The Friday Five, 5/31/19: 5 things I've been up to this week

I'm cheating a bit on this Friday Five, because I'm writing it from the South Korea (Incheon) airport, where it's actually Saturday, June 1st. But for most of my readers, who live in the States, it is still Friday, May 31st.

(fun fact: my flight departs at 10:35am ... and arrives at 10:36am at DTW. 13 hour time difference + 13 hour flight.)

Let's get to it, shall we?

Corgi in the Garden cafe, Bangkok
Corgi in the Garden - adorable cafe with 14 corgis, in Bangkok!

What I've been up to this week:
  1. Traveling. This is pretty much all I've been doing, actually. I left Sunday for Bangkok, Thailand, for ThaiFex (a work conference - one of the biggest food and beverage trade shows in Asia, I believe), and arrived Monday night, with the time difference. I left Bangkok this Friday (about 8-ish hours ago, as I write this) and will arrive back in Detroit on Saturday morning. Definitely an interesting trip, and yesterday I had some free time so I got to do some touristy activities too, like visiting the corgi cafe (see above), as well as the Wat Pho temple. 
  2. Seeing movies. Last Friday I saw Aladdin in 3D, and really enjoyed it; I'd give it 4 out of 5 stars. On Saturday, I saw an early Fandango screening of The Secret Life of Pets 2 and I'd give that one maybe 3 out of 5 stars; I enjoyed it but I liked the first Secret Life of Pets movie better.
  3. Living my best life with new corgi friends. One of my 'bucket list' items for Thailand was visiting Corgi in the Garden, which no less than three people told me about, knowing my love for corgis, and I was able to do that yesterday. If you like corgis, you must go: there were FOURTEEN corgis, and they basically let them loose and the customers are allowed to pet them and take pictures with them. Admission was 250 baht ($7.95 USD) which includes admission plus a cafe drink, or for 350 baht (about $11.13) you could get a drink and a slice of cake, which I did. All of the corgis were adorable and I'm definitely glad I went, even though it was about a 30-40 minute taxi ride from my hotel.
  4. Eating all of the things. I don't eat seafood so that kind of restricted what I could eat in Thailand, but I still had some tasty dishes. Mango sticky rice is now one of my favorite Thai desserts; I've never had mango that soft before. We went to Chinatown one night too and had some street food, including mango sticky rice plus I had some guava juice too. 
  5. Trying to nap on planes and not succeeding. I am REALLY bad at being able to sleep on planes, although I find that on international trips, I am definitely better at sleeping on the way back (when I am exhausted) vs. on the way there. I took a 2-hour nap on my first 5-hour flight today but am hoping to sleep more on the 13-hour flight back to Detroit.
Rice fields, Thailand, Bangkok
Near the rice fields, right outside of Bangkok

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