Comme un fou

(Photo by the Seine, taken by me)

Bien que mon amour soit fou,
ma raison calme les trop vives douleurs
de mon coeur en lui disant de patienter, 
et d’esperer tourjours…

Trust someone who can see 3 things in you: the sorrow behind your smile, the love behind your anger and the reason behind your silence.

(via iamcharliesangel)

That sounds about right

Is there life on Mars?

Our little moment me & Lalla
It’s a god-awful small affairTo the girl with the mousy hairBut her mommy is yelling “No”And her daddy has told her to go
But her friend is nowhere to be seenNow she walks through her sunken dreamTo the seat with the clearest viewAnd she’s hooked to the silver screen
But the film is a saddening bore'Cause she's lived it ten times or moreShe could spit in the eyes of foolsAs they ask her to focus on
Sailors fighting in the dance hallOh man! look at those cavemen goIt’s the freakiest show
Take a look at the lawmanBeating up the wrong guyOh man! Wonder if he’ll ever knowHe’s in the best selling showIs there life on Mars?
It’s on America’s tortured browThat Mickey Mouse has grown up a cowNow the workers have struck for fame'Cause Lennon's on sale again
See the mice in their million hordesFrom Ibiza to the Norfolk BroadsRule Britannia is out of boundsTo my mother, my dog, and clowns
But the film is a saddening bore'Cause I wrote it ten times or moreIt’s about to be writ againAs I ask you to focus on
Sailors fighting in the dance hallOh man! Look at those cavemen goIt’s the freakiest show
Take a look at the LawmanBeating up the wrong guyOh man! Wonder if he’ll ever knowHe’s in the best selling showIs there life on Mars?
Music: Life on Mars by David Bowie

Is there life on Mars?

Our little moment me & Lalla

It’s a god-awful small affair
To the girl with the mousy hair
But her mommy is yelling “No”
And her daddy has told her to go

But her friend is nowhere to be seen
Now she walks through her sunken dream
To the seat with the clearest view
And she’s hooked to the silver screen

But the film is a saddening bore
'Cause she's lived it ten times or more
She could spit in the eyes of fools
As they ask her to focus on

Sailors fighting in the dance hall
Oh man! look at those cavemen go
It’s the freakiest show

Take a look at the lawman
Beating up the wrong guy
Oh man! Wonder if he’ll ever know
He’s in the best selling show
Is there life on Mars?

It’s on America’s tortured brow
That Mickey Mouse has grown up a cow
Now the workers have struck for fame
'Cause Lennon's on sale again

See the mice in their million hordes
From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads
Rule Britannia is out of bounds
To my mother, my dog, and clowns

But the film is a saddening bore
'Cause I wrote it ten times or more
It’s about to be writ again
As I ask you to focus on

Sailors fighting in the dance hall
Oh man! Look at those cavemen go
It’s the freakiest show

Take a look at the Lawman
Beating up the wrong guy
Oh man! Wonder if he’ll ever know
He’s in the best selling show
Is there life on Mars?

Music: Life on Mars by David Bowie

On the Dragon’s Back, Hong Kong::: I crawl, others trek in style

Dudes & Dudettes! So I decided to get a bit adventurous during our business trip in Hong Kong. Didn’t want to shop because:

1. I have everything I need…seriously.

2. Save up for concert ticket of KHJ yes!!! i want front row..ring side!

Anyhoo. i asked our friend to take us out to trek (perhaps walk limply and lamely in my case) because I see that he often goes for hiking/trekking in Hong Kong’s forests or trails. We don’t often think of doing that while in HK because for most Thai, what we do in Hong Kong is eat and spend money senseless, or drink yourself silly hehe.

So he promised to find the least challenging trail for us and me in particular because I don’t have that kind of stamina to last in the forest for long hours. I know myself well haha. the only sports I do are yoga (uber-flexible/ hard-core stretching and meditation) and swimming (i swim for relaxation and peace of mind. not that i swim with speed or anything)

so here we are…it’s called Dragon’s Back…just google for its exact location k? hehe. It is considered the most beautiful urban trail for trekking, or so they claim. So you decide after seeing my photos k? To get there…We hopped on a train and then a bus and then the bus dropped us off at the entrance. There are what looks like mobile public toilets for a quick business if you have nature’s call..i mean i have an issue with public toilets but my friend said i’d better go because there aren’t any loo in the forest….so i was forced. and well….>////< sorry i know you aren’t interested in my view and comment about public toilets.

There our journey began. basically, we just walked and walked. I’m not sure how we do it but one of the sis in our group started to hand us the mosquito repellent patch and stuff. thanks sista. u r so well prepared! 

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so my first 500 meters is steep….and I swear i felt it was like 1 km already. in fact, i feel that the first hours, its steep. all i did is just taking long steps, eyes on the ground all the time cos I wanted to make sure i moved fast that i didn’t hold back the group and i happened to be first in the row and if I stopped everyone would be like “come on….just fucking move” (they don’t do that, they are nice people).

I started to hear my pulse ringing in my ears. I panted so loudly that I didn’t have an energy to keep up with the light chat that our friends were engaging in an ever so relaxing manner..its like THEY CAN TALK, AND QUITE ANIMATEDLY, WHILE THEY WALK. I can’t. and I can’t stop either. we reached the rest point where they put up sign telling us where we are and the kilometer poles. we didn’t stop at every rest points because there were no shades …. but our group stopped eventually (Thank GOD!) and what did they do? THEY CHATTED SOME MORE, sipping water, admiring the view while I almost collapsed on the ground. U know that cold play’s album name?  A RUSH OF BLOOD TO MY HEAD. That’s what i was experiencing. I did my selfies (555) on the mountain and i noticed my face was bloody bloody red…i felt embarrassed u know everyone asked me “are you ok?” (hell no!) they did so because they are worried about it genuinely hahaa. i gotta keep my cool and said “i’m cool” (i’m so effing not!)  thanks ka friends for your concern!

