Sukhumvit: Rehatched

This rainy season has made me SUPER LAZY! Whenever those water blobs fall, I feel like I’d rather just stay home and be a vegetable.

However, I was at K-Village (in Sukhumvit 26) the other day, and I noticed that heeeey~~ some of the trees there actually got birds’ nests on them~!!!


Like, REAL nests, created by real flying, chirping creatures.

Check them out:


This got me thinking:


VERY PERSISTENT Preacher on Sukhumvit~!!

I posted about this preacher already in August (check it out HERE) –

Well, he’s still at it~!! And STILL around the Nana area, which holds the title of the raunchiest, naughtiest area of Sukhumvit~!!

The preaching doesn’t start ’til 0:52.

At 3:26 you’ll see another farang appear on the scene and doing the wai to the passers-by, trying to explain to them that the chunky guy holding the thick book and shouting in English is basically ting-tong.

At 3:49 he gets in front of PP (Persistent Preacher) and tries to tell PP what exactly he thinks of him, much to the amusement AND confusion of the other passers-by (made up of a very international crowd, a trademark of Nana~!!)

At 4:47 another farang in a red shirt stops and amuses himself in front of the preacher for a while.

At 4:56 a group of Muslims (his target?) passes by.

At 7:22 PP takes out a hanky and wipes his face (yes, Bangkok is hot n’ humid~!!)

At 7:53 a motorcycle taxi driver comes from the right side, nonchalantly accepts the (religious?) brochure from PP’s female groupmate and stays for a while to enjoy the show.

At 9:20 PP takes out his hanky and wipes his face again.

At 9:35 PP’s female groupmate (with a little girl in tow) appears again and hands in another brochure to a bystander who has been standing off-screen.

At 11:51 a little boy appears on the right, wearing similar attire as PP and clutching what looks like more brochures (another team member, I reckon?), trying to distribute them to pedestrians.

At 12:37 a chubby boy with curly hair riding a bicycle appears and stops to check out PP. He occasionally glances over to the camera.

At 15:03 – another sweat wiping action by PP.

At 16:48 a passerby (off-screen left) whips out a camera and starts recording PP.

At 20:41 PP wipes his sweat again.

At 20:44 PP gets a bit more dramatic by hoisting his book (Bible?) into the air.

At 21:07 the little boy (PP’s group member) reappears and smiles into the camera.

At 21:34 – another sweat-wiping action by PP.

At 23:42 the hanky comes out again, and PP’s female groupmate hands another brochure to a pedestrian.

At 26:06 wipesweatwipesweatwipesweat…

At 27:33 a motorcycle taxi driver stops and stares at PP.

At 27:46 a trio of what looks like Japanese salarymen appear, totally oblivious to PP, and also the traffic! They refuse to accept the brochures at first, but one relents.

At 28:26 PP’s voice suddenly turns silent. It’s unclear what PP is doing, but his head is nodding up and down slightly (praying to himself?).

At 29:00 last sweat-wiping action.

And finally the clip ends a little over 29 minutes (29 minutes~!!!!!).

I wonder if PP then goes home, all sweaty with a sore throat~??

Odd-Numbered Sukhumvit Sois 1-19

A very useful video clip explaining the odd-numbered Sukhumvit sois from soi 1 aaaaaaaall the way to soi 19~!!

(Yet Another) New Japanese Resto in K-Village

After the demise of both Heawen for Burger Devils (didn’t get a chance to try it) and Yamagishi (didn’t impress me) in K-Village (Sukhumvit 26):

there’s another Japanese eatery, called Kagonoya (I’d tried the branch in Thonglo Marketplace in Sukhumvit 55 – which was MEH):

(this branch occupies the former space of Yamagishi; the former Heawen space is still boarded up).


Could we PLEEEEEASE quit opening more so-so restaurants from the Land of the Rising Sun on Sukhumvit~??

