another try

The wardrobe and bed that Mj designed came in this week. We did some packing today into the creative storage spaces that he drafted into completion. So many things got onto the shelves and there was still so much space available.

He was awesome to have designed a space in the wardrobe for my clothes too. You know that he’s the most considerate when he even purchased a new mattress that was soft enough for my steep lower back curve to sink into the bedding without me having to weigh heavy enough for it to happen.

Looking at my room right now, everything’s cluttered up with bags of womenswear, menswear and children’s wear for film and commercial styling. I might need to think up of a better storage solution soon too. 

As some of you might be aware, I decided to give Bangkok another chance as a holiday destination. This time with another couple who made everything so much more enjoyable and pleasant. Helped that we had a lot to chat about and conversations were never boring.

We managed to get a pretty amazing hotel with our very own jacuzzi bathtub, walk-in wardrobe, seating area with TV and pantry with a stove, microwave and fridge. 

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Image grabbed from the hotel’s website just cos I didn’t for the life of me thought of taking a picture of the bathroom:

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The jacuzzi was awesome for us to soak our aching calves in after long walks during the day time. We also had a rooftop swimming pool that had a pretty good view of the city.

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There’s also nothing better than traveling with people with the same interests. And even better when their choice of drinks matches ours’. Beer people will always find other beer people. 

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We found a pretty relax German bar that served Guinness on tap. Can’t go wrong with a good ol’ pint of Guinness.

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We managed to wake up in the morning after our many rounds of beer to roam the streets of Bangkok, where we got ourselves amazing street food and interesting sights.

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One of the best street food that we tried. Amazing chicken noodles in soup. You can see them using charcoal to cook the chicken in sauce. There was a long waiting queue in front of us but we were surprised at their speed.

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And as usual, the curious us would want to try and compare the same dish right outside our hotel’s street too. So, second round of chicken noodles for us that was brought back to our hotel room to try:

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Loved the way they packed it separating the soup, noodles and even gave us a bowl. The very sweaty me preparing the bowl of noodles after walking so much under the hot sun:

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I can’t say which was better but both tasted different but super awesome individually. I did prefer the soup for this one.

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We chilled for awhile and dressed up for a very classy and private bar on the rooftop of a very expensive hotel, two streets from ours.

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The view was crazy beautiful. We ordered a few litres of Mojito to share.

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After everyone got tipsy, we crashed the convenience store to grab instant noodles, sausages, eggs and crab meat to bring back to the hotel to cook!

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Next day was the weekend market day.

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Fell in love with coconut ice cream!

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Dropped by the mall and I slurped down a whole bowl of beef noodles. 

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Cinnabon for dessert! 

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So this is the Fashion nerd in me going crazy over the Visual Merchandising at Siam Centre. Every shop on that level was insanely creative and some were even outrageous concepts. Took some pictures and tried to go through the process of having these beautiful shop windows constructed in the workshops and planning the product placement and themes for the brands. I was literally squealing down the whole row of shops in the mall. Such an inspiring place that was truly one of the highlights of my trip. 

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I’m back in Singapore, back to work, and looking forward to another travel adventure to Japan in October.