I just realized maybe there are not going to have that many people having a joyous CNY this year, what with the demise of a few blogger's relatives. Denise's grandpa, Mel's grandpa, and even my Grand Uncle passed away end of last year. Many thoughts go out to them...
I have been to Hat Yai and Songkhla when I was 15, but never to Bangkok. So when LiLing approached me to go to Bangkok on a shopping trip, I was ecstatic! It was a combination of two things I love: shopping and travelling!
But it was not without many disruptions. For one, we kept postponing the trip due to the chaos happening in the Thai capital. But finally, we managed to booked tickets for a flight on 27th November. Just one day before, however, we found out that protesters had stormed the airport and all flights were cancelled.
Also, it was very hard persuading my Mom to let me go. I guess, she figured that four girls in a foreign country which is having protests every other day is just not very good odds.
But finally, on Christmas day, 25th December 2008, we landed in Bangkok safe and sound.
We spend 4 days and 3 nights there shopping, trying local foods and really just absorbing the Thai environment. I was so used to listening to broken English and everyone speaking alien language that even when I came back to Malaysia, I was still expecting to hear more Thai.
One thing I can say about Bangkok is that it is so over-populated. There are always so many people, cars and tuk-tuks wherever we go. Also, I noticed there are a lot of very fashionable ladies there. Even the schoolgirls were dressed to the nines in their uniforms! And I have never seen so many fake LVs around like I have seen in Bangkok.
Suvarnabumi airport, the very scene of the place that made Bangkok lose millions because of protesters
and the place that they HAVE to target causing our flight to be cancelled
Waiyin, LiLing and Pearl, my travelling companions
We are here! Finally!
The blogger on day one arriving
We took an expensive cab from airport to hotel...the first thing I saw that made me realized we are in Bangkok!
Bangkok Day vs Night...still traffic jam all the way
Our first night was at First Hotel (wahhh...so many "firsts")
Cam-whoring in our hotel room in Baiyoke Boutique
Departing for home with triple the luggages we arrive in
The sunset aboard the airplane