Trip Start Oct 02, 2010
14Trip End Oct 23, 2010
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In the evening I met a Thai friend online. I know Su online quite a while but we haven't met in person yet, probably because I usually stay around Khao San road which is just the opposite site of her home near Bangkok. But Thong Lor is already meeting halfway. I gave her a call on Sunday already and asked her if we could meet. She was very business-like, almost cold on the phone, telling me she had to check her schedule first. I thought ok, it's not gonna happen, so I was very surprised she was going to meet me for lunch today!
Meanwhile another friend, Tik called me. She was free that evening and asked me if I could come to meet her at Central Lad Prao for dinner
Once I got of the sky train I took a taxi to Central Ladprao, which is one of Bangkok's huge shopping malls. You can have really nice food in there, like almost anywhere in Thailand, A few phone callslater- yes it can be complicated to make an appointment with a woman- we finally met. Once I am there already I always hand my mobile to a Thai man nearby and ask him if he can talk to my friend to give a detailed description where I am. That makes sense, since my Thai is too limited for that and questions of her like "what do u see" weren't much of a help:P
Tik looked great, she's a cute girl. Actually she is 24 but looks younger. Her English got much better compared to last year and she's got her final exams for Master degree ahead this week. Of course she hasn't read a book yet: Good luck my friend, I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!
I had some iced Mocha as well, that's one of the few things that I miss about Banglamphu: real coffee. The one they have at the hotel seems to be filter coffee and I'm not a fan of that one. But since it is free I can't complain.
After having had dinner we did some shopping. a belt since I was losing my pants and a souvenir for my girlfriend. Being a shopaholic Tik was a great help. I'm a typical male shopper. I inform myself in advance, compare prices and once I think I need it I buy it instantly. Women are so different in that point!
And of course I'm not familiar with buying "girl stuff" like shoes or handbags. But Tik showed lots of passion chosing the right one.
It was dark already, 9 pm and time to go home. Tik caught a taxi for me and went back by bus. I went back the same way by taxi and skytrain that I came and arrived at the hotel at about 10pm, 3 beers later at about midnight I went to sleep.
This morning I got up later at about 7:30 am, checked my mail and had breakfast downstairs. Su was going to come here at about 10:30 am so I had time to upload my pics first
A few minutes early she gave me a call and told me she was there already. She gave me a warm welcoming smile when I came downstairs to the lobby. Now that woman is a phenomenon: I met her online quite a while ago and she looks much better in real than on pictures. Her English is excellent as she had worked a lot with foreigners but we talked in Thai only the first few minutes.
We had no plan in advance whereto go but it turned out we went for lunch. Thai people love to eat, love to eat all day long and if they are full there is still plenty of space for sweets.
Took a taxi to a restaurant nearby and had some Kao Soi, that's a northern style noodle curry, one of my all time favourite dishes. We had some iced coffee and guess what- she had some sweet dessert- way too sweet for me. Got back to the hotel and took a few pictures together. She had to leave for work then. It was a pleasure meeting her and I appreciated she managed to meet me in spite of her full schedule.
So right now I am writing this blog entry, drinking a beer and being pretty annoyed by some dumb-ass American tourists, who are sitting next to me.I like people- as individuals but not in crowds! Typical Pattaya or Phuket tourists if you know what I mean...
Anyway, meanwhile my friend Mam called me and is is going to pick me up soon. She has her day off- no idea what we are up to but it will be fun anyway!