< Every day is an adventure
Recently when caught up with a girlfriend who I knew for almost 20 years, she suddenly said: “Do you know I really admire the way you enjoy life each day? You always explore new places, new cities, talk to new people.. and the most important is you’ve done all these “Alone”! To do things “Alone” certainly not what I can managed, I even have issues dining alone at a restaurant.”
I have never thought of “Alone” issues too much until she mentioned it. In fact, I used to be like her a long time ago and expect my love one or friends to take me somewhere or make sure I never dine alone. In my mind that means they love or care for me ( It’s certainly an immature way of behavior.. don’t learn from that!!). However, in reality we all have daily work and things to take care of. No one will ever have that kind of time to watch your needs, but it doesn’t mean they don’t love or care for you. Slowly I understand that I should be in charge of my own life, instead of waiting for others to make my life full of fun. After all life is for enjoyment not for “waiting”.
Certainly, it’s not easy at the beginning. But I believe everything is all about practice and changing the old habits.
For example: if you take the “right turn” to reach your office after leaving the house is your daily routine, why not try to change take the “Left turn” for the office and see what happens? By doing such a small change, your adventure has just begun….. You will discover a totally different part of the city which you thought you knew by heart.
Therefore, although I have been living in Bangkok over 5 years, each day I feel like a new person in this city and there are lots of new things to discover. On top of that, I never allow myself to stay in my “comfort zone” for too long ( Yes, once in a while I do feel lazy and don’t feel like moving..). To make this possible, I put myself into Tourist Mode most of the weekend and go to explore new things whichever city I am in at that time. Luckily, it has brought me lots of joy so far. Therefore, although I am alone I have never felt “Alone”.
Last weekend, through an UK friend’s strong recommendation finally I went to check out “Unicorn cafe” which is located in central Bangkok.
I pass by this cafe each time I attend the yoga class, and thought it’s a place for those Sweet lovely Thai teenager girls. Absolutely not the kind of place, for an independent plus mature lady like myself to go ( Ha..ha..)… But a new UK girlfriend keeps telling me that cafe is “Top 10 must visit place in Bangkok” from UK tourist book. Without delay I certainly need to check it out.
This pinky rainbow colorful small cafe full of guests age more than 30, and also some Grandpa and guys show more interest in this cafe than we girls.
Once you open the door there’s a giant unicorn statue welcoming you at the entrance for photo as well. There are lots of Unicorn dolls in every size around the Princess sofas or chairs, they even have unicorn costumes in all sizes free for guests to put on while enjoying their specially made unicorn meals. Everything is pinkish and feels like been in a mini sized princess castle.
Perhaps it has been recommended too often in many guide books ( especially the UK version) and I am happy they run a very good business. But because of that, the place turned out to be very noisy not really a place to enjoy a quiet tea. But for sure certainly a heaven for all Unicorn fans.