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SaengThai & friends donated a cold coffin to Wat Thap Chang, Prachinburi

This is a cold coffin or ‘loong yen’ in Thai. It is a cold room for keeping the body of deceased. I am preparing the footage I have taken while I was in Wat Thap Chang because on the very day after we had offered it together with the villagers. One of the villager passed away and was to conduct the ceremony in the same temple. Therefore Archan Soon said all those whom had participated in this cold coffin offerings have boon/luck indeed because the merits are fruiting as it it being utilise immediately after we have offered to the temple.

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Wat Thap Chang Meditation rooms progress.

I was away for 2 weeks in Thailand and have visited Wat Thap Chang for donation of cold coffin and also checked on the rooms progress. Here I would like to show you some of the photos. PhraKru or Archan Soon has written personally the ceritificates for all the 19 donors and I will mail them out soonest possible.

Here are just 3 of them. Keep on visiting to get updates on our danas event. Sadhu Sadhu Sadhu!


Though I have postings on this subjects before but yet people still email or sms to me to offer them a powerful amulet. I am not sure of any powerful amulets but I am very sure the superheroes above are more powerful (at least everyone sees them on the screen!!!).

I don’t blame you all after all that is how irresponsible amulet traders educate you all. They promise you the sun and the moon but you only end up see stars!!! But we can’t really blame them isn’t it because most collectors love to chase after mysteries, unfounded truth and exaggerations. I am not denying that there may be such miracles but it will be the wrong reason for your collection purposes. The main reason for collectors’ and readers’ ignorance is the lacked of Dhamma.

Lets go through the acronyms of POWER,

P = Persistency, Practicality, Purpose

O = Objectivity

W = Willpower

E = Effort, Enthusiaism, Endurance

R = Responsibility

All such qualities above can give power of accomplishments and success. But never has it mentioned amulets!!!

Actually, Buddha has more than 2,000 years ago, outlined motivational factors like above to guide laities to powerful achievements in their lay lives or spiritual attainments. It is called the DHAMMA. Let’s start with The Four Noble Truths;

The Four Noble Truths ( Katha: Dhu Sa Ni Ma )

1. Life means suffering. (Dhu)

2. The origin of suffering is attachment. (Sa)

3. The cessation of suffering is attainable. (Ni)

4. The path to the cessation of suffering.(Ma)


Simple explainations;

1. Life means suffering.

To live means to suffer, because the human nature is not perfect and neither is the world we live in. During our lifetime, we inevitably have to endure physical suffering such as pain, sickness, injury, tiredness, old age, and eventually death; and we have to endure psychological suffering like sadness, fear, frustration, disappointment, and depression. Although there are different degrees of suffering and there are also positive experiences in life that we perceive as the opposite of suffering, such as ease, comfort and happiness, life in its totality is imperfect and incomplete, because our world is subject to impermanence. This means we are never able to keep permanently what we strive for, and just as happy moments pass by, we ourselves and our loved ones will pass away one day, too.

2. The origin of suffering is attachment.

The origin of suffering is attachment to transient things and the ignorance thereof. Transient things do not only include the physical objects that surround us, but also ideas, and -in a greater sense- all objects of our perception. Ignorance is the lack of understanding of how our mind is attached to impermanent things. The reasons for suffering are desire, passion, ardour, pursuit of wealth and prestige, striving for fame and popularity, or in short: craving and clinging. Because the objects of our attachment are transient, their loss is inevitable, thus suffering will necessarily follow. Objects of attachment also include the idea of a “self” which is a delusion, because there is no abiding self. What we call “self” is just an imagined entity, and we are merely a part of the ceaseless becoming of the universe.

3. The cessation of suffering is attainable.

The cessation of suffering can be attained through nirodha. Nirodha means the unmaking of sensual craving and conceptual attachment. The third noble truth expresses the idea that suffering can be ended by attaining dispassion. Nirodha extinguishes all forms of clinging and attachment. This means that suffering can be overcome through human activity, simply by removing the cause of suffering. Attaining and perfecting dispassion is a process of many levels that ultimately results in the state of Nirvana. Nirvana means freedom from all worries, troubles, complexes, fabrications and ideas. Nirvana is not comprehensible for those who have not attained it.

