First Bangkok trip with ex-girlfriend #2 第一次跟旧情人去曼谷

Bob Davids @davidke20
· November 2018 · 7 min read · Thailand · #teammalaysia

First half of 2nd day in Bangkok



It all began with this. Due to ex-girlfriend needed to attend her BNI conference in Bangkok, and I got this opportunity to hangout with her and her cool friends from the same business network. I really appreciate this precious opportunity to spend time with them.
这一切曼谷之旅都是从这里开始。旧情人来这里参加一个交流会,所以我才有机会搭顺风飞机过来,趁她去开会我可以到处游玩。谢谢旧情人和她的一群有趣的盆友们。有时候嘴型合得来的旅友真的是很难得。


Quick rewind to earlier, we got up 6:30am and rush through the bathroom chaos after a very rough and tiring first day, just to be sure we have enough time to grab out breakfast before we leave the hotel by 7:30am to the convention. I don't know about others, but my hotel breakfast are usually light, because I wish to experience more of local cuisine. A bowl of plain yogurt mixed with fresh cut fruits, and a portion of omelet.
时光倒流一下,早上六点半就爬起床了!然后眼睛还睁不开就匆匆忙忙的洗刷了。早一天的行程紧凑到喘不过气来,然后第二天早上又要赶着吃早餐了,原因是七点半要启程去交流会的场地了。别人除外旅游是怎么吃早餐我不知道,我只知道我外出旅游早餐都不会多吃。主要原因是我希望多吃一些道地食品。所以弄了一碗酸奶加上水果切片,然后来一个西式蛋饼。


Or not so light, after figured the omelet is not filling enough. Also noticed spending power in Bangkok is generally higher than what I can afford. Might as well stuff in more of these stuff, so I can survive until ex-girlfriend finishes her conference.
考虑一下,还是太轻了这个早餐,加一些吧。想了一下好像不够钱花,因为曼谷的消费属于大城市,都比较高。不如早餐吃饱一点,撑着肚子走好过饿着走。最少可以等到旧情人开完会再一起去找吃比较好吧。


Nah... might as well do it again. I finally got my breakfast slightly more filling, so I can have everything I needed to burn for the day! Yay!
不吃不吃,还是要吃。再来一下吧。这下真的饱了。早餐,午餐,晚餐一次过吃完可以耐很久了。



The conference took place at Centara Bangkok Convention Center. Somewhat similar to our very own version of KLCC in Malaysia. The building are combined hotels, shopping gallery and the convention hall itself. I did not study much about it, cause this is more like a casual trip with no agenda and ultra limited budget. Sadly I couldn't walk far enough to take a whole picture of the entire building, so here are the split screens. Marvelous.
曼谷中央会议中心就是这里,旧情人会呆在这里整天。这个地方和马来西亚的KLCC极度相似。都是又酒店,购物中心,会议中心连在一起的一站式超级综合大楼。我对这个建筑物没有研究太多,反正就是来休息走走看看,钱也没有准备太多,把自己当成背包客就好了。

 

 


Across the convention center about 200meters away, there's a stretch of street food. Since I intended to walk a little bit more before I turn back, so I did not crash into it yet.
会议中心对面大概两百米处有一排熟食档,反正我还没打算掉头,所以就在对面拍照骗然后继续走前去了。



I came across this, I have no idea whether this is a small river or drainage system, but it sure looks clean compare to what I have normally seeing. I thought I'd like to share this with you all.
走呀走呀,经过这条不知道是小溪还是沟渠,反正觉得很干净整洁,特地拍下来和大家分享。


As I reached the end of the road, I arrived at SIAM PARAGON. According to Google, this is yet another 1 of billions of shopping gallery in Bangkok. I looked at the time, damn it's only 8:15am. Nope, I'm not going to sit at the doorway and wait for it to open. Immediately decided to turn back and check out the hawker stretch. 再走一下到了差不多尽头时,来到了SIAM PARAGON购物中心。根据谷歌,这只不过是曼谷里头成千上万的其中一间商场。我看了一下时间,还很早哪,不过八点十五分。总不能坐在大门口等别人开门吧?所以,还是决定走回去会议中心的方向去了。

