vlog / glimpse into my mundane life

bangkok lifestyle vlogit’s probably the nosy in me but i’m always curious to find out what people in other parts of the world get up to during their down time. is it cafe-centric as it is in most asian countries? do you spend more time getting out and about? contrary to what many outsiders perceive it to be, life in bangkok can feel rather repetitive and mundane after a while. don’t get me wrong though i absolutely love my life here but once you pass that initial stage of getting excited over a fruit cart on the street, there are only so many places you can go and things you can do. especially when the temperature reaches 40 celcius out getting out of your air-conditioned bedroom is the last thing you want to do.

oh, happy songkran by the way! as i’m typing up this post at a cafe in emporium i see people (kids and adults) with water guns, big ass buckets and hose standing along the sidewalk splashing water at passing cars. even after 15 years here i don’t understand the fun in this and i don’t think i ever will. follow me on snapchat ohannielee to see live updates of this crazy festival!

so that aside, i happen to have curated some clips over the week and thought i’d put together a short vlog to show you a glimpse into my oh so mundane, coffee-centric life in bangkok city. i also happen to have visited many of my favorite cafes and the coolest hangout spots in bangkok as of lately so make sure to jot some of these places down if you’re planning a trip here sometime soon ;)

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  • Reply Romantiquely

    I absolutely love your videos! xxxxx

    April 14, 2016 at 11:29 pm
  • Reply sileas

    Happy Songkran Annie!! I bet, you’re doing your best to stay dry ;) I love your video, especially the avocado toast and the driving part – so cool, hehe. Looks like fun times!

    April 15, 2016 at 11:53 am
  • Reply Elizabeth T.

    Hehe you’re so cute Annie! <3 Really enjoyed this vlog! :) And no, your life isn't mundane at all! Happy Songkran to you as well! Haha I think my parents are visiting the local Thai temple this weekend with some friends (they visit every year because they love to experience different cultures)! Hope you're having lots of fun this weekend too!

    XO, Elizabeth

    April 15, 2016 at 12:02 pm
  • Reply annika

    Nice video :D Lovely atmospheres and angles on stuff :D

    April 15, 2016 at 1:30 pm
  • Reply Kandice

    Happy Songkran Annie :)
    By the way, I plan to visit the Artbox after my internship at Onnut, is it worth it to visit?
    it would be awesome if we could meet one day :)

    April 15, 2016 at 2:33 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      i think you’ll like it! there’re a lot of this and that happening in the market. definitely go when the sun is down lol.

      April 16, 2016 at 10:17 pm
  • Reply Trang Do

    Love the video! Great post!
    Love from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

    April 15, 2016 at 3:04 pm
  • Reply Tiffany

    Your vlog was so well edited! More please :D

    April 15, 2016 at 3:26 pm
  • Reply Kim P

    v cute video! :) makes me want to visit BKK again xx

    April 15, 2016 at 4:16 pm
  • Reply LindaLibraLoca

    Absolutely not mundane. I have only been to Bangkok once, but I´d love to go back there.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    April 15, 2016 at 5:00 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      when were you here last? that’s so cool :)

      April 16, 2016 at 10:15 pm
  • Reply April Nunez

    HI Annie! You’re so cute!!! Hihi another great post! Happy weekend!

    April of:

    April 15, 2016 at 8:05 pm
  • Reply Trendmixblog

    Mundane!? You always manage to make your life look super exciting! I think most people end up in Coffee shops in America too. Also, that sounds like an amazing holiday you have, waterguns and all! :)

    April 16, 2016 at 2:23 am
  • Reply Trendmixblog

    Mundane!? You always manage to make your life look super exciting! I think most people end up in Coffee shops in America too. Also, that sounds like an amazing holiday you have, waterguns and all! :)

    April 16, 2016 at 2:23 am
    • Reply annie lee

      haha water guns were fun when i first got here but not so much anymore!

      April 16, 2016 at 10:14 pm
  • Reply Yasmin

    Love love love this video! I really felt like I was getting know you and see a slice of your life. So many cool places. Even though you live on the other side of the world, life isn’t that different for many of us. And that cake/pie you were eating looked so good.

    xx Yasmin

    April 16, 2016 at 7:16 am
    • Reply annie lee

      aww thanks yasmin! i still get goose bumps thinking that we all probably live in different continents yet know so much about each others lives through this thing called internet – crazy!

      April 16, 2016 at 10:14 pm
  • Reply gail

    What a lovely video! I have just started my YouTube so I still need a time to edit it with better quality! I would love to go to Artbox!

    April 16, 2016 at 12:31 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      i enjoyed your last video the little graphics were so cute :) which program do you use to edit?

      April 16, 2016 at 10:11 pm
  • Reply Nevena Krstic

    I love your vlog and how it was filmed and edited! Your life doesn’t seem mundane at all! :) xx

    April 18, 2016 at 12:45 am
  • Reply Samantha Mariko

    you’re always posting about fabulous eateries and lifestyle posts, I feel like you go out on your downtime than I do! since I’m out all the time, I like staying in when I can :)

    April 18, 2016 at 7:27 am
    • Reply annie lee

      i can imagine why you would! your life is so eventful as it is it seems like hehe

      April 19, 2016 at 10:48 pm
  • Reply Shaira

    I prefer not leaving the house in this 41 degrees celsius temperature but sometimes I invite some friends to a near cafe or mall just to hang-out. Great vlog. Would love to travel to Thailand anytime this year :)

    SHAIRA // New Post- Lighthouse

    April 18, 2016 at 11:19 am
  • Reply Kierra

    I loved the vlog,babe! Also loving your blog.

    Kierra | Lavishingg

    April 18, 2016 at 11:34 am
  • Reply Waz

    Happy Songkran! It’s that time of the year again when Annie posts lots of crazy photos of people splashing water around on the streets. :P Beautiful video! It looks like a Bangkok tourism promo video enticing people to visit.

    April 18, 2016 at 10:13 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      haha! you remember! unfortunately there wasn’t that many crazy people in the street lol. and awww that is so sweet of you to say! i really appreciate it waz xo

      April 19, 2016 at 10:45 pm
  • Reply Erica

    Aww your vlog was so cute! And you are so cute! Haha thanks for sharing dear :) Looks like you had a great time xx


    April 19, 2016 at 4:50 am
    • Reply annie lee

      aww erica! love it when you pop by :D have a great week!

      April 19, 2016 at 10:43 pm
  • Reply Carolyn

    such a cute vlog! I love watching them!

    April 19, 2016 at 11:49 am
  • Reply Polina

    Loved the video! Now hope to go to Bangkok soon! <3

    xx, Polina

    April 22, 2016 at 11:16 pm
  • Reply Mitzie Mee

    Wonderful vlog! In Dubai you live your life in the malls during the hot season, so I guess we’re lucky to have some of the biggest malls in the world. Otherwise I prefer to stay at home and do my thing (can’t blog when people are watching :):))

    April 24, 2016 at 11:23 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      That’s what I’d do if i could all my life – spend time with my babies at home all day! Haha

      April 26, 2016 at 12:56 pm
  • Reply Sophie

    cutest vlog i’ve ever watched <3

    xoxo, Best Bags for Women and Men 2016

    May 6, 2016 at 7:39 pm
  • Reply Joyce

    Oh this does not seem mundane at all…I love your puppies and your top hair bun! And your life seems to be all about the coffee and food, which looks amazing and I would totally love! This vid is so so cute!

    Characters & Carry-ons

    June 2, 2016 at 10:18 am
  • Reply Jasmin

    I love your video!! It seemed I missed so many great spots when I was in Bangkok this year. But that’s just another reason to come back :-)

    June 9, 2016 at 5:21 am
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