My son Nicholas models the 50-baht sunglasses
Every weekend, the wife and I attempt to go somewhere or do something with our children different from the previous weekend. We go to parks, movies, Chatuchak, Chinatown, play basketball, or dine out for lunch or dinner. Anything to break up life's monotony.
This weekend started with us thinking we were going somewhere first thing Sunday morning. As sometimes happens, we all got involved in our own tasks and before we long, it was lunch time.
Instead of going out, I decided to go to the Happyland Market near our home and fetch lunch. I took my time walking around the market and decided we would eat something different. Again, breaking the monotony.
I grabbed 500 baht and my camera, hopped in a taxi, and made my way for Happyland. Below is a list of what I ended up buying. The Happyland area has the Happyland Foods Center and Central Market Happyland / ตลาดกลางแฮปปี้แลนด์. I wandered around the food center, first buying a young coconut to stave off my growing hunger, then buying some fish before walking over to market. There I bought some peanuts, cookies from an 84-year-old lady, and some plastic bags I needed.
I walked back over to the food center. I stumbled upon a stall selling sunglasses and bought a pair for 50 baht ($1.65). In the past I would buy designer sunglasses but every single time, I lose them. Now I just buy a cheap pair once in a while and if I lose or break them, the loss stings much less.
Breakdown of what I got for 468 baht
Deep Fried Cha-om with Egg served with Fish (Mackerel) - 40 baht
My youngest son Nicholas loves this dish. I prefer the Cha-om (vegetable) in egg.
Steamed Fish Fillet in Red Curry / Hor Mok Pla - 20 baht
This is one of those dishes some may or may not like. Perhaps it's the texture.