Saturday, August 2, 2008

It's All Good

The red and gold sign on the ceiling of the taxi is a little bit like one of those motivational posters you see in corporate offices. On the sign, the big letters spell out "dee" ดี, which means "good" when translated into English. I asked the taxi driver about his sign and he told me it was a reminder to himself and to his customers to be good. I'm assuming the sign is related to the idea of Karma, the Buddhist philosophy that when you do good deeds, good things will happen to you in return.  Of course, the opposite is true, too, but a big "bad" sign wouldn't be nearly as nice.