Thursday, June 30, 2011

Street Fashion - Bangkok, June 2011

I never missed to capture the sense of style and fashion of Thais in Bangkok.

I did street fashion photography when I traveled to Shanghai a year ago then.













Trend Alert: Macramé

Spent a day at home, gave myself a break (actually I was sick) 
and got to babysit my also sick niece (my cousin's 2-year old precious gem)

 Here's what we did to unwind and re-charge:
we played 'dress-me-up'
and
me donningF21's trend update - MACRAMÉ

 wearing: polka dot top - random; favorite black twill shorts - random; maize knit (macrame) top - thrifted; black belt - G.Fiesta; black peep-toe bejeweled patent leather shoes - Mags @ SM; black hat - G. Fiesta

books and magazines that I read

 say Hi to my little and cutie photographer

Wore this trend one time while out and about shopping at the metro with my family.
wearing: favorite black twill shorts - random; maize knit (macrame) top - thrifted; black dress top - random; maize bag - Secosana; maize +floral wedge - Figlia; necklace with owl pendant - Forever XXI, Bangkok

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

i Travel - Thailand, part III

Around Bangkok...

We stayed at
AVANA Hotel located at 900 Moo 12 Bangna Trad Road, Bangna District, Bangkok, Thailand




oh I love Thailand because they have PINK cabs!


the famous tuk-tuk (this is also considered as a Taxi)


These people were I guess CELEBRITIES in Thailand.  Quite got interested so with no second thoughts took pictures of them at reeeaaally close angles.




me in my white comfy, patent-leather shoes

BANGKOK is a shopping mecca for the fashion-savvy

What/Where I Ate - Fast-food Chains in Thailand

During our travel in Thailand a week ago, my good friend and I and who happens to be my best bud at work opted for the more familiar fast-food chains to feed us.  We did bravely try authentic Thai foods but they were not that gastronomically acceptable.

I am not an avid fan of McDonald's but it's way better than eating unfamiliar foods with exotic tastes.
Like in other countries, rice is not a staple food in the McDonald meals.
So I ordered this Pork Burger meal with french fries and soda for 103 baht (Php 140++)
Amazing since I paid for a regular meal and the fries and drinks were large.  But when you order for Go Large, they will give super XL fries and drinks that may be good for two or three pax.


Another familiar fast-food is KFC! Yehey!  Finally there was a meal with rice.  
BUT, a BIG BUT... the chicken looks yummy but tasted yucky?? :-(
The one in the cup is a tuna salad, quite ok.  Not to mention the rice, superb.
The soda is ice-filled but the CO2 can still be tasted, burp burp I went.

These were my breakfast goodies that were not totally good.
But the need to eat is soaring so not to have myself starved.

i Travel - Thailand, part II

Next stop is one of the sacred destinations in Bangkok, Thailand:





the GOLDEN BUDDHA seated inside the temple
 





this is me!

Have you seen this golden statue?

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Forever XXI

I have always been dreaming of shopping at Forever 21 in Manila.  This shop has been haunting me.  Since this store popped in the country, I have been endlessly wishing that someday when I travel to Manila, I will make sure to have conquered it.  But to my dismay last April, with high hopes that SM Bay City (MOA) carries the store, the shop has been relocated.  Sad , really sad fact I was facing that time.  
But during our travel to Thailand weeks ago,  we went malling at this CentralWorld shopping plaza and complex at the heart of Bangkok.  And to my surprise,  Forever 21 was a then dream-turned-reality.  And I shopped, for accessories. 
Here's what I got for a total of 450 baht.

the sunnies is worth 250 baht, elephant necklace at 100 baht and owl necklace at 100 baht, originally 290 baht

f.y.i. Forever 21 in Thailand is known as XXI Forever and this outlet in CentralWorld is the only XXI Forever in their country. (XXI Forever: flagshipare footage store carrying merchandise from all store formats.)

i Travel - Thailand, part I

Finally, i am more glad to share to you my amazing travel in the amazing Kingdom of Thailand.
I was on a business trip with some fellows at work for three stress-free days in the land formerly called Siam.

Although this is not the first stop, but I'm letting you experience first the grandeur of the major tourist attraction in Thailand, the GRAND PALACE.



 These gigantic structures that stood like guards are mythological giants called Yak or Yaksha


 how little I am against this magnificent structure





I believe this arrow says EXIT? or GOODBYE? or THANK YOU? Only the Thais know.

Have you been to Bangkok, Thailand and experienced the grandiosity of the palace?