Only in Bangkok…

August 25th, 2005 by MrLuxuryFashionGuru

Ah, bliss ūüôā

Day 1
Lunch:  Chicken tomyam kuay teow (flat rice noodles) at BKK airport; cost: 100THB (4 SGD, 2.50 USD)
Dinner: Japanese ‘Sakira’ steak set and sauteed clams with vegetables; cost: 250THB (10 SGD, 6.25 USD)

Day 2
Lunch: Thai style fried chicken, roast pork slices, whole fried fish, green mango salad, sticky rice and Thai milk tea; cost: 150 THB (6 SGD, 3.75 USD)
Dinner: Family style Thai-Chinese dinner with eight dishes including roast duck, fried grouper, minced pork with basil, seafood tomyam soup etc.; cost: 140THB (5.75 SGD, 3.20 USD)

The immense benefit of travelling with someone who’s lived in Bangkok for nearly two years is the consistently high quality and authenticity of the places we eat at.

And I am still hopeful of returning from Thailand wonderfully detoxed and closer to my formerly svelte-ness.

As usual, my favorite Thai, Mr Pinky, was quite merciless:

“The way you stand makes your thighs look bigger.¬† There’s nothing I can do about that.¬† And your behind sticks out a lot more than most people.”

*mortification*¬† (In fact, this section may well dissappear at a later date when I’m feeling more self-conscious.)

I have been¬†informed that¬†Thais have a very commonly-used word that refers to¬†the¬†other people that an already-attached person is dating.¬† The word is “gig”.¬†

Example:¬† “Tonight I’m not going out with my boyfriend, I’m going out with my gig.”¬†or “I’m meeting Gig One at 10pm and then Gig Two at midnight.”

Of course, this being Thailand, the term is¬†gender-neutral, and can be used in a pinch even for people who don’t have an official significant other.

The new pair of aviator-style sunglasses I bought at MBK (160THB, 6.40 SGD, 4 USD) came in very handy on my high-speed motorbike ride to the restaurant tonight to shield my eyes from the smoggy wind.

I’m building up my armour for the coming Fall.¬† I have high hopes and quite some excitement quietly growing.

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