that translates to better bargaining power, but worth a shot right? And trust me, you NEED this bag. NEED.
Beautiful enamel plaques adorning the artsy fartsy alleys of Chatuchak. We were all fantasizing about our future clinics’ deco.
Not quite Blythe Dolls, right? I really don’t know my dolls.
Since there weren’t any opened clothes stall at Chatuchak, we went over to the nearby JJ Mall and spent the entire day there. I personally didn’t quite like the stuff that was available at that mall but the rest could spend like hours on ONE floor! They bought plenty of hair accessories, accessories, SHOES (RM10 for one pair!!) and some clothes. But the best has yet to come.
Oh right, check out how pink oriented this store is! Love the stools!!!
You know, with all the pink loving that most grown up girls are doing these days, what is truly missing is a goddamn doll house. Then our lives are complete.
Remember to check out Pink Sunday if you’re ever around Chatuchak! Get your pink fix. 🙂
See what I said about tiny guard dogs?
Preparing to ward me off.
Gorgeous prints on sling bags! But I don’t really like the super casual look. I like solid looking bags but unfortunately, all my bags are anything but solid. T_T Looks may be deceiving. T__T I’ve been through over 8 bags and it’s not even one year yet. I hate it when my bag dies on me.
Obscene amount of pork at JJ Mall!
This was when I stopped to enjoy a bowl of steaming pork noodles. Delicious. Think Bak Kut Teh Udon! 🙂 Super delicious fusion!
After devouring my bowl of noodles, I continued on my shopping journey. Saw this shop which sold ALL Barbie Doll things. I don’t know why I didn’t really go in, maybe because I felt hindered by Â my huge bag.
Tons of Barbie doll dresses for the picking!
After an RM18 one hour Thai foot massage (don’t jelez), I went back into Chatuchak to check out the infamous pets section.
No photography was allowed so I could only manage a little bit of quick shots. Couldn’t get pictures of the albino hedgehogs, guinea pigs, the many many puppies and kittens, snakes, iguanas, tarantulas…. the list goes on. Chee Kiang has a friend in Thailand named Jessie, whom you will see later on in this post, told me that there are actually dog farms in Thailand! I hope it is for people to take home as pets. Apparently there are Shih Tzu farms, Maltese farms, Pomeranian farms… and the dogs will all run to you!
Sleeping wrinkled pugs. <3
Found myself at the artsy-fartsy part of Chatuchak again.
Funk handmade hair clips, love the colours but I wouldn’t wear them! Maybe the metal ones.
After JJ mall, those who have been to Chinatown went back to the hotel with our shopping bags. Phebe, Ei Leng, Cassandra and myself went on their MRT/BST (i’m confused) to have dinner at Chinatown.
Interesting ticket concept! Wonder why they use chips instead of the usual cards.
Truth to be told, the MRT/BTS is convenient but not as cheap as cabbing! Per person on the train can set you back about RM3 one way but with cab to almost anywhere it was RM8 – RM12 and you can go like four in a cab, at most five. But our record was EIGHT people, not including the driver. That was just hilarious! Photos further down! If you can get that far, that is. 🙂
Traffic is just plain shit in Bangkok, there’s no way you can get to your destination in time if you have to meet someone. So if you’re doing the whole free and easy thing, cabbing is great. I mean everything is cheap there if you don’t plan to shop! You can just go there with the money in your wallet RIGHT now and like spend the weekend there, mo man tai.
It was drizzling that night but thankfully we made it to Chinatown unscathed. Plus me and my trolleybag hobbling along. Given my history with bags, I was pretty sure that one wheel would come lose or something but thankfully it worked really well! It even lasted the 2 hours flight back to KL.
Medicinal halls double as car parks in Chinatown.
An authentic hawker stall. Who makes them like this over here these days?
We didn’t really get to check out the entire China Town but we did manage to get some food. It was wet everywhere and you were either grazing cars or other people.
Seafood was everywhere though. Lobsters were eaten by the size of road, crabs, you name it. I wanted some, but budget is for shopping!
I like this because it reminds me of Hong Kong, with all the protruding signboards. Gives it a very lovely cluttered look.
