Training at Ayutthaya, Thailand

Day 2 in Bangkok, morning call at 6.30am, Breakfast at 7.15am and depart to training at 7.45am.

Normal Hotel Breakfast, got fried egg, boiled egg, bread, porridge, ham, hotdog, bee hoon, rice, omelette, salad, butter, jam, fruit, milk, oren juice and water. Expect the same breakfast for next 4 days. syiksss!!

Arriving the training site as well as race site at 9am. not very hot and windy day. Good weather for training. Warm up, then start training to get use to the boat as well as synchronizing the paddling style.

Swan boat before decorate

Even through it not a hot weather but many of us become tans after the training. Lunch was included during the training day. Having our lunch while waiting for the bus.

A simple meal not like we have in Fuji Japanese restaurant. Boiled egg, pork, cucumber, vege and rice. After lunch, we have our group photo session at the Royal art and craft center. (not yet scan into softcopy)

We go to erawan shrine pai pai (pray) after training. Poh pi family members peng aun (safe) , kean hong (health), huan huan hee hee (happy), poh pi all my friends soon soon li li (smooth in path of life), ka liao ho (everything good) and poh pi we win in Swan Boat Race. :-)

We go to Siam Paragon shopping (for me, just windows shop) afterward. passby the biggest shopping mall in south east asia - Central World Bangkok

Very big, you might get loss inside. It took us about 15minute to walk to Siam Paragon using the padestrian bridge. We get halt half way when Thailand King passby. it their culture that no body can walk above their King. So, everybody have to stop for the King.

After arriving Siam Paragon, first things first - EAT. When you walk a lot, the calories burned and it easily get hungry too. The food court or the restaurant session is at basement of Siam Paragon. We having our meal at Asian Cuisine, I took Thailand Pineapple rice

Yes, this is so called Pineapple rice. This cost 200 baht including 10% service charge and 7% VAT (value added Tax) Hock Lye took quarter duck rice at about 300baht + which we can get the whole duck in Penang. The food here is not cheap, add a bowl of rice is 30 baht.

We took dessert at Swensen. above bowl cost 60baht. then we start to shop around in Siam Paragon, Siam Center, Siam Discovery and end up at MBK. Then I found my car on display at the mall.....hahahaha!

start to get shock as i found even more car stolen in my garage. <----day dreaming can't finish and finish.

So, after shop for whole day. do you know what the best thing to do next? You're right! Thai massage. We took a van (8 of us) to rachadapeech. In one of the Soi (Lorong) near Emerald Hotel got many traditional Thai massage. Before we go there, We eat again at Sumo Japanese Restaurant. <----ghost month in Bangkok.

I took Teriyaki Chicken Soba and look at Ah Tan double up, Tom Yam Kung + another Japanese Set. no wonder so fit....the secret is to eat more.

Some of us took 1 hour massage at 300 baht. While waiting for others who took 2 hours massage, we feed the elephant some food.

That all for day 2. can not hang out too late as tomorrow got the race. have to be discipline... :-p

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