takoyaki, costumes and Hello Kitty: pictures from Soi Thaniya

i like this guy's attitude

A few days ago I took some nighttime pictures in Soi Thaniya, a Bangkok street popular with Japanese people and especially Japanese men.

Takoyaki, interrupted:

making takoyaki

Thai people can really sleep anywhere:

wow, thai people can sleep anywhere!

A store for people who like to play dress-up:

funny store!

A man says a small prayer before work:

a man makes offering before starting work

There was an entirely pink store full of Hello Kitty gear (or just “Ki-teeee”, as they call her here in Thailand). The best was this Hello Kitty keyboard:

hello kitty keyboard!

A cute Thai girl with her boyfriend rocks the Japanese gyaru style:

a cute thai girl rocking a japanese gyuaru style and her boyfriend

Does your city have an interesting street where you like taking pictures?

6 Responses to “takoyaki, costumes and Hello Kitty: pictures from Soi Thaniya”


  1. 1 kitty August 27, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    The takoyaki girl is not a girl..

  2. 2 julielavoie August 27, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Hmm, do you think she is a ladyboy? Maybe, now that I look at her more closely!

  3. 3 kitty August 27, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    It’s Thaniya.. few feet from Patpong.. Anything is possible hahaha

  4. 5 Elizabeth August 27, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    Hmm, have a look at those lovely long hands and neck….could be!

    • 6 julielavoie August 28, 2010 at 3:55 am

      Hi Elizabeth, when i look at her more closely, she does kind of have a square, maybe masculine jawline. But mostly i thought she didn’t really look Thai, maybe luk kreung?


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