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Sawadee Ka!

It took my a while to figure out what to say about thailand and not be a super tourist but in all honesty thats exactly what I was. Coming from one city to go to another was a nice eye opener and gave me a great appreciation for where I just visited and where I live. First of all their transit system is awesome! Screenshot_20170613-210044 The BTS and  MRT run flawlessly, they are on time and clean as hell. All signs in each station are printed boldy with arrows pointing in the direction you want to go. This made travel about the city extremely easy depending where I wanted to go. Their trains shut down around 12am and coming from NYC were the transit system runs 24 hour thats the only downside I saw.20170504_190756 The food is amazing! Sadly I wish I ate way more food than I did but I was so excited to just be there I forget to eat a few times. I know few people who are a little touchy about eating street but have no fear thats what malls are for. DSC_2376Yeah I spent a decent about of time in malls window shopping but if your a person who isnt to keen on street food Thailand has the most impressive food courts I have seen to date. So many options and styles of food, you’ll want to walk around and get a bit of everything.DSC_2379 The street food scene comes more alive at night so thats when I decide to indulge. Of course I got some Pad Thai and this *see pic* tasty desert banana thingy well as boat noodle which were delicious. DSC_2942At some point I got a craving for fried chicken and surely enough there was a vendor making fresh fried chicken two blocks away from my hotel. I thought to myself “God is good”. It was some of the best I had in a very long time.DSC_2905 Just like the street food scene pretty much very thing else began to come alive at night. While there I attended a Couch Surfing Meetup and hung out with some cool locals and fellow travelers. From there a group of us headed to Kaosan Road. Ive seen videos about its but way better in person.20170504_014136 A whole entire block with bars to the left and right blasting music with hunreds of people dancing in the street and bar hopping along the way. I got one of those buckets everyone talks about and was a bit disappointed that is wasnt as strong as imagined. I could have drank a whole one by myself and been absolutely fine. 20170504_020123Upon my last night in Thailand I decided to grab a beer at an outside bar. While there I chatted a bit with the bartender, a few very entertaining lady boys and a fellow staying in Thailand for school from Africa. 20170505_004801We all talked, craked jokes and just chilled there till it was closing time. I mentioned I hadn’t been to any clubs or got the full experience of the night life there, he decided to take me to a club. Sadly they were all closing but he knew of a lounge they stayed open pretty much till the morning.  While walking he gave me the scoop on the area and let go of some shocking information. Well not really shocking but a bit surprising. He told me that there were a lot of women of color who come to Thailand to do prostitution *my mouth immediately drops*. I think to myself isn’t this true or maybe someone told him this story too but low and be I witness it with my own eyes.DSC_2930 On our way to the lounge the was a man and a woman who I thought was a couple were walking in front of us. He was feeling all over her and talking in ear. Im guessing she said a too high of a price to him because seconds later he was pushing her way and she keep trying to get him back. Conveniently there was a group of 3 girl walking across the street in our direction. Once they made it to the block, he squeezed right between two of them wrapped his arms around their waist and they all proceeded to walk with each other. He grabbed one of their asses whispered in her ear and no sooner then she responded they were walking off by themselves in the opposite direction leaving the other two girl on there own, *Drops Mic*.  DSC_2736Now if that wasn’t the quickest I told you so I don’t know what it is. Before leaving the states I was extremely hype about getting Thai massage but not only did I get that but cute lil love affair. Okay I’m being way to dramatic so ill say it was a cute lil LUST situation. So before receiving my massage *thankfully the shop was right next to my hotel* the beautiful people who worked there pretty much hung outside attracking customers for business.DSC_2385 I saw them everyday upon entering/leaving the hotel so we’d always said Hello to each other. When I finally decided to get my massage the guy who I thought was the cutest of them all stepped forward to rub me down. I was dumb hype on the inside because I got to stare at him for an hour and some change. We exchange what little dialect we could while just smiling at each other like teenagers.DSC_2362  It was all so adorable.We bonded over having tattoos. So of course nothing actually happened passed the actual massage beside me really feeling up his arms when told to.  Yeah he knew what I was doing and we laughed after. He also gave my butt a nice rub and squeeze. Yes, he asked first *who doesn’t love a butt rub* and we both know what he was doing because upon doing the first squeeze I looked back at him and he said “Nice” with a kool aid smile. After the massage I went back to my room and just melted to sleep. Melting to sleep is a thing cause I said so. LOL!20170502_203024As the days went by everytime we saw each other he course he asked me if I would like another massage and I declined but we always gave each other lusty eyes and smiles like we had a secert no one knew about. On my last day coming back to the hotel to get my things he ask one last time did I want a massage and when I mentioned I was going home, his face dropped. I feel like he thought I was joking until a cab pull into the driveway. DSC_2331As the door man grabbed my bags there he stood just watching…Looking at me in the distance. And there I stood looking back. We literally stood there and stared at each other until everything and one was tucked away in the the car. No waving good bye, just our eyes watching each other till I got into the cab…..20170505_065433

So that was my time Thailand. I have intentions on going back within the next 2 years but for now I get to live in the memories and pictures of that time.

