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That Tourist Elephants In Thailand Are Suffering Because Of Coronavirus Is Absolute Bloody Poppycock.

by Anura Guruge


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From ‘Google News’. See search bar.


Yes, of course, tourism has been badly hit and coffers are drying up. That we all understand.

But, when it comes to Thailand & elephants we need to factor in some other criteria.

Elephants, in Thailand or anywhere else, are NOT fussy, picky eaters. They do not need grains, elephant food, supplements or anything fancy.

They will just eat foliage. Any foliage. Yes, they will eat lots of it. Yes, LOTS. They will tear down and eat most green or yellow (think banana) foliage that they can get their mighty trunks on.

Yes, I know my elephants. I grew up in Ceylon where we had plenty of wild and domesticated elephants. I know my elephants.

I also spent 3 Summers in Thailand. So, I know Thailand better than most.

Elephants in Thailand cannot BLOODY starve. There is too much food ALL around them. Yes, the Thai will have to manage how the elephants get access to that food.

NO. NO. NO. They should NOT be let FREE! They are domesticated elephants used to being with & around people. You can’t cut them loose. Yes, they can and should be taken to parks, open wilderness that Thailand is (still) full off or vegetation should be shipped to them.

They have the money. They made PLENTY when the tourists were coming.

Plus, Thailand is NOT a poor country. They can well afford to take care of the poor elephants.

OK?

Got that. SMILE.


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Looks Like NO Google Doodle For Sri Lanka 2019 ‘Aluth Avurudu’ (Sinhala New Year) — YET, YET AGAIN!

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It is nearly 9am on Sunday, April 14, 2019 in Sri Lanka and still NO Google Doodle for Sinhala New YearAluth Avurudu.

They have already posted the Google Doodles for Bangladesh, Thailand & Vietnam — for 2019 — as you can see above.

It could still happen, BUT it is NOT looking good.

I feel bad for the Sinhalese. Google really is giving them the finger! Shame.

Well, I did my bit 5-years ago and got Sri Lanka its VERY FIRST Google Doodle. And I am not even a Sri Lankan anymore — legally.

There are Sri Lankans that work for Google They obviously don’t care.

Sorry.

Happy New Year, irrespective. 


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by Anura Guruge


Sri Lanka In The News Again With “The Bridge On The River Kwai” — BUT I Covered It 4-Years AGO!

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access the U.K. “Daily Mail” story.


But, I covered basically the SAME story
4-years ago.


Moreover, as I explain, I have been to BOTH sites —
the REAL ONE in Thailand and the
make believe movie set in Sri Lanka!

Click to ENLARGE and read here. Use link above to access MY original post.


Happened to see it in the U.K.Daily Mail“, which I read online, on my tablet, first thing in the morning, in bed, while drinking my first cup of coffee. Daily ritual going back decades.

Caught my eye. Made me smile. I knew I had done the same story some years ago. So, I am sharing. Enjoy.


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Looks Like NO Google Doodle For Sri Lanka 2018 Avurudu (Sinhala New Year) — YET AGAIN!

by Anura Guruge


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It is 6:15am on Saturday, April 14, 2018 in Sri Lanka and still NO Google Doodle for Sinhala New Year — Avurudu.

They have already done one for Bangladesh (above) and Thailand — for 2018.

It could still happen, BUT it is NOT looking good.

I feel bad for the Sinhalese. Google really is giving them the finger! Shame.

Well, I did my bit 5-years ago and got Sri Lanka its VERY FIRST Google Doodle. And I am not even a Sri Lankan anymore — legally.

There are Sri Lankans that work for Google They obviously don’t care.

Sorry.

Happy New Year, irrespective. 


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Will Google Do A Google Doodle For Sri Lanka 2018 Avurudu (Sinhala New Year).

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This could BE THE year.

It would be the FIRST.

But, it is a bit too early to tell. Not April 14, 2018, in Sri Lanka as yet.

I will keep an eye. But, they have already done and posted a “Songkran 2018” Google Doodle for the Thai equivalent.

So, well into the morning in Sri Lanka so to speak. Avurudu is well underway.

Happy New Year, irrespective.

 


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The Enticing Animated ‘Pad Thai’ Google Doodle — Google’s FIRST NOT Date-Specific Doodle?

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access the Google Doodle.

Permanent access, independent of date,
provided via the Google Doodle Archive.


Use above link to access original.
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As one that LOVES Pad Thai (though my low carb diet precludes me from having it (much)) and a person that spent 3 Summers in the 1970s in Thailand, I am all in favor of this mouthwatering animated Google Doodle.

What struck me, however, is that it is NOT tied to an anniversary! It is not date-specific. As far as I can tell that is a FIRST.

This could be the start of an INTERESTING trend. Google doing interesting Doodles independent of any date significance.

So, mark this date … remember this post. {Smile}


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Google Disappoints Sri Lanka Once More — No Google Doodle For 2017 Avurudu (Sinhala New Year).

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I have been keeping an eye for the last few hours. Checked a few minutes ago at 9:10pm U.S. Eastern time. It was 6:40am on Friday, April 14, 2017.

So, well into the morning in Sri Lanka so to speak. Avurudu is well underway.

They have been hoping for an Avurudu Google Doodle for years after I managed to get the very first Doodle for Independence Day in 2013.

But they have yet to do one for New Year or Vesak.

Ironically, to add salt to the wound, they do New Year Doodles for Thailand and Bangladesh who also celebrate more or less on the same day.

Well, there is always next year.

Happy New Year, irrespective.

 


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Impressive Google Doodle For 2017 Bangladeshi New Year — BUT Nothing For Sri Lanka As Yet.

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Permanent access, independent of date,
provided via the Google Doodle Archive.


This Bangladesh New Year has the same roots as the Sinhala New Year.


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Clever Google Doodle For Thai ‘Songkran 2017’ — Related To Sinhala New Year.

by Anura Guruge


Permanent access, independent of date,
provided via the Google Doodle Archive.


Click to ENLARGE and read here.

Use link on image to access Google original.


This Thai New Year has the same roots as the Sinhala New Year.


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Think – Today: What Natural Foodstuff Is Said To Never Spoil?

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foodstuffThere is one naturally occurring, though animal-related, foodstuff that is said to never spoil — with or without refrigeration. That is pretty amazing. However, it is recommended that is not given to infants less than one year old. What is this foodstuff?


Think first, then research, then THINK again. Think for the pleasure of thinking.


Yesterday’s ‘Think’: “Number of Buddhas” — Per Buddhist tradition, particularly per the ‘Theravāda School of Buddhism‘, as practiced in Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, Cambodia and Laos, the last Buddha, i.e., ‘Gautama’, c. 653 BCE to 480 BCE, was the 28th recognized Buddha. There were 27 Buddhas before him and others to come! The belief is that a new Buddha arrives on the scene when the teachings of the previous Buddha are no longer being observed. So, now you know. 28 Buddhas so far. If we assume that they were, on average, 2,000 years apart, that would say that we have had a succession of Buddhas for 56,000 years. WOW. Impressive.


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