Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Appearing like the stone tablet with the Ten Commandments etched on it or like the Stele of Hammurabi from the Ancient Near East, one single amulet stands proud on the dashboard of this taxi. While some Bangkok cabbies love to dangle a dozen or so of these from their rear view mirror or neck, or stick collections of them on taxi ceilings, this driver believes that this individual amulet is all he needs to protect him and bring luck and fortune. You could almost feel its omnipotent power radiating from it in the cab.