This was not my first time in Thailand. In fact, this was not even my first time in Phuket. However, it has been quite a while between visits. Having been brought up in Malaysia, I am used to pollution and I would not even blink twice at the thought of eating at hawker stores (even next to drains sometimes! I know, yuk right?) because I grew up eating hawker food. I pride myself on having a polluted and hence “strong” stomach. I am also used to seeing a family of four with 2 children under the age of 5 sandwiched between their parents on a tiny motorbike travelling with no helmets in Malaysia’s crazy traffic. Back then, I always thought that that was the norm. Poverty was just a part of everyday life and scenes like that never really made a strong impact on me because it was everywhere. This probably explains why my previous memory of Phuket is quite an ordinary one. However this time around, Phuket definitely made an impact on me.
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I know I know, I haven’t posted photos of my wedding day yet – they will be coming soon! But in the mean time, here are some “post” wedding photos. To continue reading head over to www.startwithblack.com.
As mentioned in my previous post, J went to Hong Kong for a week for one of his best friend’s bucks. Maybe he felt guilty leaving me here by myself, because he came back with a BIG surprise! During our honeymoon in Europe, I probably visited every single Celine store from Paris to Geneva trying to find a Celine bag that I liked. I went from a Trapeze to the Luggage and then to the Phantom. I just did not have any luck. Either the leather was not right or the colour combination was not right. I decided that Celine was just not meant to be. THIS Celine was picked by J. Frankly, I’m quite impressed! I probably wouldn’t have picked this bag myself as all I ever buy is BLACK BLACK and more BLACK! I suppose grey is close enough! The poor dude has probably gone bag shopping with me so much now that he actually has a clue as to what I like! Oh dear!
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