Movie :: I Fine Thank You Love You (2015)

It’s premiere today at Platinum Cineplex Armada Town Square Magelang.

Thailand Movie ~ I Fine Thank You Love You..

If I didn’t watch the trailer, I won’t take time to watch this movie.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoFNUxnPQXE

It’s so funny, and guess what. The person that seat behind me, has a big sound of laugh. I’m laughing not only because of the funny things come, but also the sound of that person’e laugh. XD

Release Date : Jan 21, 2015
Language : Thai
Genre : ROMANCE
Cast & Crew : Ice Preechaya, Sunny Suwanmethanon
Director : Mez Tharatorn
Length : 121 Min

Pleng is an English Teacher who is preety and charismatic. Her life was change when she has to help a guy name Gym, who has been broke up with his girlfriend. It’s a pity, that Gym can’t speak English and there are a lot of funny things in his life. At the same time, Pleng fall in love with Pruek, a handsome man from wealthy family.

Credit: Platinum Cineplex Armada Town Square Magelang Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Platinumcineplex)

Dried Food

Some gift from Bangkok, dried fruit… So delicious.

There’s Durian Taste too, but because I don’t like Durian, so I didn’t buy it.

Bangkok, the capital of Thailand

I haven’t talk about Bangkok itself. Bangkok is the capital of Thailand.

With a population of over eleven million inhabitants, by far Its largest city and Its high-rise buildings, heavy traffic congestion, intense heat and naughty nightlife may not immediately give you the best impression. But don’t let that mislead you. It is one of Asia’s most cosmopolitan cities with magnificent temples and palaces, authentic canals, busy markets and a vibrant nightlife that has something for everyone.

Bangkok is a huge and modern city humming with nightlife and fervour. Administratively, it is split up into 50 districts (เขต khet), which are further split into 154 subdistricts (แขวง khwaeng), but these are more often used in official business and for addresses.

Credit:
– http://wikitravel.org/en/Bangkok
– http://wikitravel.org/en/Bangkok

I never thought that I will like this city. Just like Jakarta, but with more convenient public transport and more comfortable. I like to walk in the city, even in the day or night, everything is wonderful.
The people is nice, even they barely say English, but They are kind and helpful. The stuff is cheaper especially on Fashionmall or floating market.

I would like to go here again, and also explore another city in Thailand. Maybe Phuket or Pattaya, next time, I will go there.

Siam Paragon Food Hall # Bangkok – Thailand

Siam Paragon Food Court also another food court that recomended by http://www.bangkok.com/. We decided to try it on dinner.

But, when we arrived there, we don’t know what we want to eat. It’s confusing because no english at all. Only picture. T_T
And we ended buy this Thai Noodle:

It’s super spicy. Actually, the taste is not bad, but because the spicy, I can’t enjoy the eat.

Siam Paragon:
– http://www.siamparagon.co.th/
– http://www.bangkok.com/shopping-mall/siam-paragon.htm

Siam Centre Food Court / Food Republic # Bangkok – Thailand

Time move fast, It’s already 2 o’clock afternoon. Then it’s time to lunch.

I read in some website, that Siam Centre Food court is a must try place. So we go there, just walk by skywalk right next Siam Discovery.

Website: http://www.siamcenter.co.th/

Opening Hours: 10:00 – 21:00
You can go here by BTS Siam.

Another Information:
– http://www.bangkok.com/shopping-mall/siam-center.htm
– http://www.bangkok.com/magazine/siam-center-foodcourt.htm

The food court or also known as Food Republic is nice, and easy to choose the food. You just have to buy card and top-up. I don’t know about this at first. So I just order, and the waiter ask me to top-up at the cashier. They are nice, would like to guide us.

I bought Fried pork with Rice, and it’s delicious.

