Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Hua Lampong Station And the movie Big. Bangkok, Thailand


Last week we found the blessing machines in a Wat in Chinatown, but then another day in Hua Lampong Station we found two other ones so we decided that we had to try it out. Five bahts for a blessing that we cant even read! We got number 14, another thing I have to get translated. And nothing beats the location, next to a Transformer little toy machine and classic gumball.
Here´s the video we made with Big Kiddo, he didn´t want to put in the coin so I had to.  An old lady that was walking by stood transfixed at the farang family playing with the electronic buddha blessing machine!

The actual machine reminded me a lot of the movie Big, where a 14 year old boys finds a machine similar to this one and makes a wish that he could be bigger. One of my favorite movies I have to say.


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El papelito del 14
La semana pasada encontramos las maquinas de fortunas en un Wat en el Barrio Chino, pero luego encontramos otras dos en la Estacion Hua Lampong osea que decidimos probarla. Cinco bahts for una fortuna que ni siquiera puedo leer! Nos salio el numero 14, otra cosa para traducir. Y que mejor que su setting, a lado de un Transformer de jugetitos y una clasica bola de chicle.

Aquí un video que hicimos con Big Kiddo, el no quería poner la monedita y la tuve que poner yo. Una viejita que pasaba por alli se quedo pegada mirando a la familia farang que jugaba con la maquinita de buddha electrico que da fortunas!






A scene from the movie when he wants to be a kid again.



La maquina me hizo acordar a la pelicula Big, donde un chico de 14 años encuentra una maquina parecida y pide un deseo de ser mucho mas grande. Una de mis peliculas favoritas!






A trsin leaving the station for Ubon Ratchatani