Saturday, July 07, 2007

Bangkok Fun Facts

Arrived at Suvarnabhumi Airport of Bangkok safely last night.

Bangkok is indeed food and shopping heaven. If you're looking for a diet retreat, this is definitely the WRONG place to be. Will hunt for durians tonight.

Did you know the Suvarnabhumi International Airport is pronounced as "soo-wanna-poom"?

Remove the 'M' letter and what do you get?

Probably the largest toilet in the world ever created for aeroplanes landing. Or the largest airport created to fit the theme of a washroom. Ermm...


And did you know that Bangkok was originally named as "Krung Thep" in 1782 by King Rama I, a short term for "Krung thep mahanakhon amorn ratanakosin mahintharayutthaya mahadilok pop noparatratchathani burirom udomratchanivetmahasathan amornpiman avatarnsathit sakkathattiyavisnukarmprasit".

Guess what? Turns out it still hold the world's longest place name by the Guinness Book of Records.

Gee, I wonder if the King sat at his throne and decided to create this name in a day? Or did he like hire a whole creative team to brand the country? Or maybe it was created in his dream?? And was simply mumbling when the advisor was taking serious notes down. Before you know it, oh look, nice name, a bit long, but nice name. Let's put this as the country's name so no one can imitate me. I own the LONGEST!! MUAHAHA...( name, what else? You dirty minded minx!)


PS// If you're wondering what that name means in English? It means "The city of angels, the great city, the residence of the Emerald Buddha, the impregnable city (of Ayutthaya) of God Indra, the grand capital of the world endowed with nine precious gems, the happy city, abounding in an enormous Royal Palace that resembles the heavenly abode where reigns the reincarnated god, a city given by Indra and built by Vishnukarn"


Ok, I'm out of breath.

44 comments:

  1. Holiday, still blogging o`O

    I am choked on my breath by that name. Can a long name add prestige? What about one for you, nicole :P

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  2. lol! okay great one =D

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  3. Michael: Nicole, beware when commenting anything on Thai King. The King is very respected figure in Thailand, make fun with something else please.

    yeah .. what he said is TRUE .. better becareful with your words .. I am sure that you do not want to be in trouble ..

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  4. she is going to delete this comment box again...

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  5. becareful with thailand durians, apparently they use alot of pesticides on their durians, the ones that is 'fed' into the tree, so even the flesh carries harmful residue.

    i think the guys are right, the people there are especially sensitive to what are said of their beloved king.

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  6. TOO sensitive.

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  7. woman...it's THRONE...NOT thrown...u wanna get thrown into jail for making fun of his majesty...ur definitely a cheena wanna be banana...LOL...*self deleted comment*

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  8. I think the only sensitive people here are the anonymous chickens thinking Nicole is gonna go to jail just for writing a harmless and non-insulting comment like that.

    Geez. Do you people have any idea what you're talking about? Had there ever been anyone who went to jail because of innocuous comments as such?

    Please guys, THINK before you COMMENT, especially empty threats like that. Else its just gonna make yourself look very very stupid.

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  9. aiya.. you guys tease tease her like that, serupa macam those stupid chain letters (if u dont send this to at least 5 ppl u will die blah blah) mah. If even she get caught, all they wanna do to her is to help her with her parking style.

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  10. Krung thep mahanakhon amorn ratanakosin mahintharayutthaya mahadilok pop noparatratchathani burirom udomratchanivetmahasathan amornpiman avatarnsathit sakkathattiyavisnukarmprasit".

    if I name my son that in future... he's going to grow up to really really hate his father

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  11. geeezz...boss stewie,

    then u should name him as "The city of angels, the great city, the residence of the Emerald Buddha, the impregnable city (of Ayutthaya) of God Indra, the grand capital of the world endowed with nine precious gems, the happy city, abounding in an enormous Royal Palace that resembles the heavenly abode where reigns the reincarnated god, a city given by Indra and built by Vishnukarn"

    unless...ur a thai...mann...*LOL*

    kennysia....chill out mann!!!...'similan island'...???!!!...*LOL*

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  12. it is NOT going to jail etc etc .. BUT it is to respect the King .. aiyoo Kenny Sia .. use your BRAIN lar .. tsk tsk .. kenny sia cannot talk straight .. soo dissapointed :(

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  13. mr kenny sia,

    the jail thingy is not a threat nor it's stupid.
    it's just a way the readers are joking to miss nicole to be respectful to the King.
    likewise to all our own fathers too.
    not to mention he is a KING.
    kow jai mai?

    miss nicole,

    happy blogging BUT please blog wisely.
    korp khun kap...:)

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  14. ahahahha.. love to see kenny fights for nicole.. how sweet!!

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  15. hahahaha

    kenny sia .. .blur lar .. hahaha ..

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  16. hahahaha

    kenny sia .. .blur lar .. hahaha ..

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  17. kenny sia .. you mai kau jai? kun kenny mai phood pasah thai? tsk tsk ... kum kenny .. kun malay jin ar ?

    so ... we just remind nicole that she can blog or bull shit anything BUT at least respect the KING lar ..

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  18. i hate this 'Anonymous' writers, at least give ure self a f**king name la. cheap shit. if not, dont bother leaving a comment. no balls huh. chak!

    ure welcome nicole n kenny.

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  19. O Weird Ones,

    If you are somehow insulted by Nic's comments, just say "Nicole, I don't really like these comments lar ... can you please remove it?"

    What's with the "Beware" nonsense?