FAVORITE: Tom N Toms Coffee (Sukhumvit 26)

I can’t drink coffee coz the caffeine keeps me up aaaaaaaaall night. And since I’m already a night person anyway (I’ve been called “vampire”), I actually don’t need caffeine to keep me awake.

So TEA is as far as I can go with caffeine. I do drink alcohol, but that’s for another post. The thing is, I luuurve tea – milk tea, bubble tea, green tea, white tea, black tea, “pulled” tea (teh tarik), whatever tea~!!

I particularly like the milk tea (English Breakfast) at Tom N Toms Coffee inside K-Village in Sukhumvit 26.

Laugh all you want, tea snobs (“Eeeeeh~?! Isn’t Tom N Toms a CHAIN coffee shop~?!”), but I find the taste very comforting, and not too sweet.

I was SO touched when I received my usual milk tea at Tom N Toms today. I noticed this new “thing” on my tray:

(the small plastic container on the left)

At first I was confused – what the heck is THAT~?! Am I supposed to use it for the drinking water? (Coz Tom N Toms gives free drinking water). Continue reading

To be a motorcycle taxi driver on Sukhumvit, you’ll need:

1). Balls of steel and lungs of iron.

2). Mind-altering/numbing substances like alcohol (preferably Sang Som) and/or yaa baa.

3). Full contempt of traffic laws, pedestrians, street vendors and other motorists.

4). Awesome swerving skills and wormy moves.

5). A firm belief in reincarnation.

Persian Carpets Shop in Sukhumvit 24

Never mind that the weather in Bangkok is hot as hell. Some people still love to have carpets in their homes. If you’re into carpets (which I call dust collectors, but hey, that’s just me) and don’t want to stick to just random, un-special carpets, you might want to check out the Al-Mubeen Carpets shop in Sukhumvit 24. They specialize in PERSIAN carpets, and judging by this clip, they can customize your dust collector’s design, too~!!

Gorgeous Traditional Thai House

And if you’ve got the dough, you can rent it~!!!! This traditional wooden Thai-style house is located in the Ekamai (Sukhumvit 63) area, and I’ve got a feeling that some seriously loaded foreigner with an Oriental fetish would luuuurve staying here~!! If you’re that person, you can contact Siam Home Source HERE. For those of you who aren’t rich enough, well, y’all can just perve on the house from this clip:

Japanese Porn Star’s Club in Sukhumvit 33~!!!!

First of all, a disclaimer: I ain’t his fan. Truly.

However, I’m tolerant about whatever floats anybody’s boat.

Anyhoo, so Mr. Hiroshi Shimabukuro apparently has his own club in Sukhumvit 33.

It’s called VANILLA, which sounds pretty tame for someone who does bedroom acrobatics for a living. I mean, the term “vanilla” usually connotes something that is “usual” or “plain”.

However, that pic of red luscious lips licking a melting vanilla ice cream below the huge ass pic of  Hiroshi-san’s gigantic mug is somethin’ else (*giggle*).

The Japanese characters in black say “AV (short for ‘adult video’) Actor Hiroshi Shimabukuro’s Shop”.

That yellow sign is pretty hard to miss, even inside Sukhumvit 33, which has TONS of naughty bars and clubs.

And look~~~~ Hiroshi-san certainly knows how to gain the local Thais’ favor – he’s doing the “wai” in the pic~!!! (*swoon*)

Flood Prep Exhibition in Sukhumvit 24

The TCDC (Thailand Culture and Design Center) on the 6th floor of Emporium (Sukhumvit 24) is holding a very informative exhibition titled “ALWAYS PREPARE: Living With Changes”. It focuses on disaster (specifically: FLOODING) preparation, inspired by the Dutch and the Japanese.

Some of the highlights include new models of anti-flood houses, “flood fashion” (light, strong, waterproof materials), tips on how to keep food fresh without electricity, games to prepare children for emergencies, multi-purpose tents that can double as clothes and/or blankets, building temporary shelters from commonly available materials, store receipts with emergency information, etc. Continue reading

Doesn’t look like the monsoon season, does it?