Bangkok City Tour D5 # Thailand

Today, our Thai friends didn’t accompany us because they have to back to work. So today, We go by our own travelling skill. 😛

Our first place to visit is Madam Tussauds Bangkok. First, we rode MRT from HuayKwang Station to MRT Sukhumvit / BTS Asok, then change into BTS to Siam Centre, then change again to BTS Silom Line, stop at National Stadium.

BTS Mo Chit Line, ride this to go to BTS Siam

At first, we stop at Siam. And there’s no direction which exit to Siam Discovery Centre, where madam Tussauds take a place. Then we ask the information centre, and she said that we have to stop at National Stadium. So she help us to make our BTS card can be stop at BTS National Stadium, of course we have to pay the additional fee.

After arrive at National Stadium Station, then look for the exit to Discovery Centre. Then walk using sky walk.

The Siam Discovery Centre, open at 10:00, and we arrived there at 09:15. So we have to wait for 45 minutes. T_T

view from in front of Siam Discovery Entrance at skywalk

Web:
– http://www.siamdiscovery.co.th/main.php
– http://www.bangkok.com/shopping-mall/siam-discovery.htm
– http://www.madametussauds.com/bangkok/en/

Madame Tussaud’s history is a rich and fascinating one, with roots dating back to 1770s Paris. It was here that Madame Tussaud learnt to model wax likeness under the tutelage of her mentor, Dr Philippe Curtius. At the age of 17, she became the art tutor to King Louis XVI’s sister at the the Palace of Versailles and then, during the French Revolution, was hastily forced to prove her allegiance to the feudalistic nobles by making the death makes of executed aristrocrats. Madame Tussaud came to Britain in to early 19th century alongside a travelling exhibition of revolutionary relics and effigies of public heroes and rouges.

Explore the lives of the many notable people that shaped and influenced Asia and test your knowledge of history. Then discover how seemingly everyday objects can provide an insight into the lives of these important figures.

Finally, learn more about Princess Diana’s life as a young girl, married woman, mother, style icon and how she became the people’s princess.

I’m sure you know what’s inside Madam Tussauds. We can meet some actor / actress, President, famous people, but only their Model Wax.

The ticket fee is 800 Baht. But try to buy the ticket from travel agent, which you can see while go upstairs (Madam Tussauds was at 6th floor), and you will get the discount.

Address : Madame Tussauds, Siam Discovery, 6th Floor, 989 Rama 1 Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330

Just be patient when you come here and meet some group tour. Spend much times here, don’t plan anything important after this. So when there’s too many people take photos on 1 spot, just wait and take another photo of another spot which available at that area first. Then after they gone, you can freely take photos.

This poster available on the entrance
Thailand King & Queen

Then we go to Platinum Fashion Mall.

We walk trough the skywalk, passed Siam Paragon. And then go inside the Siam Paragon, until found Isetan. And out from Isetan. From there, just follow the road, until found Platinum Fashion Mall.

Website: http://www.platinumfashionmall.com/

We decided to separate, women and men. So that we can more explore.
Platinum Fashion Mall has 3 building. Unfortunately, we the woman, didn’t know about this. We only roaming around building 3. And we thought, why the mall was too small.

So we the women, finished shopping early than the men. Wowww… It’s record. Usually, the men whom waiting for us. haha..

Then we just found out, that there’s 3 building of Platinum Shopping Mall. They (the men), buy a lot. We (the women), buy just a little. T_T

But it’s okay, at least we have visited the famous Fashion Mall in Bangkok.

Open – Close
Sat, Sun, Wed: 08:00-20:00
Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 09:00-20:00

Address: The Platinum Fashion Mall, Juristic Person
222 11th Floor Petchburi Road, ThanonPetchburi, Ratchthevi Phone: 02-121-8000, Fax: 02-121-9009

At night, we decided to shopping again at Union Mall. This time, we go there by BTS and MRT.

