Daddykins sent my younger brother, his partner, NJ4 and I to the airport and right upon checking in, my brother started his idiosyncratic behaviours.
Bro mimicking the guy behind.
Spot monster at the back.
Not too long later, we reached Bangkok and was lucky to get an honest cab driver to send us to Baiyoke Boutique Hotel.
Headed down to Chatuchak immediately and had a couple of buys but nothing overboard as Platinum was just a 5 minutes walk from our hotel and it would be more worthwhile to shop at Platinum than to throw money away at Chatuchak. As usual, the pets section attracted me a lot but I felt sad to see the poor little things caged in extremely confined areas. =(
Anyway, they always say that Bangkok is never complete unless you have their street food, and that was exactly what we ate for dinner!
We walked around Pratunam and by the time we reached Platinum Mall for a look-see, most of the shops were already closing, so we called it a night and went back to rest for the following day's big battle!
We spent the entire Day 2 at Platinum Mall and by the end of the day, we returned with bags and bags of stuff!
I just realised that most of the clothes I bought are white/black/grey tones. -_-
Dinner was at MacDonald's because the boys wanted to try the pork burger that is available only in Thailand (if I'm not wrong).
The Samurai Pork Burger had quite a "porky" taste and smell to it which I found pretty interesting for a change but not to my liking. So while the boys savoured their Samurai Pork Burgers, the girls stuck to the safe options of Double Cheeseburger and Fillet-O-Fish.
Day 3 found us at Chinatown followed by Suan Lum Night Bazzar.
Maybe because we didn't know how to walk Chinatown and find the good stuffs or maybe the timing we went was not appropriate. Whatever the case was, Chinatown was somewhat a disappointment if not for the great street snacks we had here and there.
Hot, sweaty, sticky and a little bit irritated, we went back to the hotel to freshen up and then hit Suan Lum like we were hitting the clubs! Okay, maybe just me.
Dinner at Suan Lum was nice.
But what was even nicer was this note on the menu.
A friend of mine deciphered the note and said, "So if you don't finish the food, there will be no cost?" =X Bagged another few pieces of clothes from Suan Lum and went for a quick look-see at Patpong before we headed back to the hotel to crash.
Day 4 was yet another awesomely productive day as we explored the area where Siam Paragon and MBK is located. And because this is the year of the Tiger which is essentially my year, I couldn't resist not taking a picture with this cute baby:
Spotted a palm size Double A "carton" which my younger brother and I bought 1 each. I'm such a sucker for novelty items. LOL!
And finally, apart from all the shopping I did over the past 3 days, this was the main reason why I maxed out all my cash so soon.
Finally for the last day, we went up to the observatory level of Baiyoke Sky Hotel and amused ourselves with the various props there.
Honestly, I never thought going abroad with my younger brother would be so much fun! We will definitely be planning another trip again. Tentative location is Taiwan! =)