WTF? (What THE? Fridays) Part 8

Hopefully continuing collection of pictures of things in Thailand that make me scratch my head, chuckle, or just generally go–HUH?

Because everybody else has a Wordless Wednesday or TMI Tuesday, or whatever, and I want one, too.

This week’s WTF? is brought to you exclusively by Wat Phrathat Doi Saket, near Chiang Mai.


I have no idea what this says in Thai, but the picture was so disgusting I had to post it. Can anybody out there translate?

What's up with dinosaur statues in random places in Thailand?

Next is a series of Thai proverbs that have been hilariously translated into English. I’m only posting a few, but more will probably follow in upcoming weeks.


Picking a heavenly flower/Expecting a girl of higher born.

Fruit is not far from tree. / Like father, like son, the offspring does not so differ from the parent. (This one I understand!)

Keeping one's own feces away from dogs./ Very stingy. (WHAT?! Surely this makes more sense in Thai?)

Forcing the cattle to chew the grass.

Being located a hollow tree for a squirrel, implying the way of wrong doing.

And…not a WTF (I THINK), but a nice picture, anyway:

The debut of Boyfriend Jason, who has been scootering around Chiang Mai while I've been working. Shouldn't it be the other way around?

Friday update:

HOORAY! I am catching a flight back to Bangkok tonight!!!!!!


Filed under Thailand, Trips, WTF?

14 responses to “WTF? (What THE? Fridays) Part 8

  1. Hi Megan the poster is anti-smoking. It says, cigarettes are addictive (ยาเสพติด/ yaa septid means addictive drugs). It also says that they have poisons (พิษ/pit) that kill people.

  2. JB

    Hooray, c’est Vendredi! Your blog keep me outta trouble, ya know!

  3. Mrs. Avery

    “Keeping one’s own feces away from dogs. Very stingy.”

    That one had me cracking up!!

    I love reading your blog! Looks like things are going great!

  4. i love the ‘forcing the cattle’ picture. the cow with his nose high up in the air. . .those cows, i tell you.

  5. Megan, I have wondered about the dinosaur thing too…I’ve seen them in Mukdahan, Pattaya and Bangkok.

    Loved the translated proverbs and the pic of you and the boyfriend is cute.

  6. Megan, as there is only one question left to answer…

    The dinosaur statues in Thailand are usually due to the dinosaur bones found in those locations. Usually in the Khorat Plateau area (Issan).

    So besides Issan, where are you coming across these statues?

  7. Phetchaburi is on the edge of the Khorat Plateau, so that area has dinosaur bones. Chiang Mai is just piggybacking. Doi Saket is in the Chiang Mai Province, so ditto.

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