Bangkok Trip Getaway Oct 09 - Day 3

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They help people to move their luggage to the bus booth

It has been another long day..., Didn't manage to get home earlier today since LB need to perform some trouble shooting at KM. So I continue with my research on some of the requirements from the customer as well as the small favors requested from the US peers. Anyway reach home and have dinner late. But today dinner is slightly special... we have McD tonight. then I brought my coke into my small studio (aka computer room) to continue with my day 3 photo processing. And yes, I finally manage to finish it today... (While waiting for it to upload to smugmug, I decided to start with my blog writing now ~:) )

More photos after the jump...:)

Portraiture  Photography by Chiat Hau Photography (Bangkok Trip)
I requested a smile, but he show me this. :"P - just another comm error

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Now you know why they call me Security

For day 3, we pretty much hang around in Amphawa (One of the floating market in Bangkok) for the whole day. (And we decided to stay overnight there just to enjoy the chill wind as well as the village feel there). We went there by bus. So we will need to go to the nearest bus station via a taxi (which cost like around 80b - 90bt), purchase our ticket and wait for the bus at the booth. While we are waiting, I decided to walk around the station to get some shoot. (And yes, I manage to get a few people to pose for some shoot) - I am really grateful that they are willing to pose for some shoot here. :") (With some communication barrier that we faced, but I manage to express what I wanted via hand sign) :"P

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LB waiting for the bus - at the wrong bus booth :"P

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Finally we are on the bus, phew... :"P

Anyway, we almost miss our bus, luckily we did go and check it with the police there to ensure that we are at the right booth. But they told us that we are not and will need to go to the other side of the station to take our bus. So we rush over to the other side and manage to catch our bus. :"P and yes, a good sleep on the bus as well. :"D

Portraiture  Photography by Chiat Hau Photography (Bangkok Trip)
Welcome to Amphawa

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Uncle ask me where do I came from?

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I have ability! Zeerr~

And finally, we are there... (after an hour++ of bus ride), but too bad we really didn't know where is the location of the Ban Mae Arom Home Stay that recommended by Shane. We again, decided to go to the officer to get some help for direction. (Too bad, we have limited Thai vocab and they have limited English vocab ) but we are lucky enough to have a university couple who are headed to the same motel as us. So we decided to follow them and in the end, (yes finally...) we are there and get our luggage into the room before we start out journey in Amphawa. :)

Portraiture  Photography by Chiat Hau Photography (Bangkok Trip)
Kinda spicy but I like it

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Ice cream with rice. Lovely!

You will noticed that, there are a lot of Thai people in Amphawa. The area seems like a "local" tourism hot spot for the Thai people. (I will say that 80% of the people in Amphawa are Thai). A lot of university student will get their time off during weekend to spend their time there as well.

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A friendly Thai Female Shopper

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and a serious Male Shopper

On top of that, there are a lot nice food as well as souvenirs to get there. Another things to mention is that the people there is very friendly. Anyway it is just like a small village where everyone get along very well. You will tends to slow down your foot steps to look around and enjoy the view, the people and the food there. :) (That's why there are more photos taken here...:"P compare to the first 2 days - I feel like I started to enjoy Bangkok starting from this day) :")

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A Violinist who has his own album

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Some wood toys...

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Yeah, uncle made them. :)

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Auntie is shy (after she noticed me) :")

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Man at work, CHEERS

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Waiting for her next fruit business

During the evening, I manage to stop by near the bridge area, and get some evening shoot. (and also getting LB for some shoot with the evening sky) :") You will find that, the bridge is congested with a lot of photographers... as well as pedestrians. The divider is not very high, just remember to be careful when  you are close to the border.

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A busy floating market

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Some who get themselves rested

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Found it interesting, so I took it. :"P

At night we paid the motel 60bt for a Looooong boat ride (Trust me is worth it) along the river to see the firefly. (And yes, this is my 1st time seeing the firefly in the bushes). I tried to get a few shoot, but it is just too dark to make a shoot (pitch black + with the boat swinging around). So i decided to get myself off the photographing side and enjoy the breeze while the boat cruising along the river... it is a very special and nice experience. :) (Lovely)

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Village, Sky and Moon...

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LB posing with the evening sky

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The ray of light.


Another evening shoot before I call it a day

Finally, we are back to the motel. The motel room is very clean (and I think it has some sort like a home feel to me). Other than the noise while the boat is cruising here and there (it sounds like lorry on the road). It is just a very comfortable homestay to stay. (And the boss - who know a bit of Chinese and his daughter - who know Japanese/English is very helpful in deed whenever you need additional information to plan your next day trip). :)

Portraiture  Photography by Chiat Hau Photography (Bangkok Trip)
Just some bokeh-licious here

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LB making a shoot here :)

Seriously, I love this place. If I got a chance to go back to Bangkok again, I think I will only revisit Amphawa. and rest a few days there. :)

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No complain, I flashed myself this round. :"P

Anyway, Day 3 photo gallery is located here. I believe I won't be able to finish the Day 4 processing tomorrow. (Yeah, I will depart again on Thursday) So I think I will continue with my Bangkok getaway posting when I am back. ;) I hope you all do enjoy the Bangkok series for far. I will end my post with the photo above. Have a great night everyone. Cheers. :)

8 comments :

  1. I also love this water village just by looking at your this photo blog:)

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  2. Thanks Lilian. If got chance you should go there and take a look. It is a very nice and cozy place to visit (and stay) :)

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  3. Ya. Really nice album on day 3. All pictures are nice. The 2 home stay motel photos makes me think of ghost movie.. :P like when the movie starts they will show a very warm surrounding, with the pics of the ancestors or the persons who stayed here before.. the antique clock signifies something eerie, and yet calm at the very first moment. When the clock 12.. everything turn into something else.. then the pic at the right side -- the village pic, will turn into something very old, and being left out for sometimes, everything become 'usang'..:P haha.. sorry long story here. Really give me that kinda feel, can be a very good movie spot. :P But can see that it's a real good place to visit too! Very colorful and cheerful people.

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  4. B&G: Hehe... thanks glad that you enjoy it. Ohhh the motel photos... the 2 biggest head shot is actually belongs to their pricess. and the rest of the photos are the photos that is snapped by all the visitors (all over the world) that stayed in the homestay before. :) hehe... 12 o clock and yes, the clock did sound. (but the house didn't transform - if it did... then I will be in trouble d) :"P Neh is fine with the story. and yes the people there are pretty friendly. It is just a great place to rest your mind. :)

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  5. i enjoyed reading your blog especially the photo :)

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  6. Hey Yek Fu, thanks for dropping by. :) Hope that you will find it interesting and enjoy the photos. :)

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  7. finally, saw ur face here. hahaaaaaa

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  8. Aiks... 行踪败露。。。-_-"

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Chiat Hau is a portrait and wedding photographer based in Penang, Malaysia. He started his photography journey by shooting strangers' portrait on the streets of Penang and around the world whenever he travel. Observing life and culture through the viewfinder, Chiat Hau has found a passion for framing his subjects in a natural, cinematic and yet photo-journalistic fashion. Capturing precious moments in both commissioned assignments and personal projects.