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First day in Bangkok with mom

As you probably have known, am on holiday with my mummy in one of my favourite cities – Bangkok.

We are staying in the Sukhumvit area. Thought I’d try somewhere else other than Yaowarat aka Chinatown.

We arrived in the afternoon, perfect for a lunch of tender braised pork trotter, intestines and pickled mustard leaves with rice.

Found this restaurant while trawling a narrow foot path dotted with stalls.

# – Service with a grin is slightly better than service with a smile.
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# – My perfect lunch.
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After lunch, we bought more food; snacks for when we’re resting in our room. Saw this pudgy cat sleeping right at the front of a shop’s entrance #likeaboss

# – Comfortable.
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# – We bought too much food for two.
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# – Good thing about hanging out with mom…..access to properly plated street snacks. There were more food that’s not in picture :P
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After that, we food coma napped for a couple of hours before heading out for oil massages. It was soooOo good.

Then we bought more snacks from a nearby convenience store. Then, we ate supper of noodles and mussel pancakes right outside our hotel.

# – Supper time! That is mummy waiting for our food.
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And here I am now, lying in bed, digesting & blogging this post. Thanks for reading!

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Blogging from Krabi!

Hello from Krabi! I just woke up and now enjoying a cup of tea on our balcony.

# – Pick me up.

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This trip is Gareth’s company retreat actually, but I get to join because I satisfy his company’s conditions of either being a spouse or having co-habitating for more than two years, and being straight/gay.

# – View from the lobby upon arrival at the resort yesterday.

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# – Hanging out on our balcony after checking in. OK, just an excuse to post this because I look deceptively slim albeit a little sombre.

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We slept most of yesterday away, waking up at dinner time for some local beef noodles.

Not before we nick some wifi at the lobby though.

# – Data addicts.

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We have complimentary wifi in the room now though so yay!

# – First Thai meal. So delicious!

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Then we snacked on stuff we got from 711. Even in a small place like Krabi, the sheer variety of stuff pwns our 711 in KL.

# – Munchies.

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Found a hilariously named beauty product too.

# – Ahemm.

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Well, right now we are contemplating lunch options – whether to have a beach picnic trying out more goodies from local 7-11 or a bus ride to town for some local food.

Decisions, decisions!

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Road trip to Hatyai & Penang with the momsies <3

For the first time in our entire dating history, we decided to throw our mothers together.

For four full days, from KL to Hatyai to Penang and all the way back to KL, they had to sit together in the car, walk together in the sun & under the moonlight, eat the same food, sleep in the same room and on top of all that, deal with the two monkeys that are their son & daughter.

Our first meal on the road trip was Ipoh’s famous steamed chicken, sprouts and kueh teow noodles for lunch. DELICIOUS! I could eat Ipoh kuehteow everyday.

# – With my mom.

# – With his mom.

It was a great holiday. I can’t believe it took us this long to do something like this. Holidaying with our moms is awesome cause we get to be children and get doted over.

Like you know, when we went swimming, there’s always someone who would pass us towels and sunblock. Or when we’re out exploring, someone’s always got an extra bottle of water or someone’s always got an awesome hat that I could borrow to hide from the hot sun. I LOVE IT!

# – My mom’s incredible hat that kept me in the shade.

Like how we could also snack like monsters and make a mess in their room till late at night before scooting off to our clean hotel room to sleep :P

# – In moms’ room, eating on their beds /evil laughter.

I don’t know if it’s holiday for our momsies, but it’s definitely a kickass holiday for us…hehehehhehe.

# – Mummy taking pictures of fish.

# – Mom taking pictures of floating market.

# – Mothers walking down a hill in Hatyai Municipal Park.

It was our first time seeing the floating market in Hatyai. It was pretty impressive actually. Loads of food and touristy stuff but most things go for only 20Baht. Cheap and fun!

# – On the bridge to the floating market.

There’s this fella in Hatyai that sells clothes who was particularly attached to Gareth. He kept shoving a clothes hanger into G’s crotch, while threatening G to buy clothes from him.

# – G looking far too happy with a clothes hanger up his…

And when he refused to buy anything, he just hugged G, very tightly.

# – Affectionate.

We shopped quite a lot. My mom basically wiped out the pet section in Tesco Lotus. The dog beds were ridiculously cheap, like 370Baht for a mid size one! Where to find?? We got cashew nuts, dried fruits, booze, the usual suspects.

G also bought me a set of 10 piece Anolon saucepans and pans with some kind of awesome copper base and oven safe up to 260 degrees celcius. My oven doesn’t even go up that high! <3 Sorry, housewife talk overloads :P # - Car so full with shopping until back window completely blocked out.

From Hatyai, we drove down to Penang for an overnight stay. There was an episode where someone went hysterical because she almost couldn’t hold her pee anymore while getting stuck in a traffic jam in Penang.

# – Stuck in crazy jam for over an hour to see this.

Of course, that person was me cause I have an abnormally small bladder. I had to endure my mom watching over me while I peed behind someone’s car. Pee patch was so massive on the ground she had to skip away from it, while I was STILL pissing T_T

Anyway, like we always do in Penang, we ate too much and still ended up wishing we could eat more. We left Penang on a ferry, the perfect ending to our holiday.

# – On the upper deck of a ferry back to mainland.

I shall end this post with a picture of a random buffalo at a petrol station in Penang. It had really saggy, large testicles.

Have a good weekend, peep!

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