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~!!!

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

Check them out:

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This got me thinking:

NO MORE BEING LAZY ABOUT BLOGGING~!!!

FAVORITE: Nameless Izakaya at Sukhumvit 26


No, “nameless izakaya” is NOT the name of this tiny, unassuming eatery inside Sukhumvit 26.

It simply HAS NO NAME (“izakaya” is Japanese word which roughly translates into “drinking place”).

You see those purplish curtains hanging in front of the door? Those curtains typically display the name of the establishment. Except these curtains are BLANK.

And yes, I HAD asked the manager about the name, and his answer was, “This place just has no name.”

Okaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaiiiii~~~

Well, name or no name, this place serves really YUMMY Japanese stuff~!! (And some Thai dishes as well~!!). It also offers some “B-Gourmet” food, which is experimental cuisine that’s unique, cheap and tasty, designed for those who are watching their wallets (examples: coffee ramen, fried soba noodles) – a bit of courage might be needed to try some of the “B-Gourmet” stuff hehe~!!

If someday you happen to be in Sukhumvit 26 when the night’s deep already (they’re open til late), don’t forget to try this place (food porn below)~!!

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(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).

NOT. EXCITED. AT. ALL.

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

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.

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.

JUST ACCEPT~!!

Whimsical Art in Sukhumvit 26


K-Village in Sukhumvit 26 is holding another painting exhibition~!!

This time it’s dedicated to just one Thai artist: Sudrak Utayophas. The pieces on display look very dreamy and whimsical, like this one titled “Land of Imagination”:

I especially like this one, titled “The Rain”:

The exhibition is from September 27 to October 28 on the 2nd and 3rd floors of K-Village:

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Good Riddance – The Liit in K-Village


I cried tears of joy when I saw that The Liit at K-Village (Sukhumvit 26) has been boarded up:

This pretentious prick of a restaurant totally ticked me off on my first visit (around February this year). I won’t mince words:

– the dishes were MICROSCOPIC and EXPENSIVE

– my ravioli dish was actually COLD (what, the chef didn’t put it in the microwave long enough~?!)

– the carbonara spaghetti dish was tooooo salty

the waiter was aggressive as hell. I came in with a bottle of water (which I’d been drinking before I came into The Liit), but I actually ordered orange juice for my drink, so no, I was no moocher. However, after a while, I suddenly realized that my water bottle was GONE, taken by the waiter. Was he scared I’d drink my own water and not order their water~?! WRONG MOVE, jerk. And you still dared to ask me if I wanted dessert~?! Shove it up your ass.

Dear The Liit: I’m not sorry to see you gone.

Hope you burn in hell.

REVIEW: Yunomori Onsen & Spa


Yunomori claims to be the first ever authentic Japanese onsen (hot spring) in Thailand. It had its soft opening already inside A-Square (in Sukhumvit 26).

Moi being a fan of onsen myself, just had to try it.

Am a little bit nodding off as I’m typing this. Thus are the after-effects of going to an onsen – you get REALLY HUNGRY, then you get SUPER SLEEPY.

First of all, this is the facade of the Yunomori:

That was the only pic I could take, coz customers get into the hot water completely BUCK NAKED, so obviously picture-taking isn’t allowed inside the building (and besides, I ain’t no pervert~!!).

(So the rest of the pics that appear here I’ve managed to swipe from Yunomori’s Facebook page).

So first you get into the lobby, yea?

You choose which treatments you want. I myself chose the opening promotion offer: entry to onsen plus Thai massage (1 hr) for 690 baht.

Then you change into slippers, receive two towels (big and small) plus a yukata (Japanese cotton robe) and then enter the onsen locker room.

Here you completely strip and go into the onsen room, where you must thoroughly wash your whole body (soap, shampoo, conditioner are provided, or you can use your own).

Then the fun begins~!! Continue reading

REVIEW: Gastronom


After soaking up the hot water and getting a Thai massage at the Yunomori Onsen and Spa (read my review HERE) inside A-Square in Sukhumvit 26, I was RAVENOUS.

Gastronom and Torajiro were connected to Yunomori, but since I’ve often eaten at Torajiro already, I decided to give Gastronom a try.

First I ordered organic juice (carrot and passion fruit) and soy sauce chicken. The juice was quite yummy, though expensive (120 baht!!):

However, I was shocked to find out that the chicken dish was PUNY:

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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

“Himmapan” Art Exhibition in Sukhumvit 26


Aaaaaaahhh~~~ if only I were totally loaded~~!!! I’d snap so many of the paintings on display (and for sale) at K-Village (Sukhumvit 26)~!!!

Titled “Himmapan 2012”, this exhibition is organized by Silapasri Art and will be on until 23 September. Proceeds will pay for the Thai government’s new old folks’ home.

I gotta admit that I’m quite ignorant when it comes to “art”, but at least I know that TWO paintings in this exhibition were painted by the same famous painter who has painted for Hu Jintao:

Enjoy feasting your eyes on these beauties~!!

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)~~!!!!!

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.

JUST ACCEPT~!!

You Can Now SURF in Sukhumvit~!!


You read that right. SURFING is now available as one of the activities in Sukhumvit~!! And you don’t even need to be anywhere near any oceans to do it~!!

Flow House Bangkok (inside the A-Square Complex, deeeeeep inside Sukhumvit 26) guarantees a perfect wave every time, both for the professional and the beginner.

You basically get on this “sheet” where powerful jets of water propel you upwards. Your goal is to stay up and not fall flat on your face and humiliate yourself in front of an audience. And yep, there’s ALWAYS an audience at Flow House Bangkok (even on a rainy day when I took this pic~!!)

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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

Random Silly Stuff Found on Sukhumvit


Gangtoy, huh? Cheerleaders for violent kids, aren’t we~?!?!

(found inside Gateway Ekamai, Sukhumvit 63)

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ZERO baht price~!!!!

(found inside Fuji Supermarket, Sukhumvit 33/1)

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“Wanted Drug Dealer Shit Dead”

How come? Did he get typhoid fever~?? Continue reading

Who’s Up There?


So the rainy season’s in full swing now (*groan*). It rains cats and dogs almost daily on Sukhumvit Road.

It’s such a pain in the ass coz the streets get reeeeally wet (DUH) and dirty, the traffic goes nowhere and taxi drivers become ten times crankier.

However, once in a while you do get to see “unusual” stuff, thanks to the copious amounts of H2O falling from the sky.

Like this bald palm tree inside an apartment complex in Sukhumvit 26:

I did a double-take when I first saw it. Coz it looked like some crazy idiot was perching on top of it, yea?

Some crazy idiot wearing pointy shoes and hat:

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Weird/Creepy Happening on Sukhumvit


I was waiting for a taxi inside Sukhumvit 26. The traffic wasn’t moving when I noticed that a car a few steps away had one of its windows down. The driver stuck his head out and started shouting something towards my direction. I wasn’t sure whether he was talking to me (there was nobody around, but why would he be shouting at me, right?) so I just ignored him.

Then about half a minute later the traffic started moving, and the same car stopped right in front of me. The driver said something to me, so I stepped closer to hear him better. The driver was a Thai man who looked to be in his 40s. He asked me for directions to go to Samitivej Hospital. But as soon as he asked this question, my gut feeling told me that this was a FAKE question, that this man actually did NOT need directions – he was just PRETENDING to be asking. Continue reading