sexta-feira, 27 de novembro de 2009

Musica do dia - "Tai Orathai: เบิ่งนครพนม"

Tai Orathai is a "Luk thung" singer from Ubon Ratchatani, Thailand. She was born on March 27, 1980. She graduated from Ramkhamhaeng University in 2009. She was the first "Luk thung" singer to sell 1 million albums.

Ubon Ratchathani is a city in the south-east of the Isaan region of Thailand. The name means "Royal Land Lotus Blossom". The city was founded in the late 18th century by Lao immigrants, with support from the new kingdom of Siam.
Isaan is the northeast region of Thailand. It is located on the Khorat Plateau, bordered by the Mekong River (along the border with Laos) to the north and east, by Cambodia to the southeast and the Prachinburi mountains south of Nakhon Ratchasima.

domingo, 8 de novembro de 2009

segunda-feira, 2 de novembro de 2009

Loy Krathong day é hoje!

« Loy Krathong is held on the full moon of the 12th month in the traditional Thai lunar calendar. In the western calendar this usually falls in November.
"Loi" means "to float". "Krathong" is a raft about a handspan in diameter traditionally made from a section of banana tree trunk (although modern-day versions use specially made bread 'flowers' and may use styrofoam), decorated with elaborately-folded banana leaves, flowers, candles, incense sticks etc. During the night of the full moon, many people will release a small raft like this on a river. Governmental offices, corporations and other organizations also build much bigger and more elaborate rafts, and these are often judged in contests. In addition, fireworks and beauty contests take place during the festival. »

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