First, from BTS Siam, we go to BTS Mo Chit, the last station of BTS Mochit Line. Then we exit from BTS station to go to MRT Chatuchak Market.

the view from bridge crossing
the view from bridge crossing

Today, is Thai people start to work after long weekend. So, it’s traffic.

From MRT Chatuchak, we go to MRT Phanon Yothin.
Union mall was more crowded than when we first come here. Our first come was when Queen’s Birthday celebration, so many people in Bangkok, went outside for vacation. Today, a lot of store were open.

After shopping for a while, then we go back to hotel. Today is the last day of the journey at Bangkok, Thailand.

Mcd # Bangkok – Thailand

Our simple dinner by Mcd at Central Plaza Grand Rama IX.

Wat Talingchan Floating Market # Bangkok – Thailand

When we take trip on boat at Chao Phraya River, we drop by Wat Talingchan Floating Market. It sells snack and food.

Bangkok City Tour D4 # Thailand

Today, our first visit place is The Grand Palace.

The Grand Palace (พระบรมมหาราชวัง)

The Grand Palace (พระบรมมหาราชวังPhra Borom Maha Ratcha Wang) is a complex of buildings at the heart of Bangkok, Thailand. The palace has been the official residence of the Kings of Siam (and later Thailand) since 1782. The king, his court and his royal government were based on the grounds of the palace until 1925. The present monarch, King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX), currently resides at Chitralada Palace, but the Grand Palace is still used for official events. Several royal ceremonies and state functions are held within the walls of the palace every year. The palace is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Thailand.

Credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Palace

The Grand Palace is divided into three main zones:
– The Outer Court, home to royal offices, public buildings and the Temple of Emerald Buddha;
– the Middle Court, which is where the most important residential and state buildings are;
– the Inner Court, which is exclusively reserved for the king, his queen and his consorts.

Getting there?
One of the easiest, and most pleasurable, ways is taking the BTS skytrain to Saphan Taksin station, located a top Sathorn “Central” Pier. From there, take a Chao Phraya River Express boat to Chang Pier, and then it’s a short walk to the Grand Palace’s main entrance.
Opening hours: daily from 8:30am to 3:30pm except during special royal ceremonies.

Entrance fee is 500 Baht.
It’s inclusive of access to :
> Wat Phra Kaeo,
> The Royal Thai Decorations & Coins Pavilion and Queen Sirikit Museum of Textile, which are located within the Grand Palace compound,
> Vimanmek Mansion Museum on Ratchawithi Road.
Additional 100 Baht for a rental personal audio guide in English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Japanese or Mandarin.

So this is why I suggest you came here first then the other’s palace. Because the ticket is inclusive. Don’t forget to take a brochure about grand palace based on your language.

Visitors are required to dress appropriately. These following clothes are strictly not allowed as outer garments for both ladies and gentlemen:
>>> Shorts
>>> Mini-Skirts
>>> Short Skirts
>>> Tight Fitting Trousers
>>> See-Through Shirts and Blouses, as well as culottes or quarter length trousers
>>> Sleeveless Shirts or Vests
>>> Sandals (without ankle or heel straps)
>>> Rolled-up-sleeved shirts
>>> Sweatshirts and Sweatpants
>>> Wind-Cheaters
>>> Pajamas
>>> Fisherman Trousers

Credit:
– http://www.tourismthailand.org/See-and-Do/Sights-and-Attractions-Detail/The-Grand-Palace–52
– http://www.grandpalacebangkok.com/

We parked the car a little far from Grand Palace, and the usual Parking Car already full. So we parked the car at a building car parking. It’s near Khao Shan Road. Then we ride Tuk-Tuk. It cost 50-60 Baht from there to Grand Palace.

When I came here, it’s Queen’s Birthday. So there’s a ceremony party inside the Grand Palace. But the tourists still can enter the site.

And when I came here, there’s so many people. Just imagine, only when you want to entering the entrance, you have to queue almost 45 minutes. Too many people come here. And we can’t took a good picture with many people surround.

