Living in a foreign (non-english speaking,'developing') country ain't a piece of cake.
So when tasked with sourcing fabric for 555's Spring launch, I was up for a challenge.
The night before though, I had broken up with my ultra-shitty Thai boyfriend for the 50th time--screaming over balconies, cryin' in the street, whole bit.
I woke up, hungover. Draggin a heavy heart. Dreading the small crowded alley-ways of Bangkok's Sam Peng fabric market--a seething mass in 40 degree weather.
Today was the only day I was going to be in Bangkok, so it was pass or fail, win or die trying.
|oh god! which buttons????|
I got to the market by 10 am. Where to start? My bangs have already plastered to my forehead with sweat and every time someone brushes against me, I wanna punch faces.
Get your shit together, Ra Ra, I kept coaxing myself...but how was I to pick 555 Babe Gear when I felt like a hopeless fuck head?
I found some crappy stool to sit down on, squished against some random fabric and an old lady selling dried bananas. Almost at the point of defeat......
And then. A miracle.
My Sharona. Starts Playing. Across the market.
Wooooooo!!!!!!!!! Dun na na na na na... Jump up...Dun na na na na na...do a little dance... Dun na na na na na.....Feel myself coming alive...Dun na na na na na....My Sharona!!!
555 Babe Gear here I come! Get the fuck outta my way (please).
8 hours later, MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. Proceeded to drink some beers with the lady vendors.
Thank you THE KNACK!!
5x5 Spring 2011 is gonna be smokin hot.