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.
|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!
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.
|Street Food sa Bangkok. Oha oha!|
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!
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
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