Pad Thai, not Char Kuay Teow! Sure had me fooled though. Pad Thai is sweeter than our local CKT, but so spicy=(
They wrapped it in egg, sort of like our Nasi Pattaya back home.
Hm didn’t get a good angle of it but it’s a Coke bottle with Thai words on it.
Would have been better if it’s not that spicy. 🙂 I don’t really enjoy spicy food but I managed to finish quite a big portion of this!
Not sure what this is, I’m not a foodie. Just make your own assumptions.
The four of us on our Chinatown adventure.
This was in the aforementioned Tuk Tuk ride! The Tuk Tuk’s there, no such thing as safety belts, and the place to seat in is just a damn tray, with maybe some handles around for you to hold on to dear life. Tuk Tuk drivers are kind of impatient, they don’t go slower to switch lanes, they just swerve.
Your things could fall out of the Tuk Tuk for all you know, so hold on to all your bags!
Just a fewÂ measlyÂ poles as barricade betwene me and the ground.
From Chinatown, we went on to Khao San Road which was a night market that sold mostly casual stuff like guys’ statement t-shirts and some casual dresses (by casual I mean solid colour dresses).
Me and my bag again for Shopping Round 2! Up to that point, shopping in Bangkok was still a little meh *Palm stretched out tilting left and right* to me. This was before I discovered Suan Lum Night Market and the one place where I can set up a tent and live forever at – Platinum Mall!!
Heh. I’m still so juvenile.
An attraction was cruising down Khao San Road and I had to have a picture with him. Poor guy was probably stopped plenty of times.
Khao San is actually popular for their many bars where tourists go to chill out. And no, I didn’t get to see Patpong this time around. NEVERMIND APRIL 2010!
And so here we are! The wonderful, wonderful Suan Lum night market. Since the rest arrived on Thursday evening, they have already surveyed the place. They loved it so much that none of them even sat down and had dinner together. Charis and Stephanie just bought like a bag of Lays (if you go to Thailand, you’ll be amazed at the selection of Lays there and how cheap it is) and munched on it as they continued on their quest for awesome bargains.
There was a shoe shop there that claimed to be stocking imported Korean shoes. Their most expensive ones only came up to about 399 Baht which is about RM39.00 and the pink one is 390. Baht where else the blue satin ribbony-glads was about 250 baths. I’ve never seen anything quite like the shoes they were selling over there. But they say that Bangkok’s fashion trends are steps ahead of Malaysia.
Though it looks like you can get lost in there but eventually you’ll bump back into each other.
Saw these plastic fairy-like shoes but given its material and design, I’m quite certain that they’ll give you blisters. So pretty though!
As I had mentioned it was really pouring down that night in Bangkok. In the cab, we saw a thunderbolt strike a nearby lamp post and sparks flew out and cascaded down. We were in shock! So yeah, the market was flooded that night. Fortunately, the shops were placed on a higher platform. Good thinking!
As a true blue shopaholic, I had to brave the murky waters and crossed over to better bargains with my by-then heavier chau lou bag.
Ei Leng did the same as well! In this picture you can see how dirty the water was. Like right in the middle, the water was so black that you can’t even see your feet. My feet felt a little itchy after that but it was okay, it was worth it.
Satin lingerie, didn’t get any though.
And there are some boys out there who might enjoy this stall. Miniature toys galore!
I know what I said about earrings earlier, hehe, but I promise to love this!!! (Don’t I sound just like Becky Bloomwood?!) What’s to resist? Epoxy coated cartoon earrings with metal backings? <3 <3 <3 <3!!! No one will have earrings just like me and I can be the girl with the very very unique earrings and anyone who sees them on my earlobes will want to know where I got it from…. hahaha.
Familiar kan. Seen them around in blogshops kan. Fraction of the prices!!
And if you’re into very girly stuff, plenty of ribbon accessories there. Ribbon hair ties, ribbon headbands, ribbon tops, ribbon skirts, ribbon shoes..