Sigh… Looking at this swimming pool in Sukhumvit 26 makes me feel as if summer days were back…

The green leaves, the blue water, and those frangipani flowers floating on the pool… They almost make me forget that there’s ONE MORE DAMN MONTH of rain rain rainnnn….

And of course, a few hours after I took this pic, sure enough, without fail, the heavens opened up AGAIN and dumped some more water AGAIN!! Aaaarrrggghhhh…

Weather predictions are forecasting that tropical storm Gaemi will give us wet and weary Bangkokians even some more H2O this weekend…

Maybe soooo much water that Sukhumvit will finally flood, unlike last year?? BAH. This whole soggy situation elevates the term “wet blanket” to a whole new level.

Dazzle DeoConcealer Teaser in Sukhumvit 47

This is a video teaser of my sister’s new product – deoconcealer – which is a combination of deodorant and concealer~!! I’m sure y’all know what a deodorant is, and know what a concealer is. Well, my sister simply put ’em together~!!

Now, why would ANYONE wanna use a deoconcealer? Well, for those who don’t know, Thai people are VERY CONSCIOUS about their skin color. In short, many Thais have a fetish for bright, fair skin. Not Caucasian-white skin, but more like North Asian-white skin (think Japanese or Korean). I can go forever explaining this complex, but for the sake of brevity, click HERE.

The quest for fair skin extends to ARMPIT SKIN. I ain’t pullin’ your chain. There are COUNTLESS products on the market promising whiter armpits. These products DO NOT actually work. So one day, my sister thought, “Hey, since these products can’t actually WHITEN the armpit, why not just COVER the dark areas~??”

So then the deoconcealer was born. My sister was lucky to have a friend who has his own chemistry lab, so they did experiments to find the right combination, texture and consistency for this deoconcealer.

In short, the deoconcealer is like your regular stick deodorant, but it has COLOR. The color won’t rub off on your clothes, even if you sweat like a pig (which is highly likely to happen in tropical, humid Thailand). It’s passed the Thai government’s safety standards, too. I’m also happy to report that I was also used (READ: forced) as a lab rat for this product. So yes, I have used this product many times, without any allergic reactions (thankfully~!! Coz having red, itchy armpits can’t be fun).

It also has fragrance, because according to their market research, Thai women view “fragrance” as their number one priority for their ideal deodorant (who knew? I thought “dryness” would be the top priority, but that’s just me).

So before launching this deoconcealer (its name is Dazzle, by the way, and it’s got a Facebook page too), my sister shot this teaser video clip. This teaser was shot in a dessert shop called “Sweet It Is” inside the Rain Hills community mall in Sukhumvit 47.

At the end of the clip, you’ll notice the girl confidently raising her arm (thus exposing her SMOOTH, EVENLY-COLORED armpit~!!) – because she’s already wearing Dazzle deoconcealer~!!!

Enjoy the multicultural vibes of Nana~!!

The area around Sukhumvit 3 (Nana) is popular with Africans, South Asians and Middle Easterners. Hell, you won’t even feel like you’re in Thailand when you’re there~!! Nana is where you’ll find Arabic signs, halal restaurants, Muslim fashion, sheesha bars, kebab shops, and yes, even fake and illegal goods if y’know what I mean (*wink wink*) wahahahaaaaa…

Dropping by the Nana area always guarantees an eyeful/earful/noseful adventure~!!

An Ode to Dear Nokia

Those who know me sometimes tease me about my cellphone. That’s because I’m still holding on to an ancient Nokia which I can’t even remember when it was bought.

Here’s a pic to make everything clear:

“Is… is… is that an antenna~??” somebody once asked, horrified, pointing to the little “thingy” sticking out of my trusty Nokia.

“Get it away from me, it might poke my eye out~!!!” shrieked another with much drama and exaggeration.

Well, at least my cellphone has a COLORED screen.

