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The Power of Ya Mo
« on: August 31, 2018, 11:41:33 AM »
For the past three and a bit years I have been working in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  The roads there are terrible and every day you would see one or more accidents on the half hour journey between house and work.  So every time I came back to Korat for a holiday I would go to Khun Ya and ask her to make sure that I was not involved in a road accident in Riyadh.  Well, this worked perfectly as I was never involved in an accident. 
Yesterday, I arrived back at Suvarnabhumi, my Saudi adventures finally at an end.  My brother in law collected me from Suvarnabhumi, but an hour into the journey we were involved in an accident. Nothing serious, no injuries and not too much damage.
This afternoon I will be going to Ya Mo to thank her for looking after me in Saudi Arabia.  I will also be asking her to transfer my insurance cover from Saudi Arabia to Thailand.
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Re: The Power of Ya Mo
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2018, 01:09:14 PM »
Nice your back home safe. Believe in the spirits or not, The great yamo, has a history of ...

Ya Mo is that of a great Thai heroine honoured with a grand monument (the Suranari memorial) in the centre of Korat city. The monument is a sacred shrine embedding Ya Mo's guardian spirit which protects the people of the city. She is a grantor of protection, auspiciousness and good luck, and can fulfil wishes.

Of course people do worship other things not always for safe travel but more for their eagerness to get money. Yamo a good choice, or you could always try the Korat Lucky Golden Turtle ::)

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Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.
 

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Re: The Power of Ya Mo
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2018, 12:57:49 PM »
the power

Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.
 

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Re: The Power of Ya Mo
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2018, 04:42:10 PM »
A small part of an article from stickmanbangkok.com October 13th, 2002

By the time we reached Korat province, the skies were blue and it was as if we had reached another country.

Passing through Korat, we passed by the statue of Ya Mo, located in the centre of the city, which reminded me of a story that my girlfriend's mother told me recently… There was this homeless man sleeping in the central park in Korat city. He went over to the statue of Ya Mo and bent down, waiing deeply. He explained that he had no money for food, and no money for the journey back to his family in the countryside. He asked Ya Mo if he could provide him with 500 baht that he needed for food and the long ride home. All the while, a policeman was standing nearby, watching this homeless man. As he watched the homeless man, he heard the story and took great pity on him. The policeman delved into his wallet, pulled out 300 baht and handed it to the man. As the police officer walked away, the man waiied deeply to the statue of Ya Mo, thanking him for the 300 baht. He then said that next time you give me some money, give it directly to me because the policeman stole 200 baht of it before he handed it to me…
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.
 
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