Welcome to apartment #408! You tour begins! I reside at the Porn-Uthai Apartments- yes, my apartment does have the word ‘porn‘ in it; however, here in Thailand, ‘porn’ means blessing or good wishes. My crib is located in Chatuchak, a district of Bangkok, Thailand known for its superb markets. It’s is tucked away neatly in a side street off one of the main roads, and it’s conveniently located near many shops, markets, malls, the BTS Skytrain, the school that I teach at, and most importantly, street food vendors. 😉
My 4th floor room opens up to a light, airy living room with a sliding door and balcony which looks down to the pool below.
My bathroom includes a large mirror, a spacious countertop, and a butt wash to top it off!
My room is very simple and contains my queen bed, desk, and armoire (to house all my teacher clothes and cheap, trendy market finds). I have been enjoying living independently in a minimalist-themed pad.
As you walk out of my bedroom, you will find the kitchen! It’s simple yet functional, and I hardly ever get it dirty since there is so much delicious street food to eat.
A sneak peak inside my refrigerator (below) will show you 2 of my favorite exotic fruits here. On the left is mangosteen, which has a creamy/citrusy center, and on the right is rambutan, which has a juicy egg-shaped fruit in the center. You can buy 1 kilogram of each for 25 Baht, which is about $1!
Now lets make our way upstairs. On the 8th floor (the top), there is a workout room with some partially functioning gym equipment. I hardly feel the need to utilize this room. Working out on the top floor of a building in the treacherous Thailand heat is a daunting task; I find that I sweat enough just from walking outside! However, I do love to come up here for the amazing view!
Now, downstairs to the pool! That sounds more like it! As we wind downstairs, you may notice the pleasant metal railings that complement the cool, tile floor and give the complex an alluring charm.
The pool is a necessity in this heat. It’s refreshing and invigorating; I often I take a dip in the pool after walking home from school, and it’s usually my hangout spot on Sundays. The white plumeria trees give the area a pleasant look and smell.
We there you have it! This is my pad until next year! It’s a perfect home-base to explore from, and it’s a relaxing and rejuvenating place to come home to after being out in the city. Home sweet home!
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” -Henry David Thoreau