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Miao First Songkran in Khon Kaen!!

Songkran is the New Year for Thais. 

This year i suppose to go Bangkok for Songkran but unfortunately due to some timing we had to skip and move my Bangkok trip to May.

When I thought I gonna missed out Songkran this year, I was fortunate to be invited by AirAsia for the Songkran in Khon Kaen, Thailand! Woohoo!! Thank you AirAsia!!

And so, I was in Khon Kaen last week for my first water festival!!

Look at all the humans!! People mountain people sea!!! 

It was way more happening than I thought. It’s like the whole city population on the street.

And yes, Chingy got separate from us and got lost in less than 20 minutes. 😐 #winliaolor

They closed up part of the city and streets for the Songkran. It’s basically like a big huge carnival. There are food stalls along the sides leading to the main street.

Over at the main street, there are many stages along each side of the streets with performances and shows for the people. They called them water stations because they have water containers for you to refilled your water guns and also shoot you with.

Look what i found.

AirAsia water station!

View from the AirAsia stage.

It’s kinda scary up here due to the slippery floor.

I really have to salute those dancers who performed on AirAsia dance showdown. I hardly can walk properly but those people can just dance on it.

Then comes the water war.

I ran away from him after that. The fat boy was scary.

The Thailand policemen were so sporting lor. Playing with water guns with all the civilians. Here’s a photo of him refilling his “ammo” at AirAsia water station.

A photo of us XD

When I first heard that they play powder at Songkran. My first impression was like…


then when i was there..

they greet you while holding to a bottle of powder. Then smile with you while showing you the powder in their hands. They were so polite that I nodded to them and allowed them to put powder on me. How can anyone reject such politeness.

And the one putting the powder was just a random uncle. I can’t imagine if it’s a cute Thai girl OAO

Look at my face. :>

I took a walk to the stage next door and it was getting more serious over there. It’s scary.

But not for this boy, i bet it was his best day of his life. hahaha

Here’s a short video of it.

I don’t know why it’s just 240p :< Sorry about that.

Maiku (dammit)! I still missing Songkran, I’m so gonna head back next year.

Songkran is held on every 2nd week of April. All cities in Thailand celebrate it, but each with its own vibe and crowd. If you have celebrate Songkran in other cities before, do check out the one here in Khon Kaen too.

If you have not experienced Songkran, it’s a must-do-once in a lifetime. It’s best to start planning now. 😀

Khon Kaen is about 60 minutes flight away from Bangkok with 4x daily flights. 

More of Khon Kaen:

Songkran in Khon Kaen

– What to do at night in Khon Kaen

What to do in the day in Khon Kaen

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AirAsia Bloggers Trip: Adventure of Chiang Mai (Part 3)

The following trip is sponsored by Air Asia. 

Read up Part 1 and Part 2 if you haven’t :).

Second day of Ching Mai!!  The first day was more to free and easy activities but on the second day onwards we are gonna for some adventure in Chiang Mai. And for today, we going for…

Water Rafting!! 😀

This is my second time water rafting. The first one was in Bali. The water rafting we went was called the White Water Rafting which is located at the Mae Tang River. The whole rafting trip is 10km long and took around 1 and half hour to finish depending on the water level and volume.

As everyone knows, I’m afraid of water but ironically I like water activities such as water slides, water rafting etc. So it’s like ” OMG! I gonna die!!  Oh gosh, this is fun!! Oh no I don’t wanna die!! Woohooo” =.= I’m a strange cat.

To avoid to meet Wafu Pafu earlier, I was very obedient to all the captain’s command.

but it can gets annoying when…

playing with us with his commands…

Here’s some photos taken by the guys from the rafting company, Water Runner. As there are many of us, we separated into two boats.

 And here’s ours..

It was a fun and exciting ride.  Luckily, I didn’t fall into the river.

But that did not stop me from getting wet. =.= Our captain kept on splashing us with water and toying with us. There are times I feel like push the captain in the river, then again that’s part of the fun.  hehehe

If you’re in Chiang Mai ,do check out the Water Rafting.

Here’s our captains and our octopus nanny from Air Asia.

There are bathrooms at the HQ, so do remember to bring your towel and extra clothes to change.

And importantly, do remember your under garments.

I felt so insecure for the rest of the day! >.<

At first, it seems fine as I thought we’re heading back to the hotel straight but turned out, we’re not. The tour guide brought us to a massage centre near our hotel. Insecurity to the max!!

If you come to Thai, do try Thai massage and you will hear all your bones go “Krik Krak” XD. The process is not as painful as it seems to be unless you have not been exercise for many years. One thing for sure is when it’s finish, you feel more relaxed and light unless the massage parlor is not experienced.

For me, I didn’t feel any pain at all :). Oh wait, maybe I was distracted by other stuffs.


After the massage, we headed back for a rest before dinner. Thank God!! 



Saw this pretty young lady play some traditional musics at the lobby before heading out for dinner. Check out the video I took.

This night, we’re dining at this place called Kantoke Palace. It’s a place where you can have dinner while watching cultural show.

There are a couple of these shows in Chiang Mai. If you’re lucky, you ended up with good food. The first time, Chingy came to Chiang Mai, she went to another show and the food was terrible.

Lucky, they have me, the lucky cat in their trip XD. We had awesome food. This is what we had.

It’s a traditional dish that comes in six. Deep fried Chicken, Curry Chicken, Deep Fried Potato, Fried Pork Skin, Tomato with mixed vege and Cabbages.

The best thing about this is the food can be refilled. XD You can eat as much fried chicken as you like! :3 oh nom nom nom…

About the show, there’re traditional dances from different ethnics in Thailand. Hmm not bad, the only problem is I can’t understand what the MC was explaining about the dance even she spoke in English. :/

 Lion Deer Dance XD

The thing I afraid the most at a show is to be drag up the stage and dance along. Luckily we sat pretty far at the back but if this girl dragged me up, I don’t mind tho. LOL

She’s not a performer but walks around taking photos with tourist and have people buy the framed photos.

After the show, we went to the ChangKlan Night Market near our hotel again.

The rest bought a lot of stuffs like paintings & t shirts. There are an area where a lot of artist displayed their work for sale. Too bad, they are very strict on taking photograph of their works. I understand them, copyrights.

Copyrights are always ignored by people. Many of them just take it from granted and some even make money from it as if they think it is okay. I just encountered the same case and it’s from someone I respected. Le sigh.

Anyway, back to the paintings. We encountered something weird, the price for painting appears to be different from the price yesterday but still very worth it. One day when I got my own house, I gonna buy a couple to put in my living rooms.

I, myself didn’t bought anything as I decided to save my money for the Sunday Market which would be 10 times bigger and have more varieties of products than here XD. So I didn’t even bother asking for the price of any products. Bwahahha..

But then, that did not stop me from buying Mc Donald’s Samurai Burgers even with a full stomach!! When I got there, it was pretty crowded and 80% of them are Malaysians XD

Lol everyone just want a taste of Pork Burger by famous franchise like Burger King, Mc Donalds and KFC. XD


It’s actually Grilled Chicken/Pork  Patty with Teriyaki sauce. Taste wonderful but still behind my favorite MOS Burger Teriyaki Burger~~ I miss you MOS Burger!

To be continued…

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