39 baht is like RM3.90. Okay lah at this point I still thought that was very cheap!! But wait till you see what I saw at Platinum Mall. Don’t scroll down lah, give face abit, keep reading. I spent so much time on this post you know. 🙁
Bangles that were initially too small for me, but I managed to squeeze through! *unwilling to accept one’s own fatty wrist*
I really adored the accessories at this stall because they were all so very whimsical. Aww see that cute pacman charm?
I bought quite a few of this. Since they weren’t awesome bargains, I’m not gonna dwell on the price. *self denial mode on*
My first ever earrings were something like that. Gold outline with coloured metal to fill up the spaces. It was a pair of Christmas Trees and my grandmother bought them for me at the Toys R’ Us on Hay Street, Perth when I was seven years old. It was also during that trip to Perth that I saw my aunt’s bloody amazing collection of earrings. She made her own earring hanger and had it plastered onto the side of her wardrobe, like top to bottom. At least a hundred pairs of earrings.
Cute necklaces that you and I know cost a bomb back home.
More of the cute whimsical metal earrings.
Some very 80s looking earrings on the side. As in, the kind of prints then, incorporated into grandmotherly type of metal borders. Vintage with an 80s twist.
Oh there were rings there too if they are your kind of thing.
Just one stall FILLED with Hello Kitty stuff.
I’m too lazy to upload the video here but it’s up on Facebook, so you can go see it if you’re on my FB. These strange graphics are stuck onto black t-shirts and upon loud noises such as the pulsating beats from some loud dance music, the graphics will light up in tune to the beat.
Decorative light balls! Plentiful at Batu Feringghi’s Night Market or even at The Curve’s Flea Market. I used to think they were pretty, now they are everywhere.
But still makes for good photo taking.
Cassandra found a gem of a shop selling bags for RM20!! I couldnt really find any though as they were all a little too feminine for me. I did pick up something to put my phones in when I’m in the clinic.
Love the graphic bags.
Le Sports Sac aplenty!
This was near the food courts and the bags sold at this stall were very chic.
Those are the kind of bags that I want but you know they freaking quoted me Rm300 for one bag?! Are they out of their mind? If they can’t afford to set up stall at Siam Paragon (assuming that’s Bangkok’s equivalent of KLCC), then they really shouldn’t.
And the shoes were pretty damn gorgeous too!
This is what I had for dinner. Was alright, love the kailan.
Samuel, the only guy who came along for the trip, was just as much a shopaholic as any of the other girls.
When we went back to the hotel, we got Samuel to showcase some of his brilliant finds.
Stephanie, Ei Leng’s fedora and the mess from a day’s worth of shopping madness.
Accessories all over the bed, we didn’t even know which belonged to who!
Trying out my twitter inspired earrings.
Everyone’s just so proud of their wares.
Phebe holding up her I’m assuming new wallet, Cassandra with my crochet shoes and myself with two cans of chocolates that I bought for my grandmother.
My Day 1 Stash! Please don’t faint when you see Day 2.
Samuel’s biker jacket. Problem is he doesn’t own a bike.
This one is nice! Pac man t-shirt!
Charis with her new blazer!
And Stephanie who was curling her hair in the middle of the night -_- with her new straightener/curler which she bought for only RM50.
So here we are, finally with some photos of the boutique hotel I was staying at. We stayed at this place called The Bedrooms in Sukhumvit 77, right next to a gigantic Carrefour. It would have been very convenient if only we had time to stop and get some groceries but clearly we had other more pressing matters to tend to. 🙂
This is the breakfast area! The rooms are good enough for 3 people ( but we packed four in, heh )and one room is about RM94 for one night! So cheap!!!
As you can see, for Rm94/night rooms, there’s quite a lot of effort put into the decor of the place. I forgot to take photos of the room but it’s not at all different as compared to the ones on their website. We’re coming back here again in April 2010!!! .. I mean I am. The rest of the girls and Samuel thought I was crazy. I’ve roped in Lie Yuen, Lie Peh (her sister), Poh Yee, Angela and Chee Kiang so far. 🙂 All bought their tickets already!!
It’s very nicely designed. Though the hotel is small but it looks really spacious. It also helps that the nearest BTS is only like 10 minutes walk away.
