有时侯…Sometimes…

I decided to take a walk down Yaowarat this weekend. I was thinking that since Chinese New Year is around the corner, I should brave the heat and haze to feel the beats of the festivity. Though the Yaowarat does have some resemblance to the Chinatown back home in Singapore, I feel that the sight and sound of Chinatown Bangkok is more authentic than those in Singapore. I see area Chinese community thriving in this corner of a big city. Yaowarat has formed a unique feature in the heart of a city that is fast losing its flavour and smell.

Sometimes, the mess and the disorder add much flair to the place and diffuse a strong fragrant of human spirit and the will to survive in a kingdom that is predominantly Thai. Perhaps, as a foreigner in this land, that is the reason why coming to Yaowarat always allow me to connect with my root and my culture as an ethnic Chinese.

I guess this will be more so during a season of reunion and family celebration like the New Year. I am looking forward to head back to Singapore to usher in the Year of the golden boar together with my family!

阿福

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Starting it again

Starting it all over again in 2019.

My personal blog has been dormant for a long period of time. This year, 2019, I have decided to start it over again: mainly to document my journey and to reflect on the last, perhaps, 10 to 20 years of my life. To be honest, I have been living rather peacefully and happily in Thailand. I have spent the past few years journeying through the less known corners of the Kingdom of Thailand. What I can do here is to make an attempt to document all these travel accounts here and at the same time to showcase the beauty of this Kingdom.

For now, it suffice me to start the year with this first post of the year 2019, announcing my return to this blog! I will have further updates in times to come and I pray that I will still have your support.

The picture I attached here with the post is taken during my recent trip to Chiangmai. I managed to traveled to the highest peak in Thailand, Doi Inthanon and this was one of the cafes I visited during my trip. News and music pretty much tell about certain dimension of our world. We are often connected with the news we received every day from the different social media platforms and music as well. A modern society is dead without arts and music. We need the arts and music to keep our souls alive.

I guess that’s all for now.

Have a nice weekend and see you soon!

Ah Hock