Friday, May 27, 2016

Thailand 2016 | Shopping Haul from Chatuchak, JJ Mall & Local Bangkok Markets

I'm back from my 32nd Muai Thai Camp birthday trip!! #YOLO It was an amaaaaaazing experience. Much more satisfying than I expected and I can't wait to share more about it with you. And I will, I will.. I promise!!! ੧(❛▿❛✿)੭

Right after I sort out all the photos, videos and notes I jotted down about the trip. My trainers took some photos for me too and I'm waiting for them to send those over as well. 

If you've been following my on-the-go updates on Facebook, Instagram and also recently Snapchat {add me at @AiSakuraHaruka}, you'd see that most of the time, I actually stayed in camp to rest and relax since I had early runs each morning and 2 Muay Thai training sessions each day. Pretty intensive.

The training site was rather out of Bangkok city centre so not near any of the usual touristy attractions or shopping areas at all. I didn't intend to go there to shop, eat or massage as I usually do when I'm in BKK though - just train - so it was ok.

There were some markets for the locals nearby which I bought some stuff from and it was a really nice, authentic Thai experience. There was none of the "touristy" stuff and most of the stall owners did not speak English actually. Thank goodness I'm rather good at communicating with others who don't speak any of my languages {good practice from all my travels & previous work}.. and charades haha

Only during the weekend, I made my way down to Chatuchak Market to shop as a special birthday treat (⌒▽⌒)☆

Overall my shopping haul from this trip is {relatively} small but thought I'd share it anyway since I haven't made a shopping haul video in ages, and it serves as a reminder to myself of what I bought too haha. I had time to make the video on the last day before I flew off...

I'm kinda mad over cute rompers now and bought a few this trip. Wore this one on my birthday.. the first time in that week I was actually out of my fitness clothes and probably the first time in many years I wasn't actually wearing a dress on my birthday haha

Check out my shopping haul video above or on my YouTube channel if it isn't showing properly. If you've seen my previous shopping haul / vlog videos you'd know that I usually do it in 1 take with little / no editing so they might be a bit long. Sit back, relax and watch with some popcorn hahaha.

I'd be posting my Muai Thai training videos too so subscribe to my YouTube channel if you don't want to miss them! Stay tuned to the upcoming blog post on my Muay Thai training camp experience at Khongsittha, Bangkok too! xox

Other Shopping Haul videos:



Cherry said...

Ai!!! You made me want to fly to Bangkok now, as in noooow! Haha! I want all those cute rompers, pastel coloured enamel mugs and wooden plates.

Theresa Mahoney said...

What a fun haul you picked up! I burst our laughing over fat Ariel. I totally want that shirt now!

Jenn said...

I cant wait for yr Muai Thai post! You have really place yr exercise regime on high priority! So love!

Stacy said...

Haha not surprised you found time to shop and things to buy. :p

--andy-- said...

Wow Muai Thai! Thanks for sharing the shopping tips too :)

cheers, Andy

lup wai said...

You make me miss BKK so much! I feel like flying there now!

Mumsand Babies said...

Last time when I went to Bangkok, I have missed shopping at this place as it was too crowded to shop with a baby.

alissa apel said...

I like that colorful dresses to. So much more detail than clothes here. The elephants on your dress are so neat!

I bet the rompers are super comfortable. My only problem with straps on the rompers is that I'm big busted. I have to wear I really supportive bra. Around the house I'd wear them though.

All the prints are so neat!

Little Pumpkin is going to be so excited when you give her those headbands.

I've never seen bubble bath powder. We just have bubble bath liquid here.

I'd love the cloud, bear, and apple plates.

We have Colgate here, but not the other brand of toothpaste.

I'd love to go shopping in Bangkok! I always love to see what you buy in different places.

coffeeandtoastmama said...

Waiting to read ur muay thai post. Love your bkk hauls. Makes me wanna go shopping too!

Debs G from Owls Well said...

Wah shopping in BKK looks like so much fun! I get so intimidated in large markets but this doesn't look too stressful.

Jacqualine Chan said...

The rompers are so nice!! I have a love-hate relationship with shopping in Bangkok because most of their sizes cannot fit me, yet they all look so pretty!!!

Masshole Mommy said...

Now I want to fly over there and go shopping!!! Look at all that good stuff.

Susan said...

I love those enamel cups you got! Nothing beats shopping in BKK and I'll love to return again this year for more of their local delicacies, shopping and massages. This training trip must have been meaningful for your 32nd birthday :)

Grace said...

It's been ages since I've been to Thailand! What a great way to celebrate your birthday. Looking very cute in the romper too. Love it! x

indah nuria Savitri said...

Bangkok is always a great place for shopping...come and visit Indonesia as well Ai. You'll have a great shopping time as well there :)