Of course I do!! Lots and lots! Xxx
Of course I do!! Lots and lots! Xxx
Movies I love | The Fifth Element“Korbeeen Dallaaaas! Here he is! The one and only winner of the Gimini Croquette Contest. This boy is fueled like fire, so start melting ladies ‘cause the boy is hotter than hot. He’s hot hot HOT!
The right size, the right build, the right hair, the right on.
And he’s got something to say to the billion of pairs of ears out there. Pop it D-Man!”“…Uhh… Hi.”
The boat trip round Koh Phi Phi was a good fun, though at the beginning I acquired a 2 year old child who held my hand and sat on my lap in the boat. Fortunately she belonged to the man who drove our boat, but he did not make that clear in the beginning. She was cute though.
We saw the monkeys on monkey beach, and went swimming in a beautiful lagoon and sunbathed on the lovely Maya bay, where Leonardo di Caprio once frolicked and acted in the film The Beach. I have to say, it seemed there was a lot more rubbish this time, compared to 3 years ago, especially on monkey beach, which was not a nice sight. Unfortunately that’s what tourism can do.
At the end of the day, us 4, Erin, Laura and Leanne, 3 boys (Ben the Dentist, Tom the Medic, and Sam the Mathematician) and 3 other teacher ladies and Sarah (who lives near Hana) went for dinner then drinks at (sorry, in) the pool by our bungalows. It was a brilliant, silly night.
Have to go get a coach/train to Bangkok now, more to follow.
Love Maisie, Hana, Kate and LP xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
So little time. Fear not readers, we are all happy and well here, and I will endeavour to catch you all up with our exploits soon.
Much Love xxxxx
Dutch guy: If you’re English, you have to give me a kiss, if you are not, I’ll give you 10 baht.
*I smile sweetly and shake his hand*
Dutch guy: Ok, so where are you from.
Me: Je suis Francais
Dutch Guy: Oh so I win the bet because if your french you give me a kiss.
Me: Ah Je ne comprende pas, pardon.
Kate: 22!! Je suis 22!! COMMENT T’APPELLE TU??? QUOI QUOI AU REVOIR!
Dutch Guy: Oh ok I guess I lost the bet then..*walks off*
The pool party was too insane. So insane we sat soberly by the beach, too scared to enter the battlefield of wasted, 20-something, over excited youths.
Two Australian men took pity on us and began to talk to us. We thought they were very nice at first, however when a gentleman swings and shakes his pierced “pork sword” within the first 5 minutes of conversation, the tone changes rather quickly. Said gentleman was rather enthralled with Hana, who felt rather sick at the sight of him, and in a ladylike manner turned her gaze away from the offending sight.
Kate was perhaps the most comfortable in this obscene place, running up to us after an hour with a stolen bottle of whisky under her top, and nettle stings down her leg from a questionable “al fresco” wee. And she took a shine to Aussie number 2, an engineer with a penchant for Muay Thai Boxing.
However I must mention random wasted beach guy, who was obviously acting out the film Castaway. Watching him throw a spear (plank of wood) into the sea to catch a fish, then jumping in after to claim the fruits of his labour (which there were none) was hilarious. But perhaps the favourite moment of this floorshow was the epic concentration and effort he put in to building a tower/shrine to a coconut, his version of Wilson. He was mightily confused as to why people were mistaking it as a limbo pole. I imagine he woke the next day with some strange memories.
Moving swiftly on, the next day we went JET SKIING! Lp riding on the back of mine and Hana and Kate on the other, we had a great time acting out scenes from James Bond movies (after a tentative start from Kate) at rip-roaring speeds of 30 km/h. Badass.
We had a quiet night on the beach, a few drinks and dancing, but we kept it light in anticipation of the heady night to follow at the full moon party. Of course that changed when me and kate walked back into our room to find a huge cockroach chilling on the bed, taking in the AirCon. Cue the screaming, panicking and frantic chasing of the beast with a plastic bottle and book.
The next day we taxied to a quiet beach for some much needed R&R. Hana got a lovely hair braid and we saw some cute damsel fish in the water. It was beautiful and a lovely change of pace.
And now we come to full moon. Just imagine thousands of neon, hammered 20 year olds on a beach. That’s pretty much the full picture. Also including the thoughtfully arranged “Designated Sleeping Area”, a cordoned off area with groundsheets so the sleepy few can crash out like sardines under the watchful eye of drunkards. Seemed odd but it worked. It was a good night, weird (see above conversation) and busy as hell. I’m still insanely tired we are all like delirious zombies.