 

 


I managed to squeeze through the stalls, without a scratch. Technically, I'm referring to my wallet because I did not bring enough Thai baht with me. Besides, the "light" breakfast I had really helps.
回到刚才那排熟食档,穿插过整条街我竟然全身而退没有受伤,我是说我的钱包还安然无恙。要感谢早餐吃得够饱了。再说,钱真的不够用,也不敢乱花。


I pass through Centara again as I'm returning to the other side of the city, through the busy alley, came these monks suddenly speak Thai with me. Many "krab" they utter out but I can absolutely understand nothing from them. May be my hairstyle somewhat resemble with them and they thought where have this lost monk came and not wearing their uniform? I have no idea but to reply with a smile, speak in English said I'm from Malaysia, and the sign of peace and they're off. 再一次经过中央会议中心时遇上了这两个和尚,忽然间跟我说了一大堆泰国话我都听不明白。只好用英语回应一下说我是马来西亚人,来旅游的。然后我才想到,会不会是因为我的发型和他们的一样,所以他们意外哪里来的迷路小和尚,为什么没有穿道服。

 



Only if you remember several years ago when a terrorist attacked and causes many death and injury at this worship place. From here I stand, I can literally feel heat and hearing people screaming in pain, shed tears and blood for this painful history. Not specifically on the religion, but I almost bust tears looking at this place and imagining the sad scene at that time.
来到这里想起了几年前的恐怖袭击爆炸案,杀死了几十个人,百多人受伤的悲剧。只是站着这里,心里面已经感到当时的震撼,人们头破血流在求救和遍地尸体的惨况。我不是讥笑,不过觉得很悲痛。是什么样的畜生可以这么冷血无情的在别人拜神的地方下毒手。

 

 




Traffic system in the main city is marvelous. It looked somewhat horrible, but that's how it is. They know where exactly the opposite car will squeeze in and they know exactly when is their turn to wave through busy traffic without crashing into another vehicle. And those motorcycle engined tuktuk are all badass, more like road gangsters. I really like the way they live their life at the edge of getting run over by a lorry.
交通系统乱,几乎是每一个发达国家的大城市最大的头疼。看看这个情况还真不知道大家怎么处理的。基本上没有一个人遵守交通规矩。只要看到有一点点位都要插。奇怪的是,插队的人也懂得让别人插。特别搞笑是那些摩托车引擎的三轮车嘟嘟,简直就是路上的黑社会,乱奔乱插好像玩命关头。感觉每一次都是准备送命的驾驶方式。


I remember we have a G tower in Kuala Lumpur, which is also near the vicinity of Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. Are they all the main cities in every country shares the same setup? I took this shot because I saw the KOI, pearl tea is there and I decided to snap a photo and show it to @cherryzz since she was talking about the same brand in ShenZhen she had.

我也记得吉隆坡KLCC附近有意见G Tower跟这个几乎一模一样。是不是没有个发展中的国家大城市里的架构都是一样的?我拍下这张照骗主要原因是看到楼上有一家KOI珍珠奶茶,当时@cherryzz 有提起,所以特地拍张照骗分享一下。

 

 

 


And finally the mall is open for business. Immediately I crashed into Big C Supercenter.
总算守得云开,商场开门营业了我就冲进 Big C里面去。


It does not look as big as it is from the outside. This mall is marvelously huge from the inside. How they did that?! I do not have enough photo for each floor, but this is the food court, it somewhat reminds me of Pavilion KL.
真是好奇怪吖,明明从外面看到建筑物很小,可是进来了以后却又感觉里面比外面还要大很多。到底是用了什么法术来弄的?我并没有每一层楼都拍照,不过这个食物中心倒是觉得和 Pavillion KL 很像。


