That day of the year is coming back. I <3 Mom.

I’m so sorry I have missed the update yesterday. In Singapore, August 7 was declared a public holiday to celebrate 50 years of Independence from Malaysia. Then yesterday, August 10, was a holiday in lieu as August 9 (National Day) fell on Sunday. Sounds like a pretty good long weekend, doesn’t it?

I worked through the weekend, though.

Anyway, I have discovered this clip some time back. I actually posted it on my facebook page but here it is again. However for this, I have added a list of vocabulary that I think it is good to know.

ปิ่นโต//pìn toh : lunch box

ครัว//khrua : kitchen

ทหาร//tháhăan : soldier

สมัคร//sàmàk : to apply/to sign up

ท้อง//thórng : pregnant

ฝึกงาน//fèuk ngaan : internship

ต่างจังหวัด//tàang jangwàt : different/another province

โดยส่วนตัว//doh-i sùan tua : personally

เข้มแข็ง//khêm khăeng : (mentally) strong

เป็นห่วง//pen hùang : concerned

อันตราย//antàraai : dangerous

จดหมาย//jòd maăi : letter

สุขภาพ//sùkkhàphâab : health

แม่บ้าน//mâe bâan : housewife

แกงจืด//kaeng jèud : (clear) soup

หมูกรอบ//mŏo kràwb : roasted three-layer pork

เกลี้ยง//klîang : all gone (spoken)

ผัดผัก//phàd phàk : stir-fry vegetable

ชม//chom : to praise

ไก่ตุ๋น//kài tǔn : chicken stew

ไข่เจียว//khài jiao : omelette

แน่นอน//nâe norn : definitely

อดทน//òd thon : patient, tolerant

คิดถึง//khíd thĕung : to miss (someone/something)

ประโยชน์//prà yòht : advantage/benefit/usefulness

อาหารคือหลักฐานของความรัก

ahhăan kheu làk thăan khŏrng khwaam rák

Cooking is a proof of love.

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Mother’s Day = วันแม่

Yep, it’s Mother’s Day in Thailand!

Why do we use jasmine to represent Mother’s Day in Thailand?


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Jasmine is pure white in color, its fragrance can be felt from faraway. Furthermore it blossoms all year round. This is equivalent to the love of mother to her child, the love that is pure and has never ceased to exist.

Queen’s Birthday – Long Live Her Majesty.

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//Picture credit: http://www.srijinda.com

Mother of Thailand, this can be no one else other than the Queen Sirikit. In the past, we would always see the news of King Bhumibol and Queen Sirikit visiting people from all over the country. One of Her projects would be “The Foundation of the Promotion of Supplementary Occupations and Related Techniques of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit of Thailand” or SUPPORT. Thai name is มูลนิธิส่งเสริมศิลปาชีพในสมเด็จพระนางเจ้าสิริกิติ์ พระบรมราชินีนาถ or the short term ศูนย์ศิลปาชีพ. Her Majesty’s thought on this came up on the very first time of accompanying His Majesty to visit people in one of the suburb areas in 1955. Her Majesty had noticed that villagers in that area were very skillful in handicraft. Hence, Her Majesty had then supported them to expand, to indirectly support them financially, by providing a venue to distribute the products. This came in rather handy when there was any nature disaster and these villagers were unable to do any plantation. They needed not to just rely on agriculture to earn a living, now that another opportunity seen by Her Majesty has blossomed.

Question:

Have you told your mom you love her?