Interesting FB posts by my teacher

Running a vegetarian restuarant for the poor is hard to be seen anywhere else in the world. She said the survival of any business highly depends on the power of "metta" and "viriya". Profit-making is just an illusion for those naive investors.

A restuarant for the poor, so amazing!
Running a vegetarian restuarant for the poor is har...d to be seen anywhere else in the world. She said the survival of any business highly depends on the power of "metta" and "viriya". Profit-making is just an illusion for those naive investors.

Trying to climb down Vietnamese ladder, an exceptional case! 
Can anybody help translate these messages for me please? I would want to know what the monk study said

Thank you ka Phra Nay Nyo Chan... These compliments are a bit too much for me. In fact, other teachers are much better than me. I am just the beginner ka. Sadhu Sadhu.
My friday dreamer that colors my day. 
 I do remember such a trip with your team to discover the deep forest in rain ka... it's so incredible indeed!

I am laughing out loud when thinking of those good old days..i'm so stubborn.
 thank you for your kind compliment ka. I also rememberred you had to take off your shoe for the soil beneath our feet was very slippery. You carried your shoe all the way through... which means 3 - 4 hours ka.

 I'm back to HCM the other day and will be leaving for BKK this sunday ka Phra Mailinh 

He's so kind, protecing his 8 precepts seriously for many decades ka.

A world-renowned trading center of vietnam that still survives until the present days ka. A touch of ancient civilization.

I tried my best to keep a record of the interview while the boat was shaking all the times.

She was an orphan whom I met by chance during my survey in Vietnam ka. Her eyes were so blue.

a bit hurry to come within a short notice if otherwise, I would have asked you to come along na ka. It's interesting indeed ka ajarn. 

Sadhu Sadhhu... for a job well done and anumothana na ka. What's it all about? I would very much like to discuss with you later, perhaps after the research class na ka. It's interesting indeed.

It's my great honor to have known one great teacher, Assist.Prof. Chumna Pasue, a faculty member of Buddhism Faculty. A result of this hard works for MCU over the last 4 decades bring us together today. To me he is a great heroic man who took up all the responsibilities of teaching during his last stage of life to his last breath few days ago. A dedication that I have never seen before. His funeral ceremony will be held on this Saturday the 17th of August, 2013 at Wat Bangbumrhoo, Pinklow. I left this note to inform all of you, as a student, let's learn from his morally envisioned life and as a teacher, let imitate his virtue and great spirits. - Montra Leoseng

"The secret of any success lies inside your breath and endless hope..." - a mantra from montra

It was a gift well-wrapped with bright blue paper; given by my students since March 2013. I left it on my table for I thought it must be a book for note-taking. I forgot it completely. It was today morning that my mother unwrapped it. What we saw had shocked all of us. It went beyond my imagination. I read it again and again while my eyes were filled up with tears and then fell down slowly on every page.

I have been teaching for almost 17 years in many different universities from bachelor to ph.d. level but on the rare occasion that I find signs of genius. Believe me or not, all of them are from Mahachula MCU, BA program.

I was real amazed today how one could possibly answer my very tough question within 10 minutes right after learning "new knowledge" in Ecology. To the quesion of why abiotic factors are very important to the survival of the human, Phra Phra Huynh Quoc Tuan from Vietnam answered that "The biotic factors are very important to the survival of the human because the human live in the world which is mainly made of and affected by abiotic factors such as air, fire, water, soil. Lacking of one of them or the balance of those abiotic factors could make difficult for the survival of the human."

This is the power of wisdom that possess in one who adopt sila and concentration into their life for quite long. As a teacher, my well wish is the seed we planted today will soon be blossomed with glory and metta. Sadhu Sadhu.

In the last 4 years, I received an early morning call whenever a special occasion had come, especially new year occasion, teacher's day, songkran festival, and even my birthday anniversary. A call sent full of blessing, best wishes and gratitude to me. Today, I also received a call and messages as usual. Lord Buddha said that gratitude is the attitude of a good person. "He/she who has received kindness from others and then harms them with evil, this ungrateful person will not attain properity". I wish that the graditude my monk student kindly offer will protect him from all harms and bring more abundance, prosperity and happiness that he ever thought. Sadhu Sadhu Sadhu You made me feel proud to be a teacher for monks from various lands.

"In the world of drugs and ways out", a very informative and fruitful seminar for the 2nd year MCU international students. My thanks go to Phra Yod Chayawanso from Wat Phrasrimahathatu Bangkaen and Phra Vinai Piyawanno who kindly feed us with a new knowledge to broaden our views on Man and Society. Thanks to Ajarn Duangdee for kind help on the arrangement of the meeting room. Thank you so much na ka. Sadhu Sadhu.
Pagoda is her soul.. she dedicated her day and night long for cleansing the ordination hall of Wat Chanrangsai for Khatina ceremony.
Lovely and lively girl from Hochiminh City.
Absorbing the beauty of Khmer Art through the history of war and their uniqueness ~ Wat Chanrangsai, HCM city.

Khmer Vietnamese performers, they are factory workers who spent their evening to practice different cultural dance in order to conserve their own cultural identities in a new socialist country of Vietnam. I so admire their dedication.

Should this voice be heard, please know that tomorrow I will arrange a very simple graduation party for all our leavers, my 4th year students of BA, Faculty of Buddhism, MCU. All BA MCU students/staff are very welcome to join, starting from 15.00 hrs onwards. 

27 March 2012
2013 New Year Celebration with Assoc.Prof.Dr. Chatchapol Chungchoo and our Renewable Energy UNDP/UNJP team including Nong Jam and Taecha 25.12.12 @Oyao Restuarant, Kasetsart.
In this paper, I would like to express, from ecological point of view based on my own flooding experience, how the flood damages ecosystem and its impact on MCU campus, my university as much as I have seen and understood while living with flood there.

