Morning before sunrise, Alicia has already done warm ups for her shopping day. She is still on-fire since Shannon mocked her yesterday.
“I am going to shop today!” Alicia announced the night before.
“Yea yea yea, you go alone ah! We want to sleep” < same response from the guys.
She disappeared early in the morning when we woke up, “Sha has left?”
Shopping day at Platinum Mall
Today is shopping day.
Upon waking up, we take our time to wash up, 东摸摸 西摸摸. Not until 12noon only we depart from hotel and decide where to have lunch. Sha texted us and says there’s a food court in Platinum mall so there we go!
Alicia has few hours head start in Platinum shopping mall.
We have planned what to buy the day before (we have a check list). It’s crucial to have a shopping plan, or else you’ll be running around like a headless chicken.
Mega lunch at food court
“Wah look at that guy… he is drinking beer” I heard someone saying this. Hell yeah man! We are drinking beer at these hour just because we can! #booyah!
We’re seriously mind-fucked.
After the beer – our day finally starts.
What’s Platinum shopping mall
Platinum Shopping mall is one of the largest mall in Asia, it has 2,500 shops selling pure clothing and accessories, mainly catered for woman but there are some shops for men too.
Platinum mall is wholesale + retail shopping mall. The price lists in the shop usually has this pattern:
- 1 item: 100% discount
- 3 items: 80% discount
- 12 items: 70% discount
So when you walk into one shop, you’ll at least grab 3 items.
Look at alley… I cannot even see the end. The mall is HUGE.
Shop until you puk kai
Men’s item are mainly on one floor only, the rests are women’s (total 6 floors, including one floor for food court).
It took us like 3 hours to finish walking ONE FLOOR. What the hell man.
Luckily for us, we got every thing we needed in the same floor and our shopping ended pretty early (and easily).
We met Sha and offered her to carry all her shopping goods so she can RESET and start shopping again.
We carried our own empty backpacks – there are shoppers who bring their own shopping cart (not kidding), they are usually business owners here to pile up stocks for their clothing business.
Hungry? eat again
“Guys are you hungry? I had first meal at 10am here” Sha asks us.
“Let’s go food court eat again”
“But you guys just ate 1 hour ago, no meh?”
“We are feeling hungry again”
Shopping: Man vs Woman
Here’s the difference in shopping between men & women, observed by Shannon and me.
Woman: see pretty cloths > try > dislike color > try another color > compare price > dislike price > struggle between color and price > get opinion > go try again > convince thyself > dislike price > leave shop > repeat at next shop > then return to this shop to buy > then return to second shop > rinse and repeat.
Man: See nice cloths > try on > looks good > buy 5 > next shop.
Desperate for street food
We gave up shopping. Our bags are bulky and heavy. We decided to walk back to Samran Place hotel to unload our goods, then head to MBK to shop for some gadgets.
On the way, we found street food!
Well actually there are plenty of food every where, we choose to eat BBQ chicken. Imagine two guys carrying two huge backpacks while holding BBQ sticks walking back slowly.
Life is good.
At hotel, 东摸摸 西摸摸.
Our travel style: no rushing, take your time, do what you like. Shannon listened to music while I catch up with some reading.
/background music: Sorry for party rocking – LMFAO
“Eh aren’t we suppose to be at MBK by now?” Shannon asks
“I’m feeling comfortable now, lazy go out liao”
“Yeah same here actually”
Then we continued what we were doing.
/sms from sha – “guys I’m at MBK already where are you guys?”
“At hotel, chilling!”
“Aren’t we suppose to go dinner at MK restaurant?”
Skytrain (Bangkok LRT)
HEHEHEHEHEE one of the station’s name is called “On Nut” (spelled: on-nooot).
We were like, whaaaaaaaaaat?
Imagine this conversation:
“Hey buddy where are you now?”
“I am on nut station”
Dinner at MK restaurant
We had dinner at MK restaurant, famous for it’s steamboat meal… I think. We had few friends recommending this restaurant but we don’t know what are the main specialty. So we simply luan-luan order only.
We are leaving tomorrow
“Ei Sha, you bought so many stuff today, your luggage can fit meh?”
“You better go buy extra luggage”
Alicia Shopping Mode: ACTIVATED
“Ok I go shop another round you guys hang out a bit first later I come back find you guys bye bye” *pooofs* she dissappeared.
She returned with a 60L backpack that can probably fit me in.
While she was away for another round of shopping, we both decided to have sake and sushi. The food was good at Fuji restaurant yesterday so we return again today.
Returning to normal diet
Tomorrow is 31st July, which marks the end of our 30-days backpack trip around South East Asia (Indochina).
So today, we must eat, drink and do anything we can to spoil ourselves. Tomorrow onwards, we will revert back to our normal diet (maybe not mine, it takes lots of effort to have my current size you know)
[insert video from youtube]
Our shopping goods from Bangkok
We laid out all the shopping good on the bed to prove our shopping achievements, and this gives us a rough mind image of how much we’ve spent on these goods.
Alicia response: “HAR WHY MINE SO LITTLE”
In fact, her bed was already filled when she said that. lol.
It’s great photo taking opportunity. We even took time-lapse video of arranging our shopping goods.
We have to take out all our goods to rearrange into luggage anyway so we take this opportunity to have some fun
Where am I now?
Bangkok, Thailand. Sawaaadeeeekrub!