We’ve been living here for close to 3 weeks now, and it’s almost feeling like we can live here forever. We love the food the people and the affordability. Guess the only thing we aren’t really loving are the crazy Bangkok jams, but hey, they didn’t call this amazing Thailand without them I am sure. This city has been so kind to us and we’ve had too many wonderful memories here, the funniest things ever said and heard (amongst ourselves) included.
Ben: Why are there so pictures of this man?
Becks: What man?
Nat: The man wearing spectacles!
Ben: He’s everywhere! On buildings, on roads, on street sides and even inside shops!
Me: Erm, the Thais call him king, kids!
Ben: Why do they have a king and we don’t?
Becks: We have! Mr Lee Kuan Yew, remember?
(I had to explain constitutional monarchy and democracy to the kids, but I don’t think I did a very good job. Anyone wants to volunteer?)
Day 9, at Platinum Mall
Me: Ok, today’s shopping day so we’re going to be shopping non stop. Every floor has something for us to explore. I will need to get a lot of things.
Ben: Yes, like my pants. I have no more pants.
Nat: And my socks! And t-shirts!
Becks: And a hat! I want a hat.
Me: Ok, great! Let’s go.
Minutes later, after a few dizzying rounds of going up the escalator to find the food hall (which meant we saw what every floor of the mall had to offer)…
Becks: I have only one wish.
Ben: What? Change your mind again?
Me: You want to buy dresses, is it? You must have seen enough Frozen dresses to last you a lifetime?
Ben: You want shoes, is it?
Becks: My wish is to have a tiara. So I can be a princess!
Me and Ben: -_-
Day 12, at Asiatique in the day, walking past Juliet’s Garden
Me: This is what we visited in Verona when we were in Italy, kids.
Ben: Who’s she?
Me: Juliet. Well, we were told in Verona that when we rub Juliet’s left breast, we will find love and good luck.
Becks: What? We need to touch her left BRA????
Day 13, at Bangkok Railway Train Night Market
Me: I finally found it after searching for so long!
Me: Good ol’ entertainment for 20 baht!
Ben, Becks, Nat: YAY! We have iPhones!
Me: We call it the Blackberry.
Ben: Ok, mine is.
Becks: Mine’s pink berry!
Nat: And mine’s green berry!
Becks: See, I have an iPhone and I can play iPhone games.
Me: Yes, that’s right. Best ever.
Becks: And I can even take selfie!