It was the first day of school for the boys today but I decided not to go to school (thus missing the Elementary School Parent meeting) as I was not feeling well. Took a nap after sending them off on the school-bus and when I woke up, it was time to head out for my lunch with an old friend from Singapore. Ahem, yes, I felt fine enough to have a Peking Duck lunch, but not for school :P
Lunch with Joy-Marie and her chubby 4-year old Kieran was fun. He kept reciting some National Day Mandarin poem in a great accent, mighty impressive. Her pair of 2-year old twins (Craig and Astrid whom I dubbed Bouncer and Beauty)did not come along; they were roaming Siam Paragon with her two helpers from Singapore.
After catching up over a yum lunch, I let JMT off to start on her shopping spree. The weather was pretty nice today, so I decided to take a walk. Took some pictures at the famous 4-faced Buddha by Grand Hyatt Erawan. I had a nice stroll before hopping on a cab home. But I think once I get hold of a pair of Fit Flops (which 2 friends including JMT have sworn by), I will start wandering the streets of Bangkok by foot more often, and hopefully take more photos too.
View as you enter the shrine area.
Collecting holy water?
Lots of elephant figures.
Dancers getting ready to perform.
View of Central World from inside the shrine compound.
Little birds in tiny cages belonging to a lottery ticket vendor right outside the shrine.