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Have you eaten rice yet?

The original Thai "Hello" actually means "Have you eaten rice yet?", says this short article about travelling in Bangkok. It brought a smile to my face because this is identical to the Cantonese greeting <食咗飯未> that I have grown up with. Have you eaten rice yet? Its use has long since faded and it sounds funny today to greet each other with this. Who care about the boring rice when you can have any fancy food throughout the day? This phrase really takes you back to a time when after a hard day at work, people would enjoy the simple pleasure - a meal with a bowl of rice.

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