Friday, August 22, 2008

Chatuchak Weekend Market

With only a few hours of sleep and no shower, the nyoras and I trooped to the weekend market for one final round of shopping. This time, instead of taking a taxi, we rode the sky train. Breakfast and preps were done double time so we can catch the 7:30am shuttle going to Chong Nonsi station. We made it to the lobby in the nick of time! Palibhasa walang ligo-ligo. Haha!
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Inside the Oakwood shuttle, listening to Mariah's I Can't Live. May hangover pa from videoke singing!
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Up the stairs to Chong Nonsi station.
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Wala pa yung train...picture muna tayo.
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Picture pa rin sa loob ng train. Tama na yan, mga lola. Nagagalit yung babaeng naka-green! Ayun, o!
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Wow! Fresh na fresh! Parang bagong ligo!
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We arrived in Chatuchak around 9:00am. To maximize the time, we split into separate groups and agreed to meet at the clock tower at 2:00pm. Kanya-kanyang shopping, kanya-kanya rin ng lunch. My shopping buddy was of course my little shoppingera, Alyannah :)
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Let me share with you some weekend market scenes that I took while we were waiting at the clock tower.
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Taking photos while shopping is a bit cumbersome so I'm hoping to get better ones when we go back this weekend. I will include shots of my favorite magazine/book shops and the ones that sell chinaware.
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I love, love, love the weekend market! If you're planning to go to Bangkok for some serious shopping, make sure you include a visit to Chatuchak (open only on weekends, from sun-up to sun-down). If your schedule permits, go to Chatuchak first before going to Suan Lum because the items that they sell are almost the same, but cheaper at the weekend market. Don't you just hate it when you thought you got a good bargain but you see the very same item in another store at a much lower price? It's heartbreaking!
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Anyway, here's what Yan and I bought:
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A bunch of magazines for Richard.
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BHG Magazines for me.
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Books for Aly.
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Cartoon mug and pencils for Aly, a white basket for my dresser knick knacks, and a plaid mug for my make-up brushes.
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Our newest discovery -- cute ref magnets. Aly also bought some as pasalubong for her lolo Bernie, lola Aple and my siblings.

2 comments:

A Day in a Life of a Teacher said...

OmGOSSHHHH, saya netong weekend market na to...punta na ko now na!! I love the magnets and the books!

Domestic Goddess said...

Fids, hindi ka nagsasabi may blog ka pala!?! I'll post the link on my blog ha.

Anyway, I'm sure you will love the weekend market too! Kaya magpunta ka na dito. Bilisan mo. Miss na kita.