Monday, 5 September 2011

Get rich or die Thai'in.



Every time I say I went to Thailand, Rocco screams out NO MUM YOU WENT TO IRELAND!!!!

It was completely indulgent and unbelievable. Guilt-ridden, amazing. I did not and will not ever ride an elephant, though. I mean, if I could ask him say dude, can I have a ride? And he'd say, sure jump on! I'm all for it. Until then, I'll admire from afar.


It was a jam-packed four days. So jam packed that I fell asleep on the couch yesterday while Dave cooked his own fathers day lunch and entertained our guests. He will be getting a LOT of mileage from that.


I'd never tried dragonfruit before - so bloody beautiful. Everything was - the tastes, the smells, the sounds. It was officially called the "Ambi Pur destinations inspired scents" trip. I was so stoked to be invited - kept wanting to ask the big wigs on the sly, "Why was I invited??" But I chickened out. I'm not allowed to say who else went until  the official launch in October. There is an utterly amazing facebook thing coming up soon, really wish I could enter! The other blogger there was Kelly from Be a Fun Mum. She is so annoyingly beautiful.


One of the days we all had to go on a four-hour cooking session. I SO did not want to go. I like cooking a lot, but when you have to do it day in, day out - relentlessly, for five hungry people? BORING. I tried thinking of lies to just leave. They weren't the boss of me. But, I thought I should stay. This is a self-portrait, capturing my annoyance and doubt at having to be there:


Oh, until all of our ingredients came out and we smashed things and broke them up and smelt crazy shiz and laughed and ate and sliced with really sharp knives - all barefoot! I love Ireland!


                   The American manicure I cannot say goodbye to!




WE ALL POUNDED THE HELL OUT OF EVERYTHING. And made four dishes, walking (barefoot) into the kitchen to our hot woks to cook it all up, quickly, with hot oil splattering. The sudden smell and smoke made us all cough and wheeze .. lucky the instructors had special surgical masks on!

Naturally, there are no photos of the finished products, I ate them all way quickly. At one point, I said to the room full of journos "Can't talk. Eating." (I believe I was the only one who got my Homer Simpson reference.)

I always wanted to be a journalist when I grew up. One day when I grow up, I just might. Or at least hang with them more. They're funny.


I love this pic - all those dreadful power leads, and the deity's just tryin' to be all holy.

This was the last few minutes there - I know, my skin looks AMARZING!



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Lastly, of course I get back to a stinky toilet. It's the law. Went to the shops, and bought my usual smelly thing - it's bloody Ambi Pur! Have been buying it all these years and not knowing it. But look at that dunny - IT'S LAUGHING AT ME.


Like a scene from The Ring - half expected a weirdo Japanese girl with wet matted hair to climb out and try to kill me!

I am incredibly grateful. Dave is incredibly annoyed - he'll be all right. I'll make him a four course Thai/Irish dinner for placation purposes. Can't wait to tell you about this one guy I met. Don't forget the Ambi Pur ANZ Facebook page. I PROMISE it will have awesome stuff on there soon.

DISCLOSURE: I'm a lucky tool who fell into all this accidentally. Am now riding it like a pony.

29 comments:

  1. And I'd be riding that darn pony too babe....yeeeeeha!

    xxx

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  2. Squeee talking to your phone in public - just for ME!

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  3. Oh AND...the first thing I thought of when I got home was "back to checking the toilet seat before I sit on it"

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  4. I am not afraid to ask the question that is on everyone's lips.......

    Did you buy me a present?

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  5. I too loathe cooking but could reconsider this hatred of it if offered a cooking class in Thailand :)

    So lovely that the universe is smiling on you - well deserved!

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  6. Where's all the green rolling fields then?
    Or the bloody leprechauns?
    Can't wait to hear more.
    :-)

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  7. Yee-haw! Or as my girls used to say, "Wee-haw!"

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  8. There is a quote, don't know who by. It sits on my desk at work:

    Should good fortune visit you, never ask why.

    Ride that pony and never apologise. xoxo

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  9. There is a quote, don't know who by. It sits on my desk at work:

    Should good fortune visit you, never ask why.

    Ride that pony and never apologise. xoxo

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  10. So deserved and it looks so beautiful.
    xxx

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  11. "But I could have got a tattoo...with HIV"
    LMFAO!

    Glad you had fun, but sorry that you missed your boys :(

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  12. Whatever you do, don't buy a dragonfruit from the supermarket here. You will get all excited and then be hugely let down. I have a photo I took of the dragonfruit on our morning breakfast buffet - it's now a canvas on our wall - a reminder of what a beautiful country Thailand is. x

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  13. Ha, at least your stinky toilet is INSIDE. Mine isn't and I may be a tad bitter about this fact.

    (Loving that you went to Thailand. Rock on.)

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  14. Giddy up.

    We have them (dragonfruit) growing locally here so in summer I can get 2 for $1 there are even hot pink flesh ones they are gorgeous.

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  15. I absolutely PMSL at your 'I love Ireland!' comment. Too funny.

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  16. I'm with you on the elephants. When they tell me they are happy with their situation, I will hop on.

    Love hearing about all your adventures:)

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  17. I have just been informed by the Manchild to sell out so next time, I can hide in your luggage. Sound good? xx

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  18. P.S; Not implying you're a sellout either. MC is just my biggest fan and thinks I need to sell out to go far >< True love and all that shit x

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  19. Um, great post, but surely your toilet could not be worse than Thailand toilets? Just saying ...

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  20. Rocco slays me.

    And ride that fucking pony baby, ride it hard.

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  21. Of all those glorious photos: and there were so many (that dragonfly fruit...MY GOD!)

    Of all the photos, the one that filled my heart with love for you so much that tears spilled out of my eyes? You hanging on to the manicure.

    Me, too, over here: ME, TOO.

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  22. Father's Day in September? It's in June up here in Canada.

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  23. yay for barefoot cooking...just like in my kitchen at home!

    dragonfruit never looks that good when i buy it here.

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  24. Ride that pony for all it's worth!

    Sounds like a truly fabulous trip!

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  25. That pony sure knows a great destination! x

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  26. Looks like you had an amazing time! I so terribly want to go to Thailand.

    I like your comment about riding an elephant. It's been something I've been thinking about lately. I would LOVE to do it as I think it would be an amazing experience but at the same time I don't think I'm comfortable with the fact that the elephant is being made to do it.

    Can't wait to hear about the Ambi Pur stuff!

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  27. I don't know if people were more jealous of me going to Thailand or going with YOU! Sheesh! Is it hard being a rock star?

    Seriously, loved spending time with you. And I seriously took way to many photos of you. It's bordering on wierd...HA! You have a special essence about you that the camera sees, I reckon. I'll send you the pics when I get my act together.

    Keep on keeping on xxx

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