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a lovely evening in bangkok

Friday, January 25th, 2008

Tonight was a lovely evening. Malia and I treated ourselves for trip
to the beauty salon downstairs of Aung’s apartment. We were a bit
skeptical coming in & weren’t entirely sure what we’d get for a
whopping 150 bht (about $6 U.S.). To our pleasant surprise we were
cared for by several stylists who really knew what they were doing
(you could feel it in their hands, the way they cut & angled the
dryer). Got a shampoo, face massage, cut, blowdry, and style. Walked
out felling like a million bucks!

We set out for dinner & decided on a restaurant that had air
conditioning. Decided on fancy dinner at the King Park Avenue, the
nicest hotel we have within a 5 minute walking radius. Salad bar,
soup, ponzu sake sashimi, grilled porkchops, baked potatoes, lamb,
steak, prawns, fruit, and a pitcher of Singha beer later we start up a
duscussion.. “Cheers to us! Why don’t people do this more often?”. In
fact, we’ve barely seen any foreign travelers outside of the major
tourist pits. A few couples here and there at beach and troubled
backpackers touting 100+ lbs. of goods across the Chao Praya. No
girls who saved their pennies, quit their jobs, and figure out their
path along the way. I’m sure they’re out there, maybe even on the next
street over, but nonetheless, we proceeded to cheers to our little
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jess’s daily haiku

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

we will keep these updated – so keep checking back on this post for more of them… =)

crowded bangkok streets
no end to the dust that lies
covered head to feet

hot hot hot hot hot
hot hot HOT hot hot hot hot
hot hot hot it’s fucking hot!

mixed plate offerings
incense; lotus; a monk’s prayer
loving tears release

*malia’s note: awwwwww… thanks jess.
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