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Tag: Bangkok

The great escape

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Another long lull of not updating but I have been so busy with packing, planning and more! Now I’m back from both Bangkok (Nov 5-8) and Hong Kong (Nov 13-18) trips. Before that in late October there was my 21st birthday which I spent with the people I love over several days.

There’s so much good things, positivity, laughter and happiness everyday. I can’t repeat enough how fortunate I feel and how much I love the people around me because they are the ones who brought all these things into my life.

Anyway, here’s a brief recount of both trips. Will try to blog in detail if I have time but let’s just say I haven’t even posted about Bangkok last year, and Phuket plus Taiwan earlier this year.


bangkok pratunam haul

My haul even before I visited Chatuchak Weekend Market (though I didn’t buy much there) 😀 Everything is mine except the pair of red sneakers because I wanted to fill up the white space.

This was my second visit and again with my mum (we went last year in August with my aunt). I love this city as much as ever with its cheap everything, spicy food, endless shopping and impeccable service. Plus where else can you have all-you-can eat mookata (crazy spread as well) for S$6?

Hong Kong and Macau

hong kong haul

Mostly local food products such as pork jerky, wife’s biscuits and egg rolls for giving away. They’re nearly all gone! Bottom right is actually ‘voodoo doll’ keychains from Bangkok which I let people choose from. Wish I’d taken a closeup of all the different dolls before giving them out!

This was my first visit and I went with friends. We did a balance of sightseeing, shopping and eating! The research/guide I compiled turned out to be 100 pages long but we didn’t have time to visit loads of places still. Definitely returning again.

Everything is quite pricey here so I actually did minimal shopping for myself. The food is heavenly (though this applies for every country I’ve been to) and there is simply so much beauty that left me in awe. It’s really different seeing all of them with your own eyes instead of just through photos online.

Left: On my dad’s taxi on the way to the airport at 6am+ for my Bangkok flight
Right: Having just arrived at Hong Kong International Airport at 1pm

So very tired zZz no judging okay. Still am. I continued sleeping at 4am everyday in both countries and it wasn’t because I was reading or watching anything :))))

And well, if I ever feel like I haven’t done enough shopping, I can just head over to my favourite Zalora and go on a spree! 😀 Am loving their collection of Aldo accessories online!!!

There’s unique arm candy for hipsters, elegant necklaces to complete your sophisticated look, casual embellishments that will spice up any outfit and more! No more worrying about how to get that effortlessly posh look 🙂

My mom is better than yours

Before you get all offended by the title, it’s just a hashtag type of phrase Tumblr fangirls use e.g. [celebrity] is better than all of you. But yes my mother is very awesome and here’s why I love her to bits:

– Brought me to Bangkok (we went with my aunt)
– Let me have the window seat because it was my first time on the plane
– Bought me everything I wanted and barely anything for herself
– Paid for all my shopping (I only contributed $400 for the whole trip to  partially cover flights, hotel and insurance)
– Did all the planning, booking, packing, research and reading of online reviews (I did zilch)
– Led us around all the awesome places despite it being her first time there
– Put up with all my whining as usual 😀

Had such a marvelous time, mostly thanks to her! Gonna just briefly post a few photos from the trip, detailed post will be up when I have the time 🙂

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Haul from the first day (just till the late afternoon)
I counted 11 dresses and 1 pair of shoes I think.

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Haul from the first two days! 😀

None of the apparels exceeded 200 baht ($8) ok!! One pair of denim shorts there is only 60 baht ($2.40) like can you believe it. Most expensive item was a swimsuit at 450 baht ($18) followed by a pair of shoes for 390 baht ($15).

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Thing is their quality is as good as local blogshops where one item is $25 – $30. Feel so cheated now wtf. I got dresses for like 50 – 80 baht there ($2 – $3). I keep exclaiming ‘Scammer!’ every time I pass by stores in Singapore now lololol.

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Omg the ribbon shoes I can’t even. Remember this?! My first and favourite pair at $22 which I’ve worn out and thrown away. Same goes for another grey pair. They had the biggest and squishiest ribbons ever!! My mom was the one who pointed these new ones out to me and we bargained till one pair was about $13. I went absolutely fangirly and insane for the rest of the day.

So not obvious that I like bows, silver, pink and polka dots, right?
I have 5 (should have been 7!) pairs of those ribbon shoes in cream, black, red, silver, and pink now, ha!!!

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The $15 shoes. Love all my things ^^

# My mom is better than yours (this I say with utmost conviction)
# My guinea pig is cuter than yours (ditto)
# My things are nicer than yours

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50 baht ($2) slippers from the night market.
What even!!! More pl0x!!!!

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Favourite person in the world and with good reason ❤

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Day before I left Singapore (19 Aug) was a super good one too! Completed two Carousell deals, had lunch at Kiseki Japanese Buffet with Annabelle, then dinner at Pastamania and movie (Tales From The Dark 2) with You You 😀
Blogged about Kiseki before but I only posted collages of the food instead of close-ups so here you go!

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Grilled fish, chicken and pork

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It’s like so pricey and yet I wanna go back again… yum yum nom nom

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Hahaha she looks so happy here!

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Decided to go with a simple outfit that day:

Navy blue top – $1 from Song & Song
Silver pants – $5 from Bugis Street
River Island bag – $0 (have you read about it?)
Silver shoes – $24 from Zalora (why I need to stop shopping online)

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