I woke up fine today, in fact a lot earlier than usual despite of having a little trouble sleeping. I then prepared to work, ironed my clothes and decided to wear my fave shoes. It took long to wait for the bus, at some point I thought of getting a taxi but surprisingly none came. The bus came in a while and I felt contented, feeling the breeze of a Saturday morning. I've always love the feeling, it's the same as taking a ride somewhere outside the city.
But I had no idea it would be shortened this time as the bus turned right instead of going straight. I noticed that we went past to some slightly flooded areas and thought it wasn't a big deal as yes, it's really normal to get flooded anywhere in Bangkok every after rains. It has been pretty hot and hasn't been raining these times though.
To continue the story, I had no choice but to take A WALK to work, in my three-inched-shoes! The distance is about a kilometer, good enough to exercise the heart I think. :) The water was still manageable today but impossible for me to get to Tesco Lotus or I had to walk on flood. I was glad a motorcycle came, actually was running past on me and I called the driver then I asked if it was possible for him to send me to Tesco. He said yes. I was thankful, fare is ten baht but I gave him twenty as I know how BIG his help was to me.
It's my first to see the flooding with my own eyes. The flood water is strange, I thought at first the rivers overflowing cause the water on the road but these waters come out from the many drainage near the sidewalk. Instead of these sucking the water in when it rains, they seep water this time resulting to flood. Frankly, the flood water is clear though it has a distinct smell. It hasn't reached knee-high for now and guess it isn't that worst yet in Nawamin. I could see many people wearing boots and carrying their mini-boats, but this is just near Tesco, the water could be worse in further Nawamin road as what I can see from the cross bridge and I never had the chance to see further for real.
I had to figure out out how to get home and then I had the motorcyle saving moment again. The driver was honest enough when I asked him to send me to the next bus stop. He said due to flooding buses (the other direction) can stop right in front of Tesco but then I thought I could still get wet with the splashes and took the ride to the next stop. I have to see how will this go tomorrow, the water should be higher by then. For now my work hasn't cancelled the classes yet .