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BUT i had my moment taking in all these picturesque landscape and scenery as we moved. it was so beautiful. it was sunny the day we headed off and I guess that brightens things up to a few notches. I have no words and u gotta see the photos yourself. Millions of things entered my mind when I saw this landscape but the thing is as I grow older, I try hard to practice my mind to block out shit. (that’s how I call it) but it’s a hard practice. but I keep trying. wanna experience that kind of state of mind where there is nothing..just pure whiteness…and the things before your eyes. 

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So did I achieve? 

You tell me. haha

……

Anyway, on our way back, it was less challenging. Mostly the path consisted of rocks…and stairs down from the mountain. it could hurt your ankle if you don’t make the right step (which I think i didn’t haha) on the way to the beach (big wave beach i guess) which is the end point, we gotta walk on smooth road a bit and I kept hearing the sound of the waves and the breeze from the distance.

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So the smell of the ocean, mixed with the earthy scent in the forest and the sound of the distance waves and the nearer flowing stream…That was quite nice. We walked and walked and then after a while, I didn’t see the waves yet so i started to wonder where the hell is the beach. I was exhausted and wanna collapse any minute because of the heat..I didn’t drink enough cos i’m afraid of the loo now i need my drink..icy cold one….so where the hell is the beach!

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There! I must say…the beach was so so for me, coming from Thailand. This is nothing compared to our beaches on the east coast or the Andaman but i can see why people appreciate this little oasis. The waves are indeed big. I finished my drink. we hopped on a bus back to the city and had dim sum for lunch in the A/C place. That’s awesome *grin*

Thanks friends for bearing with me. I bitched and moaned a lot haha. I never walked this far. I always refuse. So this experience is meaningful to me ka.

Cheers!

xoxo

Ps. Not until when we went down the hill did I learn that our pace was unusually fast…like my friend said that we did quite an impressive hour cos we finished it within two hours or so. Total distance is approx 8 kmsAishhhh….if i had known, I would just have walked more slowly and perhaps more in style! Well…next time then 5555

End photo - yep…sometimes you need to look up either for some view…and for me…some air! >////<

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Espresso Soda…so weird it’s good กาแฟซ่ากับโชคลาภของชนชั้นกลาง

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Espresso Soda @ Amatissimo Cafe

Well…what can I say…I won the lotto today! yeah! The mysterious power called “luck” and “fortune” is so strange. I can’t tell you how and what but it’s a little something that makes a middle class like us happy LOL

สุขใจ ถูกหวย โชคลาภนิดๆ หน่อยๆ ทำให้ชนชั้นกลางแฮปปี้ ไม่ได้ชอบเล่นหวยแบบติด แต่ถ้ามีเลขเด็ดๆ ก็ขอสักหน่อย เอาพอขำๆ ^^ จะให้เม้ามอยเรื่องนี้คงยาว แปะๆ รูปขนมสวยกับกาแฟสวยๆดีกว่า

เอสเปรสโซ โซดา คืออะไร ดูประหลาด ขอลองหน่อย ที่ร้าน Amatissimo Cafe ร้านนี้ เสิร์ฟดูคล้ายเครื่องมือทางวิทยาศาสตร์ น้ำเชื่อมกับโซดา เทเลยๆ 

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กินคำแรก งง คำต่อๆ มาเข้าท่าดี มันแปลกๆ ซ่า ได้รสเอสเปรสโซแต่ไม่มาก ไม่เยอะเพราะโดนโซดากลบ คอกาแฟ hard core อาจจะยั้ยยย what the….?! แต่เราว่าเหมาะกับอากาศร้อน เอาหลอดจิ้มๆ ตรงส้มฝาน ดูดขึ้นมาพร้อมกัน so refreshing

จริงๆ ที่ Amatissimo จะชอบขนมมากเพราะ ขนมอร่อยมากๆ จ้า portion ดี วัตถุดิบเยี่ยมไม่มีกั๊ก ไปเย็นมากแล้ว หมดเกือบทุกอย่าง ได้มาสิ่งเบสิคคือ chocolate cake พี่สาวไม่กินของหวาน แต่โดนคะยั้นคะยอ นางบอกอร่อยๆ ชอบๆ เพราะไม่หวานเกินไป ดูรูปเอง

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ข้างในเนื้อฉ่ำ อุ่นนิดๆ แต่ไม่เหลวแบบลาวา พนักงานบอก chocolate แท้ 90%

ที่นี่นั่งสบาย สไตล์ slow bar

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สั่งโครนัทกลับบ้าน ชอบที่สุด เหลือแค่สองชิ้น

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ไม่โพสไรมาก ม่ายยมีรายมากก แค่อยากจะบอกว่าถูกหวย! เย้! ถูกหวยแล้วอย่าลืมแบ่งไปทำบุญ ทำทานกันนะจ้ะ

ปล. ร้าน amatissimo cafe อยู่หลังห้างพาราไดซ์พาร์ค ศรีนครินทร์ค่ะ

Located just behind Paradise park mall on Srinagarindara road. Roads are a bit busy during weekends as you know people flock to malls. but its mouth-watering baked items and quality coffee are definitely worth your visit.