    If you are asking her to respect The Thai King, maybe you should learn to show her some respect yourself.

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  20. Just one cent of advice. It is true that Thai respect their King and you might get into the trouble by writting about him that way.. never thought Kenny Sia would simply back Nicole for saying things like this.

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  21. Aww geez. I like to think that His Majesty is made of sterner stuff (not easily offended) and IF he were to read Nicole's blog, he would see the humor in her entry on Bangkok's really long name and not see it as an insult. You can be funny without being disrespectful unlike that Swiss chowderhead that was briefly jailed and subsequently pardoned by His Majesty.

    His Majesty is also a jazz musician and that's hella cool! That's written with a helluva lot of respect.

    Unlike some of the comments left for Nicole in this forum. =)

    Signing off from Miami...

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  22. just back from the bloggers buff, a workshop of how being a responsible blogger... agree wif wat kenny said, being a blogger, u get some admirers & @ the same time u get some haters... part & parcel of blogging...

    anyway, nicole, no threats can threaten u lar...

    boss stewie, ur son will b a proud son of urs, after all he got the longest name in the guiness world of records :P

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  23. Anonymous, ya.

    Anonymous, correct.

    Anonymous, I disagree.

    Anonymous, is it?

    Anonymous, ok.

    Anonymous, say... are you related to the previous six Anonymouses?

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  24. is true that we must respect the king, but then i think its quite alright in this case. After all i don't think the King will be angry on this small matters. If he do then he will be a very busy guy don't you think so??

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  25. kennysia quoted
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    Please guys, THINK before you COMMENT, especially empty threats like that. Else its just gonna make yourself look very very stupid."

    now i see him as k. siow.
    how much do u know about thailand n its customs ? no one in threatening her. merely advising her wisely but you are doing otherwise.

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  26. Hey guys....c'mon lar people...take it easy....take it easy..........
    Lets not make this blog an unfriendly one....please?

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  27. misha sits quietly at the corner and look at those korkors and jiejies talking ..

    jiejie nic .. where are you!??!

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  28. cant blame some of the writers as kenny sia started insulting them with words like anom. chickens, very very stupid, etc.

    perhaps kanasai should be warned n in future such outbreak will result in being banned from here for inciting animosity.

    I think one cannot be too careful when commenting on the king of thailand as we had read reports of orang putih going to jails n other troubles and especially when she is still in the kingdom.

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  29. d'Fish said...

    i hate this 'Anonymous' writers, at least give ure self a f**king name la. cheap shit. if not, dont bother leaving a comment. no balls huh. chak!
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    if u can read n understand, pls note that IT is an option given to writers and if u wanna show the world yr balls then it is yr biz but do not make such comments in this friendly site as it will only implied of yr poor upbringing.

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  30. NICOLE :

    YOU SHOULD NOW SMILE AND CROSS ARM BECAUSE THIS 'ANONYMOUS' PERVERT BOTHERS TO AT LEAST READ YOUR POST AND BOTHERS TO DROP SOME COMMENTS. THE MORE HE POST COMMENTS, MORE SMILE ON YOUR FACE BECAUSE HE/SHE 'BOTHERS' TO CORRECT YOUR ENTRIES, SPELLING ETC...

    ANONYMOUS : WHOEVER YOU ARE... *tsk tsk tsk* (shaking head) TAK DE KERJA LAIN KER?? NICOLE IS SUCH A LUCKY BRAT FOR HAVING FREE TUTORING ON HER SPELLING ETC.. *tsk tsk tsk* (shaking head)

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  31. anonymous is just a guy trying to get her attention,

    kenny is just a guy who try to protect her fav gal..

    and i m just a guy who enjoy the show..

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  32. little misha: dun worry....just some korkors and jiejies disagreeing on something. i believe jiejie nicole is still in Thailand. :)

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  33. korkor sheon .. yeah .. I think jiejie nic still enjoying herself in thailand :)

    come back faster jiejie nic :)

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  34. I had been staying with Thais for nearly one year, and I know how much they respect the King. So, please dun make joke on that anymore. And Nicole, do try Thai massage. You will feel good.

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  35. Misha is cute n polite =)

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  36. *lene (jiejie?)* .. i am not cute lar .. :)

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  37. CHILL LA GUYS!

    DON'T WORRY NICOLE, IF THE THAI KING CATCH U AND PUT U IN JAIL, I BET MANY PEOPLE HERE WOULD GO TO WAR TO RETRIEVE YOU!

    *hides in the closet..

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  38. yaa laa.. misha is cute indeed. ask ur parents can borrow u for a few days ka?

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  39. *iwan* ... hahaha .. borrow me for what? I am VERY curious NOW!

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  40. cute lil' misha, you did laugh, so you can take jokes right? It was just my routine whenever I saw a little cute kid. It started like this. One time, I was watching my nephew playing dolls with her friends. She found a doll very cute and said to the owner, "can I borrow this for a few days?"

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  41. LOL~~ yeah..misha im jie jie hehe...i got read ur blog since i saw u left comment here! every interesting blog u hv

    iwan is so funny, don make her confuse la hahaha...

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  42. *lene jiejie* hehehe :)

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  43. lene: ahah funny i am? *shy* *shy*

    *bisik-bisik*
    "do u think i should start a blog for the purpose of bringing kenny sia down one level ka?"

    misha: err not confuse anymore anot?
    (I saw u play drum! precious)

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  44. *iwan* hahaha .. play drum .. that was many many moons ago .. :)

    Kenny Sia? hahaha .. my Mum read his blog too!!

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