This post marks the final volume of our adventures in the land of decadence.
Check out the rest of the volumes here:
~*Day 4: A Sweat-it-out Morning or a Chill Morning*~
Whichever morning it was all depended on whose shoes you are in.
I would always bring a book to accompany me during my travels and this book 《大家都有病》 was my travel companion for Phuket.
My Chinese improved by leaps and bounds upon reading this comic. Written in traditional Chinese characters (which we do not learn in Singapore), I struggled trying to make out some of the words. Overall, I could understand about 90% of its contents and I really love the meaningful quotes by the side of the book at certain page intervals. I love how negativity could be so comical. The contents in this book has allowed me to see the light behind every negative outcome and laugh at any bad situation.
Tiffy had a good laugh too, not because of the content but because of my inability to decipher certain words. No actually, the main idea was to snap a pic of the big bowl of fish porridge (rice in soup actually) and of Tiff's toe shoes called David. Yes, her pair of toe shoes has got a name. Wtf?
The gym was located at the top of the hotel with an awesome view. So while fit tiff was running and sweating it out before brunch...
Lazy Jo was at the reception with a cuppa and my lappy using their wifi as the wifi in our room went haywire that morning.
It was basically a very slack last day in Phuket for us as we were pretty tired out by the past few days' activities.
After catching some snooze, Tiff and I headed to Patong to have a very non-Thai dinner. Do you also have the habit of trying out the McDonald's in various countries? It is really interesting to note how the food is modified to the culture of that particular country.
Remember the beautiful ship from the last post?
When in Thailand, love what the Thais love. Hence, we love elephants.
We were really thrilled by the paintings on the elephants. This pink and white polka dot elephant is simply too sweet!
Tiff said, "I am ok with the statement proclaimed."
This reminded me of Sharity Elephant.
In Tiff's words:
Angry bird has infiltrated all parts of the world. Now they even try to make an elephant believe it was actually a bird.
I've always have a thing for animals' butts. Love how cute animals' butts look with their tails.
The boxing pick-up which I hate was making its rounds and the punching of the boxing gloves made by these boxers on the pick-up gave me regimented jumps out of my skin.
You can't see the overexposed sign but it read "autobar". I love its name!
We swung by Hard Rock for some grooves and also to check out the merchandise. Are you one of those who collect Hard Rock memorabilia from every country?
We walked past the place where we had seafood birthday dinner for Tiff and I just had to snap a picture of it since I missed it the last time round.
Besides riding an elephant, I also learnt how to ride a motorbike in Phuket. It is more commonly known as motorscooter and these are automatic, which made it a lot easier as long as your know how to ride a bicycle.
You could actually learn to ride a motorscooter in Thailand for just a few hours course but I did not quite trust their safety culture. I mean, nobody wore a helmet there, you could spot kids who were barely even of legal age riding a bike and a family of 5 squeezing onto the same motorscooter!
Tiff was my pillion. Yeah we so totally flout the rules. In Singapore, it is compulsory to wear a helmet and you have to be covered from head to toe as well as to wear covered shoes when you learn how to ride. Over here, it is as informal as learning to ride a bicycle.
Ok, you didn't really think I learnt to ride a bike in Phuket, did you? Riding a motorbike and a white/pink/red authentic Vespa had been one of my dreams. Unfortunately, I had to cast that dream aside when my schedule and very bad sense of balance (on anything other than a bicycle) did not allow me to continue pursuing my interest.
I mentioned in the previous post that Blangla Road would be our last venue of the day without fail and there we were on our last night!
While the people were busy thronging the streets, the poor street dogs were trying to sleep.
Spot Tiff's favourite pole dancer.
We ended our night at one of the "cleanest" bar. It was one with a live band and absolutely no sleaze. It was great to engage in people-watching while swaying to the music. The alcohol in Phuket is dirt-cheap and full-bodied, not like some diluted mixers and cocktails.
The Asahi had a one-for-one promotion and the mojito was deceptive! It tasted delicious, limey and minty. I could not taste a hint of alcohol and gulped it down almost too quickly. Instead of the usual 10% alcohol content, I suspect they had more for I was swaying myself a lot more than before.
Our last tuk-tuk ride.
Outfit of the day:
♥ FleurFaerie Dolman Sleeves Banded Waist Top in Beige
♥ Sheer Romance bikini worn inside
♥ FleurFaerie Fleur Khaki Shorts
♥ No label black sequin flower flip flops
~*Day 5: Bye Bye Phuket. Hello Singapore*~
It was time to leave Phuket. We had a light breakfast.
The bumpy ride from our hotel to the airport was interesting.
Once we landed in Singapore, I had laksa and bandung. After all the yummy Thai food, I was in need for yummy local food.
I hope I haven't bored all of you with the influx of Phuket posts the past 2 weeks. Honestly, I'm so behind my photo updates that sometimes I wonder if I should just stop doing photo-stories on my blog. Blogging is one of my favourite hobby but it takes up most of my free time. Since the start of my gastrointestinal illness, I've been cooped up in bed during my free time watching tv and I must say, I've grown to love watching Criminal Minds a lot besides the usual CSI Vegas, CSI New York and CSI Miami. I have to applaud the writers for every brilliant episode and for improving my analytical skills which I've picked up from the series.