The Most Important Color
By: Bobby Dumbfound
Thai’s have assigned the following colors to the day of the week.
Monday = Yellow
Tuesday = Pink
Wednesday = Green
Thursday = Orange
Friday = Blue
Saturday = Purple
Sunday = Red
Thai’s have a long tradition of wearing the color assigned to a particular day of the week or the color that represents the day they were born. It’s a way of getting attention; Bill Board style, or of showing team spirit when a whole neighborhood or community wear the same color on the same day…. I believe it is rather nice to walk out of the house in the morning and to notice that everyone is wearing the same shade of pink or purple, especially now that I have learned that pink is a happy color and not so much a declaration of one’s sexual orientation….(Tuesday’s worried me until I learned this) Pink on Tuesday is like everyone wearing a Bill Board proclaiming their happiness. It is rather nice to walk outside on a Tuesday.
All the other colors are good too, especially the color green…. For you American Newbie’s it would be important to understand that your green is always appreciated when it is flashed around on any occasion…. No matter the day of the week. ATM cards work just as well.
|And also a lot of Muslims are no more religious then the average Swede. For them it’s natural that human rights come first.|
New Year’s is a harmless annual institution, of no particular use to anybody save as a scapegoat for promiscuous drunks, and friendly calls and humbug resolutions.
By: Jerry Geriatric: proud holder of a non-immigrant O Visa
Whenever the traffic backs up on Posri Road in Udonthani for the morning passenger train I know without looking that it is either 0900 or 0915 or 0930 or maybe 1300 hrs. I feel like a kid again awaiting the passing of that magical conveyance that can take a kids imagination into uncharted worlds along its’ track with its’ click-clacks, whistles and bells… but then when the train does pass and I get a glimpse over the tops of cars and trucks backed up along the road I remind myself that I will never ride that conveyance again… once was enough.
Udon Water Boarding
By: Dr. Robert (Bobby) Bladder
The following is provided for entertainment value only. This information was lifted from another source and pasted here for your reading pleasure. The following is no attempt to suggest anything.
Drinking water at a certain times during the day is said, by some, to maximize its effectiveness on the body: Kind of a feel good all over thing you can do to treat yourself.
If you consume:
Two glasses of water after waking up – it is reported that you will help activate internal organs. (whatever that means). Another glass of water 30 minutes before a meal – helps digestion. One glass of water before taking a bath – helps lower blood pressure, or so, it is said…. as long as you don’t scoop your warm and sudsy cup of water from the bathwater. One glass of water before going to bed is said to help in avoiding a stroke or heart attack, especially if you are a little kid. But most importantly to me, it is said that the glass of water you drink at bed time to avoid a stroke or heart attack will also help prevent night time leg cramps. It is said by some, that your leg muscles are seeking hydration when they cramp and wake you with a Charlie Horse at about 0300 hrs. So if you drink that last glass of water before you dive into bed you may avoid leg cramps and live through to another day….
The following information is “stolen” “copped”, and or plagiarized. but you should read it.
I’ve seen the Mayo Clinic study before and it is right on. Having had a couple CO’s I can vouch for the validity of the info. My second did occur in the middle of the night, and I inadvertantly followed the instructions to the letter. Maybe that’s why it wasn’t any worse than it was.
How many (old) folks do you know who say they don’t want to drink anything before going to bed because they’ll have to get up during the night!
Heart Attack and Water – I never knew all of this! Interesting…….
Something else I didn’t know … I asked my Doctor why people need to urinate so much at night time. Answer from my Cardiac Doctor –
Gravity holds water in the lower part of your body when you are upright (legs swell). When you lie down and the lower body (legs and etc) seeks level with the kidneys, it is then that the kidneys remove the water because it is easier. This then ties in with the last statement!
I knew you need your minimum water to help flush the toxins out of your body, but this was news to me.
Correct time to drink water… Very Important. From A Cardiac Specialist!
Subject: Mayo Clinic on Aspirin – PASS IT ON
Mayo Clinic Aspirin Dr. Virend Somers, is a Cardiologist from the Mayo Clinic, who is lead author of the report in the July 29, 2008 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Most heart attacks occur in the day, generally between 6 A.M. and noon. Having one during the night, when the heart should be most at rest, means that something unusual happened. Somers and his colleagues have been working for a decade to show that sleep apnea is to blame.
1. If you take an aspirin or a baby aspirin once a day, take it at night. The reason: Aspirin has a 24-hour “half-life”; therefore, if most heart attacks happen in the wee hours of the morning, the Aspirin would be strongest in your system.
2. FYI, Aspirin lasts a really long time in your medicine chest for years, (when it gets old, it smells like vinegar).
Please read on. Something that we can do to help ourselves – nice to know. Bayer is making crystal aspirin to dissolve instantly on the tongue. They work much faster than the tablets.
Why keep Aspirin by your bedside? It’s about Heart Attacks –
There are other symptoms of a heart attack, besides the pain on the left arm. One must also be aware of an intense pain on the chin, as well as nausea and lots of sweating; however, these symptoms may also occur less frequently.
Note: There may be NO pain in the chest during a heart attack.
The majority of people (about 60%) who had a heart attack during their sleep did not wake up. However, if it occurs, the chest pain may wake you up from your deep sleep. If that happens, immediately dissolve two aspirins in your mouth and swallow them with a bit of water.
Afterwards: – Call 911. – Phone a neighbor or a family member who lives very close by. Say “heart attack!” – Say that you have taken 2 Aspirins. – Take a seat on a chair or sofa near the front door, and wait for their arrival and …DO NOT LIE DOWN!
A Cardiologist has stated that if each person after receiving this e-mail, sends it to 10 people, probably one life could be saved!
I have already shared this information. What about you?
Do forward this message. It may save lives!
“Life is a onetime gift”
The waitress came over after I gave her that anticipatory look…and she stood and looked at me in anticipation just for a second. After that she looked away. I was too slow so she had looked away but no matter I got her attention again. “ I would like a chocolate sundae and backed up my English with my fingers pointing right on top of the chocolate sundae photo. She told me in her best mush English that she didn’t know how to make a chocolate sundae and with those sheepish eyes half expected me to say “Never mind, check bin”, instead… but I didn’t. I just looked back at her with my most pleasant look.
Then my wife of twenty years chimed in with her first language, Isan. She and the waitress spent several minutes getting to know each other’s village and family. After a few minutes my waitress returned to my ice cream order. My wife had given her instruction and she must have felt confident enough to give it a try. …She was to place two scoops of vanilla ice cream into a sundae dish and she was to cover the top of the ice cream with chocolate syrup. My wife intentionally left out any reference to whipped cream or a red cherry. With those instructions the waitress faded over to the ice cream cooler. In a minute my wife smiled and told me the waitress had just loaded two scoops of chocolate into a banana split dish. She asked if she should intervene. “Nope”. This is Thailand and I was enjoying this.
A minute later she was back with my banana split dish looking rather large with those two scoops of chocolate ice cream plunked in the middle. The waitress apologized and was away.