September 29, 2017

24 hours in Bangkok

received not so favorable news a few days ago, so i'm ditching my current life to follow the husband to Bangkok for a day. gosh i just love last minute trips like these, don't you? LOL. or maybe not. there are pro and cons to short travels like this. i take what i can get.

food. yums.
trying to be artsy

apparently Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi has the largest lobby in Asia. serious. i love the lobby, it's huge. the Captain was so nice for exchanging rooms with us though in my opinion, it wasn't really necessary (because why waste your life cooped up in the room when you can go out and stuff your face??). there were only the two of us, but the room was big enough for a futsal team to camp on the floor. see for yourself.

big living room O_O
spacious fluffy bed

took the train out into the city and headed off to Platinum Mall. i love how they have walkways connecting most of the shopping areas here. all you need is comfy shoes and enough energy kalah Energizer to keep you walking the whole day =P.

weather forecast: sunny and hot.

traffic jam
gosh my hair so red
jalan2 in Bangkok

Platinum Fashion Mall reminds me of Sungei Wang - floors and floors of women's fashion and accessories. the downside is that most of everything is payable in cash, so be prepared to have lots of cash at hand if you plan to buy anything here.

first stop: to isi perut at the foodcourt located at the topmost floor. the husband already forgot which stall he went to last time, so we randomly chose a stall and ordered. i liked the tom yum! (gosh i'm getting hungry again as i type all this) to me tom yum is always more enjoyable in Thailand, be it red or white. hee~

the husband had to have meat in the fray, hence the chicken rice. the dessert was nice! and you'd think the strawberries would be masam-ish, but they weren't - which made me wonder if they were actually artificial strawberries to begin with LOL.

tom yum seafood
halal chicken rice

there's this famous place in Bangkok that i must try some day called Usman Thai Muslim Food. crew would always go there.

address: 259/9 Sukhumvit Rd, Khwaeng Khlong Tan, Khet Khlong Toei, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110

the husband purchased a velvet watch storage box to keep his collection of watches. i went home with a dress, and a little something for Norley's Imaan. hmmm is that all we bought?

for his watch collection

another place i wanna visit the next time I'm in Bangkok is Asiatique the Riverfront, which opens from 5pm onwards. we ended up not going because got tired of walking around waiting for the place to open, haiz.

they say Healthland is the best place to go for a massage so off we went in an Uber to the branch in Sathorn. mind you, the prices here are way steeper than back home ok. plus they expect you to tip the masseurs too. makes you so glad that your home country doesn't exercise the tipping system; i'd be cracking my head open trying to figure out how much to tip everytime. huhu.

Healthland Sathorn

the flight back was in the morning; am really glad the airport was walking distance, it's always a pain trying to figure out how should i get myself to the airport sometimes, especially when you can't simply saunter in last minute like how crew does it. LOL #youaintcrew #beranganjelalilly

the husband bought me sticky mango rice at the airport! ok i lie. he was purchasing this for the rest of his crew and i happened to pass by when he was busy paying for it. bahahahhaha. so kena la kasi bini satu kan?

sticky mango rice

i only wished i took the time to get some good Thai tea before departure!

flight back's practically empty
grilled beef fillet

sampai je terminal already terserempak with two of his batchmates. they were rushing to get to their next flight, whichever gate that is, but still got time to take photo. haha.

mini reunion

usually if the husband has routes to continue before completing his duty on the same day I'd be the one to lug his freaking heavy Tumi luggage bag (plus mine!) to the car first. on this particular day, i guess it was fate that he forgot to pass his bag to me, because guess what, his flight back from BKI got cancelled due to a technical glitch, so he's stuck for another night away from home. haha.

flight cancelled LOL

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