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It's very interesting !!! I hope I will see this beautiful sky some day !! Have a good time back home !! It was nice to meet you…
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5 December: In every city and village across the country, citizens gather to celebrate the birthday of HM the King Bhumibol Adulaydej. Born 5 December, 1927, HM the King is the longest reigning Thai monarch and the longest serving head of state in the world.

Millions of candles raised above a sea of yellow shirts will flicker across the evening sky, 5 December, as people from all walks of life sing the Royal Anthem in heartfelt gratitude, while proclaiming with pride and sincerity “Long Live the King.”

Having reigned for more than 60 years, the 80-year monarch is the soul of the nation, loved and respected by 63 million people who are inspired by decades of selfless service.

The meaning of HM the King’s name, Bhumibol Adulyadej, is translated as “strength of the land, incomparable power”, but often Thais will say he is the “moving force of the country.”

Demonstrating untarnished integrity of character, the King is seen as a shining beacon of wisdom; the father of the nation the protector of the weak. Often his observations alone have sufficed to turn the nation from the gates of crisis.

His reign has been marked by milestones when he pointed the way to future prosperity and responsibilities. In 1974, he initiated projects to protect the environment and encourage re-forestation, decades before it became fashionable to be green, while his personal intervention and technical knowledge saved the capital from annual flooding.

HM the King has initiated over 2000 projects to address social, medical and economy issues at village level throughout the nation.

A gifted musician and artist, the King graduated in law and political science, enabling him, after he ascended the throne in 1946, to work tirelessly to improve the life of his subjects through a vast spectrum of activities.

Earlier this year, nine specific royal projects were identified for their role in developing a sustainable economy in village communities and for their intrinsic appeal to international tourists. They are now promoted overseas through the national airline and the Tourism Authority of Thailand.

In the book “In His Majesty’s Footsteps, former chief of the Royal Court Police, Vasit Dejkunjorn, writes of his early encounters with HM the King as a young police officer. "From listening to the royal couple’s conversation I learned for the first time how concerned they were about the well-being of the Thai people."

Caring for his people is the hallmark of his reign. While history will record his reign as the longest, the hearts of Thai people have accorded him their trust, an unpareled respect and abiding love, never before seen in the Kingdom.

On the night of 5 December Bangkok’s Sanam Luang and Ratchdamnoen Avenue will be illuminated with lights, the streets closed to traffic as a mighty throng gathers to demonstrate their gratitude for their King. Visitors will join them sensing the honour of sharing this moment with the Thai people.

Long Live the King by PiyawanPiyawan, 12 Mar 2008 17:05

Annie,I agree with you!English is the first and the international language!

Re: Opinion
candelitacandelita 05 Mar 2008 16:34
in discussion The World / Linguistic Pride » Opinion

I agree!But the article is talking about business!And in this case I think English is a good way to understand each other countries!

Re: Opinion by candelitacandelita, 05 Mar 2008 16:34

For sure!Bussines and tech words are important in English!

Re: dictionary dictator by candelitacandelita, 05 Mar 2008 16:32

I agree with you too!
I think we have the same "problem" in almost all the countris…A lot of English words in oru lifes…But it is not bad, al less for me!It is a good way to understand us each other!

Re: Dictionary dictator by candelitacandelita, 05 Mar 2008 16:29

Hey,girl!be carefull with your words!Haha!

Re: dictionary dictator by candelitacandelita, 05 Mar 2008 16:22

Yes,it is true!But let's use our own languages!

Re: Dictionary dictator by candelitacandelita, 05 Mar 2008 16:21

For sure!But he has a BIG fight with USA!It is the reason of avoiding English!

Re: Dictionary Dictator by candelitacandelita, 05 Mar 2008 16:18

Of course. I agree with you Asuka. They proud of Spanish language but they are not avoid English.

yep , That's right. They should use English for speak and comunicate with another contries.

I think so Piyawan. English language is good for business .

Re: English! by Kanchana ChuewongKanchana Chuewong, 03 Mar 2008 19:43

yep !!! I love the beach and i miss my friends so much.

