Mahachai Jaidee

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First night meeting our new friends (we didn’t know Indria yet)

I met some great people in Mahachai (aka Indria and our Thai friends) and became better friends with others (aka Christina).

Jaidee was just a bar on the side of the road that we would pass when leaving Landmark.

Christina and I were walking to our apartments one night from Landmark and these people were like “HEYYYYY.” She was like “so this girl before you never wanted to go there do you?” Of course I said yes because they sounded fun.

When we took Indria to Jaidee 😁
Post fishing

Little did we know we’d be spending 95% of our weekend nights there. We’d always try some place new, but then we’d just end up at Jaidee. The thing is is that they were all great and entertaining and they were genuinely good people.

Indria, Me, Christina & Mo

Sometimes they’d take us on little day adventures to temples, their houses or cafes. I went fishing a few times with them which was so much fun!!! I caught my first and only fish 😃

We’d go to Jaidee on Fridays or Saturdays (sometimes both).

A few of our pictures are encased in the Jaidee bartop 💗
Polaroid cameras are great

I’d usually have a mojito….or 5 when we’d go. Mai nam tan (no sugar). Sometimes I’d switch it up and get a bottle of Singha, which was my favorite Thai beer.

This one night we got really drunk off of our boxed wine at Indria’s apartment. We all forgot to eat dinner???? We showed up at Jaidee and brought our wine with us. None of them liked it. They usually just drank Singha, Chang 😷, Leo, or Hongtong.

After Jaidee closed, we’d go to Landmark or Whaz. We were also introduced to Let’s Bar a few months later. Let’s Bar was always packed and the live music was great. You’d have to push your way through all of the people to get to the bathroom.

Christmas at Mahachai Jaidee

Landmark and Whaz were right down the street from Jaidee and there was a 7 along the way so that was always great. Whaz had live music too. Landmark had a bunch of tables and chairs so we’d go get beer at a nearby store and drink there for hours listening to some tswizz (Taylor Swift), Britney Spears, Thai music, or just whatever we were feeling that night.

Typical night at Jaidee

We’d sit and talk. We always laughed a whole lot. Indria, Christina, and I would be at one end of the table and everyone else would be on the other end but we’d all yell to each other.

At the end of the night, (usually somewhere between 11pm-6am) they’d all take us home or we’d go and get some yummy food.

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There was this one time when I fell off of a bike.

I always told Indria and Christina that I was going to fall off of a bike at some point because I always had to hop on and off with my little legs. The bikes were too high and my legs just couldn’t do it.

So, there I was.

Love them 💜

Everyone was sitting at the table eating at a restaurant we’d go to sometimes and I face planted into the concrete. I still have a bump on my head that I think will be with me forever. LOL.

Our our weekend mornings/afternoons, depending on when we got home, we started off deciding where we could get greasy or western food. Hangover helpers hehehe. Our favorites were: Baantoon, Three Girls and a Boy, and The White Oven.

The night we forgot to eat dinner. Can you tell??

After doing our errands for the day, we’d usually end up back there again at night. Orrrrr, we’d go to Indria’s and watch a movie and then go there 😆

At the end of the night, (usually somewhere between 11pm-6am) they’d all take us home or we’d go and get some aroi mak-mak (very delicious) food. We’d try new food and drink beer.

My last night 😢

My last night at Mahachai Jaidee was bittersweet. It was such an enjoyable night but it was also sentimental. I was excited to go home but leaving was also hard. It was a quick but great goodbye. Some of us got matching tattoos which is always fun 😂

Christina, Indria, and I still talk about the random, yet unforgettable times that we had at that bar and all of the places that they took us to. Mahachai will always have a place in my heart.

Juup Juup 💜

My Cute Little Apartment

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Left: hardgarbage; Right: food waste

I just gotta say Korea is wicked cool for their recycling/trash waste program. The orange bags that I was given are for soft food waste, the white bags are for hard food/regular trash (bones, packaging, egg shells, etc.) and recyclables can go into a plain plastic bag. They have set times that you are allowed to put your trash on the side of the road and they don’t pick it up on the weekends. So I can leave my trash outside after 8pm but not after 4am. I was told that some apartments have a sorter which makes it easier but for now, this is how my little apartment building works. My head teacher said that they use the orange bags for animal food. Love it.

It also super useful that they use keypads instead of keys. I just type in my digits and turn the knob.

The water is nice n hot 😁

Not only do they have keypads, they also have HEATED FLOORS. I have to say it took me a few weeks to understand how mine works but I got it figured out. The only downside is is that you can either have heated floors or hot water. Buttt, even when I don’t click that little button to the left of the On/Off switch, my water still gets pretty hot. It takes about 2 hours and 30-40 minutes for the heated floors to go back on after heating the water. Yes, I timed it 😂

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My apartment also came with a washer, a rack that comes down from the ceiling for drying clothes, a stove top, and a fridge. You can adjust the drying rack which is nice because I’m short. My apartment also came with a TV so that was cool. I’m not really sure how other apartments are but from what I’ve seen it is pretty much the same setup as mine.

And since this room was previously used by other teachers, it also has a microwave and a mini toaster oven. I’m excited to make cookies in it. I also have a bunch of dishes- plates, silverware, bowls, all that great stuff. I was also lucky enough to have a little couch, a bed, a kettle, a little table, and some cookware. My favorite thing that came with this apartment: a Brita filter. I know that’s a little odd but with the amount of water that I drink, it just makes me happy. I brought a mini water filter from home just to be safe. I don’t even want to know how much money I spent when I was in Thailand. I bought water daily. So having a Brita saves both the environment and my wallet. Yay.

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Soo you walk in and there’s my couch to the left and the TV. Straight ahead there’s the fridge with all of my pictures on it 😊 Then there’s the mini kitchen and bathroom and to the left is my bedroom. To the left of my TV is the washer and drying rack.

It’s a few steps up from my Thailand apartment. Actually, it’s quite an improvement. I only had a fridge in Thailand so having a stove top and other appliances is wonderful.

There’s a lot of storage in my apartment. So much that I don’t even know how to fill it all up.

I borrowed this tree for Christmas. I don’t want to keep mentioning my TikTok but I put a before and after picture of the tree. I haven’t decorated a tree in years. It was nice decorating because I was by myself for Christmas so it was a fun little activity. So I spent Christmas Eve decorating and talking to friends. I spent Christmas Day cooking pasta and talking with friends and family.