This cellphone is, in fact, only my second cellphone. Continue reading

Sukhumvit Darling: RICO

Rico the chihuahua lives in Sukhumvit 47. He is such an adorable lil’ doggie that he has followers on Instagram. Yep, Rico’s fans just can’t seem to get enough of his soulful brown eyes, pointy, oversized ears and creamy eyebrows.

Really, who can ever say ‘NO’ to this face?

(that’s Rico’s usual “doggie snack, please?” face)

This was Rico when he was still a tiny puppy:

(did he look more like a rat or a bat~??)

He’s now more handsome and debonair:

Rico has a few favorite activities. Like sunbathing on the balcony:

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COMING SOON – Piccadilly Circus on Sukhumvit~!!

The community mall trend isn’t slowing down yet.

Proof: a new “Brit-inspired” community mall is being built in Onnut (Sukhumvit 77). Called Pickadaily Bangkok, it’s going to mimic London’s Piccadilly Circus.

Here’s the promo video:

And here’s how it’s supposed to look like:

Hmmmmmmm (*massages chin*)… That fake Big Ben looks just teeeeny tiny lame, IMHO. And what will happen when the dreaded rainy season (which spans several MONTHS) comes~?? You’re gonna get soaking wet trying to walk around… Oh well…

Silly Engrish Found on Sukhumvit

It’s time for more silly nonsense found in Sukhumvit~~!!!

I kinda understand what it’s trying to say…

(found in a coffee shop in Sukhumvit 26)

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Cookies with high alcohol content:

(found in Thonglo, Sukhumvit 55)

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We’re gonna need tougher molars to chew that new disk~!!

(found in Terminal 21, Sukhumvit 21)

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An exclusive, college-educated menu:

(menu found in Sukhumvit 31)

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Note to Sutti Mansion: pls hire ME to be your editor~!!

(found in Sukhumvit 38)

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All attempts to understand will be futile.

Worse, it might drive you insane.

This is Thailand.

Don’t try to understand.


Taxi driver dies during fight with Sukhumvit McDonald’s delivery driver

Aaaaaaaand now it’s time for more silly Sukhumvit news~~!!!

(I told y’all before that these stories write themselves LOL)

Robinson in Sukhumvit 19 (Photo: Google Street View)

A taxi driver died during an altercation with a motorcycle delivery driver for the McDonald’s at Sukhumvit 17 after they crashed into each other last Sunday.

Taxi driver Mr. Suriya Sipumkan, 45, collided with the McDonald’s employee’s motorbike while turning onto Sukhumvit Soi 17 and both men began to fight in the Robinson’s parking lot.

Suriya was hit many times in the face, but ran back to his cab to get a knuckle-duster. He collapsed and died as he was running back to attack the driver, Daily News reported. Many taxi drivers gathered around to help Suriya, but he had already passed away.

Lumpini Station Police initially arrested the 20-year-old McDonald’s delivery employee Mr. Pornchai Chadrattanaporn and charged with committing bodily harm.

Police told the Daily News that they are waiting for forensic tests to prove the cause of death, as the blunt object wounds that the taxi driver received would not appear to be enough to kill him.

Source: Coconuts Bangkok

Creepy Kids’ Shop at Thonglo Eight

I get CHILLS and GOOSEBUMPS every time I pass by this friggin’ shop inside the Eight Thonglo building~~!!!!

This shop sells, innocently enough, baby and toddler’s clothes:

However, its PICTURES make my blood run cold. Like this one:

Don’t these girls look absolutely EVIL~?!?! Their gaze makes me wanna avoid eye contact… I swear, they look like they wanna suck my blood and eat my entrails. It doesn’t help that the one on the right looks like a freakin’ VAMPIRE.