After walk around the Grand Palace, time for boat touring the Chao Phraya River. It’s private boat, maybe only for 10-15 people.

The Chao Phraya (แม่น้ำเจ้าพระยา) is a major river in Thailand, with its low alluvial plain forming the centre of the country. It flows through Bangkok and then into the Gulf of Thailand.

Credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chao_Phraya_River

We road the boat at the pier in front of The Grand Palace. I didn’t pay attention of the pier number.

There is Chao Phraya Express Boat, that serve at public tranport. You can see the schedule and fares in here: http://www.chaophrayaexpressboat.com/en/home/

Here’s some scenery that we can took on boat.

After bout touring, we go to Wat Arun.

Wat Arun ” Temple of Dawn”

Wat Arun Ratchawararam Ratchawaramahawihan or Wat Arun, “Temple of Dawn” is a Buddhist temple (wat) in Bangkok Yai district of Bangkok, Thailand, on the Thonburi west bank of the Chao Phraya River. The temple derives its name from the Hindu god Aruna, often personified as the radiations of the rising sun. Wat Arun is among the best known of Thailand’s landmarks and the first light of the morning reflects off the surface of the temple with pearly iridescence. Although the temple had existed since at least the seventeenth century, its distinctive prang (spires) were built in the early nineteenth century during the reign of King Rama II.

This Wat or Buddhist temple is an architectural representation of Mount Meru, the center of the world in Buddhist cosmology. In the mythology of Tibetan Buddhism, Mount Meru is a place that simultaneously represents the center of the universe and the single-pointedness of mind sought by adepts. Thousands of miles in height, Meru is located somewhere beyond the physical plane of reality, in a realm of perfection and transcendence. The four-corner prang of Wat Arun, which house images of the guardian gods of the four directions, reinforces this mystical symbolism.

Credit:
– http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wat_Arun
– http://www.watarun.net/

The ticket fee is 50 Baht.
Our Thai friends said, they will wait us at coffee bar right next to Wat Arun. They said, they didn’t want to go to the top. Why?
We thought, it must be beautiful from the top.

But….

OMG~ The stair’s was steep, and the distance between each step was too high.

Becareful when you climb. But it’s worth, because after you arrive at the top, you will see the beautiful scene with view of Grand Palace and Chao Phraya River.

If you bring elder or children, I suggest to ask them to stay at the bottom or wait for you at the nearby cafe.

Don’t forget to preparing to go down, because it’s more difficult then go up. We have to extra careful. And, once arrive at the bottom, I felt that my leg is stiff. T_T

I think, once is enough to go to the top. Next time, we can enjoy the Wat Arun from the opposite of the river, and enjoy the sunrise. Our Thai friends said, you have to go there at 4 o’clock in the morning to get the sunrise.

And don’t forget to enjoy the sunset and the night scene too.
After that, we buy some drink at nearby coffee shop.

Then we ride the public boat which cost only 3 Baht to go back to the opposite of Wat Arun.

Wat Pho (วัดโพธิ์)

Wat Pho (วัดโพธิ์), is a Buddhist temple in Phra Nakhon district, Bangkok, Thailand. It is located in the Rattanakosin district directly adjacent to the Grand Palace. Known also as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, its official name is Wat Phra Chettuphon Wimon Mangkhlaram Ratchaworamahawihan (วัดพระเชตุพนวิมลมังคลารามราชวรมหาวิหาร). The temple is also known as the birthplace of traditional Thai massage.

Wat Pho is one of the largest and oldest wats in Bangkok (with an area of 50 rai, 80,000 square metres), and is home to more than one thousand Buddha images, as well as one of the largest single Buddha images of 160 ft length:[10] the Reclining Buddha (Phra Buddhasaiyas ะพุทธไสยาสน์). The Wat Pho complex consists of two walled compounds bisected by Soi Chetuphon running east–west. The northern walled compound is where the reclining Buddha and massage school are found. The southern walled compound, Tukgawee, is a working Buddhist monastery with monks in residence and a school.
Credit:
– http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wat_Pho

WatPo Thai Traditional Medical and Massage School
Welcome to the original Thai medical and massage school.Here the place where the heritage of Thais’ wisdoms in traditional medicine have been instructed and developed through a long and continually practical implementation.