And there’s wifi and free internet on the public computer in the lobby.
Small but classy. Here’s the outside.
And that’s what it’s called.
I know I sound like I’m promoting the hotel right? Hahaha. When I love something, I’m like that.
Samuel’s sleeping place. 🙂 Such a gentleman right?
Group photo while we waited for our cab to Platinum mall.
With the rather interesting wall.
I know this photo is damn obscene but I swear it has got nothing to do with me! (and I was wearing really short shorts…) So poll! Period stain or just … chocolate stains/fruit stains?
You think his mother gave him that name? MR. SUPER KITTY!
Loving the colours in the cab.
Samuel wanted in as well.
Taking on Day 2 with my trusty chau lou bag. Not only was this bag so useful to cart my shopping around Bangkok but it would also come in handy when I bring my stickers to meet my customers! COD ANYWHERE NOW! MO MAN TAI! Previously I only liked to COD at Drive-thru McDonalds or anywhere where I can a parking space right in front of the cafe/restaurant so that I don’t have to carry all my heavy boxes too far.
We took this picture when Samuel had to make an emergency toilet trip.
We had to take the BTS because it was just too jammed and we didn’t want to waste any more time in the taxi, so yes, we had to alight halfway.
As you can see, the architecture in Bangkok is not that different compared to Malaysia.
When he was finally done.
But when it comes to shopping districts, the Thais know it is best to emulate Singapore. Or did Singapore copy them? Ah, either way.
And not fair!! How come they have Boots in Thailand and we don’t?!
There were people selling things all over the streets.
Some were deep frying snacks..
Some were selling fresh products in such an authentic way!
Some RM5 belts…..
Some RM2 earrings! Not as nice as the ones I bought though. *snotty*
And like every major city, a river runs through it.
People coming up from their boat ride.
I just happen to like street posts.
Even the sidewalk lingerie seem to be of rather good taste.
A bit of rustic Bangkok for you to see.
The amount of pink cabs there were astounding! They could’ve made it a nicer pink shade though, but I’m sure they have their reasons.
Crossing the overhead bridge to platinum! Hardcore man. That’s Samuel checking something out.
With the surprisingly smooth Bangkok traffic.
Crossing the busy Bangkok roads to get to heaven.
See what I meant by Bangkok traffic? Human traffic too! And I didn’t mean to make the lady as my main focus in this picture! She just so happened to be there.
Little girl on a pushcart as her dad crosses the busy road.
*angels singing in the background*
As you can see, I meant serious business.
This was the first shop I saw and already it looked so promising! The people at Platinum Mall really know how to get you. They sell the casual stuff at dirt cheap prices and the evening wear is as per market rate. 🙁 About RM100 and above for any formal dresses. 🙁
But these weren’t too bad. It was about RM60! Still pricey for Bangkok standards, but I guess from the looks of the material, it’s pretty good! My last dental dinner dress was this material and it cost no where near that price. Don’t talk about it lah, feel so heartsick now.
Oooh! Studded singlet. I thought it was time to embrace a little bit of rocker chick so I got the one in white.
Ei Leng made friends with a Singaporean who asked if they could share to get wholesale prices. You should do that too when you shop there!
On the average, a top/dress would set you back about RM28-25.
But if you are getting their ‘wholesale price’, you have to purchase a minimum of 2-3 pieces from their shop. Wholesale price is about RM13-RM18.
And when they say wholesale, they mean that you can choose ANY 2-3 pieces of items from their shop. Doesn’t have to be like the Jalan Hang Tuah ones where you are required to buy stuff in all colours/all sizes.
Cinchers for RM10 each! There were other shops that were selling these cinchers for RM5. Don’t expect to pay anything less than RM20 back home for one.
Bags my love! <3 There was a navy blue suede bag that I really wanted but it was about RM70. Rip off.
More of the gorgeous dinner wear that was there.
Love love the black one, damn unique.
I went mad at every accessory store that I passed by.
Would you believe me that the necklaces are RM6 for one, and the hairbands and bangles are RM1.90 each?!
And if I bought like 17 pieces of items and above, it was RM1.70 for one item.
