The power of marketing- Valentine’s Day is a big holiday in Thailand, I feel like I am back in the USA. School kids running around with heart stickers, pink cupcakes for sale at Skytrain stations, restaurants offering special V-Day menus. Ugh.
Bangkok is all tarted up at present, or still tarted up from past holidays and trying to make room for Valentines Day. Christmas decorations are still up (Sathorn Q-House be ashamed), Lunar New Year decorations are everywhere and now V-Day; red new years rabbits with Christmas lights and pink hearts.
Of course, I was last minute gift buying at lunch. Seriously, it was more aggressive in a proper shopping mall (awash in happy new year and happy v-day bunnies) than at weekend markets.