4. The path to the cessation of suffering.

There is a path to the end of suffering – a gradual path of self-improvement, which is described more detailed in the Eightfold Path. It is the middle way between the two extremes of excessive self-indulgence (hedonism) and excessive self-mortification (asceticism); and it leads to the end of the cycle of rebirth. The latter quality discerns it from other paths which are merely “wandering on the wheel of becoming”, because these do not have a final object. The path to the end of suffering can extend over many lifetimes, throughout which every individual rebirth is subject to karmic conditioning. Craving, ignorance, delusions, and its effects will disappear gradually, as progress is made on the path.

The Noble Eightfold Path

1. Right View
2. Right Intention
3. Right Speech
4. Right Action
5. Right Livelihood
6. Right Effort
7. Right Mindfulness
8. Right Concentration

The Noble Eightfold Path describes the way to the end of suffering, as it was laid out by Siddhartha Gautama. It is a practical guideline to ethical and mental development with the goal of freeing the individual from attachments and delusions; and it finally leads to understanding the truth about all things. Together with the Four Noble Truths it constitutes the gist of Buddhism. Great emphasis is put on the practical aspect, because it is only through practice that one can attain a higher level of existence and finally reach Nirvana. The eight aspects of the path are not to be understood as a sequence of single steps, instead they are highly interdependent principles that have to be seen in relationship with each other.

1. Right View

Right view is the beginning and the end of the path, it simply means to see and to understand things as they really are and to realise the Four Noble Truth. As such, right view is the cognitive aspect of wisdom. It means to see things through, to grasp the impermanent and imperfect nature of worldly objects and ideas, and to understand the law of karma and karmic conditioning. Right view is not necessarily an intellectual capacity, just as wisdom is not just a matter of intelligence. Instead, right view is attained, sustained, and enhanced through all capacities of mind. It begins with the intuitive insight that all beings are subject to suffering and it ends with complete understanding of the true nature of all things. Since our view of the world forms our thoughts and our actions, right view yields right thoughts and right actions.

2. Right Intention

While right view refers to the cognitive aspect of wisdom, right intention refers to the volitional aspect, i.e. the kind of mental energy that controls our actions. Right intention can be described best as commitment to ethical and mental self-improvement. Buddha distinguishes three types of right intentions: 1. the intention of renunciation, which means resistance to the pull of desire, 2. the intention of good will, meaning resistance to feelings of anger and aversion, and 3. the intention of harmlessness, meaning not to think or act cruelly, violently, or aggressively, and to develop compassion.

3. Right Speech

Right speech is the first principle of ethical conduct in the eightfold path. Ethical conduct is viewed as a guideline to moral discipline, which supports the other principles of the path. This aspect is not self-sufficient, however, essential, because mental purification can only be achieved through the cultivation of ethical conduct. The importance of speech in the context of Buddhist ethics is obvious: words can break or save lives, make enemies or friends, start war or create peace. Buddha explained right speech as follows: 1. to abstain from false speech, especially not to tell deliberate lies and not to speak deceitfully, 2. to abstain from slanderous speech and not to use words maliciously against others, 3. to abstain from harsh words that offend or hurt others, and 4. to abstain from idle chatter that lacks purpose or depth. Positively phrased, this means to tell the truth, to speak friendly, warm, and gently and to talk only when necessary.

4. Right Action

The second ethical principle, right action, involves the body as natural means of expression, as it refers to deeds that involve bodily actions. Unwholesome actions lead to unsound states of mind, while wholesome actions lead to sound states of mind. Again, the principle is explained in terms of abstinence: right action means 1. to abstain from harming sentient beings, especially to abstain from taking life (including suicide) and doing harm intentionally or delinquently, 2. to abstain from taking what is not given, which includes stealing, robbery, fraud, deceitfulness, and dishonesty, and 3. to abstain from sexual misconduct. Positively formulated, right action means to act kindly and compassionately, to be honest, to respect the belongings of others, and to keep sexual relationships harmless to others. Further details regarding the concrete meaning of right action can be found in the Precepts.

5. Right Livelihood

Right livelihood means that one should earn one’s living in a righteous way and that wealth should be gained legally and peacefully. The Buddha mentions four specific activities that harm other beings and that one should avoid for this reason: 1. dealing in weapons, 2. dealing in living beings (including raising animals for slaughter as well as slave trade and prostitution), 3. working in meat production and butchery, and 4. selling intoxicants and poisons, such as alcohol and drugs. Furthermore any other occupation that would violate the principles of right speech and right action should be avoided.