So many, how to choose right?
I’m almost there, just you wait.
Sorry yah, so many photos of accessories. I just couldn’t get enough of it.
Bet you’ve seen this for sale in Malaysia selling for RM20+.
As you can see, the fashion is slightly different than back home. More variety!
This looks nice alone or even with some plain coloured babytee!
SHOES PARADISE! This was only like a quarter of all the shoes on display!
Usually when this much of shoes are on display, they are bound to be some hits and misses but you know, they were alllll gorgeous! After buying a pair from the stash, I wanted to make my way back to get one or two more pairs but couldn’t find it anymore. It’s like a shoe shop apparition.
The other half of the shoe ‘stall’. Don’t know if it’s right to call it a stall.
The suede pseudo-glads that I bought. Laced up too! LOooove.
Can you understand the promotion?:D If you can, you’ll be very very happy.
Some stalls are a little messy but that’s where the fun is at. Sift through!
Fascinators, headbands, hairbands what have you were everywhere.
Some proper skirts for class/work. I think these were about RM20 per piece!
Slutty clothes shop.
Comes with boots too!
Speaking of boots, I saw plenty. <3
Looking up at all the other floors which I have yet to cover. Remember, it takes about 3 hours min to get through one floor if you’re a suffering shopaholic.
Getting kids to compress the bags in the trolley to make space for more shopping!
I like how they organize specific shops to each floor. I went straight up to the fifth floor where all the bags and shoes were.
Bag heaven for real! Because of luggage constraints I could only get two. =(
Luckily I was with Ei Leng and thus we could get wholesale prices together.
And some sold bags AND shoes.
After I was done shopping (was more busy procuring great bargains than photographing them, there are a lot more stalls than the ones I put up), I went down to check out this Bangkok Street Fashion contest submission. Reversible rock goddess. Not bad eh the idea.
The hot designer! We noticed that Thai men are quite hot. Most of us girls had a very good time treating ourselves to eye candies on the BTS.
I love the headbands!!
This was outside one of the shopping malls in the city centre. I think it was for the Kau Wong Yeh (Ninth god?) festival.
I didn’t get to check out the fashion show that was held on Sunday since I had to go back already. The rest did say it was rather nice.
The girls and their purchases. It might look few to you but don’t be fooled as Samuel was carrying almost all the shopping. 🙂 Poor boy has to be the only gentleman. Thank you Samuel!
The Bangkok jam that you never ever want to get stuck in. Good if you want to take in the sights of the city with plenty of time to kill in a cab.
Even the human traffic was rather severe as well.
That night, we were to meet Chee Kiang’s friend Jesse whom he met at a pharmacy student conference in Romania back in 2008. Jesse is a local and duh, also a pharmacy student at the Mahidol University in Bangkok.
Having some low fat Italian ice cream while waiting for Jesse at the Siam BTS station.
Somehow Stephanie does it sexier than me. 😛
Italian ice cream it may be but it tastes exactly like Paddle Pop.
Verdict? Mine was still the best. 😛
After meeting Jesse, he brought us to one of his favourite Thai restaurants as we they were craving for tomyam.
Charis and Stephanie busy choosing their Thai food.
Ei Leng, Cassandra and a sad looking Phebe.
And this is Jesse!
Jesse and Chee Kiang became very close during that conference in Romania because they both thought they found their long lost twin. Firstly, they both thought they looked similar, had the same sense of humour, have girlfriends who study dentistry (!! but I can’t compare to his girlfriend, she’s one of the top students at her university!), both are pharmacy students (as we already know), hate the same pharmacy subject – statistics and are both the same age. I think there are more similarities, I can’t remember now.
Jesse was a really good host, even attempted to foot the dinner bill before we went behind his back and snatched it. 😀 He brought us to have dessert and to a or the (I’m not sure if there’s only one) Sky Bar.
I’m not much of a food blogger so here goes. Something fried and cheesy. Very nice.
Some meat and veggie. Very nice too.
Something more thai.
OH THIS WAS GOOD. As if fries weren’t unhealthy enough, they had to go and add fried bits to make the fries crunchier. Very nice.
