Mar 10 2003
Today was the first day of the conference. I served as the chairperson, together with Ruchaya, of the series of lectures done from 10:30 ~ 6:00. I am tired after the end of the day. I had Thai food for lunch and dinner. Lunch was at the Chulalongkorn U. cafeteria and dinner was at this restaurant in Siam Square which is sort of a Thai version of Cebu’s Cafe Laguna. The food here is delicious. And cheap. :DI am tired. Will have to rest and then wake up at 5 tomorrow to prepare for my presentation on March 12.
Mar 10 2003
Sushi in Bangkok!
Funny thing. For dinner I ate sushi and I am in Bangkok. :pI redeemed myself by eating rice noodles again at the restaurant of Sasa International House as soon as I got home from window shopping at Siam Center.Speaking of window shopping. It is end of season sale here. I saw Sisley, Mango, Benetton tops for less than 1000 Baht. Not bad…But congratulate me for not buying anything from those shops. Instead, I got two 90 Baht pastel shirts at the sidewalks of Siam Square. nyehehe.You would be proud of my haggling skills. :DI also bought the Bangkok Lonely Planet travel guide for 600 B, and got sumptuous red Thai silk shawls for 199 B and 320 B each. I plan to make pillow cases out of them. I got some cute kitchen decorative knickknacks. They were actually tiny replicas of fruits placed inside small vials, covered with corks. I got 12 of them for 300 B. D
More shopping ahead. I am not yet done.
Mar 09 2003
Bangkok, quite cool.
the view from my room…
I am in Bangkok, man. However, I brought a laptop to be able to do translation work in case a job comes up. Koya, howag magalit. :p In it is also my PPT presentation to the Intercalibration Conference/Workshop I am participating in. I am staying at the Sasa International House of Chulalongkorn University, which is just walking distance to Bangkok’s business and shopping district. I like it already. Hehe.
I tasted my first authentic Thai rice noodle soup, which was delicious and cheap at 50 Baht. Mineral water is also cheaper compared to Cebu at 10 Baht. Anyway, I will surely enjoy shopping here. I saw some shirts at 200 Baht here in MBK mall. Quite a bargain. Ahaha.I will definitely have fun in Bangkok! 😀