Christmas Cheer!

Comments (8) Bangkok, Music, Thailand, Travel

QueenKanch was away on a company trip last Friday,
and i thought i’d surprise her by getting a Christmas tree for the suite
seeing it’s December and all!

ClaudiaOnCrack’s mummy told me to go to Sampeng in Chinatown to get cheap Xmas deco,
so i traipsed there by myself via 2 trains, foot and a tuk tuk.

sampeng bangkok

sampeng bangkok

sampeng bangkok

There were a few shops selling Christmas deco,
and i checked most of them out for the one with the best and cheapest stuff.
That’s diligence for you, haha.

Was tremendously drawn to a particular store with everything i was looking for at decent prices,
and it was super packed with people, obviously -_0

sampeng bangkok

sampeng bangkok

After i picked out a wee tree, i moved on to picking out lots of decorations for it.
Santas, reindeer, acorns, teddies.
I think i got carried away… cos i ended up with more deco than i needed.

So i decided to upgrade to a bigger tree to hold all the deco i wanted   :xlaughing:

sampeng bangkok

After purchasing everything, i realised “WHAT HAVE I DONE”
cos i conveniently forgot that i’d have to lug everything back by myself.   :xwhatevah:

Point to note: 5’3″ person should not lug back 4′ tree + bagful of decorations halfway across the city during peak hour.   :xwhatevah:

After carrying the tree in all sorts of ways,
and stopping every now and then to rest,
i found out the best way to carry it was to HUG IT.

So there i was.
Hugging a huge box at the train station which was freaking crowded with people.
I don’t remember the last time i was in such a long human queue!
Even overhead someone saying they’ve never seen the BTS station so crowded before.


I choose a day and time to take the train
WHEN it’s so crowded
and WHEN i have so much stuff with me!

And you know what was more malang?
I had to queue up THREE times to get my train ticket!
I’d almost reached the end of the first line i was in, when the machine went out of order!
Everyone dispersed from it to quickly join other lines, as did i.
Then after queuing up in the 2nd line… the same thing happened again!
Kan tragic  -_-
By the time i was in my 3rd queue, i was so tired and didn’t care if anyone thought strangely of me resting my face on the box.

Anyway, i finally got everything home and got really excited!
Since we have a tree, we’re planning to throw a Christmas party   :xlaughing:

Kanch: How many people are we inviting?  :xsurprised:
Me: I don’t know… how many people do we know in Bangkok?  :xlaughing:


To get you all in the Christmas mood like me(!)
here are some of my favourite Christmas songs   :xlaughing:
You don’t have to watch it, just listen!

Do They Know It’s Christmas for Band Aid, 1984
Performers: Bananarama, Bob Geldof, Culture Club, David Bowie, Duran Duran, Eurythmics, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Heaven 17, Human League, Kool and the Gang, Midge Urge, Paul McCartney, Paul Young, Phil Collins, Spandau Ballet, Status Quo, Sting, The Style Council, U2, Wham!

The song shot to #1 in Britian and US, and sold 50 million copies. [Source]

Last Christmas by Wham!

Silent Night by The Temptations

Little Saint Nick by The Beach Boys

Happy Christmas (War is Over) by John Lennon

All I Want For Chrismas Is You by Mariah Carey

Christmas Don’t Be Late by Alvin & The Chipmunks

8 Responses to Christmas Cheer!

  1. SJ says:

    gd share of vids! nice shots!

  2. mnda says:

    christmas cheer comes into my home early every year.
    by early November, daddy would’ve set up the Christmas tree already. and it’s the same tree we’ve had since i was a baby!
    same goes for the decorations (only a few plush stars left cos i used to steal them off the tree and claim them mine when i was little then hide it and never found them again)

    daddy’s even made a fireplace out of cardboard and it sits under the TV every year during xmas since 2007.

  3. macdontknow says:
    i think u need funny xmas song too.

  4. And in all of Christmas we bring the peace hope and loveeee 😀
    Trees are a small thing. it’s this memory where you’re not gonna forget about this Christmas.
    The year, I lugged a tree around. hahahaha. 😀

  5. Grace says:

    hey joyce, Im planning to go to Bangkok soon and was wondering if you could recommend any good value accommodations. I would really appreciate your suggestions! thanks joyce

  6. JoyceTheFairy says:

    SJ: thanks! glad you like it!

    mnda: Amanda Squirrel! Heard you are bartending at the Hilton! nice to know you still read this HAHA. Cardboard fireplace sounds like something i’d do for fun! So cute la your dad!

    clarrise: that is ture 😉

    grace: try searching on you can read reviews, and get certain promos which are cheaper!

  7. iceboy says:

    u left ur lucky charm in kl =P

  8. […] This be the Christmas tree i heroically went to buy at Sampeng […]

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