Lucky Number

Thai Society and culture, Living in Thailand.
stereolab
udonmap.com
Posts: 219
Joined: June 12, 2014, 11:20 am

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!!
http://www.tnews.co.th/contents/330927
They would have been better off making a rather large omelette and trying to define the lucky number from that.

User avatar
wazza
udonmap.com
Posts: 8999
Joined: April 2, 2006, 9:06 pm
Location: Cuba- Drove around in an Ol 55 Chev - On the Prowl
Contact:

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

stereolab
udonmap.com
Posts: 219
Joined: June 12, 2014, 11:20 am

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.

User avatar
parrot
udonmap.com
Posts: 8675
Joined: March 19, 2006, 8:32 pm

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.
https://udon-today.com/2018/06/01/610601-4/

User avatar
maaka
udonmap.com
Posts: 2789
Joined: October 9, 2007, 6:03 am

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

User avatar
Brian Davis
udonmap.com
Posts: 2105
Joined: January 26, 2008, 8:14 pm
Location: Phen (Udon Thani Province)

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:

User avatar
vincemunday
udonmap.com
Posts: 1914
Joined: December 11, 2014, 11:36 pm
Location: Udon Thani ex North Stifford and Ramsgate
Contact:

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.
"I don't risk my life for the sake of my children, I risk it for the sake of everyone's children" Stephen Yaxley-Lennon aka Tommy Robison - Free speech activist 2017

User avatar
tamada
udonmap.com
Posts: 3027
Joined: February 21, 2007, 4:03 am
Location: down two... then left

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.

User avatar
parrot
udonmap.com
Posts: 8675
Joined: March 19, 2006, 8:32 pm

Re: Lucky Number

Post by parrot » November 2, 2018, 6:17 pm

You'd think after all these years, I'd follow the Thai logic of picking lottery numbers. Spreading baby powder on some haunted tree or 'reading' a number on the back of some 3 meter python or treking out to KhamChaNote to ask the spirits there to clue you in on the next lottery pick.....that's old hat. But yesterday's 12 million Baht winner in Udon came up with a novel approach to picking the winner. Upon seeing the news of a horrific accident in Kamphaengphet that killed 9 people, they used the ill-fated license plate number to pick their lottery ticket. And won!
You can be sure this idea will catch on.......and is easy to do, as most every news report of an accident includes the license plate number of the vehicles involved. t.i.t.
https://www.thairath.co.th/content/1409470

User avatar
FrazeeDK
udonmap.com
Posts: 3602
Joined: February 13, 2006, 2:02 am
Location: Udon Thani Thailand

Re: Lucky Number

Post by FrazeeDK » November 2, 2018, 7:12 pm

watched the news this morning where they interviewed the woman from Khumpawapi who'd bought a stack of the winning tickets and won 90 million baht.. She had her husband with her and seemingly about 30-40 grinning relatives eagerly awaiting their share...
Dave

User avatar
karonsteve
udonmap.com
Posts: 316
Joined: August 8, 2012, 8:37 pm

Re: Lucky Number

Post by karonsteve » November 3, 2018, 7:32 am

Southern Thais have been using the licence plate numbers of crashed vehicles for many, many years. My ex-wife told me it was karma. "Bad luck for crash/die so good luck for someone soon"

User avatar
Brian Davis
udonmap.com
Posts: 2105
Joined: January 26, 2008, 8:14 pm
Location: Phen (Udon Thani Province)

Re: Lucky Number

Post by Brian Davis » November 3, 2018, 9:31 am

I may not have the numbers accurate, but apparently another near miss by my wife. The winners were something like numbers 30 and 50 and she'd bought number 40. Yes, ok dear, if you say so. :? :roll:

User avatar
rick
udonmap.com
Posts: 2396
Joined: January 9, 2008, 10:36 am
Location: Udon, or UK May-August

Re: Lucky Number

Post by rick » November 6, 2018, 10:28 am

Our family had the 'lottery eel'. In the New year, my father-in-law came back one day with a swamp eel he had caught. Usual fate was to be eaten. But this one was pure golden yellow in colour (and pretty big, about half a metre, which is a good size for a swamp eel).

I said not to eat it, because it might be valuable (turns out golden swamp eels are not that rare). Anyway, it was put into a concrete tank. Next day i see my Mother-in-law praying to the eel! The full works, candles, joss sticks, flowers and some food. Wife just said it was for good luck. A week later, she won the lottery! Paying more attention now, I see M-in-L catch the eel, put it in a bowl and study it. Apparently the shape it makes would correspond to a lottery number ....

My wife then won twice ...... Unfortunately all wins were just in the few thousand baht range. Not sure how many other family members did the lottery eel but it died around Songkran from the heat and polluted water (M-in-L overfed it and the food rotted). Hopefully they won more than they spent!

User avatar
tamada
udonmap.com
Posts: 3027
Joined: February 21, 2007, 4:03 am
Location: down two... then left

Re: Lucky Number

Post by tamada » November 6, 2018, 5:36 pm

Brian Davis wrote:
November 3, 2018, 9:31 am
I may not have the numbers accurate, but apparently another near miss by my wife. The winners were something like numbers 30 and 50 and she'd bought number 40. Yes, ok dear, if you say so. :? :roll:
I know how that goes. The concept that close only counts in horseshoes and hand-grenades is lost here. If I had 1000 baht for every time Mrs tam has been close, I would be able to fund my bloody retirement extension!

User avatar
Brian Davis
udonmap.com
Posts: 2105
Joined: January 26, 2008, 8:14 pm
Location: Phen (Udon Thani Province)

Re: Lucky Number

Post by Brian Davis » November 6, 2018, 6:00 pm

tamada wrote:
November 6, 2018, 5:36 pm
Brian Davis wrote:
November 3, 2018, 9:31 am
I may not have the numbers accurate, but apparently another near miss by my wife. The winners were something like numbers 30 and 50 and she'd bought number 40. Yes, ok dear, if you say so. :? :roll:
I know how that goes. The concept that close only counts in horseshoes and hand-grenades is lost here. If I had 1000 baht for every time Mrs tam has been close, I would be able to fund my bloody retirement extension!
:lol:

Post Reply

Return to “Society and culture”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests