tungwaiyip.info

home

about me

links

Blog

< August 2006 >
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
   1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  

past articles »

Click for San Francisco, California Forecast

San Francisco, USA

 

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.

2006.08.07 [, ] - comments

 

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

past articles »

 

BBC News

 

George Floyd death: Violence erupts on sixth day of protests (01 Jun 2020)

 

SpaceX Nasa Mission: Astronauts on historic mission enter space station (31 May 2020)

 

Coronavirus changes how doctors deal with death (31 May 2020)

 

Christo: Bulgarian-born artist who famously wrapped landmarks dies at 84 (31 May 2020)

 

Coronavirus: Belgian Prince Joachim apologises for Spanish lockdown party (31 May 2020)

 

UK ex-foreign secretaries Hong Kong alliance (01 Jun 2020)

 

Glimmer of hope for world's rarest primate (31 May 2020)

 

Coronavirus: Brazil now fourth-highest nation in Covid-19 deaths (31 May 2020)

 

Coronavirus: Queen seen in public for first time since lockdown, riding pony (31 May 2020)

 

#JusticeForUwa trends in Nigeria after student murdered in church (31 May 2020)

more »

 

SF Gate

 

Ship traffic, June 1 (30 May 2020)

 

Ship traffic, May 31 (30 May 2020)

 

Popular Costco perk is coming back (29 May 2020)

 

Ship traffic, May 30 (29 May 2020)

 

Ship traffic, May 29 (28 May 2020)

 

Ship traffic, May 28 (27 May 2020)

more »


Site feed Updated: 2020-May-31 21:00