"I am unfortunately experiencing bullying incident!" ~ Dear students, thank you very much for your concern. I am a bit surprised how come the students are well aware of the situation. I must say that the reason I decided not to take BUDDHIST ECONOMICS course because I am being bullied at work. I have been repeated attacks including intimidation, procasination and harassment. Since the abuser/bully continues "her" actions, I then documented everything that happens, including submitting a strong evidence and made a formal complaint to the Rector. The committee team is now being set up to investigate whether the Director is revealed to have committed "a socially and legally unexceptable act" or not. Since the investigation process starts, I feel I should not involve in an unfair practice under her leadership until the case comes to an end. I am ok. Bullying incident can happen to anyone of us. Let leave this case with senior leaders of the university to show the strength of morality and equity. I still insist to help the sangha community to show the gratitude to my Great Teacher, Phra Upalikhunupamajarn though experiencing bullying incident. I believe the dhamma and all good deeds I have done will protect me. Sadhu Sadhu.

I think this is a problem of "just one person" that misunderstood her leading role and turned up to be an abuser.

The result of investigation is, honestly speaking, out of my concern for abusing her power due to the jealousy already brings "shame on her". She can not be any leader once she let the jealousy arises in her mind.



77 Provincial Slogans in Thailand

กรุงเทพดุจเทพส้ราง เมืองศูนย์กลางการปกครอง วัด วัง งามเรืองรอง เมืองหลวงของประเทศไทย

• แคว้นโบราณ ด่านเจดีย์ มณีเมืองกาญจน์ สะพานข้ามแม่น้ำแคว แหล่งแร่น้ำตก
• A province of ancient community, three pagodas pass, precious stones, River Kwae Bridge, Minerals and waterfall resources.

จังหวัดจันทบุรี• น้ำตกลือเลื่อง เมืองผลไม้ พริกไทยพันธุ์ดี อัญมณีมากเหลือ เสื่อจันทบูร สมบูรณ์ธรรมชาติ สมเด็จพระเจ้าตากสินมหาราช รวมญาติกู้ชาติที่จันทบุรี
• Magnificent Waterfalls, Fruit City, Good Breeding Peppercorns Loads of Gems, Chanthabun Mat, Fertile Nature, Gathering Place of King Taksin the Great’s Liberation Army

• แม่น้ำบางปะกงแหล่งชีวิต พระศักดิ์สิทธิ์หลวงพ่อโสธร พระยาศรีสุนทรปราชญ์ภาษาไทย อ่างฤๅไนป่าสมบูรณ์
• The Bountiful Bang Pakong River,the Sacred Buddha Image of Luangpho Sothon, Phraya Si Sunthon the Scholar of Thai Language, and the Pristine Ang Rue Nai Forest

• ทะเลงาม ข้าวหลามอร่อย อ้อยหวาน จักสานดี ประเพณีวิ่งควาย
• Beautiful…

Wrap-up (Units 12-14)

Unit 12

To-infinitive of purpose ในหนังสือเน้น 2 แบบ คือ

1. (In order) to + v.1, s + v + o

Ex. In order tokeep yourself fit, you should excercise every day.
To keep yourself fit, you should excercise every day.

สามารถเขียนสลับกันได้ เช่น
You should excercise every day in order tokeep yourself fit.
You should excercise every day to keep yourself fit.


เพื่อที่จะ = เป็นการสื่อถึงวัตถุประสงค์ (purpose) ดังนั้นวลีที่ อ. เน้นสีเหลืองนั้นคือ วลีที่บอกจุดประสงค์นั่นเอง ภาษาอังกฤษเรียกว่า To-infinitive of purpose 

Infinitive = v.1 (base form)

2. For + n + to + v.1, s + v + o

Ex. For a store to get more customers, it has to be aware of the quality of products.

แบบที่ 2 นี้มีความหมายไม่ต่างกันกับแบบที่ 1 ด้านบน เพียงแค่โครงสร้างในการใช้ต่างกัน
ดังประโยคด้านบน คือ For a store to get more customers, it has to be aware of the quality of products.

จริงๆแล้วมันมีหลายแบบในการเขียนสื่อถึงจุดประสงค์ ลองอ่านเพิ่มเติมจากลิ้งค์นี้

You rock! คืออะไร

You rock! คือสำนวนยอดนิยมในภาษาอังกฤษที่มีความหมายคล้ายกับ You are really great. ประมาณว่า คุณสุดยอดมาก / เยี่ยมมากนาย / เจ๋งมากเพื่อน 
เราใช้พูดในการชื่นชมใครสักคนที่ทำอะไรบางอย่างประสบความสำเร็จ หรือทำอะไรก็ตามที่คู่ควรต่อการชื่นชม ก็สามารถพูดได้ว่า You rock! 

จริงๆมีการใช้คำว่า rock ในหลายๆบริบทที่เห็นบ่อยๆคือ  
1. I look at the most beautiful rock on her finger. rock ในที่นี้หมายถึงเพชร
2. I love rock music. rock ในที่นี้แปลว่าหนักหน่วง หรือหนักแน่นสื่อถึงเสียงอุปกรณ์ดนตรี เช่น กลอง กีต้าที่หนักแน่น
3. Several quakes rock Bangkok. rock ในที่นี้ก็มีความหมายคล้ายกับคำว่า shake หรือ hit ส่วนใหญ่ใช้กับภัยธรรมชาติ 
4. He is as dumb as rock. rock ในที่นี้ใช้ในลักษณะเปรียบเทียบ คือ ... as dumb as rock = โง่มากๆ 
5. I am afraid his complaints are on the rocks. on the rocks ก็มีความหมายคล้ายกับ in trouble มีปัญหา/ประสบปัญหา