Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Happy 1st Anniversary!

Exactly one year ago, we got together without expecting ourselves to actually like each other. It has been a very rough year for both of us as how we learnt about each other- good and bad things. We survived it all.... for now.

Happy 1st Anniversary!

PS: He just sent me a bouquet of flowers to my office! =D

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Lek Seafood @ Chong Nonsi

By the rate of me blogging I think it will take up the whole year just for me to finish my Bangkok entries.... hehe

What to do? Busy mah as always

I really love Bangkok - the food, the taxis, the malls, their markets, their really cheap alcohol, public transportation ..... minus the traffic jam of cos. Before I embark on this journey, I did extensive research on Bangkok and I even did A POWERPOINT PRESENTATION PRINT OUT on the places to go (map), how to go, information about those places and their public transportation map. My team members were very cooperative as Ian, Greg and Jasmine worked on the itenery so that we know what to do and where to go.

I spotted this review about 'Lek Seafood' just below Chong Nonsi station (Silom BTS line) from a few bloggers and they raved about the food. From Platinum Mall, we had some difficulties getting to the Silom line (nearest would be Siam station @ Siam Paragon). Our legs were too sore and too tired to walk all the way there so we hailed 2 tuk-tuks (one for we 3 sisters, the other one for Greg, Ian and Jasmine). Both tuk-tuks were racing with each other and they drove so recklessly and dangerously almost wanting to get all of us killed. Nevertheless, it was one of the most awesomest moments in Bangkok .... u should have seen how freaked out that Greg was!

Mr. Crazy Tuk Tuk Driver

Look at how tired we were after a whole day of shopping

Lek Seafood @ Chong Nonsi

Bottled soft drinks are always popular here... they seldom use canned ones

Very awesome Tom Yum Goong! Tom Yums here are cooked with a tinge of coconut milk unlike the ones served in Malaysia.

Stir-fried Paku Pakis (Fern)

Stir Fried Broccoli with Prawns

BBQ Squids

Sizzling Hot Plate Oyster With Eggs (Oh Chien)

Stir Fried Pork with Oyster Sauce

Deep Fried Pork Ribs

The total bill for 6 persons was THB 1,010 only! Which is equivalent to RM 112! So cheap right! I think it's quite difficult to get that kinda food at that price in Malaysia, plus the food must be good too!

So, if you are in Bangkok, do give this place a visit. It's really simple to get there. If you are at Chong Nonsi station and you found a 7-11 store below there, you are at the right direction as Lek Seafood is just a few steps away from it.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Merisses @ Sukhumvit 16, Bangkok

I have to admit I was on a tight budget when I made the trip to Bangkok and one of the rule to myself was that "I shall never stay in a room that costs more than RM 200 per night!" but of course the room shall not be ugly and unpresentable... hehe

After doing so much of research, I finally settled for Merisses hotel which is situated in Sukhumvit 16 (Sukhumvit is like the centre/ town for a lot of happening places). It was a new hotel and after reading some reviews of the hotel online which is quite contradicting, we just gave it a shot.

Contradicting means some reviews said that the hotel is damn good, some said it's lousy and incomplete. Some said it's near to the BTS (sky train) while some said it's damn far. Donno who to believe also!

Errr actually nobody expected the hotel to be so small!

Damn! The website conned all of us into believing it's a big, new and nice hotel. But seriously, the website is nice

We booked 2 Premiere Suites as it was on promotion @ 1,700 Baht per night while standard price was at 2,100 Baht. My sisters booked the most affordable room (Deluxe Suite) which was also on promotion @ 2,750 baht for 2 nights! Normal price per night is 1,900 baht.

Premiere Suite

It's really a very nice room with a nice bathtub with also see through glass, but of cos you can slide the glass shut with the wooden sliding door in case you wanna do some "big business" inside and would not want to be seen. Haha.... oh, there is a Playstation 2 provided in the room too. All you need is to ask the hotel to provide you some of the games.

For me, I am the luckier one. I got promoted to the most expensive room in the hotel probably because its occupancy was on the lower side for that few days. Normal price for that room is 2,900 Baht.

Executive One Bed Room Suite

The room is also equipped with a DVD player which we had no time to utilise it because most of the times were spent outside the room shopping at the malls... hehe. There was a small kitchen area where you can cook (there's an induction cooker), heat up your food in the microwave and also a fridge for you. How nice! However, the bathroom was incomplete as you can see they put a board there to replace the tiles.

And the best part is....

A BIG bathtub!

Imagine soaking youself in that tub after a long day of walking ans shopping.... ahhhhh how nice!!

To be really honest, the hotel is far from the BTS Asok. We spent the longest time of our life walking to and back from the BTS for the 1st day. After that, we were so smart, we got down from one station before Asok and hailed a taxi back to the hotel! Taxi drivers refused to send us back to the hotel from Asok station because it was too near (but too far for walking).

Anyway, taxis are plenty in Bangkok and they are cheap too! Starting fare is at 35 baht but from Nana station (1 stop before Asok) to our hotel costs around 50 baht for 4 person. Cheap right? And taxi drivers there actually USE their metres unlike in Malaysia!

Overall, the hotel is recommendable because you can always take a taxi (we have been doing that everyday) to everywhere. The best part is, the staff are really attentive, friendly and they will fulfill all your requests! Seriously, if you do not mind the distance, go for this hotel!

Monday, April 6, 2009

I'm Back!

Though I did not blogged for almost a month, I did check my blogs and the messages left in my latest entry before I dumped my blog.... hehe

So anyway, what have I been up to?

For so many years, I finally got to go for an overseas trip! Of cos all on my own expenses.... every single cent spent was blood and sweat ok? Too bad I could only afford a 4 days 3 nights trip instead of a longer one because if shopping doesn't kill me, accommodation will! Financially, that is.

Leaving on a jet plane oppps I mean Air Asia to Bangkok! Yay!

Even the view from Thailand looks a lot nicer

Oh my... what am I talking? Doesn't it all look the same from up there?? But can't deny it does look very nice especially after I photoshopped it by playing with the color exposure... hehe

To sum it all up, Bangkok is a really very very hot place to be. The moment I step out from the hotel, I begin to sweat like a pig, wetting tissues and more tissues till the moment I step back into the hotel.....

That's the reason why I loaded my tummy with lots of coconut and cold drinks to cool down the body

So refreshing!

My 'hasil' at the end of the trip :)