Friday, September 23, 2005

National Stadium to Mo Chit by BTS

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BTS skytrain


Khlong Saen Seb + Baan Jim Thompson (brown-roofed traditional Thai house on left bank). Khlong Saen Seb boat service (traffic jam-less way get into Phra Nakhon district) was suspended - water levels too high for boats to pass under bridges along e canal after heavy rain for e whole of Wednesday. directly below e train tracks is another Phaya Thai landmark, Saphaan Hua Chang (elephant head bridge).

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Victory monument - interesting how e skytrain tracks & overhead bridge (longest in Bangkok?) curve around it, a reflection of e non-confrontational manner of Thais? =)

this station seems to have e longest name, anusawarii chai-something (think 4 more syllables), & e sathanii (station) tor pai (next) announcements in both Thai & English seem long enough to last e distance between this station & e preceding one =P somewhere in e background (photo on right) are around 5 hospitals & e Faculty of Medicine (Ramathibodi Hospital campus) buildings of Mahidol University


Suda Palace Hotel - Pahon Yonthin landmark that indicates e location of one of 2nd & 3rd kor's house+shops, where e cat used to help with selling buttons, cloth, wool, thread, lace & other garment accessories.

most people live in 4- or 5-storey shophouses like e ones in e right foreground, with open rooftops (perfect for drying laundry in e super power Bangkok sunshine) usually 'caged' on all sides by grilles to deter burglars. no one bothers with repainting e exterior, which is probably why most of Bangkok looks so grey.


BTS Saphaan Khwaay station - Saphaan Khwaay aka. buffalo bridge/gu3 kio1 is a familiar part of 2nd & 3rd kor's home address =)


BTS Mo Chit station bus stop

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Chatuchak aka. J.J. weekend market - if what you're looking for isn't found here, you probably can't find it anywhere else in Thailand =) it's so humongously big fat, e cat has yet to visit every section.

bargaining here in Thai is a good revision for noun 'classifiers' (量词) e.g. ใบ bai3 (shoulder bags, bowls, plates), เล่ม lem4 (books, candles), ผืน phirn2 (cloth, towels), โหล lo2 (dozen), คู่ khuu4 (pair - shoes, chopsticks). silly forgetful cat grew up using อัน an1 (piece) as a default for everything including footwear (as if it only wants to buy either e left or e right shoe but not both sides *lol*), & here e bemused market vendors will keep correcting it =P


soi 59 entrance - e nearest & super crammed access to BTS Mo Chit station

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inside Chatuchak - e cat's favourite sections so far are 25, 26 & parts of 16. now that e underground MRT has opened, e cat can disappear down into e depths of e MRTA Kamphaeng Phet station near e south end of e market (Bangkok's SoMa? =P) for respite from e midday sun =)

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