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My Travel Survival Pouch!

I’m waiting for my flight to board, when I realized that I haven’t post new blog entry for this week! Since I’m here at the airport, I would like to show my so-called “Travel Survival Pouch”, where I put miscellaneous stuff for in-flight usage and on a city sightseeing.

I’m using this black nylon pouch from Muji. To personalize it, I attended a “Bitter Rabbit” keychain. There are two compartments: the front is transparent net and the back is solid. Here are the list of items inside!

  • Pentel Liquid Gel Ink Pen
  • Pentel GraphGear Pencil
  • Plain Notebook/Sketchbook
  • Weigley’s Extra Sugarfree Gum
  • Yojiya Yuzu Lip balm
  • Kat von D Mini Studded Kiss Lipstick
  • Fenty Beauty Bolting Paper
  • Adhesive Dressings x 3
  • Tylenol 500
  • Aerius 5mg (for my allergy)
  • Prescribed sinus infection pills
  • Vicks Vaporub 5 g
  • Hair Pin
  • Hair Tie
  • “Luang Pu Thuat” Amulet (protection from danger)

So, what do you think and do you have this kind of survival kit in your handbag or travel bag?

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What’s in my Carry-on Bag?

My close friend from my time as a master student in Germany has invited me to her wedding in Cairo, Egypt! So, I will take a trip with my hubby next month. I would like to share what I will be taking with me during the upcoming medium haul flight (9 hours) and 6-days trip to see the desert and the pyramids.

I will pack as light as possible and won’t be taking any expensive/heavy electronic equipment like laptop, tablet or game console. Here are my ultimate packing list! I think you can use this as a guideline or adapt it for your own trip.

CARRY-ON BAG: Nametag Bag “KOR” 38 cm.

Essential
  • Passport
  • Related documents (Copies of e-tickets, hotel confirmation, passport, travel insurance)
  • Mobile phone
  • Charger + Wire
  • Headphones
  • Power Bank (in case, a plane is too old to have usb outlet)
  • Roaming Sim Card
  • Wallet
  • Cash
  • House Key
  • Sunglasses
  • Valuables (Jewelry for the wedding reception)
  • TSA Lock (for my carry-on bag)
Entertainment & Work
  • Camera (Fujifilm instax Square SQ6)
  • Book or eBook Reader (either, depends on what I want to read during that time)
  • Journal or Sketchbook
  • Pen/Pencil (for journaling and filling forms)
Beauty & Personal care (All liquid containers in a simple clear plastic bag)
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Mouthwash
  • Comb
  • Wet wipe
  • Tissue
  • Cushion Foundation
  • Concealer
  • Corrector
  • Sun Block
  • Lip Gross
  • Lip Stick
  • Hand cream
  • Eye cream
  • Face cream
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • In-flight Medications
  • Health Earloop Mask
Food & Drink
  • Gum
  • Snacks (Nuts or Energy bars)
  • Empty Water bottle
Sleep & Comfort
  • Scarf
  • Cardigan
  • Neck pillow
  • Fluffy Socks

As for luggage, I will bring my medium size hard case one because I need to bring gifts and stuff for wedding reception. Egypt is a conservative country, so no shorts for me this time around even the weather is warmer than Thailand!

LUGGAGE: Samsonite Metria Spinner

Clothes
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Bras
  • Sleepwear
  • Shirts (T-shirt & Polo shirt)
  • Jeans
  • Pants
  • Jacket (light one, for a cold night out)
  • Dress (for the wedding)
  • Dress Shoes (for the wedding)
  • Sandals
  • Hat
  • Laundry Kit (Detergent, Stain remover)
  • Laundry Bag
  • Small Crossbody Bag (for daily use)
  • Purse (for the wedding)
Toiletries
  • Toothbrush (my electronic toothbrush)
  • Toothpaste
  • Mouthwash
  • Dental Floss
  • Soap
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Hair Styling Appliance
  • Face Cleanser
  • Face Lotion
  • Sunscreen
  • Moisturizer
  • Contact Lens (one day contact lens)
  • Shaving Supplies
  • Makeup
  • Makeup Remover
  • Feminine-hygeine Products
  • Nail file/Clippers/Tweezers
  • Wet Wipe
  • Small Towel
  • Medications (Bandages, First-aid ointment, Insect repellent, Pain relievers, Vitamins)
Misc.
  • Electronics Chargers (Smartwatch, Camera, eBook reader)
  • Voltage Adapter
  • Luggage Scales
  • Instant Films (instax square film)
  • Instant Coffee (Starbucks VIA)
  • Gifts (for friend on her wedding and her family)
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Dinosaur Planet Bangkok

When i was a kid, i loved dinosaurs! I read all about them, memorised their names and drew them on my school books. 😀 Anyway, I discovered that there were going to build an temporary dinosaur theme park near my office and BTS Phrom Phong. So, once it finished i decided to check it out!

The entrance fee is 600 THB for adult and 400 THB for kid. My friend and i got 50% discount coupons from a bread shop. (Spent 250 THB at the bread shop, got 1 coupon) So, we paid 300 THB each. With the ticket, you can play every attractions inside for fee, except Dino Eye (ferris wheel) and Dino Farm (dinosaur ride for kids). I tried most of the park rides/activities. They are interesting but too kid-oriented for me. If i have to pay full price, i wouldn’t have come in the first place! 600 THB is too expensive for what we’ve actually got. I recommended finding at least 30% discount coupon, then it could be worth it.

http://www.dinosaurplanet.net/

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Bangkok Entertainment Week 2015

Thailand Toy Expo 2015

Location: Central World

Ticket price: Free

I enjoyed this event a lot as i love toys but it was a bit difficult to navigate. The booths are scatter across the mall. Although i didn’t get with i was coming for (Nappy Bear by Fluffy House), i will come back for more next year! 🙂

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Thailand Comic Con 2015 

Location: Paragon Hall, Siam Paragon

Ticket price: 100 THB

Although the ticket price is pretty reasonable, this event was mainly for distributors of toys, cards and games. There was nothing special for me, except Usavich and some Star Wars toys! So, i feel that it’s not a compulsory event unless you are a fan of Marvel and DC Comics. 🙂

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Bangkok Comic Con 2015 x Anime Festival Asia Thailand 2015

Location: BITEC Bangna

Ticket price: 300 THB (but it’s free for me with a complimentary ticket!)

