Hello everybody and welcome once again! This month was one of a little drop in the writing wheel for me, there’s been a lot of things going on and not the usual “Bangkok discovery” trips.
This month I went back a little bit and gradually to a more homey lifestyle. By the start of June Jona and I went grocery shopping and we’re back in the cooking track so for next month stay tuned to see some of our attempts to cook Mexican snacks and dishes!
Hong Kong Trip
But back to this month there’s nothing super big to talk about traveling wise. The first days we had the opportunity to visit Hong Kong City and Disneyland Hong Kong. It really happened half and half between April and May so you could say its part of both.
If you haven’t read there’s two full posts talking about what we saw and did on this two day trip, you can check it out on the links above.
The King’s Coronation
Also, happening between the first days of May there was the King’s Coronation Ceremony coloring the streets (and the people’s outftits) yellow around Bangkok. I didn’t really had the opportunity to go to any of the parades held between the 4th to the 6th of May because of my work schedule but I certainly notice the every day excitement.
This is a historical occurrence because it is the first time a king is coronation in Thailand without his ancestor death. This due to the previous king decided to retire from the position and pass it on to his son earlier than expected. If you want to know more about it you can read it in a separate post I made about it here.
Diving again into the “Crafty World”
As I shared back in March, there’s been periods of time where I just feel like staying home and involving in several “crafty” activities such as drawing, journalism, etc. This month Jona and I found out a beautiful (by beautiful I mean enormous) book shop around Siam Square, where I bought “The Alchemist”.
Also we got a coloring book and after a quick trial the first day of having it we noticed we really really enjoyed the concentration required and the challenges that we faced as none of us had experience playing around with color combination, blending, etc. We used the watercolor markers I talked about in March’s post.
Going to the cinema in Thailand
Another thing that I experienced which was a little outstanding was going to the cinema in Thailand. It might not sound as much and even if there’s no particularly big difference between the cinema in other countries, there’s several things that you wouldn’t see.
The long waiting before the movie is real here. Usually in other countries we have 10-15 min commercials before the movie starts, serving as advertising for the theater’s income and also to make time for people to get their popcorn but in Thailand the waiting could be as long as 20-25 min minimum!
Not mentioning at the end of the commercials there’s a king’s “memorial” where a royal anthem starts to chant and everybody in the theater is supposed to stand through. We saw two different movies, first “Detective Pikachu” and then “Aladdin” the live action remake.
I really hope you liked this post, even tho there’s not many touristic places to talk about, this month still gave me a lot of knowledge and experiences. Thank you so much for reading and I’ll see you again in the next monthly with me in Thailand!
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