As soon as Suzie Tan and Fadzil Muda's Team Herbalife stepped out of Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Center (BITEC), we were greeted by the tour guides who had accompanied us throughout our five days in Bangkok so far, Yan and Awi. They asked, "how was the finale?" and we answered, "you must experience it yourself to know why it has been called Extravaganza."
They then said that we were about to have another extravaganza, albeit gastronomically, at the place where we had dinner the previous day.
Kamal and I walked towards the bus leisurely, as though we were on a date, happy with our decision to be in Bangkok together despite my initial uncertainty to trouble Ayah and Mak with Khalish and his little explorer's curiosities. Thank you, Ayah and Mak.
Sophia Restaurant was ready to receive more than 30 Thai food enthusiasts by the time we arrived. Cosy ambience, lavish food spread. The tom yam and steamed fish were unforgettable; too delish.
Efrat joined our table and Fadzil dutifully tasted the food for her, like he used to do, to determine whether or not she could enjoy the dishes. New order for Efrat definitely because all the items served were extremely 'pedas' (the word she remembers well from her stay in Singapore and Malaysia).
Too bad the kitchen was close for another order by the time we finished the dinner. We would love to have Thai coconut ice cream again. Nonetheless, there were surprise cakes for dessert!
The cakes were for five of us who celebrated birthdays in May, namely Efrat, Suzie, An, Zi, and Iffah. It was also for Mother's Day.
(A note: Khalish wished me Happy Mother's Day for the first time three days later, when we were reunited at our place in Bandar Baru Bangi; thanks to Kamal's coaching.)
Back at Sophia Restaurant, we sang for the birthday celebrants and the mothers, Fadzil led a prayer for everybody to have blessed life, always, and we concluded the last dinner in Bangkok with more photos.
Kamal and I decided to try Thai massage and oil massage respectively before we retired to bed. Bakar and Liza did suggest a good place for the experience, but, the place was close. In the end, we chose convenience by going to a massage house opposite our accommodation, where we saw Yan two days ago. Fun.
So, what did we do on our last day in Bangkok? To be continued.