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I bought this six months ago and when I booked my trip to Kuala Lumpur for the 17th of October, I knew I wouldn’t be able to go. I knew then that I had to give this away.
THE CATCH. I am going to be straightforward and honest with this- you have to pay for the first night before you can avail of this for free, go figure.

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How to win this?
1. Visit my blog.
2. Click ‘follow’.
3. Wait for the draw date- October 1, 2014
I will be posting the winner on my blog so visit it from time to time just to check if you won. I will also be sending the winner a personal email so we can talk about how you can get your hands on this voucher.

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This could be your next posh getaway with the family to somewhere exotic! Join now!

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Five million Google accounts have been leaked apparently. This is days after Hollywood stars’ explicit photos have been out online. I didn’t know a commoner like me would be affected. I have always been queasy about having a Google account. I am glad I only use it for maintenance like subscriptions or anywhere random that needs my email address.

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How to know if yours have been leaked?
Go to isleaked.com and type your account name. You can also check all your other accounts whether it has been leaked or not. Then go to your account and change your password immediately. Make sure to write it down somewhere just in case you forget it.


‘Every sip is a success story.’

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No. This is not their tag line. Might as well be, but no. This is what my roommate quipped after comparing it to starbucks, which is right across the lobby from D&L at the Sathorn Square building in Chong Nonsi. A brief back story to this is when I made a public announcement to cease patronizing starbucks because they are supporting a cause I do not want to support.

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Krungsri Credit Card sent me a ‘buy one, get one’ voucher along with all the other promos they send me monthly with the bill so I decided to use that today as a taste test. D&L has a rep to be pricey in this neck of the woods and I am not one to spend a fortune on something just to be adventurous.

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THE TASTE TEST
THE SANDWICH. 190baht sounds ridiculous for a staple. Wait until you’ve taken a bite.

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The. Cheese. IS. Di.Vine. Period.
To the ranks of comfort food! I’m on a tighter belt recently and this is the perfect splurge I can afford from time to time.
THE DRINKS. At 160baht, a large iced coffee does sound very hi-so. But compared to SB, D&L is more generous with their caramel on their caramel macchiato. Luuuuuurve that they are!*insert heart* and the latte wasn’t that bad either. There were no fireworks going off and none of us defied gravity but it was a great escape from the ghosts of SB aftertaste.

20140903-155859.jpg Plus SB now sounds too mainstream! If I want that kind of mainstream, I’ll get it for 20baht at the pak soi, LOL. Whereas DEAN & DELUCA…say it with me: DEAN & DELUCA. Doesn’t it pop? Haha.

20140903-160357.jpg THE GOODIES. This is the mission next visit. Get something for branding. I have too many SB tumblers and pouches. They need to be replaced soon.

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WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR? Their New York cheesecake! I am not a big cheesecake girl except for Japanese Miki OjiSan No Mise but I got a bite for tastetest and it left me wanting more.

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I definitely enjoyed their quiet nook and comfy seats plus unlimited WIFI. It’s definitely not a trip to the moon and back so, until next time.

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I just made it to the list of travel bloggers on the directory of the Best Blogs of Thailand.

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HOW TO APPLY:
The application process was swift and easy:
1. Open the Thailand Bloggers landing page.
2. Suggest your blog. Click here to fill up the form.
3. You will then receive responses via Twitter and email and find your blog on the list in a matter of minutes, in my case.
Easy peasy!


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.