Chiang Mai’s All About Colour

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We’re back in Chiang Mai after the torturous 3-hour motorbike ride down.

I adored the bike rides around Pai every day – the wind blowing through my (not-so-long) hair, sunshine beaming down on me, cold air and my iPod heightening the experience greater, blasting old tracks from Suede, Switchfoot, Couting Crows, Dave Matthews Band and others.

But it’s a totally different story when i have a house on my back and an uncomfortable helmet that doesn’t fit my head properly cos it’s kid-sized.
I think the rental place underestimated my head size -_-

(I really want to post up pictures of the delightful cafes and the to-die-for scenery shots of Pai but the pc here is damn 7 slow can die)

On my first day in Chiang Mai, i was charmed by the abundance of colour in their night bazaar. 
These were taken on my first night here –

Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai

They had fairy figurines of different-coloured wings for sale too 😀

Chiang Mai

After that we went for a nightcap. Well, i did, IceCalvin had a coffee.

Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai

I flipped through a back issue of i-D that i got for RM10 from a store in Bangkok that was to close down.

Chiang Mai

I felt like something soupy as well, to warm me up.
Just had to choose the spicy frog soup.
“Want some?” i offered IceCalvin.
He looked up from the accounts he was doing (our expenditure and such) and grimaced his answer.

Below are some kick-ass pendants from a stand-alone store and guesthouse, somewhere in the middle of the forest in Pai.
I wouldn’t be able to find it again if you asked me to.

Bird whistles from Pai

Aren’t they adorable?
Handmade by the owner herself, they’re whistles as well!
Each pendant has two holes in which you can either inhale or exhale from, producing a distinct tweety sound for that particular bird!
Being pro-artist and all, this is the only item i didn’t bother bargaining for since she made them herself.
170 Baht/RM17 each.

Bird whistles from Pai

I happily blew on the whistle at a dog.
“You’re supposed to blow it at a bird okay -_-,” blared IceCalvin, “That’s a dog.”
“Hmph.”

Then i blew the whistle half an hour later at another animal.
I noticed IceCalvin giving me the look -_-
“What?” i nonchalantly opened my eyes wide, “It’s a bird!”
“It’s a chicken -_- It’s not the same bird as the whistle!!!”

Blar. Same animal family wut.
Can’t wait to blow it everywhere when i come back to KL and irritate the hell out of everyone hee hee.

16 Responses to Chiang Mai’s All About Colour

  1. missfab says:

    those bird pendant/whistles are just so darn cute! i like!

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  3. Keith says:

    You’ll have to visit Chiang Rai for the true beauty! I’m a Malaysian that used to live in a small town in Chiang Mai, you gotta love the scenery seriously. Oh yeah, don’t forget to visit their mandarin orange farms, NICE!!

  4. Fong says:

    omg .. love the photos!!!!!! gorgeous gorgeous bracelets and lanterns!!!!!!!!!!! ok .. where do I sign up?? 😉

  5. Lainie says:

    ah! i like those ball light things…my housemate got some for her room, they make pretty lights. and the bird whistle thing looks cute :)

  6. Maeyean says:

    omg omg omg those bird pendants are … i dont even have a word to describe it. BUTBUTBUT ARE YOU GOIG BACK omg are you are you i wouldnt mind paying more for it…

  7. JoyceTheFairy says:

    missfab: yeah i know! i wanted to get the whole lot man…

    keith: aiyo… didn’t get to visit orange farms…

    fong: whoa you haven’t seen the rest of the beautiful things they have yet… 😀

    lainie: yeah they’re everywhere here!

    maeyean: haha wow… i think i really SHOULD have bought more! i’m not going back in there… and it’s so far for now >.< dunno, maybe end of this year or something if i semangat to find the place again...

  8. Maeyean says:

    well if you DO do that … sigh do keep us posted lol thannkss (;

  9. azman mohamed says:

    I just got back from Chiangmai yesterday 31/1/2008. It was fun and we had a great vocation indeed. The food was nice and cheap when compare to KL. I guess you too had a great time there.

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