Thailand's revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej has unleashed a new colour on his country -- baby pink. Since he left hospital on Wednesday wearing a pink shirt and pink jacket, Thais have rushed out to buy clothes in the same colour.
"Pink shirt sales jumped 60% today from yesterday after people saw the King in the colour," a woman selling polo shirts emblazoned with the royal emblem at a Bangkok street market said yesterday. Some caught on sooner than others.
An aide to Crown Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn told The Matichon newspaper astrologers had advised that the planet Mars, represented by pink, would help strengthen the Thai monarch, who spent more than three weeks in hospital. "Since Her Royal Highness had been aware of the suggestions at the beginning of the year, she started to wear pink every Tuesday," Katevalee Napasap said. In Thailand, Mars rules Tuesday, which translates into Thai as day of Mars. Each day is also associated with a colour. For example, Monday, the day King Bhumibol was born, is yellow.
So Bangkok is awash with people wearing yellow on Mondays to show their support for the King, a genuinely revered figure in a country that has had 18 coups since it became a constitutional monarchy in 1932. Now pink has become the rage in hopes that wearing it will help return the world's longest-reigning monarch, who will be 80 next month, to full health. [via National Post]
- Twelve top international models will be in Phuket next week to shoot Phuket Calendar 2008 in a bid to raise the island’s image as an exotic holiday destination. The calendar, to be produced at a cost of 5 million baht by Elite Model Management South East Asia, will feature 12 sexy models in swimsuits, batik and casual wear at a variety of locations around the island. Last year, the company produced a similar calendar to promote tourism in Pattaya. [via PhuketGazette]
- K'cee Kreppein - Playboy Cyber Girl
- Google Earth - Satellite shots of Pattaya have been updated recently and also extended as far as the Rayong road so places like Regent's School and Siam Country Club and now clearly visible.
- And now for something completely different. Hang are hosting a Penthouse Party 2007 on Nov 20 at Forte, RCA. The party name would suggest that Thai Penthouse models will be present. That's the group of very sexy ladies who make the rounds doing sexy shows at various Bangkok nightclubs. Among the Penthouse girls are Irene Fah and Janet Woo.
The combination of Hang and Penthouse should result in a very sexy show, knowing the kind of shows Hang does like the Penthouse girls sticker party and the signing party where people signed various sensitive areas of the models' bodies. [via Asian Sweetheart] Ed. You'll have to ditch your T. shirt and flip flops for this one......
- YouTube's Bulk Uploader - YouTube launched a multi-video uploader that lets you upload videos that are up to 10 minutes in length and up to 1GB in size. You need to install a software (Windows-only, for now), but you'll upload videos from your browser. The advantages are that you can upload bigger files, you can select more than one video (even all the videos from a folder) and you can leave the page while the videos are uploaded.
- Find out Windows product keys - You might have never entered a Windows or Office product key before in your life. If you did buy a preinstalled version of Windows for example it could already be activated by the default. The product key can be usually found on the Recovery CD that comes with the purchase of the hardware, on the hardware itself or on a booklet.
You do need the product key if you want to reinstall the operating system for instance. You could start searching for the product key or you could simply use the software Produkey to find out and display the product key of the Windows operating system, Microsoft Office, SQL Server, Exchange Server and several other Microsoft applications.
It is possible to export all product keys in a html file which can then be printed to have the product key available when you reinstall the product again. Copying does not work when installing the operating system, this means that exporting and printing is probably the better solution.
- Good game stripping Britney. Listen to what she says and move the blue dot through the white channels to reach the goal. I needed to give it extra volume on my system to hear what she was saying. Good fun!
- One day two boys were walking through the woods when they saw some rabbit turds. One of the boys said, ''What is that?'' ''They're smart pills,'' said the other boy. ''Eat them and they'll make you smarter. So he ate them and said, ''These taste like sh*t.'' ''See,'' said the other boy, ''you're getting smarter already.''