We arrive at Tesco Lotus at lunch time so we looking for the restaurant and the food price is expensive about 80-140 baht per portion. Okay, maybe we buy the movie ticket first. We go to second floor and choose the film, then we choose “Ghost Busters” movie. After that we go to ticket counter and ask for the ticket. The ticket counter is like vending machine, the screen show menu of movies with the schedule and there is a waitress to help us if we don’t understand. Unfortunately the waitress can’t speak English, so we just pointing the movie, choose the seat and ask for two tickets. The waitress shows us the price it’s cost 180 baht per person. After we pay, the ticket come out from the machine, of course we exited with the system because it’s very different with cinema in Indonesia. The movie start at 14.10 so we have 2hours for walk around.
Olivia is hungry, okay let’s find food here. We found food court at first floor and the food price range 60-90 baht hmmm not too expensive like in the restaurant. Because Olivia is a Christian she can eat everything but I’m a Moslem so I can’t eat pork. While Olivia waiting for her order, I try to find halal food but I can’t find one so I decided to eat after we go back to our dorm. After finish the food Olivia also buy milk tea.
The milk tea taste good, we walk around and drink the milk tea at the same time. When the milk tea is exhausted, we try to find trash bin to throw it right? But we didn’t find any trash bin in first floor or in second floor. We ask the security where is the trash bin, and unfortunately again he can’t speak English too. Okay we open the google translate and show it to him, but he doesn’t understand too. We exhibit that we want to find trash bin to throw the cup away use body language but he still doesn’t understand. He called his friend to help him, and then there are three securities come to us and three of them also can’t speak in English too. Oh my god please, we just want to find a trash bin to throw the cup of milk tea away but why involve to three securities. I got an idea, I search the trash bin image and show them and they said “ooooh” (yes! They understand). One of them asks the cashier of supermarket and takes us to in front of the supermarket and let us to get in with happy face and speak in Thai. We confused why we have to get into supermarket to throw rubbish? You know? He thinks that we want to buy a trash bin so he ask us to get into supermarket and buy it there. What!!! Please, we just want to find a trash bin to throw a rubbish, have we buy a trash bin first? This is a big misunderstand, so we say thank you and go. I really can’t hold myself, I want to laugh so loudly even Olivia wants go to toilet because of that. And you know what? We find a trash bin in the toilet. Oh my god why we don’t think that way. Finally we can throw the cup of milk tea away. Thanks goodness.
At 14.10 we go inside the theatre and sit in our chair. Before the movie begin there are some trailers of another movie same like cinema in Indonesia, but after the trailers are finish there are Thailand national song with slide show of the king activity. All audiences stand up for respect the king, we also follow other audiences to stand up. After the song is finish they sit down again. Wow, It’s amazing, Thai people are very love and respect their king and their country anywhere anytime.
Okay let’s watch the movie, we are so excited and so happy. The movie is begun and . . . Oh my god (again) it’s dubbed by Thai language. We surprised and just can gape because we can’t understand anything. Finally we just try to enjoy the movie even we don’t understand it all.
After we finished, we made an appointment to meet up with Nurul and Rahmi at the market. Then we buy a brush, mop, and clothes hangers. When we ask the price to cashier, she ask us where are we come from, and then say welcome to Thailand. Wow she can speak English, we are so happy for it. We also buy some rice for our dinner. There are many kind of rice at the rice shop, the seller ask something in Thai language but of course we don’t understand. He take his mobile phone, open the google translate and ask “what kind of rice do you want?”, then we just point at one of rice and he type again “jasmine?” and we say yes because we didn’t know anything about kind of rice.
At 18.30 we back to our dorm and have a dinner. Then I know that jasmine rice is the best rice I ever eat in Thailand, so if I want to buy rice again I have to buy jasmine rice. Well that was my experience today, maybe it looks stupid when I and Olivia want to throw a rubbish until three of securities come to help us and we watch movie but we don’t understand the language, but for me it’s a big experience that I will never forget.