Conform to the harmony living of human and nature including with a delicate and gentle character of traditional Thainess, Thai traditional massage and medicine is a folk medicine that have been broadly satisfied from time to time. Moreover, WatPoThai massage becomes one of the most world-wide recognized therapeutic and relaxing massage style.

Credit: http://www.watpomassage.com/2014/

The reclining Buddha is so big. We have to put our shoes / sandals inside the bag that they provided before entering the area. The ticket fee is 50 Baht. Open daily from 08:00 to 17:00 with a break on 12:00 to 13:00.

After walk surround, then we drop by Massage Room, to try Thai Massage. We try it for 30 minutes. But many people say, that it’s better if you try for 1 hour.

Before you got the massage, you have to queue. First, you registered, then you will got the queue number. That time, I spend 1 hour and half to queue.

While we traveling at Bangkok, we ride almost all public transportation. Private Car, Rent Car, Tuk-Tuk, and Boat. Now, we ride the bus back to car parking.

If our Thai friends didn’t accompany us, maybe we won’t ride the bus. Because we don’t know what bus number should we ride. Actually, we planned to ride Tuk-Tuk back to Parking Lot, but they said that Tuk-Tuk can’t pass the road back. Only one way road. So we ride the bus.

We ride the bus from Wat Pho to Khao Shan Road. Our parking car near Khao Shan Road.

We rode bus no 11.

Because It’s Queen’s birthday, so for Thai Tradition, at Queen’s birthday, they eat dinner together with their mom. So Our Thai Friends send us to Central Plaza Grand Rama IX.

Picture Credit: http://www.centralplaza.co.th/grandrama9/index.php

We ask them to drop us here because the mall near our hotel. We can use MRT, only 2 station from MRT Huay Kwang. If you want to go here, just stop at MRT Rama 9 exit 2 at level B Central Plaza Grand Rama IX.

We walk around the mall for a while. Then go back to Hotel.

Once arrive at MRT Huay Kwang, then we remember The Mansion 7 just nearby. So we drop by The Mansion 7 first to take some photos.

From the www.bangkok.com, I read that Mansion 7 is a Mall. See this information:

Mansion 7 is a theme mall with a bizarre twist. It’s dark, creepy, and ‘haunted’ by a legend about its late owner’s daughter – so the story goes. The ghost resides in the Dark Mansion, the mall’s main attraction, while the neglected garden awaits you with unique shops and restaurants. From the main entrance on Ratchadapisek Road, Mansion 7 stands like a giant nest with a claw waiting to gobble up passers-by. Upon entering, the Neglected Garden greets you with a fascinating range of shops and eateries. Beyond the garden is the playground zone, a large fairground space lit by a blood-red moon, surrounded by more theme restaurants and bars. The main highlight, the two-storey Dark Mansion or haunted house, awaits at the far end with its curiously creepy façade – and occasional shrieks and screams from those still ‘trapped’ inside.
(http://www.bangkok.com/shopping-mall/mansion7.htm)

But when I came there, our Thai friends said that Mansion 7 is a night club. And open from 18:00 to 02:00.
Address: Ratchadapisek Soi 14

Web: http://www.themansion7.com/

We can hear the loud music from the front side.

Actually, the guard didn’t let us take picture at first. But because the language barrier, so he know that we are foreigner then let us to take picture.

We spend a little time in here then go back to hotel for rest. Good night..

Kopitiam Central Plaza Lardprao # Bangkok – Thailand

We ate dinner at Central Plaza Lardprao, at Kopitiam.