24 hours in my life in 24 pictures

Lately, all my days start by being woken up by these dudes, who are de-constructing a nearby row of Chinese shophouses, one sledgehammer blow at a time. It’s an incredibly long and noisy process.

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In the morning, I make coffee and then read my book while drinking coffee in the sun.

waking up

Then I take a swim in the sun to warm up my muscles. Since I have a muscle illness, if I don’t warm up my muscles, I have a lot of pain. Swimming helps a lot.

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Next I go down into the street to buy my breakfast. In the morning, the light is very beautiful in the lobby of this building:

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In my area, there are not many good breakfast foods, so I have to buy lunchtime foods. Today, I eat chicken rice. These guys make the most delicious chicken rice (kao mun gai) of all Bangkok! (The second best is the chicken rice at Greyhound, but it’s a lot more expensive = 160B vs. this one is 30B)

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I bring back my breakfast and set it out on proper plates. Even if you eat cheap meals, it’s good to make everything look nice.

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Doing some work on the computer:

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Now there’s a heat wave in Bangkok, it feels like 45 degrees, so I hide in my room with the A/C on and drink ice green tea.

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I go to Soi Ari for lunch because they have the best food:

lunch, eating nachos at villa

I eat some nachos for lunch, kind of randomly, as I’m craving cheese:

here is my lunch

Walking home in the late afternoon sun. The light at 4-5 o’clock in South-East Asia is made of pure gold. These are the most beautiful hours of the day. I always try to go outside for a walk then, if I can.

late afternoon light

A flame-colored blossom falls on our Bangkok sidewalks:

wabi-sabi

I pass by some people doing aerobics at the local bank:

passing-by aerobics

I like the late-afternoon light falling on the beginnings of Bangkok’s everyday traffic jam at the intersection close to where I live:

late afternoon

Back home, I do some yoga in my room. I have to do yoga everyday or else I have a lot of muscle pain.

doing yoga

Soon dusk is falling on the city outside. From my window I can see big traffic jams every night:

dusk in the world outside

In my room it is light, outside the city lights and the night sky:

inside/outside

I go buy my dinner in nearby soi, called “Soi Katoey”. The chef here is a street-side genius, his food is amazing:

buying dinner in soi katoey

The man is a genius, but he also interprets “medium spicy” to mean “put in 15 chilis”. My shrimp salad is insane. Again, Bangkok heat-wave, it’s too hot to eat anything but salads:

eating dinner

After dinner, I make some music. I’m currently making a new mix, it’s going to be awesome! Here is my computer with Ableton Live on it:

making music

It is late and I am sleepy:

feeling sleepy

I put on my Hello Kitty Pyjamas and watch “Lost in Translation”:

getting ready for bed

Here is a blurry, Lost-in-Translation-style view from my window of the lights late night cars:

bright lights, big city

Time to sleep at least. My room in the dark:

bed time

Not all my days are like this. This was a kind of boring, lonely day where my hands were really painful so I didn’t do a lot of work, or go out to see people. Bangkok’s beauty remains constant, though, never ceasing to astonish me.

What is 24 hours in *your* life like?

4 Responses to “24 hours in my life in 24 pictures”


  1. 1 Claudio Sennhauser May 12, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    Thanks so much for this glimpse into your life. An awesome idea, realized exquisitely well.

    I love the ice green tea glass. It is so cool, I bet the ice-cubes melt slower in it… πŸ˜‰

  2. 2 julielavoie May 13, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    hi Claude! Thank you so much for your kind comments. Really glad you enjoyed it. πŸ™‚

    I’m planning a workshop on storytelling through photography, and this will probably be the first project for people to work on. πŸ™‚

    Thanks for your comment on my glass, I got it at some weird Propaganda sale for like 30B, i snatched it up right away!


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