Wednesday, November 11, 2009

City of Angels Part 2

We just got a water heater.. finally.

So this morning, the Carrefour people came to install it. And I remembered that I have the shower curtain which I bought eons finally, I can have it installed too. Yippee.

So I politely asked if he could drill the holes for me. He said sure.. where is the rod.

Rod? What rod? Oh that rod.. nah.. I don't have it. *giggles* Can't you just drill the hole.. and I'll go get the rod next year.

(Yeah.. I am that weird. I bought the shower curtains sans the rod, cos I was lazy to carry it, I think. Or I didn't have enough money .. Or I knew that I don't have an electric drill to drill the damn holes)

OK.. so the man said, "Why don't you go get it? They sell it in Carrefour (which is not far from my home),you know? I don't mind waiting."

And I said, "Nah, it's ok.. I don't have a car."

"Oh, I can bring you there."

"Mai pen rai. It's ok!" (geesh.. you are so weird, driller man!)

And then.... and then....

He went to buy it for me! Well, he said something about Carrefour has.. and bla bla bla...Since my thai is so mediocre, I was half wondering if he was actually gonna go out and get it for me, while the other half of my brain was saying, "Don't be silly.. Nobody does that!"

But he and his assistant left the apartment, leaving me mouth slightly agape, wondering if they went for lunch or to buy a rod for me.

30 minutes later. He came back with a rod! With a receipt from Carrefour! No extra charges.

Aww.. that can only happened like once in a lifetime ok? Total random kindness from strangers!

Wait, something similar happened before.

Oh I am right! Here! and Here!

Ah..Bangkok's ceremonial name is Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Yuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit. It translates to "The city of angels, the great city, the eternal jewel city, the impregnable city of God Indra, the grand capital of the world endowed with nine precious gems, the happy city, abounding in an enormous Royal Palace that resembles the heavenly abode where reigns the reincarnated god, a city given by Indra and built by Vishnukarm".

How apt. :)


keat said...

lol...emmm, hardly heard u speak i wonder, what did u say to him about
"I politely asked if he could drill the holes for me"
"Oh that rod.. nah.. I don't have it. *giggles* Can't you just drill the hole.. "
"Nah, it's ok.. I don't have a car."
your homework, dont malas

goolypop said...

ok.. keat.. since u asked.. i am glad to re-enact the scene for you..

Pii kaa.. *show shower curtain* dai mai? *do grill sound and no. 7 sign (or gun sign for drill)*

Then he asked for the rod by makign a pole action.. and asked YUNAI?

Then i said, "Mai mi.." Then i do drill sound again.. then i said, "mai dai oo?"

But i do know how to say, I no car! "MAI MI LOAD!"

Like dat lor..

keat said...

ROFLOL. ok lah...pass lah, since u applied universal sign language....LOL.

ba mak makkk loey!

keat said...

but then hor...your thai-yu-pinyin is really out
Load=supposed to b

tuti said...

reading keat and you is really funny, lots of imagination came to play, especially on the first comment!

you should stay in thailand.
but that would mean that you'd have to move your parents and close ones there too. or else heart sng sng everyone so far apart.

CY said...

Any classic example of the people of Thais. :) Wow, You actually google for BKK's full name hoh? I know its deng long but i didnt know, seriously this long.

lemme teach u thai :P said...

keat, dun they pronounce R as L? Example.. aloi as opposed to arroi?? And there is no x and s sound..

LOTAK (lotus)

EK-MAN (x-men)


Bookworm Gooly said...

Cy.. sap pud siong moon.. i am a walking encyclopedia..hehehhee..

Goolyma said...

tuti..yaloh.. cant be perfect right? Sigh.. If wan to move them..wah, how many generations of ppl huh..Quahli the dog also have to move here

keat said...

lol. u r right on this one. but the r dont need to rave the rrrrr can also mah.

central = SEN THAN


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