To understand reality is not the same as to know about outward events. It is to perceive the essential nature of things. The best-informed man is not necessarily the wisest. Indeed there is a danger that precisely in the multiplicity of his knowledge he will lose sight of what is essential. But on the other hand, knowledge of an apparently trivial detail quite often makes it possible to see into the depth of things. And so the wise man will seek to acquire the best possible knowledge about events, but always without becoming dependent upon this knowledge. To recognize the significant in the factual is wisdom. Dietrich Bonhoeffer:


Life is a train of moods like a string of beads; and as we pass through them they prove to be many colored lenses, which paint the world their own hue, and each shows us only what lies in its own focus.---RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.---ABRAHAM LINCOLN
There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state to another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must have felt what it is to die, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life.---ALEXANDRE DUMAS
“It is not because the truth is too difficult to see that we make mistakes... we make mistakes because the easiest and most comfortable course for us is to seek insight where it accords with our emotions - especially selfish ones" --- Alexander Solzhenitsyn quotes (Russian novelist, Nobel Prize for Literature (1970), b.1918)
“Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.” ---Kahlil Gibran

Friday, September 2, 2011

Central Ladphrao reopens

I got excited when I saw the news ad on Central Ladphrao's reopening last weekend. The shopping mall is one of my favorite hang outs, it is like strolling in two shopping malls as both Union Mall and Central Ladphrao are in the same place. Central was closed for a couple of months due to renovation. This is one thing I like about Thailand by the way, they do renovations from time to time. Other malls have their own improvements as well but they never decided to stop operating unlike Central Ladphrao.

Anyway, I went there to check the new look and if there are something else new aside from the interior design. I got confused at first looking for a place to eat and I was really starving that time. After a few minutes of walking I found the area  on the third floor. I stood for awhile and took the restaurant that was new to me. The name is Bangkok Streetfood. It is streetfood indoor then hehehe!. Anyway, it's buffet and it made me curious why the name is streetfood. Later, I found out that they serve soft noodles which the Thais call "kanom jeen". The kind of food is commonly seen in Bangkok sidewalks where people choose the desired soup along with a serve of soft noodles. The vegetable toppings are of variety which are unlimited and served in every table.

The restaurant however has many other kinds of noodles and some other kinds of food, plus veggies for salad and desserts including ice cream. The buffet doesn't have drinks with it however a cafe is part of the space so anyone can just buy any drinks one wishes in there. I had iced green tea during my meal. One thing about this buffet is affordability. Surprisingly it's just 89Baht which I really think is cheap thinking about the salads, desserts and other food available. The taste isn't that superb but with the price I think it's worth it. The meal cost me   159baht. I finished all my plates and I was really full.

After buffet I walked down and found out that it was Forever 21's opening. It was like oohh yesss! as I like the boutique which I regularly visit in Central World in Rachaprasong. Yes, a bit farther from my home. One thing I love about Forever21 is the accessories, earrings to speak. I like the designs they're so feminine and one can choose a variety of it from studs to dangling. I enjoyed the fashion shown they had, it was my first to see the kind in a boutique, like the fashion show was in the hall way with the theme hip-hop. They had professional fashion models but I think the highlight was the actors and actresses who walked in the ramp. It was all fun with  music  and the spectators  actively cheering their idols. The show started late but it was a success, I thought it was such a good idea to come up with a fashion show during their opening.  It's also great to note the Forever21 now comes nearer to where I live.

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