Saturday, October 29, 2005


I'm blogging from Bangkok! Sitting in the Executive Lounge of the Royal Orchid Sheraton which has an amazing view of the Chao Phraya River. What a busy river! Barges carrying sand, river taxis and lots of other small boats. Very picturesque. My friends, Cynthia and Graeme, has treated me to this stay with them. Our room has the same amazing view!

This trip to Bangkok is a treat for me. Purely self-indulgent. For the first time since I've become a mom, I am travelling without PT and kids. Getting to the airport alone was weird. I only needed to bring what was needed for myself. No need for hand luggage filled with wet wipes, change of clothes for both kids, water bottles, etc. I checked in my baggage in the airport and was walking around with just a pouch around my waist. I had two hours to kill in the airport and it felt like an eternity 'coz there were no kids around to distract me. Normally, I would have to hold one child's hand, backpack on my back. Patrick will have the stroller with him, hopefully with the other child in it or one of us will be handling the stroller and a kid and a backpack. At the same time, look out for the departure gate and answer a million questions from Miss Know-It-All. Now that Adam is speaking as well and asking "Why?", we have questions from two kids to deal with. Yesterday, it was I, Me and Mine. Felt strange....

Last night, for the first time in 6 years, I slept through the night! Bliss! I missed having my kids sleeping next to me though.

Yes, I do miss my kids but I am certainly having fun too. I'll be going shopping soon. No need to worry if kids need to have lunch at 12.00pm or if they need to use the bathroom. I get to shop till I drop (or when I run out of money lah).



Blogger Inner-Me said...

Wah lau! In bangkok also can blog... So much time on hands, go shopping or spa or massage mah... I'm sure you are having loads of fun! Enjoy!

12:15 am  
Blogger Adriene said...

have lots of fun! i'm a big fan of bangkok and the glorious food :)

3:07 am  
Anonymous midnite lily said...

i sure hope u shop urself silly at chak tu chak!! ^_^ enjoy ur holiday!!

6:12 am  
Blogger Lian said...

Best of both worlds Min. You get to relax and self indulge then come home and enjoy all the family chaos. Heheheh. Glad you did it.

10:08 pm  

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