The Daddy Chronicles: 13 Things that Your Toddler Can Do that You Can't

13 Things that Your Toddler Can Do that You Can't

I found this amusing post from Simple As That in Facebook. It lists 13 things that a toddler can do but an adult can't.

The post made me think of the things that my one-year old + Samuel can but I can't do or embarrassed to do because other people will say that I'm childish.

Here are my 13 Things that Your Toddler Can Do but You Can't:

1. Breastfeed in public without anyone tagging you as a pervert.

2. Kissed by many girls without being accused of being a playboy.

3. Pull hair or pinch a complete stranger without him/her getting mad about it.

4. Watch the same cartoon show for a hundred times without getting tired of it.

5. Cuddle with Mommy or Daddy without getting embarrassed about it.

6. Throw your things anywhere without the need to clean it up afterwards (Mommy or Daddy will do that for you).

7. Throw a major tantrum inside the shopping mall without anyone thinking that it is abnormal.

8. Poop and pee anywhere (including Daddy).

9. Get almost anything just by crying.

10. Be carried around by Mommy and Daddy.

11. Get super-excited in meeting up the Jollibee mascot.

12. Play peek-a-boo with the sales ladies of SM.

13. Take a bath with rubber ducky and your other toys.

I have other things to include in this list but that's for another post.

I bet other Daddies and Mommies reading this post have a thing or two to add to this list.

The Bear is Going Home

My Beloved girlfriend (who is now My Beloved Wife) asked me to bring a bear to Thailand. She said that that bear will be my companion during my 6-month stay abroad.

Well, that bear was a good companion indeed. I even gave it a place on my bed. Now that I’m going back to the Philippines, I decided to carry him instead of putting him in my luggage.

Bear Ahab in Suvarnabhumi Airport

I thought that I look weird in carrying the big Teddy Bear around the airport but I can always say that the bear is for My Beloved.

Teddy bear in Suvarnabhumi Airport (Bangkok)

I don’t have enough money for another ticket so the bear has no choice but to sit on my lap.

Bear Ahab in Philippine Airlines

We are flying in a Philippine Airlines flight. It was good flight. The food was fine and we spent the flight time watching movies.

Food by Philippine Airlines

We even watched the sun as it sets over South China Sea West Philippine Sea.

Orange sky as viewed in Philippine Airlines flight

It was evening when we reached Manila. The Bear sighed because he knew that we're still a long way from Home.

The Bear Ahab in Philippine Airlines plane


And this ends my blog posts about my adventures in the Kingdom of Siam. It was pleasant stay in that country. I learned a lot and I saw a lot. I met a lot of people too and some of them became good friends.

I do hope to come back to Thailand in the future and write more blog posts about it.


Enroute to Manila: Waiting A Little in Suvarnabhumi Airport (Bangkok)

My gateway to Bangkok was once inhabited by snakes. And they are not just any snake; they are the mythical Nagas – creatures that was believed to inhabit the netherworld and keeper of earth’s treasures.  Thus to appeal to Naga’s not to be angry for invading their territory, the gatekeeper erected this monument.

Demon pulling a big snake in Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand

The gateway, which is the Suvarnabhumi Airport, was actually built in an area previously called as Cobra Swamp. So, I guess, the reference to the mythical Naga is not only based on superstition.

Angry naga in Suvarnabhumi Airport (Bangkok, Thailand)

The name Suvarnabhumi means “Realm of Gold” and was the name given by the King of Thailand.

I read in Wikipedia that Suvarnabhumi Airport, a.k.a. Bangkok International Airport, is the largest airport in the world in terms of area. It has the world tallest control tower and the largest single-building airport terminal. Suvarnabhumi Airport is ranked as the top 20 busiest airport in the world and top 6 busiest airports in Asia.

Inside Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand

Suvarnabhumi Airport was my only gateway to Bangkok because I entered Thailand only through this airport. I passed through it around six times and I couldn’t say anything bad about. In fact, it is one of my favorite airports.

The Naga statue is not the only monument that welcomes air passengers. Popular Buddhist myth characters are also present like Indrajit.

Indrajit in Suvarnabhumi Airport (Bangkok, Thailand)

Indrajit is one of the statues that also welcomed me in Wat Arun.

Ceiling of Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand

There are plenty of things that I like with Suvarnabhumi Airport. One is that they have walkalators. Another is that they have drinking fountains. And what I like the most is this airport is spacious and have plenty seats for passengers waiting for their flight. They even have free WiFi connection, which I used to chat with my loved ones before I board the aircraft.

Passengers checking their flight status in Suvarnabhumi Airport (Bangkok, Thailand)

Just like other airports, Suvarnabhumi Airport has restaurants and a Duty Free Shop.

Coffe shop in Suvarnabhumi Airport (Bangko, Thailand)

Suvarnabhumi Airport replaced the old airport located within Bangkok. It was developed in conjunction to Thailand’s booming tourism industry. I guess that the Thai government realized, like what the Philippine government is realizing now, that the old and small airport will hinder the growth of tourism industry.

How I Went to Suvarnabhumi Airport from Bangkok

I usually went to Suvarnabhumi Airport by riding taxi cabs since it is the easiest means of going there. However, I also tried riding the train going to this airport.

Railway to Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand

The train is another reason why Suvarnabhumi is my favorite airport. Just imagine the convenience that it gives to tourists and local passengers who don’t want to be trapped in the heavy traffic in Bangkok. How I wish that our MRT or LRT in Manila have stations in each terminal of NAIA. I believe that being connected to the train system will make predatory taxi drivers behave because people have alternative way of going to Metro Manila from the airport.

The growth of tourism industry goes hand-in-hand with the improvement in the transportation system. Thai government realized this thus they built Suvarnabhumi Airport. My country, the Philippines, is now having the same realization. There are plans of building another commercial airport in Cavite or transferring flights to faraway Clark in Pampanga. I do hope that the Philippine government take a look at what the Thai government has done and copy some of the positive things, particularly the (1) development of big airports that can handle large volumes of air traffic and (2) the connection of the airport terminal with the rapid train system.