As I was a little tired, I decided to stop at the McCafe for a cup of Latte to regenerate, also started to think how should I survive with limited amount of cash. Sitting there and started checking my SBD and Steem see how much they worth and need to budget my spending for the next few days. I remember someone did warn me not to use Hatyai spending to budget for Bangkok.
走到累了就去老麦坐下来,买了一杯拉铁来喝。趁这个机会坐下来点算这几天应该怎样花费,好像都还是不够。所以已经在打我的 SBD Steem 主意,看能不能当场买一些泰铢保平安。还记得不知道是谁有劝告千万不能用合艾的消费来喝曼谷比较。


And suddenly I realized, this whole floor are McDonald's . There's a merchandise outlet that sells McD Polo Tee, umbrella, Ronald McDonald outfit and many more. Highlight of this picture is the girl with a maroon cardigan sitting at the guest lounge.
走着竟然看到老麦的贩卖部。这里有很多麦记的私人品牌,比如老麦的Polo,雨伞,麦当劳叔叔的支付。这里特别一提,照片中的亮点是坐在接待室朱红色衣服的女孩。


No idea why they do something like a waiting lounge here
不知为什么这里弄到好像等候室一样。


Now it all explained. There 2 level of whole McDonald's related shops, everywhere. From classroom, workshop, kids zone, gallery, and a highly secretive stretch of suspect kitchen workshop there for the McAcademy. No wonder their Latte tasted one of the best I had in my life!
哦。原来如此。这么就容易解释了,原来这里是麦当劳学院。从教室,工作实,康乐中心,游乐场,展览中心,都在这里。难怪这里的咖啡特别好喝!


I already love McDonald's, not all outlets. Generally I am loving it. And now, they "inspire people to change for the better", I love them more! McD you rock!
我本来就是老麦的粉丝,虽然不是每一间都粉,看了这个牌上面写着影响别人,改变未来。看完了让我觉得老麦真伟大。


As I walked out of Big C, time for me to decide whether to go back look for ex-girlfriend or continue my window shopping spree. Here onwards, things happen a little rush. I did took a walk to Pratunam Fashion Mall, but I got lost IN the shopping mall. Seriously, that is the first time in my life. I never get lost in a shopping mall, even if I'm drunk as [insert your preferred vulgar word here], I'll be able to find my car and drive it out safely. Moreover, I've been too busy using my WhatsApp to send photo of good dresses back to ex-girlfriend, may be later take her there. By the time she page me she could leave the conference, then I started to panic and eagerly find my way back. So, the entire Pratunam Fashion spree weren't recorded. Who knows, may be next time I will come back for Pratunam again and make 1 post just to introduce good dresses and good shops to you girls.
当我从 Big C 走出来后,到底应该回去找就旧情人好还是继续向前去逛街。从这里开始,我的节奏就乱了一下。原因是我决定了冲过去Pratunam超级服装城,然后就在商场里面迷路了。这次可说是我一生人中第一次在商场里面迷路的。一般来说我在商场里面的直觉比我认路还要清晰,就算我喝醉酒喝得烂醉还是有办法走去停车场找回自己的车再安全开到门口。再说,来到服装城的我太高兴了,一边看连体裙一边拍照给旧情人看她喜欢哪一款,所以基本上都忘记拍其他照骗了。忽然间就清热打来讯息说她开完会要走了。那时我才来着急又找不到出口。后来太紧张,怕旧情人等太久,所以连跑带跳的一直奔回会议中心,一点都没有记录到服装城。下次吧,如果我有机会回来曼谷而它还在,到时一定专门开一篇/系列文章详细的为大家介绍服装城


This was taken on the way back to the convention center, on the pedestrian bridge.
这个是赶着回去接旧情人时从人行天桥上拍下来的一幕。


Is the grass greener on the other side? Yes and no. I find it a lot hotter in Thailand compare to my home country. But the funny part is, I think it's less humid compare to Malaysia and take a look, people don't mind to do their prayers under the sun.
别人说,草是别的国家比较青,没有说对或错。就好像我觉得泰国很热,比马来西亚更热。最搞笑的是,我觉得泰国湿度比较低,所以我们看到大家就算顶着太阳都面不改容的继续拜神。


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