6. Right Effort

Right effort can be seen as a prerequisite for the other principles of the path. Without effort, which is in itself an act of will, nothing can be achieved, whereas misguided effort distracts the mind from its task, and confusion will be the consequence. Mental energy is the force behind right effort; it can occur in either wholesome or unwholesome states. The same type of energy that fuels desire, envy, aggression, and violence can on the other side fuel self-discipline, honesty, benevolence, and kindness. Right effort is detailed in four types of endeavours that rank in ascending order of perfection: 1. to prevent the arising of unarisen unwholesome states, 2. to abandon unwholesome states that have already arisen, 3. to arouse wholesome states that have not yet arisen, and 4. to maintain and perfect wholesome states already arisen.

7. Right Mindfulness

Right mindfulness is the controlled and perfected faculty of cognition. It is the mental ability to see things as they are, with clear consciousness. Usually, the cognitive process begins with an impression induced by perception, or by a thought, but then it does not stay with the mere impression. Instead, we almost always conceptualise sense impressions and thoughts immediately. We interpret them and set them in relation to other thoughts and experiences, which naturally go beyond the facticity of the original impression. The mind then posits concepts, joins concepts into constructs, and weaves those constructs into complex interpretative schemes. All this happens only half consciously, and as a result we often see things obscured. Right mindfulness is anchored in clear perception and it penetrates impressions without getting carried away. Right mindfulness enables us to be aware of the process of conceptualisation in a way that we actively observe and control the way our thoughts go. Buddha accounted for this as the four foundations of mindfulness: 1. contemplation of the body, 2. contemplation of feeling (repulsive, attractive, or neutral), 3. contemplation of the state of mind, and 4. contemplation of the phenomena.

8. Right Concentration

The eighth principle of the path, right concentration, refers to the development of a mental force that occurs in natural consciousness, although at a relatively low level of intensity, namely concentration. Concentration in this context is described as one-pointedness of mind, meaning a state where all mental faculties are unified and directed onto one particular object. Right concentration for the purpose of the eightfold path means wholesome concentration, i.e. concentration on wholesome thoughts and actions. The Buddhist method of choice to develop right concentration is through the practice of meditation. The meditating mind focuses on a selected object. It first directs itself onto it, then sustains concentration, and finally intensifies concentration step by step. Through this practice it becomes natural to apply elevated levels concentration also in everyday situations.


It may appear that such Dhamma has nothing much to do with amulets but the very fact that great Teachers consrecate great amulets because they stick with such Dhamma. And the fact we, at times experience miracles or unexplainable circumstances was because of such Teachers practising the Great Dhamma. This element is called Boonyarit ! Such Teachers have bountiful of merits / boon to share. When we wear such amulets, we are merely borrowing or riding on the Teachers boon!

Therefore we promote collection of amulets that fulfills the 4 principles rather than just being powerful. Because powerful amulets may not be good eg human bones amulets or dead corpse oil. But good amulets are definitely powerful in terms of providing absolute protection and other blessings ( not making one rich!!! ).

Sadhu Sadhu Sadhu

Wat Thap Chang, Prachan Takham, Prachinburi.

This photos are for the benefit of our sincere Kathina contributors whom have entrusted SaengThai with their generous donations. This photo below is the arch at entrance of the temple, Wat Thap Chang. This temple is a meditation school under the lineage of Ven. Archan Mun. 

The above photo is the Abbot of Wat Thap Chang, though being conferred PhraKru-ship, but commonly known as Archan Soon. Ven. PhraKru was very glad to receive sincere Kathina donations from our donors. He was glad that SaengThai has been supporting their school in times of need. Our first project with Wat Thap Chang was offering to raise funds to built toilets for this school. PhraKru has written us an official appointment ( certificate above ) that SaengThai is appointted to promote and collect Kathina Offerrings.  PhraKru would like to express his thanks for all whom have participated sincerely in efforts or financial commitment to make this Kathina Samakkhi a success. This great merits of Kathina will accumulate much into our merit accounts bestowing prosperity, happiness and great health!

We should always keep in mind that supporting the welfare of Sanghas is an important teaching of the Buddha. Such act generates great merits or ‘boon’! However we must apply wisdom in our practise to ensure that we don’t support or contribute blindly especially to monks whom are breaking the Vinayas.

