Thailand Wishes for 2009

measmonk2 150x150 Thailand Wishes for 2009One of Thailand’s most respected young monks, Phra Maha Wuthichai Vajiramedhi, released his 9 wishes for 2009 on January 5th to The Daily Express in Thailand. Although a little political it’s understandable considering all the problems Thailand has faced politically the past 2 years. An excellent list and I truly hope his wishes come true.

After reading his wishes I thought about it for a while and decided to make my own wish list for Thailand in this new year. While I’m not a revered monk I think many will agree that these wishes should come true as well.

1.  May all sexual predators, especially pedophiles, stay away from Thailand.

2. May Thailand visa rules lighten up for those living in Thailand or wishing to live in Thailand or for that matter just wanting to extend a vacation stay in Thailand.

3. May the leaders of Thailand realize they need to resolve the problem they have in the south with the Islamists once and for all.

4. May all pedestrians crossing streets anywhere in Thailand make it safely to the other side…and back again if necessary.

5. May all the travelers to Thailand find the joy of sticky rice.

6. May Thai Air re-institute their JFK to BKK route…I know it’s selfish of me but like I said I’m not a monk.

7. May all expats and tourists who decide to drive cars or mororcycles  in Thailand have a safe journey.

8. May all male tourists to the kingdom have a brief moment of clarity before they pop a handful of viagra after drinking all night and realize it can make you stiff in more ways than one.

9. May all those who love Thailand have their Thailand dreams come true.

What are your wishes for 2009?

No disrespect was meant to Phra Maha Wuthichai Vajiramedhi or any any monk world wide. I just wanted to show off my photoshopping prowess…ok you can stop laughing now!

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Comment by MikeNo Gravatar
2009-01-09 00:34:25

Having just received the blessings of a very auspicious local monk at the house blessing I have just attended I feel you can be forgiven!

Funnily enough, although I am Christian, my little prayer this morning included some of the things on your list plus a rise in the exchange rate for GBP!

Mikes last blog post..Superstition and Religion in Thailand.

Comment by TalenNo Gravatar
2009-01-09 00:48:59

Ahh a rise in the exchange rate is a good one. A rise in the USD exchange rate would be nice too…

Comment by MonicaNo Gravatar
2009-01-09 05:14:33

I wish I was on my holiday in BKK now :-D I love BKK!

Comment by Hoo DonNo Gravatar
2009-01-09 16:53:14

My wish for Thailand 2009 is for the Thai government to pay me 10 baht for every pot hole my rented car goes in, 20 baht for every one it misses and thirty baht for every time I say to myself ” Sh*t there goes my 3000 baht car deposit.”
Put another way, could you spend a little less on Bangkok and a little bit more on the country roads.

Hoo Dons last blog post..The Miles High Breakfast Club

Comment by TalenNo Gravatar
2009-01-09 18:12:47

If that wish were to come true you can bet there would probably be a police officer every 100 yards down the roads you drive looking to raise the money needed through tickets.

Comment by CatherineNo Gravatar
2009-01-11 01:21:02

May all the travelers to Thailand find the joys of sticky rice… with Durian…

Catherines last blog post..Thai-English Readers with Mp3s

Comment by TalenNo Gravatar
2009-02-02 16:02:32

I’ll pass on the Durian and head straight for the Mango with coconut glaze…mmmm

Comment by WindmillNo Gravatar
2009-01-12 02:30:06


I have worked in Ayuthyya and lived in Bangkok before but I never heard about item 5: “joy sticky rice”.
May I know what that is?


Windmills last blog post..How fare the Muslims today?

Comment by TalenNo Gravatar
2009-01-12 23:28:57

Not “Joy sticky rice” but the joy of sticky rice. You had to have had sticky rice in that time you lived there. It’s rice that is really sticky.

Comment by TalenNo Gravatar
2009-01-12 23:30:46

It would have helped if I put “of” in there too…sorry bout that.

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