Didn’t try, so don’t know very nice or not.
I am a very boring person so I had kuay teow soup. Yes, slap me please. I’m sure Jesse wanted to. Hehe. He was like, “What?!?! How can you not like spicy food?”
Group photo before leaving the restaurant.
I didn’t know that.
Some sights while walking through Bangkok city at night.
We wanted to have dessert at this cute pastry place but most of the cakes were gone by then. Sigh. These were really cute though!
They even sold cupcake decorations!
Plenty more where that came from.
Colourful birthday candles..! I want some. 🙁 Gonna be one sophisticated birthday cake.
For dessert, we went to Ice Monster! I’m not sure if we have this at home because the name sure sounds familiar. Is there one in Pavillion?
It’s quite interesting as you can see there’s Laici, Laici ice shavings, oreo and peach/pineapple.
It was impossible to finish one by yourself.
Jesse was seriously spoiling us with more Thai dessert. This was some mango coconut pudding thing. Really nice, like something pulut.
Offering us more food.
Damn camera flash.
Frozen fruits coated with chocolate.
This was the highlight of the night!! We wanted to get a cab to Sky Bar (Se-kai bar, that’s how it is pronounced in Thai) and the cabbie was like, “Small people one cab!”
Very nice of him to say that, so we packed in. All 8 of us!! The boys sat in front and the rest us girls packed into the backseat. I was like, “Okayyy the smaller sized ones can sit on top.”
Somehow I ended up on top. LOL. Poor Ei Leng and Charis. Sorry ah babes.
Jesse was enjoying himself as well. You can see how squashed up Samuel looked.
Hhahahahaha. Trying to maintain as little body contact as possible.
Can see we were all camwhoring! It was definitely an experience, I bet no other cabbies are this cool. He even said that his highest record was 7 people. YES!! We beat it!
Why I look so proper. -_-
This was at the lobby of the building where the Sky Bar was situated at. The building has 50 over floors.
Was supposed to do a sexy pose with my Sexy Kiwi drink.
If at first you are not sexy, try try again.
We wanted to have a seat under the Bangkok night sky but there were not enough tables.
Sexy kiwi makes another appearance.
There was a wall at the open air are that had all these pinhole lights shining through! Beautiful! Like the ceiling in the Emirates plane.
That’s Bangkok’s tallest building amidst the sparkling city.
Because one shot is never enough.
I love that wall so much. Maybe I’ll have one in my future house.
Hahahaha look at Samuel okay, see properly ah. He’s all “Ooh, this might taste nice.”
NOT!!! Hahaha. His face damn classic here.
Every table had a dinosaur egg lamp! Very cute to camwhore with.
Jesse and Me and the dinosaur egg.
Phebe and the dinosaur egg.
Samuel trying to eat the dinosaur inside the egg. This reminds me of a scene in Disney’s The Rescuers Down Under where the evil hunter’s evil pet lizard tries to bite the american great eagle’s egg and his tooth broke.
Charis chose to look pretty with the dinosaur egg.
Another group shot before we left.
You usually see the name of the establishment on the wall or something but this was on the floor.
And this was how much I had to bring home with me after spending only two days in Bangkok! 😀 Sunday doesn’t count as I didn’t have time to go anywhere but the airport. The ride from the airport to my hotel at Sukhumvit 77 was RM30 inclusive of some airport fees but from the hotel to the airport it was only RM14!!
Jesse was kind enough to come see me off at the airport as he lives really close to the airport. He had me try the coconut ice blended! VERY NICE! (what else is there to say right -_-)
Since I already had some breakfast at the hotel I opted for some broth.
Jesse and I before I entered the departure hall. Unlike any other guy, he gave me some damn useful advice, “Go shop at duty free. You can get at least 20% off the cosmetics there!” WOOHOO! I made a beeline for MAC.
And here we are!! My spoils from my weekend in Bangkok!
Bangkok is like statement t-shirts heaven. So I got myself a few. Back here a t-shirt like this can set you back about RM30. If you’re lucky, RM20.
