Chatuchak During Weekdays

Team Bangkok decided to take a break after a grueling tour inside the Grand Palace Complex. Don’t get me wrong. We enjoyed the whole thing—the lotuses, Buddha statues, majestic temples and all those bustling foreign tourists happily clicking their cameras. It’s just that we haven’t had a bath and the sun’s just shining oh-so-brightly upon us—we felt icky and tired and all. But happiness was all over so keber. Hahaha. Anyways, in front of the Complex, there are public buses going to and from Pradiphat. We rode one and after 30 minutes we’re Udee-bound. Showeeeeeeeeeeeeerrr! Hahaha.

Hunger Pangs
See! It's a nice restaurant. :D
After we took our turns taking a refreshing bath, we looked for something to eat. We thought of trying Shimi Shabu-Shabu located a few blocks from our dorm but decided against it because we felt it might be a bit pricey. We searched far and wide but lo and behold, the food we’re looking for is right in front of us. Well, in front of Soi 19, technically. Hahaha. I forgot the name of the fancy resto because it’s in Thai. But, I’m telling you, the food’s great, unforgettable. :D Hahaha! 

They’ve got all sorts of fried rice—chicken, beef, seafood which my friends tried. They’ve also got stir-fried veggies and all which we totally loved. Plus they also have awesome Pad Thai! I ordered that one because I felt we’re in Thailand so why not eat something Thai, hence, the Pad Thai. Hahahaha. The whole eating experience was cool—it’s salty and lemon-y with a hint of something spicy in it. My taste buds and my whole digestive system were so happy from this gastronomic delight. They also have a wide array of choices for drinks—hot or cold coffee, milkshake, fruit shake, iced tea whatever. Fruit shakes are freshly made. Nice. For dessert, Ate Chael bought a box of bread. I dunno what that one’s called so lemme just describe. It’s soft and has a sweet filling inside which is either buko pandan or custard. Both are heavenly. J

Wolfed down a plateful of Pad Thai. Gutom lang.
Hahahaha! They found love in a ~food place. How nice! Hahaha :P

This is the happy bread I told you! :D

Aside from their food choices, what I really liked about this resto is its homey concept. There’s a splash of pastel colors everywhere. There are even small portraits of women that are really nicely painted. I wonder if there are concept restos like that here ‘cos I haven’t seen one yet. Or maybe there are. I’m not just going out a lot. Hahaha!

Walkathon Galore
Street Food sa Bangkok. Oha oha!
We really enjoyed our late lunch that day because our bellies are heavy and full. Haha. Para maiwasan ang asal-baboy mode (i.e. kain-tulog-kain-tulog-ng-walang-humpay), we thought of walking. Anyways, according to our trusty map, Chatuchak Market is just a few walks away from our place, so why not. It turned out our assumption was bit skewed. The Pradiphat-to-Chatuchak walk (ride the BTS from Saphan Kwai Station then go down to Mo-Chit Station, if you don’t want to torture your legs) is way beyond our leg and feet powers--- napakalayoooo! Hahaha. It’s like PUP Main Campus to Nagtahan on foot. Ganon.

So when we saw the Chatuchak Market Sign, the Hallelujah Chorus was ringing inside my ears. Hahaha. Charot. Seriously, when we got inside, it was a whole new thing for me. There are flowers everywhere! Dangwa na mas mapayapa, ganon. Hahaha. I almost got lost because I was so engrossed with taking pictures through my newly charged phone and adding vintage filters to make the photos look more legit. I thought I was following them until I realized I’m going after the wrong people. Oh no. But I thought of just keeping my cool and good enough RJ was able to find me. Hahaha! They went the other way and I wandered on the dark other side. Wow. I never left the group again to wander alone. Haha!

Hundred flowers bloom :)
Flower baskets everywhere.

Belltower in the middle of the market.

