Thursday, June 07, 2007

Eil's trip

Hey Doggies... I see that some of you managed to guess where Eil went. And you're right.. It's Bangkok and the 2nd picture is their famous hot and spicy Tom Yum Soup. There are news of social unrest there but while Eil was there she felt pretty safe moving around the tourist area. She did check with the hotel staff if it was safe to go to certain place before she went out and there was no news (that's coz they only watched MTV channel in the hotel) or alert that they should stay away from any place.

The malls there are HUGE! They go out of the hotel around 10am everyday and dont return till after 10.30pm. And after 5 days there, the 2 of them have not cover all parts of the mall yet.

Eil and her friend travel around Bangkok mostly on the BTS Skytrain. It's a really cheap and convinent mode of transport that brings them to most of the shopping areas.

They also went to Chatuchak Market. It's the Worlds Biggest Weekend Market selling practically everything under the sun. The market was so huge and even with a map, Eil and her friend got lost many times and nearly could not find their way out. Check out the cute doggies clothes on sale there. But it gets really hot around noon time and when Eil and her friend were walking directly under the sun, they can feel their soles burning from the heat.

Check out that whole shelve of pepsi in their local supermart. They customised their own lable to say pepsi in Thai. :)
And now.... the main reason why Eil risked her life to go to Thailand.... (ok seriously, it's not that scary over there. Us 2 females felt safe to be walking in the tourist area and to be taking their public transport there)

They went there for Rain's concert!!!! The ticket price is way much cheaper then what it was selling for in Singapore and the stage set-up is totally different. The stage is in a "D" shape, so Eil's ticket let her stand in the middle of the "D". And when he walked round the semi circle stage, the fans there can turn round to see him. She stood about less then 10 people from the front row and very close to the left side.

They reached the venue at 5pm to start queuing and were let in around 7.15pm. Everyone have to stand up (well in Eil's case, she was already standing) to the playing of their Thai national song before the concert start at 8.15pm. As Eil was not sure how strict the security there was, she didn't bring her camera to the concert. But you can get a sneak peak from the clip below, taken from youtube from another fan.
Here's a video (takenfrom kchws from youtube)

The performance was Fantastic, Eil noticed he has his own life band playing there. Last time in Singapore, her seat was too farrrrrrr to see the band. They also got to see the fireworks and laser effects real close. (The laser was just beaming above their heads) He also added on more dance moves and was teasing the audience alot. The best part was they can see Mr Rain really close.. Can see his er... belly button. :) At one part of the song where Mr Rain came to the side (the view was very near Eil) he smiled in their direction in the middle of the song (Eil's version of the story is that he smiled at HER!! haa haa haa, yeah right...) Although Eil was much closer to him in this concert (corn-shirt) She still didn't manage to grab any shirt or the 2 towels he threw to the audience. But at the last song, Mr Rain and his dancers were throwing water at each other then the audience from mineral water bottles and everyone in the middle of the D stage did get wet. The concert ended at 10.30pm and all of the fans felt the concert was really wonderful and Eil and her friend had no regrets going for the concert. As it is the last concert in Asia, Mr Rain will be heading to USA next for a few more concert till the end of this month then he'll be making his his Hollywood debut in the Wachowski brothers’ (they did "The Matrix’’ film series) new film "Speed Racer’’.

The next day, Eil and her friend "happened" to be shopping at the mall just besides the hotel that Mr Rain is staying and manage to catch glimpse of him getting out of the hotel to the airport. As usual, her lousy photography skill did not get her a clear pic of Mr Rain, but she did took a picture of his lot of luggage. Haaa, I wonder if that is really his bag....

I found these in Eil's bag yesterday... Yeah so nice of her to buy me yogurt drinks... hum... what flavor should I start with first.....

Here's her collection of cup noodles. Eil is very upset today when she found out that she's missing 1 design to the complete set. Anyone going to Bangkok can help Eil get the missing design??? I bet she's very willing to pay lots of treats for that missing design....
Ok, that's it on Eil's trip. Tomorrow will be about ME again. Heee. :)


Joe Stains said...

my mom's dad lived in thailand when he was in the airforce but he lived in chiang mai? you heard of that place?

the trip looks like fun!

Luckie the Dachie said...

Hey Girl Girl,
Luckily Eil remembered to bring you some pressies after her trip. Looks like she had lotsa fun and got really close to Mr RAIN!!!

Boo said...

wah, go all the way to bangkok just to watch the rain falling down huh. tell eil, she can come to KL every afternoon around 4 or 5pm to wait for the rain to fall. hehehehe.

wet wet licks


Simba said...

That rain man gets everywhere doesn't he.

Simba xx

Ronin_The_Pug said...

Oh that looks like a very fun trip!

Oscar Airedale said...

Eil must be Rain's number 1 fan!

