Nerd Travels . Bangkok Photodiary I

 

JATUJAK the weekend market which is popular not only among the tourists but also the locals. The place where you could find anything that anyone could ever imagine. Fried grasshopper. Pumpkin flavoured ice lollies. T shirt with fried egg emoji placed at the two most strategic spots. 

Jatujak (we say Chatuchak) is a one stop station for a HUGE selection of delicious local delicacies ranging from barbequed goodness to Pad Kraw Paw - Basil Chicken Rice, crispy finger food and my absolute favourite, Thai Iced Tea. Unbelievably good place to shop for basic Ts as well! We left with 20 and I guess that says something. 

Being there early in the morning was a great idea. At least we looked humanly fine when we left. I mean we had our brows on still. 

 
 

Spontaneous weekend trip to Thailand equals to a small carry on consisting of airy clothing pieces. If you know me in person, there is no way I'd wear a cute printed T shirt paired with denim shorts and slippers.

Marble printed chiffon co-ord paired with blush waterfall vest, velvet choker and shoes so comfortable I could sleep in. If you couldn't tell, I was high on caffeine. 2 cups of coffee and 1 cup of Thai Iced Tea before noon got my heart pumping and all I felt like doing was dancing to 'Buttons' by Pussycat Dolls.


 

SIAM DICOVERY was very cool indeed. Highly recommended by a good friend who was seconded to Thailand for work. Well-designed interior and open concept drew me into the space of imagination. Simple layout with strong modern aesthetic. Visited twice during our trip because once just isn't enough. 

 

Let me photograph you in this light;
Incase it is the last time that we might be exactly like where before we realize;
We were sad of getting old; 
It made us restless.

- Adele -

Wasn't on a shopping mode due to the '5 Piece French Wardrobe Challenge' constraints;
Otherwise, I would have snatched a piece or two from the gorgeous collection they carry.
Now you know how persistent I am huh.

Being a vegetarian in Thailand isn't easy.
Thai love a good meaty meal and most food have fish sauce in them. 

However, we manage to hunt down delicious Korean food at The Bibimbab Co that serves meat-free dishes. Finally!! Located at the food court level in Siam Paragon Shopping Centre. Perfect for any Korean food lover. Both served in relatively big portion and a definite value for money.

 

 

Top: 
Gyeranmali Gimbab. Korean rolled omelette at it's finest. 
‎฿180 (RM22)

Left:
Bibim Guksu. Cold noodles dish accompanied by sexy spicy sauce. 

‎฿240 (RM29)

Ending this post on a complicated note. How I wish we had enough time to chill and savour aromatic coffee at Starbucks Reserve.
Will do so in the future.
Until next time! See you soon for Bangkok Photodiary II.

Edit // Shoe Edition

I once own 5o pairs of shoes.
Decluterring and going into Minimalism is amazing.
But I might lose my identity by just living with just 3 pairs.

Before you start judging my mental health, what you are seeing is already the 'decluterred' version of my shoes closet.
Took the plunge early this year and gotten rid of half of my life. The process did involve a few boxes of tissues and de-stressing pillow spray.
With a whooping 24 pairs laying around, I decided detoxify my shoe closet once more before the year 2016 ends.

After the final cut, we are down with 14 pairs of shoes that I've gotten the most wear out of.
It is surprising to know how my shoe closet sits on the very both end of the spectrum. 
Either vans or strappy heels.
What I love about decluterring is that there is no fixed rules.
Every individual is different and I'm happy with the results this time.

Strappy Black Sandals . Nude Sandals .  Strappy Taupe Sandals . Studded Balerina Flats .  Roshe Runs . Vans Old Skool Floral . Glitter Stilettos .
[Use 'ZBAPQLL' at checkout for 15% off]

If you fancay, some of these shoes are still available online and hopefully you can get your hands on them.
Secretly eyeing on The Modern Oxford from Everlane
Still justifying whether or not to get it to fill the first spot of my '5 Piece French Wardrobe Challenge' for the next 2 quarters. 
Perhaps I should do an updated shoe situation by the end of 2016.
By the way, '5 Piece French Wardrobe Challenge' is going strong. Remember to come back to see what I end up with!!

Nerd Lifestyle . Aesthetic treatment @ premier clinic


I'm an aesthetic virgin.



In life, pigs might fly. Booked an appointment, took 2 hours off work then magic happened. The fact that my face was about to be peeled gave me sweaty brows. Thank goodness I was in good hands because Dr. Elaine consulted me pre-treatment to explain on the process and what protective action should be done post treatment to achieve the best results possible. We shall get to that in a bit. 

Taking the decision to take a step into aesthetic skin treatment was the best decision ever made. One week post treatment was the period where my skin was at the sexiest and healthiest stage. Pores diminished, scars lightened and skin texture felt like a slice of velvet cake. Dang you think I'm lying eh? Even till now (3 weeks post treatment), I still believe that the skin peel rejuvenated my complexion and gave life to the already tired looking skin.

If you are curious how my first ever;
Aesthetic treatment went; 
Keep on reading darling. 


 

Upon arrival, I was greeted with soft classical music. A good piece of music from Chopin never fails to calm my nerves. After confirming that I'm not underage (okjustjokingitwasregistration), I was brought to the treatment room where Dr. Elaine was. Here's the breakdown of what to expect:

. How It Works
- Removes the top layer of skin, and is done by applying a peeling solution to the skin. This aids in the removal of dead skin cells on the surface and reveals a fresh layer of skin, which is generally smoother and healthier than previous layer. 
- You should experience a burning sensation during the initial application. During the treatment, a device over your face will blow out cool air, considerably reducing the sting and cold compress will be applied after completion to help with cooling. 

. Post Treatment
- Most individuals are recommended a cycle of 2-4 peels but this depends on the patient's condition as well as intended results. Each session should be 4 weeks apart. You should also minimize any sun exposure and apply sunscreen for up to 1 week or so. 

When the peeling solution was first applied, I experienced a slight discomfort as my face 'heated up' and eyes watered due to the strong 'acidic' sensation. The first minute was pretty intense! If you encounter that yourself, don't worry darling because it's temporary.  Just a little under 3 minutes, Dr. Elaine wiped off the solution and my skin went into the 'cooling period' were the nurses placed a cold towel and set me aside while it does it's magic. As I was about to leave, the lovely nurses applied sunscreen on me even it was almost 7pm with barely any sunlight left but that's how important post treatment was.

Skin peel is priced at RM450 per session, it would be great to have it done once a month or in my case once every quarter. I find it more effective than just facial. If you aren't satisfied with conventional facials, I'd say give this a go. Treating our skin from down under works much better than scrapping through the surface. At the age of 23 (coming 24 this December), it's time we take care and preserve the condition of our skin before it's too late. Just in case you're wondering, I'm not paid to say any of this. As a child growing up feeling self-conscious about how my skin looks, I felt the need to share my experience and the results I've gotten from this treatment. Can't wait for the next pick me up!

One day post treatment with zero irritation.

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*Same row as Post Office and next to Raj Banana Leaf mamak stall

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