STRESSED = DESSERTS

Leaving job could cause stressful sometimes especially when you don’t feel to give a damn at that job any more. But it’s not time to leave, either by the contract to responsibilities.

Today I really do feel my job dragging me down and makes me stress. I tried to do things but nothing is entertain me. I couldn’t even sleep, feel terrible.

My boyfriend is being helpful and cheering me up. But that’s not enough. I need to get myself out of the house and kick out the stressful. I finally took a ride with him to downtown, drop him at Thai School and drive to Nira’s Bakery. I need desserts!

Nira's Bakery - Koh Phangan Nira's Bakery - Koh Phangan

 

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Do you need to rent motorbike in Koh Phangan?

For five weeks that I lived in Koh Phangan I think motorbike is needed. First 2 weeks, I didn’t rent motorbike and I regret it. From my experience,

I think you need motorbike if you:

–      You are going to be there for more than 3 days

  • If you’re going to be there only the day you arrived and leave in next morning. Taking taxi will be more comfortable and more convenient

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Phangan Island First Love

I’ve made it! I’ve arrived Koh Phangan where I can enjoy traveling, get new experiences, love and live my life.

After I’ve finished meeting with my bosses, I excused myself to explore this paradise island with my friend. Yes! Mr. Sunshine’s going to be my guide.

Love at First Sight
I don’t really believe in love at first sight. But I was craving love as much as I craving enjoying the beach! On the ride, I enjoyed the view from both side of the road. At some points I saw really nice restaurants, resorts, bungalow and even ocean. It was about sunset time. But with cloudy sky, the light was not that beautiful. I was a little bit disappointed but I told myself that, I have plenty of times and tomorrow the sun may come!

On the way

On the way

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Got a job! – Where I can enjoy the beach, the sun, and the ocean

January 13, 2013

After long sea sick trip from Choomporn to Koh Phangan my stomach was so empty. My friend who picked up me from the pier stopped by a Thai Local Restaurant. I had Crispy Pork with Rice before we head to Hansa Resort, my first destination on Koh Phangan. Hansa Resort is a lovely bungalow beach resort located on Ban Tai in south of Koh Phangan. A few hundreds meter before 7-11 Ban-Tai. I had first impression since I was at the way path which straightly lead me to sea view, a few cozy bungalows on my right and a two stories house on the right. What we saw made me and my friend agreed to say “It’s not bad at all”. But the farther I walked into the resort the more beautiful I experience. There’s a medium size swimming pool surrounded by a few bungalows. Two bungalow are right in front of the beach. The resort’s lounge is on the left of bungalows which you can sit there entire day enjoy the breeze reading book or sunset in evening. And this made us say “It’s really nice place”

Palm tree

Palm tree

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A kind of date on Mae Hadd Beach, Koh Phangan

December 24, 2012

I’ve been busy at work lately. Also Mr.Sunshine’s day off and mine was not match since. It has been a week that I’ve been living on Koh Phangan but I haven’t got chance for sun bathing until today.

My friend kidnapped me from resort I stay and locked me in his basement. But in late afternoon, he realized that pretty little girl like me deserve the beach! And said he’s going to take me to Mae Haad Beach (– read how Mae Haad Beach Surprise me on another day). I’ve been visited a few beaches since I’ve been here but I’ve never been to Mae Haad. And of course he knew it because he’s been my guide since the first day. So sweet!

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From Bangkok to Koh Phangan

Left my past he hide – December 13, 2012

Yesterday I moved out from the room of history. I have many reasons for leaving this room and of course on them is, I want to forget the past. People say, ‘you can’t forget the past, you can only left it be hide’. But I don’t think living with bad memories helps me move on. For now I prefer to leave them be hide and once I am ready, I’ll dig deep to my memory and learn from it. For now? Good bye.

Ticket to Paradise

I have to go to Khaosan road to buy boat ticket to Koh Phangan. Traffic in Bangkok in evening is horrible but I avoid them by taking boat.

There are many agencies here but my friend who came along with me said, just get from any of them. I agreed, and don’t think price would be so different.

With small discount I got ticket from Bangkok to Koh Phangan for 1200 Baht traveling with Lom Praya Ferry. But if you are foreigner, had blonde hair and hold foreign passport. You may get the ticket for 800 Baht. I rarely see any serviced which Thai pay more expensive than foreigners! I curiosity asked them why, and they said “It’s slower boat”. Thai’s not allowed to take that boat because it’s tourist boat. Actually their reason was nonsense to me but I didn’t ask any more questions.

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Sun kissed me so hard – Dark skin after 5 weeks on island

I really enjoy lying on the beach, reading cosmopolitan magazine and drinking coconut shake. I believe that we all women on the beach loves sun kissed skin. And I believe that the sun kissed me so hard because my skin turned to be ‘so dark’ within a few weeks. Most of young Thai women pays for whitening products which promises to give white skin. But I pay for coconut shake and magazine to get tan.

After five weeks on koh phangan

Bottom-left : My Brown skin color – after 5 weeks living on island

Top-Left : September, 2012
Top-Right : September, 2012
Bottom-left : December, 2012
Bottom-right : January, 2013

I was so proud of my skin while living on the island. But when I came back home. My mom, my cousin, my aunt asked me the same question, “why you are so dark!?” – I knew it! “I had sunbathing almost every day” Koh Phangan is so beautiful and I can’t help not to go and enjoy lovely day.

24JAN, 2013 – Coming Back Home

I love to hug and to be hugged but not for saying good bye. When it comes to say good bye, I don’t want to let go. However, we say ‘good bye’ today because we will see ‘hello’ again tomorrow. So it’s not a bad thing!

View from Thong Sala, Koh Phangan

View from Thong Sala, Koh Phangan

Thong Sala Pier Koh Phangan

Thong Sala Pier

My friend took me to Thong-Sala pier and we arrived just 30 minutes before departure. So we don’t really have a lot of time to say good bye which is good for me, because I am not good at saying good bye (at all!) I was standing in front of my friend like a robot waiting for command. “Come on little girl, give me a hug!”Ok I think I have to hug and then what? I have to let go? And saying something nice? Trying not to cry? Oh I hate saying good bye.  Anyway I think it was smooth good bye for a robot like me. I lifted my heavy bags up and walked away – here we go! My memories on Koh Phangan started coming to my mind scene by scene.

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