Songkran Bitches

It’s Songkran!

Warning: photo, title, text probably not related. I’m a experienced SHPer I know.

Phaya area during Songkran sometimes reminds me of Tokyo streets, maybe because of less traffic during this time of the year!

Thanks to Songkran, taxi is still possible, I remember before in BKK, a couple of times I have to tell taxi driver to stop and walk the way instead of waiting in traffic for hours.

Tuktuk is our disco, tuktuk driver is dj.

End of the night.

Why not much food posts from this trip besides in Malaysia? Forgot to take foodie photos always! Have to remember today!

Siam BKK

My last trip to BKK was almost 7 years ago, time really flies!

I don’t remember much of the city to be honest, because back then I almost had never travelled to the tropic, so I couldn’t stand the tropic sun. Except for a few day escape to the jungle to the north of Bangkok, my Bangkok trip was simply to stay in any shopping center in Siam and to eat Thai food.

Apparently I changed a lot, nowadays I can walk for hours under the tropic sun without a problem. I guess this time I’ll finally visit palace and temples, as I didn’t go to any of those in my last trip lol.

But firstly, the same old best Siam!

I don’t think I remember much.

Some random pictures.

Siam Center is so cool hahaha, full of cute Korean makeup shops haha.

Some Songkran pictures! In Si Lom Road, Bangkok.

Greetings from BKK!

I never knew Songkran was crazy like this?

Photo taken in Si Lom Road, where Bangkok’s major water fight cemebration takes place. The whole street was made car free so people can walk and fight.

Silom road

More Silom road

Water everywhere

Fight fight. Our guns are useless tho.

Also street food stalls everywhere!

Photos is blurry because i had to use waterproof case and it somehow got blurry because of water.

Tuktuk to RCA.

“Where are you from?”

I’ve never thought about this question much before.

But then when I’m travelling, it’s always the first question they ask about me. “Where are you from? Chinese? Korean?”

Why does it matter so much? But I’m too nice so I never tell them “why does it matter?” Maybe I should tell them from now on.

“Where are you from?”

Tricky question, isn’t it! My English isn’t the best, I see this question similar like where you were born, but it also doesn’t make sense.

I was born in China, and spent most of my life so far in China, most of my education happened in China, Mandarin is the only language I can say I can speak fluently.

Does it mean I should tell people I’m from China? But still why does it matter?

To be honest, nowadays I feel more if a culture shock when I’m in China than when I’m in Europe.

Sometimes I think it’s not because I’ve been living outside China long enough, even when I live in China, I didn’t agree with a lot of common values there and find a lot of topics people are interested in not so interesting to me.

If someone living abroad for 20 years, should they say they are from the residence country? How about 30 years? It just doesn’t work this way, it all depends on how people view and identify themselves I believe.

Maybe I think too much about people asking where I’m from. Maybe they just curious because some people mistake me as Japanese or Korean.

But also it’s a dangerous question that I try to avoid asking others nowadays when I meet new friends. Because it’s too easy to categorize people this way.

Where I’m from isn’t important, which languages I speak isn’t important either. I don’t have to represent a certain group of people based on their nationality. I’m a citizen of this planet who happens to live in different countries, to speak a few (broken) languages and to travel around a bit.