it was one of those typical-day-turned-disaster kind of day. so here is how it went down… i got up, went to the gym, put on my lazy day pjs-but-not-really outfit (you can tell i was expecting a very ordinary day) with my sluggish oversized bag that fits basically all my daily essentials and headed to starbucks near home.
then i consumed a ten-thousand calories dark french vanilla latte while studying for my thai test. i made plans with my friends to meet up after my class to catch up over dinner.
so it was after class. normally bangkok’s traffic is pretty horrible but surprisingly it wasn’t this evening. of course i was feeling good on this rare occasion, minding my own business driving to dinner when this bmw decides to pop out from a side alley smashing right into my car. out of nowhere.
fortunately no one was hurt. we both came out of our cars and was waiting for the insurance people to arrive. in the meantime the other driver kept on trying to blame me that i was driving too fast, this and that, blah blah. but even his own insurance guy told him that it was his fault, not mine. (whoever said men are better drivers than women.. pssh!)
obviously i was pretty pissed off at this point. this was the second accident of the month! first was in a one-way, single-lane alley where i was, again, minding my own business when this motorcycle tries to pass me by squeezing himself (a man, again) between my car and a wall in this very tiny alley that could barely fit one car, leaving me with a fugly dent and a scratch. then of course today happened. urgh.
so after an hour-ish time everything was sorted. i was starving by then and i couldn’t care less about my car. all i could think about was what i’m gonna have for dinner. and i felt like i needed some amazing thai to let off my steam. and here is how the dinner went…
tom yum kung.
yum woon sen (spicy thai glass noodle salad).
kung kratiam (stir-fried shrimp with garlic – my fave!)
pad krapao moosab (stir-fried minced pork with basil).
kor moo yang (grilled pork neck).
kao pad kung (shrimp fried rice).
pad-see-ew (stir-fried seafood noodle in soy sauce).
yes, our hungry-selves went kinda overboard but oh.. dinner was so good. even better after such a shitty incident. my day was supposed to go smoothly without the whole chunk in between but i guess this is life. i should’ve known something was up when bangkok traffic seemed too good to be true.