Re: Life's a beach by Kanchana ChuewongKanchana Chuewong, 03 Mar 2008 06:59
Re: Drink
Kanchana ChuewongKanchana Chuewong 03 Mar 2008 06:54
in discussion Dreams / Fabiola » Drink

What is wrong ? Why the dream can made you cry?

Re: Drink by Kanchana ChuewongKanchana Chuewong, 03 Mar 2008 06:54

hey !!! Candela.
That was dream. Do not worry about it.

Re: Crazy driver! by Kanchana ChuewongKanchana Chuewong, 03 Mar 2008 06:49

Thai food is known for its enthusiastic use of fresh (rather than dried) herbs and spices as well as fish sauce.

Thai food is popular in many Western countries especially in Australia, New Zealand, some countries in Europe such as the United Kingdom, as well as the United States, and Canada.

Instead of a single main course with side dishes found in Western cuisine, a Thai full meal typically consists of either a single dish or rice khao with many complementary dishes served concurrently.

Rice is a staple component of Thai cuisine, as it is of most Asian cuisines. The highly prized, sweet-smelling jasmine rice is indigenous to Thailand. This naturally aromatic long-grained rice grows in abundance in the verdant patchwork of paddy fields that blanket Thailand's central plains. Its aroma bears no resemblance to the sweet smell of jasmine blossoms, but like jasmine flowers, this rice is precious and fragrant, a small everyday delight. Steamed rice is accompanied by highly aromatic curries, stir-frys and other dishes, incorporating sometimes large quantities of chillies, lime juice and lemon grass. Curries, stir-frys and others may be poured onto the rice creating a single dish called khao rad gang , a popular meal when time is limited. Sticky rice khao neow is a unique variety of rice that contains an unusual balance of the starches present in all rice, causing it to cook up to a pleasing sticky texture. It is the daily bread of Laos and substitutes ordinary rice in rural Northern and Northeastern Thai cuisine, where Lao cultural influence is strong.

Noodles, known throughout parts of Southeast Asia by the Chinese name kwaytiow, are popular as well but usually come as a single dish, like the stir-fried Pad Thai or noodle soups. Many Chinese cuisine are adapted to suit Thai taste, such as khuaytiow rue, a sour and spicy rice noodle soup.

There is uniquely Thai dish called nam prik which refers to a chile sauce or paste. Each region has its own special versions. It is prepared by crushing together chillies with various ingredients such as garlic and shrimp paste using a mortar and pestle. It is then often served with vegetables such as cucumbers, cabbage and yard-long beans, either raw or blanched. The vegetables are dipped into the sauce and eaten with rice. Nam prik may also be simply eaten alone with rice or, in a bit of Thai and Western fusion, spread on toast.

Thai food is generally eaten with a fork and a spoon. Chopsticks are used rarely, primarily for the consumption of noodle soups. The fork, held in the left hand, is used to shovel food into the spoon. However, it is common practice for Thais and hill tribe peoples in the North and Northeast to eat sticky rice with their right hands by making it into balls that are dipped into side dishes and eaten. Thai-Muslims also frequently eat meals with only their right hands.

Often thai food is served with a variety of spicy condiments to embolden the dish. This can range from dried chili pieces, sliced chili peppers in rice vinegar, to a spicy chili sauce such as the nam prik mentioned above.

ABOUT THAILAND : THAI FOODS by PiyawanPiyawan, 28 Feb 2008 19:24

The president Hugo Chaves is fucking dictator!!In my opinion he is doing a mistake to his country,because is really important to each country to learn another language,and inglesh is the most important now!!!

dictionary dictator by verena pereiraverena pereira, 28 Feb 2008 03:45
Re: English!
candelitacandelita 28 Feb 2008 03:25
in discussion The World / Linguistic Pride » English!

for sure!English is better language for business and tech terms!
It is the easier way to understand us!

Re: English! by candelitacandelita, 28 Feb 2008 03:25

I think the same!

Re: Dictionary dictator by candelitacandelita, 28 Feb 2008 03:24
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