Saturday 28 February 2009

Saturday outing on Pracha Uthit Road - Halal food in Bangkok

9.00 a.m.
It's Saturday again. Initially we wanted to have breakfast near Masjid Suan Plu but decided to try going to Pracha Uthit Road instead. Praca Uthit Road is connected to Suksawat Road, across River Chao Phraya via Rama IX Bridge. It's about 10km from our place. It's a long stretch of road and with many masjid on it.Our first finding was the 'Pai Hok Hok' or Go 66 restaurant.

It's named after the soi where it's located which is Soi Pracha Utit 66(Soi Rong Rian Muhamaddiyah) as shown below:

I had a delicious bowl of 'khao tom khai sai kai duai' chicken porridge with egg and 'cha dum yen' iced tea while Keiron had chicken porridge, chicken sandwich and 'cha ron' hot tea. Our breakfast cost THB 68 (RM6.80) only.

While having breakfast, we left our car to be washed at this place and since it was still not done when we finished our breakfast, we decided to go for 'nuat Thai', a session of Thai massage just across the road. The 'lang rot' car wash cost THB 80.

10.00-11.30 a.m.
We had a good and refreshing one and a half hour session of Thai massage at Sabai-Sabai. It was only THB 250 per person. We'll definitely visit this place again, soon.
11.45 a.m.
On the way back home, after the massage, I saw a Muslim restaurant selling roast duck. We decided to stop and try it out. Anyway, we were hungry again after the massage session.

This is Ibrahim Restaurant, specializes in Chinese cuisines. It serves duck, chicken and beef, with rice or noodles and not forgetting dim sum.

Yummy crispy, roast duck

Khun Ibrahim, the owner.

Pictures of food available

Chicken and shrimp din sum: THB 30 for 6 pieces.

Roast duck with steamed rice: THB 35

Roast duck soup: THB 35

We stopped by at Masjid Alistikhomah, at Soi Pracha Uthit 69, next to the Petronas petrol station near Siam Jusco, which is about 500m from Ibrahim Restaurant to perform Zuhur prayer.

1.15 p.m.
After prayers, we decided to walk to Arabika Coffee, a local chain coffee shop. I had a tall glass of iced cappucino while Keiron had a cup of hot cafe latte.
1.30 p.m.
We finally decided to go home but made a u-turn when I saw a market with lots of Muslim vendors. Next to the market are two rows of bazaar with a few Halal food outlets.

A halal cafe serving western dishes. We were too full to try the food here, We''ll definitely be back soon.

The menu on the wall.

Another bevarage kiosk.

Roast duck with rice or noodle stall.

He sells serunding.

Clockwise: dried fish crisp, dried fish crisp with sesame seed, deep fried soft shelled crab. I got a pack of the crispy crab for THB 25 only.
That was how we spent our Saturday morning and afternoon: food marathon, he,he,he.
Finally got home at 2.30 p.m. and later had a dip in the pool at 4.30 pm. It's now 7.15 p.m. and waiting for our cousin, Johan to come over. We'll be having dinner together but havent decided on where to take him. Most of the Muslim eateries close at 6p.m.

Friday 27 February 2009

The One Hair Style: Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok

(August 2009: Regret to inform you that this salon is no longer in operation.)

Recently I accidentally found this salon not far from the SEAMEO Secretariat, on Sukhumvit Road. Take the BTS, Sukhumvit line towards On Nut and alight at Thonglor station. Walk towards the direction of Ekkamai on the right side of the road.It's located near Sukhumvit Soi 40, between the S.K. Tower and a new condo which is under construction. The owner, Khun Pakanun, is offering great prices for all services offered at her salon till 31st. May 2009. She feels that this is the best time for her to share her profits with her customers. I had a cooling hair-spa which cost only THB 180 (RM18). Manicure and pedicure cost THB 100 each.
The entrance

Some of the products used here.