So on that note we are going to grab some asian style pot noodles and pass out.
..say the signs held out by the barmen to entice you to buy a bucket (of alcohol).
The last day of Singapore was nice, we just went round china town and little India and we bought a lovely bunch of flowers for Pooja to say thank you for letting us stay there.
We flew to Phuket and spent 2 nights in a lovely aircon hotel/hostel that had a pool and was cheap cheap (5 a night). And we spent the day on the beach and I spent max of 15 mins in the sun when i was swimming, the rest under a parasol, and got SO BURNT and so did poor LP whose entire back/leg/bum was a lovely shade of lobster. But at least we could walk…
But now I come to our glorious trip to Ko Pha Ngan, Home of the Full Moon Party. We set off at 8 am, and in true thai fashion we got a minibus (the driver then stopped to get petrol after 5 mins) then changed to another minibus on the side of the road, then got dropped off at some place where there were about 30 westerners waiting and looking confused as to why they were left there. After an hour a coach arrived to take us to the boat which took us to the island. Managed to find a great hostel, near the beach, at 300bht a night, with aircon! Bargain.
Our first night here we were all knackered but decided to go to the beach and check things out. This led to the consumption of 5 buckets between us and a very drunk group of girls.
The highlight of my evening was a guy talking to Kate saying that his friend really liked me, and Kate saying who it was, so he points to this guy just pissing in the sea. Probably one of the most romantic offers I’ve ever had…not.
Hana, who managed to consume around 3 buckets, got rather, how shall I say, frisky with the ladies. By ladies, I mean Me Kate and LP. By frisky, I mean pour drinks down cleavages and licking it off, and drinking from Kate’s belly button.
Also some guy said Hana reminded him of Pat Butcher because of her glasses and earrings. I didn’t stop laughing.
Just now, we met some guys on the beach after dinner, who took a TAXI from BANGKOK to KOH PHA NGAN (and a ferry) and are paying extortionate prices for their hotel. When they realised how much we payed, their head were in their hands and we were laughing our arses off.
Hana was HUNGOVER this morning. Kate found a twix in her bag that she’d bought the night before because, she exclaimed loudly “I THINK I’M JUST GOING TO EAT THIS WHEN WE GET BACK, I’M JUST FEELING IT RIGHT NOW”. She passed out when we got back.
To follow is a brilliant picture of passed out Hana in bed.
We are all of now to the Coral Bungalows Pool Party where it is rumoured you can get Chlamydia from the pool water. I just cannot wait…wish us luck!
Lesson of the Day(s): 3 Buckets is one bucket too many.
Maisie Hana Kate and LP xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Ah the poor dear has burnt her legs silly, and for a while she couldn’t walk so we had to go to the Zoo without her! Fortunately a day of relaxation has started to heal them up nicely and she can walk! Shame she didn’t come to the Zoo though because we really wanted to try the Zoo mobility scooters…
The Zoo was lovely, though very hot and the jet lag was catching up with me. Saw some very mischievous orangutans and funky birds and Giraffes! (And I took plenty of pictures for Hana)
Got to go!! xxx
“…please go to gate 10 as your plane is ready to depart”
The trip has gotten off to a fantastic start. Somewhere between Manchester and Kuala Lumpar I got food poisoning or some sort of bug, so I spent the first night in Singapore throwing up. Best to get all the illness out the way now.
Today, we went to the pool around midday here in the Costa Del Sol condominium. Made me feel much better and I promptly left after 15 mins to go have a well needed sleep. Of course Hana, Kate and LP laid in the sun for 2 hours. And now Hana is burnt to a crisp, and Kate and LP are patchy all over (including a very attractive red nose on Kate). Perhaps now they will think twice when yelling “Shade Whore!” at me when I stay in the shade.
Night spent at Marina Bay Sands, dinner at the food court and we were fortunate to catch the rehearsal for national day, involving some jets, boats and fireworks!
All in all we are all very tired, and very excited to go to the Zoo tomorrow!
Lesson of the Day: Wear suncream even when its cloudy, especially in midday.
Lots of Love from here in Singapore,
Maisie (Kate Hana and LP) xxxxxxx