Got myself another Little Miss shirt for my collection. So far I’ve got Little Miss Curious and Little Miss Boobjob which are both very me. Little Miss Helpful…… depends on my mood I guess. I can be a real bitch when I’ve had a bad day in the clinics. Slamming lockers, friends glaring.. 🙁
Bought myself two decent dresses to be worn where conservative people are present.
Believe it or not, this was only Rm15.
So was this. The belt doesn’t come with it though. Without it, the dress looks quite boring. But decent, right? I had to buy two pieces from the shop to get wholesale price.
There are more clothes further down the post.. don’t know how I arranged my photos those many days ago. Worked on this post for damn kau long la okay.
The bags I bought!
Using Angel as my hairband holder. Quite a good look on her!
My preppy puppy.
This is not quite her.
Not one for accessories and the likes.
I couldn’t resist this bag!! It was only RM15 and I believe I’ll never see anything quite like it again so I HAD to get it.
I bought much hairbands and much earrings.
I know it’s a whole lot for one trip but siggghhh I wish I brought home more. You hardly see these styles here!
Hairbands!!! I’m now wearing a different hairband everyday to uni. This is not appropriate for uni lah, but who knows, I might wear it.
Furry! Only Rm1.90!!
I already wore this to the clinics, hehe. Dr. Karthik was worried that it might drop into the patient’s mouth.
A boring one for days when I don’t feel so flamboyant.
I wear this quite a lot now. 🙂 If you did see the Nuffnang Blog Awards post, it’s there.
And hair ties. Also Rm1.90! I keep forgetting that I have these.
TWITTER EARRINGS! I won’t dwell on the price as I am trying to erase the money. Cheap as Bangkok may be, but it was disgusting what I had to pay for these special earrings. (more at the bottom)
Lightning earrings. The blue part is made of enamel paint.
Ice cream cones which everyone said looks really delicious. It totally looks like the McDonald’s Sundae Cones right?
One big one small heart. Like in the cartoons when someone falls in love. <3
And something for days when I’m feeling spunky.
For days when I am feeling aunty. 😛
I thought these rocking horses look rather whimsical.
There’s a friggin’ nursery rhyme going round and round what looks like Peter Rabbit, what’s not to like? BUY!
Awwwwwww. Another whimsical set.
This one damn random, so I couldn’t resist them as well.
RM6 for one strand! Which is what the wholesalers back home sell for anyway. But they would want you to buy up to RM200 from their shop before they are wiling to sell it to you. Evil people.
Ei Leng encouraged me to get this bucket bag!
I think it looks very classy but it’s not all that spacious. RM25!
It’s not really very Paris Hilton but it does remind me of her, not so much the bags from her shop.
And there’s a nice brown suede lining inside. Got it for RM22!
And some pouches (RM8 and RM5) to carry my phones into the clinic.
Continue with the clothes now! Oh yeah I forgot I have a Little Miss Daredevil now too. Also depends on my mood one. RM10!
RM15. This is very new to me…….so might as well experiment abit lah. Hope nobody laughed at me when I wore this.
RM15! I didn’t really feel this one, but a black something is always wise.
RM13 flowery skirts!! I love this and the price too!!
I liked it so much that I even bought another skirt in a different design. The sequinned top is about RM25.
One of my better purchases! Rm18!!!!
This one not so clever… was Rm22 and I stupidly paid for it.
And got it in purple too. -_-
And on to my great big love…SHOES!!!
These were RM39 but it’s not often I can find this type for this price.
As for this, it is something that I’ve never ever seen before! Thai silk glads, GRAB! With ribbons somemore!
RM25 I think.
Crochet sandals..for RM20. With bells too!
Some decent pumps for lab sessions. Very sweet too. 🙂 RM25.
These are RM35 because they are rather unique. So feminine, right?
This is what Jesse gave me at the airport. It’s some dentistry souvenirs from his university! Apparently, second year students usually design some souvenirs to be sold to the freshmen to raise funds. Can you see that each character is a tooth?
It’s just an empty exercise book inside. A very clever idea!
He gave me a keychain from his university as well.
And here are my guilty pleasures just before I left Bangkok.
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