Tag Archives: Bangkok

Rice Breakfast over Continental Anytime

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It was an early morning weekday rush hour where street food vendors abound. And where locals hurriedly buy either packed breakfast or packed lunch to bring to work.

From the lady with huge pot in front her; I got packed rice meal that was a cross in taste between chicken biryani and Ilonggo’s valenciana. I wished I had more breakfast mornings in Bangkok – it was that good.

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Early morning street food

Back at the hostel where travelers of different nationalities were having breakfast too in the “mess hall”, I was very delighted of my rice meal packed in brown paper than the Continental breakfast set some just ordered in there for 65 baht, which looked good by the way. But Continental breakfast is so dull and the last thing I would have. However, the-last-thing-I-would-have-for-breakfast is eternally present in almost every breakfast menus.

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Dual Priced Coconut Ice Cream

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This vendor was selling coconut ice cream served in half coconut shell with its coconut meat, then poured with condensed milk for a 30 baht refreshment. Moments later, one may find out that it was just 20 baht for locals but still consistently priced as 30 baht for foreigners. This realization came as I hung out just across the ice cream guy while quietly eating my delicious foreigner-priced ice cream.

Of Chicken Noodle Soup

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In this noodle stall
Soy or white chicken she asked
White please Thai lady

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Perhaps, it would be tough to catalogue all kinds chicken noodle soup in Asia, with its infinite combinations (of ingredients) and recipe permutations. To simplify life, just have one in every town, and then savor its originality.

Lumpini Park

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Coming out from the Silom metro subway station, you’ll see this statue by the entrance gate of Lumpini Park

It was inevitable that I found myself in a metropolis on a Sunday. But then, there was the Lumpini Park where lovers eat side-by-side on a bench by the lagoon, turtles lifting their heads in the water, kids throwing round multicolored breakfast-like cereals intended for fish feeding in the lagoon, photographer capturing paddleboat shots, group aerobic exercise near the park entrance, runners and walkers doing their rounds in a very much runnable park, expats, locals, and tourists, squatting on a rented mat while enjoying the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra concert– including myself.

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Paddleboats much like those in Baguio’s Burnham Park

With beautiful music, greenery, and contemplative atmosphere, that Sunday afternoon in Bangkok turned out lovely ultimately.

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See those runners?

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Plenty of expats in this free concert at the park by Bangkok Symphony Orchestra

A Particular Dustpan in Bangkok

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Dustpan for outdoor use with galvanized iron base, and natural materials for the rest of its parts, from its wall to its handle, is one design that’s probably particular to Bangkok only. As for public street cleaning, looks like it’s practical to attach a carry handle apart from its sweeping handle.

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Dustpan with carry handle

Red Post Boxes in Bangkok

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Red post boxes in Bangkok are in pentagon shape or shaped like a house. The left slot says “BANGKOK” while on the right “OTHER PLACES”. Very straightforward.

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Thai Yakult Lady

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Siam Call Box

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It’s only in Bangkok that I’ve seen this sort of call box design. I tried lifting the phone receiver and it works.

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Duo design

 

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