Oscar x

Maggie said...

That sure does sound like an exciting trip! I guess Eil really did shop till she dropped!

Love ya lots,

Amber-Mae said...

Oh gosh, your hooman Eil went there just to watch Rain? Okay... Gosh, Rain is like a big thing there huh in Thailand? Rain noodles, Rain yogurt drinks, what else??? Those same yogurt drinks sold here in Malaysia don't have pictures of him on them...

Yeah Chatuchak market is humongous! You cannot finish that whole market in one week! It takes a more than 2 weeks, that place is just monstrous! They even sell little cute puppies, bunnies, hamsters, practically everything. But I wonder, are they legal sellers? Anyway, they're just cute! Sound like she had a FABOOLOUS time there!!!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

umekotyan said...

Eil had gone to Bangkok.
He understands the music of the concert and the scenery of water and feeling that achieves stardom is understood well also in Hollywood. And, the reason why eil becomes crazy also :)

from loved ume tyan

Sitka and Tia's BLAWG! said...

Wow Girl Girl. It looks like Eli had a super fun trip AND she got to be close to her Mr. Rain! I am glad she brought you some yogurt!!!

Ruby Bleu said...

Wow...that sounds like a really exciting trip that Eil had!!! I hope she had fun. And yes, now back to you GirlGirl.

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Lorenza said...

Hi, Girl Girl.
I am sure Eil enjoyed her trip a lot! And being that close to Mr. Rain couldn't be better, right? I hope someone can help her with the missing design!
Have a nice day

Mary-Margaret said...

Gosh! We listened to some of Rain's songs. He's pretty good. I think he's good looking but he just doesn't have enough fur for me. Is your mom going to send him a birthday card? June 25th? Maybe all us pups and hamsters could get together and send him our pictures? I bet he'd like that.

Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

Did she buy anything besides Rain stuff? My mom wants to make sure she bought some shoes. It's not a complete trip unless she bought some new shoes.

Bussie Kissies

Freda said...

Hey Girl Girls,

I think you need to get a smalls little pocket cage so you can go on these cooools trips too! Then you could see and hear the Rains and stuffs.

Very interestin'. My dad is readin' Bangkok 8 (1,2 1,2) right now. That's weirds!

We won't get any fallin' water (Rain) until next Novembers. Arf! Arf!



Quinvale AstaLaVista Baby said...

G'day Girl Girl and Ell,

Bangkok looks like a lot of fun. Mum will be in the Bangkok airport on July 19 on her way home fwom Jerusalem. We missed you!

xxx Asta down under

Liberty Doo Dah said...

Girl Girl!

I hope that Eil made you close your eyes when Mr. Rain just about stripped on stage! Wow! May be we'll catch a glance of him in Hollywood!

triple B said...

That sounds like a very interesting trip that Eil had. Lots of fun!

Sparky said...

Wow, that huge! There's a lot of stuff in the pictures! The place looks interesting... maybe Lizzy and I should visit. :)


Scruffy said...

Do you get wet in the rain in Bangkok like you do at home?

My Mum was also just in Bangkok and she didn't get wet in the rain.

The Mighty Scruff

Hui Min said...

haha at first when i read about all that shopping i thought eil went to bangkok just to shop! and then after that i saw mr rain's picture hehehe.

singapore was burning hot the last few days too. especially in the mornings.

i really hope eil manages to get the last cup noodle to complete the set!


Nugget said...

Hi Girl Girl,
Sounds like Eil had a great trip.- Except for the part about the extreme heat!


Reina the Doxie said...

Wow, So Eli went for the RAIN's concert!
Mummy's fren flew there to watch too!

Ferndoggle said...

Our Mom has been living under a rock because she has no idea who this Rain person is! But he does have a nice bellybutton!

Sounds like Eil might have made a little love connection with Mr. Rain at the concert! Girl Girl, how does Uncle Rain sound to you???

Sherman, Penny & Lola

Charlie said...

Wow - what a great trip your Eil had!
- Charlie

Marvin The Dog said...

that looks like a fun trip Girl Girl, plus seeing The Rain Man too!

hana said...

Wowie Zowie, Eil went on a big dogventure!! It is nice of you to let Eil use your blog. Look at all those pepsi bottles!! The farm pictures are cool.

Hammer said...


My mum and I are really pleased Eil had such a good time at the Rain concert.

We hope she finds her missing collection cup noodles.

Love from Hammer

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey GirlGirl,
Wow, Eil sure had a great trip! Mama especially loved the Pepsi aisle photo, hehehe, we wonder why. Is the Speed Racer movie coming out soon? Mama bets it will be good. Mama went to tons of concerts in her younger days, tee hee! Her most famous ever group she got to see was the Rolling Stones. Glad Eil had a good time.
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers