Category: Fashion and Fetish



Been hearing about Talad Rodfai moving close to where I live and have always wanted to pay a visit but never got to for nearly a year now. It used to be situated near Chatuchak market and have earned its reputation so I was curious as to how it is faring in the new location.

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WHERE IS IT?
Talad Rodfai is ‘train market’ in Thai. It is open 7 days a week from 5pm to 1am. It is now seated between Seacon Square and Paradise Mall along Srinakarin road. It is very easy to spot with the huge vintage boat crested on an outpost as landmark along Srinakarin Road.

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Right at the entrance, one can not tell that it is a long row of shops fashioned like an old vintage train turned into a night market.

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But as you snake through an endless coil of shops, everything is going to make sense with the help of vintage details you can’t help but stare in amazement.

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VINTAGE FURNISHINGS
Restaurants and shops were religious at making use of vintage furniture. It is recycling at its best with a twist of vintage.

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Old train/bus seats like these make a really fabulous vintage vibe.

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Tables from old sewing machines are clever ways of turning junk into fab furniture.

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Old rustic type of door panels with classic door jambs are way too fab to ignore.

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VINTAGE ACCESSORIES
RICKSHAWS date back to the late 1800 and is still seen in old towns across Thailand.

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Old kegs and metal benches are sprawled along the trail and one has to go against the flow of the crowd to stop and enjoy a good seat and relax his aching feet.
LITTLE VINTAGE NOOKS
Talking about resting aching feet from the long walks, train car gaps slash in between shops, there is always a little vintage furnished nook that shoppers can sit, relax and maybe enjoy a look chin or a styrofoam of somtam before moving on.

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Talad Rodfai made sure every nook is something people remember it by with French style furniture or Thai style tables and chairs.

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VINTAGE ART WORK
The whole length offers a vast variety of artpieces and this is one of the many that caught my attention.

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SHOPPING
Shopping? Oh, gosh I forgot to do that! Hahaha! But one can find pretty much anything along the ranks of night market there. Pets are also major and so is dining and bars but I was too caught up otherwise. I will try to post some of that nature next time I visit.

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This place is highly recommendable especially for tourists when in Bangkok.

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I have been sick as a horse these past week and decided on rekindling my knitting skills. Years ago, my swedish sister brought us a bunch of knitting sticks from Sweden and taught us the basics like casting on, purl stitching and sock stitching. I forgot all about it but Youtube has everything to refresh one’s memory.

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I went to get some yarns at Daiso for 60bucks a ball. Soon, I was well on my way to my very first knitting project. It took me awhile to keep track on the counting but I enjoyed doing and re-doing it.

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I wasn’t sure what’s the count for casting on for an adult-size beannie so I started with 40. No sooner did I find out it wasn’t wide enough and ended off with an infant hat.

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When I got to the point where I needed to put the edges together, I couldn’t find any tutorials on it on Youtube. I had to figure it out on my own. Boy, was it fun!

Then I clipped one of my flower pins to give a finished look.

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Next project up is a stuffed teddy bear I g ot that is meant for crochet. I don’t crochet so this is going to be challenging.


December 13-22 at the Queen Sirikit Convention Centre. Opens from 10am until 8pm. This year it’ll be about the perfect kind of gifts you are looking to give this Christmas season, decorative trinkets and the usual brand names from shoes, bags, perfume, to clothing of both genders and all ages.

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This is something I have religiously been going to year after year. Not because I love to splurge, but exactly the opposite- to get good bargains. Below is the link that will take you to a tour of the long list of brands that will be participating:

Thailand Best Buys 2013


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Thailand’s silk authority JIM THOMPSON is holding its Year-End Sale again this year from Friday, 6 to Sunday, 8 December at BITEC, Hall 106, Bangna.

The Sale opens from 10 am – 5 pm.

Last year, I got some really good stuff- handbags at 50% off, shoebags, purses and shirts that were perfect Christmas gifts to friends and loved ones. Most of them I brought to Kuala Lumpur to give to my Malaysian family- the Hunts.

I also got to buy honey with honeycomb in jars. There were loads of organic stuff, too. That year, I also got myself a loyalty card.

This year, with a termination and a condo I am paying for, I have a steep chance of going there. Maybe next year or as the Lord blesses me.

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For more information, please contact 02-762-2800.


I just had my watch done. Its a 2004 Athens Olympics commemorative Swatch watch and one of its hinges was lose.

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So I went to a watch service center at The Mall Ramkhamhaeng and was ready with 500baht for fees. When the repair guy handed me the watch, I asked ‘Tao rai kha?’ The guy just brushed me off and said, ‘Oh, mai pen rai kha!’ I was delighted and surprised. Then I remembered it was the second time I had this watch repaired for nothing.

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I am beginning to think, this watch has something in it that says ‘Repair Fees Waived Forever’ or something because the other guy who had his watch readjusted was asked to pay 100 baht. Mine even took longer than his did!

This is life in Thailand. Too many happy surprises. No wonder I have lived here for 10 years now and I am still gushing about this country and its people. God bless, Thailand!