Price List
Hair Wash:
Normal Shampoo: THB 60
Bed head/Cat walk shampoo: THB 100-150
Hair Cut (Men & Women): THB 100
Hair Colour:THB 300 - 500
Spa + Hair Repair:THB 200 - 300
Rebonding: THB 500 - 1200
Manicure/Pedicure:THB 100
For every ten services purchased, you'll be entitled to a free service during your 11th visit to the salon.
Since Khun Pakanun runs her salon on her own, it would be good to make an appointment before popping in to avoid disappointment.
Wait no more... contact Khun Pakanun for an appointment and visit the One Hair Style today!!!
Ms Pakanun Phuangphua
S.K. Tower 858 Sukhumvit Rd.,Phrakanong,
Klongtoey District,Bangkok 10110, Thailand

Mobile : (66) 089 2205 911, (66) 086 986 0863
June 2009
Khun Pakanun would like extend her gratitude to all her customers for their continuing support. Kindly take notice that the above promotion has ended and below is the new price list effective from 1st June 2009:
Wash Blow dry / สระไดร์ THB 100-200.
Hair Cut / ตัดผม THB 300.
Hair Colour / ทำสีผม THB 1000.
Hair Repair / อบไอน้ำ THB 300.
Rebonding / ยืดผมถาวร THB 1000.
Manicure-Pedicure / ทำเล็บมือ - เท้า THB 200

Wednesday 18 February 2009

Courses offered by Medium Books & Consultancy in March 2009

1. KURSUS PEMANTAPAN BAHASA [EJAAN & KATA] (10-11 Mac 2009) di Pearl Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.
Sebuah bengkel dua hari untuk pegawai dan pembantu tadbir, setiausaha, pensyarah, guru-guru, editor, wartawan, dan kakitangan kerajaan bagi membantu mereka memantapkan keterampilan bahasa masing-masing.
Peserta dibimbing untuk menguasai sistem ejaan dan pembentukan kata serta didedahkan dengan pelbagai kesilapan dalam ejaan dan penggunaan kata. Pembimbing: Prof. Emeritus Dr Nik Safiah Karim dan Prof. Dr Abdul Hamid Mahmood.

2. KURSUS MENULIS SURAT RASMI & MINIT MESYUARAT (12-13 Mac 2009) di Pearl Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.
Sebuah bengkel intensif dua hari untuk pegawai dan pembantu tadbir, setiausaha, pensyarah, dan kakitangan kerajaan bagi membantu mereka memperbaiki kemahiran dalam menulis surat rasmi dan minit mesyuarat.
Peserta dibimbing proses dan prosedur untuk menghasilkan surat rasmi dan minit mesyuarat yang berkesan. Pembimbing: En. Khalid Mazlan daripada Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.

3. KURSUS MEMAHAMI MEMAHAMI PENERBITAN (15-19 Mac 2009) di Avillion Legacy, Melaka.
Sebuah kursus empat hari dan satu hari lawatan industri untuk staf penerbitan, pensyarah, dan pegawai tadbir bagi mendalami pelbagai aspek dalam penerbitan daripada proses penulisan hinggalah penyuntingan, perekaan, percetakan dan penjualan bahan terbitan. Peserta akan diberi bimbingan untuk memahami pelbagai proses dan tugas dalam penerbitan. Pembimbing terdiri daripada ahli akademik dan pengamal industri penerbitan tempatan.

Untuk makluman lanjut, sila layari laman web untuk memuat turun brosur atau hubungi:


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Monday 2 February 2009

Metro Park Sathorn: Shuttle Van Schedule

The dedicated drivers (from left): Kheng, Nok, Dick, Kheng, Phok & Wansai.

From Metro Park to Krung Thonburi BTS Station
0600, 0630,0700,0730,0800, 0830, 0900, 0930, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1500, 1600, 1700 hrs

From Krung Thonburi BTS Station (Exit 3) to Metro Park
1700, 1730, 1800, 1815, 1830, 1845, 1900, 1915, 1930, 1945, 2000, 2015, 2030, 2045, 2100, 2115, 2130, 2200 hrs

From Metro Park to Krung Thonburi BTS Station
0700, 0800, 0830, 0900, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1800 hrs

From Krung Thonburi BTS Station (Exit 3) to Metro Park
1730, 1800 1830, 1900, 1930, 2000, 2030, 2100, 2130, 2200 hrs

Fee: THB20 per trip

Sunday 1 February 2009

My home at Metro Park Sathorn, Bangkok : 1 Feb 2009-30 June 2011

Block entrance

Master bedroom

Guest room

Raissa (prik kenoo)

From left: Sarane, prik kenoo, horapa