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Re: Lucky Number

Post by stereolab » June 26, 2017, 3:54 pm

parrot wrote:
June 26, 2017, 3:08 pm
Gaggles of tourists again visited Kham Chanote over the weekend, most gearing up for another lottery draw at the beginning of the month. Where better to find your lucky number than on the roots of a tree?
At the same time as thousands queued to enter the island, a husband and wife team brought over 100,000 eggs and bunches of fruit to pay homage to the spirit inhabiting the island. After the ceremonial offering was made, the husband and wife began handing out 10 eggs to each tourist at the island. When it became apparent that too much time would be spent doing so, they passed out a 60 eggs at a crack to each tourist (one panel).
How times have changed for sleepy Ban Dung!!
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They would have been better off making a rather large omelette and trying to define the lucky number from that.

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Re: Lucky Number

Post by wazza » June 29, 2017, 1:42 pm

Went the Melon Farm yesterday and we had a laugh and said " lets go to the Lucky temple "

Feeling lucky, we took the short cut road as you travel up the Baan Dung road, and turn right. WRONG

Its now in some sections reduced to 10 kph , as its full of potholes, washouts , took an extra hour ( 60 minutes ) maybe thats lucky ??

On the way, observed literally 100's of places all selling various lucky gifts.

Arrived and it was pissing down big time.

Found a car park and paid 30 baht ( lucky 30 ? ) then paid 40 baht each for some small offering for the temple ( 40 is lucky ? )

I didnt go in, as it was well under way with flooding water, but it didnt stop 100's there.

Unlucky as all those got very muddy feet and jeans etc, but lucky for those who sold water @ 10 baht

Finally Gf and her friend exited and felt lucky and wanted some lottery tickets, so I said, please buy from the sellers with the physical disabilities , further down the line from all the others. Why , i was asked, I replied , coz its lucky for them LOL

Went back to Nong Han for a lovely Thai BBQ, where you pay by the KG for the meat and vegetables ( 230 )

All up the day cost 600 at Melon farm, 200 Fuel, 160 lottery tickets, 80 for temple gift, 30 for car park and 530 for dinner.

Square root of that , divided by the car model number, add 5 for the tyres, arrived home at 2100 hrs, so subtracted 21. Dont think im going to win anyway

I felt i was privileged and got away with 1600 all up. Lucky me 555555555

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Re: Lucky Number

Post by stereolab » June 29, 2017, 3:33 pm

Is there a correlation between the richness of the temple and the state of its surrounding roads? I have been to some temples which were up some God (can I say that ) awful roads. With toilets to match. Yet all sorts of riches await inside the temple.

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Re: Lucky Number

Post by parrot » June 2, 2018, 4:01 pm

The latest lucky Kham Chanot visitor to win the lottery is an Udon lady who claimed the 48 million Baht prize. I don't keep track of such things, but I'd guess there's been a half dozen, maybe a dozen, Kham Chaot visitors in the past year or two who have won first prize. And no doubt, many more thousands of people will visit the spooked island in hopes of finding that elusive winning number.
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Re: Lucky Number

Post by maaka » June 2, 2018, 5:16 pm

unbeknown to us we had large snake living in the house for about a week, to ten days, before the missus ran into it..some little man with a pole and noose caught it, and off they went. Missus came back, and is a spiritual one when it comes to ghosts and snakes..' people say it is a lucky snake that one, that it come in our house, and say I take lotto number same of our house number and I be lucky..for days thats all I heard as lotto day neared. I will get lotto ticket our house today and win 6 million baht..ok ok..I get a phonecall from her mid morning. we win the lotto..it have our house number, but I forget to buy ticket..why I forget...later it was ; you loose because you killed the lucky snake, if left alive you would win.....bless her quest to win something in life

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Re: Lucky Number

Post by Brian Davis » June 2, 2018, 5:39 pm

I don't mind my wife playing the lottery, but she's sensible enough, bar one occasion (a certainty, which wasn't), not to bet too much. But the lead up to the thing, the family/contact 'phone calls etc. on the day and the post-analysis drives me crazy. As your example, there's always an excuse why the supposed 'lucky' number didn't come up, or oh so close to the one which did! :roll: Just tell me you've won something good - that's all I want to know. :lol:

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Re: Lucky Number

Post by vincemunday » June 3, 2018, 7:40 am

We have lucky lizards, bees, snakes and heaven knows what else and on the day of the draw we have the usual, if I'd have bought 5479 not 9473! So unlucky! I don't think the wife has ever won anything here, thankfully she doesn't play too much and she won a £1000 on the postcode lottery a couple of months ago so I guess she's up a little bit.
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Re: Lucky Number

Post by tamada » June 3, 2018, 10:10 am

maaka wrote:
June 2, 2018, 5:16 pm
unbeknown to us we had large snake living in the house for about a week, to ten days, before the missus ran into it..some little man with a pole and noose caught it, and off they went. Missus came back, and is a spiritual one when it comes to ghosts and snakes..' people say it is a lucky snake that one, that it come in our house, and say I take lotto number same of our house number and I be lucky..for days thats all I heard as lotto day neared. I will get lotto ticket our house today and win 6 million baht..ok ok..I get a phonecall from her mid morning. we win the lotto..it have our house number, but I forget to buy ticket..why I forget...later it was ; you loose because you killed the lucky snake, if left alive you would win.....bless her quest to win something in life
Too funny. Reminded me of my Rhodesian buddy's snake escapade in Pattaya many years ago. While upstairs in his 'eerie', he heard the mother in law and mae bahn having a cow downstairs, screaming "Ngoo! Ngoo!" So he saunters down the stairs to see a cobra in the lounge. already rattled enough to be in the strike position. Being from farming stock and ex-army, he quietly went back upstairs and got his bush knife. After herding the hysterical women out of the room, he walked up to the snake and with a deft flick of the wrist, lopped it's head off.

The ladies histrionics only increased which had him totally perplexed until his wife came home, caught up with what had happened... and after explaining what a bad thing he's done, joined in the condemnation of his act. As he saw it, it was akin to the combination of the walking under a ladder in the while opening an umbrella in the house and breaking a mirror while having your path crossed by a black cat... times ten.

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