Well, yet another weekend report, if anybody is interested.
Friday was pretty much spent on anticipating the opening of the Olympics, which turned out to be a huge disappointment. I know that lots of people like it, but for some reason the show did not connect with me. I was not thrilled nor awed; in fact, I nearly dozed off. I did not bother with the parade of athletes and only tuned in again during the lighting of the cauldron (or whatever that thing is called). I fell from my chair at the absurdity of the athlete with a torch in hand running on the rim of the stadium. What exactly were they thinking?
I discovered Project Runway Australia through FuchsiaBoy, and I watched its first few episodes on Youtube in the afternoon of Saturday. When my eyeballs were ready to pop out, I scampered over to CentralWorld to read at the bookstore, a weekly pilgrimage I'm trying to maintain.
I found these young Thais dressed up like anime characters outside the mall. Aren't they just cute? I especially liked the guy in the kimono... I've always wanted to wear one (the kimono, not the guy). And yeah, the guy is pretty, dontcha think? I wonder where you buy those cheekbones...
From CentralWorld, I crossed over to Big C to watch the sunset. Oh Heidi, I still insist on wearing my striped, blue moneyboy shirt. I caught my self in the mirror at the mall and gasped at the moneyboy looking back at me. I know that shirt is hideous, but somehow I like it coz it's quite controversial. Hahahaha.
I met up with Snejana Onopka and the plan was to watch a film, but it turned out that we did not like the schedule. Thank god, he changed his mind about the film coz I don't want to waste my time and money on Journey to the Center of the Earth.
We decided instead to hop on a tuk-tuk for Khao San Road. We ended up in this street-side "bar", if we may call it, that serves cheap, but strong, cocktails. He had gin tonic and I had vodka with pineapple juice, costing only 150 baht per bucket (not a even a glass, dear). I'm SO becoming a Khao San Road regular from now on.
Today I met Nida Blanca in Silom. I paid him the tickets for Udon Thani (for my Lao PDR trip) coz he has a credit card (goodness, credit cards and me are not compatible). He also gave me the copies of Twisted 8 and Soledad's Sister, which I asked him to buy for me when he went home to Manila a week ago. I'm still currently reading Catfish and Mandala, a novel about a road trip through Vietnam. I wish I can read faster coz I really have a serious book backlog.
There, another weekend's over. Back to the drudgery of work tomorrow. Tuesday is a holiday in the Land of Smiles as it is the queen's birthday and also mothers' day. Looking forward to lunch with Pinay friends on Tuesday.
Have a nice week ahead, bitches.