DAY 1 continuation from Familia Ladaga Goes to Thailand Part 1: Century Park Hotel, and Bull Mastiff Hunting Review/Kwento
Airplane and train rides in one day!
Just a few minutes back at the hotel, Motherhood went to our room and asked whether we would like to go with them to MBK, one of the malls in Bangkok. Randy and I agreed, as we wanted to have dinner and did not know where to go. With Motherhood were the other Philippine delegates. Aaand, two of them were Dev Com professors. Nacacahiya, because one of them was my teacher back in college when I was delinkwente, as in I go to her classes late and just chat with my seatmate (to my college professors whose subjects I did not take seriously—insert Kathryn Bernardo’s face and voice—SORRY POOO…Promise, pinagsisisihan ko po ‘yun.)
Because it was rush hour, our group decided to take their version of the MRT.
This was Raviv’s first time to ride a train…coincidentally, on the same day he also rode an airplane (but this wasn’t his first time on an airplane)
After several minutes of walking and of riding escalators, we have finally arrived at MBK Mall. Motherhood and her friends immediately went shopping, but the three of us were famished so we looked for a place to eat.
A gastronomic feast—plethora of cuisines!!!
On the 4th (or was it the 3rd?) floor of MBK Mall is its food court where a plethora of international cuisines were served!
Raviv and Randy shared a pita and fries from the kiosk selling Greek food; I, on the other hand, had the Prawn Fried Rice plate—the bestseller—from the Thai kiosk. It was yummy yet it was too greasy for my taste. We also had smoothies. By the way, I have a kuripot tip: about two floors from this food court is a supermarket (in the same mall). I suggest you buy your bottled water there, because the price becomes too exorbitant if you buy from the beverages kiosk at the food court. Although 1 baht = 1.38 pesos only, buying baht from the exchange rate is 1 baht = 1.78 pesos! So halos times two ang mga presyo ‘di ba?
There were lotsa nice clothes at MBK Mall, and there were lots for sale. Yet I refused to buy because I was saving my bahts for the Chatuchak/Jatujak/Weekend Street Market. So what we bought were just water and other snacks we could eat in our hotel room. Aaaand, I also bought Wacoal bras! The Wacoal bras and panties were on sale, and further discounts on both Wacoal bras and panties were given!
Look how much each one cost:
Cost of each t-shirt bra averaged to 570 baht…that’s more or less P800. Then naka-sale pa! Plus there was a 20% off if you buy at least five bras! Plus another 20% tax refund for tourists! All in all, all five Wacoal T-shirt/seamless bras I got cost roughly P3,000 only. Wacoal bra sale galore! In the Philippines, each would have cost P1,300-P1,700! I paid using credit card so no additional cost compared with money changer.
Wacoal bras are a must-buy in Thailand. I’ve known that since several years ago. Mom always buys Wacoal undergarments whenever she’s in Thailand. Wacoal is a good brand. Would you believe that my first Wacoal bra is still alive and that I’m still wearing it? I’ve had it since I was about 18 years old…higit isang dekada na! So really, sulit na sulit! Just make sure you know your bra size prior to going to Bangkok as it’s quite difficult to communicate with Thais.
I might have bought more if not for that the mall was already closing, and unlike in the Philippines where salesladies would say, “Sige lang po Ma’am”, the Thai saleslady was rushing me! From what I have gathered from her, she was telling me that if I want to buy more I should just return the following day. I noticed most Thai salespeople were like that. Hindi atat makabenta. Most malls I visited close at 9 p.m., by the way.
And since it’s also 9 p.m., I better park now. Stay tuned (stay tuned talaga!) for more Thailand kwento, pasyal and more shopping!
Part 3 of our Thailand adventure will make you think we went to Africa. 😉
Toodles sweethearts! Thanks for reading!
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