Up up and away

Maybe I’m just way to calm, accepting, relaxed  or open minded. I try to find the positive in mostly everything, even 20 hour air plane flights. When I mentioned my journey to the land of smiles the first question I got was “How long is the flight?” And after replying “A Day” (it was really 20 hours but that was way to many syllables to keep repeating) the reactions were “Oh no I can’t do that, that’s way to long to be in one spot, why you going so far, and blah blah blah”. IMG9533791I look at any flight especially a long flight as a blessing. Why might you ask???? Because your one and only obligation to the world is to stay in your seat. You have nothing else in world to do. You dont have to worry about work, school, home or anything really. You dont even have to think if you dont want to. You are provided food, beverages and even alcohol on some flights. You may not like it but hey you can’t it wasnt offered.IMG9533581 I faithfully bring a few of my own snacks from home for those just in case moments if the food is totally inedible. Many airlines also provide entertainment. My flight leaving the US had better options than my returning flight. Departing I was able to play a language game that helped my brush up on my newly learned Thai words. I played poker as well. If im correct it was an in-flight battle to which I had the pleasure of dominating. I started with $1000,  won with $62,385, I took everyones money and Im proud of it lol.20170506_110356(0) There were also a variety of movies and TV shows to watch. This particular flight didn’t carry the newest releases but had a solid amount of choices. I watch xXx : Return of Xander Cage and a 3 episode special of African wild life. Over all my beyond favor part about flying especially on a long flight is sleeping. You get to sleep for however your flight is fully uninterrupted * unless someone has to pee* . I normally aim for the window seat not only for the sites but because no one has to climb over you for anything. I caught up on all the sleep I missed, wish i had, and needed. 20170506_161700So enjoy your next long haul flight. Think of it as time to get you internal battery recharged. Catch up on all the sleep you messed. Beat everyone in your cabin in a poker game. Watch some new and entertaining movies or just chat with the person next to you. Positive thoughts people, positive thoughts!!!

 

TEETH 

Not to be confused with the movie about the vagina eating penises… Yup thats an actual  movie and I’ve seen it but im talking about the ones in your mouth. Many take for granted or just dont pay attention to the teeth they have and wait forever to either get them checked or taken out. Cut to November/December 2016, after a forever struggle with getting consistent  health insurance, I got some *Thanks Obama*.20170330_143239 I go get a cleaning and am told i need fillings. Okay Im down for it. The first dentist failed at properly doing the job and I ended up with gaps and a crack filling literally within the 3 weeks time of getting them done. January 2017, I decided to go to a different dentist with fingers crossed and pray they can fix what was sadly done. NYU School of Dentistry is full of student dentists and fully licensed dentist all looking to teach as well as fix what ever is wrong with your mouth.20170328_195335 Now you maybe thinking student dentists “Oh Hell Nah!!!” but look they have learn from somewhere, they are back by a full faculty and for half the price of what you would pay at a regular one, I say do your part and teach the people. They happily fix all my missed up fillings and pull a very unhappy wisdom tooth. The tooth some how started to decay from within, with much of its outter enamel fully intact.20170330_145319 Glady I had no pain during or directly after the pulling and only popped a total of 4 painkillers. I like being proactive. The most fascinating thing about this said tooth pulling is seeing my xrays. For some reason my lower wisdom teeth decided to grow in underneath my gum and sideways. One dentist stared at my xrays in awe and in disbelief that I’ve never had any issues with them. He made me feeling like one of those patients on Greys Anatomy that has a condition only 1 in 25,000 people have. Yup I was special 😄 lol. Of course they want to pull them out too but im gonna wait a while to get that done.20170328_195409 One dentist mentions weeks of pain and my brain was like NOPE!!!  So people please go get you teeth checked ASAP before you tolerance of pain disappears.

Side Bar: I’ve been MIA on here because I been saving up for an awesome vacation. Even thought most of the event I attend are free I tend to spend a lot on eating out, Ubers/Lyfts and the dentist lol. Saving every penny counts! See ya soon & GO TO THE DENTIST!!!!

Sweet Home North Carolina

I finally made it! My friend of more than 11 years moved to the south in 2005 and I finally made it down there to see her this year. Yeah I’m late as hell but better late then never right??? We did the normal girly stuff like shopping, food and going out but she made me uber excited when she mentioned Carowinds.

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I used to live down there so the name was familiar but I had no clue what it was like now because when I was there it was early 90’s. All I knew was it was an amusement park but WOW! MY how things have changed. It was awesome!!!

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Over 8 roller coasters, random dinosaurs scattered throughout, high flying rides and great food. The park had 2 interactive ride but the one I was super hype about was Plants Vs Zombies Garden Warfare 3Z.

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We pretty much had to kill zombies or plants depending on what side you were on. Being the light gamer that I am I placed in the top 10 and my best friend placed top 3.

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Coaster after coaster I got on and it was all fun until I got on the Caroline Cyclone. That was one of the worst coasters I’ve been on since the Scream Machine at Six Flags. TERRIBLE, JUST SO ABUSIVE!!! But that didn’t stop me. My grand finale of the day was conquering the Fury 325. According to the park it is the fastest, tallest Gig coaster in the world. *Go Google Gig Coaster, I had too* It was everything I thought it was…Tall as hell!

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Now it’s just naturally scary going up extremely high but looking down as you fall 325 ft at the speed of more than 50 miles per hour will make you want to piss yourself. I bravely opened my eyes to witness the fall as I  scream “Oh Shit”. After that everything was a piece of cake knowing I didn’t die. Once I landed back on solid ground a yelled to my friend “I survived” and then we ate funnel cake.

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As per usual check the Snapchat & IG for the real time fun. Enjoy!!!