Random Silly Sukhumvit Stuff

Flood barrier?

(found at the entrance of Sukhumvit 33)

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“SAVE TOILET PAPER” says the sticker inside the Emporium toilet (Sukhumvit 24)

(my own experience tells me that this kind of toilet paper dispenser actually causes people to use MORE toilet paper)

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A tree used as a storage:

(found in Thonglo, Sukhumvit 55)

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Look at the size of this spider~!!

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The Sukhumvit way to warn people not to trip:



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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.


REVIEW: Twinings (TWG) at Emporium

I’ve been eyeing the very posh-looking TWG tea-focused establishment for some time. Located at the area formerly occupied by the Oriental Cafe on the ground floor of Emporium (Sukhumvit 24), TWG is all yellow and gold:

I’ve heard that TWG is actually Singaporean, but it certainly tries hard to look European. Well, customers seem to not care.

TWG’s got tons (and I mean TONZ~!!!!!!) of kinds of tea~!!

Its tea list is truly exhaustive~!!!

Everybody got dizzy just attempting to make a choice~!!! 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~!!

Educational Jungle in Sukhumvit~!!

Could it be… that Emporium is starting to get ‘IT’~?? The ‘it’ is the irony of transporting live animals and then displaying them inside a department store to drive home the message of “environmental protection”.

For those who don’t know, every year, Emporium (in Sukhumvit 24) transforms itself into a “jungle paradise” to promote conservation, though I suspect its main aim is to attract people who don’t usually come to Emporium because every time Emporium gets all jungly and wild, people FLOCK to the department store like moths to a flame, especially those with hyperactive kids~!! (Pardon all the beastly associations ha ha ha).

The whole event is sponsored by big companies, usually those in the insurance and energy businesses. Hmmmm…… (*massages chin*).

This jungly infatuation started in 2007, when Emporium went aaaaaall the way to ensure TOTAL EXOTIC-NESS. It had cages to display rare animals like binturongs:




even Bengal tigers~!! (which actually weren’t caged~!!). People could actually “cuddle” and pose for pictures with these wild cats (I didn’t).

In 2011, some protesters actually demonstrated in front of Emporium to condemn the use and display of wild animals inside a mall:

(read the whole article HERE)

This time, Emporium focused on some reptiles:

There were chickens in cages too:

This year, the gimmicky event is held once again, under the title of “The Mystique Whisper” (sheesh). There are no more live animals. Instead, there are simple animal figures, made from recycled materials, like this gorilla (decorated by straws):

and this flowery elephant:

and this multicolored, fluffy mandrill:

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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

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

More Random Sukhumvit Silliness

How to make your pick-up truck look more macho and rugged~??

Why, strap a dead horn-y skull on the front, of course~!!

(found parked in Thonglo 2, Sukhumvit 55)

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I thought it says “benefit” of chrysanthemum~??

(found in Emporium, Sukhumvit 24)

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My taxi driver’s got Dragonball hair~~!!!

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Heavenly junk:

(found in K-Village, Sukhumvit 26)

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I wonder how that tastes like……

(menu found in Sukhumvit 39)

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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.


Random Silly Stuff Found on Sukhumvit

What’s the connection between Pink Panther and a dodgy massage shop (the kind with “happy endings”)~?? Tell me when you find out~!!

(found inside Sukhumvit 26/1)

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I don’t think I’d wanna try “raisin sand”… I suspect it’ll make me cough uncontrollably…

(found in Emporium supermarket, Sukhumvit 24)

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“Drives Him Crazy IN You” (*blushes*)…

Omigod… I can’t even say the words out loud~!!!!

(found in a magazine in Sukhumvit 26) Continue reading