I had a lot of fun and enjoyed this event the most! 🙂 I bought postcards with my favourite character, Bloody Bunny, an eyeglasses cleaning cloth, sticker sheets and a blind box toy from Free! Eternal Summer. I would definitely coming back for next year, even if i have to pay for the ticket!

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NASA: A Human Adventure The Exhibition

The other day, i went with my hubby and a friend to an exhibition imported from USA. “NASA: A Human Adventure” is an exhibition regarding the history of space exploration which features about 350 space exploration-related objects, produced by John Nurminen Events in cooperation with NASA. The weekday ticket costs 400 THB each but i used the MRT card for underground system and got a 150 THB discount. So, i spent only 500 THB for both of us. Sweet deal for space geeks! 🙂

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The exhibition is divided into 6 zones: Gentry, Dreamers, Go Fever, Pioneers, Endurance & Innovation. I really like the astronaut suits and space food in Endurance Zone.

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However, the only problem we faced during our 10 am weekday visit is “kids”. There were so many school students, range from kinder garden to high school. They were sitting on the floor and writing their quiz papers everywhere. 😩 Anyway, i still recommended this exhibit to anyone who like space and astronomy!

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Denver Comic Con 2014

My hubby and me went to Denver Comic Con 2014 (http://denvercomiccon.com/) on Father’s Day (15 June 2014). We got our tickets online for 30 USD each. They are a bit expensive than we paid for last year because we bought them 2 weeks before the event. Before we went to the convention center, we prepared our lunch, sandwiches for Mee and Bi, and also brought some drinks! 😀

Mee & Bi Sandwiches Denver Comic Con 2014

The first booth we visited was Weta Workshop from New Zealand. The exhibition mainly focused on props and figures from The Hobbit. I really like them, especially the weapons used in the movie. I can’t wait to receive the 4th book from The Hobbit Chronicle which will be related to Clothes and Weapons! 🙂 Another interesting part of the convention was the cosplayers. The 501st Legion, which is an international Star Wars costuming organisation, also had a cool booth with lots of Star Wars props. I love the Darth Vader guy, even he is a bit too short! LOL

Weta Workshop Darth Vader

Unlike last year, i didn’t spend a lot at the Comic Con as we just wanted to have fun and look around. So, i got cat pins by Jenny Parks Illustration (http://jennyparks.com/) and a ‘Battle Royale’ print by Steam Crow (http://www.steamcrow.com/). I actually got sick the next day after the con but we had a great time at the con and looking forward to the next year event if we are still here in Denver!

Cat Pins Battle Royale print

I also went to Denver Comic Con 2013 last year and you can read about it here:

https://korpannita.wordpress.com/2013/06/05/denver-comic-con-2013/

Posted in Book, Food

Lonely Planet’s The Food Book

I love food and we, Thais, love to eat! Food is always our priority. Especially My dad and me, we love to travel and check out local menus! I also miss traveling. So, i bought “Lonely Plant’s The Food Book” from Amazon for 18.77 USD. The book is pretty big and bulky with the dimension of approx. 7 x 7 x 2 inches. It features most, but not all topics related to food like culture, regions, feasts, etiquette, the menu, daily meals, essential produce, shopping, preparation, defining dishes, and drinks as well as some of the recipes from 47 famous cuisines of the world! I’m sure my dad will be very happy to know that his favourite Black Forest gateau or “SchwarzwĂ€lder kirschtorte” featured in defining dishes part of Germany section. As for me, the chapter about Thailand made me hungry for Thai food and missed home very much! 😩

Btw, here is the photo of Black Forest Cake i tried to bake for him back in 2007. He said the whipped cream wasn’t right… so i never made it again! LOL

Black Forest Cake

List of Recipes from this book

  1. France: French Onion Soup (An onion soup with a crust of oven-browned cheese)
  2. Italy: Insalata Caprese (A simple salad, made of sliced fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil, seasoned with salt and olive oil)
  3. Portugal: Piri Piri Sauce (A red hot chilli sauce)
  4. Poland: Bigos (A stew, made of cabbage, meat and vegetables)
  5. Iran: Kubideh Kabobi (A minced meat kebab)
  6. USA: Chocolate Chip Cookies
  7. Canada: Maple Syrup Pie
  8. Jamaica: Jamaican Crawler (A cocktail drink, mixed of rum, melon liqueur, pineapple juice and grenadine syrup)
  9. Guatemala: Elotes (A grilled corn on a stick)
  10. Brazil: Acarajé (A peeled black-eyed peas fried bread)
  11. Argentina: Chimichurri (A green sauce used for grilled meat)
  12. Ghana: Kelewele (A snack dish of fried plantians seasoned with spices)

I like this book very much but i had a hard time read names of dishes, especially French ones! (German, English, Japanese and Thai dishes are ok because i’m familiar with those languages.) So, i usually type in those names in google just to see how they actually look like. Anyway, it’s one of the best coffee table book in my collection. 🙂 Recommended to those who love food and travel!

The Food Book

The Food Book: A Journey Through the Great Cuisines of the World

Author: Lonely Planet

Hardcover: 888 pages

Publisher: Lonely Planet (2013)

Language: English