Feeling photojer. Hahaha!
A few more walks inside the flower garden after we decided to take a rest. We learned that Chatuchak Market is a florist’s haven by weekdays and a bargain shopping center during weekends. It’s nice seeing the place filled with nature’s treats before it’s packed with a lot of people hunting for marked down items. There’s just so much beauty around that place that one can’t help but smile. We might have had a tiresome experience going there but the sight’s definitely a treat. J


For more photos, you may visit my photoblog: www.kyemeruth.jux.com J


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felix felicis: Chatuchak During Weekdays

Friday, November 16, 2012

Chatuchak During Weekdays

Team Bangkok decided to take a break after a grueling tour inside the Grand Palace Complex. Don’t get me wrong. We enjoyed the whole thing—the lotuses, Buddha statues, majestic temples and all those bustling foreign tourists happily clicking their cameras. It’s just that we haven’t had a bath and the sun’s just shining oh-so-brightly upon us—we felt icky and tired and all. But happiness was all over so keber. Hahaha. Anyways, in front of the Complex, there are public buses going to and from Pradiphat. We rode one and after 30 minutes we’re Udee-bound. Showeeeeeeeeeeeeerrr! Hahaha.

Hunger Pangs
See! It's a nice restaurant. :D
After we took our turns taking a refreshing bath, we looked for something to eat. We thought of trying Shimi Shabu-Shabu located a few blocks from our dorm but decided against it because we felt it might be a bit pricey. We searched far and wide but lo and behold, the food we’re looking for is right in front of us. Well, in front of Soi 19, technically. Hahaha. I forgot the name of the fancy resto because it’s in Thai. But, I’m telling you, the food’s great, unforgettable. :D Hahaha! 

They’ve got all sorts of fried rice—chicken, beef, seafood which my friends tried. They’ve also got stir-fried veggies and all which we totally loved. Plus they also have awesome Pad Thai! I ordered that one because I felt we’re in Thailand so why not eat something Thai, hence, the Pad Thai. Hahahaha. The whole eating experience was cool—it’s salty and lemon-y with a hint of something spicy in it. My taste buds and my whole digestive system were so happy from this gastronomic delight. They also have a wide array of choices for drinks—hot or cold coffee, milkshake, fruit shake, iced tea whatever. Fruit shakes are freshly made. Nice. For dessert, Ate Chael bought a box of bread. I dunno what that one’s called so lemme just describe. It’s soft and has a sweet filling inside which is either buko pandan or custard. Both are heavenly. J

Wolfed down a plateful of Pad Thai. Gutom lang.
Hahahaha! They found love in a ~food place. How nice! Hahaha :P

This is the happy bread I told you! :D

Aside from their food choices, what I really liked about this resto is its homey concept. There’s a splash of pastel colors everywhere. There are even small portraits of women that are really nicely painted. I wonder if there are concept restos like that here ‘cos I haven’t seen one yet. Or maybe there are. I’m not just going out a lot. Hahaha!

Walkathon Galore
Street Food sa Bangkok. Oha oha!
We really enjoyed our late lunch that day because our bellies are heavy and full. Haha. Para maiwasan ang asal-baboy mode (i.e. kain-tulog-kain-tulog-ng-walang-humpay), we thought of walking. Anyways, according to our trusty map, Chatuchak Market is just a few walks away from our place, so why not. It turned out our assumption was bit skewed. The Pradiphat-to-Chatuchak walk (ride the BTS from Saphan Kwai Station then go down to Mo-Chit Station, if you don’t want to torture your legs) is way beyond our leg and feet powers--- napakalayoooo! Hahaha. It’s like PUP Main Campus to Nagtahan on foot. Ganon.

So when we saw the Chatuchak Market Sign, the Hallelujah Chorus was ringing inside my ears. Hahaha. Charot. Seriously, when we got inside, it was a whole new thing for me. There are flowers everywhere! Dangwa na mas mapayapa, ganon. Hahaha. I almost got lost because I was so engrossed with taking pictures through my newly charged phone and adding vintage filters to make the photos look more legit. I thought I was following them until I realized I’m going after the wrong people. Oh no. But I thought of just keeping my cool and good enough RJ was able to find me. Hahaha! They went the other way and I wandered on the dark other side. Wow. I never left the group again to wander alone. Haha!

Hundred flowers bloom :)
Flower baskets everywhere.

Belltower in the middle of the market.

Feeling photojer. Hahaha!
A few more walks inside the flower garden after we decided to take a rest. We learned that Chatuchak Market is a florist’s haven by weekdays and a bargain shopping center during weekends. It’s nice seeing the place filled with nature’s treats before it’s packed with a lot of people hunting for marked down items. There’s just so much beauty around that place that one can’t help but smile. We might have had a tiresome experience going there but the sight’s definitely a treat. J


For more photos, you may visit my photoblog: www.kyemeruth.jux.com J


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