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.

JUST ACCEPT~!!

Random Silly Sukhumvit Stuff


My oh-so-delicate taxi driver is wearing a homemade anti-UV arm protection to keep his arms fair:

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This posse of mutts practically OWNS the Fifty-Fifth Plaza building:

 

(yeap, they make up the only group of dogs allowed to roam around in Thonglo 2, Sukhumvit 55)

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IHADAK approves of the Thai seafood restaurant near the Filipino Embassy on Sukhumvit:

(Sukhumvit 30/1)

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A Space Invaders mosaic in Sukhumvit:

(found in front of Terminal 21, Asoke)

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“Shopping is cheaper than a psychiatrist”. WORD.

(found in Thonglo 13, Sukhumvit 55)

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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~!!

FAVORITE: Nirai Kanai (Thonglo 13)


Nirai Kanai specializes in Okinawan food.

For those who don’t know, Okinawa is the southern-most island in Japan. It wasn’t part of Imperial Japan mainland originally, until it was annexed in the late 1800s (during the Meiji Era).

As a result of its cultural and geographical (Okinawa is actually closer to Taiwan than Japan!) isolation, Okinawa has its own culture – language, religion, rituals, and yessss… FOOD, glorious food~!!

Nirai Kanai is located in Thonglo 13 (Sukhumvit 55), in a converted house (which actually used to be a fancy French restaurant).

Boy, do I looove their stuff~!!

First of all, Nirai Kanai’s got this very rustic, beachy appearance:

Inside, the casual vibes continue:

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Gangnam Style Face-Off: Thai Navy vs. K-Pop Dance Class vs. Bie the Ska


What a very entertaining clip of the Thai Navy goin’ Gangnam Style~!!

I think they can compete with the K-Pop dance class at MP Dance Factory at Thonglo 13 (Sukhumvit 55)~!!

Naturally, Bie the Ska has to join the competition too~!!

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~!!

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:

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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

Hi-So Event in Thonglo~!!


I stumbled upon a hi-so event at Thonglo 15 (Sukhumvit 55) today~!!

I went to eat lunch at Greyhound inside the J-Avenue when I realized that a shop across, aptly called “Brand Name Society” was having some sort of fancy-schmancy event, complete with models, champagne and yes, beautiful people who dressed so fashionably it hurt.

Enjoy perving on aaaaaall the gorgeous peeps~~!!!

P.S. And no, I did not gate-crash this event. I just happened to be at the right place, at the right time. I had to eat SOMEWHERE, right?

Drunk Bimbo Refused To Blow Into Breathalyzer (*facepalm*)


Singer Piya ‘Giftza’ Pongkulapa, of popular girl band Girly Berry, was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) at 1.45am Tuesday at a traffic checkpoint on Pattanakarn road, police said.

According to police, the 28-year-old pop singer initially refused to blow into a breathalyzer and told a traffic police officer that she “is a celebrity and knows many senior police officials”.

Giftza, who was with her female friend, refused to leave the vehicle.

Later, another car arrived at the checkpoint. Two men emerged from the vehicle and criticised the officer and the press who had gathered. They were believed to be Giftza’s friends.

She then got out of the driver’s seat and moved to rest inside her friend’s car.

The pop singer later emerged to talk to the press and police, and admitted that she had been drinking alcohol at an entertainment venue in Thong Lor from 10pm Monday to 1am Tuesday.

She told reporters, while still drinking a lot of water, that she wanted to be sober before blowing into the breath tester because she did not want to appear in court.

“He (the officer) told me to blow into the machine, but I feel that I’m not in an appropriate condition,” Giftza told reporters. “And when I’m sober, I’ll blow into it.”

When a reporter asked her to give a breath sample, she said with a faint smile that she would need to drink three bottles of water first.

“I know (that drunk driving is illegal) but I personally feel that I’m not that drunk,” she told reporters.

[I swear to aaaaaaaall the gods and goddesses in the cosmos that I’m NOT making this up~~!!!! Read the original story in the Bangkok Post HERE~!!!]

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~!!

Creative Orphanage For ADULTS in Sukhumvit!!!


It’s called Mr. Jones Orphanage, and it’s truly HILARIOUS!!!!

Located in Thonglo 13 (Sukhumvit 55), this “orphanage” is actually a dessert shop (or a “milk bar”, if you want to be more exact hahaha) dressed up like a Dickensian orphanage, complete with miniature furniture, a merry-go-round, tin plates and cups, a giant ceiling clock, toy cars and LOTS and LOTS of teddy bears.

There’s a long row of tables and chairs at the “Dining Hall” section (it’s actually not THAT long – it’s just a trick of the mirror at the back – so clever!!):

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Son of Red Bull executive nabbed for alleged fatal hit-and-run accident


A son of Red Bull drinks executive Chalerm Yoovidhya was arrested on Monday for allegedly killing a police patrolman in a hit-and-run accident.

Chalerm’s son, Worayuth, was arrested at Chalerm’s house on Sukhumvit Soi 53 after he admitted to Metropolitan Police Commissioner Pol Lt Gen Kamronwit Thoopkrajang that he was driving the Ferrari that hit the motorcycle of Pol Sen Sgt Maj Wichien Klanprasert of Thonglor police station at 5:30am.

The Ferrari car was seen fleeing into Chalerm’s house, prompting Kamronwit to rush to the house and talk with Chalerm for about an hour.

Wichien was hit by the black sports car at the mouth of Soi Sukhumvit 49. The car dragged Wichien’s body and motorcycle for over 200 metres.

Witnesses told police that the Ferrari fled into Chalerm’s house on Sukhumvit Soi 53.

Read the rest of the news article HERE~!!

Rajadamnern on Sukhumvit~!!


Rajadamnern is the name of a very famous muay thai (Thai kickboxing) stadium located in Old Bangkok (quite far away from Sukhumvit sniff~). However, it looks like mah beloved Sukhumvit Road will get its own Rajadamnern place in no time~!!!!

(Soon to open in Seenspace, Thonglo 13, Sukhumvit 55).

I wonder who’ll win if the boxers here fight against the boxers from this other muay thai gym in Sukhumvit 39~?? KAPOW~!!!

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~!!!!

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FAVORITE: Doong Daeng Dai (Thonglo)


I’m so addicted to the noodles at Doong Daeng Dai in Thonglo 4 (Sukhumvit 55), I think I eat there at least once a week~!!

Doong Daeng Dai specializes in what Thai people call “boat noodles”. These are traditional noodles that were sold from small boats that used to go up and down the canals of Bangkok back in those days when Bangkok still had the nickname of “the Venice of Asia”. Continue reading

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