Hola amigas! Happy New Year and welcome to year 2554... in the Buddhist calendar that is. The New Year festival is called Songkran in Thailand. Pretty much last week was a holiday here, as well as the other Buddhist countries in the region, i.e. Myanmar, Lao PDR, and Cambodia.
Miss Bubbles and I hopped to our neighboring country of Khmerlandia. Taking the trip with us was Bongbong Marcos, an Iloilo-based travel photographer and blogger (see his blog here).
Our hosts are the Grand Dame of Siem Reap (of course), Miss Fuchsiaboy ITSELF, and artist extraordinaire Loven and his wife Faith.
I was instantly mesmerized with their abode because it is filled with Loven's artworks, practically occupying every nook and cranny of the house. On the second floor is the workshop of Fuchsiaboy, the inner sanctum that many of his minions could only wish to see... but very few have actually been welcomed in there (looks straight at you Toxic Disco Boy... joklang). It truly is an inspiring house!
I love the throw pillows!!! They even have one for Imelda, which, needless to say, is my favorite.
As Loven was still planning the menu, we took part in a food tasting session mostly made up of Italian fare. That night I finally met the divine Faith, whom I taught how to elongate. Yes, elongate...
We went back to the Pub Street area and dropped by the Old Market for some souvenirs. The wet market is quite exciting too. You know me and markets... I always visit one wherever I go 'coz it's always vibrant and a good place to get some insight into the lives of the community.
Faith, thank you so much for giving us the chance to step into such hallowed ground... Elongate!
I'm beginning to wonder... who do I need to blow??? I sooooo could not wait to snag a Russian gazzzzillionaire who'd pay my stay at Amansara. Time to call Naomi Campbell for some tips!