JJ is a short name for Jatujak Market, the largest (I think) weekend public market in town. There’s a wide range of selections from food to clothing to furniture to pet to collectible items to etc etc. You can find every thing you want there from cheap to expensive items. On top of that, hot and humid weather is always there too. So, be prepared. ^__^;

I went there on Saturday with my family. We were there for 3 hours, again, I didn’t buy any thing o__O” (what’s wrong with me? *panic*) It turned out that I was there just to accompany my aunty and carry tons of stuff she bought (good niece I am) I took a lot of photo though when I got home I learned that it’s hard to take a picture with only one hand without flash. So, here’s some sharp pix, if you want to see some blurry pix, feel free to poke me! ^__^”

durian

durian
AKA the scariest fruit on earth. Peel off its spikey shell and if you can get past the scent of it, you’ll find a very delicious taste (according to durian lover, which is apparently.. not me!) Be careful though, if you eat too much durian with alcohol drinks, it’ll generate a huge amount of heat that might kill you ^^”(I heard this since I was a kid, so I didn’t know if it’s a real deal or it’s just an urban legend!)

home decor?

home decor?
There’s a lot of decorating lights and lanterns, sooooo many kinds. If you love home decorating, JJ is the perfect place for you. Some of the rainbow ones made me think about Christmas decorating. My sister thought the same, so she bought a lot of empty tiny lanterns. There’re some built in lamps that I really like but too bad the electricity in Thailand and in the US is different, so if I bring it back, I’ll have to buy a transformer which will probably cost more than the lamps itself… ^___^;

benjarong

benjarong
Next, I proudly presented this shiny store! The tiny bowls with lids are called “Benjarong” which means “five colors” that are used to paint it (black, white, yellow, red, green/blue, I think). Normally, we can find these bowls in 3-8 colors, including gold color as shown in the pictures.

miniatures

miniatures
These miniature fruits, vegetables and flowers are all handmade. The size is about peanuts M&M, painted and carved to the details. Amazing, eh? Miniature stuffs are very popular in Thailand. Some of them are even smaller than M&M. It’s so cool to see detailed houses, shops, markets and schools in miniature size ^___^ for more pix please visit — http://www.miniminiart.com/

After three hours of walking around, I was completely exhausted ^^” We rode a skytrain home, I took a shower and passed out around 5pm. I woke up again around 6am the next day, see what’s shopping done to me?? oh boy, is this called getting old?? ;D

 

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