Here’s another scary-looking pic, though the creepy factor of those two she-devils has been diluted by the presence of two other kids:

Worse, this store also displays reeeeeally CREEPY dolls: Continue reading

Motorcycle Ride in Temporary Sukhumvit Flood

It rained like a mutha yesterday afternoon. And sure enough, some Sukhumvit sois got flooded, as this motorcycle ride from Sukhumvit 31 to Sukhumvit 39 shows, though the sois returned to dry a few hours later. The weather forecast says even more H2O will be falling from the heavens in a few days’ time, though…

BEWARE: South Asian Scam Group Operating in Sukhumvit

I’ve been targeted by this brazen and annoying scam group TWICE. This group’s MO (modus operandi) is: pick a target, ask the target if s/he speaks English, then proceed to tell the target about his/her luck, health, love life, etc. Sometimes the scammer throws in a magic performance as well. Scammer then just keeps blabbing about target’s habits that should be stopped, people who wish target harm, target’s health problems, target’s so-called “lucky spots” on the face, blah blah blaaaaah… Then comes the appeal for “donation” for some unfortunate impoverished, mentally disabled kids. DUH.

Like I said, this lowly group has tried its stunt with me TWICE. Both times they failed. I’m actually feeling OFFENDED that the members of this scam group targeted me TWICE. Do I look like an easy target, assholes?!

The first time I met one of the scammers was a few months ago inside a building in Thonglo 2 (Sukhumvit 55). When I came out of an elevator, I saw a South Asian-looking man walking in front. He was tall and dark with slicked-back (OILY!) hair in a ponytail. He suddenly turned around and asked me, “Excuse me, do you speak English?” I said yes, then he said, “Aaah, I’m from Sri Lanka. I’m a fortune teller”.

As soon as the words “fortune teller” came out of his mouth, I knew right away that this bastard was up to no good (I actually heard alarm bells ringing in my head~!!). He started talking, “You have a very lucky face! I see you have some dark moles on your face. These are very lucky spots.” I noncommittally went, “Uh-huh.” He continued, “There are two people who love you very much. Next month will be a very lucky month for you. Would you like to know more about your future?”

I said “NOPE” in a very bored voice. That didn’t stop him. He kept blabbing, “Please tell me your birthday.” I decided to annoy him a bit. “You tell me. You’re the fortune teller,” I said. “You shouldn’t need to ask me, right?” He quickly changed tactics by switching to a different topic, repeating random things about my so-called life. Then he said, “I can show you something. I can show you how to increase your good luck. Would you like to see?”

“No”, I said. “Why not?” he asked (fuckin’ persistent, huh?). I said, “I don’t believe in fortune telling.” He said, “Oh no, you shouldn’t say things like this. Tell me why you feel like this.” I said, “Everything you’ve said sounds so vague. It could apply to ANYONE.” (WHY AM I EVEN ARGUING WITH A SCAMMER, right??). He said, “I can change your mind. Please tell me your name and birth date.”

By this time I was losing my patience. I said, “No, thanks. I’m not interested.” He tried to insist again, but I was firm this time. So he finally gave up, said “Okay”, and left.

The second time was just yesterday. I went to K-Village in Sukhumvit 26 for a late lunch when a similar-looking (though shorter), dark man with slicked-back (OILY!!) hair and South Asian features approached me. He asked the same question, “Do you speak English?” I answered, “Yes.” Then he said, “I can tell you your future. You have a very lucky face.” WHAT THE FUCK?! Almost identical opening lines?! Where did these assholes learn these lines?! Is there some kind of “scammer school” somewhere?! Continue reading

Will Sukhumvit Flood This Year?

Sukhumvit was spared from being flooded last year. However, it was still quite stressful because nobody knew where the floodwater was going (I was glued to Twitter during the height of the flood panic), the Thai government’s response was inadequate and since quite many people actually packed up and left Sukhumvit to escape the floods (which never came), Sukhumvit became so QUIET and DESERTED. There was NOTHING to do except obsess about how far/near the flood water was from my beloved Sukhumvit (read about my efforts to entertain myself last year HERE).

