Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Fortune Telling Taxi Driver

At some point during the conversation with a taxi driver today, he casually mentioned that he was a fortune teller. Before I knew it, he pulled his cab off to the side of the road and carefully studied the palm of my hand. I felt relieved when all of his predictions about my future turned out to be favorable. His final words of advice were that I should massage the palm of my hand every day. If it brings me all the money, romance, and good health that he foresees, I'll rub it until it falls off.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Less is More

As I was preparing to write a long post today, I recalled this statement from the Buddha: "Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace".

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Aluminum Talisman

It seems that a large amount of trash in Thailand is reused, recycled or renewed. Take this plaa tapean fish talisman made out of an apple juice aluminum can, for example. It's an artistic and inexpensive solution for creating something decorative and of service. Granted, a fish made from a tuna can would have been more appropriate. Nevertheless, this scrap of metal that could have ironically ended up in a canal has instead become a lucky charm in the form of a fish.