From Thairath, January 26, 2013
Left, vendor: Campaigning for the Bangkok Governor election shouldn’t be selective. They [the candidates] helped vendors grill bananas, dice chicken, and roast peanuts…
Middle, vendor: …but look down upon vendors like us, and refuse to have pictures taken with us.
Man: What do you sell?
Right, vendor: We sell buay [plum], ragum [zalacca], and haew [water chestnut].
[In Thai, ‘buay’ can also mean ‘coming last,’ ‘ragum’ means ‘being in hardship,’ and ‘haew’ is ‘losing the race.’ The cartoon is commenting on how candidates create photo ops with vendors to show how down-to -earth they can be. In the traditional of Thai humor that relies on puns, So the cartoon is mocking that the candidates don’t want to become jinxed by the meanings of these products.]
- Anniversary of the End of the Absolute Monarchy in Thailand
- 11 Years Ago: First Red Shirt Move: Surprise Raid on Privy Council President’s House
- Bangkok’s Central Park becoming a reality?
- Sorry for using excessive force
- Weekly News Magazines: Suriya leaves Phea Thai, June, 2018
- Thai police still protect Yingluck overseas
- Weekly News Magazines: Tears of Suthep, June, 2018
- Pheu Thai defectors
- Weekly News Magazine: The Rescue, July 13-20, 2018
- Big Jiew is getting sucked in