Little girls’ fun

     One early morning in isolated island named Koh Tao where i call home. Me and my mate hiking to the a secret abandon resort to discover something new for our morning walking trail. Around 8 am. the sun is shining and sea breeze nicely touch your skin. We’re walking trough small walk path leading us down steep hill. Something very delightful happening here, I start to talk about how i use to played when i was a little girl…

 

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     …1980’s  in a small village outskirts of Bangkok most of girls I know use leafs, flowers or seeds to played cooking food instead of real food and their friends were their customers and get paid by leafs instead of real money. I used to like to played cooking and selling my food too just like the other girls at the same street but I love to played cooking with real food.,

 

I recall played selling noodle soup with real noodles from the pack of instant noodle soak it in water to make it most real and use a proper bowls and Kitchen wear from our kitchen. My customers was my nanny, housemaids and my mom.,and I get paid by coins. That was one my favorite moment. It felt so real! The food, Money and Customers. And the best part was customers (pretending) always walked pass the store front and asked which dish I’m selling today? Just like they are carving for my food and that made me so happy!!
     30 years passed look at my career., unbelievable I’m running food and beverage business. How awesome is this?! My childhood’s fun and my present career is connected! That’s also the answer why I have never get tired of working, it’s more like meditation and playing for me I always answered people this when they asking me about my job. I passionate in every inch of my work it’s never feel like working, from scratch I build up this business.  It’s always fun creating  new recipe, managing system and time, seeing it grows, seeing customers enjoying your product. I’m just having fun with it like the little girl I use be.,only this time it’s more real!
Maybe this is why i never feel empty working on something i love.
At the age of 20’s with a degree of Hotel management I jumped into the hospitality jobs immediately. But I felt empty, it wasn’t me! Tries to work in several five stars hotels and I quite entirely. At that moment I only have one answer to myself ” I can do it better than this, this is not for me. I believe you have a potential to do something bigger than this! “
i did stayed put for 6 months trying to find myself, what do I want to do?, who I want to be?
The questions that many of us wants to know after graduation. And some of us give up on these questions and forget about it entirely.
Actually it took me years to found out.
Do you remember yours?

What brought me to Château De Versailles on my Birthday

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I was a big fan of Marie Antoinette film directed by Sofia Coppola in 2006, of course because of the Costume Design and Soundtracks – Strike 1
Fun fact: Sofia Coppola become second women to win Cannes director prize 🏆  In 2017
In 2016 (last year) Netflix serie Versailles hit me with a questions of how huge the garden would be in reality? – Strike 2
Château De Versailles seems to engaged with me a lot through entertainment channel , TV and Film. I have been watching Marie Antoinette film more than 3 times, I never forget how I love the scenes in the garden when the Queen and her highness friends having a lot of fun after the party waiting for sunrise at the canal front…
check the link below so you see what I’m talking about
I choose to flew with Emirates Airline connecting flights Bangkok – Dubai – Paris total air time is 12.5 hours. It was so comfortable as it was Airbus A380-800 both flights.
From CDG Airport you choose how to get in to Paris by Bus, Train, Taxi or Uber. I choose to go with Uber as it is convenient, comfortable and cheaper than Taxi €5.
In the morning of my Birthday, me and my friend (best friend) went to my ever favorite sweet place Ladurée at Printemps De La Maison for Breakfast. This is the first thing I want to do on my birthday!
This branch of Ladurée is cozy and not too crowded. Not to mention the service was excellent.
We took the train to Château De Versailles and we kept get on the wrong train or and to the wrong direction, it took us 3 hours to get to Château De Versailles. No complaining, I love to get lost or get out of the way just for a little fun. While we took the wrong train, we walked up to get to another station and we found a beautiful picture of Tour Eiffle in the background surrounding by trees and infront of it is the river.
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It was perfect weather for walking in the garden. We paid €8 each to enter the Gardens of Versailles or Jardins du Château de Versailles in French.
Every step I walk I see those favorite scenes of Marie Antoinette film in my mind it made me smile. The garden is enormous and Well Maintained., too bad all fountains was off play.
Some said on weekends from late spring to early autumn, the administration of the museum sponsors the Grandes Eaux – spectacles during which all the fountains in the gardens are in full play.
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We had lunch in the restaurant next to the grand canel sipping a nice refreshing white wine while enjoying talking and watching a couple enjoying their lovely time in the Paddle boat.
The Sun is getting low, we jump in to the Paddle boat padding to the middle of the grand canal and look back at the palace.
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It’s look so grand from here, what a dreamy beautiful scenery infront of me today. The most beautiful birthday I have ever had. Thank you for such a great company, Annop without you it wouldn’t be this beautiful.