Monthly Archives: May 2015

Just shots around Bangkok

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So while walking around town in Bangkok we saw this performance…this Asian kids are rolling with hip pop dance off… and it’s free just sit and watch and laugh…

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We all look shock to see the dance off…

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This was in front of a mall we just came across…LOL!!!

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He is all about Batman….

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He thinks he will grow up to be iron man….

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And he loves fast bike riding too…yeap he is a boy and his definetly a Manns boy….

Keep up with the Manns’  Journey…we are exploring the world one flight at a time….

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Weekend Market in Mo chit

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Today kids and got out of our area sukhumvit and went all the way to Mo Chit….took the BTS.

It was a nice ride…even on a Sunday the BTS was packed with people. I guess all of us going to the weekend market.

We got there and got some lunch and rented a mat for THB 20 to to sit and just relax and feel the breeze and watching people walk by and kids playing around. 

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Picnic time

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Juicy grilled chicken

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My papaya salad…

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Terminal 21 mall selfies….

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On our way to the grocery store before visit to terminal 21 mall…

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At terminal 21 mall…they having an event called sweets city

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Check out my selfie pro Aasha

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So exhusted at this point…

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Cup cake pose

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Got to get in on the action…

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Thai people always got new invention…that’s an ice cream in a cone…LOL!!! And my 5yr old did enjoy every bite…

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Visit to Grand Palace and the Ryclining Budha

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So for our large family sometimes using the Tour agency is not to our benefit. So I did a little research to see how our family can go to the Grand Palace Temple and the reclining Buddha for the Fraction of price this tour agents are trying to charge us.

Well the tour agency will pick us up from our apartment and our total trip to Grand Palace and the reclining Buddha will be $400 for all 6 of us.

Now let me tell you what it cost us…..We took a meter taxi, got there and hired a tour guide by the gate, did the grand palace, did a 1 hour canal boat ride ( which is not part of the tour company program), did the reclining Buddha and took a taxi back to MBK mall…and all cost us $165…now tell me that’s not an awesome savings there…and all it took was a little internet research.

It was all worth it and now I think most of our tours will be self done…

some great pictures below

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Selfie right in front of the Grand palace Temple

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magnificent photos

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Europe meets Thai…building

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my protector…

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Just before our Tour

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Hello there

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funny story on this one…Monkey and the demon carrying the gold piece on their head. Money is laughing because he is in the middle and not stressing…demon looks mad because he is doing all the work…thats the story.

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The demon who was bad at one point now is the protector of the Palace

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OK now sure what this one is…

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everyone had to take a pic…

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cheese

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I love this place…full of gold

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another evil protector…now doing good

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So this was at the reclining Buddha…the coin wish…you donate THB 20 and you take a bowl full of coins and you make a wish by dropping them into this pots…pretty awesome

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She is wishing a lot

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The reclining Buddha

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We got a selfie in

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Our Canal boat ride

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Beautiful Canal boat ride

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so we saw this signs at the Temple pretty funny and our tour guide also told us about it …you will think people will have a little more respect for the building and what it stands for…

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what we saw while riding the boat…an aligator sun bathing..LOL!!!

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Adopting a Thai baby into our Family

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So my kids think we should adopt a Thai baby…LOL!!! After all them babies we have they still think I should have one more boy and if I don’t was to then We should adopt a Thai baby.

Aasha fell in love with this baby… super funny…and cute…

Baby factory close on this side….LOL!!!!

Bangkok selfie marathon

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Today we bought a selfie stick and you know what that means….more selfies all around the world.

Enjoy our first proper selfies around bangkok….more to come

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That’s my new bangkok tech lady

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Constant selfie on the go….

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We are addicted to Bangkok Street food…

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Wow!!!
That’s all we can say…Bangkok Street food is yummy…our family seem to be getting very addicted to all the varieties we get from Bangkok Street food.

Check this pictures out. Went out with my oldest Destiny and we will sure be back at that place. Tasty and flavorful.

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The street food stand

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You pick live seafood and they grill right in front of you. 5min and your freshly grilled seafood is served…awesome…

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Grilled river shrimp…

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Grill pineapple chicken..yummy!!!

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Some banana wrap stuff
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Banana wrap up and sprinkle with condensed milk…yummy
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Grill chicken
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My little world explorer is loving Thailand….who said homeschool kids don’t get to socialize…the kid is on the street talking to Thai people about everything.  Now that is super exciting.

Bangkok rocks….

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Visit to the Mauy Thai fight gym

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Today we visited lots of Mauy Thai gym. Which is suppose to be one of the fights we must learn while here in bangkok.

We visited one by a famous instructor Master Toddy.
He trains lots of Hollywood guys. One of his student is David (screen name Tommy) in power rangers. Now when you have a 5yr old boy and you mention anything about power rangers they go wild. So my son was so excited and ready to start the fight….LOL!!

So Master Toddy gave our 5yr old Mj a gift that he probably will cherish forever it’s a autograph of David in power ranger picture. Mj was so excited.
Pictures below will show how he held the picture while walking the streets of bangkok just smiling.

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After we visited another Mauy Thai gym and here are some few pictures.

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After our visits to the Mauy Thai gyms we decided to visit the emporium mall….well it’s really the mall for people who love designer clothing and shoes and bags….a lot of bling  bling….LOL!!!

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Our day in bangkok keeps getting exciting.

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First Date Night In Bangkok

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Date nights are always super fun because I get to dress up by my girls most of the time…LO!!!

And from the moment our date night starts Marcus and I just focus on each other. Nothing else matters.  Just great laughs and remembering all the years we have spent together. The good times and not so exciting times.

We usually start the date off with him asking me what shirt he should wear today? Then the next question is usually where and what would I like to do.

Well in Bangkok that question really is hard to answer because there is so much to do just on the streets of Bangkok.

So last night on our date night we decided to do something we have never done before that is both getting a Thai massage in Bangkok in the same room….So we asked our landlord Taka to recommend a place for us.

He told us to go to Thong lor road on Sukhumvit 55. We live on Sukhumvit 59  so it really a walking distance from our apartment and with so much to see while walking there is no need taking a taxi.

But then it started raining really hard. But we got to the place before the rain started pouring down.

So in Bangkok when you go in to get a massage they have a seated area and you sit there while they wash your feet with soap and water. pretty interesting.

After they took us to the massage room which only had curtains and a foam on the floor. The Thai massage is done without the oils. ( at least the one we did and most of the Thai massage places)

A 60min Thai massage cost us $6 each. Now tell me why anyone will go for years before getting a Thai massage. The price is just right.

After we walked around Thonglor to soi 13 to have some dinner and we found a place that had great food on soi 13. We had sushi which I have now come to really love to eat.

below is our dessert which was really good too. it’s a honey toasted huge bread filled with ice cream, bananas and some whip cream. when it arrived at our table we had a jaw dropping moment because the bread was so big. In Ghana we call that bread Butter bread.

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After dinner we decided to go to the movies. So we took a taxi and went to the movies close to our apartment. Believe me they had movies that will start showing at 11pm….What!!! that’s what I said.

While in the movie theater watching the thrillers of other new movies coming up. We had a pause and everyone in the movie theater had to stand up and pay respect to the King of Bangkok….it was weird but I wish we did that in our country. While we are standing and they are playing some music in Thai language. They had pictures of the King helping people on the screen. It’s really a cool experience. And I must say Thai people are very proud of their country and their King.

So we got to watch Mad Max which I find it a very weird movie to watch. But I enjoyed it and movie was done at 1am. So we then got into a taxi  and went home.

So Date night to remember….Bangkok rock.