I am not your average ex-pat-wife. I don’t have children and we are not really really rich. I go shopping at the local market and I ride the skytrain or I walk. I don’t take a taxi as a default transportation.
I am not working in Bangkok. We have only been here for 4 and a 1/2 months.
I am going to change this no working situation.
In the mean time I get honey-do lists for the days that I am home.
The current items I am working on are:
1 get my armpit hair permanently removed.
2 get a micro SIM card for my husbands phone.
3 get an external battery pack for my husband for when we go on long days out so we both have enough power on our phones for the entire day.
Yesterday I attempted to get these items done. I managed to get lost by going to the wrong malls. Yes, plural. I thought there was a bookstore at terminal 21 but it wasn’t there and got sent to the emporium but I couldn’t find it there either. Today I will try again to find this bookstore. I want to get some gift certificates used before I forget about them and before they expire.
Ok so here was yesterday morning until I got into Robinson’s mall.
My husband got up at 5 am to go to the gym before heading to work for 7:15am.
I slumbered for a bit knowing that the mall I want to go to isn’t open until 10 am. It is 9:30 and I am out at the boat from our home to go to the BTS stop. Our home is conveniently located across the driveway from the school and there is a ferry/boat taxi that runs almost 24 hours a day too.
Today, I have a few things on my honey-do list.
I hate ironing and ironing is on my list. I going to bite the bullet and buy a steamer so I don’t have to pull out the iron and ironing board again.
I also have a micro sim to pic up.
Ok off the boat and at the dock I see my favourite dock dog.
I don’t get up this early all the time but if I wanted to go shopping at 2 am, I could go shopping. There are food markets open at 2-11am. Some close at 11 others open. It is a very foreign place for me sometimes. But, there are 7/11s everywhere.
The weather today is wonderful!
You can get fresh fruit all over the place.
Some charge 20฿ for a full bag. This morning I got half a bag for 20฿. I just look at the bag inquisitively and smile. And then ask toa rai? Which means how much and he points at the 20฿ I have out. And nods yes that is the right price. Whatever. It’s fresh fruit. I nod and go on my way. If I wanted to I could have asked for more but I really don’t feel up to it this morning.
The evening street market starts at around 4pm and I am not sure when it shuts down but it looks empty during the morning.
I am wrong; the shop doesn’t open until 10:30. I wait. I suppose I could go for walkabout. I don’t feel like wondering around getting lost in the crowds.
Here is a picture of that building, for Helder. I can see it from where I decided to sit and wait.
And by “it” I mean they. As there are two of them.
I am sitting on the steps to a shop called ROBINSON. I find it a bit funny because the last name on my passport is still Robinson.
The streets are full of traffic. All sorts of vehicles are on the road. I have yet to see an elephant in Bangkok. But we did see them in Krabi when we went to lunch at a place on our day trip. I must get some good photos of traffic. My phone camera just doesn’t cut it anymore. And the mall is about I open.
Ok… That was the morning before I went into the mall.
I found a steamer and a container to organize the shoes in the front closet. Then I went back home to drop them off.
It was a very cool morning but by the end of the morning it started to warm up a bit and when I got home I got really tired and almost went to sleep.
At 3:00 I thought “I really should get out to finish doing what I started.” So I head out get lost in the wrong malls.
Then I head back towards home and pick up some dinner at the street vendors. Pad thai for dinner, then I miss the boat by 100 yards. So I wait for my ride back home.
Pad thai was 50฿ each.
I also want to get some ingredients for some thai food. So I can do some home cooking that we learnt at Silom cooking school.
Wish me luck on my errands today. I hope not to get completely lost again.
I am going to Siam centre and MBK mall.