This year’s rainy season has been lighter than last year’s, BUT some places in Thailand have seen floods AGAIN. Places like Ayutthaya (former Thai capital), Uttaradit, Sukhothai, etc. The Thai media had been less panicky about the possibility of a repeat of last year’s watery disaster (last year, the flood warning came around September, when the worst actually happened between late October and early November), but I’ve noticed that there have been mentions of the floods. From the Bangkok Post:

[Read Reuters’ take HERE] Continue reading

FAVORITE: Mango Juice

This mango juice is sooooo yummy I think I’m getting addicted to it~!!

I usually buy this good stuff at Emporium (Sukhumvit 24) or the Gourmet Market in K-Village (Sukhumvit 26). It’s 30 baht, which some might say ain’t that cheap.

But you see, I’m so freakin’ lazy to make my own juice and I totally SUCK in the kitchen, so 30 baht is a small price to pay for convenience and super delish fresh mango juice~!! : P

‘Lakorn’ Shooting at Sukhumvit 26?

I was at K-Village in Sukhumvit 26 this afternoon when I noticed a higher-than-usual level of excitement. Turned out that there was some kind of shooting there:

I also saw this “tent” where the editor was checking how each take looked like:

I spied a bit and saw heavily made-up Thai women bickering and screaming at each other. It must be a ‘LAKORN’ (Thai drama)~~!!!!!

I Gotta Get My Ass Outta!!!!!

As y’all know, I used to blog about mah beloved Sukhumvit Road in

I decided to migrate here because the powers-that-be in Multiply decided to turn into an online mall, and bloggers (non-online sellers) have until December 1, 2012 to move the hell out.

I still dunno what to do with all my stuff there (accumulated for FIVE YEARS~!!), but I DO want to preserve everything, including all the precious comments.

For example: one photo album has 412 comments~!! (Read it HERE).

Another example: my review of the hit Thai movie “Love of Siam” (read it HERE) has garnered  543 comments, and the thread is STILL alive, even though I posted the review aaaaall the way back in Dec. 2007 (the latest comment was made in Aug.16 this year).

I dunno how these people found that review online, but I guess the movie “Love of Siam” really resonated with a lot of viewers, and not just Thais. In fact, many of the people who posted comments came from outside Thailand.

What’s more, hardcore fans of “Love of Siam” actually posted deep discussions about the movie, alternate endings, even homemade posters~!!! I’d hate to lose all those.

Sigh~~~I guess I’ll have to think of something soon. Continue reading

Thai Women Are Promiscuous. Is This Surprising~?!

So the newest (2012) survey by condom maker Durex is claiming that Thai women are the second sluttiest women in the world~!! WHO KNEW~?!?!

Weeeellllll… considering that the survey identified Thai men as the most promiscuous men in the world… isn’t it a wonder that Thai women are also fooling around?

The thing is, when you compare Thai women and men, Thai women actually cheat MORE~!! The survey claimed that 59% of Thai women admitted to being unfaithful, while “only” 54% of Thai men claimed to have cheated on their partners.

But wait, there’s more~!! The most hilarious part of this whole thing is not about who is cheating on whom, but the fact that there have been swift denials from countless corners of the “proper” Thai society.

According to the Bangkok Post, Thai netizens on fumed: “The condom producer want people to buy more condoms Continue reading

Is It An Asian Thing~??

There’s a hilarious blog dedicated to ASIANS TAKING PICTURES OF FOOD. No, I ain’t pulling your chain. It’s right HERE.

It does make me wonder – is it really an Asian thing to take pics of your food? I must admit that I’ve often seen people taking pictures of their food all over Sukhumvit, especially inside fancy restaurants. But still… white people don’t do it? Africans? Latinos?

By the way, there seems to be a feud going on between that website and another one HERE, which claims to be the original website dedicated to Asians taking pictures of food~~!!!!

Food, race issues, originality… Gosh, SO MUCH DRAMAAAAAAHHH~~!!!!