Thursday, 10 April 2008

We've had a couple of funny nights recently

I thought I would share them with you.

The first one was last Sunday night. Monday was Chakri Day (This is the anniversary of the founding of the present Chakri Dynasty of which the present ruling monarch, King Bhumibol, is the ninth king) and was a holiday so we decided that we would go to one of the local pubs to celebrate the fact that Chris had a day off. We met up with Marrisa (Downstairs neighbour) and Mel (Thai Village Life blogger) and went along to The Robin Hood (Sukhumvit Road between Soi's 33 and 35 in case you ever want to visit). Talk about laugh!! They have a wee dude (no idea what his name is) that plays music there on a Sunday evening.....his blues stuff is great but he does tend to play a rather eclectic mix of other stuff as well.....some of which is....well.....not quite so great!!! I thought I was going to fall off my chair I was laughing so much - the singer is half Thai and half Indian and he was singing......wait for it.....The Proclaimers song 500 miles (No, I don't know why either) and was attempting to do it in a Scottish accent!! Not only that but he did the weirdest twiddly dee bit in the middle of the song. Mel looks like she can't quite believe what she's hearing and Marissa was screaming 'Make it stop!!'. (She's so going to kill me for putting that picture on here!!). Hehehehehehe

Then last night we went out to celebrate Moon's birthday (It's not till Friday but she's going up to Issan to spend Songkran, the Thai New Year and water festival, with her family - if you want to know what we did for Songkran last year click here). We took her to a great little restaurant called Anna's Garden on Thong Lor (Sukhumvit Soi 55). I love it there.....that atmosphere is great and the food is fab - we had spicy sausage, morning glory, sun dried beef, Tom Yum Goong (Spicy sweet and sour soup with prawns) and steamed sea bass with chilli and lemon (Yummy!!). Moon had half a glass of Thai wine and two small glasses of beer and was giggling like a loon......she was absolutely hilarious!! (Every time she has a drink she tries to convince us that she's not drunk by pulling the most remarkable pissed face either of us have ever seen!!). We bemused the waiter no end (he spent the evening trying to persuade us to go clubbing) and then had the taxi driver in stitches on the way home. She came in this morning and announced that her cheeks were sore from all the laughing she had done!!


Anonymous said...

Happy birthday, Moon. Hope you are not 'Hang, Hang' in the morning. I'm sure Carol's a bad influence on you.

You all look as if you had a ball, love Marisa's photo, and yes, she probably will kill you.

Love Mum xx

Carol and Chris said...

Mum - She was slightly 'Hang Hang' this morning but was complaining more about her cheeks so her head couldn't have been that bad!!

hehehehe it's a rather fab photo of her isn't it!!! (I did tell her that I would be putting the photo on the blog)

C x

JJ said...

I think Mel'll love you forever for her pic too!

SpiralSkies said...

'A Moon To Party With.' That's what I need. Would make a great title for a novel too.

Sounds as if you had a ridiculously good night, well done!

Anonymous said...

Yep you are a dead Puppy. Don't get too wet this year

Happy Birthday Du Wan (probably wrong but what the hell the funs in the trying)


Carol and Chris said...

JJ - I didn't think Mel's was bad!!

Spiral - Your right, it would make a fab title for a book!!! We had a blast....there was much LOLing :-D

Tomato - I think I may go into hibernation. I don't mind getting wet on the first day but by day three.....

Hehehehe is Duan :-). I've just phoned her to wish her a happy birthday and told her that you commented. She's ridiculously pleased!!

C x

Mel said...

Ah my pensive face! You obviously caught me right between the utter confusion, stunned silence and hysterical laughing caused by the Dew Dew Dewing in the Proclaimers!!

Forgot to update you on Johnny boy from when we were talking out the front!He's originally from Burma, lived in Europe for a long time and has been in Thailand for many a year now (and has a gargantuan crush on you Carol ;-) He said he would sing some Australian and Scottish diddies next time we go!! Now that would be amusing!

Carol and Chris said...

Mel - I love that photo of you....I think it sums up that song rather perfectly!!

Nope, not me he has the crush on.....Definitely was YOU he told his life history to!!

I'm not sure if I want to hear any more Scottish ditties....I think I have suffered enough!!

C x

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DJ Kirkby said...

That looks like a fun night! Moon...what a gorgeous name. Happy birthday Moon!

Lane said...

Where's the photo of you falling of your chair missy!

Sounds like you've had a couple of brilliant evenings. Moon could light a room with her smile!

Carol and Chris said...

DJ - It's a great name isn't it!! Her daughter is called Fa which in English means blue :-)

Lane - Oh there are plenty of's just nice to show someone else doing it for a change!!

She could indeed!! I'll tell her you said that.....she'll be chuffed to bits!!

C x