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

Why meditation room?

Let me share with you our experiences of over the past decades. We in SaengThai usually encourages our members to offer dana on building necessities or daily necessities for temples eg.;

Toilets – because you offer people an important avenue to relief their sufferrings. Have you ever experience a sudden great urge to urinate or —*^*— ? And you don’t seem to find any toilets!!!! The kind of sufferrings you have endure and I bet even if there’s money on the floor, you won’t bother to pick up.

Lights (electricals or candles) – when you offer people light, you will receive light in your own hours of darkness.

Brooms – to sweep away unwanted or dirty things. You will soon realise unwanted things or people around you too will leave you in peace.

Meditation rooms – meditation is an important Buddha’s teachings in purifying and training our minds wholesomely. Can you imagine the difference meditation outdoor as compare to a neat room indoor? Which helps better to prolong your sitting? And I am not sure how many of you are meditators out there who practises under proper guidance. But we usually recite verses of Anumodhanaviddhi and transference merits after we come out of our meditation. Because you provide security and peace of mind to meditators, you will be blessed with security and peace of mind too!

And many others, just use your wisdom and you will know. When such dana mentioned above performed by you and it is being utilize daily. It can help to expiate your unwholesome Karma quickly and improve on your Karma immediately. Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

Kathina Samakkhi at Wat ThapChang, Prachan Takham, Prachinburi.

For many years we have been participating and heading the Kathina Ceremony in Wat Mai Naparam and last year we participated in Wat Pothiviharn, Kelantan. This year we would like to contribute to Wat ThapChang, Prachan Takham, Prachinburi. It will be held on the 1st of November 2009.

Your sincere donations will go to the building of meditation rooms for Mae Chee(s) in this temple. See photos below:

For those whom are keen to offer to join this Kathina Samakkhi, you are most welcome to forward us your kind donations or if you would like to donate an entire meditation room, it will be at RM1,100. You may have your name(s) indicated if you want.

We would like to start the ball rolling by being the first to donate for this meritorous occassion. We will publish the donors’ names as we go along:

  1. SaengThai Malaysia——————————————————–RM3,000
  2. Mr. Lee Kok Wah & Family————————————————-RM1,200
  3. Mr. Danny Tan Boon Seong -Teluk Intan (via————– RM   100
  4. Mr. Ho Kwang Kong & Family-TianJin,China (via———— RM1,100
  5. Mr. Lim Chee Ming & Family————————————————RM   100
  6. Mr. Lim Low Ming & Family————————————————-RM   100
  7. Mr. Lim Chun Ming & Family———————————————– RM   100
  8. Ms. May——————————————————————  RM   100
  9. Mr. Loh Chin Fat & Family  ———————————————— RM   100
  10. Mr. Yap Wee Ming & Family———————————————— RM1,100
  11. Mr. Robby Chandra & Family-Indonesia (via—————–RM1,100
  12. Mr. Yeo Kok Loong & Family———————————————– RM1,100
  13. Mr. Yeo Kok Loong———————————————————RM  100
  14. Mr. Yeo Yeong————————————————————–RM 100
  15. Ms. Yeo Ling—————————————————————–RM100
  16. Ms. Yeo Huey—————————————————————-RM100
  17. Mdm. Lo Chou Yen——————————————————— -RM100
  18. Mr. Garry Lui—————————————————————–RM110
  19. Mr. Denzel Cheong Yuen Jun————————————————-RM100
  20. Ms. Natalie Cheong Ying Zhi————————————————–RM100
  21. Mr. Zac Lee-Australia ( via )———————————RM1,100
  22. Mr. Stephen Foo Chek Meng & Mr. Khoo Chee Wah————————RM1,100
  23. Mr. William Leong Mun Seng (via—————————RM1,100
  24. Mdm. Ong Yet Yuan——————————————————-RM1,100
  25. Mr. Wong Wah Peng——————————————————–RM500
  26. Mr. Koh Fook Meng—————————————————– –RM1,100
  27. Mr. Tan Kau Wei & Family—————————————————RM100
  28. Mr. Wai Hon Kheong & Family———————————————–RM100
  29. Mr. Lock Hock Hin & Family-Kelantan (via ——————–RM100
  30. Mr. Bok Khee Sir & Family————————————————– RM100
  31. Mr. Chu Fook Yuen & Family————————————————RM1,100
  32. Mr. Lee Wai Kin————————————————————-RM100
  33. Mr. Phang Tet Loong——————————————————–RM100
  34. Mr. Cheong Wei Lake——————————————————–RM50
  35. Ms. Tan Kwee Ping———————————————————–RM200
  36. Ms. Tan Kwee Fun———————————————————–RM200
  37. Mdm. Liew Po Chin———————————————————–RM200
  38. Mr. Raymond Chew & Family————————————————-RM200
  39. Mr. Chea Way Lim & Family—————————————————RM100
  40. Mr. Cheok Koon Hoe & Family————————————————-RM200
  41. Mr. Liey Yun Onn & Family—————————————————-RM100
  42. Mr. Lee Tang Loy & Family—————————————————-RM100
  43. Mr. Lee Keng Soon———————————————————–RM100
  44. Mdm. Won Gun Thai———————————————————-RM100
  45. Mae Hong Phrai—————————————————————RM100
  46. Mdm. Man Hin Yong———————————————————RM1,100
  47. The late Mr. Foo Chee Fong————————————————-RM1,100
  48. Mr. Lai Siew Pun & Family—————————————————–RM100
  49. Mdm. Lim Meng Kooi & Family———————————————— RM100
  50. Thor Siok Cheng————————————————————– RM20
  51. Mr. Allan Foo & Family——————————————————- RM200
  52. Mr. William Chew Kok Keong & Family—————————————-RM500
  53. Mr. Justin Si Kam Hoong & Family——————————————–RM300
  54. Ng Lai Ying——————————————————————RM100
  55. Sam Zhuo Nern————————————————————–RM100
  56. Liew Full On——————————————————————RM100
  57. How Kim Lee—————————————————————–RM100
  58. Hui Kok Mun—————————————————————–RM100
  59. Soo Chee Hong————————————————————–RM100
  60. Mr. Koh Mui Kwang———————————————————-RM200
  61. Madam Tan Fong Ngor——————————————————-RM1,100
  62. DELCO United Marketing (M) Sdn. Bhd.————————————–RM1,100

SaengThai, Mr. Ng Chee Keong and Mr. Lee Kok Wah are sponsoring RM3,000 for food and beverages, for Sanghas and laities for the entire Kathina Day.

About Kathina Ceremony


Kathina is a festival month between the day after the full moon in October lasting through the full moon of November. Kathina occurs at the end of the Vassa, the three-month rains retreat also called “Phansa” in Thai. At traditional Theravadin monasteries, monks have observed the Vassa as a period of intensive training in both meditation and study of the Dhamma-Vinaya, the sermons of Lord Buddha and the body of Buddhist literature pertaining to training and discipline. The time of Kathina is when lay-followers can make special offerings of robe-cloth and other requisites, to see that the basic needs of the monks are met.

I came across some video clips on Kathina Offerrings that is very educational and lively. And I want to share them with you;

1. The Meaning & Origins of Kathina Offerrings Part1.

2. The Meaning & Origins of Kathina Offerrings Part 2.

There were many readers and collectors whom have asked, ” How does one make their amulets more potent?” . The answer for better and more prosper life doesn’t lie in amulets alone. We simply borrow its positive energy, aspirations and merits of Buddhakoon, Dhammakoon and Sanghakoon. But if we ourselves do not have sufficient or lack merits, amulets alone will not make wonders…not even Phra Somdej Wat Rakang!!!

If we don’t constantly earn our merits now, we will soon deplete the merits earned this lifetime or previous lifetimes. Therefore take opportunity in this coming Kathina Ceremony at the temple you visit or near your regular routes. Make it your annual affair.

It is a good thing that in recent years many people have been participating in Kathina Ceremonies all over. But at least half of them are participating in the wrong places! One will not receive merits when participating Kathina at the wrong places.

Remember: Two very important criterias must fulfill; 1) The temple must have a bot that have all the 9 simas (that designates a holy place.) 2) There must be at least 5 monks that spent the entire phansa there.

(Left) A photo of sima.

That rules out, self converted residence into temple or commercial shoplots even some temples too! At least they cannot call it Kathina but they can call it ‘Papa’ or dana function.

