Monday, September 13, 2010

The Big 3-0

National Stadium BTS stop/MBK Mall at Sunset

This weekend I celebrated my 30th birthday. I can honestly say I never thought I would celebrate the big 3-0 in Thailand! On Friday I was able to spend the entire day with Eric because we had to go to the Immigration Office to get a work permit. We arrived there at 8:30 in the morning and spent most of our time sitting in uncomfortable chairs as Jintana, the HR person from Eric's work ran from line to line, making sure we had the correct paperwork and the correct payments.

We finished with everything around 3:30 and headed back to the apartment for a quick swim before our friends Greg, Mary and Suwat came to pick us up for the night. We went to a German Restaurant located along Sukhumvit Road, the main expat area of Bangkok. The food was wonderful and the German beer was excellent! After dinner, Suwat took us to the Royal City Avenue (RCA) Entertainment Area. It is a street filled with different bars and clubs. We went to Route66. They had a couple of great Thai bands playing. They mostly played Thai music, but every so often they would sing English songs like "Billionaire." It was a lot of fun, and of course I forgot to take pictures, but there are some on Mary's blog.

On Saturday Eric and I had dinner at the Suan Lum Night Bazaar. This was our third time eating at the bazaar and this time we decided to try the beer garden out. The beer garden was similar to many of the food courts found in Bangkok. You exchange your money for coupons and then you can select food from any of the vendors that surround the seating area. There were several large projection screens showing soccer as well as a stage in the front where several bands performed. They had some awesome dance moves that reminded us of our brother- in- law Matt.

Food vendors at the Chang Beer Garden

On Sunday, Eric and I decided to do some shopping at MBK, a mega mall. We spent quite some time searching for a store that carried "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" an awesome TV show that we both love. Unfortunately, it seems like there are some things you CAN'T find at MBK. We did end up getting the fist seasons of Chuck and Dexter, so now we have something to watch when HBO is showing "Lost Boys: The Tribe" for the 20th time. We finished up the night eating room service and watching TV.  It was the perfect way to end a great birthday weekend.

1 comment:

  1. We would have loved to be there with you celebrating. Maybe when you come home we can celebrate all over angain and throw Tony's and my birthday in the mix. The 3rd season of True Blood will probably be out soon so you will have something else to watch. Glad you had a good birthday. Love you guys!!