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Posted by Analyse at 3:07 PM

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Departure

Last September, I was still able to travel with my cabin luggage in the plane with me - which means, I had my cabin luggage, my computer bag and my shoulder bag - in economy class. Not today. It seems that cabin luggages shouldn’t exceed 8 kg. Mine weighed 12 kg. I’m just wondering if these cabin luggages around me (from other passengers) weigh 8 kg or below?? Parang mas malaki pa ang mga bagahe nila kesa sa kin. Hmm.

So now, I’m obliged to wait a minimum of 30 minutes at the airport for a 12-kg-luggage. Darn!

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My I-Pass connection isn’t working! Not that I want to blog while waiting for boarding (lol), I just want to check my emails before going to the battlefield (read: work) – kuno!

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I’ll be arriving early in the morning in Bangkok tomorrow – that’s Saturday. A quick shower and I’ll be off for work. .. Hmm, a need to blog is starting to itch my fingertips, really.

Bakit ba ayaw gumana ng i-pass dito?

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I start to believe that my lucky charm doesn’t work when it comes to hotel room designation. The last time I was in the Philippines, my neighbour had this bad habit of clearing his throat very early in the morning - and very loudly at that. Then I had this loud-moaning-Italian-lover in Milan. I wonder what Bangkok reserves for me.

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Uy, boarding na daw. Ciao!

Arrival

Aw, I just love this hot and humid feeling I could only get in Asia (no sexual connotation please). The thought that I'll be meeting my sisters this Saturday just excites me all the more.

The 12-hour flight seemed to be too long. Probably because I didn't sleep a single minute. And probably because the in-flight movies presented were all boring. The residence hotel which would be my 2-weeks getaway is actually a BIG appartment with a king-size bed, 2 TVs and a more-than-necessary living and dining rooms. I just can't complain.

And since I wasn't able to sleep in the plane and the king-size bed was simply inviting.. Saturday work was quickly forgotten. Bad me! I nevertheless called up my colleague and ended the conversation with an I count on you comment. Ang taray ko pang magpasa ng responsibilidad. Really bad me.

At 3pm Bangkok time, I found myself still enjoying the comfort of the king-size bed. With a bit of hesitation and a lot of bad moods, I hauled myself up thinking, I had to move my butt if I want to overcome jetlag.

Since I need to buy some toiletries, I decided to go to MBK Shopping Mall. What I love about Bangkok is that, even if taxi drivers try to drive you around the city before directing you to your destination (and honestly, there are very few of them), the fare still remains cheap. I paid 60 Baht from Soi Suanplu to MBK (it's normally cheaper), not bad.

I love the Siam zone of Bangkok because it's lively. I have never been to this place without crossing to a street show like the one shown.

So from the initial plan of buying only toiletries, I ended up buying some clothes for me and a Winnie watch for Louna. I'm a shopping addict when I'm here.

It's Sunday tomorrow and I still don't know what to do/visit. But jetlag is slowly taking over me.. signing off.

10 comments:

j.b.m.s. said...

how about a cabaret show tour? he-he

or go to one of the many buddhist temples there. :)

Rhada said...

have fun in Bangkok! will be waiting for more updates...and pics of course!

MegaMom said...

hehe, was gonna suggest the "show" tours too... pero siguro been there done that ;)
sounds like you're bound to have a grand time.
btw, my new "local" job is requiring me to travel to Sgp, ngiii...

lovelyn said...

Wow! Lucky you! Sounds exciting specially those cabaret pictures(lol). Be stalking this tour hehehe!

Analyse said...

Mitsuru, you're a real tourist! we should be together during business trips lol!

Rhada, ng dahil sayo, nagpaka-turista ako sa pagkuha ng piktyurs, watch out.

MegaMom, aside from free shows you could get in certain restos and in Silom Village, i've never been in real cabaret shows. Tamad. and i really hate watching shows alone..wala akong mahila dito.. probably when my sisters arrive.. right now, my body's aching for a real thai massage.

lol, never been there, but it should be fun, hey!

Lovelyn, and it's the best time to visit now, not too hot!

Ann said...

Kung kasama mo pala si Louna di ka rin masyado makakapahinga.

mitsuru said...

i'll take you on that one.

hopefully someday, we could meet and explore a place together- two bloggers running around in a strange city, that would be fun. haha

mitsuru said...

i'll take you on that one.

hopefully someday, we could meet and explore a place together- two bloggers running around in a strange city, that would be fun. haha

raqgold said...

those cabaret shows in pattaya would be the best, hehehe. but you could pass those... mas masarap mag shopping sa bangkok! i wonder how i would fare without blogging when we visit manila next year.. i dont plan to bring a laptop pa naman!

Josh of Arabia said...

i luv to be there! HAPI NEW YEAR PO! :)