18/10/2018 § Leave a comment
If you happen to be bored, and scrolling through your Instagram feed is as easy as breathing, you may want to check #BangkokJamPart2. As of right now, I am waiting to board the aircraft that would bring me to Bangkok. It’s gonna be my second time visiting the city this month. I was there exactly 2 weeks ago; left in the evening of 4th October, and returning to the ever bustling city tonight. It’s a different kind of excitement this time, as I am travelling with my sister. She’s arriving tomorrow from Manila.
Our itinerary is a dog cafe, an amusement park, shopping, night market, and, of course, a bar. Planning a travel by myself is easy, but when another person is involved, things can get a little tiresome. Each individual will definitely want to do something different. You could ask me to go strolling the neighborhood one fine day and I’d say yes without thinking. Then I’d be prepared with a small towel, a water bottle, my camera, my handphone, powerbank, and windbreaker. And we could spend the whole day walking around the entire neighborhood getting lost, finding hidden food spots, trying out the local bakery, and we’d be sticky and sweaty at the end of the day.
So Bangkok trip with my sister…I really don’t know what she wanna do besides the dog cafe. I’m excited to find out which areas of Bangkok I’ll be visiting the next few days. It should be really interesting.
Check out my Instagram page @thestreetcat and #BangkokJamPart2. I’ll be updating my IG stories FREQUENTLY, and maybe share some interesting finds too.
11/03/2018 § Leave a comment
I have been stubborn for as long as I can remember. I always think ahead, and plan ahead, even if sometimes things borderline the impossible. It’s just that I happen to like overthinking, and having a rough idea of where I’m heading. It’s not for every single thing, nor for everyday life. But if I am going overseas on a holiday, I like to do my research, and plan a rough itinerary. It’s what you do when traveling so you don’t waste a day scrambling to piece together a plan on the spot. Unfortunately, my new travel buddy does not always agree with my plans, even if I’m told that it’s up to me.
I have mentioned in my previous post about having a new boyfriend after so long. We happen to both like travelling. He’s the type who likes to always be together, do couple-things like wearing matching outfits, and what-nots. I’ll be honest, and I’ve been honest with him about it, I’m not used to being in a relationship, nor doing anything resembling being a couple specially in public. I hated the attention, or being put in the spotlight. It’s bad enough that he seems to like to tell people, if not the whole world, that we are together. I don’t mind, really. I just don’t find it necessary to voluntarily say it if the situation does not call for it. Not that I’m aware of any situation as such; I don’t really care as long as I don’t get disturbed for it.
Anyways, we have only been together for a couple of months, and have only been on our second trip together overseas. He always tells me that the itinerary is up to me, that we can do whatever I want. However, when we are already there, he would complain and express a few times which part of the itinerary, that I want to do, is not convenient. Like how I wanted to go to a mosque in Shah Alam, we stil went, but he has expressed disdain about going there, or about entering it. In the end I did not enter the mosque out of my own decision, lartly because of my irritation about his complains.
It’s similar to our trip to Batam. I have been wanting to go to Barelang Bridge ever since I saw it, but because he has expressed not wanting to go there several times, I just got annoyed and decided not to go there anymore, saying I could just go there another time. Why even leave the planning of the itinerary to me, when in the end, and on the day itself, he would complain so much about the ones not very convenient to him. So we were at a cafe when I decided not to go to the bridge anymore, after he mentioned so many excuses about the time constraint, the traffic jam, that I’ll just be noisy when we got stuck in the traffic, and that I will just regret going there. So yeah, even though I really wanted to go and just see the bridge, even if I am aware that it’s far, and that the drive would take an hour or so, I just cancelled it and whatever things I might have wanted to do for that afternoon. Even the plan for the spa, which I have researched and booked in advance, I just decided to change last minute. It’s cheaper doing it in our hotel, and I have read good reviews about it too. I just don’t care about the trip anymore. If we had not booked another night in a different property, I would ask to just go back to Singapore.
I was no longer in a holiday mood. I just kept quiet the whole afternoon, and only ever gave a one-word response, or just a hum, if asked. He kept saying I was noisy, which I probably am. I did not warn him that he will definitely not like it if I actually kept quiet. So too bad for him; he’s not getting a very lively chatter anymore. I am no longer in the mood to go anywhere else I might have wanted to. So I’ll just leave it up to him whatever he wanted to do. Even for any future holidays.
I have always thought that I usually get what I wanted, so long as another person us not involved. This is just another proof of it. So this is basically a rambling, forgive me for all the non-sense.