The following are more video clips on the Fruition of Merits;

1. Story of Tinnaban.

2. Others.

Mould of Ven. LP Dam human size bucha finalised!

We are very happy to see that the mould maker was very skillful and precise. Well pleading him to take up this job wasn’t an easy task either but we are happy that he has done it anyway.

For those whom may not know, we have informed that SaengThai will be donating a human size bucha of Ven. LP for the public to venerate a few months ago. Read here.

This dana project will cost at around RM15,000, from; mould preparation to transporting it from Bangkok to Tak Bai and puthaphisek ceremony.

SaengThai would like to take this opportunity to thank;

  • Mr. Colin Quek and family (Singapore) whom had donated RM5,000
  • Mr. Yap Wee Ming (KL) donated RM3,000
  • Mr. Lim Chun Ming and family (Balakong)
  • Mr. Lim Low Ming and family (Balakong)
  • All those whom had responded with enquiries and donations big or small.

SaengThai received a total of RM10,000 from sincere donors above and the remaining will be from SaengThai ourselves. We will update donors via personal contact and via this platform further progress.

Please for those whom had contributed to chant the following :

Namo Tassa Bhagavato Arahato Sammasambuddhassa

Namo Tassa Bhagavato Arahato Sammasambuddhassa

Namo Tassa Bhagavato Arahato Sammasambuddhassa

Suthinang WatameThanang AsawaGayaWahang Nibbanna Pascayo Hotu

Suthinang WatameThanang AsawaGayaWahang Nibbanna Pascayo Hotu

Suthinang WatameThanang AsawaGayaWahang Nibbanna Pascayo Hotu.

May the highest of blessings and merits be with all of you.


A gentleman responded from regarding Takrut Duang and came over to our centre. He looked around and checked out some of our collections. After a few exchanges and collected the Takrut, he left. The next morning he called he said Derrick, I want to collect this and that amulet. Budget not a problem, as long as it is reasonable but he said…

I must see the power after such and such of time!

That is a big problem with alot of new or gullible collectors. They don’t want Dharma, they want only Power! A gullible person will end up meeting gullible businessman who will promise them the sky and the moon but will be shocked only seeing stars!

I told this gentleman, sorry we don’t have such an amulet. He replied can’t be. There’s many here. But I said none of them can give you see anything except for its image! This persistent gentleman then said if I cannot see anything why must I take from you. I might as well go Ayuthaya to get it myself! I said,” You should because if we can insist and take personally from Ven. LP himself. We encourage you to do the same”. He was dumbfounded and left. The next morning, he came again to collect some amulets but I insist he won’t see anything with these. He smiled and replied I understood already.

I told in SaengThai we don’t encourage such objectives. We are not denying miracles manifested from good amulets but as Buddha had said many times, the right practise is the objective not supernorma abilities.

People have always mistaken us as an amulet retailer that we will always sell you something. We are an amulet collection centre, we don’t need to survive by meeting ends meet. Our principle of collecting good and authentic collectibles from credibles sources have earned us good reputation and great support. We like good collections like yourselves and we are a centre that promotes good and acceptable range of collections and we would like to educate new-commers amulets’ Dharma too.

This is a good article that shows true power lies in our heart. My Teacher, Archan Vicharn once asked ” Where did you wear the amulet? In your heart or on your body only?”

I am not sure how many powerful amulets she worn or if she’s a Buddhist at all but I am sure she had the success of Phra Somdej, the courage of Phra KhunPaen and the  great Dharma of Phra Phrom called PhromWiharnSi ( Metta, Karuna, Mudita and Upekha ) all in her heart!

A beautiful example of Metta, Karuna, Mudita & Upekha

This beautiful Thai TV ad gives an example of how we apply Metta, Karuna, Mudita & Upekha in our life. As fictatious as it is, I believe everyday there’s such miracles around us big or small. My Teacher, Archan Vicharn always remind me that as long as we wear one good amulet, needn’t be a popular or high value collection and practise Metta, Karuna, Mudita & Upekha in our daily living. It is impossible that we fail, even if are may be going through tough periods in our life it will improve gradually. Watch this beautiful video of Mae Toi here.

You may want to let it buffer/download entirely before watching to avoid interuption. You may do so by clicking on the play/pause to stop it first. You will notice a red bar moves by itself until the end. Click play again.